Monday, April 23, 2012

Busy, Busy, Busy!!!

I want to start this post today by saying....I made my first sale on today!!!!  Thank you Niki for making my day!  If you would like to visit my shop (hint, hint) you can click on the images of my items to the right of this post!

I have been crazy busy trying to get ready for a boutique and a trunk show that are coming up in May and June.  Once I started selling on etsy I decided that I really wanted two sets of for etsy and one to take to boutiques and such.  Thus the Busy, Busy, Busy!

I have been working on bookmarks, rings, hair pins and a couple of new things. Oh..and of course...purses!

I decided to get out my water colours (not my fancy ones, just my fun ones!) and do some tiny little paintings.
I cut out some circles of water colour paper...with a punch because it is so much more exact looking... and got to work.

I started with the background - first the grassy landscape...

and then the pretty blue sky.  See how fun?  They all turn out so different - that's the beauty of water colour - a little bit unpredictable and surprising!

Finally I added the flowers, bushes and trees!
It was my plan to put them on wooden discs and make magnets...but I am loving these little paintings and want to figure out a way to turn them into brooches....I have my thinking cap on...we'll see!

The boutique that is coming up first is in Scotts Valley....

Saturday May 5th   10am - 4pm
4548 Scotts Valley Dr., Scotts Valley

I will be here with other artists, my sis included, and there will be a lot of wonderful hand made goodies to choose from!

Maybe you can come and say hello!

Now it's back to work for me!

xoxo        Elizabeth


  1. Oh Elizabeth, you make painting look so easy. Love, love, love the idea of the minis. Wouldn't it be great if you could find a bigger glass stone (like the little frig magnets) and mount these underneath?

    "Idle hands are the devils' workshop." No worries that you will for sure being taking the escalator UP!


    1. Thank you Marlia...and so fun to get a comment from you! That is a great idea, wonder where I might find some of those.


  2. Elizabeth, those are fantastic! So creative. So lovely. Decopage may be needed for the broaches. Maybe you could hot glue a pin to the reverse. So precious; those are diverse and delightful. What a great way to bring the beauty indoors. Happy crafting!


    1. Melissa, thank you so much for your encouraging comments! I tried 'decoupaging' one with elmers glue (that is what we do for our decoupaging) and it took the paint right off! I am thinking of spraying them with clear acrylic and somehow attaching them to felt with some tiny beads around the edge and a pin on the back like you suggested!

      Love getting comments, thanks again. xoxo