Even though here in California we don’t have typical fall weather, it’s still my favorite season. I hate the heat, I don’t do well in it. I also hate the summer slump. If you don’t know what that is, you probably don’t own a handmade business.
Boy, I really am a terrible blogger. But I promise, my skills as a writer are not the only thing that have kept me away. Most of my time since my last post has been spent focused on RSAStudios. It’s been very exciting and has kept me busy. My shop has been open since the end of March, but more than half of my orders occurred last month! I’ve been working on new products, shapes, and getting new colors in stock. If you haven’t had a chance, head over to RSAStudios on etsy.
I’ve been toying with the idea of putting my art on products for some time now, but this week I have been putting in the work to actually make it happen. As an artist, it’s such an exciting thing to have ways to get your art out into the world, without necessarily having to sell all your originals. Now, that’s not to say I don’t want to sell ANY of my original works, because believe me, I have STACKS of paintings in my home… but I also have my favorites hanging on my walls, and I have grown accustomed to seeing them there.
New shapes are almost here! I have been working on trying to come up with a new, unique shape for my leather earrings. The leather earrings game is saturated with tear drop and feather shaped earrings. Seriously, everywhere I look, I see tear drops in every shape possible (Yes there are different shaped tear drops). I wanted something different when I started out, so I started with the circles. They look great on me, so I started pumping them out like nobody’s business.
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 RebeccaSteenCrafts 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.
Hey there! I’m going to be reviewing a few products I’ve been using. These are samples I have received in beauty boxes, through the mail, or just products I’ve fallen in love with. Enjoy!
Clockwise, from left to right – Dr Jart+ BB Night Beauty Balm, Herbal Essences Wild Naturals Dry Oil Spray, Loreal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray, Skinfix Ultra Rich Body Butter, L’Oreal® Paris Revitalift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream
I received another Target Beauty Box last week, so of course I’m working on trying out all of the products 🙂 There’s only one double of something I’ve received before, but I’m all too happy to have another container of it, because it was amazing! Everything else is either a new color or scent or a new product altogether! I’m really glad they have started putting this box out more frequently because it really is fun to try out all these products that I would never just buy on my own.
I’m still working on reviews for items from past boxes as well. With them releasing these more often, I haven’t had the chance to use all of the products yet. So thanks for being patient with me!
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 🙂 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?
I can’t believe it’s already March 4th. Seriously, as I get older, time flies by so fast. As a kid, summers felt so long! It was only the last few weeks that seemed to go by quick, as we were stocking up on school supplies and new clothes. Now it feels like months pass in the blink of an eye. I feel like New Years just passed.