Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mumu Whale

In anticipation of the holidays I am trying to think of some cute ornament ideas... I'm experimenting with making animals out of recycled fabric, kinda based on my cards. I am really happy with this whaley guy! He's made out of a former gigantic vintage mumu, that was actually the first fabric that inspired me to create things using recycled materials.  I'm down to scraps and pieces, but I feel like this is the mumu that keeps on giving. I think he's going to have water spouting out of a button blowhole to be hung up by.

Next I want to make an octopus! And more whales too. 

A little side note... If you live in Boulder be sure to check out the Open Studios Tour starting this weekend.  It is truly an art event not to be missed! My encaustic teacher Alix Cristian will be participating along with my clay crush Caroline Douglas. And like, 125 other artists. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New cards!

I've been busily editing photos and posting new listings in my Etsy shop!
I love the fabric for this elephant card! In it's past life it was a blouse. This card can be purchased HERE.

This fun giraffe card can be purchased HERE.

And this sweet giraffe... Well, it has been purchased. I'm not putting this up to tease you with what you can't have; that would not be nice! This is a gentle reminder that all of my creations are one of a kind, so if you like something buy it before someone else snags it! And if someone does end up buying something out from under you please send me an email. Often I'll still have bits and pieces of fabric and might be able to make something similar for you. 

Monday, September 26, 2011


Soooo, my art party was on Saturday night. It was really fun! I met lots of new people, sold some things, took some great pictures (my boyfriend set up a photo booth!), and my friends who joined me made some money too.  It's really nice in the aftermath because my house and studio are SO clean and organized. I'm going to have to have a lot of these just to keep myself on track!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Firefly Handmade

Have you heard about the Firefly Handmade Markets? It was started last year by three Boulder artsy ladies: Kristin FitzGerrell, Allison Bozeman and Holland Seydel. To sum it up, Firefly Handmade is a way for local artisans to display and sell their goods in the community.
Last weekend I had the pleasure of working the Clementine Studio art booth at the Firefly Gypsy Farm Market and I was SO impressed with EVERYTHING. The booths were so creative, the work that the artisans were selling was inspiring and beautifully made, and everyone was happy! Really, everyone was just so happy and friendly.
My photo is of the outside "yard" where there were trucks, airstream trailers and tents. Hay bales with quilts draped over them were in the food area where mobile restaurants rolled in just when I started feeling hungry.
I was so very impressed and inspired that I decided to give it a whirl for the Firefly Winter Market! I've submitted an application on behalf of ReLove Projects.  I'm trying not to set my heart on being accepted... But I'm crossing my fingers. It's time for me to invest a bit more of myself and to take a few leaps and risks, so here I go!

PS- Almost everything is ready for my Art Party tomorrow night! I hope to see you there- 6pm-9pm, my house.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

No Know Knitting

I'm a crafty gal. Pretty much anything that is artsy or crafty, I can figure out, and then it becomes my next obsession. But there is one thing that I've never gotten into- knitting. I've tried it, I really have. I put sincere effort into it! I learned to cast on and I made a scarf.... I just couldn't get into it, so I left it in pursuit of all the other things I do. But yarnbombing has inspired me to give it another try!

 THIS makes me want to know how to knit! Over at Knitta Please they cover everything with yarn- busses, trees, air ducts, pipes, parking meters, public statues. I could so get into yarnbombing!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Cute Turtle Card

I hate to toot my own horn, but I love my turtle cards. I used to have a box turtle as a pet when I was in middle school, maybe this is where my fondness comes from... This turtle guy is now for sale in my etsy shop!

Friday, September 2, 2011

You're invited!

and possibly others...

What: An art party! Let's call it a pARTy

When: Saturday, September 24th, 2011 
6-9 p.m.

Where: My house
 (if you're in the Boulder area and not already 
on my mailing list email me at 
and I'll send you an official invite with the address)

Why: To celebrate the completion of the Mud Whimsy Studio!
 And to see/ buy art! Yay art! 

P.S.- I will be making pesto (that's the color I painted the studio) with fresh homegrown basil!

P.P.S. Feel free to bring kids, friends, significant others. All are welcome! Except cats, because I'm allergic.