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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

More Stars, Etsy Prints and New Colours, Hooray!

Well it's Wednesday and I have 'Woe'...my head hurts...again! It's been such a rainy summer and I seem to get migraines and headaches when it rains alot. I've suffered this past week, but I am glad to still be getting some work done. I woke up with a jittery feeling in the pit of my tummy and I just realized that it's because I am excited to get lots done today but it's also because I am nervous that the small headache I have now will become a full blown one and I won't get anything done at all, I really hate that feeling of impending doom! Well enough complaining!

Here are four more stars I've just finished up...



My honey suggested that I try a different stitch on some of the newer ones, a stitch that looked abit cleaner and I am so glad he pointed this out because he was right and the newer stars stitching is much cleaner which makes me happier. It'll be interesting to see how they progress over time. Already I have plans for round, heart, flower and fish shaped ones. It's alot of fun for me to once again take a break from my usual medium and play with something new.

Again...they will most likely be available in my Etsy shop starting tommorow. I still need to get some good photos of them, so if that goes well today (despite the gloomy skies and light coming through the windows) they will be up for grabs and on their way to new homes...I hope! I am sure there are lots of people out there who love pretty, little hand-made items dangling from all rooms in their homes...like me, ha ha.

This week these little beauties came in the mail. We ordered them from Etsy from Sarah Ogren and they just delight my heart and eyes. I admit to not having ALOT of other artists work in our house, my own stuff seems to take up most real estate. But there was something about these beautiful little open edition prints that made me really want to adopt them into our house. I am thinking that Sarah is a rabbit lover also.

This one is called "Side Saddle Bird Rider" and I am anxious to take it out of the the plastic and find the perfect frame. But I just couldn't wait to show you.

This one is called "Bunny Leap" and it is a silkscreen print.

Extra little touches that come with Etsy orders are always great. I always make sure to package my orders up nicely and with care and extra little stickers or ribbons or recycleable wrapping paper...and with this Etsy order besides the prints came this postcard with a nice little note on the back...I just really appreciated the extra treat which I'll happily hang on the bullentin boards in my studio...thanks Sarah, I will enjoy the prints forever I am quite sure. Oh also, Sarah has a blog too at http://www.sarahogren.blogspot.com/ .

Today, I am also appreciative of the paints that were on sale. Like I mentioned before, despite the cost of them, I really love buying supplies...so when I left the store with two heavy bags full of paint, I just had to capture atleast one photograph of some of the beautiful colours which accompanied me home earlier this week...

and Judit...thanks so much for the snailmail treat today. They may not be frequent but that just makes them extra loved when they do grace my mailbox, ha ha. Stickers of ladybugs and photos of you and me and Ed, what could be better.

Well, that's about all for today...may you have a headache/migraine free day....and may you be happy and creative...until tommorow.

5 comments:

Sarah Ogren said...

Thank you Mandy for the sweet words about my work! I'm so glad that you are enjoying the prints!

Anonymous said...

You stars are looking great :-)

Jonathan

Lisa said...

Your stars are beautiful! I can see them hanging in everyones windows :)

shiborigirl said...

Hi Mandy,

Thanks so much for turning me on to Sarah's work! I just love the sidesaddle chicken piece. :)

And your paints look lovely and enticing all lined up there. Can't wait to see what you do with them.

Hope your head feels better soon. Such a drag to hurt when all you want to do is work.

Kate

Judit Gueth said...

I love those stars! I have two of them hanging in my studio! They're way too nice to be tucked away till Christmas comes.
J.