April 16, 2012

We begin this adventure!

"The old times where better!”  This is a common phrase that most of our grandparents use when it comes to art, music, movies and other things, and I know it because my beloved grandpa says it all the time.  And even though I like the modern days too and enjoy everything this era offers, there is something unique and charming about the vintage style that delights me and captures my attention, so I believe he’s got a point.  And by the way, when it comes to music, I must confess I still live in the 1980’s.  

So welcome to my Boulevard, my workshop, and inspired by the antique, vintage & retro we will craft & design decorative elements. 

My career path is not related to the decoration or the interior design or even to the crafts, it is related instead to the tourism industry, and I do work on a daily basis assisting tourists in planning their trips to my country, Panama. However those arts have always been very present in my life, running side to side with my career through the years.

Panama

I am a self-taught person learning and practicing techniques, tricks & tips from professional decorators and crafters with their tutorials, TV programs, videos and books, just as if I was learning recipes step by step with a cookbook in my hand. 
 
Now I wanted to give my creative side a chance to express and this blog has been created with that purpose in mind and by doing it I get to share my experiences, my personal point of view, everything we have learned and give our readers ideas on how to do the same in their homes.

In our blog you will be able to read about:
  • Use of different techniques such as Decoupage, Crackle, Stamps, Image Transfer and other techniques with tutorials
  • Decorate different surfaces using Vintage Ephemera's, Images & Graphics
  • Old Furniture re dos
  • Decorations from simple easy steps to more elaborated techniques
  • Recycled projects
  • Free vintage images & digital collages
 

This blog is designed specially for people like me, who are not professionals in this field, but still can be creative and use what we have learned and continue learning to make wonderful things.  

At the beginning we will be posting 3-4 times a week and we’ll see how it goes, this world of blogging is new to me and slowly slowly I hope to catch up nicely with the rhythm of posting and working at the projects we will be posting about.  

Thank you for visiting, thank you for reading our blog and please do join us by subscribing to our social media options, or simply come back and visit us regularly.

Erika

p.s. Please take in mind that the “English language” is not my mother tongue, so when you find some mistakes please bear with me and even let me know about them if you want, I would appreciate it. 




1 comment:

  1. Hello from Fort Worth Texas USA and welcome to the blogging world I must confess I don't know much about Panama but I do enjoy crafting, decoupage, knitting and cooking and I enjoy Victorian Images.
    I look forward to following you.
    RaNae

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