Some of What I’ve Been Up to Lately

Painting. Lots and lots of painting! 🙂

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Slowly Increasing My Exposure

I have had an Etsy store for a while now (BeautifulEverydayArt). However, most of my art, pottery, and quilt sales thus far have been made to family, friends, and coworkers. So I figure if I am going to commit to making art, I definitely need to get that art seen more.

A small step in that direction happened last night when I posted my first business Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/beautifuleverydayart/). I am very excited about it, and it will keep me from clogging up my friends’ personal Facebook feeds with pictures! 🙂 On it will be my pieces listed for sale, as well as posts related to arts and crafts of all kinds. Check it out, if you have a minute. There’s not a lot there yet, but it will be growing soon!

Happy Monday, and have a great week!

A Few More of My Projects

So it is summer again, and with more sunshine and longer days, I get the itch to make things. Since I have not posted in quite a while, I figured I would share some of my fairly recent creations with you.

I am still quilting, but have now begun also fluid painting. The partially random aspect of it is pretty addicting. It’s like each painting is an exciting mini-adventure! Now that these paintings are dry, the process of resin-coating and framing them begins. I am so very thankful my husband is so tolerant of my creative messes all over the house! And, once again, I apologize for the poor quality of my photos! The colors really are much more vibrant in person 🙂

Have a fantastic day, and a great week, everyone!

A Quick Update

Hello, everyone, and a Happy Easter this weekend to those who celebrate!

Since it has been ages (yet again) since I have posted, let me give you a quick rundown of what’s been up. Unfortunately, not much. 2017 ended on a high note, but so far 2018 seems to be a series of minor disappointments thus far.

  • Pottery – There has been none made. My wheel is collecting dust by the inch at this point. It makes me sad to think about.
  • Sewing – I have completed almost half a dozen quilts since my last posting, and actually sold a few. Yay! Also, more commissioned quilts coming in the near future.
  • Life in general 2017 – The high point was that we spent Christmas in Germany (possibly a post on this in more detail later). It was my first trip to Europe, and it was *wonderful*! People were kind, travel was smooth, and the food was outstanding. Our layover on the way there was in Paris, and I have never tasted a better croissant. I cannot wait for another trip! Hopefully, our next one (2019?) will be to Ireland, which has always been on my bucket list.
  • Life in general 2018 – Nothing exciting to report so far. Life goes on, work goes well (thank God!), and I am forever trying to find more time and more motivation to make things. We are gearing up to house hunt in the fall, so hopefully being in a house rather than an apartment will allow for more crafting room. I also have some ideas that have been percolating for a while for a Young Adult novel.

And so, that’s it, in a nutshell. Onward and upward! For those of you in a similar situation as I am, don’t give up! We can do this, right? Rejiggering things so that we have more time, and ample cash flow to pursue our passions can’t be *that* hard, can it? 😉

Stay safe, well, and happy!

Some of My Projects

Here are some photos of a few of my sewing projects from the past year. There are (many) more items that I either do not have photos of, or are no longer with me. This is just a sample. Quilts, baby dresses, bags, and more recently, neckties. I also apologize in advance, since most of these photos were just taken quickly with my cell phone, for my own reference. 🙂 Hope you like them!

Have a fantastic day!