Friday, June 29, 2007

Let Nature Inspire

We just came back from a family camping trip and I wanted to share this amazing example of perseverance. This beautiful tree is majestically holding onto the cliff that used to be there. It is absolutely stunning but it looks like it is reaching out with all of it's limbs to just to hold onto its place in the world. I just thought this was an inspiring image and wanted to share it with everyone.
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Saturday, June 16, 2007

Our Supply Store is OPEN!

We have got our supply store on Etsy up and running and I think it is going wonderfully. I am really excited about the items we have picked to sell and the combinations we are using. We are hoping to offer enticing packages for the artist that wants to try something new and different at a good value. I can’t wait until people find our store and we start getting hearted. Please stop by a take a look and let us know what you think or perhaps something you might like to see for sale in the supply department.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Gwynn's Goodies will be arriving SOON!

I am so excited about our next endeavor. We are going to be selling supplies on Etsy for jewelry and packaging. I am always looking to try out new beads and different size packaging without having to buy a huge amount of stuff so I thought that if I wanted to buy like that then perhaps other people are like me so that's what got the whole thing started. My mom also thought it would be a great idea to sell kits of necklaces so people can have the satisfaction of creating something themselves. The picture featured here is probably going to be one of the designs we sell. Together with these two ideas we creating something new and fun. We almost have all the supplies in so we will be sure to annouce when eveything is going to start and we hope to see you there.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

The World of Mini Things

I am so excited about a new project we are going to do for ourselves. We are going to try and build a small scale castle in our backyard out of little cement bricks and cylinders that we are creating. We thought it would be really great to build a moat and hook it up to a pump and do a whole little village inside the castle with people and such and most of my family wants to help.

We are also going to create small scale living room scenes at Christmas time. My grandmother used to have one that got brought out every Christmas and you could spend forever looking at all the details that went in to. It was like a lantern size box with plexi glass in the front. We are going to use these wonderful wallpaper samples we got to do the walls and we got fabric to do the furniture. I think it will be time consuming but a lot of fun. I will post some pictures of everything when we get started.

Monday, June 4, 2007

I recently was in the mood to paint and I really wanted something that would make me smile. I took the big plunge and painted straight on canvas (which I never do). The picture took a life of its own and ended up so much better then what I had in my head. It is inpired by a painting my son did with crayola watercolors and a black pen so he was giving me instructions on his technique (you got to love directions for a 6 year old) and this is what happened. My picture is the one on the right and his is the one on the top. My orignal picture has much brighter and bolder colors then this scanned version. I just love it when something turns out well.

TAG, I'm IT.

I got tagged by Tigergirl and now I get to share 7 weird things about myself
1. If someone says a couple of words that match a song I tend to sing the rest of the line.
2. I love to randomly dance around the house while cleaning in my PJ’s
3. My second toe is bigger then my first toe.
4. I love whip cream straight from the can.
5. I never drink straight from the milk jug
6. I always try to find one good quality in every person I meet (even the super cranky ones)
7. My mom and I like to make up stories about the people living in the houses we drive by.

For those who have been tagged: the object of this game is to get to know each other a little. List 7 weird things about yourself and tag 7 others. Don't forget to list them and leave a comment on their blogs to let them know they've been tagged.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

The Little Black Dress

This is a new item that we are featuring and its a "Ladies Night" theme. This first one showcases a little black dress, purse, shoes and a boa. It has a pair of freshwater pearl earrings made with sterling silver beads and sterling silver ear wires. I believe that this simple but elegant pair of earrings will go with so many different outfits and that this is the ultimate girly card that anyone would be happy to receive