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It’s almost Studio Sale time!!!

We’d love for you to join us at our annual sale where we sell close-outs, samples and slightly blemished products, along with everything else. You can seriously find some great deals here! The dates and times are in the images below. I’ll be posting more info on this later and also sending out some specials via our newsletter (upper right corner of this…

My Home Art Studio Tour

in case you didn’t make it out to the Clark County Open Studios this past weekend i thought i’d give you a little “virtual tour” of my home art studio. i will admit, i like organization and places for everything to go. hence, the abundance of dressers and containers. this is where i spend most of my time… unfortunately. i’m thankful to have…

Studio Sale, China Travel and Open Studios

there’s a lot going on! first off, many people are a bit confused as to the difference between the Clark County Open Studios and our own Allen Designs Studio Sale. i’ll start with the 14th Annual Allen Designs Studio Sale which is at our business location off Minnehaha Rd. this is where we sell close-outs, samples and slightly blemished products, along with…

allen designs studio space

over the past several years our business has evolved & changed. to the point that we have a fairly large space upstairs that doesn’t get much use. and it has been killing me. the light is amazing up there! but no longer, we’re taking action! we’ve replaced the ugly brown carpet with salvaged shiplap. and it’s BEAUTIFUL! flooring makes all the difference. (as…

make your desktop pretty! may desktop wallpaper

today IS going to be SUBLIME! i hope you enjoy this month’s free desktop wallpaper. our Allen Designs wiggles clock can be found here. i like the idea of making that statement as i wake to encounter each day. my days ARE better when i begin with that kind of attitude. sometimes it’s fiercely hard. there are people & things that are…

hand lettering & artist’s open studio tour

this year clark county, washington will be having it’s first annual artist’s open studios tour! not sure of the dates, but it will be happening some time this fall. here’s a little logo hand lettering artwork thingy that i’ve been working on. not positive if it will be used or not but it’s been fun nonetheless.     and how…

in the meantime

today was a busy day, full of lots of interruptions & deadlines of sorts. i was determined to get my exciting adventure post done, but it didn’t happen. so… in the meantime i’ll show you a peek at what i’ve been working on. more letters! a couple questions for you, if you don’t mind. do you collect any letters or…

elephants, cowboys, sewing machines, teacups, caterpillars and bears- oh my!

we are SO very excited here at allen designs / close2myart about all of our new designs! i think this elephant clock is my absolute fave. indie elle the elephant although, this  sewing machine clock is a close second. sunny cup wiggles mustache amigo and billy bear! check out our website for more of our fun new pieces. we also…

holiday mornings

cozy slippers, hot chocolate, a jar of treats, pajamas and a sock monkey clock to keep track of happy times by… Close2MyArt’s Snowman Fish Dangling Doodling Rifle Paper Co.’s Garland Gift Tags William Sonoma’s Classic Hot Chocolate Allen Design’s Sock it to Me Clock Anthropologie’s Cozy Collage Christmas Garland Curly Girl’s Simple Wish Doodad Jar JCrew’s Lodge Moccasins JCrew’s Nightshirt JCrew’s…

Cozy Up

i love the word cozy and everything it implies, don’t you? makes me think of comfy clothes, crafting and hot drinks. Society 6’s Patterned Plumes Print Best Made Co.’s Shears Best Made Co.’s Precision Folding Ruler Rifle Paper Co.’s 2013 Garden Calendar Curly Girl Design’s Pencil Sets Bombata’s Laptop Briefcase Wantful’s Skinny Wood Bangle Set Allen Designs’ Snow Owl Clock…

CLOSE2myart whimsical art giveaway!

to celebrate the oncoming of the holiday season & to possibly ease the burden for a few, we figured it was time to do a giveaway! thanks for playing and good luck! 🙂 we are giving away 3 shopping sprees! $100.00, $75.00 and $50.00 there are different 3 ways you can enter (pick any or all!) 1. leave a comment on this post: tell me your “go…

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