October 29, 2008
I really love calligraphy. The problem is that I am so much of a perfectionist, it takes me dozens of times of writing something before it passes my approval. Sometimes, I don't even approve it, but get tired of looking at it so I call it finished. There is a saying out there that an artist never finishes, he just walks away. I find that has to be true in my case otherwise I would never frame anything! This is detail from a piece I did for my brother's long awaited graduation from college. I think he approved. This is one I did for my friend for her birthday. She loves purple. If you look closely, you can see her name in the background and then several words that I would use to describe her in the foreground. What do you think? Should I custom make and sell these in my Etsy shop?
Another one of the things I love to make is altered letters. I did this for my daughter's wall in her room. These make excellent gifts, I have given just the first initial for birthday gifts and Christmas gifts.
October 26, 2008
October 21, 2008
K. was watching me make these for my Etsy site the other night.
She (my 5 year old) decided to make some of her own. Here are her ceramic tile magnets...
October 17, 2008
I finally listed some items in my Etsy shop. No pressure to sell, just have fun creating things to share with others. View it here at www.creationsbylanie.etsy.com. If you see something you would like custom made in your favorite colors, let me know!