Well, as you know, yesterday was truly a "Horrible No Good Very Bad Day" for me.... I went to bed early for a change, hoping to put an end to it...lol! I woke up early this morning, rested, to see the sun shining so bright, the birds chirping, bunnies in the yard, my iris's popping up all over and my 3 dogs, Lola "the pug", Tasha and Baby (pictured below) waiting for me patiently to come and play... soooo sweet... I took a little craft break from my "marathons" til 2 sometimes 3 in the morning to just sleep and regroup, hoping to re-energize myself. It was a good morning!
On my way to work I realized how beautiful the pastel blue sky was and I was suddenly inspired to do something I NEVER do, yes...make some of my arrangements and wreaths in beautiful soft pastels. I ALWAYS use ALOT of color, because I associate it with such a cheery, happy, feeling! In Monday's blog I talked about the 4 pieces of art I have from the artist Lynn Hayes, who inspired me to love and make my pieces very colorful, combining patterns and textures. After really looking at the sky, and yes, I am still driving, I realized that pastels are very beautiful and soothing. So..... Now when I go into my shop this weekend, it will be creating in a little bit different direction for me. I'll have to change my music to something a little softer to create the atmosphere :) other than Little Wayne, Ludacris, Ke$ha, (it is a $ sign) J Lo, Pit Bull.... well you get the idea, to more subdued and relaxing and soft. Hopefully it will not put me to sleep....haha!
Then I was notified that my Little "Bunny Patch Collection" bunny tied with another artist, by vote, to win an Itunes gift card and free, yes "free" advertising from Kate @ allthingspaper as featured "Shop of the Week" for one week (Thanks Kate) and featuring a little tutorial on what I do. You can check it out at:
Also, and yes more good news to make up for the rotten day yesterday, Melissa at:
- Welcome I've been a very busy wife, mother, puppy sitter, wreath & silk floral designer for 25+ yrs. I've been interest in beautiful designs for as long as I remember. I've dreamed about having my own shop, where I can design & create pieces that are not only beautiful but unique & very colorful. That dream is now a reality! A huge thanks to my husband for donating office space for me, my son for all his help when needed & finally my daughter Melissa, a NYC Director of Marketing & Digital Media for teaching me about business, marketing & turning my hobby into a growing business. It started out just for family & friends, craft shows, open houses, now ETSY, eBay, twitter, & Facebook. Since I am now an official empty nester, I've expanded my business to decorating homes, business storefronts for the holidays, & staging homes for realtors. I really love what I do. I'll be happy to share my thoughts, decorating tips, creative ideas, my daily, sometimes crazy thoughts & adventures in the life of a mom, wife, floral/ holiday/home staging designer etc... Enjoy! Sandy