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Wedding chalkboards and place cards

Katie C Shipley

This weekend, I attended the wedding of a dear friend, and his beautiful compliment of a partner. We went to Papersource, to pick out the card and pens, then went to town, in the hopes we were spelling all 90 peoples names correctly! Next were the chalkboards. I am really pleased with the finished pieces, but mainly just ecstatic that the wedding went beautifully and was so much fun to be part of.

summery round tray

Katie C Shipley

Sometimes I get a bee in my bonnet, and I have to execute some of the not so practical ideas I have. This time I decided to make it a little more challenging, by making a Summer entertaining round tray, out of an existing very inexpensive product. I went to the 99 cent only store and perused the aisles. I found a round pizza cooking tray, this great gridded blue poster board and some graph paper. After spray painting the tray, I painted one of my favorite bloom shapes in the centre, using Windsor and Newton acrylic paint - here is how it turned out. 

Starbucks "Color me Spring" cups 2017

Katie C Shipley

Last week I was working on a shoot that was scheduled to wrap at 3:00am. We were outside and it was particularly cold for LA. 

I needed to dash out for something locally. Thankfully whilst on my run, I flew by a Starbucks, which knowing I would need to stay awake and alert for hours to come, I stopped at. The cup handed to me made my day! It said "Color me Spring" on the side, and my mind was happily occupied throughout the rest of the cold night shoot 

KCD Starbucks cup 2017 copyright

Merry Makers Christmas sale

Katie C Shipley

This weekend I will be at the Good Eye Gallery, Merry Makers Christmas sale.

I have been elfing away (that is in fact a term), making one of a kind christmas cards, embellishing art prints and finishing up my latest project -  laser cut jewelry!

Also on offer - some accessories for your tree, in the form of driftwood feathers, hand painted glass and wood baubles and ceramic bells!

Photo by Eron Rauch



Christmas prep

Katie C Shipley

This year I have added some driftwood pieces to my Christmas inventory. They add that natural touch to a tree that might be sporting a bit much glitter (not that there are limits on sparkle, especially not at christmas).

These will be on sale at the Merry Makers event on December 3rd and 4th, at the Good Eye Gallery in Eagle Rock!

Delivering new cards

Katie C Shipley

A fresh batch of hand painted cards is on its way to Nuda Juice and Wellness in San Pedro, CA!

They get to mingle with some delicious healthy snacks and smoothies in a lovely location