BlissfulFiberArt

Hey!

As I mentioned a few posts back, I began embroidering a few months ago and have fallen in love! Like seriously – I know it seems like an old lady hobby, but I’ll take the weird glances because it’s so stress relieving and the products are awesome (in my opinion).

Here are a few of my hoops I have made in the past few months:

Doctor Who Tardis

This hoop took me forever. I was dying to do something more “fandom” related and so I decided Doctor Who would be my show of choice. While it did take me a while, and could be in better shape, I am quite proud of it!

Treat Yo Self

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Any Parks and Rec fan will get this. Need I say more?

Suck It

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If you haven’t ever watched Psych, you need to. Go on Netflix, and start now. Just go.

Ovaries before Brovaries

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I received A LOT of weird looks while embroidering this one… and it now shall hang on my sister’s dorm room wall. So yes, embroidery hoops are hip. Especially when they are quoting Leslie Knope.

N + A Initials

I made this hoop as a wedding present for my darling best friend, Ana. It took me forever and I actually finished it the day before the wedding in a frantic hurry. I loved getting the chance to do flowers and details like this!

So as y’all can see, I have been having a blast with my new hobby! I would love for you to check out my Etsy store: BlissfulFiberArt and look through my products!

XO Elisebeth

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Spring Photoshoot

A little over a week ago I went on a photo shoot with a close friend from school! It was a beautiful day out and I was itching to get some photos in. It has been forever since I have shot anything, so it felt great to get out again!

Here are my favorite images:

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I even pulled out my prism to use (that’s how most of these turned out in the way they did). I could not be happier with our shoot and cannot wait for the warm weather to return!

Find more at: elisebethanne.com or Elisebeth Anne Photography

XO Elisebeth

Jones Design Company

I am a major fan of graphic design. I am super excited for my husband and I to be getting a Wacom Intuos4 tablet once we get back to Green Bay. I cannot wait to use this tablet to further my graphic design and take my creativity to the next step!

I came across Jones Design Company a few months ago on Pinterest. I clicked through the pin to the site and instantly fell in love!

If you are looking for a website that is well designed, easy to use, and has loads of information – this is the place to be!
Tutorials are all very well organized and are visually pleasing, just look below if you do not believe me!

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Emily’s website is focused around home decor, fashion finds, and DIY projects. She also has TONS of freebies! I have printed off many of her free printable options. I personally love her Christmas tags and cannot wait to adorn my Christmas gifts with them!
She also offers graphic design and blogging classes. I have not participated in any of these yet, but am hoping to eventually.

Someday, I hope to have this blog running as beautifully as Jones Design Company. Maybe my new Wacom tablet will help me achieve this goal? Thanks, Emily, for all of your beautiful products and the time you have spent to put together a fabulous product!

Have any go – to websites like Jones Design Company? I would love to hear! Comment below and I’ll check them out.

XO Elisebeth

5 Reasons Why I Create

There are about a thousand and two ways to create and be creative. Sometimes it takes time to find the one or two ways that fill our niche and help us to be the creative people we truly are. As kids, coloring or playing dress up may have fulfilled that. But as adults, we have many more choices.

While the journey to find our way to create is important, it is also important to focus on why we create. Here are my 5 reasons why I create.

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1. I create to relieve stress.

Some of you may have better stress outlets than by using your inner crafty person, but my most effective means of relieving stress is by creating. In one of my education classes, we were discussing art curriculum. The teacher brought in at least twenty different art materials that she has used in classrooms. I spent nearly the entire night at the water coloring station. I felt so free by the end of class – it has been one of my favorite classes this semester for this reason.

2. I create to express myself.

It is so important to me to get my thoughts out in this world. I have done this through a variety of ways. My main venues of creativity are through writing, lettering, and photography. My writing is done through this blog. Here I share with you my other means of creativity, my random recipes, and insights to my life. My lettering is still a work in progress. I have talked about it briefly in a previous post and on Instagram but have not touched on it as much as I would like to. I am hoping this changes soon though! My photography has been doing wonderfully. You can stay updated on my newest projects on my photography page or by liking Elisebeth Anne Photography on Facebook. I am hoping to get a new website up and going by the end of the year so I will keep you all in the loop on that.

3. I create to tell a story.

I hope it is obvious that my means of creativity are there to let others see into my life and experiences, even if I haven’t fully polished all of my skills yet. My main goal in my creations is to tell a story. My most recent photos were from a benefit concert in Green Bay and I could not be happier. They so strongly convey the love of music by the subjects and how they want to pass that to the youth in Green Bay. I am yearning to keep these stories evident in all of my work.

4. I create to meditate.

I don’t know about you, but I often find myself busy and have so much on my mind. I think that taking the time to create, even something small, allows you to just be. Taking that time can be a form of meditation. When I am working on lettering, I never find my mind wandering to the other tasks I have. When I am on a photoshoot, I don’t have time to concentrate on what I have to do later in the day. If I am creating, I am in the moment,

5. I create to create.

This may sound kind of redundant, but sometimes you just need to let those creative energies out! Creativity stops if you do not allow it to be present. I have found that I need to give myself time to create or I lose the creative mentality. This is something I am continuously striving to find time for.

What are your reasons for creating? I would love to hear in the comments below.
XO Elisebeth