Thursday, December 31, 2009
Finally we are celebrating a New Year tommorow JAN 1, 2010 and on ETSY we are having another FirstFridayArtWalk. All shops including mine at www.gnormyle.etsy.com that participate can be found by using the search for all items tag word firstfridayartwalk at www.etsy.com If you want to join please visit my shop and from there in my announcement you can read more about FirstFridayArtWalk on ETSY. We are bracing for another quick blast of a couple of inches of snow today I hear. It has been absolutely frigid in the negative degrees and very windy lately. I am staying warm in the studio, sewing and creating some of the Spring line for 2010 for Glenna's Garden. The picture of the day is a set of mulberry paper bookmarks I created for the Spring 2010 line. It is beautiful paper to work with as well as joy to look at. I have procured some of this paper so I can do a couple of custom orders wether it is bookmarks or tags. Interested please let me know. My email addy is email@example.com This fine set of designer bookmarks is set to go up for sale in my shop in a couple of days. As always my customers love to see what is going on in the studio. So I will include a studio pic too. This cute snail was seen casting its' shadow as it slithered around the garden indoors of course not really though but what a neat way to make something from an empty plastic tape dispenser. I am keeping that one out of a landfill. ECO ART!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
The weather outside is a chilly 25 degrees today in Manchester, NH. Warm inside Glenna's Garden studio. The poinsettia plant here has been earnestly working to change to red up through the stems and out through a few leaves the red pigment has started to flow. I thought I would share a picture of that today. It is actually very interesting how a poinsettia plant gets its' red because the rest of the year the leaves are a deep evergreen. The answer is to give the plant the right amount of darkness. Darkness falls on the plant in the room where it is and it always gets longer in the winter. Thus we have evergreen leaves that turn to red right around Christmas time. The poinsettia plant will bloom and that is when you get the yellow at the end. When that occurs with our lovely large poinsettia plant here at Glenna's Garden studio I will share it with you. Don't forget to stop on by our shop in Manchester, NH at www.gnormyle.etsy.com HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Thank you kindly for dropping by. It all began in a garden!
Saturday, December 19, 2009
I love to make jewelry as well as collect it. I will post a picture of new earrings I created that are similar to those available for sale at Glenna's Garden www.gnormyle.etsy.com Each pair of dangle earrings were created using only .925 sterling silver pieces and glass beads. I will show you my favorite pair today and part of the Spring 2010 line. My customers love it when I show new items on here so you will get an eyeful today. My love for vintage jewelry collecting has spanned 30 years now. My recently found treasures once belonged to my Mother. So I mostly know the true age of this collection. There are so many pieces in this collection that are wearable today. Do I wear them yes I do to feel special!
Today is known as Super Saturday. One of the last few remaining big shopping days leading up to Christmas. Stop on by my shop online at http://www.gnormyle.etsy.com where things are nice and cozy in the studio. The Mid Atlantic states are experiencing a huge snowfall 2 feet plus in some areas today. I am from Maryland and remember the big snowfall of 1983 on George Washington's Birthday. Today Glenna's Garden is sitting in zero degree temperatures. I will show you some outside New England Manchester, NH pictures of Glenna's Garden in a two part blog post today. We are expecting 2 to 4 inches of snow and then 2 to 4 inches again. The snowclouds are out today. It is dreary out and bitterly cold. We love it!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
At this time of the year I believe I am more affected by the past than any other time of the year...probably just like many other people. I am very nostalgic. I am going to be presenting vintage all month long on my blog. First and foremost there is a website www.rubylane.com you must visit. Just like ETSY you can join for free. Rubylane is full of vintage and antiques shops. It is always my first stop when I want to know about an old piece of timeless treasure I have acquired. Pictured here we have what I call functional vintage. A vintage Pyrex gravydish and saucer in the Crazy Daisy design and a vintage Pyrex princess casserole done in the pink Gooseberry design. Functional vintage means to me that not only are these pieces collectible but also they still can be used in todays modern kitchen. I recently found these two pieces of timeless treasures to add to my collection. I used them at my Thanksgiving table this year. For other vintage pieces start with www.gnormyle.etsy.com and check out the new vintage items available at Glenna's Garden at this time of the year. Best wishes for happy holidays to all!
