Thursday, January 3

Tada! It's open and I'm going green! Well, sort of..
Well, I have opened my Etsy Shop again! I'm not sure if I can handle it or not, but what the heck! It is pure fun for me and I need the pressure of it being open to light a fire under my rear. Perhaps now I'll work to find the time to put goodies together.

My lone listing right now is antique wallpaper, which if you look, you can find more on Etsy as well. It is so much to work with. It is instant history and patina in your art, crafts or scrapbooks. It obviously is not acid free, but I spoke with a woman at Stamping Memories, and she mentioned that there is a spray that will seal your antique papers and thus, make them acid free. So, if you would like your memories preserved for an eternity, (just too long for my liking..) there are options out there to use up what humanity has already made, without using more toner, printers, copiers, paper, ink, etc.. That is why I love to use vintage and antique items so much. (and why I offer them in my shop) There is more history and spirit in them, than in the new, reproduction products mass produced.

'A Common Sense Woman'
This piece was made with entirely antique and vintage items.

Another of my goals for this year is to become more aware of the environment around me and how I impact it. My global footprint so to speak.. I have decided to join the Living Green Challenge at Better Homes and Gardens. Once I can get logged in, that is. :) It is slower than molasses in winter right now.. I'll keep you updated..
Enjoy your day, stay warm! Oh! I forgot to mention, this morning it was -4 degrees outside. Yes, that is MINUS 4! Damn! It's cold.


Zanne said...

I haven't been outside yet and I'm hoping it isn't below zero because I've got to snowblow the driveway YET again. Stay warm. I love vintage also. It seems to be charged with lots of energy that's missing in the new stuff...or maybe I'm just making that up.

Mary said...

Hi Abbie,
Minus 4, eh? Yikes! And I thought it was cold here this morning at 16.

Looking forward to seeing what else you will have in your etsy shop.

Sherry said...

Glad you're up and running again Abbie...I'll be getting to that in the next week or so I guess.

It's cold here too...frigid!!! Stay warm!!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Wow! That is cold. It was 12 here this morning and that's too cold for me. Luckily, I have a great hubby that will run my errands if need be. Stay warm, dear friend :-)

ELLIE said...

WOW - minus 4 - here it actually got down to 28 degrees - that is cold for the sunshine state but now it will climb steady for the next week...tomorrow starting around the 60's - but I was enjoying the cold...feels good!!!
I am excited that you have your etsy store going again...I cannot wait to see what you create!!!
stay warm...

Anke said...

I can tell how excited you are to reopen your store!!! Have fun and enjoy being busy with it. When this is your passion, try to keep it to give yourself a highlight in the routine days.
It's cold here too, we had black ice yesterday and this morning, more to come tonight....arrgh, that's german winter and I don't like it!
Beautiful artwork you did here, looking forward to see more ;)