Sunday, March 23, 2014

Easter is around the Corner

I am finally adding a few new pieces to my Etsy shop, and I think these would be great for Easter!

Several crosses, set upon vintage watch faces and text from old Bibles seem perfect for the season ~

This one has background text referring to the resurrection on Easter: "believed" and "the third day" peek out from beneath the other elements.

I also added a couple of necklaces with prints from my angel paintings. This is one I haven't featured before ~

The back of the pink angel pendant reminds us to "be joy-ful"
The back side of another cross pendant has another great reminder that we are "blessed".  Love how the word "Halleluja" is visible on the antique German text in the background.

I'm so happy that Spring looks like it is finally here: trees are budding, bulbs are poking up, and the sun is shining!!  "Blessed" and "Joy-ful" are perfect words to describe how Spring makes me feel!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Vintage Papers

I had fun making these ATCs for a swap Kimberly at ArtJOYStuff hosted... her rules were that only vintage papers could be used.  So, I dug through old postcards, old papers, old photos, and old wallpaper (I have a very crumbly wallpaper sampler book from Sears & Roebuck, dated 1930.  It is moldy in spots, falling apart and disintegrating...and I LOVE it!), and started playing.

I wanted a bit of 3-dimensionality, so I attempted to make rosettes using vintage sheet music and book pages.  Some of my papers were so old that they tore as I folded, but I managed to make a few tiny flowers that remained intact.

Kimberly shipped off the swaps a couple days ago, and I can't wait to see what I get in the mail next week!

Besides playing with old paper, I managed to take a fun little trip to the beach earlier this past was so good to have a mid-week getaway with my husband and dog for a few days.  Staring out at the ocean is just good for the soul, and the change of scenery was rejuvenating for all of us.

The beach was pretty much deserted mid-week, so we had it all to ourselves.  Quiet, relaxing...and, like I said, SO good for the soul!