Wednesday, August 29, 2012

busy as a beaver: colloquial expression

Someone who is very busy or hard - working
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There is nothing on my desk this WOYWW Wednesday as I am down at the Art Mob studio putting the finishing touches on my display wall, we are all busy little beavers, getting ready for the grand opening on Thursday:

 Here is a sneak peak of my bio, and business card display. My bio is creatively put together as I am just loving altering brushes right now so I purposely bought a brush to use as I painted my wall to then use for my bio! lol Most everyone is making theirs into framed 8 1/2 x 11" sheets, but I prefer mine to be more jaunty and .....errr.....artful!! So far it's drawing a lot of positive attention :) So much so that I am going to alter some brushes for sale too!
 
A close up of the brush, you will see Tim Holtz products, stickles, candy crackle, brushed corduroy distress ink, and washi tape under the Really Reasonable Ribbon.
 
And my card holder, which I really wasn't going to even do, but I have read over and over how important it is to have business cards, so I made some on my computer and used a piece of plastic packaging that I cut in half and glittered the rim ( I think brads came in them originally )!
So please excuse me if I don't get around to many desks this week as I also have to make an hors d'oeuvres to take to the party. I'm so excited, I might pee in my pants! lol
::big grin::

 

42 comments:

VonnyK said...

Ooh don't pee your pants!!! Could be a tad embarrassing (he he).
Everything looks fabulous, I bet you will be a hit. Loving the paint brushes. Sending heaps of good luck your way, have a great time.
Von #44

Cardarian said...

Oh I just love your altered brush! Enjoy the fun at the Art Mob!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

...the yorkshire fox... said...

....wow Sandee an altered paint brush, I've never seen this before what an amazing idea, loVe the crackled handle...awesome idea...Mel :)

scrappymo! said...

Hope you are having fun at the party and the new business is a resounding success.

inkypinkycraft said...

well good luck, that paint brush is fab!!! have a great week trace x 48

Tracey Fletcher King said...

it is going to be a huge success I am sure... can't wait to see some pics of your work on display... make sure you take lots of photos...xx

Helen said...

Sounds like you will be having a great time... hope it goes well. Love the paint brushes! Helen, 40

Redanne said...

Hi Sandee, you have done so well with everything - that paint brush is brilliant (I liked the first one you did too) and I can't wait to see everything set up ready to go! Like your style with your bio. Wishing you all the very best and as they say in the theatre over here - break a leg (in other words good luck!) Crafty hugs, Anne x

BJ said...

Oh Sandee how exciting for you, love the brush too it is such a statement and eye catcher. And the card holder is BRILLIANT. I'll have to save more packaging now LOL. Thanks for stopping - by the album is "sew pretty" isn't it. And as for the brush, I need to find a seahorse somewhere or a mermaid even for that methinks BJ#35

okienurse said...

I don't think wet pants would go well with a party! Love that paint brush. Have a great week. Thanks for sharing! Vickie #67

Julia Dunnit said...

Brilliant. Inspired..and yes, they're right about the cards. Be sure to have plenty of cards at hand to refill...you're going to need them!

TwinkleToes2day said...

Your paintbrush is a brilliant idea and an even better one is to have some to sell seeing as it's getting positive comments. Clever idea how you made the business card holder too. Sending lots of good luck and wishes for a successful time from Bonny Scotland :0)

Glenda said...

How wonderful for you girl! I think that brush is just the cutest thing. Well done. Glenda 97

Kim said...

Sandee - I love the brush - what a great and original idea, I am sure you are going to be a great success, good luck with the opening, have a great time

Mary Pat Siehl said...

looks fantastic- congrats

Lori said...

Sandee - Love the brush!! Have fun!

Rita said...

Hope everthing goes with a WOw. Your paintbrush is super and I'm sure it will be a big talking point. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx 88

Eliza said...

Ok now you keep your feet firmly planted on the ground and sell your stuff, sell I said not strutt LOL Love the paint brush, gotta be out there and get the right attention for your art, you rock girl and you are going to make a killing, ooppsss is that wrong LOL

Big Hugs coming your way for luck.
Eliza

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Lots of good luck on your opening night. There will never be another FIRST NIGHT like this one. Sort of like first kiss, only more artful!

