Monday, October 20, 2014

Postcard Art Inspired by Desiderata

Postcard Art Doesn't Take Days to Make and is Fun When the Theme Inspires


Postcard Art Inspired by Desiderata

Is anyone not inspired by Max Ehrmann's "Desiderata"? As soon as I heard that it was the theme June Crawford chose for the A Creative Dream fall postcard art swap, I signed up.

"Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence ... Be cheerful. Strive to be happy." What better way than to go through life with a smile. Did you know that smiles beget smiles and that the very act of smiling makes you feel better, calmer, more peaceful?

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Artsy Bloggers Roundup #344

Fall is certainly in the air this week. So we made homemade Halloween cupcakes for you!

The editors at Art Bead Scene take on a lovely autumn landscape painting for inspiration and Cherie took an autumn drive and let the turning leaf colors in Wisconsin inspire her art.

Finally, Tammy calls us down to earth by talking about the crafter and artist's conundrum - focus. How do you focus to get projects completed?

Me - I always have several going at once. I work on the one that has an upcoming deadline OR (when I have such luxury) the one that I'm currently inspired by.





Saturday, October 18, 2014

Saturday Craft Link Swap #255

We have a fun filled link round-up today.

Look at the cute sayings Carmi has sealed inside bottle caps. I’d love a wear a few of those dangling from my wrist. Great conversation starters.

Cyndi serves up directions for the ubiquitous wrap style bracelet everyone is wearing.

Lisa muses about a jewelry finding that simply called to her. Do craft supplies and toys ever call to you? Do they ever not do so?!

Finally, I designed some free Halloween cupcake toppers for you to download.

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