Inspiration comes from a whole bunch of places for me.
Books, magazines, retail display, flea market display, antique malls, instagram, facebook and so on.
But one place I get inspiration from seems to be slowly dying.
And that's blogs:(
I have had quite a few conversations with other art friends who have blogs but no longer update, post every month or so and yet others who spend thousands of dollars updating their blogs even when they only have 2-3 comments (if that) in their comment section. It's sad. I got in to this whole crazy mess by following blogs. Lots of blogs! And now that list has been whiddled down to a sad few. So the question is to post or not to post. Is anyone even reading this?? Besides my friend Erin and that's only because she doesn't have facebook!
I admit I am not the best "post"er. In the beginning I felt I had a lot to say and had time to say it. I wasn't working way back then. Just taking care of little ones and my grandma. Funny how I seemed to have more time then!!! But alas my kids started getting older and we had high school (no easy feat) and sports and, and, and the and's never seemed to end it seemed!! Now that's all dying down and I am finding it hard to find something to say. Instead I can be found tinkering in my studio and not in front of my computer in my spare time:)
And I do love tinkering with pretty things! I'd do it all day if I could!
But I still love to share here. So here I am, sparadoic at best but still here:)
And hopefully someone will find a shred of inspiration to create.
With that said here is what I am sharing today.........
Bracelets, bracelets and more bracelets!
Funnily enough I found this inspiration on Amy Hanna's blog!
I am taking a class with her at Terri Brush's Art Camp in the fall so I went to check her out and she had some gorgeous pictures of some she had done. Of course her's are all French and vintage and spectacular. Also not for sale. So I decided I can do that!!:)
While I was in Cayucos over the 4th of July holiday I hit my 2 favorite bead stores. Beads by the Bay in Morro Bay and Cambria Beads in of course Cambria.
I knew the color scheme I wanted. Pink and cream, what else is there;) But I also wanted some more rustic looking beads. Organic, natural beads so to speak.
What fun to go in search of something I am not familiar with and the bead store owners were so helpful. I found prayer beads from Kenya, natural moonstone, beautiful polished opal, bone beads in all sorts of sizes and shapes, rose quartz and my favorite morganite. It was so much fun!
Couldn't you just eat them up!!!???
These were so fun and so easy! And it also gave me a chance to showcase all the beautiful religious medals and santos pieces I've been collecting the last few years.
I wear two or three at a time but my daughter says she'd stack them all up and wear them. They also look great with the leather cuffs from FarmGirl Paints that I am currently smitten with:)
I think I may have gotten a smidge carried away.........
But that's good news for someone lucky!
Giving away a set of 3!!
Leave a comment:)
I'll pick a winner Wednesday after I come home from Art Unraveled.
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