All The Emotions

Yesterday’s Arts Walk was intense, to say the least. I knew it was going to be a lot of work, but I had no idea of the events that would unfold. The last few have been rained out, and I was hoping that wouldn’t happen again, because I had been planning this for so long. Well, instead it was 95 degrees and clear, with the sun beating down on us, and no shade whatsoever in the Artist’s Lot.

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Buy My Art! (Or at least someones)

It has been a truly busy couple of weeks! There have been quite a few times where I wanted to jump on here and post something, but then I would think about something else that needed to get done, and off I would go!

This week I’ve got the Riverside Arts Walk, on Thursday night, and I’m almost fully prepared! Yay! I have done so much making in the past week or so, in order to add a little heft to the collection I’m taking with me. I also decided not to bring any canvas paintings, as this is more of a craft fair. However, I did decided to mat some of my paintings on paper, and seal them in cellophane bags. They’re so much less bulky and won’t take away from all of the signs and jewelry I’m taking, but they will however show what I am capable of as an artist.

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May Arts Walk

The Arts Walk always feels like it comes up so fast… It’s 3 weeks from today and I still have sooo much work to do. Most of my earrings are not ready-to-ship items, as they’re relatively quick to make. But I want to take them to the Arts Walk, so I have to get assembling! I also have to make price signs for each item, add them to my Square account, figure out the setup, and get everything packed up in time. It’s a lot.

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Clutches and Progress

A few weeks ago, my mom came and stayed with Eric and I for a few days. We were finally able to go shopping together for the supplies for the painted clutchesย that I mentioned a few posts back. We ended up hammering out all the details and I was really glad to see how excited she was by it. I showed her all the different clutch shapes as well as card cases, passport holders, and key chains. It all started to feel real once I purchased the fabric and vinyl. We settled on a few details that I was having a hard time making my mind up about (Thread color, velcro color, etc) and that definitely helped ease my mind.

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RSA Studios

I am so incredibly excited to announce the opening of my newest shop, RSA Studios! It’s been something I’ve had on my mind for a while, but knew it was going to be a big undertaking. As I’ve started clearing out RebeccaSteenCraftsย of items that don’t sell or that I have no interest in making, I realized that no matter how much I cleared out, my earrings were not going to fit in. My crafts shop will remain open, but with far fewer items. I will be focusing on home decor, which includes the wooden wall signs, cross stitch wall decor, and decorative mirrors.

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Painted…. Accessories

I’m really excited about this project I’m working on! I want you guys to be excited too so I’m giving a little sneak peak ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve been toying with this idea for some time now, but have been trying to figure out exactly how to execute it. I’ve had a lot of canvases sitting around taking up space that I haven’t really known what to do with. I liked them but didn’t love them. I thought about painting over them completely, but I liked them enough to not want to do that. So I added to them. Some drips, some splatters, and a lot of neon later, I present to you PAINTED CLUTCHES!!! Are you excited now?

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Infertility and Creativity

I mention on my About page that my husband and I are living child free, not by choice. This is something that he and I have been going through together for 4 years now. This month marks the 4th year since we began trying to start a family. Almost immediately we both began to worry that something was wrong. I felt so defeated every time my period would arrive. I had been so hopeful that I was going to be pregnant, because my period was always late. Turns out, Iย wasย having anovulatory cycles. This, as well as many other issues, all add together to mean we can’t have kids.

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