Friday, October 30, 2009
I captured a picture of the three pomegranate buds so that will be the pic of the day. I hope they all bloom at once. Rainy and cold again today in Manchester, NH. Good time to stay in and get some projects done here in the studio. The rain is taking all the leaves down at once so when they dry out some there will be much raking to do around Glenna's Garden. Lately I have been making some Spring things I will also put up a pic here of some very cute clippies I made for Spring 2010. Yes I am still doing Christmas supply gathering and ready for Thanksgiving. Check out the studio shop at www.gnormyle.etsy.com
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
We have more rain today and it's cool here in Manchester, NH. I am soooo excited there are actually 3 small buds on the pomegranate bush here at Glenna's Garden studio. I will get pics and share them on here when they are bigger because they are teeney tiny right now. I did a major reorganization of my supplies today. I need to get some storage containers. I listed this ACEO I made "Taking It To The Edge" in my shop yesterday. It is from Quilter's Delight, a box set of booklets designed with a quilter in mind. Good day to stop by Glenna's Garden at www.gnormyle.etsy.com for many items shipping is included for free.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
We had so much rain up here in Manchester, NH yesterday something like 3". It strips the trees of their beautiful leaves. It poured all day long. Good day for shopping. This morning it is bright and sunny but I am sure it is cold too. My pomegranate plant appears to have two itsy bitsy blooms popping out again where the others have all been. This should be pretty I hope they take so I can get some pics to share. I am looking forward to making different items for Thanksgiving and Christmas in the next couple of weeks. I have picked up some great stuff to work with including watercolors. Currently I am running a free offer for a PIF (pay it forward)surprise. Limit one per household. Check it out at www.gnormyle.etsy.com Glenna's Garden shop.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Today I received a package from my sister. In it was a lot of my Mother's and her Mother's jewelry....oh and my baby ring too which barely fits onto the end of my pinkie finger. I found a Monet bracelet and a Miriam Haskell necklace. Antique jewelry and pieces from foreign countries. I have so many great memories flowing through my mind right now. I took pictures of everything. I would have to say the Miriam Haskell necklace is my favorite. So that is why I am sharing a picture of it here. It has purple in it and that is my favorite color. I see these necklaces listed for close to $200.00, they are vintage and I am keeping mine. The Monet bracelet too.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Check out www.madquiltinglibrarian.blogspot.com Such late notice but I just found Meg and she is offering a giveaway by sharing a jelly roll of Christmas fabric all set. Very lovely! Her contest ends tonight 12 PM Eastern time. My baby pomegranate plant has a flower again. This time I will be able to press it and use it in some creative endeavour. Last time I created an ACEO miniature art work with the first flower. That ACEO is for sale at Glenna's Garden shop www.gnormyle.etsy.com I had a bud drop the second time so all was lost. Now this will be a third one I can actually use. The flower is a gorgeous dark orange. I have taken a couple of pictures of the latest flower to share with everyone.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
It is early in the morning here at Glenna's Garden in Manchester, NH and pouring rain. Sweet sounding and soothing....my other computer crashed a few days ago. I finally got this laptop I have to run well. Yesterday I downloaded some pictures to this computer. I say this because I have lost a lot of pictures in the crash of the other computer. SAD about that! Now I am back up and running. I posted a new item in my shop so I will be sharing that as the picture of the day here. FALL is gorgeous here right now. My favorite trees nearby are slowly changing. I have been busy getting supplies to transition from Fall to winter. I am listing items for sale slowly to see what sells. It would be so great if I ever made it to the front page of ETSY, one day I tell myself. Well it looks like I am on track with all of the work I am putting into studying marketing on my own and with my knowledge of business especially small business I have now it definately helps. I now have a rubber stamp for Glenna's Garden. It is all part of certain things you need to have to be successful. Next I will working on a logo. G G with flowers around it and viney would be perfect. I have no experience with creating logos so I will search for that person on ETSY. The picture of the day is a fun ACEO I created depicting russian nesting dolls.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
I am the featured artisan at www.archdiva.blogspot.com today: Inside an Artisan's Studio If you would like to be considered contact Lisa at her blogspot and fill out the form as requested. I am happy to be featured and thank you so very much Lisa. Glenna's Garden has some free shipping now and I hope to offer more check it out at www.gnormyle.etsy.com The picture today is a project I am working on with three angels in the garden.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I finished my 8 X 10 inch canvas of real pressed flowers, leaves and greenery depicting the EDGE OF THE WOODLANDS near the water. Months of work design and layout to fixture to completion with a multicolor blue acrylic paint to finish the project is what it took to have this beautiful picture for show and to sell. It is available for purchase at www.gnormyle.etsy.com Much love went into this one as is always the case.
