Wednesday, March 5, 2008
It's been quite a few days since I've posted but I've been busy creating and earning a living which isn't necessarily different. Being a calligrapher is hard work and tiring (which a lot of people don't know) but I do manage to take my breaks and go from one area of my dining room, where I currently set up my studio, to another. I'm not talking about a big room here as the three tables which I work on are just steps from each other and one of them I eat on. But anyway, I'm having fun doing what I love to do. I am a very grateful artist.
I purchased these small 3" wooden hearts at Michael's awhile back not knowing what I was going to do with them. I just started to play around with all my "stuff" and came up with an ornament/thank you piece that can be added to a gift package or can be the gift. It has a little tag left blank to personalize and on the heart it says "From the bottom of my Heart". I used one of my favorite antique buttons and added fiber and a tassel. I think it turned out rather well.
I've also been creating these small shadowbox pieces that are similar to "Romantic". They are 5 1/2" square frames, one letter and an inspirational word/thought I created a one of a kind keepsake. I selected "stuff" from my usual stash of ephemera and put together "Harmony" which is one of three so far. All that I am creating now have been added to my Etsy shop. I will continue creating the series until I run out of frames, hearts, "stuff" :) or have moved on to something new.