Sunday, November 4, 2007
Anyhow, I am still coming up with new ideas for pretty things to embellish life. My current focus is the upcoming Kris Kringle Fair in Qualicum Beach. I think until then I will concentrate on creating beautiful Christmas products and resume this blog in December. It will also include musings and more personal elements then EllaBella.
Look forward to chatting in the near future
Sunday, September 2, 2007
Can you believe September is already upon us!!! The newsmakers coined this summer "The summer that never was". Somewhat appropriate, however, even through the rain and clouds we had a speckling of the most beautiful, pristine sunshine coupled with light windy days which made outdoor activities all the more enjoyable.
Many thanks to our loyal customers at both the Nanaimo Farmer's and Craig Street Markets. It was a real pleasure meeting you all and I look forward to recontecting later this fall.
It's funny how inspiration strikes - a chance overheard conversation, a glance at a bookcover in the library, a beautiful piece of fabric, the pattern on the skin of a canteloupe (yes, I even tried inking it to make a print!!). It is these wonderful times that fuel the brain and creations spurn forth.
Currently I am torn with creating beautiful pieces for the baby nursery and children's rooms keeping in mind the changing seasons and upcoming holidays. Sometimes everything is dropped to go on a photo shoot for upcoming projects. Alas the beauty of art...
Look for the above sweet image in future mixed media canvases for rooms with small children. They remind me of old fashioned stories, Beatrix Potter style. They were fun to create and they will be fun to view.
Stay tuned and happy long weekend :D
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
Well, I have been very busy these past few weeks at KEWDESIGNS. We are currently renovating our basement with an additional bathroom which will facilitate not only our family but future clients to the studio which is coming in the near future. Exciting!!
These "Nursery Clocks" are my latest creation. They are 8"by8" and absolutely gorgeous in a baby's room. It is my hope to continue with this line and will incorporate both girl and boy styles.
Market day on July 27th was our most successful to date. We were blessed with having the most wonderful corner location on the main level looking over the sea and coastal mountains. It was a pristine summer day and we really enjoy chatting with all of the out of town guests to Nanaimo. I am very grateful for their business and sincerely hope they all enjoy their beautiful new albums and wall art.
Both Ann and I have finalised a company name in which we will market our own line of scrapbook embellishments, ribbon and eclectic altered paper art - EllaBella Design Studios!! We are proud to be Canadian owned and operated and it is our intention to forge a place for our wonderful creations in the ever-growing scrapbook industry. Exciting days ahead...
Remember to enjoy your day.
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Sunday, July 1, 2007
Saturday, June 30, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
Secondly was while watching that Ikea summer sale commercial where the odd looking women gets into her car and tells her husband to drive all the while yelling "Woooooooooooooooo...!!!!"
Now we've all had that feeling before leaving a store getting a sweet deal. Their advertising worked - it made me smile.
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Welcome to Everyday Moments at KEWDESIGNS. My intention is to share musings, thoughts, stories and ideas along with photos of current and past works of arts, paper arts, garden creations and laughter of my two most sweet and wonderfully lovely children - Elizabeth & Quinn.
I am very excited about sharing everyday moments in this "new to me" medium. It is my hope to stay current and be connected to family, friends, colleagues and clients.
Even on the most ordinary and uneventful day we should find something to smile about - a memory, a joke, a glance out the window revealing a flower, a dog or a bird, an interaction with a loved one or just a classic episode of Seinfeld!!!
These special quiet (or not so quiet) moments are what makes life....well, life. I intend to take a moment (or several) to smile, reflect, give thanks and most importantly play. ENJOY!!!