Thursday, January 31, 2013

kiss from my man

I enjoy putting together vignettes using finds from church or household sales in the kitchen. On the window sill is a collection of McCoy planters, ceramic dogs and birds that played nicely as a great backdrop for a chocolate kiss ;)

I also entered this in a photo a day challenge with the theme 'gift' on Facebook.

PA Wilds Artisan Trail Etsy Street Team

I just put some html in my blog sidebar to celebrate our ETSY Street Team earlier tonight.  Look at all the talent we have in the 'Wilds' of Pennsylvania!!!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Open Shelving in My Kitchen

kitchen 2 1 29 13 by Stephanie Distler
kitchen 2 1 29 13, a photo by Stephanie Distler on Flickr.
This is my 'kitchen' selection for a photo a day challenge on facebook I am taking part in.
Cooking is another love of mine, I don't know maybe since there are tools involved helps the affection along. I do love combining ingredients and have taught my daughters to go with instinct which includes nasal. The scents marrying over heat is always a good indication if the next herb or spice will work in the pot.

Tools I use often includes a Microplane for ginger and garlic, mortar and pestle for crushing seeds, nutmeg grater, garlic press, fab sharp knives and graters of different sizes.

I enjoy making california style sushi along with Tabbouleh using quinoa which you see here in bulk yummmmmm. Essential oils are still very much apart of my day to day with lavender, peppermint, lemon, rosemary, fennel, bay and rose geranium being my faves.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

21 day photo challenge

Recently I participated in Molly O'Bryon-Welpott 21 Day Photo Challenge in celebration of her upcoming 40th birthday, hoot, hoot ;)
This is my collection. I evened it out by adding one of my daughter and I and recent business card for mosaic maker.
I feel photo challenges are extremely helpful to my artisan jewelry business keeping me on task with promoting and experimenting. When you need to take a themed pic everyday, life and work intermix creating a fabulous mingling of life and work. In doing this.. banners, shop listings, avatars, blog posts, newsletters are built or in the works and also that ever so important thinking out of the box state of mind.


Monday, January 14, 2013

metal printing in the studio

metal printing mosaic by Stephanie Distler
metal printing mosaic, a photo by Stephanie Distler on Flickr.

Metalprinting and embellishment is a great way of adding personality, depth and emotion to the work with a hammer.
It is pretty crazy that what you see on a bench here in my studio is translated so small on this sampler with letters, design stamps and symbols.  I am constantly ordering MORE ;)
You can see more of THIS on the website, enjoy~  


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