Artsy Adventures (Outings, Flea Marketing and More)

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

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    Do Not Fear

    Well, things have been a bit quiet on the blogging front for good reason.  These past couple weeks I had pneumonia and what a feat to get back on my feet but here I am! I wanted to share a recent project that was titled ‘Do Not Fear’. I’m wondering where are you on your journey . . . For me recently my work life and outside involves lots of newness.  I’m learning so much but I’m also fighting off the fear and having to trust.  I’m trusting that the road before me has taken a different direction but it’s going to be a good one!  I’m trusting that although…

  • Art,  Artsy Adventures (Outings, Flea Marketing and More),  Life

    Inspiration IKEA

    Well, I’ve been down with pneumonia for a little over a week.  Today was the first day I did normal things and felt like an actual living person.  Anyhow, we headed to IKEA  . . . cinnamon roll and coffee x3 for about $5.  Then we walked the floor.  While some of the things I may not put in my home . . . I may put something similar in my art journal.  Other things, I would certainly put in my home.  Love the lace curtains, shabby lamps and more.  Sweet A sure enjoyed the inspiration as well.  Can you tell I was happy to be among the living? I…

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    A Mini Class, Laughter and Good Health

    Recently, I had the opportunity to spend some creative time with some of my dearest friends. It was impromptu and the special time we had priceless. When we get together sometimes I enjoy challenging or teaching them a mixed media or art journaling technique new to them. I had packed three erasers and some stamp carving tools. Each of them created the cutest stamp individual to them and which shared their personality. Tanya carved a bird, Sylvia a paintbrush and Mary a cool abstract shape.  I wanted to remember our mini class, the laughs and the blessing of these lovely ladies. These times are so good for the soul! Thus,…

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    CHA 2015 Goodness & Wrap Up

    Oh so many highlights of CHA!  I’m going to try and make this to the point because there were so many highlights as always.  I try to do a recap video style each year or event . . . this one is about ten minutes long but if you didn’t get a chance to go I think you’ll enjoy the sites.  Grab a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy.   Of course I missed some . . . I would have liked to have gotten to but this will give you a little flavor. A highlight I just found out about . . . Way back when I had…

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    Boutique for a Cause

    tis’ the season.  I hope all had a lovely Thanksgiving.  I did although I have been struggling with a bug.  But I’ve been trying to push through it and I’m gearing up for a boutique that will be held at Voyager’s Church in Irvine on Saturday the 6th.  It will be a wonderful day of inspiration both while singing some carols and listening to a funny, lighthearted speaker.  I’m hoping I may be able to raise some funds so that our sweet girl can participate in a trip to Washington D.C., where her chorale group will compete as well as a trip to Costa Rica ~ she was chosen by…

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    Right Now, This Monday – I’m Feeling Grateful – Logan’s Candy Wrap Up

    Grateful for a time spent with family and friends ringing in the season.  Grateful for Jerry, his wife, kids and the staff at Logan’s Candy who offer a fun atmosphere and awesome candy with a message of hope.  Grateful for their friendship over the last few years and for their prayers for myself and my family.  Grateful for family and friends.  Grateful for life.  Gloria and I are holding a candy cane and the two of us are fighters . . . fighting against breast cancer!!! For sweet moments.  Oh precious.  Life’s moments are to be celebrated. Life is unpredictable.  Life is uncertain.  But moments are to be cherished.  That’s…

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    Handmade Holidays Blog Hop 2014 – Day 3

    Welcome to the final day of the 4th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! We hope you enjoyed the projects from the last 2 days! A few years ago we were looking online for handmade gift ideas and thought it would be great if there was a resource dedicated JUST to handmade gift ideas. Enter the Handmade Holidays hop! We’ve gathered over 100 of our creative blogger friends in the craft industry as well as some of our fellow product manufacturers to bring you a plethora of inspiring gift ideas you can make now to give to your friends, family, and colleagues. Pin and bookmark these ideas for this holiday season…

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    Handmade Holidays Blog Hop 2014 – Day 2

    Welcome to the 4th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! A few years ago we were looking online for handmade gift ideas and thought it would be great if there was a resource dedicated JUST to handmade gift ideas. Enter the Handmade Holidays hop! We’ve gathered over 100 of our creative blogger friends in the craft industry as well as some of our fellow product manufacturers to bring you a plethora of inspiring gift ideas you can make now to give to your friends, family, and colleagues. Pin and bookmark these ideas for this holiday season and to use throughout the year! Each day of the hop features approximately 30 gift projects and you can “hop”…

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    Handmade Holidays 2014

    I’m sure as you’re traveling about town you’re starting to see Christmas decorations adorning shops. While it’s not yet Thanksgiving . . . so much to be thankful for . . . it’s good to be ahead of the game for Christmas especially if you are creating your own gifts.  Looking for inspiration? I’m thrilled to be a part once again this year of a wonderful event called Handmade Holidays.  It’s a blog hop filled with over 100 creative bloggers in the craft industry.  You won’t want to miss this Friday through Sunday (November 7th through the 9th), for a fun journey jam packed with Holiday gift ideas.  I’ll personally will be sharing…

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    Tis’ the Candy Cane Season – Logan’s Annual Candy Cane Tour

    Greetings all. Can you believe it . . . Christmas is nearing?  Once again, I’m organizing the Logan’s Candy Cane Tour.  Our friends at Logan’s are wonderful people and we love to support them. Their candy is like no other made with love and includes a message of hope! I know many of you have attended the tour and each year our group grows bigger.  Our group is limited so the first to sign up here I’ll list.  I need to know a count of how many adults and how many kids by October 30th.  Then the fee for the kids you can mail to me asap.  That will reserve our spots.  Please…