It all began in a garden!
Saturday, September 19, 2009
I love the Fall time....leaves are changing....it is cooler and crisp! Saturday morning waking up later than usual and you step on the kitchen floor tile and it bites back. Time for socks and slippers. The gardens are so colorful now with the smaller leaved plants being changed quickly by the cooler nights now. Whole trees have changed and they dot the landscape. A quick trip up North yesterday and you could see Fall everywhere in the foliage. My shop at www.gnormyle.etsy.com has taken on the Fall theme. The Black Eyed Susans are so bright right now.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
I was fascinated to discover that a huge group of shops all from ETSY only are listed at this mall on the internet....makes sense you go to one place and you can find many nice shops to visit. So the following link goes to my shop listing
I am amazed at the many different ways you can promote your shop. So if you read this and you have an ETSY shop join up. Also check out the AWE TEAM button and join the firstfridayartwalk on ETSY.
The picture is of a bracelet I made I call it cracked ice. I am thinking about putting some jewelry I make up for sale in my shop....the only thing it is such a hugely competitive field. It can't hurt to try a fun PIF or two though. Glenna's Garden www.gnormyle.etsy.com
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
The first leaves are already turning I have noticed. We are due up here in NH for some cold temperatures the next couple of nights and that will really get things going. Today I received a huge lot of fabric. I am truly amazed at what I have to work with now. I have already made some fabric bookmarks and they will be listed in my shop soon. Today it is cool and going to rain definately. The sky's are dark now. So I will have to wait photograph them until things clear up. I sorted the fabric and gathered all the Fall colors togteher. I will put Spring and Summer away. Then I have silks in another bag. There is a bag of an assortment of gauzy bright fabrics. There is more larger various allotments of fabrics in a stack about two feet high. Meanwhile The Fall Collection 2009 is set to go now at Glenna's Garden check it out and enjoy your visit www.gnormyle.etsy.com
Monday, September 14, 2009
I found this beautiful ACEO created by Rita from my ACetsy Team. I so love it I asked her to reserve it for me. Check it out and let me know what you think.
