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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Earthly Treasures - Gifts of Handmade on Zibbet

Finishing up my celebration of the Colors of the Rainbow and how they Inspire:
 Jeweltones & Earthtones

I want the people that I love and admire to realize how special they are to me.  I do this by giving them gifts of 'handmade by me' gifts, as well as, handmade gifts, by other artisans that I admire.

~The cozy warmth of a handmade hat, scarf, cape or neck warmer in Jewel & Earthy tones.
~The rich warmth of wood, semi-precious stones, copper jewelry
 and an adorable Chicadee as your winter muse

What could be more special?


Earthly Treasures - Gifts of Handmade on Zibbet

Check out these Earthly Treasures on Zibbet



http://www.intheshadeofthesycamoretree.com/

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Winter Jewels on Zibbet

  Continuing my celebration of the Colors of the Rainbow and how they Inspire:
Icy winds, snow flurries, and starlit winter nights represented by pearly white, 
silver grey, crystal, and bright, beautiful blue

WINTER JEWELS on ZIBBET


Check out these Wonderful Winter Jewels


















http://www.intheshadeofthesycamoretree.com/

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Continuing my Celebration of the Rainbow - Colors that evoke the Spirit of the Christmas Season

The Colors of Christmas 

In my continued Celebration of the Rainbow, I think of the power that color has, to trigger feelings, represent the seasons and have powerful symbolic recognition 

Today I am celebrating the Colors of the Holiday Season 

Christmas Spirit on Zibbet

 

Shop Handmade & Vintage for the Holidays

 
http://www.intheshadeofthesycamoretree.com/

Friday, December 12, 2014

There's something about the Magic of a Rainbow

There's something about the Magic of a Rainbow
I remember learning about ROY G. BIV in Art class. The anticipation of what would happen if I mixed blue with green, and added a splash of purple, was so exciting! What if I added even more blue or even some white? Yes, I was the messy one with paint on my clothes and smears of wonderful color. Actually, I am still the messy one that is often caught at the grocery store with a smear of paint that I missed when washing up, usually on my face!

As a child, I remember noticing the NBC Peacock Logo spread its animated and regal Rainbow Tail on Sunday nights, as I watched the Wonderful World of Disney. The family TV was Black & white, but somehow I knew that his magical tail was a Rainbow. I grew up thinking of the Peacock as the Artist's bird, not aware yet of what I might become. I also remember the scene in Pollyanna when she discovered the Dancing Rainbows that resulted from the sunshine interacting with the crystals of a chandelier.  Simply Magic!

As an adult and now, an artist, and art teacher, I have experimented with and discovered many of the infinite possibilities of color combinations as I create and develop my own colors of self expression. My favorite 'color' is 'color of Peacock'. The combination of blues, greens, and teal accented with a little gold and purple - that is my favorite color. In the hustle of my busy life the magic of this color combination helps to provide me with a calm and soothing atmosphere to live and create in.
So, this week, I celebrate the Rainbow.

The Rainbow, to me, 
is a symbol of 
Possibilities
Thanks to Adrienne at Dancing Rainbows
&
 Lynn at the Amethyst Dragonfly
  for helping me to recall these happy childhood memories

See a few of the Possibilities of
ROY G. BIV on ZIBBET


 
http://www.intheshadeofthesycamoretree.com/

Monday, December 1, 2014

CYBER MONDAY - CYBER WEEK SALE

CYBER MONDAY SALE
Enter Coupon Code is 'FreeShipping2014' for orders over $10.00 - Expires Dec 2.
FYI - I will be selling my Handmade creations at a Holiday Craft Show this weekend. Many of my handmade items will be for sale at the show - IF YOU DON'T SHOP NOW, you may miss out on a special one-of-a-kind item that you've been eye-ng up.
Snag handmade now & save 25%
Sale ends Dec 5
 
 
Etsy - https://www.etsy.com/shop/cyvonneh : Coupon Code = SHOPNOW

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Studio on a small budget UPDATE - Almost finished! Plus a Coupon Code

MAKE YOUR SALE COUPON CODE =  25HOLIDAY2014 
Works in both of these shops:
https://www.zibbet.com/intheshadeofthesycamoretree
https://www.etsy.com/shop/cyvonneh 

Scroll to the bottom of this page for a special Coupon Code for readers that comment

11/15/2014 An Artist's Creative Space continued... Any of you wondering where I've been up to? 

I've been doing this...  

