Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sneak Peaks in my Studio

I have been painting/scanning/editing/printing/packaging like a fool these past few weeks. September is my busiest month each year due to this little shindig. By little shindig I mean amazing art/craft festival. Strange Folk is the start to my fall each year. It is tradition that I get my first Starbucks pumpkin spice latte that morning as a reward for getting all that hard work done. There is always a chill in the air and I love trading wares with fellow artisans whose talent seems to get more and more amazing each year!

And since I've been in my studio so much I figured I could take some snapshots and share them with you! Can I just say how much I love my pink desk? 

The room is pretty large so we managed to squeeze in a guest bed as well! The walls look so empty though! I'll have to change that soon. : )

Here's a peak at some new work! I have some fall and holiday themed items. Lots of color this time! I have seriously fallen in love with watercolors this year and have no plans on abandoning them anytime soon!

And here is one of my favorite shots in the apartment looking from the studio, through the hall and into the living room. You can also see what a mess this floor is. But nothing that a big circle rug can't hide! 

I feel so blessed to have a whole room to spread out and create. I love spending time in here and am happy I got to share a little bit of it with you!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Lady Ties!

I have been so smitten with these lady ties by the lovely flapper girl and couldn't contain myself from purchasing one any longer.

These two(oops!...couldn't help myself) beauties are on their way to me!

I stuck with neutrals this time, but I definitely see a red one in my future.
I am so excited to receive these in the mail and start wearing them with all my thrifted collared shirts!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Instagram Life #1

 1. & 2. Before and After at the St. Louis Color Run!
 3. A peak at my studio
 4. My favorite mirror
 5. A sneak peak at new fall art
 6. Cute lolita girls at the Missouri Botanical Gardens Japanese Festival
 7. Tried a new Pocky flavor - yum!
 8. Me about to bite into some spicy tuna onigiri!
 9. Beautiful flowers
 10. Lilly pads
 11. Me being a dork
 12. Tried a new coffee place - best cappuchino of my life!

// Follow me on Instagram! My username is amyrosepennington.

Tomorrow is a big day - I'm starting a new session of art classes and have more students than ever! Such a blessing, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a wee bit nervous. Getting new students always makes me a little jittery. So I'm off to get a good nights sleep!

Monday, September 3, 2012

The End of Summer

Today is Labor Day - the end of Summer I guess! Though the weather won't be changing for a while still, my husband is back in school and Strange Folk is fast approaching (for me this is always the official beginning of Fall, and also the day I get my first Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte). I had a wonderful summer which included a little Tennessee getaway and lots of ice cream.

Lots and lots of ice cream. And iced decaf Americanos.

Today we are off to the Illinois State Fair with some of our dearest friends. It's gonna be muggy and hot, but that's how Summer state fairs should be, right? There will be funnel cake involved. I'm excited.

Hope you guys like the new blog design! I'm still working on narrowing down/gathering up blog topics as well as links, but for the most part it's done. It's much more representative of my current work. Watercolors are all I turn to these days. I'm so excited to share what I've been working on!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Don't Mind The Mess!

Just makin' up a fancy new layout! So if things look silly for a while, that's why!

I'll be back soon with some new sneak peaks!

Hope you've all had a lovely Summer!