December 19, 2011


Hand Poured Soy Wax Clove Bud and Citrus Essential Oil Candles!!!

Lavender and Vanilla Bean!!

I finally got these up in my shop last week and I am very very proud of what I was able to create and accomplish. I've got more work coming (fine art prints, scarves, jewelry, calendars, lip balm, totes...ahhhh, the list just keeps growing and I'm nothing but excited to see it all come into fruition). 

That being said, things have been pretty hectic and busy and I can't turn off my brain...not that that is a bad thing I suppose! 

I'm off to sit down for 20 minutes and try to "unwind" and not allow myself to make any type of list but that's something I seem unable to do; I will sit down and at least try though. 

And while I may have missed my Christmas window (lesson learned for next year as far as timing), I'm making sure to have enough in my shop to keep the momentum going and to have a great New Year event planned. 

Peace and Love!
greeting cards and post cards galore!
 ...and these are hand painted from the little illustrations series. Plan to keep this going throughout the year as well as get into invitations and other paper goods!

December 1, 2011

Drumroll Please!!!!

Written by Crystal A. Thomas and Illustrated by Catrell C. Thomas ©'s official! Busy Butterfly is completed and off to the presses as we speak (or as I type I should say). It's been a very laborious process and, when the next book opportunity comes along I pray it will prove to be less stressful!!! (highly unlikely though!).

The main reason I am so excited is mainly due to the fact that I felt as if I couldn't do any other thing besides the book and the guilt that came along with taking time to design a business card or set up a banner for ceciliablue design on Etsy ( was indescribable. No artist should feel like a prisoner...and I say that somewhat in jest however, it's been a rough time...knowing certain people I expected to support new ventures and dreams that were taking form had tunnel vision. Feeling like you can't be proud and share your new ideas or creations is a roadblock in itself.

Phew! Now that I've gotten that off of my chest it is time that I keep pressing onward! I've got a shop to get product into ASAP!!!! I cannot believe it is December 1st already!!! Yikes! My "Future Products" list has been constantly growing and I am beyond excited to dive into all of the creative goodness they all hold!  Keep in mind I've still got some freelance jobs to work on but nothing should be as all-consuming as before (fingers crossed).

I'm off...I'm sure I'll have something new to post shortly as I am working on card/greeting/invitation templates and am excited as heck! Have an awesome morning.