Monday, November 19, 2012

Holiday Monkeys

These little monkeys are all dressed up for the holidays, though it's a little hard to see them against the wild patterns of the chair!

I took this photo at a high-end home decor shop I like to visit, especially during the holidays when they have all their Christmas decorations dispersed around the store.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Chartreuse Ornaments

I'm getting myself psyched up for my annual trek to the Christmas warehouse! 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Christmas Time Again

Another year has gone by and here we are again, getting ready for the holidays. Next weekend I will make my annual pilgrimage to the Christmas warehouse and photograph the designer trees they have on display...I can't wait!!

Wouldn't it be nice to have the space to store your ornaments like this? Decorating the tree would be a cinch!

I love the wrapping paper on these boxes. I think the green one is my favorite.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Art Journal Page - Friendship

Here's an update on what I've been up to on my other blog. I've challenged myself to work in my art journal and post my progress once a week. To help me along, I joined a weekly art journaling group.

This page was a challenge for me. The groups' directive this week was to use tape as a design element on your page. As many art supplies as I have, believe it or not, I do not have any decorative tape. So I used what I had--masking tape.

This spread started out over a year ago as a color experiment. I used a paint chip from the hardware store as inspiration for my color scheme. But of course, the page needed MORE!
I found a quote I liked by George Washington about friendship, which became the theme for my page. Then I looked for an image of George in my magazine clipping files and found this reproduction postage stamp.

I started taping and gluing and then went over my additions with a light coat of unbleached gesso.

I haven't decided if the page is done, but I worked in my art journal! Yay for me! :)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


December seems to be the time for me to make changes and new resolutions. It was December two years ago that I opened my second Etsy shop. Why wait until January when I can get a head start a month earlier, eh? ;)

The art journaling I've periodically featured on my blog has moved to Wordpress, come along! I've named my new blog "My Creative Muse" and will focus primarily on art journaling and the creative process.

Bookbinding topics can be found on my Emerson Bindery blog.

I'll keep the Studio B/UberArt blog around but I just feel like I need a fresh start. I've been rather directionless and without a clear theme here, yammering about whatever comes to mind. The Christmas posts I do here have been very popular but as much as I love Christmas, that isn't my passion--I want my posts to come from my heart. I hope y'all will transition with me and enjoy my new theme!


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Twelve Days of Christmas Trees: Day 12

The final day of my series!

My own Christmas tree

My theme this year is purple

My Greyhound Pup

In memory of my Cocker Spaniel

Even though he's not purple, I love putting birds throughout my tree.
See the peacock peeking from behind? :)

And thus concludes my Christmas Tree decor series. I hope you enjoyed it. Merry Christmas!
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