Tuesday, April 29, 2008

I won! I won!

I am finally getting around to posting the give-a-way I won from Jen over at Sanctuary Arts.  A lovely set of note cards printed from one of Jen's original drawings...good enough to eat!  Thanx Jen, I love them!  Jen is so talented so pop on over to her blog and see what other creative things she has up her sleeve.  

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Arte Y Pico Award

The very lovely Rosie over at Rosie's Whimsy gave me this great award.  Go over there and say Hi!  Thank you so much Rosie...big hugs to you!

The rules for this award are:
1. You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogging community, no matter what language.

2. Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his/her blog to be visited by everyone.

3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her/him the award itself.

4. The award winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of Arte y Pico blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.

5. To show these rules.

 ... there are so many that I would like to nominate!!! In my attempts to share the wealth I picked 3 from my Girl boxmaker blog roll and 2 from my Blessed and Lucky blog roll.  It was a hard choice but I am nominating...in no particular order ***drum roll please***

Heather at Little Wonders

Renee at My special K's

Monday, April 21, 2008

Sunday, April 20, 2008

So how'd ya like them apples...

Apple Red that is...
My cousin's son (15 years old) built these chairs.  They have been sitting in my studio all winter long just waiting for a fresh coat of paint and a nice warm day.  Today was the day.  I primed them and painted them and best of all got them out of my studio and outside on the deck where they belong.  Killing two birds with one stone... also freeing up more space in my studio.  There is now one tidy corner in my space...a big step in the right direction towards getting organized.  

Now all I need is a bottle of wine and a bug zapper... I am realistic after all.  Obtaining a bottle of wine and a bug zapper are far more likely than finding a flat stomach and a nice tight @$$ in time for bathing suit season... but a girl can dream.  

Saturday, April 12, 2008

oh my poor neglected blog

Romantic Reds

I am still here!  Just busy.  This weekend I have a todo list the length of my arm and would be thrilled to get any number of the items crossed off.  I find such satisfaction in crossing things off a list.  I have a shelf and pictures to hang, 2 chairs to prime and paint (Home Desperate...er um Depot here we come), I want hang my paper rack and get my paper organized,  work on commission and ETSY stuff...(a girl just has to make stuff) , laundry... there is always laundry and the list goes on and on.  I think I convinced the husband that a trip to Home Depot would be a good rainy day family activity and then the prospects of using power tools later on today...that man is putty in my hands.  LOL.  Well I am off to hopefully go great things today and fingers crossed I can steal away some work time in my studio.  For now the baby thinks he wants to eat a bag of diapers... gotta run.  

Monday, April 7, 2008

and so it has begun...

I NEED to get my studio space organized! I am torn between spending what precious little work time I have on making stuff or organizing the space. However, I am finding my work table is becoming incredibly cluttered so making time to organize is a MUST (don't worry I am still getting my commission done and a few small projects for ETSY but I am holding off on starting any new projects this very minute).

I know that I will only have a small window of opportunity when the boys are otherwise occupied and my husband is willing to help me move all this stuff. He does not have the patience for me to move one thing and look at it for awhile, then move it again and again...nope... it is a one time shot so I have to get it right the first time! So I am working out my lay out.
I cut out small pieces of paper to represent all big stuff that needs a new home. I feel so powerful being able to move around my 1700 pound board shear with just the tip of my finger... when I know in actuality my husband would kill me if I even suggested moving it again... on second thought perhaps I should just plan to leave it where it is and make everything else work around it. Anyway... it is a start.

I dragged the family to IKEA this weekend. I got these pants hangers that will become paper hangers. Thank from "C" at Washi Wholesale for that great idea. I just need to hang the rod from the ceiling and then I can put my paper up. That will free up an extra table for more work space and it will be a much better storage system for my paper...not to mention hundreds of $$$ cheaper than buying a flat file storage system.

I got this little rack shelf too and as you can see it is already filled with usable paper scrap, felt and for now my buttons and bobble trays are living on the top. This too will have a new home too. I think I might end up needing another one of these tray towers???? hmmmmm???? I have totes full of stuff that I need to go through and determine what I can use, what I can toss and what can be stored away.

happy Monday!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

note to self...

Just in case you were wondering...
it is possible to eat your weight in jelly beans!

A very Excellent Award

Whoo hoo! Look what I got... Thanx Jen for the honor. As I step up to accept my award I must now recognize 10 other blogs that I feel are EXCELLENT! I nominate the following blogs for several reasons...they inspire me, they make me laugh, they make me think outside the box, they are entertaining or just simply because.

1. Jen over at Sanctuary Arts

2. Ryan at All Things Littlput

3. Kristen from Mommy Needs A Cocktail

4 Lisa Leonard at It's the Little Things

5. Rosanna posting from Rosie's Whimsy

6. Cindy at The Paper Studio

7. Kim from Today's Creative Blog

8. Heather at Little Wonders

9. Kelly from outnumbered mommy

10 Katie at where are the sens

OK Ladies...take awhile to bask in the glory and then if you so choose to accept this Excellent Blog Award you must also share the love and give this award to 10 others you deem worthy... it is ok to re-gift and give to someone who has previously received the award. So have fun and pass on this 'atta boy bloggy pat on the back for a job well done.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008