STUDIO Update:  Most of the cabinets are installed. My Jewelry Workstation is positioned and currently being organized with all of my yummy beads, findings, and other supplies. The window has been framed with rustic molding.  My 7 foot hanging jewelry cabinet was found at the Habitat for Humanity Restore for the whopping price of $7.50! - In early Spring, the Lampworking station will hopefully be installed. I'll be moving more of my art supplies in tonight with the help of my son & grandsons. Feeling excited!



Posted previously: I love to keep my hands busy and I love to challenge myself.  Throughout my evolution as an artist,  my art has taken many forms using a variety of materials and techniques. The need for a workspace that accommodates all of my creative interests has been a dream of mine for many years.  I'm am excited to share that after many years of working in multiple art forms, I will soon have a studio that is designed so that I have a work area for all of my artistic passions : Jewelry, Lampworking, Glass Fusing, and Pottery... and without having to shuffle materials to work in different media, which wastes time, energy, and creative momentum.

The studio is well underway.  So far, with the help of my family we have built a new wall, insulated, repaired a beam in the access attic, installed a new ceiling, wired for task lighting, hung drywall, taped & mudded the drywall, and are hoping to install the window & door this weekend, weather permitting.  If this all goes well, I will be able to finish the insulation on the new window wall and complete the final drywall steps.  

Installed the window, siding and door, to the outside wall,  and then insulated and drywalled the inside wall. This weekend,  I'm working on finishing the mudding and painting. 

https://twitter.com/cyvonneh

Want 30% off any one handmade item in one of my shops?
*Fill out the 3 'CONTACT ME' boxes PLUS leave a COMMENT at the bottom of the current post on my blog
*I'll email a special coupon code that's good until Dec. 31, 2014
 & put you on may mailing list for new coupon codes and events
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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Studio Update 9/27/2014 & a NEW Coupon Code

GLASS & CLAY STAR ORNAMENTS
Buy 3 Get 1 Free SALE ! Code = "B3GET1FREE"
https://www.zibbet.com/intheshadeofthesycamoretree
https://www.etsy.com/shop/cyvonneh 

Scroll to the bottom of this page for an additional Coupon Code


An Artist's Creative Space continued...  Any of you wondering where I've been? I've been doing this... 

Posted previously: I love to keep my hands busy and I love to challenge myself.  Throughout my evolution as an artist,  my art has taken many forms using a variety of materials and techniques. The need for a workspace that accommodates all of my creative interests has been a dream of mine for many years.  I'm am excited to share that after many years of working in multiple art forms, I will soon have a studio that is designed so that I have a work area for all of my artistic passions : Jewelry, Lampworking, Glass Fusing, and Pottery... and without having to shuffle materials to work in different media, which wastes time, energy, and creative momentum.

The studio is well underway.  So far, with the help of my family we have built a new wall, insulated, repaired a beam in the access attic, installed a new ceiling, wired for task lighting, hung drywall, taped & mudded the drywall, and are hoping to install the window & door this weekend, weather permitting.  If this all goes well, I will be able to finish the insulation on the new window wall and complete the final drywall steps.  

Updates:  Installed the window, siding and door, to the outside wall,  and then insulated and drywalled the inside wall. This weekend,  I'm working on finishing the mudding and painting. 

https://twitter.com/cyvonneh

Want 25% off any one handmade item in one of my shops?
*Fill out the '3 CONTACT ME' boxes PLUS leave a COMMENT at the bottom of the current post on my blog
*I'll email a special coupon code that's good until Dec. 31, 2014
 & put you on may mailing list for new coupon codes and events
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Where in the World are my READERS?

Maybe I crossed paths with one of you this summer, in Venice?
READERS:
I have been pondering this for well over 6 months. As I do not consider myself a talented writer, I am amazed at the number of people who read this blog. It is an experiment for me, and I am constantly changing it's format.  I've only been posting consistently for about 1 year and at present, have 3906 views. With only a few commenting from time to time, I am curious about who finds my blog and actually reads it.

My stats indicate that viewers from more than 30 countries and 6 continents are represented!
So who are you?

I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!
What country are you from?
Do you live in a rural area or city?
What is your favorite form of art?
What is your occupation?
How did you find my Blog?
What interested you when you found it?
Did/Does it interest you enough to come back?
What would encourage you to follow his blog?

Please share in the comments box below or contact by email in the box to the right.
Thanks! I'm looking forward to hearing from some of you very soon!
Cindi



An Artist's Creative Space continued

An Artist's Creative Space continued...  Any of you wondering where I've been? I've been doing this...

