Weekend wrap up

How was your weekend? It was beautiful Friday, but rained Saturday and Sunday. Spring is in FULL swing, the grass is green and the magnolia trees are exploding.

On Friday I went to some thrift stores and picked up a couple secondhand white square frames that I was excited to use for my framed Yo-Yo sets. Above is the project I started and had mentioned on Saturday. A completely white set. It’s not even half way finished, and will be much larger than the regular sets because these frames are bigger than the ikea ones I normally use. I think it will look really great white on white. Now I’m kind of debating on using tea to slightly dye some of them so the are all off-white to different degrees. The frames are slightly distressed with the wood showing through in worn places.

Today I had a wonderful surprise when checking out my blog subscriptions. My friend Tiffany wrote the warmest post about me in thanks for a postcard I sent to her.  Last winter when I had my show I had posted one of my mailart pieces that said “I have everything I need”. She commented that it really spoke to her, as it was something her daughter said frequently, so I sent it to her. Tiffany, I’m so glad you, and Q loved the postcard. It always gives me great satisfaction to send one of my mail art pieces and for it to make it’s way to it’s destination and be appreciated. I could ask for nothing more :) Thank you Tiffany for being a friend, internet hugs ((Tiffany)). Did you notice that there was a stamp for each of you?

I would like to give another shout out to etsy seller monpetitfantome. You might recall a couple weeks ago I favorited his shop and was sent a kind message that I was his 1000th store favorite and he wanted to send me a free item as a thank you. I chose a framed rabbit silhouette, similar to the one above, as a tribute to my pet rabbit that passed away last fall. Last week I checked my P.O. box and it had arrived and it is beautiful. Please check out his shop to see if any other beauties stand out to you.

Lastly, I signed up for a mini zine matchbox swap through swap-bot. It’s been quite a while since I’ve participated in a swap-bot swap and this one really enticed me. A while back I blogged about my interest in zines. I look forward to this swap and because of its small size it will be a fun and less overwhelming introduction into zine making. I would love to encourage everyone else to join in this swap, the more the merrier. The parameters for this swap are that each member will make and send 3 zines and the zine will be small enough to fit into a 32 ct. matchbook box. Please join me :)


Hi, I'm Robyn and I was Hatched from a Kinder Surprise Egg. Graphic Designer by day, Maker of things by night. I have worked as a graphic artist professionally since I was 16 years old. Went on to get my Bachelors of Art from NIU. I like to share my Artwork online at flickr.com/photos/robayre and on my own personal website http://www.robayre.com. I also have an online shop http://www.robayre.etsy.com where you can find more of my "crafty" sorts of things, as well as a random piece of artwork here and there. Oh, and I'm also an occasional contributor to Artomat (artomat.org).

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