Monthly Archives: March 2014

Hawaii Getaway – I wish!

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HawaiiThis is the latest hubcap and the first one I have done in over 2 months.  It was great to get back painting.  Through a community service program, my team adopted twin, 11-year old girls and made them a part of the team.  One has down syndrome, but the two have become more like my little sisters than I would have ever imagined.

Although their birthday was a month ago, this is the hubcap I have painted for them.  Their favorite animal is a sea turtle and they absolutely love Hawaii, so I went for a bright, fun hubcap for the girls and I can’t wait to see their faces when I give it to them!  And, as with pretty much all of my hubcaps, I’ve fallen in love with it too and want to keep it.  I swear that’s always the case.

I think this is one of my best hubcaps though and it got me back into my creative space:)  Have a good Tuesday and dream a little bit of some summer weather when you look at this painting!

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The Creative Space

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I know the area around me always has a huge impact on my mood, productivity, and also creativity.  I love color and need a space that makes me happy.  I also find I am a lot more apt to finish my projects if I have a place specifically set aside for crafting, painting, and anything that I am in the process of making.

Given my roommate’s dislike of times when I have paint, hubcaps, yarn scraps, scissors, brushes and who knows what else strewn across our kitchen table for days on end, I had to relocate to my bedroom.  My bedroom is tiny – as in I can’t even fit a queen size bed and I don’t have a dresser.

The small space has not killed my creative work place though!  I am currently restricted to only a cards table, but it is entirely mine and I never have to clean it up:)  And as you can see, it gets pretty messy.  But it gets me through the rough times and is my little place where I can sit in my own world and work.  I love it.craftspaceThings critical to my crafting space:

  • Materials (ranging from hubcaps and paint to paper and stickers)
  • My fish for inspiration (Diablo in the background)
  • Christmas lights lit up (could not capture in picture, but they are to the right)
  • Clutter
  • Color

I hope this inspires you to make your own crafting space.  It doesn’t have to be large, and there are no prerequisites.  Basically, it’s what my brain looks like if it were displayed on a table: multiple things happening at once, colorful, vibrant, detailed, and lively.