I’m so ready for my new year to begin! Lots of new and wonderful changes I hope to happen this year. A new year means a new beginning and we’ve already taken that step with moving out of NY and back to FL. I’m so looking forward to all the new opportunities to be made this year, new friends, new paths, new, new, new!! Last year was a long and hard one for us in many ways and I’m hoping this one is a wonderful one. I’m not going to list my resolutions because those never seem to come true but I will say I’m going to live every day to its fullest and try to be the best wife, mother, daughter and friend I can be. What are you most looking forward to this year? I am looking forward to seeing my daughter be a flower girl in my sister-in-law’s wedding in April. That’s going to be an awesome day!
Now available in my Etsy Shop
I wanted to show you my newest piece of art. I called it “Prince Perfection”. What do you think?
I’d love to hear from you!
Here’s to the NEW year!! Bring on 2011 I’m ready!
Now on Etsy!
I know I’ve been on here a lot lately but it feels so good to be blogging again! I promise this is my last post of the week. If I talk to much you just tell me! I wanted to let you know that today is National FREE Shipping Day and I’m happy to offer you FREE shipping in my shop today December 17th, 2010. I you purchase something just pay in full and I’ll refund you the shipping. Easy as that! Also as an added bonus you can still take 10% off of anything in my shop until Christmas with the coupon code: YAYURBACK . Etsy now has coupon codes! I love it!!
Speaking of Etsy I’ve created tons of new treasuries this week for the Melange Team. They are so addictive. Be sure to check out how talented this group is. I’m so proud to be a part of it!
My latest piece of art “Play” is also now available and I just freshly listed it!
My friend Lorraine of Glimmering Prize is having a blog giveaway and all you have to do is leave a comment. She will pick a winner on Sunday. Her art is amazing!! I had the opportunity to meet her last year and take her altered book class in VT. Here is her wonderful shop, she’s also on the Melange team.
Also wanted to show you the gift I made for a dear friend. I made 12 ATC’s with a garden theme and put them in this shadowbox frame. I love how it turned out!Super easy and fun Christmas gift idea!
Garden College ATC
Well today is filled with boring cleaning, keeping the kiddo out of things and getting ready for my family to be here tomorrow. We’re having a Christmas breakfast together. Off to do the boring! Have a wonderful weekend!
BTW thanks for all the comments and feedback on my blog! Please come back again. I love hearing from you!
The first piece of art I've created since February or March
Little white swirls.
This is the first piece of art I’ve created since the beginning of the year. With all the changes taking place as far as getting the house ready to sell and preparing for a move my studio was all packed up. Well it is now a functioning studio so bring on the creative ideas and brain power to carry out these ideas! I’m sure it will be listed soon in my Etsy shop. This came together easy because I had already painted black gesso on a bunch of canvases at the beginning of the year. Also I had stitched the punchinella around the vintage postcard last year sometime as well as created the clay element with the word play inside. It was just waiting to be put together! I was a bit nervous about getting started again but had to push through it all and just play. I also started working on a Christmas gift for a friend which I will show once she receives it.
What do you do to get out of your creative slump?
Till next time.
I’d like your input on something. I ventured out to our local farmer’s market today and I was pleasantly surprised at how big it was. There were vendors for food, fresh produce, pet products, crafts and lots of jewelry artists. One thing was missing …. ART! I found out some info on when it is and how much it costs weekly to be a vendor and it’s only $20/week. It’s a beautiful setting and the people were wonderful. I made some great new art contacts and one was even on Etsy. So my question is this: Do you think setting up and being a vendor would be worth my time and effort on Saturdays? I’d love to be out there, meet new faces and have repeat business. I would have to get a tent and all the display stuff. It runs from 9 am – 1:30 pm. I’ve never sold at a craft fair or any outdoor venue but have always wanted to try. What is your opinion?? Is it worth all the money, time and effort? I’d love to have feedback from seasoned sellers. Thanks again! Have a fabulous weekend!
Frida needs a home! She’s been homeless for quite some time well not exactly homeless but she’s feeling pretty rejected. She’s sick of staying here with me 😉 Anyways if you like her and want her make me an offer I need to make some space around here.
A little about her:
“Feet, who needs them when I have wings to fly?” – Frida Kahlo
This piece is a 12 x 16 mixed media piece. I used ephemera, ranger adirondack ink, acrylics, beeswax, pen, conte crayon, oil pastels, stickers and more. It is covered with a thin layer of beeswax to seal it all so it has a nice scent as well. The flowers in her hair were cut out from a postcard from 1910. The original sketch of Frida that I collaged is my original sketch for my digital piece Frida I just painted over her. If you LOVE Frida like I do then you’ll love this piece.
This piece will come with a (COA) certificate of authenticity signed by me. This will be shipped Priority mail out to you as well.
All rights reserved. All reproduction rights are retained by the artist. Unauthorized reproduction in any form is prohibited. All artwork and images are copyright Aimée Wheaton.
I posted a giveaway last week for an original piece of art and picked the winner today!! I used Random.org for a little help. The number was 2! AnoneMoose!! I will be in touch for your address! Congrats! UPDATE: can you email me? I can’t find any contact info for you.
Thanks for all the sweet comments all. I feel good about my decision. During this time though my spark for jewelry making came back so doing a bit of that with my daughter as well!
You know the sound of those crickets in the summertime happily making their little noises after it’s completely silent? Yeah kind of like my blog has been, silent and quiet. Not much has been going on my little art world. Life is rapidly changing all around me and I haven’t been feeling inspired at all. Insert cricket sound here. Well after much thought I am taking an art hiatus, as if you didn’t know that by the silence right? I was trying to balance mommyhood and my art “career” and just can’t at the moment. My sweet daughter is taking up most of my time and we’re having fun together and strengthening our relationship on a daily basis. I’ve gotten more hugs and kisses and random “I love you”s than I ever have gotten from her. She needs me and I cherish this time together. Sales have been way down and I have to admit I’m a little discouraged. I see all my cool artsy friends moving on with their careers, writing books, holding classes and selling a ton, I have to admit I’m a little jealous but I’m not at that point right now. I’m happy for them all but wish I could be a part of that world right now. The timing isn’t right and I know it will be at another time just not right now.
Life at home has been nutso I’ve been a decluttering fool and that includes my art supplies and mixed media stuff galore! Last night I made 5 mixed media grab bags full of goodies! I’m selling them on Etsy and they are chock full of stuff! Check them out if you need a boost in your stash and little extras!
I’ve decided to have a little giveaway on here as well. I made this piece for Valentine’s Day but will give it away to one lucky winner. All you have to do is leave a comment on here and I will pick a random winner using random.org next Monday.
Thanks for reading! As I write this I’m reminded of this scripture:
“21… Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.”