Re-discovering my natural creativity allowed me to look inward, enabling me to filter my world from my emotions and perceptions. This is who I am now. My art consist of mixed media and making jewelry from vintage finds. I love decorating my home, gardening, photography, journaling, traveling and working in my art studio. Most importantly is making time for my family and friends, that make my life good.
Junque Box Swap
A group of girls from around the United States just recently had a Junque Box Swap. You gave a list of the things you loved, favorite colors, things you collect, etc. to give your partner an idea about you. It was hosted by one of the most creative and talented young women that I know, Carrie. I felt fortunate that I had met my partner at the Enchanted Affaire Art Event in Manhattan Beach, Ca. I'm not sure if this made it harder or easier. Because I really wanted to make it special for her. She was such a talented and creative gal, that I wanted it to live up to her expectations. I found a vintage jewelry box and I took some of the flowers that I found at the flea market in France to embellish it. I also added a few other finds from France inside the box.
Here is a peak inside the box.
The is an adorable old card box that I found a couple weeks ago at a antique store in Iowa. I packed it full of vintage lace and fabric.
It was lots of fun to prepare for someone else, but it was just as exciting receiving a box in the mail prepared just for you. Mendy, a mixed media artist from Texas, sent me a beautiful box of goodies. I loved the colorful vintage ribbon and burlap flower with rhinestone embellishing the box. It was overwhelming the beautiful things you had packed inside.
Inside the box was filled with my favorites of vintage style fabric, lace and flowers. She monogramed my name of a piece of muslin, amazing artwork on cards, vintage paper, and more.
It is such a treat to participate in these events with such talented artist around our country. I feel lucky to just be a part of such an event.
Welcome to Vicki's of 2 Bags Full Blog Grow Your Blog Party ; I'm so glad you're here! Hundreds of bloggers are joining in on the fun of finding new blogs and meeting new blogging friends. I t's going to be a grand party...so, welcome to Grow Your Blog Party and Fox Hollow Tales. My blog is about my life outside of selling real estate, which includes life at home, gardening, cooking, decorating and entertaining. creating mixed media art, traveling to art events around the country & taking art & jewelry classes, I enjoy sharing my travels with you, since I have been fortunate to travel to many interesting destinations. And I love taking photographs. From time to time I love to give some tales of my Burmese kitties, Chopin and Monet I hope that you will come back and visit me often. Please take a few minutes to look around here, and perhaps even choose to follow me. In appreciation to those that sign up as my new follower
DEADLINE JANUARY 31ST! DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY... Foxhollow Studio welcomes RitaReade March 4th & 5th for 2 days of classes in the studio. If you do not already follow Rita on Instagram, you can see her daily post @mammabellarte & see how multi- talented this lady is. I met Rita in Italy on the Prone to Wander Retreat with Carolyn Peeler @pronetowanderretreats a few years ago. Rita grew up in Sicily and teaches Italian cooking classes in her home in California. She has lived in the states most of her adult life. She is an amazing artist and business woman and you will love her enthusiasm and generosity in sharing her skills. This is such a great opportunity to have her in our studio. If you would like to join in with us, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for detail on enrollment.
Welcome to Foxhollow Studio! I am so happy to share my Creative Space with you! ok....I went shopping today and added a lamp and some greenery. I love these things that make me get things done. Look at the difference....much better! I use my shelves above my work table to display some favorite items that I have made, received in swaps and were given as gifts by artist friends. This is a new color and a fresh look for me this year...take a look at last years studio pic. I love the new color and my chandelier! I must admit...after I saw Karen's jars covered with embellishments for holding her tools, I made some too! They were so much fun to do, that I made some and gave them away! I always enjoy finding vintage items for storing my tools, like this old bowl for my jewelry tools and the old metal drawers are great for jewelry parts with its divided compartments. I took an old water sprinkler for displaying the jewelry that I am making or its handy for when I w