But I'm not moving far! My studio is an upcycled shed which is now too small for all of my crafty obsessions and supplies. Things have been spilling over into our home's dining room and living room, so Mr. Catnip suggested (ever so thoughtfully) that it might be a good idea to swap out my studio and our "pantry" (read: old millend barn that houses the freezers and household/holiday storage) - that way I would have more room, and could keep all of my crafting messes projects out of the house. Much to his surprise, I agreed! The old barn had already received some interior work a few years back, so painting was first on the studio agenda.
I've had more than my share of Etsy front page time, but today is the very first time I've actually seen one of my items on the front page, and it was a totally random click to Etsy's home page! My thanks to Tracey Garcia Designs, and the gorgeous work of my fellow front pagers!
My love for digital collage art continues unabated, and I've recently opened Vintage Catnip at Etsy to offer my digital creations for sale, as well as continuing to offer quality freebies at my Vintage Catnip blog. I have to admit, I love clicking into my online shops and seeing all of my hours of creativity represented in each listing (don't be shaking your heads, you know you do it, too!).
Wee, wooden eggs handpainted with three layered shades of aqua blue acrylic paint, flecked brown with a toothbrush, and sealed with Ceramcoat satin varnish. The little bird's nest is a found treasure from my backyard.
The easel display is one of my decoupaged digital collage prints, Peony Birds.
This little desktop dresser was a junk store find. Painted a hideous, glossy, lumpy black with warped and sprung sides, it had little appeal. With glue, a few tiny screws, and a distressed turquoise paint job (those ugly lumps peeking artfully through the surface), it now holds my household sewing supplies.