Just a quick post- I wanted to show you the pins I have been working on. These are done on 2 inch wood circles, unlike my magnets, I collaged and hand painted the angels on each one. Every angel will be unique! I finish the back with vintage lace paper and add the pin. The photos were done quick, I wanted to get a couple listed for mother's day. I am enclosing a guardian angel prayer and gift wrapping each one. Perfect gift for mom! Listed in my ETSY store:andreatdesigns.etsy.com
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
My favorite thing about derby are the HATS- I love to wear hats.
Going to the derby is like participating in a huge hat fashion show. The styles range from the wildly insane to beautiful sophistication. You will rarely see the same hat twice and around every corner is a surprise. Now this is not just a "girl" thing, the guys like to show their style too!
Today's derby suggestion has some "hattitude". These are place card holders created by Amanda from A lovely Place to Land She has a great blog with the directions to this fun crafty project, that will add that special touch to a chic derby party.
Just a hint.....these are Styrofoam cups!!!!! Click here for the tutorial
Monday, April 26, 2010
It's derby week here in Kentucky! I want to celebrate with my ETSY finds all week! Check out my Louisville finds below in my ETSY favorites---
This is the famous twin spires that sit on top of Churchill downs. I took this photo two summers ago from the balcony of the jockey club suites.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Listed on Ebay a new angel. This is a 9x12 canvas, finished with beeswax. Click here to see the full painting.
She has a quote on her dress that reads- "All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother"
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I wanted to show you another collage on wood. This one is from my Bryant Park series. The background is full of sewing patterns and prints. The girls have a little bit of a goth feel. This one is going to my ETSY store. Here is a peek-
~Design a Life you LOVE~
SOLD- and going to Denmark-Thank you :)
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
This week I'm listing my original collages on ETSY. I do have a set of cards listed on ebay, but I am going to list on ETSY first and really concentrate on that store for a while.
Just added to my shop is this Garden Angel, click here to see the entire painting She is done on wood, I used vintage buttons and paper on her dress. She has dark brown hair and blue eyes. The quote that inspired me is one from William Shakespeare- "One touch of nature makes the whole world kin."
I thought it was appropriate for earth day, coming up this week. This would make a great mother's day gift, unique and one of a kind :) All my items will arrive gift wrapped, you will be all set for mothers day!
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
for now, the sunshine has been great!
I just wanted to keep you updated on my current listings. I'm sure anyone who sells on Ebay knows they love to increase the rates, with that being said, my plan is to decrease the amount of items I list on their site. I will keep all my newest items on ETSY and work to really promote my business there. I will list extras on Ebay and overstock of craft and art supplies. My ETSY store is listed to the right, just click and find your way to my online store and "gallery"
Next.......my latest original. Summer Sisters. This is a collage done on wood. I have it listed in my ETSY store. This picture is cropped, the original is 6x12. I did this one in bright blue and sunny yellow, one of my favorite color combos :)
Saturday, April 10, 2010
I took a great spring break with my sister and her kids. We visited Pensacola beach and had a wonderful time. The weather was great, and I needed to feel the warm sunshine. My husband stayed home with our dogs. My oldest dog Parker was diagnosed with cancer last fall and held on as long he could. When I got home his conditioned was much worse. We lost him this past Friday. He was friendly loving dog and part of my heart is missing.
Now if I can stop crying, I will get back to business :) This piece was finished just before vacation, entitled "Soul Sister" One of the dresses is made with a cool vintage lace paper. It will be available in print soon. I am going to hold on to the original for a fall art show.
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