Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

so another holiday season and year is about to come to an end. the year flew by pretty fast! it was a pretty big year for me, as I put my apartment for sale early in 2013 and actually sold it for a decent price, moved to a new place in Manhattan, all in under one year! Also did some conventions which went really well, so it was a pretty good year. Art wise I am trying to come up with some new products like maybe jewelry? I haven't done any yet because I am fussy about jewelry and want it to have a certain look and feel. The next thing I am definitely going to be working on is an art book, since my coloring book did pretty well. (only 3 copies left!) I am also thinking about getting a tshirt that I designed made. Of course I'd also love to continue working on new artwork, especially new paintings. With that said, I'd like to wish everybody a wonderful and healthy New Year, and for those who celebrate a very Merry Christmas :)

oh and here's the Christmas card I designed this year!




Holiday crafting

I restocked my etsy store and am offering 15% off sale on everything in my store, no minimum order required! Hope all who celebrated had a nice Thanksgiving. I enjoyed the time off and decided to craft a holiday wreath for my new apartment.

I have been really into pompoms for a while (I even started a pompom rug a number of years ago) and they seem to be all the rage these days on pinterest, so I decided to try my hand at making a Christmas pompom wreath! I love to make crafty things and bake, but this is probably the biggest craft project I have actually taken on and finished. The whole thing took a while because I made a pretty big wreath. I used craft yarn from Michaels (the cheap stuff works way better than good quality yarn)  and I used this clover pompom maker to make the pompoms. For the base I used a Styrofoam wreath form and I hot glued the pompoms directly on it.  I would recommend slowly making the pompoms over time and then assembling your wreath. I finished it off with a premade bow and some jingle bells and hung it over the fireplace.

I did not use a specific tutorial, I just found things at Michaels I thought would work but here is a pretty good tutorial courtesy of Blue bird vintage

Hope you are enjoying the holiday season!