Thursday, February 7, 2013

People who inspire me...

Yesterday I was able to visit the home of a creative genius named Brenda. I was introduced by Pamela (of "From My Front Porch To Yours blog). It turns out the three of us live right here in the same neighborhood!

Our friend had the most beautiful home. I could have stayed in her craft room for days. I know we must have chastised her 3 separate times for not having a blog, because such beauty and artistic flair should not be hidden from the world. I had to leave shortly after the tour to pick up a "sick" child from school. But I didn't leave without a few goodies, a new piece of art and a whirlwind of decorating and crafting ideas swirling around in my brain. 

Here is a little tour of Brenda's house, mostly her Valentin'es Day decor... HERE

So today, I got out the trusty glue gun...

some doo-dads, trims, sparkle and paper...

and here's what I came up with. Please don't laugh. Remember...I was going for whimsical!




  Why a duck? I have no idea. I found a few of these vintage ducks, in original packaging, at a thrift store for .25 cents each. They just makes me smile. 




And then I went to town on this sheep, which I almost threw away the other day. I got this for a couple bucks in a gift shop somewhere and then didn't like it. Looks much better with some embellishments!








I love feeling inspired! It's such a wonderful feeling to be passionate about creating. It takes your mind off of everything else in the world. You get lost within yourself and use a part of your brain that is usually asleep. Everyone has this part of the brain, but some believe they don't or ignore it. Kinda like the math side of my brain I guess. 

Happy Crafting!

♥Linsey

Sharing at: From My Front porch to Yours
French Country Cottage






18 comments:

Bev Carter said...

I love how the duck fits into this vignette. so adorable. Found you at From MY Front Porch To Yours.

Bev
@ http://eclecticredbarn.blogspot.com

The Refeathered Roost said...

Oh I'm so glad you didn't throw the sheep away! I love, love it. I would never laugh at a duck as cute as that one...both would be precious in an Easter vignette!
melinda

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

waaahhh, I can't believe ya'll do stuff without me! Looks like you had lots of fun, and I love your duck.

Stacey said...

The duck is so cute! If y'all get the urge to come to the Dallas area, my door is open. :)

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Hi Linsey,
Well, all I can say is that your trip must have really gotten your creative juices flowing! These are adorable.
xo, Tina

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

They are both adorable! Maybe your new friend will let you share photos of her home with us.
xx, Sherry

Patty Sumner said...

Well, I think your little duckies and sheep are adorable... Its all about what you love! Going to have to do a special post on your freinds craft room. Keep on creating beautiful things. Blessings!

Pamela said...

Lins I LOVE those!! I had so much fun and I know brenda did to! I will be posting her Valentine Decor later this evening or in the morning.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your little duck is just the cutest thing...or is it "thang"?!! Love it!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

So cute! Isn't it fun when little things like this make you happy :) Part of the joy of decorating!

Robyn said...

Oh I think the duck came out absolutely adorable! I"m a new reader and follower to your blog and I am really enjoying your postings :)
~Robyn~

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

Love this post and the animals are just so precious.. that is so awesome that you girls are neighbors.. Let the fun begin.. Awesome when great minds alike meet !!!!! HUGS keep those posts coming girl .. LOVE them

Dawn said...

The sheep is a keeper, love it:)

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

The duck is so darling! I love what you've done with it!! The sheep looks great with your embellishments too!

Laurel Stephens said...

You're paying forward Brenda's inspiration because I'm inspired by you both now. I love the wit and originality behind your embellished works of art. I totally get what you're saying about the passion of creativity; that's what happens to me when, each morning, I look through what my favorite bloggers are up to. All the wonderful creativity rubs off on me, and I can't wait to get going on a new project. I don't mind that there aren't enough hours in the day to it all, because I know there's a treasure chest of projects always waiting!

Melissa Owczarzak said...

I saw the tour at From my Front Porch yesterday and it is to die!!! You're so lucky you got to see it in person!!! She needs to blog! I love the animals you did they are so vintage looking and sweet.

Melissa Owczarzak said...

Meant to tell ya I'm a new follower :)

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

How in the world did I miss this? I LOVE these! Absolutely adorable.

Jeanette

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