I have started posting my Fall 2009 designer collections and pieces to Glenna's Garden at http://www.gnormyle.etsy.com and there is more to come. At the same time I have created some really cute ACEO's myself, a couple of which I will share with you on here. I love dimensional so I made a Back to School ACEO (pictured above) it is very much dimensional and my Christmas 2009 ACEO is also available for early purchase in my gallery shop. I am so touched this morning from a lovely letter written to me by a customer ~ at first I thought it was some joke then I read the letter again. It was genuine gratefullness for the happiness I was responsible for in a stranger's life. From a husband about his wife to me. As an artist/designer/photogrpaher it means so much to me to receive thanks for something I have created.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I had a nice order over the weekend. That always make for a happy start to the week here at Glenna's Garden www.gnormyle.etsy.com I am transitioning my shop over to Fall, winter and the holidays now. I was recently approved to show my art at www.redcreations.com.au I am involved in a grassroots movement (ETSY approved) on Etsy called firstfridayartwalk (ffaw) what it means is that on the first Friday of each month we have a sale or do something special in our shops. The group is small now and we are forming at Ning.com The official group name is AWEteam which stands for artwalketsy team. Won't you please join us!!!!!! I hope to see you there......just click on the connection located at the top right hand corner of my front blog page.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Yes today is the day. The article is out. Myself and my teammates from NH ETSY STREET TEAM are all over it. Please take a moment to read the article. I am sorry but the link to my blogspot which is here obviously is incorrect in print, just unfortunate. However if you do find this note from an artist, designer, photographer from Manchester, NH you will be able to see my blog. I prefer to call them notes. I do try my best to post often but I am going through a big healing process. This has been the best rehab for me. I have been through seven surgeries in the past 3 1/2 years. I have battled cancer in muscle and I am surviving. I am currently living with both fibromyalgia and RSD aka CRPS which are both nerve conditions one in your muscles and RSD is from an injury I sustained. You will have to highlight and paste this link to the article
Friday, August 28, 2009
This is a vintage Fall necklace I own. Three acorns adorn it. I finished all of the Fall products I want to list for now. I just need some sunshine today to photograph them. Check it out at Glenna's Garden shop http://www.gnormyle.etsy.com/ So today I hear from beccasbeads.etsy.com , she is on my New Hampshire Team at ETSY, about this contest at makinglemonadeblog.blogspot.com for the most beautiful bracelet you have to go there to the blogspot enter the contest it's easy and fun, fun, fun go check it out everyone.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
In the middle of the summer don't you just wish for a break from the heat. This morning it is cool and 66. That is what we are now having up here at Glenna's Garden in Manchester, NH and then 20 degrees hotter by afternoon and thunderstorms. Is it Fall? Can't be I was hoping for an Indian Summer...endless summer say just 70's! I decided that today I would finish all Fall projects, including the canvas and then start posting them to my shop at http://www.gnormyle.etsy.com/ I recently redid the shop product lineup so I am now ready to post more art and Fall projects. This takes preplanning. I also have to watermark some more of my art and photographs prior to posting. They get sent to my designer through email and she watermarks them for me and sends them back to me via email. I am going to have to order supplies for Christmas next month. I have some to get a start I posted a PIF known as a Pay It Forward fabric bookmark in hearts and holly leaves in my shop at www.gnormyle.etsy.com
Sunday, August 16, 2009
HOT 93 degrees up here in Manchester, NH at Glenna's Garden today. I have great news today. I was accepted into Red Creations Art Gallery http://www.redcreations.com.au/
This of course is very exciting news to an artist and I look forward to showing my work there. This is a photograph I shot of handmade rock sculptures on Peaks Island, ME, These rock sculptures have been set by many different hands. The rocks first of all come in the most wonderful shapes. They easily lend themselves to rock sculptures of all kinds. I have sat here at this very place at the edge of the island on the Atlantic Ocean side and created my own rock sculptures adding to what was already there, just like many before and after me have done.
Friday, August 14, 2009
With summer winding down and Fall emerging soon this is the time of the year at Glenna's Garden when the birds start to get hungry. They eat many seeds especially sunflower seeds right off of the flower head, well the ones that the squirrels don't steal first. I too have started to create in Fall colors and themes. Birds are my favorite theme so you will soon start see them regurlarly for sale in my gallery shop at http://www.gnormyle.etsy.com/ Owls being my favorite set the stage. I have set my featured items at Glenna's Garden to be in a Fall decor. Stop by my showcase art gallery at www.putiton.com/glennanormyle there you can see my Fall canvas in progress, art for sale and some that is not or sold......oh and my photography too.
