Friday, March 6, 2009

busy (and a contest)

that pretty much describes things here. Between single-mommyhood, sick kiddos, and a list of other responsibilities...I've been just swamped! One of the things I've been working on is a display for the silent auction at A's school. I've donated a free portrait session and package and needed to create an eye-catching display. I drove myself absolutely crazy toying around with different ideas and being completely indecisive about what direction to take (PLEASE tell me you do this too?) I wanted something that really showed my style...but my eclecticism is a bit hard to capture.

I finally settled on a memo board approach (THANK YOU NANCE for ALL your help!) I printed out a few favorite photos and mounted them to bright acid free papers. The cork board is covered in burlap for a bit of texture and I used my favorite giant green frame. The smaller aqua display was a Hobby Lobby steal. It was once black...but I coated it with some yummy aqua paint leftover from another project. I tucked the rest of my sample photos into a happy lime green album that just happens to match my logo perfectly...and my business cards are resting in one of my many vintage milk glass dishes.


I'm trying not to over-analyze it and knit-pick every little detail (like the fact that the vinyl decal I used for my logo came to me as an oval or that the polyurethane I used yellow-ed my pretty aqua paint).



I plan to rent a space at a few of the local craft fairs this upcoming year and thought this display could be used again then! Until then...I'll hang the memo board in my studio!

Oh...and on a side note. Guess what the baby likes?


Post a comment...if you guess YOU WIN! And no...it will be better than what he is eating!

30 comments:

Angel said...

Love the display!

Hmmm...does he like avocados?

seemommysew said...

I see avocado, but I have no idea what the white stuff is.
Your display is lovely!

Angel said...

How about rice cakes? Or cottage cheese?

Witzenburgs said...

Mmmm, white stuff...feta cheese?
J.

mom2four said...

The display looks great! Cottage cheese????? That's all I could think of....hmmm....off to go pick up our kiddos.

by: Brian and Lacey McKay said...

It looks like an avacado to me.

Erin said...

Tofu?

valerieann118 said...

Avocado and Cottage Cheese! LOVE your displays!

Andi said...

Looks like avocado and egg to me.

Lala said...

Hi Jenn... LOVE the auction display... VERY "YOU"... GREAT JOB!!!

Hope you get a BIT of relaxation this weekend!

Hmmmmmmm... seems everyone has already guessed my thoughts... WAIT... ADVOCADO and IDAHO SPUDS!!!! *wink*

LOVE YA FRIEND! Lala :o)

Tonya said...

Is it avocado and feta? What grown up tastes this baby has?

trek said...

Looks like avacado and cheese curds to me. Cute pics.

Sarah said...

looks like avacado and rice to me. love your site.

Swede at Heart said...

You are WAY too critical! I think it's perfect; eye-catching and catches your eclectic style. :)
I think Mr S is eating avocado and feta cheese? Very discriminating!

Shealynn Benner said...

avocados and cottage cheese?

Erika said...

looks like tofu - my kids all loved it

little pumpkin grace said...

The display looks great! Love the aqua and lime together!!

I think Sam is eating avocados (yum!) and cottage cheese. Such a sweet grin!

~Jessica

Meli (Jam) said...

GORGEOUS display girl!!! It couldn't be any more perfect!

hmm, I think he's eating avacado and goat cheese. :)

I was going to say cottage cheese, but it's been guessed and it does look like goat cheese too.

My girly loves cottage cheese.

Leah (mummy made it) said...

avocado and ricotta!

luv2tch said...

Could it be rice pudding and avocados?
Love the display...the brown ribbon is a bit distracting.

Leah said...

Looks to me like avocados and feta cheese... :)

amylouwho said...

looks like avocado and cottage cheese to me too!

And you have used my two favorite colors for your display!!! I love it!

Whitney :) said...

Looks like cottage cheese to me, Jen ... but there are some really good answers here!

xoxo,
whit :)

Whitney :) said...

Looks like cottage cheese to me, Jen ... but there are some really good answers here!

xoxo,
whit :)

Noelle said...

Cauliflower and avocado?!

Fab display!

Jess said...

Avocado and chicken?

~love said...

yes, looks like cottage cheese and avocados to me!

i just caught up on your last several posts. i've been doing the "single" mommy & sick kiddos thing, too! totally feel for you. and i think everyone's really just getting the winter blahs around here. we NEED to get outside.

anyway...about the post on the "character building will pay off"....yes, it will! i must tell myself that everyday! how much "easier" it would be to just give in...but that's exactly who i DON'T want to raise!

it sounds like you're doing great...even in those moments when you feel like you'll lose your mind! = )

AND...you're so talented! it's BEAUTIFUL in here between the photos and the projects!

so good to "see" you again!

kris said...

Is is avacados & feta cheese? If so, Sammy boy is a baby after my own heart ... which would explain our matching thighs. Funny how they're so much cuter on him. :)

Just the Sous Chef said...

Egg whites ... and I see avocado too! MMMMMMMMMMMM

GREAT display!

SoSoBella Designs said...

Quick question. Your album? What Brand is it? I am looking for dozen's of your green album. I am for sure a busy Mom and don't have time to scrapbook like I would like. That album puts my mind at ease knowing that for now I could just slip my pictures in there so I can at least enjoy the pictures. And when the time is right I can go back and scrapbook my little heart out.
Thanks so much.
Kristy
p.s. I absolutely love your work :O)