Last weekend, I attended my first ever calligraphy class at Reclaimed Inspired Goods in downtown Johnson City with Winsome Workshop by Winsome Easel owner Kristin Hornstein. It was so much fun, and I have practiced almost everyday since! Oh–y’all! Kristin has given me the technique + confidence to better my calligraphy while also developing my own unique style. I cannot wait until Winsome Workshop comes back to Johnson City because I will definitely be checking my calendar to attend *wink*
Check out all the awesome things Kristin does on Winsome Easel. Y’all, her work is breathtaking! Also, look to see if she has a workshop coming up near you *wink* Click here.
Also over the weekend…
I created and listed some new handmade goodies in my Etsy shop. Check out some of my favorites below!
Now…the VIP needs YOUR help!
As I am looking to expand and better my Etsy shop, I want to know what YOU want to see! More upcycled/vintage necklaces, specific colors, different stones, etc etc. Please comment on blog post or email here.
Ever since I was little, I have had a large love for the zoo and safari. I would beg to go to the zoo all of the time (even up into my teen years when my family and I were living in Birmingham), and I often dreamed of becoming an apprentice to Steve Irwin in Australia. *bless his sweet soul* My eyes were constantly glued to Zoboomafoo, The Crocodile Hunter, and a variety of other television shows of that nature. Just to put my obsession of “safari” into perspective….take a look at my safari themed, childhood bedroomhere *wink*
As I grew older, I learned about Ernest Hemingway’s hobbies, writings, and home in the Florida Keys and fell madly in love with safari all over again. *NOTE: I have put it on my bucket list to visit Hemingway’s home (as well as Mark Twain’s, of course *wink*) So, taking inspiration from one of my childhood loves and the brilliant Hemingway–I have created a fabulous safari-themed living space for this week’s VIP Home.
Stay tuned the rest of the week on VIP for some awesome safari-inspired makeup and ensembles *wink*
If I were to follow this design in my home, I would opt for darker walls. Personally, I am a fan of rich hued walls in living spaces; however, for showcasing the elements of this design, the light slate gray was a fresher option. *Note: My dream living room walls will be either a deep midnight blue or dark navy blue because I am obsessed with dark shades of blue*wink**
We have been together since Christmas, and we have already typed through lots of my ribbon. Although our relationship is swell, my writing nook is not-so-swell. It is currently yellow, which I do not mind; however, it is cramped and dysfunctional and not inspiring. I feel like my nook should have more of an Ernest Hemingway or Mark Twain vibe, but I am unsure of how to tell Abby that she needs to get started with a decor change. So, I have found a few inspirational videos and snooped on Sweet Sorghum Living–what she calls a “sister blog”–to find some content for her to get my nook all fixed up. *fingers crossed* I need her inspired and motivated to make a change *cue Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mirror*
Learn more about an Ernest Hemingway Inspired bedroom here at the sister blog, Sweet Sorghum Living.