I hope you have had a fantastic beginning to the new year. So far, 2012 has been super productive for tMD...but the year is still early. I start running out of steam around June :)
I've been busy in my studio, mostly trying to finish the mountainous work in progress pile that taunts me every time I walk into my creative space. Last week, I finished up three pieces for Valentine's Day. All three items are available in my Etsy shop.
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Even though I set a much larger goal for Valentine's creations, I am happy with the finished pieces.
Also available in my Etsy store (courtesy of Debutante mama-she's quite crafty too).
A lovely assortment of crocheted dish rags
And super cute flower topped ink pens (only $1 or free with any other purchase from my shop)
What are you working on for Valentine's Day? I would love to see your love (or anti-love) inspired work. Please share!
Since today was a lazy Midwestern winter's day (a weekend day in the Midwest when we hunker down in our homes to avoid frigid winds and icy roads) I grew a variety of handmade flowers using book pages, felt, grunge paper, and unstretched canvas.
This Midwest girl grew flowers on a snowy day.
A bouquet of 2 small felt roses and one small vintage quilt pansy.
A pink felt rose, paper rose made from old book (middle center. and right)
All of the textures and colors make me happy :)
I'm going to post them on etsy this weekend. I think they would make great embellishments for a variety of art projects. But I haven't decided whether to sell them as individuals, or sell them as a set.
Thoughts dear readers?
And for your thoughts, you will be entered to win my Just Because Giveaway.
The Just Because giveaway this month is JUST BECAUSE...
I LOVE TRUE BLOOD!
The winner of the drawing will recieve:
A "Team Eric" T-shirt (size M), a matching "Team Eric" coffee mug (I store my pencils in mine :), and a mousepad with fabulouse eye candy-my favorite True Blood vamp.
A winner will be determined via random.org on Saturday, January 21st and posted the following day on the Midwest Debutante blog. Don't forget to leave your email address when commenting so I can notify you if you win!
I apologize for disappearing for so long, but no worries, the Debutante has been hard at work building up an inventory of artsiness for my etsy store and local craft shows.
Dear, talented readers, I would LOVE your feedback about these pieces. I'm leaping into selling my art full time and need pointers on what works with my pieces and what doesn't. What are the pros and cons that you would consider as a buyer? as an art appreciator? What is the most important advice you have for a beginning etsy seller?
I may even have some super prizes for those of you who participate :)
I created the following pieces from mid-November thru December 2011: