August 20, 2009
The End of Summer
What a crazy summer it was. It flew by in a huge blur. I had so many ideas, and things to do with the girls, and plans. What happened? Life seems to be speeding by at a quicker rate the more I age. Sunday night, I walked in to where my husband was sitting and just started to cry after putting my girls to bed. My oldest is now in second grade and it just made my heart feel so sad. She is just growing up so fast. Seems like just yesterday I was rocking her in my arms.
It's odd having her back in school. My youngest and I are having some wonderful quality time together and I have been getting a lot more done. But, I had a good cry about her as well with my husband. Next year she will be in Kindergarten. This is my last year with her. I told my husband, "Maybe we should have another one." But quickly changed my mind.
Now on to some good stuff. I have lots of creative things going on in my mind right now. I have always loved a certain type of art, but didn't know exactly what it was called. Leave it to the wonderful Cassandra to clue me in. Cassandra is the creator of the Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group that I am so in love with. I was the featured artist this month which was just a huge honor and have taken on so many new challenges and have really grown as an artist. This brings me such joy. Now, I am thrilled to announce that I have been accepted as a member of Cassandra's design team for her digital designs at he etsy shop Cassi's Creations. Little ole me, on a design team. Wow! I have always been crazy about Cassandra's designs so it is the perfect place for me. Cassandra also has a love for that art form that I mentioned earlier known as Steampunk. She has some neat designs in her etsy shop that I am using on a current piece that I am working on. It contains several items that I have been wanting to use in some art, and with Cassandra's images I finally have the design elements I needed to help it all make sense.
I am using some of Cassandra's images along with some old vintage papers (ledger and checks), some fabulous metal finds, a broken frame and a frozen Charlotte doll. You will have to check back soon to see the finished piece. All I have to do now is attach all of the parts and it is something I have been wanting to have a go out ever since I read my first Somerset issue. It's great having the time to do some personal art right now and I plan on doing it even more now being on this design team. If you love to create and use images from collage sheets you should really stop by Cassandra's shop. She has so much more then just Marie Antoinette and Steampunk themed sheets and the quality is outstanding.
You can also check out Cassandra's blog My Artful Adventures to get more great ideas and to read more about her design team. On the right hand column of her blog she lists all of the members with a link to their amazing blogs. I need to list them here as well and will do that soon.
On another note, I just shipped out all of the 4x4 Marie books from a swap I hosted with the group. I knew they would be fabulous, but working with all of these talented artists makes it hard to find words to describe just how great the final book was. I am hosting another 4x4 book with the group with a Halloween/Masquerade theme. I will post a slide show of the finished book soon.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!