I recently purchased some vintage beads and they’re so cute. It’s been fun to incorporate them into some of my designs. I held my breath when I ordered them because I wasn’t quite sure what was going to arrive but they came to me like new. So far I’ve put them in some of the earrings.
These are my latest sterling earrings. I think that these are my favorite but I’ve said that about every pair….lol. I’ve added the words….Find. Your. Happy. Place. I think this rings true to many people. We look around for things and people to make us happy when in reality happiness is a feeling that is within us. I like these words in the piece to bring a gentle reminder.
This photo was sent to me recently. My friend, Mae, is one of my biggest supporters. I love that she loves jewelry and mine at that. If she lived closer I would put a hammer in her hand and have her forge away with me. 🙂
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fill your heart with art
This week I’ve been busy making new styles of earrings. I’ve been having a ton of fun with my new saw so I put it to work sawing silver pieces for the earrings.
These were fun to make. I love adding a little copper accent to some of my pieces. It’s such a warm, pretty metal. It gives these earrings a little pop!!
After countless times being frustrated having to match up ear wires after they are tumbled….I got smart…lol. I now take my jump rings and put each pair together before they hit the tumbler.
Last night Rob and I went to Talking Stick Casino and Resort. We’d heard about the restaurant on the top floor but had never been to it. WOW!! 360 degree views of the city and wonderful food!! I took this pic as the sun was setting. I’m still amazed every single day of the beauty that surrounds us. I’m so very grateful!!
Fill your heart with art
I was asked recently by Cinda to do a vision board for our project ROAR. She gathered pieces that resonated with her for part of her vision as did I. We wanted to come together and share on a vision board what we want to attract for ROAR and our goals. I am sharing the process of putting together this board that is a little untraditional as I added a little bit of a painting to it.
First thing you’ll need is your canvas. You can use a wood piece, paper of some kind, poster board, bulletin board, canvas or whatever you can find. For this vision board I used a large canvas I had.
I painted my canvas to give it a background color because I knew I wasn’t going to be filling every space.
Gather anything that speaks to you about your vision. We gathered words from magazines and I photocopied a few of my paintings for ROAR. You can use pictures, words, sketches and on and on.
Choose your adhesive. Some people use rubber cement, glue sticks or spray adhesives. I prefer a gel matte medium or white glue that I use an old paint brush with.
I like to put a coat of glue on the backside of thinner magazine pieces. The reason is that when you glue down the front to the canvas you don’t see the print from the back showing through. This is an optional step but since I was turning this into somewhat of a painting I didn’t want the noise from the other side to show.
I chose to put photos of Cinda and I in our board. This is a joint project and vision and I felt that our board needed to reflect this. I had to laugh when I took this pic because we look like to witches in it…lol.
I like to lay some of the pieces down to see what I’ve got before I glue them down. Work with your layout a bit. Maybe you’d like some of your vision words to have a prominent place on your canvas. Use your intuition to do what feels right.
Sorry for the blurry pic but by the time I realized it there was no going back to get another….yikes. Anyway…. I just wanted to show how the piece looked when everything was glued down. You could leave it as is now or add your own touches such as glitter, beads or anything that you have that you think would add to your board. I decided I would continue to paint around mine.
This is the finished vision board. I might tweak it a bit but I’m happy with it. I hope Cinda is too!!!
I also wanted to show a board I did years ago. It’s fun to look back at it and see what has happened since.
Vision boards are fun to do and it certainly helps in attracting the things you want in your life. Try one!! You’ll be amazed!!!
fill your heart with art and vision boards