Weekend Inspiration- A trip to Savannah, GA

Weekend Inspiration- A trip to Savannah, GA

My husband and I decided we needed an artsy getaway before the crazy of the holiday season, so we took a weekend road trip to Savannah, GA. We love Savannah and have visited in fall and summer but never at Christmas time. The air was cool and the holiday decorations made the city infused with holiday spirit.
What I love about Savannah is I always come back with great art ideas, inspired and refreshed. From the museums, architecture, and boutique shops I get a wealth of new ideas.

To start the trip we went on a third Saturday of the month where there is an art market on the river street. Artists were selling their wares, and I picked up some new crystals for my mala necklaces as well as a lovely imported Ganesh pendant necklace. I took in the architecture of the old buildings noticing how the balcony ironwork would make elegant stencil motifs.

After our morning on the river, we headed into the city. We stopped off at the Telfair museum to see a Rodin exhibit. Now I am not much for sculpture in the past but to see the cast pieces in person was amazing. The human figures most impacted me. I loved the heads, and hands and the skill with which they were done. Definitely a once in a lifetime chance to see this work up close.

 

After we left the Rodin exhibit we wandered the other exhibits, they had a wing of children’s art, and just the raw simplicity of the children’s art was inspiring, back to basics and doodles. What a great idea when one’s mind is blocked. Go back to what we knew as children

The last exhibit we saw was a mixed media artist that incorporated woodland elements into her pieces. They spoke to the loss of nature as we grow in society. Very strong pieces and beautiful to see up close.


After leaving the museum we went thru some of the local boutiques and I fell in love with the colors and glimmer of this one Parisian shop. Everywhere you looked was color and glitter overload.

 

 

Overall the trip was a great chance to get away, recharge and grab some inspiration on the way. So remember that as you travel, keep your eyes and heart open and you will be amazed where inspiration finds you.

 

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Ornaments for Ladies Luncheon

Ornaments for Ladies Luncheon

Hello! and Happy December.

This month my posts will revolve around some DIY gift making because it’s that season again. At the start of the month, I had my ovarian cancer support group luncheon. We meet once a month for to share our stories and catch up on each other’s lives. For December it was our holiday luncheon and voluntary gift swap. When I think of these amazing ladies, I think of their presence and stories, and I knew I wanted to make something extra special to give them.

One evening while watching some Mike Deakin videos on YouTube I saw the Dina Wakley “Gal Quotes” stamps used in one of his videos and a light bulb went on. I knew I had to use them for some holiday ornaments.

To start I bought some 4″ round wood ornaments on Amazon. Then I painted them teal (the ovarian cancer color) and using embossing ink and black glitter embossing powder on them. I stamped the lady faces and quotes and then used my heat gun. Within a few hours I had the ornaments ready to go.

These stamps are great for cards, journaling and from the photos below, ornaments! So just a fun idea if you have an office holiday swap coming up maybe you work with some fabulous ladies that can use a sassy ornament.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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