Saturday, January 16, 2010
Shabby Chic for Valentine's Day
It will soon be a time to express to your family, friends, and loved ones how much they mean to you at Valentine's Day. A wonderful way to creatively and economically do this is to make your own cards. Handmade cards can be individualized for that special someone. I am working on a jar that is recycled with paper graphics from the Graphic Fairy. If you have not seen Karen's site, then you are in for a treat. She has wonderful vintage designs for free downloads and every Monday there is a special acknowledgment of an artist that has used her designs. She is in the process of hosting another Artist Class in February which is a lot of fun with a lot of ideas for scrapbooking, tags, collage and other mixed mediums. If you order early there is a discount. This might be the ideal Valentine gift for you! Anyway, we are busy at the Blue Heron getting ready for February and Spring 2010 with lots of new products and ideas. A basic china painting class will be taught in Cookeville, Tennessee at the Cookeville Art Society in early March and there is a lot of activity to get new Lady Head vases produced based on the antique originals. Also being produced are the ever popular half dolls or pin cushions as they are known. Well that is the update for now. Just be sure to check out all the new items at www.theblueheronstudio.com and if you visit Shabby Lane Shops, be sure to vote in the Valentine contest for your favorite storefront. This is a great mall with a lot of very talented artisans. In the meantime, stay warm, toasty, and keep creating. As we make beautiful thoughtful items with our hands, we connect using the same actions as craftspeople and artists of the past and of the future. BELIEVE!