Tuesday, January 30, 2007

my valentine heART give-away~*~

you know the drill, leave me a comment and i will draw a lucky name on sunday, february 4th!!

winner receives everything in picture

special thanks to miss crabapple

for the wonderful heART give away idea, she is brilliant!!!
ps..the bear is so so so soft and cuddley

Monday, January 29, 2007


het & mommy nala


so darn sweet at 24days old.....

Saturday, January 27, 2007

out of the nest~

since my daughter has moved out, i have been wanting to make her

something symbolizing her leaving the nest and using the words "wings to fly"

i think that this artwork captures it.....

and for beth who asked how i do this, i take a piece of canvas prepared with gesso, paint with lumiere paint, let dry, paint a few times with beeswax, lay down the artwork, covered a few more times with beeswax, embellish , i will be adding a brass butterfly to her outstretched hand and cover with more beeswax..and voila'

you have a piece of art....


Friday, January 26, 2007

birthday art~*~

yesterday was my niece's 15th birthday, my how time flies...so i made this for her to send her way...
ps..i know i spelled light wrong, it was corrected..hehehe

Thursday, January 25, 2007

baby, its cold outside!

today i stayed home from work as i feel like total crap and it is a perfect day to stay in..it just started really snowing heavy.. i snapped a few photos for your enjoyment, meanwhile, i am curled up on the couch with my cuppa ginseng & lemon tea and the fireplace is going and the naps are napping...oooooo, yeah life is good....

out the front door down are incredibley long 800ft driveway!!!

out the sunporch door into the backyard....

backyard view of the pond, dont those chairs look cute side by side...

Monday, January 22, 2007

bead bag^*^

i am a big handbag nut!! seriously! you cannot have enough handbags, just like shoes, i am the same way with shoes also..anyway, if i see a handbag that i want i will get it, no matter the price, yes i have laid out some serious cash on some handbags

...but anyway, i digress..when i travel i like to take a bag that i can put over my head and sideways across my body, so i found this gem at target, its a plain jane, but has nice room and i knew i could glam it up a bit, so anyway, i am beading this little phrase on it and then who knows what else, but it is my bag when i go to artfest2007....i think it is pretty perfect!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

da bears!!!!


Saturday, January 20, 2007

good antique find day~

here are my treasures from the don scott antique show, it rolls in to our fairgrounds 6times a year and you never know what you will find......letter "L" came off an old movie marque in detroit, michigan, it is for
  • laura
  • ..arent the latern salt & pepper shakers too cute?? $1.00 for the pair, i collect old glass salt/pepper shakers and fill them with buttons!!
    Embroidery floss=50cents a piece and that saved me a trip to joanns, box of straight pins was $3.00 and i bought it for the little box and i needed a small box of pins to take to artfest..

    closer view of the spoons...2nd on the left goes to my sunny friend-
  • miss crabapple

  • nice collection of pictures, wedding photos and lovely woman in glasses for laura..
    the book is an autograph book, binding is not in good condition but can use the front and back covers for other projects..date is late 1800s or early 1900s...

    more closeups...
    final closeup.......

    Friday, January 19, 2007

    great find!

    sometimes when i am wandering aimlessly through blogland, i happen upon these cool places..the below address is one of those, i just ordered some totally cool things!!

    Wednesday, January 17, 2007

    more puppy pics...12days old

    baby "rolo"
    baby "raven"

    baby "hemi"

    my daughter and the "proud" mommy-NALA

    Tuesday, January 16, 2007

    canvas art*

    tonight was my artful evenings and we did mini canvas collages, very happy with mine, you might even see it in ATC form....goodnight and sweet dreams....

    Monday, January 15, 2007

    valentine day ATC

    my 3rd tuesday of the month art class is tomorrow and they always have an atc swap, so this is my offering for valentine's day....

    Saturday, January 13, 2007

    journal for a friend~

    in march, i again am meeting up with the faeries again for a beautiful soiree/ball-faerie style at
  • rosecliff mansion
  • in newport, ri ..one of the faeries in our group is fondly called "the timekeeper" as she makes it her job to make sure we all stay focused and on time!!! so, i thought i would make her a little something that would make her look a little more official.......

    Wednesday, January 10, 2007

    the big stink***

    i had the worst day in a real long time, to the point i wanted to say *FU AND SHOVE IT!
    and walk out on my job, but i regrouped had some lentil soup and a starbucks iced green tea
    and i was fine UNTIL i opened the garage door into the house and there was this smell..you
    know that familiar smell that happens when a dog or cat has the hersey squirts...well, kaj
    hit 5spots in a circle on the carpet, it was tres gross! spot bot to the immediate rescue and a call to master clean to clean the carpets STAT! needless to say, there was no cooking or eating at home tonight...we went out.....so in honor of my day & evening, i thought the above was perfect!!
    after all, kaj is a great dane and makes a great marie antoinette...

    Tuesday, January 09, 2007

    yet another journal page

    *****did this at work today******
    the background is a totally great card that


    sent me..


    Saturday, January 06, 2007

    ***updated****new mommy!!

    updated****left at midnight and we only had 2pups born..got a call this morning at 545am, #3HAD JUST BEEN BORN-little boy, mostly brown with white markings..will have pictures when i get over there today..the nursery has had many visitors in the last 24hrs....mom-NALA is doing fine, tired but she loves her balls and has 2by her side....******

    well, got the call at 12:45 when we were at target!! 1st puppy is born, he is a boy named SIMBA.....it is now 2:41 pm and the second one was just delivered, she is a black and white female.....pictures will follow for each puppy born...heathers friend-kevin is delivering the
    puppies..thank the lord he is here!!!.....xoxoxo

    *another puppy was born at 2:48pm-female-look how white she is..no name yet..

    Friday, January 05, 2007


    today i had a rather strange shaped package shoved under the garage door...
    i thought it was from my faerie friend in the UK-GINA, but it wasnt once i opened
    it, it was from my secret faerie...below are the

    beautiful card, the artist is a friend of my secret faerie..beautiful colors of blue

    lovely wrapped packages....

    chocolates and a bit of beads and such.....

    sweet smelling hand cream and body wash and an iris plant-very cool....

    delicious tea and snowballs and a stack of handmade paper......
    thank-you from the bottom of my heart...very surprised

    Thursday, January 04, 2007

    mr kaj~

    how does a 14o-pound great dane fold himself down to fit in this chair??
    he does it all the time and we even have a smaller chair upstairs that he folds himself down to fit in...just amazing, mr kaj is......

    Wednesday, January 03, 2007

    Tuesday, January 02, 2007

    journal page-sandy style??

    here is my attempt at a journal page via
  • sandy
  • not to sure about it, love the crow queen, but not too sure about the rest, i will proceed ahead on it hoping that it will get better...okay that is all for now..off to barnes and noble and LUNCH!!!
    ps and s..made sandys marshallows
    last night , cannot wait to have some hot chocolate to go along with them!!