I have been making some new button designs. These are inspired by the spring weather, end of winter, and celebrating the change of seasons, animals, and foods associated with these events. I love change of season, and I hang on to winter as long as possible (I love wearing layers of clothing, warm scarves, and knee socks!), but I really enjoy moving in to spring, sunshine, and breezy days.
Some of my new buttons also have cute animals from final from Bootcamp! So that is exciting for me. I love the colors, too!
I also added this vintage sewing machine to the mix, too – it reminds me of my mom’s sewing machine that she gave to me. It is the sewing machine that she learned to sew on! You can check out all my new button designs (and old favorites) at Shoppe Sugar Cookie, my Etsy shop!
At the end of last year I signed up for Bootcamp. I have never taken online classes before, and I really miss school, so I am taking classes again! I am really happy to have assignments and learn so much each week. As you can see, the above is my final from February, where the assignment was cuckoo clocks.
The first week was lots of sketching. I drew so many types of clocks and critters! I tried different pens and styles of drawing. I was mostly inspired by vintage, woodland, Black Forest, and German cuckoo clocks.
These are my other ideas from my drawings and weekly assignments. I made them available for cell phone covers and art prints here at Society 6! You can also view the February Gallery and see so many great cuckoo clocks!
These photos, are dear to me. I took them with my very first digital camera (hence, the low resolution), back in 2005. They are important because these are the FIRST EVER PHOTOS of Missy and I TOGETHER! I was still living in California and I flew out to Georgia to visit Missy, back when she lived in nearby Winterville. I had come to visit for about a week, towards the end of Spring. We took these commemorative photos in her bathroom, with the help of the mirror over her sink. The little fuzzy blue duck in Missy’s hand is some sort of terry cloth thing that you use to scrub your body while taking a bath. I don’t think Missy ever used it – I think it was basically just cute “sink decor”…