Did you know there's an app for keeping track of your Copic markers?!
How did I not know this? No more having to remember to bring the little booklet so you don't buy duplicates (cuz I always forget the
little booklet and buy duplicates.) My day is made and I
haven't even had breakfast yet.
Spent the weekend at an art journaling workshop with Pam Garrison at Donna Downey's studio in North Carolina. Pam is the reason I started art journaling several years ago, so I was beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to learn from her!
The first day we constructed our journals and painted covers ...
Ironing the completed cover pages ...
Watching Pam create backgrounds with ink and paint ...
Must-have materials if you want your colors to be as vibrant as Pam's!
Watching how Pam creates collage and incorporates vintage wallpaper ... w*o*w ...
A demo with the Gelli Plate...
Words fail me ... her work is so spectacular ...
Pam showed us how she creates her fabulous letters ...
Pam brought her friend artist Jennifer Mercede to the workshop ... what a bonus!
Last week I was delighted to receive an email from the marketing
director at Patience Brewster. (If that name sounds familiar, that’s
probably because you’ve seen her clever, whimsical and imaginative work
in the likes of the Neiman Marcus and Grandin Road catalogs.) Her ornaments are a favorite of mine.
wrote that at Patience Brewster, they love their wreaths and that they
like the idea of having a wreath on the front door year round - one for
each season - and asked if I would be interested in sharing some of my
favorite wreaths that I’ve made.
So thank you, Patience Brewster,
for being the inspiration behind this post. You’ve got my mind racing
with even more ideas … like a quantity of *anything* on a wreath
(woodland or circus animals, little shoes, butterflies, costume jewelry
or anything sparkly, feathers, the alphabet or numbers). While you enjoy these, I’m off to look through my collections!
flowers + feathers made of paper
pink + green for Christmas
fabric pumpkins for fall
a wreath doesn't have to be round;
a section of black picket fence works well,
especially when paired with a garland of fresh gourds
the weekend I was fortunate to attend a wonderful event called Hub Dot.
Founded in 2012 by Simona Barbieri, Hub Dot has grown from a small
group of women who turned up for a coffee around her kitchen table to a
global phenomenon with over 8000 members and events planned in several
cities around the world.
Hub Dot is about cross pollination of ideas, talent, support and
friendships. And stories. It’s about the unique way that women are able
to help + connect with one another through story-telling, a place where
they can connect with others in a way that inspires.
At each event, attendees are asked to wear a colored dot based on what they are feeling right then.
Dots offer the freedom to explore and start
conversations and ask “what is your story? ” instead of “what do you do?”
Red:I’m established (in my career/business/motherhood)
Yellow: I have an idea, can anyone help?
Green: I’m here to be inspired
Blue: I’m here to socialize
Purple: I want to tell you about … (my story/my work/my charity)
Hello! I'm Trina and this is the blog for The Paper Flea Market, my online store and studio specializing in new and vintage paper + fun old stuff. In addition to being a shopkeeper, I'm an artist and paper enthusiast. I adore paper and old things and see potential in everything. My artwork includes greeting cards, art journals, mixed media pieces and clever handmade home decor, and has been published in "Country Living", "Somerset Life", "Art Journaling" and "Greencraft" magazines. My cards were included in the book "1000 Handmade Greetings" and can currently be found at specialty boutiques across the country. I also sell my work at pop-up boutiques and flea markets. Please contact me for show dates and locations and for wholesale card orders at email@example.com