Saturday, January 29, 2011

Featured on CAAT Team Blog

If you haven't heard of Etsy before, then you should check it out! There are thousands of unique sellers on Etsy. But Etsy is a place for handmade work by artists and craftsmen/women to sell their work.  If you have read this blog before, you probably know that I have 2 shops on Etsy.  One is call HeartHomes and the other was my first shop, Beth's Art and Clay Designs

I am a member of a team on Etsy called CAAT which stands for 'Complimentary Art and Things'. It is a team that helps to showcase and promote artists that sell their art on Etsy.  Today I am being featured on the team blog.  I hope you will check it out and the other artists in the group! 

Hope you enjoyed my feature! And thanks to the Caat Team

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Bennett's Love of Art Show

I will have some of my art on display and for sale at Bennett's Nursery in Jonesboro, AR February10th  through March 10th.  There will be other artists works on display as well, so I hope you will stop by and shop for some beautiful and original art!  There will be an opening reception on February 10th, from 7 PM to 9 PM.

I will add more information closer to the opening.

Have a nice day!
♥ Beth ♥

Friday, January 21, 2011

Did I mention that I Love Snow?

I have another long weekend, thanks to the snow day that we got today.  The snow started falling Thursday around noon.  Once the sleet and freezing rain switched over to snow, our students really started getting excited and totally focused on when they would let us out of school.  Of course, most of our students have little experience driving on the frozen stuff, so I had to agree that we needed to let school out before the roads got too bad.  Finally the word came that school would let out at 2:20. That's less than an hour early, but I guess its better than the usual 3:15.  I went out to my car to clear off the windows about 1:30, but had to clear them off again at 2:25 when I was leaving the school.. The snow was coming down pretty fast. Well, I'm sure that I've mentioned before that I do LOVE snow! I love to watch it snow, I love to photograph the snow...I just love it. But I do know that I would not love to live in the North where they have to shovel the snow, because it doesn't melt before the next snow.  Around here, it snows, we enjoy looking at it for a few days, if we are lucky, and then it melts.  We may get one or two good snows (where everything is covered with the white stuff) during a good winter.  The sun came out for a little while this morning, but don't let the road fool you, it was covered with ice. The temps were very cold last night, so the roads were pretty slippery this morning.

So Friday, on my snow day, I just felt like taking it easy and enjoying the time off.  Saturday, I hope to be able to spend the day working on some art projects that are waiting for me.

Hope you have time to be creative this weekend,

Thursday, January 20, 2011

I've been featured!

I've been featured in a blog called "The Redheads Homestead'.  Susan is a fellow artist on Etsy and has featured my blog on her blog.  She sent me some questions to answer, so if there is anything that you ever wanted to know about my Etsy shop and my inspiration, well you can find it here. 

You can visit Susan's Etsy Shop here, Susan Williams Designs, where she sells her beautiful jewelry designs, so go take a look!

Thanks, Susan, for the feature!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Long Weekend for Creating!

I'm excited to have a long weekend to have extra time for creating! The cold weather is slowing down my productivity! I've been spending more time wrapped up in a blanket on the couch, but I need to get busy creating!  I'm hoping for some warmer weather and sunshine soon. I have worked on some clay houses this week and will be working on more soon.  I have a few orders of pen and ink house portraits to work on over the next few weeks.  I would love to pull out my colored pencils and work on something different, but that will have to wait.   I'm signing up for a couple of art events to show my work in February, so I need to stop hibernating and start creating. 
Check out the hanging hearts that I have created. Valentines Day is coming up!

Have a nice weekend!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Year, Fresh Start

I don't make New Years resolutions, but I do love a fresh start and the prospect of new opportunities. Last year was definitely a busy year in all aspects of my life. My art has kept me extremely busy at the same time my teaching job has kept me extremely busy. The busy season leading up to Christmas was especially good, for which I am thankful for. But for now, I am taking things a little slower for a few weeks. I realized that I must take time off to recharge. School started back Monday, so I'm back to work with my students which is very inspiring to me. So I'm looking forward to new ideas and making some decisions and looking for new opportunities.

Hope you have many blessings and opportunities in 2011!

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