Posts tagged “LMProck

Art Is Life

Art is life, life is art. Nature (winter, spring, summer, fall), nudity, color, black and white, in reality, canvas, print, photography, drawing, sketch, pottery, glass, and wood.  Art is all around us.  How you view art is up to you. Whether it’s in real life (reality) or hung on the wall, or on your table, art is the spice of life. Give a comment and say what your favorite type of art is.

It’s In The Blood Lines

New logo created with my Amazon Sketch App.

Hidden Talent

With moving out of the shop 10 months ago and cleaning up mom’s studio at home, I discovered a talent that I have and completely shut out since I 12-13 years old.  Mom found this huge brief case filled with drawings that I did in high school.  It took me a while to realize that I created these drawings and paintings, then it hit me like a ton of bricks that I actually did create these paintings and drawings.  I never really realized how good I was until I found some scrap paper and started to draw some things.  Realizing that I have a part of my mother’s drawing talent, I can create some great things on my own.  For example, I created this new logo above with a sketch app on my Amazon tablet.  It’s called a bohemian flower at midnight.  Being able to spread my wings and not only doing crochet, this is great.  Below this paragraph, is more drawings that I’ve created in the last couple of weeks, along with the drawings that I discovered in high school.

New Drawings

After discovering this hidden talent, I immediately went on Pinterest to get some ideas for drawing and went to Michael’s Arts And Crafts for my birthday gift and bought sketchbooks, pencils, markers and a book with sketch ideas.  I can do faces and other items, but I also wanted to see some symbols and try some symbols that I find inspiring.  Below is a Celtic symbol for love and a mountain drawing on the inside and a peace symbol on the outside.
Celtic symbol for love. 
 
Mountain peace symbol. 

The High School Years

One of the drawings found in a portfolio brief case found in the back of mom’s studio.  This simple geometric drawing filled with crayons is simple, unique and filled with color.  For the geometric person, this is for you!
Geometric shape drawing filled with crayon.  Created when I was in high school. 

More To Come

See more drawings and prints that I will create from drawings on my blog and on my Etsy shop.  Prices will be with new drawings and prints.

The Ripl Effect

With looking for new marketing tools for blogging and Etsy, I love trying to things. One day on Facebook, I came across this cool video app named Ripl. Add photos and make a video doesn’t get any better then that. Check out some new scrunchies that have been placed on my Etsy shop.

New Slide Show For Etsy Store

What a creative way to promote your Etsy shop with a video made of your creations. I created this slide show on my Photo Grid app on my phone this morning with some crochet, photography, modeling, scrunchies, and scarves.  Click on slide show, and slide show will take you to my freshly updated Etsy shop. Just to let everyone know, all listings on my shop have been updated with new shipping prices.

Shipping Changes On Shop LMProck

Brand New Etsy Shop Banner

Dear Buyers,

Due to the cost of shipping throughout the United States and everywhere else, free shipping is no longer available on my Etsy shop.  I also changed my Etsy account from Standard to Etsy Plus which means I have more options for customers to buy handmade items.

When viewing items on my Etsy shop for shipping description, this is what you will see SHIPPING DETAILS will be available upon checkout, depending on where you live. Handmade crochet hook will be shipped United States Postal Service 1st Class Mail. Receive a free gift up purchase. Due to calculated shipping cost, size of your item(s) is right here in description. I have to change the size of item for shipping purposes.

I also created a brand new Etsy shop banner with the beach and seashells.  I’m leaning towards a beach shop theme for my handmade items.  I also created a new shop icon that’s a seashell as well.

 

Sorry for the inconvenience for this change.  Looking forward to seeing you on Shop LMProck.

Brand New Shop Icon

Mingle Menu: Tomato And Mozzarella Salad

With summer here and wanting to eat light meals, this delicious recipe is great meal alone or with chicken, fish, pork, or steak. Great for lunch or dinner.

Ingredients

2-3 Tomatoes

1/2 Of Red Onion

Sun Dried Tomatoes

Mozzarella Balls

Olives With Feta Cheese

Kalamata Olives

One Large Plate

Olive Oil And Balsamic Vinegar Or Your Favorite Dressing

Instructions

Depending on how big the tomatoes and onion is, slice them into small to medium size pieces and add to plate. Measure out the amount of sundries tomatoes, mozzarella, and olives you like in the top of your tomatoes. Drizzle olive oil or your favorite dressing on the top and enjoy.

Tips

Pick out your favorite kind of tomato, whether it’s red or heirloom tomatoes.

If you don’t like onion, substitute with basil.

If you don’t like olives, just use mozzarella or any kind of cheese you like.

Be creative and enjoy!

Mingle Menu: Tomato Salad With Chicken Sausage

Ingredients And Tools:

1 Large Heirloom Tomato, Tomato Color Of Your Choice.

1/4 Container Of Mozzarella Balls.

1/2 Of A Red Onion.

1-2 Packages Of Alfresco Pre Cooked Chicken Italian Sausage.

1/4 Container Of Kalamata Olives.

1/4 Container Of Sicilian Olives With Fetta Cheese.

Fresh Basil.

Balsamic Dressing Or Any Dressing You Prefer.

Frying Pan.

Large Platter.

Instructions:

In a frying pan, brown up your pre cooked sausage (if you buy regular chicken sausage, cooking time may take a bit longer).  When sausage is done browning or cooking, slice sausage into small pieces.

Slice your tomato and place on a large platter with your sliced onion, mozzarella balls, olives and basil.  Add sausage on the top of your tomatoes.  Enjoy with a tossed salad or alone.

Tips:

Instead Of Sausage, Substitute With Pork, Chicken, Or Fish.

Mozzarella Balls And Olives Can Be Found In The Cheese Department And Party Platter Department Of Your Grocery Store.

Instead Of Making One Huge Salad With Meat, Make Salad And Serve Meat On The Side.

If You Don’t Like Olives, Substitute with peppers or any other vegetable you like.

Make It Your Own And Enjoy With Your Family.

Goodbye Where’s The Yarn, Hello LMProck

Join Me On Facebook

Join me on my  CLOSED group Lauren Prock and share new handmade items, posts from your blog, and much more.  Click on the the group and I’ll confirm. There’s a wide variety of artists ranging from crochet, to knit, to polymer clay artists. I have over 700 artists in my group https://www.facebook.com/groups/417484155082391/

Goodbye Where’sTheYarn?, hello lmprock on my website, my etsy shop, my Facebook fan page, and on my art group. I feel like ever since I’ve been posting all these great things on my blog, my title did not suit me as well as it should. I thought wanted to just focus on knit, crochet, and yarn shops but starting another blog for me felt like more work and readers bouncing back and fourth from a personal blog to a business blog. Not to mention I have a wonderful and creative life and would like to share. See more on my blog and group.

 

UPDATE ON WHERE’S THE YARN? 

Hello October, just to let everyone know, I changed both my blog title and domain to Lauren Prock. With moving our shop on Upper Union Street back home, wanting to talk more about just my knit, crochet, polymer clay, I figured it would be best to change the website/blog to my name.  My Etsy shop will remain as Where’s The Yarn, for that’s my business name and the product I work on. I’ve already been posting all these great things on my blog, I just felt that having my own name would be best.