Love Lives Here

Love Lives Here

I created this piece for the art class I am taking.  I love making wall art!!  But how cool would this one be on a round cutting board or lazy susan?  Coasters?   I’m going to make some.  😀
“Who Inspires Me?”  {A Blog Hop}

“Who Inspires Me?” {A Blog Hop}

A few weeks ago, my incredibly talented friend Harriet Mellor featured me on her blog as part of the “Who Inspires Me? Blog Hop.”  I was so flattered and honored!  You can read her post here. I met Harriet in a Make Art that Sells class that we both took from Lilla Rogers last fall.  I have always admired Harriet’s work.  She has a very distinct style.  It’s delicate, yet bold at the same time. She has lived in many countries around the world, and her rich background shows up beautifully in her work!  She also has a great sense of humor.   These are a few of my favorite pieces: This was the piece that got her a place in the top 50 for the Global Talent Search.  It reminds me of a vintage seed packet:   Harriet recently had her artwork licensed with Phoenix Trading.  Look at this great embossed card!   Click here to visit Harriet’s website and blog to see more of her stunning work! ***** Now I have to answer a few questions about myself: QUESTION #1 WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON RIGHT NOW? Right now I am working like crazy on lots of wholesale orders.  Gift shops are gearing up for the holidays, and they are beginning to re-stock their polka dot mitten products.  (you should see the mess that is our kitchen and garage right now!)  In my spare time, I have been trying to design some greeting cards and coordinate patterns. I’d love to start submitting my art to card companies, and/or produce my own greeting cards for wholesale. QUESTION #2 WHY DO YOU...
A day of rest. Sort of.

A day of rest. Sort of.

I took the day off from the store today!  My awesome dad works for me quite often (and my mom, too) so I can have a break.  Rather than getting all caught up on wholesale orders, I decided to go shopping.  I bought a few organizational things for the house.  I came home and played with Paisley for a bit, and went to get my brother’s dog to hang out with us (he owns All That and a Bag of Chips in Saugatuck, so he works all the time too).  Then I rearranged the living room and the mud room, and made it look all cozy for Fall.  (I resisted the urge to break out the Fall decorations, though.  That will have to wait until at least the first official day of Fall.)  I made a healthy dinner for the family (turkey meatloaf, sweet potatoes, and green beans).  Then I painted just for the fun of it.  Just tucked in the kids, and I’m procrastinating getting started on the pile of orders on the counter…. so I did a quick little blog post.  Here’s what I painted.  Not done yet!  I’ll have to pick up where I left off some other day when I feel like...
A Summer Night To-Do List

A Summer Night To-Do List

I really need to slow down a little bit.  Last week I had a little panic attack.  I actually thought it was my heart, but thankfully, it was not.  Fortunately I have an assistant now, and she is making thing go much more smoothly around here!  Cheers to the demands of a growing business!   I do have a summer “bucket list.”  I want to clean out my closet. I want to go to the beach at least one time (since we live all of 5 minutes a way from Lake Michigan and all), I want to go on my dad’s boat at least once, I want to swim in my parents’ pool.  I want to do more fun things with my kids.  I want to have a night out with my friends at least once a month.  I also want to sit outside, listen to the stars, and catch fireflies.  What’s on your summer bucket...
Create Your Own Sunshine

Create Your Own Sunshine

I am usually a BIG fan of winter.  I have always loved winter more than summer.  Christmas and my birthday are both in winter.  I was thrilled when we had lots of snow for this past Christmas!  If it’s going to be cold, we better have snow! But now that we are into March, and we have not seen grass since who knows when… I’m actually ready for winter to be done.  I’m pretty sure that the snow piles on our street will be here until May.  We’ve had very few sunny...
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