Blog

Sustainable Artists in Houston

Awesome Sustainable Artists in Houston You Need to Meet

I love going to art markets. I’ve been a vendor at quite a few, as well, but there’s nothing like strolling around and meeting other creative local artists. We are fortunate here in Houston, because we have a whole lot of great art markets and we can take our pick!…

feat_lookgreatinpersonalstyle

How to Look Great in Your Personal Style

Some people know exactly what their personal fashion style is, and you can really call them “style icons”. Think Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, or modern icons like Sophia Coppola. The rest of us are just trying to keep up, buying the latest fashions and wearing whatever we feel like that…

feat_habits

7 Simple Habits for Better Mornings

You wake up, most likely to the not-so-pleasant sound of the alarm clock. If you’re lucky, there’s light outside. It’s morning, signalling the new day, so full of opportunities. If you’re like most people, you’ll immediately start listing of all the trillion things that you want to accomplish during the…

Minimalism: It's Not About the Stuff

Minimalism: It’s Not About the Stuff

I have a confession to make: I am a minimalist soul trapped in a hoarder’s lifestyle. I cannot even count how many hours (or maybe even days) I have spent re-arranging and organizing my stuff. And I will admit it… I enjoy going through my things and finding them a…

feat_construction

Under Construction

Please excuse the mess! I am working on redesigning the site in anticipation of blogging more about content you guys want to read about (instead of news after news posts! Ha!) Hope you enjoy the new theme and layout. I got rid of ads, like I promised, and changed up…

feat_update

Long-overdue Update

I have some great news about what I’ve been doing the past 7 months, and what my plans are for Studio Greenbean going forward! The biggest change came for me with the birth of my daughter in September! Which is the primary reason for the long hiatus (maternity leave?) I…

Designing Goals

Designing Goals

It has been two weeks since I launched my new tutorial website, The Wire Hub. (Interested in learning wire-work? Have you checked it out yet??) Lately, I have been reflecting on the process of creating online tutorials, and in particular about designing pieces for the tutorials. Some tutorials are based…

feat_miningnotsustainable

Dirty Metals: Mining is Not Sustainable

Everyone is familiar with the comforting allure of precious metal jewelry. Who can resist the sparkle of gold and precious gems in those little glass cases, or the status of luxury they signal? Gold, silver, and other precious metals have been used in jewelry that is now so much a…

How to Create an Inspiration Board

How to Create an Inspiration Board (Guest Post)

This month, I am excited to partner up with Michelle Pino to bring you this guest blog post. Let’s learn how to make and use Inspiration Boards to complete any type of project! These boards are used in many industries, including event planning, design, photography, and more. But you do…

Craft Show Tips Booth

Craft Show Tips: My Booth Evolution

This month I thought I would do a post about how my display table/booth evolved over the past year or so. In the process, I’ll offer some craft show tips that I learned along the way. Presentation is so important in everything, not only a crafts business. And, like anything…