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I enjoy arts and crafts and dabble in just about anything. I've been doing so since childhood. My Etsy shop consists mainly of decoupage light switch and outlet covers. I also paint (mainly with acrylics), do mosaics, and draw with charcoal and other mediums.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

I'm Baaaaack!

Sorry I didn't post sooner.  I've been back since Feb 6th, but these past couple weeks at my day job have been incredibly busy and all I want to do when I get home is crawl into bed.  Things appear to have picked up in the shop right where I left off.  I do have to say this vacation was exactly what I needed.  I am excited about the possibilities to come in 2012.  I hope to feature 1 shop per week on this blog once I get a set schedule in order so I can stick to it.  I have A.D.D. therefore I need structure.  lol  I will be doing the March of Dimes again this year, so starting in March or April, all proceeds form my shop will be donated to the March of Dimes again.  A few more friends of mine have opened shops on Etsy, so I hope to introduce them to all of you fairly soon.  So...here's what I've been up to while my shop was on vacation.

I had some free time to work on some larger scale projects like this acrylic painting of a squirrel.  The inspiration came from a photo a friend posted on facebook of a squirrel doing this in his back yard.
It isn't finished yet.  There are still some things I'd like to add and others I'd like to change, but here it is so far.

Also, this year was the first year that I entered the Postcard Salon at the local art museum.  This is an event where local artists can submit up to 5 pieces of art which can be anything as long as you can hang it and as long as it measures 4" X 6."  A couple friends and I entered together and it was an awesome experience.  We had a great time!  There were over 1,000 entries!  I've decided to list this year's postcards on Etsy.  However, next year I will not list the ones that have been on display at the museum.  I may make other 4" x 6" pieces of art, but if they are in the Postcard Salon from here on out, the only opportunity to buy them will be the night of the salon at the museum.  So I suppose this year is a rare opportunity.  I really enjoyed making them and the experience of entering with friends and being involved in such an event.  Here are the postcards that I entered that are not listed on Etsy.

I wanted to use all different styles and techniques and just have fun with it.  There is another exhibit coming up in the Spring and I hope to have some unique pieces by then.  I also hope my friends will be joining me in entering that exhibit as well.  Exciting things in the works for 2012!

How is everyone out there in internet land doing?