Thursday, May 7, 2015

Lots Of Projects Going On!


I’ve been M.I.A. on the blog… again… sorry!

If you’ve read some of my recent posts… I moved into a booth at a local artisan and pickers mall called Vinterest Antiques!

KJoyner Art Booth Creative Ambitions

And because of that… it has actually been a “construction zone” in my house and it has kept me busy!

Creative Ambitions Blog

I have a place I call my studio art room.  But it’s kind of isolated from the rest of the house.  Sooo… I tend to spread out into the kitchen where all the action is.  And then… when spring hit this year… I also took some of my projects to the back deck to enjoy the weather while I work!  Basically my stuff is sprawled out all over the place!

Creative Ambitions

But… I’m having fun!

I share my booth with 2 other ladies and we are still working out the kinks of being in such a small space.

Kjoyner Art Creative Ambitions Booth 

I have future plans for how I want it to look…

I ordered an art sign off the internet for my booth… but couldn’t find a frame to fit… or one that I even liked. 

So you know me… I made my own!

KJoyner Art Creative Ambitions Cardboard Frame

All it took was some scrap heavy (two layer) cardboard, razor knife for cutting, combo of joint compound and modeling paste, stencil and paint!  I  made up my own scalloped design, measured accordingly, drew it out (basically winging it) and then cut it out.  I covered it with a very light coat of joint compound… if too heavy it will wet the cardboard and peel it.  I added the raised detail with a stencil and modeling paste… and then painted it. 

I mean… I could do some more to it to make it look even more like a real frame… but it’s going to be hanging up high so you would not be able to tell at a distance!

Can’t wait to get settled and be able to hang my sign… make my space my own.

Another project I’m working on to sell are paper mache angel wings!

 Creative Ambitions Angel Wings

A messy project but fun at the same time.

I’m in the experimental stage with these… trying to find what material is best to make these with and what shapes to use.

As for my art… it has been selling!  It is so good to paint and sell again!

If you would like to follow along my art journey this is my new Facebook Page for my art…

Kendra Joyner Art

I actually walked into a small town café the other day and saw my art hanging on the walls!


That was awesome!

Recently, I took an online e-course from Artist Flora Bowley!

Here are some paintings of mine since I took the class…

Art by KJoyner

KJoyner Art

I have been mixing my older whimsy style of painting with my intuitive new style of painting at the booth!

Barnyard collection

KJoyner Art

Right now, we are doing a farm theme… so I had to paint some cute barnyard animals to go along with that!  

Another personal project…

Creatiev Ambitions Outdoor Drop Cloth Curtains

drop cloth curtains for the back deck!

Creative Ambitions Drop Cloth Outdoor Curtain 

We will see how long they hold up!

I love them… perfect for a little privacy or shade!

So that’s what I’ve been up to!

It’s been challenging trying to get the booth situated and my art selling but I’m making progress… sometimes it takes a lot of hard work and a lot of patience to build a business and a brand.  I feel like once all the physical space is finally situated and I have my art set up like I truly want… then I can concentrate on a new website. 

So hang in there with me…

it’s going to be a busy year and I will keep you posted on how things are going!!







Thursday, March 5, 2015

We Got Into Vinterest Antiques!!

Good news everyone… we got in!!

So excited to be part of

Vinterest Antiques!!

Our application (my last post) got accepted and we are proud  booth vendors at Vinterest!


The owners said that my application was the best one they had ever seen!!

Made me feel so good

especially since it took me like 3 days to get it all together, take pics, edit and post!  Ha!

Let’s just say… we REALLY wanted a chance in this new venue!

We just moved in this past Sunday and are still working on our booth…


The hubbies just installed some 2x4’s for our hanging rafters and a fascia board.


Planning to get it painted and prepped for business this weekend!


I’ll share photos of our booth when we are finished…

but until then…

Vinterest Antiques 


let me show you just how WONDERFULLY, YUMMY this place is!

Creative Ambitions Photo


I don’t have pics of every booth but these photos will at least give you a taste of the what the store is all about!

I’ll try to post more photos in another post when we get ours ready to show!

Every booth has some kind of theme or color scheme!


(Love the flower pots on this one!)

The vendors go all out to create an awesome atmosphere for the customers!  If you are ever in Hixson, TN… you need to stop by this place…

just to experience it!


(LOVE the rusty awning!!)

Creative Ambitions Photos

One fun aspect is that the owners Paul and Katherine named the aisle ways with names like “Pickers Pike” and “Vintage Row”…

love that!!