Monday, August 10, 2009
This week at Glenna's Garden I will be concentrating on Fall 2009. It is time for Fall products to be listed. I decided to make a few things for Fall early and I am glad I did. I am already working on Christmas too. Then I jump ahead and say for Spring 2010 I need to have materials by Fall 2009 and products will be made during Winter 2009. Meanwhile my art is a constant and it comes to me in bits and pieces. I don't always feel creative everyday but it flows nicely. My art isn't selling but I am not concerned. I like it and I know that not all of it will sell. It is important to really enjoy what you are creating first. I love to work with my pressed flowers. To me they are my paint, my colors. I brush them onto whatever surface I am applying them to. No fingers allowed. They are incredibly delicate and have to be brushed on gently. I am still working on the canvas project I blogged about recently and showed the picture of the beginnings of it on here already. When I work with fabrics like silk I don't just press the fabric on to the surface I am applying it to with my fingers. I brush it on very carefully it stretches and shrinks and has to be brushed on carefully. Slow and very tedious work, that I simply love to do. Check out my art at www.putiton.com/glennanormyle this is my showcase art gallery and I love this connection. The other artists who share this space with me are some of the most wonderful people from all over the world. My internet shop for the art gallery is at http://www.gnormyle.etsy.com/ Glenna's Garden. My fellow Etsians are also from all over the world and a truly great group of people that I am so glad I found in March of 2009. Then there is my photography. I recently started adding that into the mix. I am in the process of having it watermarked professionally by an Etsian.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
I love it when I get a sale in my shop on a Friday night. It makes my weekend. Well I got another one last night. I sold my turtle beads on a ring with beautiful ribbon. It is such a cute decoration. I was really hoping to make more beaded items. I have filled my shop with my art, photography and experimented with many different paper products and small gifts each one unique. I even have some vintage. I am on the hunt to find out what is popular and what isn't. I still haven't figured it out! Any suggestions I would really appreciate feedback. Glenna's Garden Shop: http://www.gnormyle.etsy.com/
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Today is a sultry day already at 8AM humid and thick air up here in NH. I was going to work on my recent project in the works with pressed flowers but it is already too warm. It will dry too fast for me to work on it. So I will get some more things done here at Glenna's Garden http://www.gnormyle.etsy.com/ or maybe add some more of my pieces to my gallery at www.putiton.com/glennanormyle
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Time slips by I get busy. I don't forget to post here. I just don't know where all of my time goes...actually I do it goes to my Gallery shop at www.gnormyle.etsy.com and my showcase art gallery at www.putiton.com/glennanormyle then there is much time in between when I am designing and creating. I go through spurts where I am not so creative. What I do is I keep a notebook of ideas that pop in my mind so when I need some inspiration I can reflect back on previous thoughts and ideas. Right now I am working on a canvas with my pressed flowers, leaves and greenery. It is a really nice outdoor scene complete with water. I don't often use dyed flowers as I prefer natural but in order to achieve the color of blue that I needed I had to use some daisy petals dyed blue. It looks so natural though! It should be completed soon but today I will give you a sneak peak. I am sorry I have to cover up some of it with a piece of paper stating my copyright. I work hard on these art projects. They take many hours of layout, color decisions and then gluing them down is similar to painting. I use a fine brush, glue mixture and the dried flower and I literally paint it onto the surface I am working on.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Mondays are about getting things in order at Glenna's Garden after being away for awhile, I have a lot to do. I wasn't feeling well and I am doing better now. I have a couple of new things to post but lately I haven't been too creative. We are having Christmas in July at Etsy and I am participating check out http://www.gnormyle.etsy.com/ for deals and markdowns on everything. A few items haven't sold and I don't think I am going to relist them. My latest project turned out nice and it was done in colaboration with another Etsy artist http://www.marywisbis.etsy.com/ she did a watercolor painting of ivy on this card and I added my pressed flowers and greenery to it. It isn't up for sale yet. I am working on a woodland opening picture on canvas all made out of pressed flowers, leaves and greenery. It is going to take me a long time to complete, maybe another month or so. So far I haven't sold any art so I have slowed down and am now concentrating on some bigger projects. I have far exceeded my sales on Etsy with expenses for various projects plus overhead. It keeps me occupied and I am driven to succeed. I will overcome my disability of having RSD. My goal is to become self sufficient.