May 11, 2011
I’m going to spotlight some recent etsy purchases from my bloggy-friends. The one thing they all have in common is the above statement written by my 12 yr old niece. (She’s a precocious child…not too much gets past this one). She had a birthday last month and since she’s always interested in the stuff I do when we visit, I thought I’d add to her little artsy-stash.
I went to Borders in search of Dawn’s book “Doodle Diary, Art Journaling for Girls". I had to go to the children’s section and I almost missed it. As you can see the size of this book makes it easy to overlook. I was lucky to nab one before they were all gone.
Last week I got this nice handmade Thank You card from said niece. In it she wrote the following:
Thank you for all the art supplies. I love them! I especially love the doodle diary. I’ve already learned a lot of new art things in it. In fact I’m using some of the things I learned in this card.
Just sweet, this card is! I just wanted to let you know, that 12 yr old girls dig this book. Kudo’s to you Dawn for creating it!
I was so happy when I received these prints from Rachel last week. I had to hunt down white frames for them, and then I added some red textured poster board (in lieu of $13 matting per piece) to the back to make the 9 x 12 prints work in the 10 x 13 frames.
I’ve created a Rachel wall in my spare bedroom, where I can share these colorful and insightful messages with family and friends who visit.
This is… without a doubt… my Favorite-must-have print. I need this gentle reminder.
Then there’s Aimee-with-Attitude!! I love her sense of humor…she never fails to crack me up because she ALWAYS says what she’s thinking. What a way with words this girl has. Like the card above says: When someone give you an odd look and grumbles “That’s not the way it’s done” just smile and wink and say “I know but its my way and I like it”. Talk about spunk!! She’s loaded! I could use a bit of her confidence that’s for sure.
Purchased 4 prints from Aimee at Christmas. I gave one away and didn’t click a pic of it, shoot!
A little reminder on our dry-erase board as I enter or leave the house each day.
And I have to mention my very first etsy purchase. It was from the VERY TALENTED Rebecca of Penny Lane Ink. I totally fell in love with her girly-postcards. I even did a whole post last summer about it HERE.
My new philosophy is I WILL support the artists that I like here in blog-land. No, I won’t buy something just to buy it. If I can afford it and it speaks to me, I’m getting it! Because I’ll tell you one thing …..you won’t find this quality and these unique type of things at Wal-mart or Target. Why not be the first on your block with a fun artsy item on the forefront?
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- By day...I work in the Healthcare field, where every .. i.. has to be dotted and every ..t.. has to be crossed. This blog is the place where I can let myself go and have some fun. I am on a journey. A journey I started a long time ago, but it has been a bit sidetracked with Navy Wife relocations and raising kids. I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and I have got some time for me. No, I will not be one of those moms walking around the house with Empty Nest Syndrome, I have got way too much to do, to learn, to create. Sure, once the kids are gone I will miss them....but hey, there is always the phone, the email, the texting and the Plane tickets! I love my life and my family and It is fun moving into this new stage. I am into Digital Scrapbooking, photography, journaling, Art Journaling and Drawing. I am a do-it-yourselfer and I am trying to teach myself to draw. I am finding that it takes a lot of patience, lots of practice and a good eraser! And if you're really curious there's a 3 part Interview by Eileen: HERE All the best, Eden