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Farmer’s Market 2015


Well it’s that time of year again, the sun’s shining, the plants are greening up and the Farmer’s Market season Opens.

Our first market starts this Thursday so I’ve been spending the last few nights working on jewelry including some of these colourful beaded wrap bracelets.


So I haven’t forgot to post, I’ve just gotten busy as usual 🙂

I’ll post some pictures of the market Thursday night or Friday so check back and have a great night.

Cheers,
Amanda

Jewelry in Progress


Some of my new supplies arrived last week so I’ve been busy painting, sanding, varnishing and glossing…I’ll save the “sanding & varnishing” for another entry and show you some of the “painting & glossing” this entry.

If you’ve been following along you’ll know that in the last could of years I’ve branched out artistically into the realm of jewelry and because I am in love with the Abstract Impressionist form & color I really wanted to incorporate that into my jewelry which I did in my watercolour painted pendants.

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But now I have added a new type of paint to my arsenal that let’s me create beautiful organic yet abstract feeling textures & patterns.
These are just a few of the pieces I’ve been working on.

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I love how rich and vibrant I can get the colours and how beautifully the blend & mix. Also can you tell that I’m in love with this gorgeous teal color.
The pieces that seem foggy had the sealer drying on them.

So stay tuned for some lovely pieces to be added to my Shop soon!
Also keep checking back for more in progress posts on art & jewelry.

Cheers,
Amanda

Because lil Girls love Dress up


Having lil Girls quickly makes you realize something , they LOVE bright colors & dress up.

My little toddler has on more than one occasion raided my studio “quality testing” all my within reach jewelry.

So, I decided to have something pretty & colorful for all those little girls out there like mine who love to dress up.

Introducing my new line for Little Girls

Bubblegum beaded necklace & bracelet sets, I will be adding more soon.

These sets are $5 each or $25 for a set of 6 (one of each color)

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Sure to bring a smile to any little girls face.

These sets also make wonderful birthday favors, piñata fillers or wedding favors for the kids table.

As always, these are available to buy in my Etsy shop.

Well back to work 🙂

Cheers,

Amanda

 

Just in time for Mother’s Day


Since these were so popular last year I’ve brought more in just in time for Mother’s Day!

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Give Mom one of these beautiful Pocket Watch Pendants to commemorate all the time she’s spent on you.

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Flower charms are available by request to further customize it for Mom.

Visit my Etsy Store to place your order in time for Mother’s Day.

 

Crazy Month


Miss me?

It’s been a crazy month and it’s only going to get crazier as we head into early September.

I’ve been busy at the local Farmer’s market selling (primarily) my jewelry and smaller artwork, this Thursday will be my 3rd week and then I am taking the next week off as we head to the Rockies

camping for our 9th Anniversary.

Once I get back I have Prenatal appointments, another week at the Market and then Munchkin and I fly to New Brunswick to visit family leaving hubby home to hold down the Fort (no pun intended, seeing how we live in Fort Saskatchewan, AB).

He’s offered to take over my table (sweet brave soul he is xox)  at the Last Market for the Season on Sept 5th so treat him nice and buy lots 😉

While all the chaos has been happening I’ve also been busy rearranging my studio and basement in general,

working on a few new paintings which I hope to complete when I get back in September

and I also signed up for a big Christmas Marketplace Sale happening on November 30th hosted by the local Chamber of Commerce.

So I’ll also be busy prepping handmade jewelry and art for gifts and stocking stuffers for that event.

But in the mean time I hope to have a few weeks of relaxing with family.

As a side note, I have cut a few prices on earrings and what not in my Etsy store so there’s no better time to shop 🙂

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Cheers & Gnight,

Amanda

 

Creativity is switched ON


Ever have those nights where you’re laying in bed and you have something come to mind and you KNOW that if you don’t get up that instant and write it down it’ll be gone in the morning.

That happens to me ALL the time. I don’t know how many nights I have scribbled on a piece of paper in the dark hopping by morning I’ll understand what the heck it was I wrote down.

Well last night I didn’t have my idea book by the bed SO after Blinding myself with my cell phone I typed my thoughts out on my notepad.

What were they? It had to do with my Genesis Tree of Knowledge painting and I’d tell you my ideas for the piece but as they say “Spoilers Darling”.

Needless to say I went back to working on it tonight and though I didn’t work on the really exciting bits I did block in my next layer.

Transforming the painting from this:

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Into this

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It may not seem like much but Trust me It’s all Clear now!

Prior to my epiphany last night I worked on a few earrings for my new jewelry line I’ll be starting.

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and a couple of rings

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If you know me at all then you’ll know it was the Bright bold colors that sold me lol

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My love for color extends beyond my artwork.

Though oddly enough I still love my jeans and a black T lol

Anyway enough chattering for tonight.

Cheers,

Amanda