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Rain rain go away we want to get out and play. We have had high 60's and nothing but rain, a bit of sunshine this past weekend. Of course it is great for the gardens and plants outside of Glenna's Garden. We are closing out one month and getting into July 2009 here soon. July means the midpoint to summer up here in Manchester, NH. Our farmers market is open on Thursday afternoons from now until October. Every year I look forward to trying new varieties of fruit, veggies and herbs. Talking to the farmers and just in general enjoying the atmosphere is always a highlight. Buying goats milk soap a necessity. Listening to good music and meeting new neighbors in an otherwise large city brings a small town feel to this event. I don't have any pictures but I promise to take some when I go on Thursday to take some pictures and share them. I believe that the shop at Glenna's Garden http://www.gnormyle.etsy.com/ has done fairly well even in this really tough economy and I expect it to grow. As we phase out some of the older products and introduce new ones I expect to see our sales grow. The pink roses are done with their pressing and drying process. The petals are the softest I have ever felt. Those were the roses I blogged about in my earlier blogs that were a 5" inches across in their blooms. We made potpourri with some, have 5 beautiful dried rose buds and numerous pink petals for design now. Very pleased. This is the time of the year when a lot of flower pressing and drying is going on here at Glenna's Garden. We did orange day lilies the other day. They make for a beautiful specimen to work with and become almost transparent when pressed except for the colors and striations. I have a picture or two of the lilies I will post them today. With them it is on going process because you have to catch them just right as they bloom and die in one day thus the name. I have generally 6-8 blooms on each bunch just in what has been picked on a daily basis to assess and then they are split and ready to be pressed. Being a somewhat fleshy plant they take a fairly long time to dry possibly up to six weeks whereas some other flowers a week or so. I use all kinds of flowers in my art work and especially in custom orders check out some of my art work available in my shop at http://www.gnormyle.etsy.com/ also my art gallery is at www.putiton.com/glennanormyle and some of my art is available for purchase there too.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I am 50 and I have had this sewing basket since I was around the age of 5. It was a gift to me from my grandmother, my mother's mother. So that makes it approximately 45 years old. It is a relic and still usable. Nice big pincushion on the underside of the top. It shows some age and wear but that is just character. I am so excited to have a new sewing machine now to go with this cute little girl's antique sewing basket. Check out http://www.gnormyle.etsy.com/ especially on July 3, 2009 when the shop owners at Etsy are going to be having our first ever firstfridayartwalk. From then on every first Friday of each month there will be a firstfridayartwalk open to everyone stop by the participating shops who show this nicely made banner and check out our sales just for the firstfridayartwalk.
Monday, June 15, 2009
We just can't get a break from the rain this summer. It is cool out too. The plants are loving it. Veggie gardens are coming up nice. We have two large ones outside Glenna's Garden http://www.gnormyle.etsy.com/ Sales were really good through the YART SALE this past weekend. I have everything ready to go out to my customers. I got my sewing machine last night from a friend and for free too. It is a Singer Super Elegance Model 9461 I was like a little kid at Christmas early this morning looking it over. I found the manual for it at the Singer Company website and will have to order it next month. I have a nice collection of fabrics to work with and really just need thread in different colors. I am not sure what I am going to make to sell. I do know that I love to sew and I am very excited to get back to doing it again. The picture I have chose for today is one of my art pieces it is an ACEO with a vintage playing card attached to it. I have done three of these and they will each be done in a very limited quanity. Get in touch with me if you are interested. My art is on display in a gallery check it out at www.putiton.com/glennanormyle
