Inside My Craft Room – My love wall

As you know, I have a wall were I display art, photographs and paper crafts. I love this space because it is the first thing I see when entering my craft room from the first floor. So it kind of sets the mood before I sit down to create. I am calling this display ‘my love wall’. I snagged some cool heart lights from Target for additional fun lighting for when I work in the evening.

I purchased some wooden X and O blocks from Target and decided it would be fun to paint them. They didn’t come out quite as nice as I would like for two reasons, one I forgot to lightly sand the wood and my gesso that I use to prep the wood was old and chunky!! I made sure to ditch it after I finished this project so I can purchase a new jar.

The fun thing about making things for my craft room is that the pressure is off so I can make mistakes and learn from them without the pressure of something I create for my shop. So I took a couple days to paint these.

I am not sure what to create on this wall next. So I will just leave it up for a while. I mean, come on, who can’t use a little love to inspire them?

Have a lovely day!

Coloring Calendar – February

Yay! I finished coloring this one before the month ended! This one is Hooded Grebes. They were only discovered in 1974 the Hooded Grebe is found in regions across Argentina and possibly Chile. Since their discovery their population has dropped between 80-95% mainly due to the climate crisis which makes their water sources dry up.

For this month, I only used my Prismacolor pencils. I am hoping to use some of my other pencils in this calendar but for this one, I went with old faithful.

I will end this with a video of the Grebes mating ritual. It is quite funny.

Happy Birthday Ella!

Yes, I am officially a crazy dog mom and I bought a dog cake and a couple decor items to celebrate our dog’s first birthday. It is a big milestone and a first for my family. This is our first family pet and we all have grown to love her very much.

Much bribery took place to get her to stay under her birthday banner and the cake was brought out last minute. Based on her size she was to only eat 3/4 of the cake and she tried to down it all in one bite so I had to pry out some to prevent the over indulging diva.

As we witness her going through all her doggie stages, I can only wonder what she will be like a year from now. Right now she is definitely embracing her teenage years and we are working to undo naughty habits. But overall, she has brought so much joy in our household, I am so grateful to be her adoptive mommy.

Have a lovely friends.

Inky Play Friday: Let’s get started…

Hello and happy Friday! It’s my favorite day of the week. It’s cold but super sunny in my craft room this morning. Just the perfect day to work on a custom order for Belinda’s Crafts and then dive back into this beauty I got for Christmas. It’s a coloring calendar of one of my favorite coloring book artists, Kerby Rosanes. I own several of his coloring books this is one of my favorites. In addition to this calendar, it comes in a regular coloring book format with bonus pages that explain why each of the animals are endangered species. So it’s not just theraputic it’s educational.

I decided one way to ensure I make time to color is this monthly calendar. So each month I am challenging myself to complete each month’s page. I am also challenging myself to use different mediums and different pencils on the pages.

The book says that this is snow leopard and that they are found in the high mountain ranges of Central Asia. Their main threat is the expansion of human settlement. Poaching and climate change also threatens their chance for survival.

I grabbed my Copics and started by basing the sky with them. However, they are bleeding through so I won’t use them again. I will test out my Tombows to see if they can work. It will save me a lot of time and I can simply use my colored pencils over the top for shading.

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is taking steps to help the snow leopard thrive again. If you want to learn more about his very important animal, check out what they are doing.

Have a lovely weekend my friends!


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