I am so excited today because Cristie from the citybirds nest is guest posting here! So please give a warm welcome to this special lady. I admire her work and love her paintings and jewelry! When you're done reading, don't forget to check out her shop. She is such a talented individual with a sweet and kind spirit and I am so happy to know her! :)
hi poppy and sunshine readers! a big thanks to the lovely shawna for having me here on her beautiful and inspirational blog! shawna has such great taste and does such an amazing job putting collections of pictures together and i love the inspiration that oozes from her blog, so thank you again for letting me be a part of that!
let me start by introducing myself... i'm cb the writing and lady behind the pictures of the citybirds nest and the crafty lady of citybirds! i wanted to share with shawna's readers my little crafting world.
i have always been an artistic. i grew up with a mother who is an amazing artist who has shaped me into the artist i am today. so being artistic is in my blood and a huge part of who i am. i love it, breath it and if i could eat it i would!
over the years my art has changed and grown but i never have strayed far from color. it is what moves me and speaks to me as an artist. one of my favorite things is painting and experimenting with color combination and manipulating the color on my palette.
i opened up my first etsy store a couple of years ago and my retro chicks were the first paintings that i started to produce. i love how fun they are and the bright vibrant color combinations. they are just so darn happy!
i just started doing water color illustrations again and i love creating them and giggling at them when they are complete. i love the personalities that shine through with just the simple stroke of my quill.
i also LOVE to make jewelry. i am a jewelry hoarder by nature so making jewelry came a bit naturally. i make earrings and necklaces using hand painted porcelain owls with a combination of leather and i love adding a bit of a surprise to them like silver pistol charms.
i am in the midst of coming up with a bit more mature line that is inspired by nature and the inner hippie in me. i can't wait to share when they are ready!
thanks so again shawna for having me, you rock!