Welcome to my new blog ~ Treasure Hunting

Welcome to my new blog!!

This is my first post on my new blog, BE Eclectic Art Studio.
I am so excited to start this new journey in my life. I have so much I would like to share with you.

 

For my very first post I would love to talk to you about what I did this weekend and show you some awesome new treasures that I found.

This weekend was my neighborhood wide garage sale and the last weekend of the 2 week-long antique show in Round Top, Texas.
I did go to both events and had a great time walking around, seeing all the amazing things people were selling.
I did find a few things that I can’t wait to start using in some of my upcoming projects.
I call this “Treasure Hunting” because I am on the hunt for cool and unique items that I consider to be a treasure and at good prices. This is not an easy task nor is it clean. You have to be willing to get down in the dirt and dig through piles of “stuff” to find those hidden gems.

Some things I would like to share with you is:

  • Where to go looking for YOUR hidden gems.
  • What to do with them once you get them home.
  • How to turn a treasure that you like into one that you LOVE!!
  • How to make that found treasure fit into YOUR STYLE.

So, do you want to see what I found over the weekend?

Take a look!!!

Be Eclectic Art Studio ~ New Blog ~Vintage Ephemera (Image)
Be Eclectic Art Studio ~ New Blog ~Vintage Ephemera

All of the ephemera was found at a booth at the antique show.
There is a mixture of postcards, holiday cards and birthday cards.
Some pieces are dated from as far back as 1933. I love all the old vintage art work on these pieces, I can’t wait to see how I get inspired to use them in my art.

Be Eclectic Art Studio ~ New Blog ~Vintage Lace and Fabric (Image)
Be Eclectic Art Studio ~ New Blog ~Vintage Lace and Fabric

At another booth I found some beautiful vintage crochet lace and embroidered handkerchiefs.
I also found these mini “flags”(The cloth pieces in the upper right corner.)
Honestly, I’m not exactly sure what they are, I found them in a box of a bunch of small flags, they are made from a very soft material. I just thought they were too unique to pass up and I know I can do SOMETHING fun with them.

If anyone knows what they are please leave me a comment below. 😉

Be Eclectic Art Studio ~ New Blog ~Vintage Paper Christmas Ornaments (Image)
Be Eclectic Art Studio ~ New Blog ~Vintage Paper Christmas Ornaments

At my neighborhood garage sale, I found these thick cardboard ornaments that are in great condition.
The Santa Claus pieces are fairly big, they measure about 9″ tall.

Be Eclectic Art Studio ~ New Blog ~Vintage Bingo Cards & Markers(Image)
Be Eclectic Art Studio ~ New Blog ~Vintage Bingo Cards & Markers

Lastly…

My favorite gems for the weekend.

I’ve been on a hunt for real vintage Bingo cards and markers and when I saw them this weekend, I felt as though I hit the jackpot. I paid $5 for 10 Bingo cards and a big zip top bag of Bingo markers. I think that was an AWESOME deal!!! I know that in the art/hobby stores I would pay double that price for a small portion of what I found this weekend and it’s faux vintage. Go figure. :/

I thank you for taking the time to read my very first blog. I am new to this and I know I have a lot to learn.

My goals for BE Eclectic Art Studio is to:

  • Encourage and inspire you to get creative in your life.
  • Teach you how to find YOUR creative voice.

I plan to carry out these goals through:

  • Step by step art projects.
  • Discussions
  • Sharing my discovery processes with you.
  • Taking you along with me on my Treasure Hunts.

This is only the beginning for BE Eclectic Art Studio and I look forward to this journey. I hope you join me along the way.

Keep creating,

Brandy

8 Comments

  1. frexygirl

    I’m so happy to have found your blog! I’m fairly new to mixed media and I think I’ll learn so much from you! (Ok, just shy of brand spanking new. LoL!)

    Also, I adore all of the fab finds you shared! I just love old cards and papers!

    Can’t wait to see more of your blog! 🙂

    • Thank you so much!
      I love going on treasure hunts and seeing what goodies I can find.
      Mixed Media art is so much fun, especially if you like getting your hands dirty 🙂 If you ever have any questions or want to see how I created something please let me know. I am happy to help in any way possible.

  2. shackney

    Congrats on your new blog and welcome to the PaperCrafter’s Corner Creative Team – we’re honored to have you! Oh, and happy to see you found “real” bingo markers. 🙂 Steph

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