Monday, August 29, 2011

Sunny Day

Finally I have taken some time to paint a new landscape to my collection. I at first struggled over the background probably because I got a little rusty over the summer break. I decided to repaint the sky

because it didn't look just right to me. The end result to me looks better on the second try.

The winner of the PS Its in the Details cute little strawberry lemonade collection is Kitty Cat!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Blog Feature: Patty Schaffer

When you first get a glance at Patty's designs you're immediately drawn to the color and orginality. Patty started designing her Etsy shop PS It's In The Details in September of 2008. She is a stay-at-home mom with a degree in Graphic Design and Etsy was the perfect fit for her. Patty could do what she loves while still being home with her children.

Patty truly gets inspired by paper and all its pretty patterns. She worked part time at a scrapbook store a few years ago and would literally get so excited when the new orders would come into the shop. It was like Christmas when she opened the boxes of new product! She keeps an inspiration notebook as well. Patty rips out images from magazines that inspire her and tapes them into her notebook. Maybe a color combo strikes her as pretty, or a technique someone used. Anything at all that sparks an idea. She uses those ripped out images as a springboard for her own designs.

In addition to designing her beautiful paper products, she also loves photography and is known affectionately by her family as Paparazzi Patty. She also loves gardening. Patty grew up around her family's greenhouse business and has always had a love of flowers. She enjoys working her herb garden and planting container gardens and perennials. Patty lives on seven acres and has dreams of lots and lots of gardens filling her yard someday!

Patty's studio is nestled in a corner room. She has lots of supplies stuffed into drawers and closets. Patty hopes to one day have her own separate studio built.

Patty is generously offering these Strawberry Lemonade Collection Trees to one of my readers. Just leave a comment for a chance to win. The winner will be announced August 29th.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Finished Products

Well here is my first batch of fall ornaments all ready for a few shows I am exhibiting in. Now I will make several more duplicates to the collection. I can already start feeling the evenings are starting to slowly feel a little cooler. The only thing I don't look forward to is the early dark evenings.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Art Blocks

Hopefully this week now that the kids are back in school I can have some creative time. I am going to be putting these art blocks up in my shop.

Monday, August 1, 2011

New Designs

This week is the last week for my kid's summer vacation. We just have a few more things to get ready for next week. So needless to say creative time is very limited. I did get some time to paint a few of these ornaments for my upcoming shows this fall.