Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Paper Love

I've been collecting antique ephemera for years
I'm still buying it!!
a collage envelope
using scanned images
working on this piece
that's on an antique book cover
also working on this
altered antique French book

I also use ephemera
as a backdrop in my photos
The important thing is...
don't hang onto or hoard
your vintage ephemera
for too long,
it does get brittle!
THAT fact keeps me using mine
while I create.

Friday, December 31, 2021

I Was Creative 2021

I guess we thought it would be gone
it isn't
We all ventured out a little more than in 2020
I've never ordered so much online
as in 2020 and 2021
I shipped out a LOT of kits
in order for you to keep your 
creative spirit alive
Truly, don't feel bad for hoarding
all of those supplies
THEY WILL come in handy
for sure!
Shop or no shop
I will always be creative
Let's all try to stay well,
safe & moving forward
See you next year
have a safe 

Friday, December 24, 2021

Christmas Eve 2021


Wishing everyone
wonderful Christmas Eve

Sunday, December 12, 2021

December Hope

I made the decision to close my web shop
I've been thinking about closing for some time now
The website that hosted my shop
was not meeting my expectations.
They did have fast customer service
wonderful help online with issues.
I felt it was time to make a change.
I won't bore you with other factors
that made this decision easy.
If you are a seller on any platform,
you know that fees are going up everywhere.
The pressure to keep my online shop stocked
was keeping me busy & happy
If I can create a few pieces at a time,
then offer them for sale,
I hope to be happier!
I will keep creating
offering on Instagram
(under A Little Bit French)
a few items now & then
(until I find a new site)

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Creative Mindset

When you've been creating as long as I have,
the ideas are always present,
knocking on your door
Sometimes I jot them down
most of the time
I go with the flow
Letting go of hidden treasures
Trying to only create with what I have
Being inspired by crafty genius women
Cutting that expensive French fabric
Special kits just for you
(see...I am letting go)
I miss a few of my creative friends,
some have moved on in life,
others say they've lost that creative spirit.
I am hoping that doesn't happen to me.
I still have a studio/craft room full of supplies!!