fabulous fall!

are you feeling energized? have you felt a change in the wind? notice the daylight hours growing shorter minute by minute? fall is my favorite season, my favorite time of the year. for those that have endured an unusually hot summer (and the disappointment of this year's garden!) this is a time of renewal. flora + fauna that knows no better is once again reaching for the sky! a little sunshine and a little rain go a long way.  for me, it is time to unpack the sweaters, pick up the knitting i have left in a basket since may!  time to bake my favorite pumpkin bread and add savory soups to the menu.  the air smells new and fresh and i find it restorative and rejuvenating! 
with all of this energy my project list is growing by leaps and bounds! i keep photos or project ideas in a spiral book, with room for notations or changes.  these are just a few of things i'm working on now. i'll be posting more on monday! and maybe a pumpkin bread picture or two ;)  happy weekend!

coffee table in the works!

and matching end tables ;)

an estate sale trunk i picked up last week! oh what fun!!!

window pane repurposed as a collage/memo board, may add a place for keys too!

lovely collage picture frame for vintage or new photos!


irons in the fire....!

well, nothing literal about that! i don't own anything that must be ironed ;) way too many other things to do! speaking of....a little rundown of what i've been up to recently:
-- i just finished a fabulous e-course by kelly rae roberts on art marketing. it has been a fabulous time and i've made so many new friends throughout the course. we've developed such a support group and network base...it's such an encouragement!
--i've been doing some trash-to-treasure redos in the studio. pix to follow! all of these items were either gathered from the trash or garage sales in town. we have been having a ball coming up with exciting upcycling ideas! 
--building the bokieART website, photographing, scavenging...organizing...making big messes!  and....
--!!! the most exciting news of all:  watch soon for an introduction to my new business partners and an announcement about our new company! the fabulous energy we share, the supportive partners we have, everything has worked together for us to begin this new venture! these are two of the most wonderful women i know and love and it is an honor + joy to be building something so creative and beautiful with them. they are brave, beautiful and overflowing with talent! shortly, a new blog (in addition to this one!) will be up and running. i'll be posting details soon!
--sneak preview of our new business tags being printed TODAY! :D

found this mirror for $5 (paid $4!) at a garage sale last weekend! started out white ;)

after a cleaning i used old book pages to collage entire frame...

stenciling around inner edge and outside of frame was the finishing touch!

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