Monday, May 17, 2010

Monday Market

Good Morning Friends! Isn't this pear just adorable? This is a creation from one of our newest Street Team members, Ilene of Happy Valley Primitive !
Ilene is a stay at home mom, who loves to create primitive items for your home. She pays close attention to detail making her items one of a kind and very unique.

I hope you get a moment today to browse her shop. Along with these items she also does some of the cutest dolls, love their faces! Ilene is new to Etsy but has been selling her creations at craft shows for many years. We welcome Ilene to the Etsy community!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Happy Sunday!

It has been so long since my last blog post, and I apologize for that. I have been going through one of the dreaded "creative slumps" and have barely picked up a brush in days, not alone have any finished projects to share. I know that this is temporary, but boy do I hate these times. So I have been busy with outside work when the weather permits. It has been raining, or dreary, almost every day this week, so maybe I can attribute that to my slump....:) I know that as artists we all go through these times, where we just don't know what we want to create.......sometimes I feel like "been there done that", I want something new!!

A good thing comes from this though......with no pictures to share, or events coming up I have an opportunity to just write......and visit with my friends. I have been reading all your blogs, and marveling at all your creations.......of course at the same time hoping to become inspired myself. I have noted though in my travels from blog to blog, so many pulling away from blogland, and although I understand time restraints, it saddens me. I will miss these people that have become a part of my daily life, and I wish them well, and hope in time they return. Although I don't post daily, or sometimes even weekly, I just can't imagine not having this outlet. Not only to share my work, but to stay connected to such a wonderful group of creative people. Weather it is your home, your family traditions, your favorite all enrich my life beyond measure. You have given me an opportunity to share in your struggles, your triumphs, your sorrow, and your joy, and in doing so, I am blessed with more compassion, more gratefulness, and the simple joys of friendship.

My wish for you today is that you have a wonderful Sunday doing what brings you joy. As I am writing this the sun is starting to peak out and it looks as if we might have a beautiful till next time, as always........God Bless.