Just got back from a California coastal cruise with my husband

I had a great time .  We visited Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Catalina and Ensenada.  I unfortunately sprained my ankle very badly in San Francisco so my vacation was cut kind of short.  But I still had time and took some photos which I will put up in my etsy store when i get them ready.ImageImageImage

Just finished a hand made Steampunk Spirit journal smashbook with a paper clay cover

I have been playing with air dried paper clay as part of my art process for a while now.  I made this steampunk art card from that clay plus metallic paints .  The other theme in my work recently is making practical art.  Art that can be enjoyed and used everyday in a person’s life.  This journal’s cover started out as a steampunk paper clay art card with gears, metallic paints , handmade spirit face , clock and Swarovski crystals. When it was finished,  it called out to me to be a cover of an art journal. I love the blues and browns that make this cover so unique.

The inside of this journal/ smash book has added envelops, tags, collages, metallic painted pages, stamped images, fold outs and many more features to surprise you. Some of the lined pages have been left alone for you to journal and some have been pasted together to support your photos and drawings.

This journal ties together with a baby blue  ribbon and  it has a matching blue ribbon with a metal key on the end for a bookmark. It is an exquisite piece of practical art that you can use everyday or to record the memories of a special trip.

 

It is on sale in my etsy store;  https://www.etsy.com/listing/184752996/steampunk-spirit-journal-smashbook

 

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Stop by Enchanted Rose Products etsy store for some lovely gifts

I am so impressed by my friend’s etsy store that I decided to feature it on my blog.  This is my first feature so I hope I get things right, if not please forgive me…lol

Here is the introduction that she wrote; “I have been creative most of my life. Looking for one-of-a-kind (OOAK) jewelry, soaps, watercolors, photography, eye-glass lanyards, candles, bookmarks and sometimes a bit more or less? Then check out my shop.

Just added a clearance section – but once the listing is over -so is the item. This is the last chance.

You can also check out my blog at http://valleerose.blogspot.com with weekly/daily additions. Many featured Etsians!

Thank you for checking out EnchantedRoseProduct.”

 

Here is a link and the photo of some of the finds I like the most from her shop:

handpainted shabby chic candle;https://www.etsy.com/listing/180576284/handpainted-candle-shabby-chic-look-dark?ref=shop_home_active_3

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Bookmark – feather bookmark with cross charm 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/180476962/bookmark-feather-bookmark-with-cross?ref=shop_home_active_22Image

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Hand painted light switch covers – shabby chic look

https://www.etsy.com/listing/178377421/hand-painted-light-switch-covers-shabby?ref=shop_home_active_22Image

 

There are many more lovely items at very inexpensive prices.  Please give this handmade artist shop a look.  Thanks, Linda