lots of bands on there i haven't listened to before. love that.
she's a good friend.
one more thing...
i'm thinking of starting some new collections... what's your favorite?
a. cuckoo clocks.
b. japanese fashion magazines.
c. vintage 'elsie the cow' kitchen things.
d. vintage craft kits & supplies.
e. vintage paper dolls or maybe comic books (but only girly ones...).
in other news... i need a haircut, maybe.. and a flea market day without a doubt.
this week shall be work-work-work... but only the good kind and i'll share with you lots of photos of new projects. if anyone has inspiring music, film, or artist inspiration... please, leave me a comment & link.
PS. if you want a July ad on A Beautiful Mess you need to e-mail LA (LA -at- redvelvetart.com) like today. it's almost July..... O-M-G!!
ps. i'm excited about the tattoo ideas. i'll do another post soon with designs to share.
i was a Girl Scout leader for the day... well, sort of. Here's the story....
a few months back i posted pics of a ridiculous (and fun) Girl Scout inspired photo shoot.
Lisa e-mailed me about bringing her Girl Scouts from Nebraska for a visit & craft day at RVA. I was, of course, super excited because it's a dreeeeam of mine to be a Girl Scout leader (my mom was mine!). So, we made plans and today was the day.... the girls drove 6 hours to Springfield and spent the day with me, crafting in my kitchen (that sounds weird.. but my kitchen's really big).
Here are some photos:
we made scrapbooks & comics all day...
so adorable, right? it was fun.
here's a cute photo that one of the girls took in my studio...
& check out the RVA dino merit badges i made the girls....
and how much they enjoyed my (not quite) homemade cupcakes. :D
and last but (for sure) not least.... a few of the AMAZINGly cute photobooth photos they left me on my computer....
i got lots of sleep last night & i feel like a new person!
(these glasses aren't serious... i did wear them out once. but only once... ha!)
funny story: the other day a girl at "anonymous-coffee-chain-place:D" told Jeremy she liked his glasses. but she was sort of laughing when she said it. it was awesome. she was trying to figure out if they were a joke or serious... and then she said "so, what's with those?".
actually, i don't know why i'm still so obsessed with big glasses.
(by the way... best quote from a random person of my week: "i love your tattoos, and i never say that." ha!)
so, this is how it all started..... i designed a few tattoos and then started to get a zillion e-mails asking for designs. i'm overwhelmed, but also SO flattered. so, i've come up with a solution...more below. here's holly's tattoo...
i love her tattoo so much. she had a dream last night for a new design. she's pretty amazing.... but i just wish she lived in my town :(.
soo.... i want to make some tattoo designs that people can use. i can't do them for every individual (unfortunately...sad face) but this is what Holly did... she took several of my paintings, designs in to her artist and had them design her tattoo with those pieces. it is %100 ok with me for people to use any of my art as tattoo designs...it's a huge honor. i only ask that you send me photos after it's done because i loveee to see them! so, if you have a design request, post it here in the comments and i'm gonna make a few new designs, words ect, that you can take to your tattoo artist if you please.
it's an honor... so thank you so much for all of the requests! :)
one more note: i am quite aware that tattoos are not for everyone and this post is only intended for people who find them beautiful. if you have a personal aversion to tattoos in general please do not leave a comment on this post.
Hope your weekend is wonderful!!!
Erin & I are adding new ACEO cards to the site all day today. :D