Monday, December 27, 2010

Happy 2011!

It's hard to believe that 2010 is almost over! Where on earth did the time go? 2010 was a good year but I have to tell you I'm hoping for a bit more balance in 2011. A girl can wish, yes? I hope that 2011 brings you all peace, abundance, and love.

I've been working on the product line over the last few months but aside from my website, haven't really shared those new items. Here's a peek at what's been going on in the studio:

This is one of a dozen new hanging magnet boards.

Glass magnets that coordinate with some of the magnet boards. LOVE the graphics on these!

Another hanging magnet board.

Coordinating glass magnets.

This is one of my hanging charms. I'm one of those people that love to hang inspirational items around my house and these charms fit the bill.

A tin framed mirror that has had some of the backing removed and original artwork applied to give the look of antiquity. Love these!

This is a one-of-a-kind shadowbox filled with all sorts of vintage goodies! So is the photo at the beginning of my blog. I've spent alot of time lately working on these and I'm having soooo much fun!

Another shadowbox, of sorts, only this one is done inside an old window.

I'm off now to tend to a house full of teenage boys who claim to be starving! Pizza anyone? Happy New Year and may all your dreams grow wings! XO

Monday, July 12, 2010

Pretty in Pink

I'm leaving tomorrow for the L.A. Gift Show and wanted to take a second to post a little pretty! A small sampling of Mixing Whimsy must-haves! I've been working/playing all winter long creating new products and am off to share the love. Because really, isn't that what it's all about? The love....

It isn't about the product. Not really. It isn't about your store and whether or not my product will work in your store. Not really. It isn't even about the bottom line. (Of course these things are important but they aren't what it's all about.)

It's about the inspiration. Pure and simple. It's about seeing the "pretty" in my booth, or the booth next door,and feeling the pull way down deep in your belly. You know what I'm talking about. It's that tug in your heart that inspires you to go out into the world to make your own "pretty" - a gourmet meal, a love song, or a watercolor of those beautiful pink roses in your garden. Whatever it is that makes you sing, that makes you smile, that makes you say YES! That's what it's all about.

So, I ask you....what is it that makes you smile? XO

Monday, July 5, 2010

We're Not in Kansas Anymore!

Ok, so we didn't really move to the country but compared to where I used to live this is definitely country. And we have the critters to prove it! Our house backs up to a creek and is surrounded by beautiful oak trees so we get a fair amount of "traffic" from the neighbors.

This little guy got caught in the strawberry net. Good for him but not so good for the berries!

These little pups hang out quite a bit in our backyard and think nothing of the paparrazi showing up for photo shoots! They're really fun to watch and are not to dissimilar to "human pups" - what with chasing, biting, wrestling, and even crying out when things get too rough!

We have our fair share of deer too but I never seem to have my camera when they come to visit. Give me a little time and I'm sure they'll be eating out of my hand in no time!

This is a partial view from my studio. Works for me!

And this is a peek from my master bathroom. Also works for me!

Just a little snapshot into our piece of paradise. I'm off next week to the L.A. Gift Show so I have lots of new products to show you. For now, I need to step away from this computer and enjoy the view for a while. XO

Friday, April 9, 2010

I'm Still Here....

Just a brief post to let you all know that I'm still here but had to put blogging on the back burner for awhile. What with trade shows, renovations on a new house and relocating my studio, my plate spinning routine is tenuous, at best! Something had to give girls! I soooo appreciate all of the inquiries and well wishes. It means more to me than you know.

I will return soon with plenty of stories and photos,just as soon as I find the box with my camera!

Big, big hugs!