Saturday, January 24, 2009

Happy 2009!

I know, I'm a bit late on the new year wishes, but better late than never, right? There's been a lot going on here lately, which makes it difficult to be very productive. But things are getting back to normal finally, so I'm trying to get back into the swing of things. I've got a lot of ideas swirling around in my head lately, but it's just a matter of having the time and energy to take action on them!

One thing I'm doing lately is a little minor rearranging/redecorating. Here is my first project, a new arrangement of artwork on the wall of our great room.

I made the two silhouettes in the arrangement of the two kids. Although more often than not, Riley's is missing from the arrangement because he's minorly obsessed with carrying it around! A little annoying, but cute!

I haven't had time to do much other artwork lately. Just a couple pieces in the kids' journals (and a class sample for an upcoming class I'm teaching-more on that in a future post). The first is from Noah's book. It's about his love of wearing glasses, goggles, hats, necklaces, any sort of accessory!

And the next is from Riley's book. It's about how much he is like me in so many ways, sometimes much to both of our chagrin!

Finally, here are my thrifted/antiqued finds from the last month or so. I just love the birthday candle-it's designed to be lit for every birthday until the child is an adult, and all the ages are still intact! I'd love to actually use it for one of the kids, but I don't think I'll have the heart to actually burn it- it's too sweet as it is!
Well, that's about it for now. I hope you're all having a great start to the new year!


Keepsake Cakes said...

When I see a new post of yours I feel all giddy and start to feel butterflies in my tummy- a much welcomed feeling as I don't feel this way very often these days. You artwork is just enchanting, your boys are so sweet and charming, and you home is so cozy. I hope I am as blessed in my life to have such lovely children who inspire me. I also hope to create scrapbooks for them as you do... of coarse in my own way but I am already starting to collect vintage illustrations! I wish you a very happy and memorable year! Thank you for the smiles and inspiration~

Chelsea Ann

ArtsyMama said...

Hi Corey,
So glad to hear all is well! Love the new art arrangement. Wonderful! The silhouettes are fabulous. Can't wait to hear about your class, although I'm guessing it won't be in Minnesota:)
Great thrift finds. I just put a book together of my estate sale treasures from the last few years. It was really fun to put together. I posted it on my blog.

Take care,

donnaj said...

my husband has his candle like that from when he was a kid-some has been burned-he said he always thought it was so cool to burn it on his bday~

holly said...

Corey, please keep posting!!! We love your artwork SO much!! Also would love to see your old artwork (Pregnancy journals) on your FLICKR site!!! - Holly

AMIT said...

Yeah Happy 2009.

Work from home

Rose Garden Romantic said...

I love the aqua wall color and your new arrangement and the pages for the boys journals are so wonderful, as always!!