Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Testing testing 123!

I had a huge brainstorm the other day, and that was to download Etsy and Blogger onto my smartphone for ease of blogging and listing my artwork! Granted, using the mini-keyboard on my phone is not the most amazing thing in the world, but if it helps me with blogging, why not try it out?

So here is what I did over on my Starzart channel on Ustream the other day:

It is a sweet little Valentine's Day 4x4" canvie that I just adore! Hope you love it too!!! I have listed it in my Etsy shop--click here to check it out!!!

In other crafty worlds, I have created my tatting vignette at Keep Me in Stitches, a brick-and-mortar shop in my hometown of McCall, Idaho. Linda, the owner, has been exceedingly generous in helping me get set up and allowing me to sell my hand-tatted items and advertising tatting lessons!!! Here is the tablecloth I have been edging to go underneath my goodies.

I am super excited to teach this old and wonderful craft!!!

Well here's hoping this little blogging experiment works!! Fingers crossed!

Have a wicked awesome day!
- Jo

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Wandering back

A sheepish hello from Idaho! After many many moons having been AWOL, I've decided to re-open our online portal to arty eye-candy.  I've been blog-hopping a lot lately, looking for design inspiration and techniques for tatting projects, and I am beginning to understand that blogs have their place in the world.  One of the things holding me back is the thought that I'm just an amateur writer; who would want to read what I have to say???  I'm an amateur artist; who would want to see what I create???  In my blog-hopping lately, I've come to realize that it takes all skill levels, and we're all constantly learning something new, aren't we?  Another thing I have realized is that once we come to adore someone's style, we just can't get enough of it. (Ranza, you listening???)  Probably she is shoveling snow.  We are having the wettest winter here in the Rockies, while the East coast is just getting hammered with snow.  Having been skiing only once this winter, and that on icy crud, you could say I'm a bit jealous.  I'm seriously hoping to develop a blogging habit, and with that being said, I'd like to challenge my fellow blogger to post.  Anything.  Before the end of the month. Preferably with a picture :)