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As February Disappears...

I guess I'll never cease to be amazed at the way time slips through my fingers. What is now almost the end of February 2013 feels more to me like January 2011 or something...but it's not. It is "now"; a new day in a rapidly aging "new" year and I had best grapple with that reality and make the best of it...

Since apparently Spring is already just around the corner, I thought I'd share a bit of Spring sweetness with our latest "Sweet Easter"Inspiration Kit in our Just Bee 'n Me Boutique on Etsy...fun stuff!

Besides new Inspiration Kits in the shop, I've been working on some new art for possible licensing...here's a snippet of new greeting card samples from my "All Dressed Up" collection of images...

I've also been working on combining two great loves of mine, my digital art with "fabric" - I'm making my own digital fabric collages "stitched" together with virtual free-motion and blanket stitching, buttons, ric rac and more. I'm having so much fun with this design concept, and I'm looking forward to all the creative possibilities it has in store...

In between designing, my work as a painting instructor at Pinot's Palette continues to be a great surprising source of joy and fulfillment in my life! I simply love seeing people come in to the studio a bit shy and apprehensive about doing this foreign thing called painting, then leaving with a wonderful painting in their hands and a contented smile on their face, happy that they conquered a fear and gained some skill and confidence, all while having a lot of fun. And I get paid to do this...amazing!

Here's my latest painting that we've added to the library of paintings at our Pinot's Palette location - we call it "Tuscan Breeze". We've done it a couple of times in the studio now - it is really fun to paint...

At the rate I've been going it may be Easter before I blog again (sigh), but you can always "Like" Just Bee 'n Me on Facebook and see a bit more of my day to day happenings and little encouragements...I'd love to have you add me to your newsfeed!  And of course I can't forget to mention Pinterest - I have a great selection of inspiring boards that I am adding to all the time, and I would love to have you follow along!! I sincerely hope to blog more in the coming days/weeks though, so don't give up on me just yet  :o)  There are so many creative ideas bubbling up in my heart and head and I always love to share those with you as I can. Here's a little preview of some of the creative things I am hoping to do in the coming weeks:

  • New Inspiration Kits on Etsy, including more vintage sewing-related collections, vintage embroidered linens sets, and more lace destashing
  • Original mixed-media creations as well as art prints of some of my work to be added to the Etsy shop
  • More decorating features including my master bedroom which is patently waiting for its makeover
  • More snippets of my design work for art licensing
  • BIG makeover of my beckyschultea.com portfolio site
  • Photos and notes from my upcoming trip to Round Top - the opening week falls on my birthday this year so that's my birthday present!!

I hope you'll tag along...these things are always much more fun when you have friends to share them with!!

I hope you have a blessed week doing those things that bring joy to yourself and others! Thanks as always for stopping by - you are most welcome and appreciated!

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