Hello creatives!!! I have this song stuck in my head “A house is not a home” (old school – Luther Vandross)
One of the repeating lines is “a house is not a home when there’s no one there to hold you tight and no one there you can kiss goodnight.” And since I wanted to share this little fairy house (and tree) I made I found it appropriate.
One of the things that’s nice about being an adult is you can control some of what goes on. And one of the things hubby and I decided early on is our
house home would be a place of peace. Not that there isn’t a little chaos now and then (we do have five kids!) but that it would be a safe place. Where you love unconditionally, where drama is not allowed (unless we are watching a show), where there is peace.
We laugh together, we have fun and crazy times and can enjoy each others company. We remind our kids that you may not always have your friends that you have now but your family is always your family. We have had other friends and youth welcomed into our family – our extended family that we love, they come and visit, some have stayed with us and that is a huge blessing. People are important. All this to say if your house is not a home – you can still make it that way.
We made a choice We make a choice, everyday to make this a place that is welcoming, safe, peaceful and where you are loved.
So now that I shared a little bit of my heart with you today, how about this house? My little fairy house as actually a challenge. I received a mystery box full of items I had to use for a contest and this is what I did with mine.
Of course as soon as I saw the miniature house I knew I would make it into a fairy house!
Adding texture and details was just a different way to use mixed media products!
I think there were 9 of of asked to do this little contest. You can go here to go vote (for mine I hope!) and if you want the full tutorial go here and click on my Fairy House picture it will take you there!
I am giving away product!!!! 6 sets of these Stampers Big Brush Pens!!!!
If you don’t already like my Facebook business, go and like my facebook page then come back and leave me a comment telling me you follow my FB page and be entered to win one of these two Artist Pens sets – I will be picking a total of 6 winners announcing on FRIDAY the 2nd! And if you are not on my newsletter you might want to sign up as I will be using these in next months Top Secret Mixed Media Class!!!!(Sign up on the right of this blog!)
Hoping you house is a home,
Rita Barakat Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator and Designer & Educator. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacture websites and magazines. She designs for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® and freelances for a variety of manufacturers