Month: January 2011

Earring Making Birthday Party and Camera Mishap

Another awesome birthday party at DIY Studio. My friend Angela set up this birthday party for her 8th grade niece and her friends. I greet them at the door, put down my camera to shake hands, and the next thing I know my camera throws 

Love is in the Air

Ah, Valentine’s Day. The day of romance, sugary sweet cards, chocolate and flowers. I like the idea of Valentine’s Day, really I do. I’m the type of girl who watches sappy Jane Austin films (actually anything that has period costumes coupled with English accents). However 

Letterbox Planting and Badges

It’s a rare winter day in Oregon when it’s not raining. To take advantage of the rare opportunity we headed outside to plant our first Letterbox. The destination? South Salem High School home of the Saxons. We circled the campus looking for a perfect place 

Fairy Art Party

I had such a fun time with this set of girls. The birthday girl loves Fairies and Art so we decided to combine the two for this fun filled birthday party. First I kicked off the party by painting each girl’s face with the item 

Really “Get” Creative, Mythbuster Number 5

Myth 5 “Spending time creating is selfish.” Sure we all live busy lives. There’s only so much time in the day to do all that you want to do, however putting your creativity on the back burner can lead to burnout. One of the things 

Really “Get” Creative, Mythbuster Number 4

Myth 4 “Art is only art if it is fine art, and I’m only creative if I’m creating art.” Remember Subway’s Sandwich artist campaign? I love that campaign because it brings up so many questions. Who thinks that sandwiches aren’t art? And does the sandwich 

Really “Get” Creative, Mythbuster Number 3

Myth 3 “If only I had the time, money, space etc.” Creativity is not something that follows a time clock, flourishes after money is thrown at it, or thrives only in studios. If you’ve got a brain, you’ve got enough space. If you have time 

Really “Get” Creative, Mythbuster Number 2

Myth 2 “I’m not good at it so I’m not even going to try to be creative.” It’s true that people like to do things that they are good at. But have you ever watched a 5 year old create? Usually children jump right in, 

Really “Get” Creative, Mythbuster Number 1

Some people just don’t get it. And I think it’s time that people come to understand what being creative is all about. Yes, creativity is usually looked at in a positive way, however there are many myths about arts and crafts and creativity that just 

Earbob Design

“She could see so clearly now that he was only a childish fancy, no more important really than her spoiled desire for the aquamarine earbobs she had coaxed out of Gerald. For, once she owned the earbobs, they had lost their value, as everything except 

Sugary Sweet Rings

Valentine’s Day is only one month away and it’s never too early to plan ahead. So I am inspired to make a bunch of sweet cabochon rings for the holiday. And to the honor the day even more, I’ve named each ring one of my 

Free Excerpt of Pioneer Woman’s new book

Have you checked out Ree Drummond’s blog yet, come on everyone’s reading it? Pioneer Woman aka, P-Dub is an amazingly talented blogger. From lovely photos of her ranch, recipes to drool over and confessions that make you feel like Ree is your best friend, Pioneer 

History of Letterboxing

After learning of the history, the term Letterboxing makes a bit more sense. Picture yourself circa 1845 England. You are a dandy, Victorian chap named James Perrott and you place a bottle and your calling card in an obscure and difficult to find location at 

Letterboxing Workshop

Looking for something to do outdoors when the weather isn’t so nice? Want to explore new places and sites? Looking for an activity that is free? Well look no further friend, let me introduce you to the head honcho, the superstar of adventure–Letterboxing! Letterboxing is