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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2015 Resolutions, Kinda Sorta

The past year has been very fruitful for me creatively! I've branched out in my craft and I have taken a giant leap outside of my comfort zone and have started selling my work – yay! I am so grateful to have this passion, this fabulous creative outlet. It makes other, not so fun areas of my life bearable!

This year I plan to expand my craft again. I have started the mass New Year’s cleaning spree of the studio and so far I am pleased. Of course it looked better before I started making Fairy Doors (check back for my Grow Your Blog post January 25th for a chance to win one!) but overall I am happy that I can see the tables and find what I am looking for once again.

Every year I (and lots of other folks) look towards the future and make resolutions that will, hopefully, make it better. Last year for this blog I only had one, to post on here once a month and I did it! This year I do have a few more and I think they are totally achievable. So here they are:
I plan to post on this blog at least once a month! That is not overwhelming and I know that I can do it again this year!

I hope to increase my followers by participating in blog parties and by meeting people at craft fairs and through the Buy Nevada First shop. I love the online community. I have met so many amazing people and talented artists who inspire me to keep moving forward with my art!

Create more and stress less. My day job is stressful. There’s nothing I can do about that. It is what it is and since I need a job (and I actually like what I do) I will work with what I have to make sure that the stresses of my day do not spill over into the time I have with my family and friends. Art helps!

Finally, I plan on spending more time with my family and friends. This past year was filled to the brim with get-togethers, parties, trips and meals with those who mean the most to me and my life is richer because of it, I want to fill 2015 with more of the same.

That is my list. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful and safe New Year’s eve and a prosperous and healthy 2015!

Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

What a fabulous year!

I was looking at my first post of the this year and realized that while I have come so far I have several projects from quite some time ago that are still just waiting to be finished!

The mermaid hasn't changed at all

 my goblin detective did get new fabric for his hat and coat 
but it is still waiting to be made into those necessary items

 and poor Alice still has pins in her dress. 

The bird cage fairy is just about done, all she needs are her wings and 
then I'll try to get her into her home. We'll see how that goes.

I look at these projects and know that they are just waiting for their turn. This year I am using a cool little artist's planning calendar that I received from Adele at A for Artistic. It is such a wonderful tool. If you would like a copy email me at sunflwrhouseart @ and I will forward it to you. She has stated that it is meant to be shared and I am happy to spread the word. If you haven't visited AforArtistic you really should stop in. There are lots of classes and Adele also publishes an online quarterly newsletter that is phenomenal!

Of course I did accomplish a lot in 2014! I have my work in the local Artist's Co-Op and Visitor's Center, I did a major Arts and Crafts fair and I have about a dozen project designs in the works, including a cool little pin cushion giraffe that I am so excited about!

The end of the year was busy as usual , of course there was the added stress of an inhalation injury I suffered at work - darn bathroom spray, and while I didn't get all that I wanted complete, I did manage to make quite a few gifts and sketch out the details for some fun new things,

I am taking the next few days to clean the studio, organize the supplies that I have been rooting through and prepare the space for the new year. Right now it looks like a bomb went off in here! I tend to make a mess during my creative process and I have been busy creating in the studio, since July. Yep, it is time to clean!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a joyous Holiday season.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

I just joind the Grow Your Blog Party!

I am so excited to be taking part in the Grow Your Bog Party scheduled for January 25th 2015. I visited so many wonderful blogs last year that I couldn't wait to join in on the fun this year.

Vicki over at 2 Bags Full hosts this amazing event and has brought lots of bloggers together.

I hope you'll stop by on the 25th to check out my post and see what fun goodies I've created to give away for the party - let's face it, a party just needs presents!