My Wedding

I’ve mentioned I got married, but I didn’t show you any pictures!

Married March 14, things began shutting down a few days later, so we’ll definitely need a honeymoon redo. But the wedding was fun and beautiful, and we’re married! If you’re reading this and you were one of our guests, thank you for being there with us!

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The world is ending, or maybe it’s not. 

I just got married 5 days ago. A couple people asked if the wedding was still on. We’d been planning it for a year and 2 months, paid all the vendors, arranged everything. Of course it was still on. It was definitely a gathering of more than 10 people and we all sat next to each other to eat, we hugged good bye. Nothing was shutting down yet though 5 days ago. No one was telling us not to gather, at least not telling us loudly enough. I will say, while bittersweet, it’s probably for the best no grandparents were able to come to the wedding.

We’ve both had this week off for our honeymoon. We spent a bit more time with family Sunday, returned all the rentals Monday, went to historic St. Augustine Tuesday.Continue reading “The world is ending, or maybe it’s not. “

My Life these Past Few Months

I haven’t written a blog in who knows how long. I haven’t visited other people’s blogs, in large, for that same amount of time. I haven’t made many new toy photos, that I would consider finished work, in about that same amount of time too.

But right now, I really want to write a blog post. I told myself not to apologize on here anymore, and so I’m not, but I will give you an update on what I’ve been up to, and why I am so terribly bad at keeping up with my own blog challenge.Continue reading “My Life these Past Few Months”

When Life Gets in the Way, Revel in All the Miniatures Around You

Life

Traveling for work, preparing for a move, planning a wedding, all while trying to keep up art motivation has been trying. That said, I’m still buzzing with ideas, but creating when I’m more in the mood for relaxing leads to half hearted photos that don’t match the vision in my head.

Instead I’ve been reading fiction and memoirs, rather than reading for research, watching movies, spending time with family and truly basking in the life I have around me. Allowing myself the space to breathe, and not stress about not living up to social media posting standards and my own harsh criticism of my artistic practice, has given me time to find fulfillment in other things, and to form new artistic ideas. Continue reading “When Life Gets in the Way, Revel in All the Miniatures Around You”

Woodburning a Guest Signature Board for my Wedding (video)

I’m getting married in March and rather than a traditional guest book, we’ve decided to have our guests sign a wooden plaque with paint pens. I burned what will be our last name and a few wildflowers on the board and guests will sign around them. Watch the video above to see the full process!

Open Bezel Resin Earrings for my Wedding

I’m getting married in 2020, and keep seeing items with that in mind. My colors are blue and gold, and shortly after becoming engaged I sew these jewelry charms at the craft store, and knew I had to use them for a resin project. So I got some dried flowers and off I went. Check out the video above and let me know what you think.

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