So April has been a stay at home month for basically everyone in the country. I'm trying to look at the bright side--it could be much worse. The one bright thing that happened to me, in an artsy way is I've rediscovered my art journal. I mentioned it in my last blog post. I have lots of journals such as they are--mostly sketches and ideas and clippings for art inspiration. But this latest one I've been able to really take my time and play. My latest journal girls--
I love them! And I've been rediscovering my art supplies that I rarely use too. So someone on my Facebook page asked if they were for sale, and I thought, why not,--so I printed them out and mounted them on 8 x 10 wood cradle boards, added color to them with acrylics to bring them back to life and ended up with some nice art pieces that normally would never have to come to be if it wasn't for what's been going on. I made some lemonade :-)
I also made more art pieces for my summer shows that are now canceled :-( (But I'm hoping for the Fall ones to come through)
I purchase these framed pictures that I find at a wholesale craft warehouse that I go to--
And I've been running into some great deals on Ebay on wood cigar boxes--some more repurposing--
I always love to see these boxes come to life.
So the plan for May was our trip to Brimfield, Massachusetts for the Brimfield antique and flea market. I call it more of an event than a flea market--it goes for 6 days and there are over 5000 vendors. I look forward to this every year, unfortunately not to be this year. But Brimfield is making some lemonade too--they're having the Brimfield flea market online this year for all 6 days with live Facebook videos, and vendors posting their items who want to participate--and just like the actual Brimfield--there are a lot of vendors participating. It's not the same as going in person, but right now this is our new normal.
Curious to see what May will bring with the country slowly opening up again--stay safe everyone!