Thursday, July 26, 2007

Creative bonanza...

My muse is buzzing....here are last nights projects for my Junk Bonanza booth. Mini-inspiration boards made with a vintage tray covered with fabulous barkcloth and old clothing buttons with magnets on the back to place little bits of this and that to inspire.My new business card:)Altered composition books made with old Raggedy Ann and Andy pages and fun little vintage treasures.My son is going through a rough time lately, so he's been very challenging. I think my coping mechanism is to keep busy! What a great stress relief art is!

20 comments:

Heartinmyhand said...

Wow what a great use for those old TV trays. love them

Lilli said...

Buzz, buzz. You certainly are busy as a bee, Sweetie. I love your original ideas.

Good luck riding through the rough times. This too shall pass, and how lucky you are to have a fulfilling passion that not only takes your mind off troubling issues, but makes the world a better place by inspiring us, your creative sisters :)

Carolyn said...

Kari - these are beautiful trays ! I LOVE THEM ! I would love to visit your Junk Bonanza booth ,and buy one of everything ;o) Your new business cards are gorgeous , please can i have one - for my inspiration board ? ? PLEASE !! ;o)
And i hope your rough period with your son will soon pass x

Hagit said...

WOW! Your treys are lovely!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful inspiration boards, Kari. It is a blessing how theraputic art can be for us all.

sharon said...

Everything you are making for Junk Bonanza is beautiful and refreshing. You are certainly an inspiration. Can't wait to read your article when it comes out next week.
I agree with you about art being a great stress reliever. It has helped me through some rough times also. Good luck with your little boy.
sharon

Anonymous said...

Hang in there ArtsyMama. Your troubles are soothed by knowing others can relate and understand (I do). Being creative helps your family see that, Mama's stays strong, through her Art. Pace yourself, busy bee....... You have so many pretties for the Junk Bonanza, wish I lived close (CA). I look forward to meeting you at Silver Bella. Thanks for sharing all your creations. I truly enjoy stopping by your blog.
Happy Days.........
Karla Smith

GeorgiaPeachez said...

I don't know how you find the time to be so off the charts creative!! Your booth is going to be just divine, I wish you the best of luck and good times! I bought my copy of "Artful Blogging" today and the pages on your blog are just beautiful. Thanks for the continued inspirations! xo, suzy

BonnieRose said...

love it all... and those business cards.. wow!!!!!!!!

lia said...

oh, love the comp. journal covers...what a great idea! I have to try that. When you have a chance I'd like to chat with you about JustBe. I wonder if we'll have time to make some inchies...lol...
Lia

Bonnie said...

Hi Kari!
Your trays are so beautiful! I don't know how you get so much done! I am always amazed at the creativity flowing out of you so effortlessly!
TFS!

The Glitter Fairy said...

Great stuff! Love your blog, too.
Laurie

linda said...

All your stuff is fun fun fun! Whatever doesn't sell needs to show up in your etsy shoppe (hint hint). Can I just tell you how much I enjoy - on a DAILY basis - the apron art that I got from you!!! Love it!! All the best!! LindaSonia

Donna said...

Good girl Kari! You're coming along nicely. Cranking out all sorts of beautiful things. I like what you did with the trays and I think your ribbons are beautiful. The hanger is just fabulous. Love it. I can't even look at that pile of millinery flowers because it make me almost physically sick with envy. What a find. If I had a pile of vintage millinery flowers that big it would have cost me several hundred dollars!
Keep pluggin' girl!

sharon (glitterangel) said...

Wow you have been busy, lovely work!

Kristina Lewis said...

I love the trays! I am so coming to the Junk Bonanza! You are so inspiring!

Kimla Kay said...

Wish I could shop at your booth! The Raggedy Ann & Andy books are great...brings back fond memories of my own Raggedy Ann. You have lots of diverse goodies and a killer cute business card.

m i c h e l l e said...

Oh what sweet treats! I just want to kiss them all....mmmmmwwwwahh!

I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers Kari, dear.

Hugs,
Michelle

Allison said...

I'm so amazed by the continual creative process - every post is a set of new creations. I love the trays morphed into an inspiration/message board! And I can see how creating allows you to relieve stress and put your mind in a different place for a little while. We all need a way to do that.

allie
www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

Vicki C said...

OH... I am soooo glad I caught this post. I'm totally inspired by your trays. I just bought a bunch at a sale..thinking there had to be something fun to do with them for a class. This has me thinking. Thanks for the inspiration!