Artsy Adventures (Outings, Flea Marketing and More)

Flea Marketing, vintage finds, fun artsy outings and more.

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    My Favorite Find at Pinner’s Conference ~ Loddie Doddie

    So I shared a wrap up of the Pinner’s Conference here but I’m thrilled to share my favorite product find. Oh my do I love my Loddie Doddie Chalk Markers! Loddie Doddie is a young wonderful company. I can already tell that their founders and their way of business is warm and wonderful. Their product is amazing. When Matt welcomed me to the booth and put a marker in my hand, I was floored at the difference in the markers I purchase at my local craft stores. Loddie Doddie markers are creamy and smooth. There colors are saturated and they have a beautiful choice of palettes. My favorite color choice…

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    Pinner’s Conference Wrap Up

    This past Friday Abigail and I headed to meet friends at the Pinner’s Conference in Ontario, California. Dear friends Mary and Tanya attended last year in Arizona and highly recommended it. While my expectations were high there were so many fun things to see. Of course, being with friends and family was the highlight of our time. This is a bit of a long post but many of you have inquired and I thought I’d share some sights and experiences we had. I’ll be sharing a favorite product I found. Oh dreamy! A few things below . . . ~ Our classes were okay but an hour sure goes by…

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    So-Cal Free-For-All Art Museum Day

    Saturday, February 2 – Sunday, February 3 will mark the 14th annual ‘So-Cal Museums Free-For-All’ Day. If you’re a local here in Southern California, you won’t want to miss. Art, Science, Botanical . . . this lovely offering is for you. Participating museums offer free admission. As a couple, family, for a fun date or even just ‘me’ time, there’s something for all to enjoy on this weekend. To find out which museums offer free admission, when and where, check out more HERE.

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    Soap Making and Essential Oils

    What a fun evening we had on Friday night with our friend Bonnie who invited us for a soap making event, dinner and a time of learning about essential oils. We enjoyed our time together making beautiful and luscious soaps. It was so simple and has so many possibilities. My girl got really creative with the fresh flowers and created some amazing designs. Bonnie shared with us how to make several different types of soaps from Castillo and Honey to Goat’s Milk and one which we added Cocoa. Check out the results. Bonnie and I are talking about some future make and take options that I’m thrilled to share in…

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    Making Old Things New

    Who doesn’t love new. In the new year we enjoy that everything is fresh and new. Who wouldn’t like a new bike, new home or new car? But there is a great beauty about taking things of the past and making them ‘new’ . . . repurposing. I thought I’d share with you a little collage of some fun vintage repurposing ideas. If you click on the caption below each photo, it will take you to the link where the item can be found. The list could go on and on. A wonderful thing is that these days you can find things that look old but for a much smaller…

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    The Coast Vintage Market

    We’ve had a little rain here in Southern California but Sunday was a beautiful day and a respite. Mid morning my hubby and I headed out to The Coast Vintage Market where one our friend is a vendor. We found some There were an abundance of treasures! We enjoyed speaking with vendors, and our friend. I purchased wooden gift tags that will go to a handful of special folks. It was awesome to hear him share that the burgundy wooden tags came from a wine barrel and even had wine crystals on them. Others came from barns or even from vintage military crates. We also purchased a tealight holder made…

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    Brave Girl Art ~ Displaying Truth

    While at the Brave Girl Symposium I had an opportunity to create some ‘Truth Tags’ and thought I’d share them with you. Having reminders of light and love throughout the house can be uplifting. I taped my tags together to create a little accordion formation that stands.  You can create your own truth tags with any surface including paper, cardboard, chipboard, etc. Stamp or cut out words and images that speak to you. Color, paint, and decorate your tags.  Remember, you are loved. Warmest creative wishes,

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    Wearing Words of Encouragement

    As some of you know, our girl and I took a road trip to Montana. We planned a stop in Boise, Idaho for a few days to be a part of the Brave Girl Symposium and then we planned on heading up through Northern Montana to Glacier National Park and on into Canada before getting her settled for school in Bozeman, MT. Well, plans changed due to fires but our time in Idaho had moments of fun and friendship. It wasn’t without it’s own challenges with some health issues but we did have some fun moments and I was able to see old friends and meet new ones. Abigail and…

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    On the Road Again – Idaho, Montana, Canada

    Hello all, Life has been busy lately. Thank you to those as well that reached out regarding concern about the Southern California fires. We are okay. Just so sad. Tomorrow my daughter and I leave for a road trip to Idaho, Montana and Canada. Idaho will be our first long stay and we are excited to be a part of the Brave Girl Symposium volunteer group. Melody Ross, Kathy Wilkins are sweet friends and I have grown to love their family. It’s been exciting to be a part of the Brave Girl, now Brave Living movement and watch it grow. I encourage you that if you’re remotely thinking about coming…

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    The Original Rubber Stamp Show

    Yesterday I made my way up to the ‘Original Rubber Stamp Show/Convention’ in Carson, California. It was a joy to see some friends. While it wasn’t a large show, there were certainly some great deals and a small section of some good stamp companies. Of course a highlight was Tim Holtz and Mario’s attendance at the show. As well, Dyan Reaveley demonstrated her products. The Stampers Anonymous booth was hopping! See photos from their booth and others below.          Rubberneck Stamps had some darling stamps. Inky Antics . . . Here are a few additional vendors like Little Elaine and more. What creative place has your travels taken you?…