What’s new?

Not much. What’s new with you?

Long time no hear from, eh? It was another long, hard winter here in big, bad Ontario and yours truly spent most of it hiding under a mountain of blankets and eating myself into a food coma.

Time to emerge from my wooly cave and take advantage of all the warmer weather has to offer. This usually means craft fairs and pop up markets.

That also usually means making pennants and hunting for more vintage stock to sell at these craft fairs and pop up markets.

Here’s a little sample of what’s in stock this summer. Hope you enjoy.

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Blog Hop

Golly, it's a great day for a blog hop.

Golly, it’s a great day for a blog hop.

My good friend, Minx, at In My Wheele House asked me to take part in a blog hop. I didn’t want to disappoint her or my 5+ followers so…here we go.

1. What are you working on?

At the moment I’m working on several projects. Some new. Some old. Some ongoing.

These include:

  • Preparing for a vintage sale in Montreal this coming August 16-17th weekend.
  • Rearranging my tiny studio with the hope I can optimize the space so that it will allow me to paint AND sew (without getting paint on my sewing or thread and lint on my painting).
  • Creating banners and pennants that make me (and my clients) happy.
  • Helping a friend put in a backyard garden.
  • Illustrating for fun whenever I can.
  • Learning to make music
  • Dreaming of renovating my house.
  • Enjoying life!

2. How does your work differ from others of its genre?

This is a toughie. Does my work actually “differ” from other works in its genre? What is my genre? Stumped.

3. Why do you create what you do?

I create for fun. I don’t seem to have any real goal or intention. It’s purely for the joy of it. I find that when I feel I’m being pushed or forced to create, I struggle. It’s not usually need that drives me to create, although that can be the case at times. It’s more a flash of inspiration found in another’s work. A crazy dream I had in the middle of the night. An animated conversation with family or friends. For me creating is an experiment in “what if”. Sometimes the results exceed your expectations. Sometimes not so much. Sometimes it leads to more. Sometimes not.

Mapping it all out. The creative process according to meltingplastic.

Mapping it all out. The creative process according to meltingplastic.

4. How does your creative process work?

I have multiple approaches. Sometimes I approach a project with complete abandon. No pre-panning. No script. No thought to final outcome. I let it lead me where it wants to go. This approach seems to lend itself to painting and illustration more than anything else. Sometimes I have to put a little more thought into it. I think of what it is I want/need to create and map out simple preliminary plans/sketches/notes/etc… once I actually start the “work”, I allow myself to deviate and proceed a little more organically.

Okay. I guess that’s it. I’m supposed to nominate 2 other bloggers, but I can’t say I know too many of my favourite bloggers personally enough to do so. Maybe I’ll add a couple later.

Meanwhile, what are you working on?

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Garage Vintage Popup Flea – Aug 16 and 17 – Montreal


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Hell is real…


…and it feels like a looooong draaawn out winter.

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Sweet little flags to help you welcome Spring back.

Sweet little flags to help you welcome Spring back.

Spring feels like it’s never going to arrive. Until then I’ll keep myself busy dreaming of bike rides in the warm sunshine and sewing up a storm in preparation for the Urban Craft Market taking place on Saturday, March 15 at the Glebe Community Centre.

I’ll have tons of new things to pretty up your space and get you in a Spring frame of mind.

I’ll see you there!

Urban Craft Market
Saturday, March 15
Glebe Community Centre

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