it’s time!

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for summer veggies.  well, time to PLANT summer veggies.

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in pots for just a bit.  until it’s REALLY time…before it’ll REALLY be time.

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studio waterstone blog

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tomatoes, squash, cucumber, peppers, canteloupe, sweet potatoes & we’re trying watermelon.
yep.  that just about does it.

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Sophie says hi.

inspire me monday – and a gift for you

All the signs point to spring around here.  Yet, it still shocks me that April is upon us.  To celebrate, I’ve decided to create two different desktop calendars – a gift from me to you.  One is nicely grungy and the other a little more colorful.  
Just pick the one you’d like and give it a click.  Then save the larger image from Google Docs to your computer and add it to your desktop – it’s as easy as that.
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Now go and have yourself a springy, glorious week.

tgif and just in case

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Since returning to Atlanta early in the week, I haven’t even allowed myself time in the studio. Truly, my young adult, college attending kiddos do a fabulous job of house-minding. Cleaning is another story. Oh. My. Gosh.

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AND I’m allowing no time for fun-ness because I’m on a seriously, procrastinated induced path to finishing the taxes. So not left brained. So distracted with every beat of my heart.

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So, just in case you (like me) need a little chuckle, a little (just a little) pick-me-up as the week winds down, I give you this lovely little watercolor print, given to me by dear friends. Apparently, they immediately thought of me when they saw it. Anyway…

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“Same sheet – different day!”
Have a grand Friday and an even grander weekend.

diy paintbrush holder – part two

So, last time I traveled to Ohio I needed a quickie, inexpensive way of carrying my brushes so that they wouldn’t be damaged. I fashioned this easy holder. Turns out that I left out a few steps and my brushes weren’t as secure as originally planned. Hey, it happens.

Not to worry, it was a quick fix and cost no addition money. I used a scrap of the original felt and my handy sewing machine although this could easily be completed by hand.
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Here’s my quick fix and let me tell you, it works perfectly now.

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I’m carrying my brushes home today as I make the trek back to Atlanta. Here we go!
Have a fantastic Tuesday. And by all means, do something creative.

i heart macro

Since I’m busy spending quality time with the hubs this weekend, I’ll be reaching into the bag o’ macros to pull out a photo from back in the day when I made jewelry. Yeppers, I made jewelry – a prime example of a jack of all trades and a master of none.

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Last Sunday’s amazing clickable macro pic belongs to…

So beautiful.
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It’s time for “I Heart Macro” slash “I Heart Close Ups: Up Close Photography for Macro Makers and the Camerologically Challenged”. Join me by blogging your up close/macro picture of the week. Grab the button* to show that you’re participating and link up here. Then be sure to visit other participants and spread the macro love.

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*Instructions for grabbing a button*

Copy the code shown above. Go to your blogger and instead of using the “compose” tab, click on the “edit html” tab. Paste the code you’ve just copied. Then switch back to the “compose” tab and you’ll magically see the button! Finish your post, publish and you are done. Easy peasy.
P.S. If Linky Tools isn’t cooperating with you, just contact me directly with your link, email, and name and I’d be happy to see if I can add it.

must have box

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Jeff has this old wooden box in his apartment which supports his television.
I am madly in love with this box.
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It provides the perfect backdrop for photographing my small bags.
The sun streams in perfectly. Shadows are ideal (for me anyway).

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I must have this box.

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Wonder if he would notice it missing when I leave.
(the bag is from a new linen collection. more on that later.)

my sketchbook – springing forward

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Hi all! Ready for the weekend? Jeff and I already have lots on the table for Saturday and Sunday.

For me, the phrase “spring forward” has various definitions at the moment. Of course, I’m so glad that spring is here and the days are longer. At the same time, I’m sketching and doodling every day as the creativity for new bags feels bottled up inside of me. I have so many new ideas to try out and can’t begin until I “spring forward” to my studio in Georgia next week.

For now, I’ll try to concentrate on enjoying the lovely spring days in front of me, reminding myself to slow down and live each day.

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Have a wonderful weekend. Do you have special plans?