Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Finding Spring Flowers

I've been updating Etsy lately with new flowers, wreaths, and copper tiles.  As I was updating this grouping of pieces came together in my shop.  They reminded me so much of spring I had to share.

Here in central IL spring is coming and going, but I should be happy it's at least teasing us with coming.  I spent the early months of this year in a creative whirlwind.  I finished 12 pieces!  And I've already did my first show this year.  The last few weeks I've been finishing up a couple of other projects, including working on our house.  As soon as I finish up a few of those, I plan to switch back into creative mode again.  I have more ideas and flowers to make.  One challenge I want to attempt is to go bigger!

Thursday, March 03, 2016

a few more new 2016 pieces

Here are some more newly finished pieces.  I will be at the Spring Bloom Art Festival in Bloomington IL next Saturday.  If you are in the area come and check us out.

The Thistle is 8"x8"
Flame Flower is 8"x6"

Blue Swirls is 6"x6"
Grape Vine is 8"x8"

Monday, February 08, 2016

2016 Flower Copper Tiles some finished pieces

I've spent the last month working and riding a creative wave. I was accepted into Spring Bloom so I knew I needed to increase my stock. I just finished putting all the finishing touches on 6 new pieces. I'm hoping to finish 4-5 more before the Spring Bloom show.

Twin Buds is 6"x8" and then in a 1 inch frame.

Lime Crown is 8"x8" and then in a 1inch frame

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Remember when it was 2015?

Yeah, back last summer when I was still attempting to blog?  And then life happened as usual and we went on vacation, we planned and had our bathroom and part of our kitchen redone, R started soccer, and then he started school!  I went back to work 5 days a week, slashing my creative time to nothing.  BUT I did start a new position at work and it's been fabulous.  I trained and ran in 2 5K's.  There has been a lot of adjusting.  I was in two other art fairs last year, and I was in two galleries over the holidays.  It was a good year for me.

This year is starting off just as busy.  I am already prepping for my first art fair.  I've applied to 3 this year, and have heard back and been accepted into Spring Bloom in Bloomington IL again.  I loved this show last year.  It is a one day show and it's super early this year, Saturday March 12 from 10 to 4.  It is in the Brown Ball room at ISU...which is a new venue.  I'm upgrading my booth this year to display my copper tile series.  I am just as smitten with this technique as I was last year at this time when I was developing it. 

Have I mentioned that my website is live again? is up and I have a gallery of all my copper tiles on the site.  I haven't and I'm not sure if I will, put the tiles on Etsy.  But if anyone is interested in a tile, email me and I can send you a price and we can go through there.  I still have my Etsy shop, and right now plan to keep it with my flowers and ornaments. 

This space will probably be pretty quiet.  My hope if to post pictures of pieces as I finish them.  But if you want to see the pieces come together, and see them as soon as I finish them...follow me on instagram.  I post flower pics, beading pics, flaming copper pics, life pics.  I enjoy that platform most.  You can find me @crymsonflower

Both of the pieces in the pictures are on my work table and in progress.  Exciting flowers are being made in 2016!