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Up this morning early. I am checking on my sales for this weekend and I have 5 orders so far. Big worldwide YART SALE until midnight tonight and then it ends go to http://www.gnormyle.etsy.com/ and check out the last day deals. I am so happy to be doing so well business wise. Stop by http://www.gnormyle.etsy.com/ for unique gifts from original art to vintage. I started a website at http://www.glennasgarden.webs.com/ and we are now on Facebook search for me Glenna Normyle. Also I joined http://www.putiton.com/ and there you also do a search for artist by name Glenna Normyle, that's me. The beautiful large pink roses I blogged about earlier have been dried whole and pressed now. I even have some leftover to start a pottpouri. The rose petals smell so good right now. I took a bunch of pictures of these huge pink roses for my photography. All five buds opened slightly and are now hanging to dry. I thought there were three but there were actually five buds. These will eventually make there way to a dried floral bouquet or on a wreath. What a success! Rain and more rain at Glenna's Garden, it stormed and poured all night long. 7 AM Sunday morning and it has stopped for now. The plants here at Glenna's Garden in Manchester, NH are loving this cooler and rainy weather. I am finding that all of the indoor plants here at Glenna's Garden need to be watered every other day. The ACEO Artist Card Edition and Original is an original that is for sale. It comes with a proteective plastic sleeve as well as a 4" by 6" photo of the pomagranate plant that produced one flower. I preserved itthe lone flower and now it is the clothing for this little boy. It gives me great satisfaction to be able to do this and also share my art as well. I am hoping that with some good luck, well I do have a green thumb, that this indoor pomagranate plant (bush), it is very young yet, will flourish with my care and produce more blooms for me next season and fruit would be fabulous. Visit Glenna's Garden www.gnormyle.etsy.com
Thursday, June 11, 2009
It has been gloomy and raining a lot for the past few weeks up here at Glenna's Garden, yesterday because I am writing this today and it is Thursday, roses were brought inside from outside of Glenna's Garden ~ 5 pink 5" accross roses and three buds. The photos are astounding and as I was photographing them this morning they were so perfect they did not look real. I got one for my work area and took some singles pictures I will share one day. As a group they are absolutely stunning. Ohhhh I just sniffed my single one and it is so sweet, delicate and oh so sweet smelling. I love to photograph mother nature at her finest before she fades. I am hoping I can show pictures of one of the 3 buds opening, we have a chance 1 in 3 that one will fully open. Check back as I try to blog on a fairly regular basis to see more stunning photos of the huge pink roses.....these are big 5 inches that is one inch shy of 6 inches which is one half of a foot wide. Spectacular! Superb! Primo! They will become pressed pink roses and be used in a project for Glenna's Garden. We never pick without preserving through photography and actual drying of some roses whole as well as petal by petal flat drying for artwork. See our shop section ACEO's at http://www.gnormyle.etsy.com/ for ACEO's original art with pressed flowers not prints these are originals and very nice. Also in our earlier blogs there are examples of the custom work that was done recently using real pressed flowers and greenery and we have posted pictures of it on our blog here at Glenna's Garden.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
It started the big worldwide YART SALE at ETSY http://www.gnormyle.etsy.com/ is participating with huge markdowns throughout the shop. The sale is on until midnight June 14, 2009. Keep checking back as things get marked down more things are added. Glenna's Garden has new projects to list every day if we wanted too whew personally I couldn't do that it would be too much to maintain. So if you don't see something ask we just might already have it. We love custom orders! Check out our summer specials summer tag sales at http://www.gnormyle.etsy.com/I am destashing approximately 2 pounds of paper for $3.85 plus $4.95 shipping in the USA this is the greatest to have now that school is closing for the summer and there are going to be those rainy days indoors with the kids. You can whip out these papers, your own scissors and glue and it will entertain the children and probably adults too as well. Visit Glenna's Garden for unique gifts from original art to vintage pieces we are at http://www.gnormyle.etsy.com/
Sunday, June 7, 2009
