Monday, February 21, 2011

Doing it All

I’m still alive but am really doing some soul searching these days.  Between that, my art, trying to get my Scentsy business started (http://barbsmith.scentsy.us/ is the link if you’re looking for some wonderful scents for your home and/or car), sewing a little, and working on things that have to do with our upcoming move to Florida…I am just not finding the time to blog these days.  I often think “Oh, I need to write a blog post about ___.” but I never seem to find the time to actually do it.

My art journal had been quite lonely but I’ve picked it back up (we all need a break from things every once in a while, right) and I’m doing more in there than in recent weeks. This is the spread I am working on right now:

2-21-11I literally stopped in mid-sentence because I felt the call of the blog pulling at me but I’m going to get back at it as soon as I post this.

With the weather here having been so beautiful and warm for the past week, I have spent as much time outside as I possibly can, too.  The grandboy has loved being outside with me and that makes it even sweeter to be out there.

Just lots of stuff going on around here…what’s been up with you guys?

I will try to get around here more often and share more of what I’ve been creating, too.  Don’t forget to head to my Scentsy site and check out the great wickless candle fragrances and burners…I have one going in my studio all the time now so it always smells heavenly! Let me know if you have questions about it…I’d love to help you out.

Until next time…

Peace & Love,
Barb

Friday, February 4, 2011

Hearts Aflutter

You’ll be proud to know that I have been in the studio, creating up a storm…sorta.

IMG_0785I’ve had Valentines Day on my mind so, what comes with Valentines but hearts, right?   Well, I’ve had these 6”x6” canvases background painted for weeks but had no idea
where I was going to take them until the whole heart idea came about…so I went with it. I know, hearts are so damn cliche’ but you go with what you’ve got, ya know what I’m saying?

IMG_0788Anyway, the hearts were not only cliche’ but they were also way too plain…they needed something else.  What do I turn to? Quotes, sayings, lyrics…beautiful words that mean something.  Once I added those, I liked the pieces quite a bit more. I even kinda fell in love with one in particular, especially since it reminded me of my sister.

IMG_0791My sister that I was estranged from for quite some time but who is now my very dearest friend and most trusted ally…I love and adore her so much. I trust her implicitly and know that I will never be able to be half the friend to her that she is to me…yes, my sister is my closest, dearest friend.
Two years ago I wouldn’t have said that but now?
Now, she is and I can not imagine my life without her in it…and this piece, with the beautiful little soaring dove,
made me immediately think of her. 
It’s going to be my Valentine present for her.

The other pieces are going to be listed in my shop along with a couple of other love/happy pieces I’ve done (but have failed to photograph yet.)

How are things with y’all?
Any fabulous new creations in your repertoire?

Peace & Love,
Barb

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