Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Addicted to Color!

As a painter, I have been addicted to colors for as long as I can remember. I can spend hours in the craft store looking at the color of paints, yarn, or paper. There is just something about the colors of the world that draws me in and keeps me captivated.

One of my favorite Etsy sellers also seems to be drawn by the color wheel, incorporating and endless array of colors into her paper products such as greeting cards, gift tags and stickers. KittyKatKards is indeed a shop worth visiting for its creativity and beautiful work!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Learning How to Crochet Again

Good afternoon everyone!

Recently I decided to return to a hobby that I had a few years back, and though I was never good at Crocheting, I thought it would be a good way to relax in between painting projects and while dinner was cooking. Let me tell you, it is going pretty well. I picked up a few small books and am going to soon venture out into making something more than just rectangles, squares, scarfs and pot holders; I am going to make a hat... and not on my round loom (as quick and easy as that is). I am so excited! To celebrate my found again hobby I have posted some images and links from my favorite yarn, and yarn product stores on Etsy.... Enjoy!

folktale: yarn in an array of colors! Animal friendly too!

AmyGaines's Adorable patterns for fun!

Sylver Designs: Great patterns for the whole family!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Perfect for the Garden! Glorious Glass Garden

These Butterfly Feeders are magnificent! I absolutely love the vivid colors and the presence that multiples of these can have in the garden! Created by the Glorious Glass Garden, the butterfly feeders are a great gift for the mom, aunt, or green thumb in the family!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Love to Read??? You've got to check these out!

I cannot remember a time that I have not enjoyed reading! In fact, when I was in my early youth I used to read encyclopedias for fun! Was I a nerd? Yep, and I still am! Needless to say, when I happened upon these bookmarks I was in a reader's bliss! If you like reading you have got to check these out! Just lick on the photo above!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Creating, Designing and Thinking

Well, I have been busy the last few days thinking up some new designs as I take a week or so breather. My hubby is back home now, so creativity is coming a lot easier these days! It is so nice to have him back in the house encouraging me and keeping me in the art room; what can I say I have an amazing husband!

As far as designs go I will soon have an adorable sign for the bathroom, new patterns for magnets and dishwasher buddies, and much much more!

I have also been busy pondering about what the customers are wanting in their houses these days. So to make this blog posting a little more interactive, I pose this question to you all: What would you find helpful to have in your home or office? Just answer the question in a comment and I will be sure to stop by and see what you are looking for!

Make sure to check in with Art Whims regularly for new colors and designs!

Have a great day!!!

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