Monday, June 8, 2009

A Little Planning

If you came by my house this week, this is what you'd find. A whole lot of scribbled notes and sketches in my sketchbook. Canvases all over the living room, it's starting to drive my husband a little crazy. It's all for a good reason though. I'm working on planning out my table for a craft & art fair that will be at the end of July. It seems so far away but it will be here faster than I will want it to be. I feel that I need some careful planning for this one. I don't want to spend the last two weeks before the event frantically painting and gluing down papers. Nope. So I have already started sketching out the mermaids and under the sea creatures. I sketched up the last 9 of the round girls portraits that I would like to do. I also have some paper illustration ideas I would like to incorporate in the show too. My hope is to list them in my etsy shop first and whatever doesn't sell will come with me to the show. I am super excited. Even if I don't sell a thing, I feel it's really good practice for doing bigger an bigger projects.

One of the newest illustrations. I am almost done with it. I still have to put a finishing coat on it and I can't decide if a little worm will be added or not. I've been wanting to do an alphabet series for quite some time now. This was a practice piece. The "a" in the corner is a little lower than I would have liked it to be. Overall I still think it's fun. I hope to finish a few of these over the next month also. I would love to know what you think about these as a possible addition to the shop & the art fair.

The sketch on the left is for a BIG surprise. When I say Big, I'm not joking. Can't wait to share it with you all very soon.

Found this little guy at a yard sale this weekend. It's perfect for holding little paintings. Best of all it only cost $3!!!! I've been wanting one for quite some time now. It's not vintage but super cute and functional just the same. I will work perfectly for display on my table.

We are still recuperating from all that sickness last week. Everyone is well, just a little tired. So I have been enjoying the yummiest naps in the afternoons with my little monkeys. This is Sloan's last week of school. Summer officially begins for us next Monday. I couldn't be happier. She's excited too. My goal is to help her learn the basics of sewing. She is thrilled. Also planning for two birthdays at the end of this month. Hard to believe I will be the mom of a 9 year old. 

Wanted to share the newest card that I designed for Simply Sweet Marriage. Simply Sweet Marriage is a website, where you and your sweetie can purchase items to enhance your marriage in a clean and tasteful environment. They are awesome! Run and check them out. You can find the newest card here.

I would love to hear some ideas of things you would like to see in the shop. Feel free to leave comments if you'd like!