Thursday, February 16, 2012

Thinking Big and Sneak Peak-Creative Wings To Fly

Week 2 post op and the pain has settled to a steady gnawing ache in my left shoulder. Its not unbearable, though I curse to the heavens doing the Physio exercises LOL. I've been keeping myself busy doing nothing :o) and the days are creeping by. I got the doctors sick certificate for work in the mail yesterday...6 weeks off...man I thought I would be back in 3-4 weeks! Then to top off my woes a trip to the Optometrist has resulted in me now needing/getting bifocal glasses that I have to wear at all times when I am awake....who knew my feet would like Hobbits feet as I peer at them thru the lower lens part ROFL. As a nurse you would think I am as patient with myself as those I care for but NO...I am hard on myself and being hyper naturally, slowing down is like putting cement wings on my back...I'll still struggle to try to fly *grin*....scoots off out to the clothesline where clothes are hung by throwing with good arm and no pegs used...sling is now back on and back to the computer I go.
I am digressing though. I've been reading and Internet surfing allot. I keep coming across mixed media suppliers that only deal to wholesale people. I order allot of stuff from all over the World as I can't get it here or its just plain cheaper that way. Finding these wholesale only sites has my thoughts racing...should I dare to dream a little dream....maybe think big?....thinking I just may register a business name and start a small mixed media on line shop...stocking art/craft items and some unique things for mixed media and general creative pursuits. Stuff I make I could sell as kits with instructions etc from the site too maybe....thinking thinking.
Its taken me along time to come to realize I am a mixed media artist...I do use artist lightly as I do not have an arts degree but I use mediums for artists and mix them up...so maybe more of an Art Alchemist I suppose. HHHmm Art Alchemy or Alchemy Arts shop maybe??....all just thoughts....heck I don't even know how to make or know someone who makes a website...I shall have to have a chin wag with some friends who do this already and sus it all out. If any off you have some helpful hints regarding my big thoughts jump right on in OK :o)
As I have stated its my Mum's 80th birthday on Friday....me and my slinged armed took all day yesterday to slowly make her a card...well actually my right arm and the "third hand" tool on my desk made the card LOL. My Mum looks in here at times so I wont put the whole card up till she gets it herself but I thought I would show a sneak peak....the base of the card is rust treated card stock so I kept to the rustic colour scheme for my palette. The main image is a photo of my Mum as a teen...around 16yrs old I think holding my cousin. This is a photo taken last week with my Mum Nancye and my daughter Carlia...Mum is in Adelaide were my daughters live escaping her 80th birthday.


This is the photo of Mum I have used on her card...it was blurred and faded so I have cleaned it up a bit in Photoshop. I printed it onto sticky backed fabric..

 A peak at the top left of the card...oh man I so love Gilders Paste...esp the Patina colour

 A rustic gate maybe

 Rustic looking lock and key.

 and some of the words inside...

As I am not allowed to drive at the moment so I'll get Tim (still can't believe my baby boy is driving!!!) to drive me to the Post Office when he gets home from school. I hope Mum likes her card and I shall show you all soon. Back to scanning more old photos in preparation for Mum's book I am yet to make. I have an ink stained hand from yesterdays fun...my hand is happy...I am happy :o)
hugs Annette In Oz...dreaming a little dream...

10 comments:

stregata said...

Where there is a will, there is a way! Love the details of the card. Hard to believe you did it one handed.

Fozzy said...

Annette you goose, you'd make an awesome job of selling mixed media essentials! You'd be up day and night trying to keep up with demand for kits for your creations!! Put my name down for several (hundred) xx

Lauren said...

Glad to hear the arm is slowly healing and you can start creating again. I think your kits could prove quite popular. I've often looked at the jewellery you make and wished I could do something similar.

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

Thanks renate
we all have to have dreams...who knows where this one will lead me...I can use the left hand to hold and do little bits with and I am right handed(non operated side)so yeh I could make the card Ok BUT very very slowly LOL...it actualy made me look at the card with greater detail and stay and play a wee bit more :o)
hugs
Annette

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

FOZZY...oh that has to be you Sharon LOL....thanks XXXX

Glenda said...

You go girl... Get onto it ASAP.

Chris Arlington said...

Wow the photograph turned out well. Love the card details. Lovely patina.
I think you have a great idea with your own online shop Annette. My advise is "just do it"
xo

Night Owl Designs said...

The card looks awesome Annette! Your Mum will love it for sure :-)

Gilli said...

Annette, today I have been awarded the Liebster Blog badge by Diana Taylor and I get to choose five blogs to nominate for the award myself - I wish to make you one of my choices. It is for you to decide whether to proceed, you thank me on my blog, copy the badge to your site and choose your five blogs, all need to have less than 200 followers.

Alice In Paperland said...

I love your blog and i would love it if you started a mixed media shop. I would definately support you!
Jenni

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