Monday, September 15, 2014

Guest Blogger - Stampington and Co's blog

In case you missed it...
 I am the featured blogger on
Stampington and Co's blog this week
so, i hope you head over there and take a look at my 
junk journal tutorial. 
I am hoping to do more for them soon.
so, if you like it...
please leave a comment on their site
(even if it's bad... hahaha)
at the bottom of the post
PLEASE!!!


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Junk journal



Tomorrow ... 9/11... Is a day I remember well. I know about what happened in New York and that was a horrible event. That same day was the beginning of the end of my career. Well that's how I see it. That morning when the planes hit those towers, I was packing for yet another trip to appear in QVC. It had been awhile and a lot of hard work to get back to that place in my career. After experiencing what everyone else did, the fear set in. I quit everything. I was paralyzed to fly and  for me that meant no work. I never made it to QVC. Someone else took my place. That's a long story for another time. I quit traveling and became a stay at home whatever I am.
That was 13 years ago and so much has changed. My husband sees 13 as an unlucky number. Not me. I have been working so hard over the years to get back to that happy place and tomorrow , 9/11... I hope is a beginning of a new day for me. 
Tomorrow I will be the guest blogger on Stampington  and co's blog. A huge honor for me. It will be a tutorial  for one ofy junk journals. To see more of this sweet little book you will have to head over to their site -  Stampinton.com

I hope you will all head over their and leave a comment. I really enjoyed doing this for them and I am putting it out to the universe now. This is what I want to do. Art. Full time. I live it and love it.  So it's now out there- let's see what happens. I hope you enjoy the junk journal and never let your fears keep you from doing what you truly love!

www.stampington.com

And please leave a comment!!!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Every two pines.....



 Tomorrow i will be 56. for those that know me, birthdays are just another day. this year, i decided to take a pro active look at my day and do what my daugher does. Plan a birthday week. so, i campaigned for gifts - a housecleaner, a car stereo because mine has been broken for sometime and a trip to farrells... a old fashioned ice cream parlor. Well... i got two out of three. The housecleaner will have to wait. 

My whole family chipped in an my youngest asked to borrow my car. I thought nothing of it. She kept my little old '97 Toyota 4 runner out all night long. When she came home the next day, she handed me a box. I opened it and it was an empty box of car speakers. SO EXCITED! We ran outside... my car was washed, vaccumed and a brand new bluetooth stereo was installed. SO HAPPY.

For me an exciting day is ... well, i guess going for a road trip. I go to work, come home, sleep and repeat. That's my day. Occasionally we camp with the trailer and go to craft fairs. But that's ok. That's my life and I am good with it. But this weekend started with a movie, The Hundred Foot Journey... i highly reccommend it and a trip for ice cream sundaes at Farrells and I was good to go. Then I got this stereo.

I noticed that my car was 400 miles short of 300,000 and well...... I had to go for a drive.







We got home after dark with about 75 miles left to go. This morning we are finishing what we started and going for a 75 mile jaunt. So excited to watch it turn to 300,000 and me turn to 56. I don't know why this year feels different to me as birthdays go but it does. The John Muir quote at the top of this page sums it up for me. Between every two pines is a doorway into a new world. I live in a forest. There are tons of pines. TONS OF DOORWAYS. I just have to find the right one to go through. Gotta go and open a new door. Happy Birthday to all of you.... i hope you find your doorway!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Holiday ornaments

 It's coming up on craft fair season for me and with over 12 shows, today i spent time working on my inventory. I have a real love for my ornaments and look forward to getting started painting them each year.... so today was the day to begin.

I have been painting holiday ornaments for over 30 years. This is a sampling
of what i can do. If you see one you like... PM / email me and we can talk
about what you want. 






Ornament colors and designs vary from year to year... this year (2014) colors are white, frost, baby pink, hot pink, lighter blue, brilliant blue, olive, seafoam, orange, lavendar, black and all the neon 'stache ( except green and blue ) , gold, brown colors.


Ornaments are $13 (shipping is $7) and come boxed with a personalized title on the box too! I do take pay pal and will have them listed on my etsy site.





to place an order i need....
1. ornament color
2. design you see here that you like
3. personalizing to go on the back side
( name or names and a date - like 2014 works well)




see them here on my facebook page....

or on my ETSY page www.thepaperrabbit.etsy.com
questions? email me here....
lindsayostrom@yahoo.com


by the way....
i take pay pal, cash and credit cards via pay pal app

Monday, August 11, 2014

what has Lindsay been up to lately....

 What have I been up to lately... you might be asking yourself...
well, alot of this
&
alot of that....
working on a new idea for a class... above
 starting to increase my inventory for the upcoming 
craft fair season... with this fun sign for a friend
selling their pears
 stocking my etsy site with some cool new hand
colored prints like these...
 working on a new book of idioms...
you know, those funny terms of speech
like...
always mind your p's and q's
 selling a few things here or there like this sweet
piece that will be soon available on etsy colored
or 
you will be able to color your own
soon... from Adorn it - for their
Art Play Paintables
 and just goofing around
coloring and creating....
what have you been up to...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

getting my art on....

 tonight i was having a good time
doing a little watercolor play
with a field of yellow daisies.....
i have a plan for it
but it's a secret - for now.
 then i took my second class
online from Teresa McFayden
called Paintbrush Adventures....
 i have never done much with 
realistic looking faces
and Teresa is inspiring me to push 
the limit with my watercolors...
it reads....
she knew she was meant for 
bigger and better
and...
yes she is!

Monday, July 14, 2014

BIG ANNOUNCMENT!

Ladies and Gentlemen
(clearing my throat now)
I have a 
BIG
HUGE
AMAZING 
announcement....
but you have to wait
until Tuesday of next week
I know, I know....
but you have to wait!
It's a doozy!