I gotta say… Vinterest is the talk of the town these days!  And this place has been boomin’ with business since it opened in January…



 and let me tell ya folks… as far as business in the retail world… for the first couple of months of the year…

that’s REALLY good!!



I also love the people here… owners, staff and vendors!  Everyone we’ve met has welcomed us with open arms and we so appreciate it!!



(and to them I promise we will get our booth looking spiffy soon!! Smile)


We are just so honored to be in such a well thought out, beautiful place!


Every inch of selling space is accounted for… I love that!

The booths are always changing and evolving… so you will get a new experience each time you walk in!



The owners also have plans in the near future for an outdoor market!

They have space outside the building that will be lined with covered booths and tents… for some weekend fun and shopping!

I don’t have pics of all the wonderful spaces in this mall… but I’m sure from the photos you can get a good idea of what it’s like!

Again… if you are ever in town… stop by the store and check ‘em out!

To follow them on facebook… click on their name below…

Vinterest Antiques

((tell them Kendra sent you!! Smile))

I am so excited to be part of this new adventure…

such a joy and blessing!!

(Hope me and the girls do well there!!)


Photos coming soon of our booth…

stay tuned!

Thanks For Stopping By!


Saturday, January 31, 2015

Antique/Artisan Booth Photo Opp for Application

Hi Everyone!

This post issss... 
all 'bout the booth, 'bout the booth, no worries... 
got that tune in my head thing... and making up my own lyrics! Ha! :)
Local opportunities may be on the horizon and I want to share them here for all to see!
A really neat (which the word neat doesn't even encompass what I mean) place just opened up around where I live and yes...
 did I say neat?? 
Ummm fabulous... Annddd awesome...and phenomenal... 
 beautiful and full of character kind of place
 opened up called 
Vinterest Antiques!

Can you tell I'm a fan??

They refer to it as "Pinterest come alive!"  And it truly is.  They support local Artisans, DIYer's, and Repurposers...
like myself...((ahem))

I am teaming up with some other "re-purposers" and "pickers" and applying for a space in this place!

We did a Photo Opp for how our space will look and added some photos of our unique and antique items to show the kinds of items we sell and have sold.

This post will be a part of our application for one of their big booths!

So here are photos for the 1st teammate
who just named her business...

Dixie Renegade

Garana has some really cool things...

She makes belted chairs and rockers, lots of fabulous chalkboards, customized decorative guitars, refinished furniture, and the list goes on and on. 

Look at these tables... she added graphics to them after painting and staining them!! 

She is also hoping to add an antique wardrobe of vintage clothing to her space in the near future!  Now to find that Antique Wardrobe... hmmm... I'm sure she will!

She combines her skills for repurposing with her love for picking and adds her unique finds and creations to her booth. 
And did I mention she makes soap??  Good smelling soap! :)

She distressed and added chicken wire to this cabinet and sold it the other day!

This girl has a great space and she's got some skills! 
I would be honored to partner up with the Dixie Renegade!!

Next up...

KJoyner Designs 
(that's me!)
(aka Creative Ambitions)

I have been working on my art and selling in a current booth in another town.

Vinterest would give me an opportunity to expand and grow as an artist, repurposer and creator.

Of course, I love to combine my mom's vintage pieces and antiques with my displays!

In this picture... you can see a lot of my creations like the crate lid checkerboard, the crate panel sign, my ruffled door, artsy painted furniture, and my pine cone trees, and of course my art!

Mom has all the old baskets and buckets that I like... and just look at that antique baseball stitcher in the photo... what a great piece!

She will be adding the fun antiques to the mix... things like this antique donut filler!

old wood crates and lanterns...
 mom has some great stuff!! 

Fits in well with my folk art paintings... don't ya think??
Even the abstract pieces that I will add to the mix would blend in well with all the yummy metal and wood!

Aside from my paintings and my DIY creations, 
I also like to dabble in mixed media art.
I think Vinterest would be a fantastic place to share my love for creativity and for mom to share some of her nostalgic pieces!

we have  
Memories On Market
Memories will bring furniture and classic pieces to our space.

Rosemary is a picker and buyer and loves to find a good bargain!

She opened a shop in her hometown to sell her wares and to help others pickers to have a place to sell their finds and repurposed items! Just spreading the love! 


They have an array of items that will appeal to a lot of buyers!
Her husband and her also repurpose and refinish furniture, as well.

It will be a great experience to team up together and 
create a unique space at

We will definitely bring...
 "a little bit country and a little bit rock 'n roll"
to our space!

Hope we get a spot! :)