Posted previously: I love to keep my hands busy and I love to challenge myself.  Throughout my evolution as an artist,  my art has taken many forms using a variety of materials and techniques. The need for a workspace that accommodates all of my creative interests has been a dream of mine for many years.  I'm am excited to share that after many years of working in multiple art forms. I will soon have a studio that is designed so that I have a work area for all of my artistic passions : Jewelry, Lampworking, Glass Fusing, and Pottery... and without having to shuffle materials to work in different media, which wastes time, energy, and creative momentum.

Updates: The studio is well underway.  So far, with the help of my family we have built a new wall, insulated, repaired a beam in the access attic, installed a new ceiling, wired for task lighting, hung drywall, taped & mudded the drywall, and are hoping to install the window & door this weekend, weather permitting.  If this all goes well, I will be able to finish the insulation on the new window wall and complete the final drywall steps. 

 


Getting closer to being able to begin creating again!

More photos soon...



Friday, July 25, 2014

A New Creative Space + A New Coupon Code


An Artist's Creative Space

I love to keep my hands busy and I love to challenge myself.  Throughout my evolution as an artist,  my art has taken many forms using a variety of materials and techniques.  The need for a workspace that accommodates all of my creative interests has been a dream of mine for many years.  I'm am excited to share that after many years of working in multiple art forms,   I will soon have a studio that is designed so that I have a work area for all of my artistic passions : Jewelry, Lampworking, Glass Fusing, and Pottery... and without having to shuffle materials to work in different media, which wastes time, energy, and creative momentum.
I was lucky to find an entire set of theses cabinets on Craig's list - Perfect for helping to organize my art supplies and works-in-progress!

Because of this project,  I have not been posting as frequently as I would like to. I'm hoping to share my progress with you soon.  I am offering a 'Studio Renovation Celebration Sale' at  my Zibbet & Etsy Shops.   Celebrate with me and enjoy a 15% discount for your entire purchase of any handmade Jewelry, Glass, or Pottery in both shops. 

Etsy Coupon Code - ERENOVATION15
Zibbet Coupon Code - ZRENOVATION15 
*Zibbet will be uploading a site rebuild and will be offline July 26 & 27 
and will relaunch it's new & improved site on July 28th!

Minimum purchase of $15.00 - Sale expires August 31, 2014

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Team Spirit on Zibbet featuring OnceUponARoll

I recently became involved in a 'Team' on Zibbet. This team includes a group of online shop owners of Handmade, Vintage, and Craft Supplies. 

The experience has been truly amazing!
 Instead of competing with each other, these shop owners have banded together to promote each other. While promoting we are also encouraging each and learning Social Networking and promotional techniques from each other. 
I am honored to be among such a great group of people.

~After pinning & tweeting for "OnceUponARoll" last week, here's a list of pinboards where you can find her work, along with many other Zibbet shops.

Super Cuteness
Cozy Hats & Scarves, Cuddly Blankets,
 Handmade Fashion & Stuff for Babies 
It's all at Once Upon A Roll!

http://www.zibbet.com/OnceUponARoll/artwork?artworkId=2326060


Please visit these shops owned by fine, friendly, generous and fun Zibbeteers.
Feel free to tweet, repin, fav, and share on social networks.
Thanks for looking!

This weeks team promotion is for
Hoopties Vintage Clothing and Collectibles
http://www.zibbet.com/hoopties

http://www.zibbet.com/michellescustomjewelry 

http://www.zibbet.com/customcrochet

http://www.zibbet.com/LMRPhotography

http://www.zibbet.com/HannahsGems

http://www.zibbet.com/galleryatkingston

http://www.zibbet.com/TanahJewelry

http://www.zibbet.com/GalleryMusings

http://www.zibbet.com/TheVintageTeacup

http://www.zibbet.com/breathofthedragon

http://www.zibbet.com/BokBokJewelry

http://www.zibbet.com/BarbaraCsCreations

http://www.zibbet.com/AstralJewelry

http://www.zibbet.com/luvncrafts

http://www.zibbet.com/BethiesCards

http://www.zibbet.com/opushowl

http://www.zibbet.com/RecycledBySkattur

http://www.zibbet.com/SusieRoseDesigns

http://www.zibbet.com/jdlord

http://www.zibbet.com/dancingrainbows

http://www.zibbet.com/TwistedBobbin

  http://www.zibbet.com/OKB

http://www.zibbet.com/flowersbyljp

http://www.zibbet.com/ChinniAbhi

 http://www.zibbet.com/handmadefuzzy

 http://www.zibbet.com/InTheShadeoftheSycamoreTree

 http://www.zibbet.com/ShopWithLynne

 http://www.zibbet.com/onceuponaroll

           
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