Sunday, May 24, 2009

Scrap lights

These Scrap lights are made from cardboard by some very creative dumpster divers. Check out for more! I found this over at apartment therapy

Friday, May 22, 2009

Super sweet

Wouldn't it be rad to win this? Madsen Cycles Cargo Bikes Go check it out and enter for yourself too!

Monday, May 18, 2009

I've been busy

Lately I've been a creative dervish working on a million things at once. I started several new paintings that aren't quite finished but I still want them up in the meantime! I have my artwork on almost every single wall of the house now. These are both on canvas using watered down acrylics. I'm still adding to them, but can't quite figure out what yet. Another view!
I finally made some dog collars! I used recycled jean, and some funky fabric from a vintage shirt.

And finally the dining room. We had an ugly light fixture fan with gold and wicker. Awful. Horrendous. Every time I looked at it I just wanted to change it, but we're renting, so I've been racking my brain to come up with some creative cover-up. First I got the idea to change up an old lampshade and hang it over the blaring lights, just to dim them out a little. As I was holding it up my husband said, "I think we can unscrew those fan blades..." Oh, I am so happy he thinks in a totally different way than I do! After taking the fan off and putting the lampshade on we have a completely different look! And when we move we can just put the fan back on and no one will ever know. In the background I've been painting dots on some tar paper as I feel like it. It's an easy way to get some variety.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The lost art of snail mail (and a giveaway!)

I've been thinking lately about how much I love receiving a colorful envelope in my mailbox, opening it up, and finding a sweet note from someone I love inside. I try to write letters to those I love from time to time, and I try to mail them, but many times I get as far as choosing the card and thinking about what to write before it gets shuffled into my piles of papers until months later when I find it and think, "Oh yes, that card, for that dear one... Now, what should I write? Hmmm." And the process begins again. I am so so sooooo bad, and this is something that is really such a small effort but can make a HUGE difference in somebody's day. Here is my goal: I am going to write someone every week! Just to say hi, just to say you're special, just to say I appreciate you and all that you do, or just to draw a little funny picture. I would love it if some of you will create a similar goal to spread the joy of snail mail. Leave a comment about what you are willing to commit to (writing your grandma finally, sending your 3 best friends a handmade postcard, writing a thank note to someone... Just some ideas!), and I will draw a few names from a hat. If your name is drawn I'll send you a specially made snail card- blank- so you can then send it along. Winners will be notified May 19, 2009!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Fabulous Brown Plaid Bag

I have finally listed the bag that I've had finished for weeks and weeks but just couldn't carve out the time to post. I think if I'm too busy to post etsy listings, then I'm just too darn busy! You can find it on my etsy site at www.reloveprojects.etsy, or HERE!