New designs and a new post!
It;s been awhile but I’m excited to share My Mom’s Junk new look and some downloadable art. It’s been quiet on the blog but behind the scenes, it has been a whirlwind of activity. It seems like if I’m blogging about something, I don’t have time to get the project done. For my sanity, that’s just not an option anymore. That being said, I’m working around the clock to prepare for my next step. I’m branching out into sales. I will offer my signature painted furniture and many other new, unique finds through several places. My BFF Beth Simms from Mose Meadows Farm has been a driving force behind that. She challenged me to get out of my comfort zone and step out from behind my computer. We are doing our first Barn Sale, selling together in several local stores, and I’m opening a shop online!!!
Roses Are Red Downloadable Art
Beth’s been Junkin’, I’ve been painting and we’re having a ball! We’re teaming up with another friend, Karen, from Honeysuckle Lane. Beth came up with the idea of “Three Friend’s Corner” for the Old Chicken Ranch Vintage Barn Sale and pitched it to us. Of course, we loved it. Then panic set in. I’m a blogger. I haven’t done any type of retail sales and my “brand” is still in the infancy stages. I don’t have business cards. Beth and I have been friends since the 10th grade and have the same motto of Jesus, Sweet Tea, and Junk. So I started bouncing ideas off her for my logo and packaging. I needed a graphic designer, like, now. I found Bubblegum Blowfish on Etsy. I took one look at her Junky style and I knew she was perfect. From its conception, I’ve had a vision of the “look” I wanted for My Mom’s Junk. “Roses are red” is an example of the fun graphics coming your way.
Chalk Painting 101’s New Look
Everything is getting an updated look. Including my Chalk Painting: 101 advertisements. This cute pink, painting, Pin-Up is a real head turner (and a tongue twister;). I’ve expanded my Chalk Painting 101 classes and I’m including home parties in my lineup. They are so much fun. I just put this up on my page today!!! If you live in the Tulsa area I hope you join me for my first Saturday Chalk Painting classes. When I originally downloaded my artwork from Bubblegum Blowfish, I just happened to be texting my friend Cherami Thomas from Urban Farmhouse Designs. I told her I thought that my pink pin-up looked like she was missing a paintbrush and she agreed! So I channeled my inner Cherami and went back to Dena and asked. To my surprise, she said yes! She even updated it free of charge!!!
Last, but not least, we are coming up with my logo design. I am hoping to get it in hand before the Barn Sale. My friend Dena from Bubblegum Blowfish has been my Muse!!! I can’t wait to see what she comes up with! Some of my old posts are getting new featured images. When I did my post on How to hang a gallery wall, the content was great. The photos needed updating. So I’m making graphics for many of them. I’m getting ready to do a gallery wall from Organic Bloom. I custom paint their frames and use them for my chalk painting 101 class. When I get my shop up and running it is one of many handmade items that will be offered. Check back in soon to see what our shop has to offer. I will have a coupon for the opening in my newsletter. So don’t forget to sign up!