This year summer has been a bit different than usual--goes without saying, but I have to say I have been enjoying it. I'm always so busy and not taking advantage of this great time of year to just relax, so I am appreciating that. First off, I went blueberry picking with my daughter and grandson--something I've never had time to do before, and this is now a weekly thing-
Beautiful and delicious!
So here's what I did with some of them--
First time I've ever made these--turned out wonderful!
So besides visiting the beach, the only thing I've done this summer are a few antique stores and just one flea market (which I miss the most), but I found some great treasures, and they helped me make some fun art. When I make these shadowbox/assemblage pieces I first like to gather.....
and then put it together, finding even more to add to the story as I go--
I had some Shirley Temple books for at least a year now, just waiting....
and then recently I found Shirley Temple--
This piece basically put itself together once I found Shirley :-)
And more fun in my journal (I'm getting lots of inspiration from Pinterest!)--I'm committed now to fill this entire journal up and even make a cover for it--something I've never done before...
And lots of new art, most of which is now in my Etsy Shop. This year is definitely different than any other year as far as selling my art and I appreciate all of the support I am getting through my Etsy sales, but I sure do miss getting out there and talking to avid art lovers and fellow artists at my different shows.
Here is just some of my art you can find in my shop--
And back to Summer--we grew tomatoes this year, and they're on their way!