I’m sure there are still some seats available, but BEWARE- it DID sell out last year!! So get your registrations in. Over 200 people cropping together, a variety of FUN classes, vendors to purchase unique products from (psst Ink About It will be the main store vendor on location!!)
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I have participated in the One Little Word journey for the past few years.. last year was possibilities, the year before that was appreciate….. Most of you know on some level, last year was not an easy year for me. I came out standing, but barely. So honestly, my heart just hasn’t been into most things it is normally. It has taken a TON of effort to get back in my studio creating again, i think i burnt myself out a little bit with my hectic fall. I’m looking towards 2012 with a positive outlook. I try to remind myself that although 2011 was a tough one, it could’ve been a lot worse. I have started jotting down my daily thoughts in my “one line a day” book again- this is a good place for me to post what I am grateful for, or even to jot down my frustrations.
I chose “brave” for my word this year. Ali Edwards had posted on twitter late December, asking us if we had in mind what our word was going to be. I replied that after having the word “possibilities” last year, I’m afraid to come up with a word for 2012. Ali responded that maybe my word should be “brave” then. I took that word and, lived with it for a few days… I thought about it, slept with it.. lived with it. It seemed to fit. I needed to remind myself that whatever life throws at me, i am brave enough to deal…
I plan on following my prompts from Ali’s class, that I collected last year.. i really hope to embrace this word this year- and i’m starting to get excited about what it may bring to me :)
To honor my One Little Word, and Yours- I have added in my easy shop the option to get your One Little Word done on a custom canvas by lil ol me!! Here are some examples, but be sure to hop on over to my shop to see more details!
I am so excited to have finally launched my Etsy shop!! This is something I have had on my To-Do list since this summer, but in all reality it was most likely in the back of my mind for a few years now.
I have listed a bunch of my canvases. I even uploaded some without words, you can tell me what you would like on them!
Let me know what you think, and I hope you will pass the word on for me!!
I had some other things I wanted to post on the blog here, after the crash. but then Hero Arts posted how this adorable stamp was on SALE… so I figured i would give you some inspiration to treat yourself ;) to another fabulous owl stamp!! (you can click the pic to see it larger)
I created 2 of these cards.. for 2 very special people, who I am truly grateful for.. now let’s just see if they make it into the mailbox! One step at a time, one step at a time!!
Supplies Used: (listing the supplies is a new thing for me that takes quite a bit of time, let me know if it is helpful for you with or without the links )
- Hero Arts Big Eyes (sale ends jan 23rd!)
- Hero Arts Background Leaf and Floral
- Hero Arts Truly Grateful Clear Set
- Luminarte Twinkling H2o’s Kiwi
- Versafine Vintage Sepia
- Distress Ink Iced Spruce (this was a limited edition color, not sure if it is for sale anymore)
- May Arts Ribbon
- Ranger Cinnamon Stickles
- Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher (is there any other way to adhere ribbon anymore?)
- Memory Box Lagoon Notecard
Almost 12 years ago I purchased shurkus.com as a grad gift to myself… I’ve actively used it for my email address, but thats about it. Life happened, there never seemed time to build my own page- and even though i have been blogging since 2005, it was just easier to use typepad.com. Well folks… that is all changing! With my new position at Providence College.. one of my “tasks” is to learn wordpress, which in return has helped bring shurkus.com alive! I am SO excited to finally be using my little space on the net. Excited to have gotten the site this far, but I can promise you… more is to come! So… hold on, sit back… and enjoy, shurkus.com (would love to hear what you think :) )
I have updated my class page- you can see it in the tab above. I have some fun card classes coming up, and hop to see some of my “peeps” soon!!
I have spent the last few long weekends getting a lot done in my studio space. I love working in there, it’s just finding the motivation and time to get in there. I am also happy to announce I finally have opened my etsy shop! I have quite a few completed canvases posted, and some waiting for your unique quote. I also take custom orders – you get to choose the size, colors, and quote… just contact me. I hope you will spread the word on my fun new shop :)
More creative posts coming soon, I have a TON to share… i’m so excited!!!
Note: be sure to update your bookmarks, and blog readers, this is where my blog is going to live from now on!!