Things are happening fast around here these days and I am not used to that. I am not complaining AT ALL. I just don't want to get too far behind as I watch and enjoy some really exciting thing going on in my creative life.
One Little Moment is my etsy shop dedicated solely to my Polaroid prints. Initially I had been selling my prints in my scissors.paper.glue etsy shop even though it didn't seem like the right "fit". Now with the book coming out it seems to be the perfect time to have a shop dedicated to my prints. Right now I have filled the shop with some past favorites and best sellers. I will continue to update the shop with print images from our WORD collaboration and many more that have never been seen. I have 1000's of Polaroid and I need to get busy.
I am excited as I have already been featured in twodifferent treasuries and I just started adding prints a week or so ago. Please take a look and consider buying a print for a special birthday gift or the upcoming holidays.
You can also pre-order our WORD collaboration book in my shop right here.
It doesn't look like much but to me it changes everything. This is my studio space. M.I.N.E I will be able to work on my artwork and photography whenever I want. I never have to put anything away or worry about cleaning up my mess. Because it is all mine.
and it is connected to this:
A gallery. To have art shows and stuff like that.
I can't tell you how relieved I am in. Just by moving into this space in the past week I once again feel the need to create. I am excited. I am inspired. The thought occurred to me many times over the past few years that, that "feeling" might be gone forever and I was scared and really, really sad.
The space doesn't look like the above picture anymore. I have transported most of my art supplies and lots of inspiration to my new creative home. My sweet hubs has been there, measured and is ready to install shelves and build a custom desk. I already LOVE being there.
It has been a trying couple of years but I am ready to be an artist again. Wish me luck!
It is with mixed emotions that I compost this post. The twenty-fourth and final post for the W O R D collaboration with Jen of Painted Fish Studio. This project has been so many things for me. A creative lifeline, a godsend, a welcome distraction yet at times a creative challenge and a lesson in discipline and accountability. I am so thankful to Jen for her constant support, her amazing talent and most of all her friendship. With all that being said and while I am sad this will conclude the collaboration on our blogs, I am so excited to announce that W O R D :: a polaroid collaboration will be available in book form very soon. We have decided to self-publish our collaboration. We have established awebsite and a blog and will have updates about the book, the creative process and release date there and of course I will keep you updated here as well. A most sincere thank you to all who commented and were inspired by our collaboration.
Sooo on that note...
Here is Jen's photo ::
caption :: the park & lake car wash sign hasn't changed much in the last 30+ years -- the colored balls were there when i was a child. driving by is bittersweet...
Here is my photo ::
Caption :: My absolute favorite toys from childhood
polaroids were taken this weekend. some by me. others by my very talented friend cori kindred. i'm excited to share them with you. soon.
i did a closet/room clean out this weekend and it was so many things. overwhelming. inspiring. exhausting. i forgot how cool some of the stuff i've collected over the years is. our space is just so tiny right now, it is easily overtaken by stuff. so most of it is tucked away. and you know the old saying, out of sight out of mind.
in doing this clean out i have been inspired to start collaging again. i REALLY REALLY miss it. and i have so many supplies to do so. that was the original intent of this blog. to show my collage creations, hence the name scissors.paper.glue. somewhere along the way i found a polaroid camera, got a divorce, moved to portland. my love for paper took a back seat and my creativity got a little lost. i want to try again though.