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JLynn has been in the Art, Craft & Jewelry industry for over 30 years ~ promoting creativity through Education and Media. As a published designer, JLynn is known for her detailed, colorful Jewelry, unique Altered ART Wood Tiles, and Artwork. Online since 2004, a former eBay Power Seller, and currently on Artfire and Etsy. Family, Art, Nature and Kaleidoscopes are her biggest inspirations

Monday, October 5, 2015

Fall Decorating, Swedish Fish...and upcoming NEWs!

Focal piece... One Swedish Red Fish!
Aside from Chocolate, Caramels, and and Brach White Jelly Nougats...
Red Swedish Fish are IT for me :)

So if you see some designs in RED...
Or ART Tiles with Red Fish don't be surprised lol...

UPDATE...I've been missing from the action for almost two weeks now...
Have had some sort of chest cold that appears to spread the joy to others too...
Since I've not been "sick" in almost 10 years - (really!), I can't complain...
Unless it decides to stay another week - then there may be a WAH post!

On the plus side to being sick...the perks...
1.  Bag of Mini Swedish Fish
2.  Homemade Soup
3.  Pumpkin Dunkin Donut Coffee
4.  Help with Cleaning
5.  Homemade Stew
(Compliments of my husband and daughter)

This past Friday I ventured out of the house for a quick trip to Home Goods and Michael's.  My daughter was in a crafty mood...(thanks to Pinterest...)
Which is a good thing - because I love Pinterest too and all my fellow Pinners!  
So...if you're on Pinterest and want to join me...here's my link:
  

So wondering what my daughter created?
Well, here's a few things she made over the weekend!
 - Layered Leaves on Quart Size Mason Jars to create "Lanterns"
 (these look great at night w/tealights)
- Chunky Yarn BIG Letters for Fall
- Fall Floral Milk Crate Jars for Flowers or Cinnamon Sticks...
(she also Arm-Knit an Infinity Scarf in a rust color in a 1/2 hour...lol)

and pictured below...
She created a Trio of Chunky Yarn Pint Size Mason Jar Holders for her office
 and also added this Home Good "Treasure" in her office too (a very fun Birch Branch Fall Floral that we found for a ridiculous price)

OH - and she made a pair of pint size goodness for my Office/Studio too :)
Her craftiness is productive, quick, and fleeting...
But it's always fun to watch the "crafty bug" bite lol! 

So what did I do???
Enjoyed watching...but as for my own craftiness...about the only thing I had energy for - was changing out my tablescape with baby Pine Cones & Pumpkins!
 

 So - that's the Home Fun Stuff...
and now I get to share the Biz Fun Stuff...

Did you know...
Amazon is opening a new Handmade Marketplace VERY soon???
I was invited, applied, and then accepted
 to the Artisan Line-up for Jewelry and a few other categories.

It it a new platform with lots of unknowns...
with lots of set-up and work...
undoubtedly with many updates and improvements...
but I'm very excited to be a part of it!

As soon as I'm able to - will definitely share the URL link to my store
which could be as early as sometime this week!
Until then - I'm listing additional items and fine tuning things...but here's a sneak peek at my "first" attempt at my Banner...there's been many more since!


SO THE SCOOP...
 
 Jewelry Wise...
Most of my new Jewelry will be listed on Amazon, with some custom order and retired jewelry pieces available in my Etsy Store.  

My regular website and online Store
is under construction for a much needed "Make-Over"
I'm hoping to have all Updates complete during the 1st quarter in 2016
Website will remain "live" during this time at:
 

 And for my ART TILE FANS...
Ready to Ship, Seasonal, MTO and Limited Edition Tiles will be available in my Etsy Store - as well as, direct sales via my Facebook page, 
Messaging, and a new Group!

Some of these pretties are tagged for my jewelry designs...
but some will be making their way into the Etsy Store this week! 


ART & Education Wise...
Some of you know that many of my Tiles are digitized miniatures
 of my own Watercolor/Acrylic/Ink paintings - some of my past favorites shown here...but there are many more in the works!
  


Education & Inspiration...I love to share and inspire others to be creative through pieces published in Magazines AND through my website and blog.
Look for NEW Tutorials (similar to these) in 2016...




 Time as we all know goes by way too fast...
and typically for me - the last three months of the year are the fastest!
2015 has been a year for contemplating and planning...
and it was also a year of changes, surprises, and challenges

2016 I'm hoping to make more of my ideas happen!
"Balance" - it's not just a word...it's a way of life...
So as I continue with my creative journey that's also my job...
look for a new mix of things with Jewelry, Art Tiles, Artwork, 
DIY Tutorials with Skill Builders, along with Creative Challenges, Contests, 
and of course a few fantastic Give-Aways!

HAPPY FALL!
JLynn