Friday, May 27, 2011

happy friday morning and a bit of what's been going on with little ole me....

good friday morning everybody!!
this is where i'll be today...

i enjoy walking through the quarter in the morning before i go to work...
i had forgotten how beautiful that part of the city can be...

i've been away from here for so long. there's been so much going on. i'm not sure i can catch everyone up in just one post...

but i'll try. here it goes...

hearts i made for some new dolls...they are mixed media pieces.
can't wait to show them to you finished!

 the hearts surround a mixed media collage piece i made for my friend, kayala.
she loves frida as much as i do. actually, probably more...


here is a bracelet that kayala made for me! i wear it every day!
 i love it so much and it's so comfortable!!


patches is pouty that i had to go back to work and don't have all day at home with her anymore...


the koi pond at the store i work in now.
when i feel frustrated or down, i just watch the fish swim. it's very soothing.


work in progress wedding cake toppers i made this week.


some new dolls i've been piddling around with. they are part of the mixed media
pieces i was talking about earlier.


i really have missed my paint brushes. glad my muse is coming back around....


and the finished cake toppers - well, almost finished. they still needed to be crackled, antiqued,
and then the bride gets a bit of glitter on her gown.
they will be picked up on tuesday!

so, that's a smidgen of what i've been up to.
i've really missed everyone.
i've been pretty down these last couple of months. trying to hold it together and get used to my new life as a retail employee again.
i sure miss being in my studio every day.
but my job is nice.

so, i guess i better get ready for work.
hope everyone has a happy happy weekend and i hope to see you all soon!!!

♥amber♥

Monday, May 23, 2011

just a little hi from me to thee...

i haven't been around much lately, and i apologize.
there's been peeps in town, birthdays, issues with my schedule, and so much to plan for our upcoming trip to ireland.
i haven't had much time in the studio so i'll just share some pics i took the back yard
today while i was doing laundry...



have a great monday!

♥amber♥

Monday, May 9, 2011

long time gone...new pendants, some doll work, and abney park...

good monday morning dear friends and visitors!
i know, i know...it's been far too long!
please forgive me, but the adjustment period to my new jobby-job has taken far longer than even i expected.

 and i was totally and unexpectedly abandoned by my muse these last few weeks.
i think she just could not deal with my exhaustion and depression.
i did catch her peeking her head around the corner of my studio once or twice this weekend, and i am confident that she will be back in full force sometime very soon.
she dropped in for just a bit to tell me that i haven't been feeding my soul as well as i should and luckily got in touch with my dear friend, ande, who sent a big ole whopping list of all things steampunk for yours truly to sink her sharpened little incisors into.
hello abney park!

we love you!!

so, while i was piddling around in my creative space this weekend i managed to get a few things ready for viewing.....

i just started this line of victorian inspired day of the dead pendants:


they are hand stamped and hand colored on antiqued paper and sealed with a resin.


 however, the resin is not cooperating and i found a better solution - which will be arriving this week, i hope, and i will have them listed in the shoppe this weekend. ( the daylight hours i have at home are not conducive to taking good pictures and my next day off should be thursday, so keep your fingers crossed. the oomoo would like to be listed as well. she's getting a bit bent out shape about it actually).

i also worked a little more on this doll i've been dickering around with for several weeks.


she says she needs a perch...

i'm not sure yet...
i have a feeling she will get her way eventually...


i must confess that i've been out of touch with so many of my dear friends lately, i am not sure if you will remember me when i call on you and your wonderful blogs.
i hope that we can all pick up where we left off!

i have 3 full days of work a head of me and must devote a little time on thursday morning for my quarter time job...but i hope to have some new work listed, some old pieces re listed, and more work in progress ready for your viewing pleasure.

i hope everyone has a fantastic week ahead and i look forward to visiting with everyone more regularly...

cheers!

♥amber♥