Saturday, January 30, 2010

Walls that talk!

I have been at it again!

This is some recent work that I just finished and shipped out.

Things have been a little hectic lately, we have had some bad news in our family and been dealing with many days at the hospital and getting things in order. Some of you may remember from an earlier post that I had lost my aunt to cancer in September. Well, My uncle(her husband and my mom's brother) just found out he has a brain tumor. Talk about a shock! Our family has had so much heart ache and pain watching my aunt and her long battle with cancer and now this. My poor poor uncle, he is just so beside himself and can't hardly handle it. This has been the hardest thing I have ever gone through in my life and it really feels like hell is here. My aunt(41) and uncle(42) are only 5 years older than myself and I am an only child so you can only imagine how close I am with them. Everyday lately has been full of pain and not knowing. I know that we are full of the not knowings everyday of our life, but when someone is sick or if you know for sure they are dying the not knowing is null and void and it is just plain and simple reality. It is hard watching someone deal with cancer, but it is even harder excepting the fact they might not be here for another birthday, Christmas, family dinner, a friendly chat or just knowing that you can call and talk to them anytime you want.

Everyday I try and remind myself that we are all in the same place really, you just don't know when your time is up! So, like I said before "always tell the one's dearest to you that you love them and don't ever take life for granted"!

I know one thing for sure though and that is how I feel when I am working and painting. I just get lost and feel so free and at peace with life. I know I am going to start something and finish it and it will be absolutely full of life, heart and soul.

So, take a look and enjoy and I will continue being inspired by all things beautiful and whimsical!

Please keep our family in your prayers and thank you all for your support!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Whimsical Wall's!

Colorful, whimsical and full of heart and soul. Here are just some of the order's I have recently finished and shipped out!

After I am finished with every order I feel a little sad to see them go. Although, I am very excited to pass them on and spread the joy of my creations. Not to mention the idea of them hanging on some little one's wall to help inspire their creativity, I kinda get a little attached to each and every piece. Each with their own personality and story to be told, they have some sense of realness that it almost feels like I have created another little soul.

Even though the holidays are over I am still blessed to be busy! Everyday is full of the creative process and I am just loving it. This is the way God intended for my brain to work and it is a joy.

These particular piece's have all been inspired by the client and their design scheme. They communicate so well and make it almost impossible for me to go wrong. They sometimes send me links to check out bedding and such or just thoroughly explain what they want.

I will have some more to post on the blog next week, so check back and take a peak to see what else I have created!

Happy Friday and have a great weekend! I am sure I will be working and loving it!

May God Bless You and fill your life full of love, happiness and Lot's of laughter!

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Color, Pattern, Texture and More!

(image via flickr)


This is truly my first love and absolute favorite thing to work with. If only I could have a wall in my house that looked like this. Now that would be a work of art in it's self! I have been so busy painting canvas' lately for SummerLynn Designs that I haven't had a whole lot of time to get into my own personal stash of fabric and create some of the new ideas that have been brewing inside my head. I have plans for new designs and product to be listed on Domesticly Chic in the next couple of months and I'm really itching to get going on them.

I really do love to paint too! Anytime I can use color in my designs in any form it gets the creative juices flowing. I also love working with people and creating custom pieces for them. It is such a great process and the end result is so gratifying for me and them. I have quite a few more finished pieces of work that I will be displaying on the blog in the near future, so check back.

I'll keep you posted on all new and up-coming works in process and until then I'll be painting on.

Have a Blessed Day and keep smiling!

Monday, January 04, 2010

From MY heart to YOUR'S!

Happy 2010!

(image via flickr)

"Wow" another year past!

I am sure like most of you, I can't believe that it has come to an end. This past year has been a whirl wind and a bottomless pit of emotions. The only thing that has held it all together for me is the hope and faith that I have in the lord above. Although, sometimes I need to remind myself and reassure myself that all of his doings is for our benefit, I do truly believe that our lives are full of his goodness.

I try everyday to focus on all the good things that are going on around us and let's just say there has been some pretty bad things happen this year, so it has not been easy. At the end of each day I just hope and pray for one more day of good health with my loved ones and that in it's self is all I can ask for.

I must say that things really do happen at very weird times and they definitely do not make any sense. My business and work for instance, is a true blessing and I know that my lovely aunt Mary is looking down from heaven with a smile upon her face and nodding her head saying it's going to be ok. While she was alive she would use a certain phrase quite often in her conversation, "that's OK"! Even now with her loss, I feel great comfort in her words and I know that she is saying it every time I feel sad. It is crazy though, I had been trying to persue my dream of my business and creating all things beautiful for the longest time and I do really feel like she did have a big part in this happening now. I have been just crazy/busy since she past away and I can't think of a better person to thank for it. She, like me was a very creative person and love to make things beautiful too! We would brainstorm and drum up ideas and if I ever had a question I would call her. We loved all the same things, sewing, quilting, beading, fabric anything that we could conjure up was good for us. We would go camping and stay up working under a lamp and stars on something fun. I will miss those times and I will miss her dearly. I know that it is all happening now because of the lord above, but I have no doubt that Mary has not helped a little.

I have not really focused on an actuall New Year's resolution. However, I would like to say that I want to try just a little harder to be more forgiving and organized. I would also like to somehow develop a happier and more productive attitued from my little one. I am hoping that this too is just one of those stages and will pass!:o) We most certainly need to start eating better and get off our booties and get moving!

The holidays were hard for our family and I think that we are all just glad that they are over. With the New Year in mind I want to wish you all much happiness, love, good fortune and most certainly good health. Remember that your loved ones are dear and cherrish the time you have with them, smiles are contagious so spread one, always look up when your looking down and most importantly be true to who you are!

I hope you all have a great start to your new year and I myself will keep creating all things beautiful and full of inspiration.

May God Bless you and your's in the New Year to come!