Wednesday, March 31, 2010

spring prints and getting ready

I've been squeezing in as much carving, printing, and sewing as I can in order to have a shop update on Thursday. For some reason umbrellas are making me incredibly happy. I made two more yesterday! There was a quiet calm as dinner was cooking itself (my favorite kind!), my son was working on his research paper (the history of the piano) and my daughter was making a book about rocks and minerals (just because). I realized that I didn't HAVE to put the laundry away... so I sat down beside my girl and drew two new umbrellas. In the process it started to hail outside. We were all cozy by the wood stove, the smell of  vegetable chowder was tickling our noses, and I had a huge rush of contentment. You know the ones that take your breath away and make your eyes water... with gratitude. It was gone in the blink of an eye... the phone rang, the kids started fighting over a Pandora station, and the biscuits got a little dark (ahem). Writing it down helps keep the sweetness close by... somehow.

Oh yes, back to prints. I'll have a few spring  note card sets like the umbrellas above and the birds/garden below.


I've fallen in love with the little sized Moleskine journals and will add these to the shop, as well.






I got into my sewing groove and will have 7 or 8 burlap buckets along with some other new items... here's a peek at a couple pre-photoshoot...
 
Hoping for a brighter day (and no hail) to take some good photos! Are you having sunshine today where ever you might be?
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19 comments:

  1. I keep seeing all of the things you and other artist/crafter/bloggers are making and I'm getting a bigger and bigger urge to start making more things myself. I think I need to focus on graduating first, but I have so many ideas that I need to sit down and start playing with. ^ - ^ Also, I really, really love your burlap buckets.

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  2. Oooh! I am really loving the umbrellas. :)

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  3. Those moments are the best indeed, and absolutely worth remembering. Thank you for sharing.

    And your drawings are gorgeous!

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  4. You make such beautiful things...I love your prints.

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  5. We're having hailstones too! And even a little snow.. Very unusual for March in Ireland. Loving your umbrellas, you've inspired me to try carving. It looks like great fun!

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  6. we are in SW connceticut and are awash in this soaking rain. i surely do hope the sun makes an appearance later today...otherwise i shall sprout gills and webbed toes and fingers. it has been good for sewing and crafting, as you say. love your results!

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  7. these little moleskines are adorable! Sweet and simple and gorgeous!
    Cheers , Helen

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  8. I love your moleskin journals and your buckets. Hoping to be able to get a few after we are settled after our move.
    Sounds like you been a busy lady.
    Sun is shining here in Illinois...finally. It's a little cool, but it's sunny. I will take what I can get.
    Have a blessed Easter!

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  9. i love the natural feel of all your products. those burlap buckets are so cute & functional!

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  10. So nice. I'm getting back to making stuff, too, but I need to get my creative urges together with my etsy urges and pull packaging and listing together. Sometimes, that is as big an investment of time as creating!

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  11. why yes, maya, thanks for asking! it was COLD yesterday, but today is gorgeous and sunny and there are so many new buds on the trees! hope the sun finds you soon! ;)

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  12. Yes, I know exactly what you mean, those moments in time.. Preciously brief quite often, but so so wonderful.
    (I love the stamps!)

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  13. gret prints! Luv the bumble bee! Lol, we had hail again yesterday, but less than the day before. Curious on your veggie chowder recipe!!

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  14. great stuff...you really have bben quite busy!

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  15. I Love these the color of the background was the right choice of color. These are so cute it's so good to be able to look at your kids and know that we are all here and that everyone is safe and with the good meal cooking the weather bad outside.

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  16. these are so wonderful They remind me of the lino cuts I did in University, but much simpler - no press required! You have been so prolific too. If I made those stamps though, I would have a serious stamping problem. You would find umbrellas, and moths stamped absolutely EVERYWHERE! They're lovely!

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  17. Thanks for stopping by on my blog Maya and thanks for your kind wishes!

    Liz x

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