Thursday, February 26, 2015

Wonderful Wisdom & Imagery

https://www.etsy.com/listing/72609937/soaking-colorful-print-by-rachel-awes?ref=shop_home_active_3
Soaking in the gift of my precious life. By rachel awes

I am in love with a new author and artist, Rachel Awes. Found her a while ago snooping around on Etsy. Just ordered a tee shirt and her book. When I went to her site (I had only been to her Etsy shop up to that point) and saw that her path and SARK's had crossed, I knew I had found a like-minded spirit. I love me some SARK. I keep copies of the book Inspiration Sandwich around to give to people when I make a connection with them.

Rachel Awes and her Etsy shop

I love her work. It has a feeling like my friend Kim Geiser (or on Facebook). Kim's line work is crisp and bold happy lines and encouraging sentiments. rachel's work is similar in spirit and bright colors to Kim's, but rachel uses line differently. rachel's lines are typically one width. And is visually light and playful. I love how a simple line drawn just right can capture so much. I love circles, but I love line just as much.

And the crazy thing is rachel just spent time with Kim recently! I had seen pictures is a recent gathering with Kim on FB and didn't make the connection until I messaged with rachel and telling her how much I loved her work. Crazy small the world is some times.

 

 

 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

ThrowBack Thursday - Mom's Birthday Party in 2013 - TBT

I threw my mom a Birthday a Party over at "My Happy Place". It was quite a hoot!

There were mini sombreros...

Taken by Chelsea Weiss of www.ChelseaSparks.com
There was a 6 and a half foot long gecko and a giant egret. Not to mention some fun friends...
Taken by Chelsea Weiss of www.ChelseaSparks.com
Taken by Chelsea Weiss of www.ChelseaSparks.com
Playful, colorful centerpieces and table decor.
Taken by Chelsea Weiss of www.ChelseaSparks.com
Taken by Chelsea Weiss of www.ChelseaSparks.com

 

 

 

 

And there was homemade tres leches.
Taken by Chelsea Weiss of www.ChelseaSparks.com
A good time was had by all!

 

 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

2015 - MY Year of 'Taking It Further'

I have declared 2015 to be my year of Taking It Further.

Taking my mobiles further, expanding my workspace, visiting Italy again, creating my brand and I am sure there will be other examples of how this declaration applies. Here's my doodle about it:

2015 Declaration by Chelsea Sparks Weiss of www.ChelseaSparks.com

Look for a Spring Promotion

*Random Drawing* for a free made-by-me mobile.

how exciting!

 

 

 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Making my bed

Do you make your bed everyday? I do. I have simplified it, so I don't loathe doing it. I have found that I like completing at least one task right away in my day and I love coming into our bedroom and seeing our beautifully made bed.

Photo turned illustration
By chelsea weiss of ChelseaSparks.com

We have voile quilts from West Elm, that are also organic cotton and AMAZINGLY soft!

I highly recommend it for those of you that are looking for "doable" New Year resolutions. Make your bed everyday for a year. Sick days are excluded of course. I triple dog dare you.

-chelsea *sparks* weiss

 

 

 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Finally! I made something! Butter Knife bracelet

I have been in such an exploratory place, trying to come up with things to make. After Art Is You in Stamford I was just clear I wanted to play play play! I have been experimenting with new processes and ideas. Unfortunately, I have been a little bit all over the place with what end product I want to come up with using all these new techniques. I finally came full circle to something that inspired me back in July and completed a butter knife bracelet like one I bought at a flea market in Salt Lake.

Here is my FIRST flatware piece and definitely not my last!

Made by Chelsea Weiss of www.ChelseaSparks.com
Butter Knife Bracelet

 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

History of Interior Design

​Throwback Thursday 

Here is a project I did in school for a History of Interior Design project. We were to show one thing throughout history and how much time the period/era/movement/influence lasted. I chose a chair and created a line drawing of a chair from each period. To simplify I chose a simple color scheme of black, white, gray and red. The red bars symbolize the length of time of the period and the chairs are connected to the red bars with a red string.​

Chelsea Weiss - History of the Chair in Interior Design
















I decided to show this because I was just describing it to someone the other day. I thought I would dig up the photograph and share it because I was not active online at that time and didn't share it. I really enjoyed this project because it clarified the "movements" in art throughout time for me.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Art Is You 2014 Stamford - BFFs

Friends at Art Is You Stamford 2014

Me and Jodi Ohl
Me and Jodi Ohl of sweetrepeats.blogspot.com

What an amazing array of characters at Art Is You this year (October 2014) in Stamford, Ct at the Stamford Sheraton. I felt so taken care of by the Ellen Legare and Sallianne McClelland and by the hotel staff. This was my second Art Is You experience and I was fortunate to have my Mom there too.

Jo Anne Owens, Linda Gail and Chelsea
Jo Anne Owens, Linda Gail and Chelsea Weiss (me)
Chelsea Weiss and Lynne Suprock
Me and Lynne Suprock of www.simplyprettystuff.com
Silly Keith LoBue
Silly Keith LoBue www.keithlobue.com at Art is You

 

Here's a little piece about my experience there

that I am working on

dark rainy autumn

fresh damp air

door open out to porch

after a retreat

teeming with ideas

cotton flannel robe

hot chai tea

unpacking

and putting away

 

calm is my heart