1.20.2014

From my studio to yours...

The start of a new year is always filled with the best of intentions...and organizing seems to top the list...

I think every year that I'm going to do a better job on organizing my studio space...
well, I actually made some progress and its not even the end of January!






Being a collage artist means that I collect a little bit of a lot of different things...and I have come to the realization that there is more here than I will ever need...so why not share the wealth...

I decided that I would create packets of all this flotsam and jetsam...and offer Multi Media Medley Boxes (or 3M Boxes for short) for sale at my etsy shop, fourcornersdesign

























The sorting begins...I decided that organizing by color would be most effective...


The set-up...

























The first steps...
























After compiling quite a mountain of supplies, it occurred to me that this would never fit in an envelope or cellophane sleeve...boxes would be needed...several boxes in fact...I'm so happy that there's a restaurant supply store in my town...kraft cardboard take-out boxes were the ideal solution...










I began packing...a little fabric, some twine, vintage buttons, pages from old books, snips of old wallpaper, ticket stubs, game pieces...whatever caught my eye...each box weighing at least 8 ounces (that's half a pound of stuff!) 

sealed up in colored tissue...with a label providing the incentive..."begin"

























wrapped up in decorative ribbon with a signature tag...



you'll find 18 individual boxes for sale over at my etsy shop...

from my studio to yours...sent with creative mojo!

9 comments:

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    1. thanks Christine - I'm sure you can appreciate how these odds and ends start to take over your space! sharing them just makes sense...

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  2. very cool!! I faved your etsy shop:) hope to order soon! You are very creative! Found you through a comment you left on another blog about your jars with cool stuff in them ha..Love your blog!

    Joey

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    1. Joey - so glad that you are joining the creative bunch!

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  3. Oh yes what fun... I so want to buy one, but I am in the exact same place as you...I need to be creating boxes to sell!! Asian style. I am sure who ever gets these boxes with be thrilled!

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  4. Hi Amy, congrats on being able to purge. (Is it catchy?) May your 'cleaning and organizing' continue so well. Blessings and smiles, Emilou :-)

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    1. thanks Emilou...the purging is going well...I need to strike while the enthusiasm is hot!

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  5. Those are a lot of fun! And I love how you packaged them!!

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