Tuesday, January 4, 2011

hello 2011

shimmer- hello 2011

as i was "working" in the studio i accidentally spilled a jar of sequins all over the floor. my first reaction was how lame i was. i totally forgot to close the lid. in looking at the mess i instantly saw this shimmery happy mess as the prettiest mess i've made yet. it's so easy to stop looking at things with a different perspective. or maybe i'm just going crazy :) but i've been reflecting. pondering. willing and working at finding new ways to explore 2011 with a shimmery new perspective. my father always says to not wish for things that people can steal from you, but to pray for things that can never be stolen. like happiness. wisdom. hope. grace. love. i want 2011 to overflow with a lovely shimmery light of all these things in my mind, my heart and my soul. i'm ready :)

as i was looking through my files, (having another "back your things up" party in the studio today :) i found a few pictures of the only other mini i completed in 2010. it was for a class i taught early on in the year. i'm happy with it because i used the album filled with papers & embellishments i designed. And i had so much fun teaching spray paint & crazy sewing skills to the loveliest group of women. i hadn't shared photos of it so here you are... i hope you enjoy xo.

art as life

1 year

2 diy

3 crafted by

inspiration anthro


lovely art

i wish you a shimmery & lovely day for the rest of 2011


Kasey said...

These pages just took my breath away! Love!

Have a great night!

curlyqmosaics said...

What a gorgeous mini! Love all the detail...paint splatters, felt flowers, doilies...so yummy! TFS! When are you opening your new store?


Oh, that we would all spill more sequins on our floor. And then be like you, Debee, and take the time to enjoy that moment. Good work.


Emily said...

I absolutely love how your father put it! What a great saying to take into life everyday. Your pages are amazing, as always:) Happy New Year!

Love, Carrie said...

oh, i am so happy to see these pages!!! i ordered a kit from scrapbook oasis and never received it...i was so sad...but now i'm happy! they are just beautiful!!!

<3 Carrie

naomi chokr said...

happy new year debbie! I can't wait to see all the lovely projects you are going to post this year!!

Jenny said...

What a happy and bright way to start 2011!! Happy New Year!!! I'm inspired already!

Wanda said...

Debee, we were just reflecting on how much we LOVED your class at Reflections! (see what I did there?) This book was so much fun! I hope you teach there again!

Jess Amazing said...

Hey, I was in that class and I LOVED it! I loved it so much that I bought a second kit, and I have the last page with the felt flower/art on it hanging on my inspiration board. I love it and smile every time I see it. Reflections was a TON of fun and I use your techniques ALL the time so THANKS for an awesome class.

Come back soon! Here's to an awesome 2011.

Catalina said...

Happy New Year! Love your style!

Mel said...

Holding tightly to the words of your Dad! Brilliant I say:)
Happy New Year. Hoping all of your shimmery dreams come true in 2011!

Jennifer Evans said...

Totally love the pages! I am missing my spray can due to the wicked weather outside. :( Wet, wet, wet! The splatters are "perfect" on the last page. Sigh!

b.ary said...

I also took your class @ Reflections, and I LOVED it! You are super talented & I love reading your blog! Thanks for sharing your dad's words, he sounds like a wonderful man...you are very lucky :) have a happy new year!
Take care, Belinda :)

bec said...

love your work!

melissa deakin said...

this is gorgeous, debee!
you are so talented.
happy 2011!