Monday, April 21, 2014

a Basic Creative Person

Recently I rearranged my business and blogging life.  Most of my crafty business posts were in another blog, which I am now changing with a new URL, to an exclusively wholesale site for the promotion and sale of my custom logo aprons.  Thanks to all of you who have followed me on that blog for more than four years! (If you were a follower there, please consider following this blog--Thanks!)

Although I have had this blog since early in January 2011, it was basically devoted to my creative writing and my art.  But life has changed my focus and now I am revamping this blog to handle all of my art and craftiness!  I am a complex person much like this little pillow that I created to represent myself:

 I love many forms of art and many mediums with which to create--beads, buttons, lace, trims, embroidery, applique, patchwork, paper, watercolor, etc.  Basically I just love creating!  So this blog from here on will be all inclusive of my various interests.

Yes, there will still be displays of my art.  

Yes, there will be some creative writing, that is just who I am! 
I want to say authentic to myself.  (For my writing, check out the tab at the top of the home page for 'Small Stones'--short little creative writing bits, or-- for an ongoing story: 'Abby's Story'.)

So, on with the adventure!  Hope you will follow me to see what creative thing I am working on and hopefully, gain inspiration for your own creative endeavors!!!

Friday, April 18, 2014


Segue:  to make a transition from one thing to another smoothly and without interruption, as a bridge.

Kendal Bridge - source 
This blog needs a segue since I have not posted here since last July and it will be back online on a regular basis on Monday April 21st.

Although I have been blogging during this time, in my two other blogs sites: and
I frequently bounce between each blog from time to time depending on my current emphasis, as I have many interests.  As a segue here, from July to April,  you can see what I have been up to in my other sites, here and here and especially this post that tells the vision for my future blogging. After visiting those posts, I hope you will join me on Monday for the restart of Abigail's Attic and follow for inspiration thru art, writing and craftiness!  It should be fun!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Vacation Over . . . 10 minute Warm Up

Vacation is over and I have been trying for a week to get back to the 10-minute warm-up that
Diana Evans hosts on her blog.

Today, my granddaughter, Alessandra, came over with her mom to have me help design a pattern for a specific dress that she wanted made.  As her mom and I worked, and in-between her numerous fittings, Alessandra drew in her sketchbook.  Later at dinner, we talked about art and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit.  After she left for the evening, I decided that 'now' was the tie to do a warm-up sketch!

I grabbed the nearest tea cup.
Looks like I am a little out of practice . . . . so . . .tomorrow I will try again.  

Visit the 10 minute Warm-up on Diana's blog and see what others are up to!