This is a beautiful box that I have made and it is for sale at Glenna's Garden http://www.gnormyle.etsy.com/. I have been busy gearing up for the annual YART SALE at Etsy. So far I have tagged and labeled 12 items for the sale. I am excited and hopefully I can sell some more of my unique items. Sunny Sunday this morning and cloudy plus quite warm this afternoon. The Red Sox are playing the Texas Rangers. I am working on Glenna's Garden and gearing up to list a whole bunch of new pieces. I have more tags, bookmarks, ACEO's, vintage items and I could do a supply destash. Looking forward to a busy week with the YART SALE. Monday morning we are going to do a small destash for the event.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Today was beautiful here in Manchester, NH. My shop was buzzing with buyers and I made another sale today. I sold one of my pieces of art called an ACEO Artist Cards Editions and Originals. I designed it using silk fabric over paper and layered. This is a picture of the ACEO layered in silk before I trimmed it. and the other picture is of the ACEO "SILK" completed. It is beautiful and I know that my customer will enjoy it forever. I am so happy to have found this art form ACEO's must be exactly 2 1/2 " by 3 1/2" and there are no more restrictions. They can be made with clay and wood too or like some of mine which are dimensional , the people I make with pressed flowers for clothing. Most of my ACEO's are for sale at Glenna's Garden http://www.gnormyle.etsy.com/ . My ACEO's are originals and collectible. They come with a protective plastic sleeve much like you use to protect the sports cards you are collecting. I prefer the hard clear plastic sleeve. Each card I make is signed and dated by me, Glenna Normyle, the artist. I collect ACEO's myself and have some really neat ones. For eample one of my favorites is "cow girls rule" that I picked up awhile ago. That's the country in me. I have been busy making more bookmarks, beaded items , more stuff for my shop and tending to the gardens here at Glenna's Garden. I bought cherries today $2.22 a pound now I know it's summertime. YUMMY! I finally figured out Twitter you can follow me at www.twitter.com/gnormyle next I will conquer Facebook. What a sweet Saturday.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Today was cleaning and organizing day to start summer 2009 at Glenna's Garden http://www.gnormyle.etsy.com/ . Projects were completed, pictures taken. Supplies all organized and life in general repurposed. Clothing destash reveals a nice Taz patch and Bugs Bunny and Folks patch too. The shirt was stained but the embroidered patches I cut out. They will make a nice addition to another piece of child's clothing. I am still waiting for a sewing machine I actually have located one and it is being given to me. Wishful Wednesday for the sewing machine day today. I have some great ideas and materials now to make so many neat items for sale at Glenna's Garden http://www.gnormyle.etsy.com/ . Here is the beautiful gourd bird who came to Glenna's Garden for repairs. It's beak is fixed. Now this cute piece of art will be an inspiation to all here at Glenna's Garden.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
There are many birds at Glenna's Garden for inspiration. This first one pictured here is a gourd that is handpainted I have repaired its' beak as it came to me for free to receive an artists touch of love. I was able to repair it and will be putting the final gloss coat on this afternoon. It was a fairly easy fix and I will always cherish it here at Glenna's Garden studio. Tomorrow I promise close ups of the bird who got a beak repair last week at Glenna's Garden studio in Manchester, NH
June 2, 2009 Manchester, NH Things are buzzing around here at Glenna's Garden today which has started out to be a busy typical Tuesday here at http://www.gnormyle.etsy.com/ our site for the finer things in life, stop by soon and treat yourself....between working on the site, Flickr and blogging, there is always still time to create. Being creative is a form of therapy for me, it allows me to relax my mind. Today I created a Flickr Badge and we will be able to use it on our website. Speaking of websites that is a huge undertaking I have made one before. I would love to make another one again but I really don't have the time these days. Here are a couple of pictures that I took of recent projects here at Glenna's Garden. This is an ACEO I made it comes with a clear plastic protector too. It not yet up for sale to the public. These are collectible artists cards that the only stipulation is that they must measure 2 1/2" by 3 1/2" only. They can be dimensional and made in many different forms of art from clay to wood even. My ACEO's that are for sale can be seen at Glenna's Garden at http://www.gnormyle.etsy.com/ please stop by my gallery soon.
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