Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Artfully Meandering: Bead Soup Blog Party

Yep... I'm a bit mad (I've been thinking in British-isms lately... "mad" in the sense of "crazy"). I've signed up for two e-courses and the 5th Bead Soup Blog Party in the middle of moving to Kansas. I think I like my life complicated or something.

In the middle of packing, I managed to finish off and pack up my Bead Soup to my partner, Cynthia Abner over at Created Treasures. I didn't take pictures of the beads as I have so much to do, but I took a simple picture of the packaging. I had so much fun putting the package together and now it is off in the post.

Just a gratuitous cutie-pie picture of my teenager, little Miss Molly!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Artfully Meandering: Dreaming of Spring

I think three days of dreary gray, rainy skies has me dreaming of bright, sunny, flowery spring. Greenville is a blooming place for a couple of months. When one tree finishes flowering, another set start blooming. Spring is delightful here in the foothills of the Old Smokies.

I'm experimenting with color palettes and learning Photoshop. My attempts are very elementary for the moment, but, like my lamp work and jewelry, with time I hope to improve. In the meantime, if you find the color palettes inspiring, please snag and post to your blog and show what you made! (And let me know, too, so I can link back to you.)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Artfully Meandering: More creamy floral

If you feel inspired by this color palette, feel free to snag and post the photo to your blog and show us what you made. I'd appreciate a link back, but more than that, please let me know if you made anything inspired by these colors. I'd love to see!

I have an idea for a journal noodling around in my head. Actually, it's been baking there for several years. Like 15. (Aiya! I can't believe I'm that old!) Anyway, ever since I saw the movie, The Saint, with Elizabeth Shue, I fell in love with her journal. It was an eclectic mix of art, sketches, poems, quotes, scientific formulae, business notes. I feel like that odd juxtaposition of mundane and beautiful creates interesting epiphanies between business ideas and creative ideas. I've decided to explore this mix a little more in my new blog, Kanna. That blog will be more business-y. I'm exploring that intersection between my day life and creative life. I'm not sure where it will go, but part of it is going to involve improving my photography. Lot's of playing involved! Yay!