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Kristie
Olathe, KS
Mom of two boys, art teacher, and lover of handmade things.
Interests: Healthy food, books, art, parenting, supporting handmade.
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Posted Apr 26, 2021 at Handmade Mom
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I finished another mala bead necklace....jade and wooden beads with a handmade tassel. Also, a page from my sketchbook....a few mantras to choose from. Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2021 at Handmade Mom
Posted Mar 24, 2021 at Handmade Mom
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This is from last week. A week in Oceanside, CA....with just my main squeeze....he’s so cute! We’ll being the boys this summer. Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2021 at Handmade Mom
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I've got 20 minutes to post a "Mindful Monday" quote. I'm feeling a lot of self-love right now.....like literally..."I love myself." It took me until around 38 to be able to say that. And the more I say it, the more I believe it; and the more I believe it,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2021 at Handmade Mom
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I’ve done yoga almost everyday for the last month....I’ve never been so dedicated to any kind of exercise before. I literally cannot wait to go to class. It’s grounded me, calmed me down. But what it has really done has allowed me to finally be me. I’m not scared of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2021 at Handmade Mom
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I’m working on some tags for my “All you need is love” show for next week....I think I need ear plugs. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2021 at Handmade Mom
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I am working on paper flowers today for an upcoming show. I am using this book to help guide my color choices for this project. I’m starting to document where I get my inspiration and it’s kind of fun... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2021 at Handmade Mom
Posted Jan 30, 2021 at Handmade Mom
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Today I used silver metal for pendants and chains. It definitely has a different feel and look than all of my brass and gold stuff. I need to get them in the shop soon! Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2021 at Handmade Mom
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Ok, so I am slowly adding jewelry and stones and jewelry made from stones...to my Etsy shop! Check out a few of the items you’ll be able to purchase tomorrow....I am kind of excited. The above is a fresh water Pearl necklace with a stainless steel necklace...and the corked jar... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2021 at Handmade Mom
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My plan is to open my Etsy shop on Friday. I am so excited! I’ve been working on packaging, jewelry and getting all my affairs in order on the site. Stay tuned... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2021 at Handmade Mom
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I've decided that 2021 is the year I'm going to be the most genuinely me...everywhere I am. I sometimes change myself around different people because I have this image I think they want me to be. Ok, not sometimes, but most days for the last 40 years of my life.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2021 at Handmade Mom
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I worked on some paper flowers last summer but never posted any. I was going through a blue period. I’m about to make some light and bright spring flowers to take to a few antique stores to sell. Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2021 at Handmade Mom
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I've done some soul searching this past week. I've discovered my love and need for meditation and journaling, my need to connect with like-minded people....my need to create. The need I have for self-Love. There is a lovingkindness meditation that helps me get into that mindset. You start with yourself,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2021 at Handmade Mom
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I am going to start blogging again...I took a break for a few years...and now I am back. I've learned a few things and I'm still learning and growing. I learned what I want and what I don't want. I want to be calm, happy, present and full of love.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2020 at Handmade Mom
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It’s been a while.....but I’m back...this blog has been about my family for a while....now It’s going to be about my own art...what I am creating and doing in my classroom. And Inktober is what I am doing in October. Check it out...it is a really cool challenge...I’m also doing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2020 at Handmade Mom
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I just got back from the NAEA Conference in Boston. I feel rejuvenated, excited and inspired! I met so many amazing art teachers, Lyft drivers and locals and I roomed with three of my new best friends. I’m going to start blogging again, fill one of my bathrooms with framed... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2019 at Handmade Mom
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I get a lot of inspiration from other artists. I do still pin on Pinterest, but I love having a real sketchbook to tape in images and make sketches. Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2017 at Handmade Mom
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So I've been working on some cat paintings the last few weeks. I've also got stitched cats in the works. I'm trying to get into a holiday art show and my theme is cats....I don't have a real cat, I'm just weirdly obsessed with creating cats right now. Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at Handmade Mom