Monday, September 16, 2013

A Perfect Match


I have had this painting for quite some time.  I love the colors.  But I have had the hardest time photographing anything in my apartment.  There is never good lighting, try as I may.  The yellow and green background are brighter and it is a happy painting.  It goes with my new colors I remodeled with.  I love the citrus tones.  

Not too long ago I found this fabric at Joannes. It is a HGTV Home Decor fabric and I fell in love with it.  Again with my lighting issues these photos are a tad brighter than it really is, but once I got it home it was amazing to see how well it matched this painting. The painting has some teal in it and there is the same teal in the fabrics.  Not a normal color combination but I keep getting drawn to it.  So I am making a few accessories for the living area.  It feels so good to be creating again:)


Saturday, September 7, 2013

I Remodeled This Summer

Wow it is September, and this is a very good thing.  This is officially the busiest summer I have ever had.  I have missed blogging, sewing and anything creative.  Though, it has been worth it all!  My boss bought a new building and we had the BIG move to make.  Moving an office is not a job for the faint of heart.  But more on that later.... I also went through a remodel in my apartment. In hindsight it would have been much easier to move!  I had to move everything out of my bedroom and studio so new carpet could be put in. Then everything had to be moved from the rest of the place back in the two rooms so the wood floors could be put in, THEN it all had to be unpacked and put away.  I did get new furniture and did some painting.  Now that it is all done I am ready to relax and enjoy the fall weather and holidays. Cant wait to start creating again.
This is my Bunny Hutch, the picture on the right is called "Fairy Thief" It was made by an awesome artist named Joanne May.  I won this print earlier this year and I couldnt wait to get this remodel done so that I could hang it up. 
Moving Books in no fun, but still love them, better than ebooks:)

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Display Ideas

I have been lucky enough to be in some local shops over the years.  One of the very best things you can do to help your sales and stand out from your competition is to create unique display settings. I think this is really important at craft shows as well.  I have always had a very unique style and the two terms used the most to describe it is "pink" or "Gail-ish"  :)  But drawing the crowds eye your way is worth the effort.  Using object that have been reinvented or in a different way is fun.

With this being a new year, I am full of new ideas and changes that will be totally new for me.   My job really takes up so much of my time, but very blessed to have it and even more blessed that I LOVE it.  Even so I have been doing some event planning.  I really have fun with that and it fits into a business plan I have been working on for a couple years.  So we will see what the Universe has in store with that dream.  But I have been sketching some Art Dolls.  I think they are a very original idea and I cant wait to share them.  I just need to get this off the ground first. I just dont want to give away my idea yet. :) But, this is what got me thinking about displays.  I want to incorporate my dolls and bears into a wonderland display all their own.  Its an exciting prospect. I just hope to find more time to balance my work and my creative dreams!

I thought I would share some of my display ideas from the past. Maybe they will give you some ideas for a display for your next craft show or photo shoot!

Happy Creating, Gail