Saturday, October 29, 2011

An Upcycled Halloween : DIY Craft presented by Andrea's Artz

A way to Celebrate Halloween with upcycled & recycle items

Our Halloween and Harvest Craft Workshop was a blast!!!
We created the perfect Bats & Scarry Ghosts for our Halloween Home Decor, perfect for trick or treat night.

Take an empty Milk Jug, that is clean and dry . Apply a ghostly face on the front with a black permanent marker. Once it is dry , turn the jug around to the backside and cut out a rectangle with your utility scissors. Then place a small strand of clear light inside the jug. Plug into outlet. And voila you have a ghostly spirit jug lantern.

Take empty cleaned egg carton, turn upside down. Cut a three section out, then paint with black paint. Once dry adhere wiggly eyes. Then pierce a small hole in the center oval and place string through it , and hang from ceiling. Voila you have hanging bats for your halloween decor.

 We love to hear your comments, do you have any Halloween craft ideas you like to share?? Feel free to comment...
Enjoy your Halloween,

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tidbit Tuesday: How to keep your children's laces tied?

So you buy your child a brand new pair of shoes...but every time you turn around you are tying the laces back together. You call yourself double knotting them, somehow they still come untied!!!

All day you hear "Can you tie my shoe"? In your mind your thinking .." I just tied them a second ago".

Well, I may have a solution for you. A candle.

Yes, try rubbing a candle on the new slippery laces , and the wax coating will help make the knots will stay put..

Try it out!!! We love to hear your thoughts. Have any tidbits you'd like to share...Feel free to comment below.



Thursday, October 13, 2011

Tidbit Thursday: How to brighten laundry whites inexpensively ???

Ok , so I am sure we have all had an experience with our white laundry load, after a few washes , they begin to become dull or have a faded yellow tint....

Well, I have a great tidbit to combat that faded /dull color problem. LEMON JUICE

Yes, if you add just a 1/2cup of lemon juice to the wash cycle of a normal load of whites, they will brighten. Try it out....

Any cool tidbits you like to share..We are listening and love to hear your comments!!


Monday, October 10, 2011

Monday's Motivation: It all starts with a DREAM!!!

"Flutter" Mixed Media Wood Art 
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world".
Harriet Tubman
I hope this serves as some motivation , for a fresh start to this brand new week!!!  

What motivates and inspires you to reach the goals in your life??? Love to hear your comments.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Could the world use a little more original ART????

    The World could use a little more original Art!!
Hey there everyone, this is Samantha, the designer of a few of Andrea's Artz hand painted  tote bags. I would like to share with you my unique experience designing the new line of bags!

    When I was first told I would be designing bags, I got a little nervous; I have never done anything like this before! But the more we discussed it, the more and more excited I became. After only one meeting, I was already thinking of so many ideas on my own. It is such a unique challenge and new experience, so my brain really got going.

         Once I got my first three bags, each with their own specific design, I was ready to go. The same day I got the information about it, I grabbed my sketch book and did some really fast (and really sloppy) sketches. I kept sketching any ideas that came to my mind ,until I became satisfied with the three finished designs I ended up with. I worked on each design until they were refined and I was happy with them. After that, I got to work on actually putting the designs on the bag. After the first one, which took only about an hour with how hard I worked on it, I suddenly realized how much fun this really was. It relaxed me, and it was exciting knowing that someone would be using these bags one day. The other two were finished in no time after that. I tried to finish one bag in at least one sitting. Still, I made sure I took my time and put as much detail as I thought it needed.
(Hand Sewn & Painted ,Hobo Tote, Mixed Media)

     Does carrying around a work of art makes things seem much more interesting? Through this experience, it makes me wonder why there aren't more people doing things like this. You have designer bags, and clothes, but they aren't as personalized as something like this. Sure, hand painting something is a lot of work and probably money, but even if it was done digitally, there are so few places that will give you the ability to use a custom graphic. Does this make us less expressive, even with all the options out there? If one truly wanted to be different or express themselves, they would wear custom hand crafted products, like that of Andrea's . Something that means more than "I spent a lot of money on this bag or shirt, just for the brand".

(Hand Sewn & Painted ,Hobo Tote, Mixed Media)

     Should there be more ways, more options to design clothes, bags, anything, to make it really scream "you"?

    Do you agree the world could use a little more original art?, I am definitely a firm believer, and that's one reason I absolutely enjoy designing tote bags for Andrea's Artz.


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Monday, October 3, 2011

Monday's Motivation: How do you measure success??

"Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome".
by. Booker T Washington

I decided that this quote is very suitable , and could effect the lives of so many. I think everyone has the aspiration to be successful in life, but at times can be blinded by it's societal meaning.

What does success mean to you? Would you say you have reached a level of success in your life, if so how? We love to hear your success stories, feel free to share..


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