Have fun, but please don't pee yourself.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh I love it - that brush is amazing and fab. What a great idea too. Take care & good luck with it all my friend. Zo xx

Craftychris said...

Love the brush - its a fab and novel idea! The business cards look cool too. Good luck - it will go brilliantly! xx

Francesca said...

I think the brush idea is great, good luck with it all. Fracnesca #77

Terrie Purkey said...

Great wall color choice - it's sure to be different than what's around you and that will help draw people in. Also your art should stand off it really well. I love that you're using your paintbrush as an attention getter!! Sandee's Artful Words is perfect and I hope you have nothing but great success!

MrsC.x said...

what a great brush its really cute! it shal stand out from the crowd no problems!!
happy woyww Mrs.C.xx #63

Cottage Remnant said...

LOVE the paint brush idea, that is so kewl.....
Happy Creating.

Blessing,
Cindy♥

Laura said...

Loving the brush bio. Wishing you the best of luck
Have a good week,
Laura
83

Bridget Larsen said...

I looove your paintbrush, it is absolutely gorgeous, now I want to make one.
Bridget #3

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love the altered brush. Someone else had naked brushes on their desk for altered and I just couldn't wrap my head around it. Now I get it! I think your bio is much more creative than a sheet of paper with info on it, especially for an art show! Have lots of fun!!!!!

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Sandee
Oh I wish I lived closer I would have popped over to say Hi too. I hope all goes well, the brush looks good, sorry I couldnt rememeber the other brush from last week.
waving a wet hand from soggy england, sunny inside my head!
thanks for sharing
janet #61

Bernice said...

I've been decorating - I should have saved my brushes - I can't be bothered to wash them out, so just buy cheap ones and throw them out when I've finished - I should have decorated them like this! Enjoy your party!
Bernice #9

Gita said...

How exciting. What part of NC is your store? Anywhere near Asheville? I have friends that live in the area....good luck!!! Brigita #124

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sandee,

Thanks for telling me about the Blue Moon on Friday. I have a tripod (never have used it) so I'll get it out and see what photos I can take.

I love your paintbrush - how appropriate for a bio. You are one clever girl, ya know that!

I wish I could come and support your opening. I love the poster that the business put on the door. How great to give the local business people a special opening!

Happy WOYWW
hugs, Kay #17

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your bio is fab and fun, just like you!! Thanks for coming by to visit me earlier! Have a blast!! Darnell #125

Pat N. said...

Now control yourself, girlie! Oh, I must say I'm excited for you, too. This is so neat; wish I were in your shoes. The excitement is building.

Tertia said...

That is so exciting! LOVE the altered paintbrush bio! Good luck with the show.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #47

Terry said...

How exciting! I love the paintbrush idea. Good luck in your endeavor.

Hugs,

Terry #60

Neesie said...

Now steady on Sandee...peeping yourself...well really ;D
Its Thursday evening here now as I type, so I suppose you may be popping the Champers by now. Cheers!
I know it's going to be a huge success and rightly so.
Have fun and hopefully you may have heard of 'tena ladies' (in a hushed whisper...they'll work a treat for your excitment problem)
Love your paintbrush too! :D

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Sandee, Wow that is so clever making a brush to display your bio!! like it when folk think outside the square and you did a grand job!
Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #28

Queen Lightwell said...

I'm not the only one, but I hope you didn't pee in your pants! lol :)
It is exciting though and your altered brush is really super and very eye-catching. Great idea!
Deeyll #149

Barb King said...

Very clever idea to use the paintbrush as a piece of art! It's looking great. Barb

Gourdess said...

What a brilliant idea!! It's wonderful. And I hope you didn't pee your pants. Hee hee hee. Thanks so much for visiting me this week and I apologize for the late return visit. :) Warmly, Tracy #121

Katie said...

I LOVE how creative you go with your bio! That is just fabulous!!!!