First, let me remind you that Friday is April 1st.
Yeah. It is.
I’d love for you to join in the monthly Decluttering Update for March. I’ll put it up with the linky on Thursday night at 9 p.m. Central. You can write a post about your progress (or your lack of progress), or share in the comments. It really is exciting to put into words all of the “stuff” you’ve gotten rid of. Real-life people may not want to hear about it, but we’ll cheer you on!
Now, for the real point of today’s post.
Angie, a bloggy friend who has become a real-life friend, is one talented woman. In addition to her many different blogging endeavors, she has opened an etsy shop called Just a Tiny Owl, where she features multi-media art.
She sent me a few pieces to review. The quotes on the pieces I received are totally “me.”
“Love can free us from all excess, when our hearts are full we need much less.”
Ummm, can you say . . . perfect motto for a slob?
And “I may draw stick figures, but I have the soul of an artist.”
Speaks to my heart. Seriously.
I asked Angie to give me a quick interview, because I know how many of you, my readers, are crazy-creative.
Crazy describes creative, not you.
Don’t be offended.
Q: How did you get started doing this kind of art?
A: I started with photography when I was eight years old. For a few years after the birth of my third child, I even had a portrait photography business.
I began doing the mixed media paintings after taking a class on the technique in 2008. I thought there was no way I would be able to do something like that, so I was so thrilled when I loved both the process and the outcome. It’s my goal now to find more time to work in that medium. It seems that my art work is one of those things that often gets moved to a back burner.
I also have a variety of typography (word art) pieces and prayer prints in my shop. That just naturally came out of my love of designing things on the computer.
Q: How do you schedule your time to allow for creative endeavors?
A: Truth be told — I don’t. From time to time I think to myself, “Hey – I just spent an hour checking Facebook and Twitter. I could have been in my craft room for that hour instead.”
I would be remiss, of course, if I didn’t mention that I find writing to be a very creative endeavor, and that’s one that I find myself doing quite often with my blog. I do, however, get caught up in the technical and business side too often.
Q: Do you have an art studio? If so, what are some things you do to keep it orderly? If not, where do you work?
(I asked her this before the Spring Spruce Up Party. Now you can go check out all of the details in her posts!)
This is a fabulous question, since I just finished up (with my husband) doing a makeover in my craft room. My craft room is a mere 35 square feet, but thanks to my husband’s ingenuity, we have fit a lot in that space. It’s one of those areas in my house that often gathers stuff (and is sometimes scary to try to walk into). But, it’s my hope that with the makeover that it will stay clean.
It is definitely not required to have a craft area to get in touch with your artistic side though! I have often just used my dining room table, especially if my kids want to do art at the same time. Absolutely don’t let space keep you from expressing yourself!
Angie has generously offered A Slob Comes Clean readers a hefty discount code. You can receive 40% off at Just a Tiny Owl by using the code: NONY40. That’s right. I have a code named after me. Hee hee.
(Sorry! This offer has expired.)
The first piece pictured above is a photo print, and the one I received is an 8×10. I put it straight into a frame. There is a white border surrounding the art as part of the print and I think looks great.
The “stick figures” typography art piece comes mounted on board, so I was able to lean it on my mantle the minute it came in the mail. GREAT for a procrastinator who tends to leave things, even things she really likes, on a flat surface where it can be forgotten and piled upon.
I mean, I’m assuming it would be like that for someone who was a procrastinator.
I was not compensated for this post, but I did receive multiple products from Angie’s Etsy shop to review. If you would like to advertise your business or blog, I’m now accepting private ads here on A Slob Comes Clean. If you’re interested, email me at [email protected] for a copy of my media kit.
Angie's art is great! I have one of her mixed media prints. I love it.
Angie @ Many Little Blessings says
Thanks so much for the write up and interview! It was really fun being able to share with you about my shop, art, and my secret messiness. 😉
Kristin Cherwinski says
I love Angie to pieces as well! I have many of her photographs and a mixed media piece as well. SHE IS THE BOMB!
Oh, and it doesnt hurt that she is my kid sister as well… but I would love her just as much even if she wasn't!