Thursday, August 20, 2015

Hashtag pawgustart ?

Hi Anyone?
Well I am involved in this community of artists on youtube and we are;

Cool huh? Well today is the second Hashtag event on youtube. So you can see many other artists of all stages of being doing all sorts of art and crafts by entering in #pawgustart great huh?

Well it gets better if you are interested in a particular kind of art say oil, acrylics, mixed media you can put that in after as a hashtag too. such as #mixedmedia. SWEET! 

So go and be happy. Oh and I'm going to lik my video below I hope to see you there. By the way you can join us if you have a youtube channel and your an arty person of any kind, knitting, painting coloring anything just go to face book and search for Creative Arts Collaboration and you should find out about it. TTFN


Monday, August 10, 2015

I am a craft hoarder

Hi, my name is Mimi, and I am a craft hoarder.

Every time I read or watch someone in a magazine, on TV or YouTube I immediately want to go buy those products. When someone lists the products they used and say I have included the website where you can buy these items. CLICK, I'm there and there is always some interesting things I don't have yet.  In some cases I do have them already and they exist somewhere in my closet or drawers. Now I have every intention of completing the tasks that I set my little heart to do but then I'm off to work and when I finally get time to actually do what I intended I see something new and exciting to do.

So what do I do?
Is there a 12 step program for craft addicts? (don't say that too fast)  Now I'm not going to stop anytime soon reading or watching my favorite arty people. But I have to get a handle on my purchases. I decided to create my own 6 step program, I'm not sure I can even think of 12 steps so here is 6 if your interested.

1) Be realistic, make list of what I want to do for this year.
More often than not I am interested in everything. But not everything is interesting. So I have to choose wisely.What will I spend my time doing?  jewelry making, drawing, journals, clay creatures, gifts, painting, watercolors, colored pencil drawings, gourd art, crochet jewelry, needlepoint crafts.
   
2) Stop procrastinating! Get started on some of those projects. Make it a priority. Create Art every free moment! Drawing in the living room, crafts outside on the deck and polymer clay in the art room

3) Don't rush to buy. If it's not on my agenda to use right now. -Unless it's something I use and it's on-sale or I have a coupon.

4) Before I buy make sure it can do double duty. Can I use it for more than one project?  Of course!

5) Do I have something that can substitute. Does it have to be that product? Probably but I can't find it.

6) Wait 24 hours before purchasing.Unless it's a sale and the coupon is only good for one day.

Why do I try? I think I'll just stop feeling guilty. I think there's a sale at Michael's and I have a coupon. See ya.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

On etsy




Now you can see some of my creations on Etsy.com
Maryanne's creative mix is my blog and g-mail but on Etsy I am known as
 Designs by MJM Stop on over and like the items you like. It will give me an idea of what people think. 

Creative Beings How Do You Cope?

Not to be laboring over some things but I have a mighty mess on my craft table. I can't seem to get anything put away or completed. I want to do it all at the same time so my mind thinks of something and I want to change gears and start doing that to see it will work. I am going to have to start writing down my ideas so that I can get my craft room organized. I have been in school and working so I steal moments to actually create any thing. What do you do when you have so much to do and a list of things you want to do?

I'll have to start here I go.

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