Studio, life and garden

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My writing station

This week has been big for my family and I. It was Tristan’s first week back at school. A welcome change for me and my family, this change has brought with it a return of some time that was lost during the summer months.

I am not just saying that I have regained my sanity but I am asserting that I have been granted the opportunity to write and create more freely.

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New display made from found wood

Already I have created several jewelry displays out of found wood. I have also created over 30 new jewelry pieces, painted two new paintings and begun the process of creating new small booklets out of upcycled vintage materials.

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Two small new paintings

I am so proud of my progress in this past week and am delighted to share with others. In the coming weeks I will be a vendor at two craft fairs. I also have some pieces for sale at Anita’s funky emporium, including a God’s eye box I created and a pair of earrings made with vintage glass buttons.

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Another new display

Be on the look out for the classes I will be teaching in September. I will be teaching classes on bookmaking 101 in the class room at hobby lobby. These classes will teach basic book making skills. I will have more information on these classes in the coming week.

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Small booklet

I also hope to be creating a new line of ornaments this year in addition to the ornaments I have sold in the past. I will be selling these on the annais etsy and possibly at the lemoyne as well. 

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St Francis overlooks my tribute to him

In the garden there are exciting updates as well. I pulled out the tomatoes and planted lettuce and bok choy. The peppers are going crazy and we have an overabundance from just two little plants.

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My little front yard veggie garden

I am still able to gather many fresh herbs and all of the flowers are doing quite well.

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Flowers are doing well

Some of the plants that I collected from vacant lots are establishing themselves and even having babies.

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Captured flower from a vacant lot. It has yet to be identified.

I am so excited for what the future holds!

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