Tuesday, March 27, 2007

artfest here i come.....

well, 70charms and 30some ATCs later, i think i am really to roll..

we have a really early flight and by this time tomorrow, i should be

right in the middle of meeting and hugging and swapping and just

in a really great place with lots of great mojo.....i will try and stay in touch

daily...until then..ciao

Monday, March 26, 2007

what a special delivery today!

i opened my mailbox and there was a special parcel from
  • in Australia!
    i was in total shock when i opened the parcel up and found this beautiful necklace!!!
    it is a nina knot necklace, which i renamed the "julie necklace", and how totally thoughtful of her
    to send it to me!! it brought me to tears and i was so moved and besides this stunning necklace, she send me 2ATCs-love them....i still cannot believe my eyes, this necklace is just so stunning and you all know this will be around my neck at ARTFEST!!!! thank-you, Miss Julie from the bottom of my heart!!!

    look at these 2ATCs, she also sent me~just gorgeous, love them ...

    she is a FABULOUS artist...


    Saturday, March 24, 2007

    chance marie draws a winner on my b-day.....

    i know i was suppossed to draw a name on the 21st, but i decided to wait until today-my birthday!!

    and the winner is
    ..please contact me with your address!!

    Wednesday, March 21, 2007

    7days and counting.........

    i think this pretty much sums things up!!!
    ps..i made a few charms for trading of this also...

    Tuesday, March 20, 2007

    artfest charm trades

    here is one of my charms trades for artfest.. the design was provided by laura

  • ..

    she has the best designs that are so simple and sweet!! she sent me a card and this little

    beauty was on the front, i had to make it into a charm..how sweet is she....

    i have about 4different designs for artfest charms plus my birdie pins for trades, i can harldy wait..

    sweet little girls......so sweet...

    sweet boy.....

    Saturday, March 17, 2007

    Friday, March 16, 2007

    Newport Beginnings....

    We've arrived back ton one of our fav places....Newport, Rhode Island....everyone arrived between 9 and 11 safely and then we were off to our bed and breakfast , anxiously awaiting what was in store for us at the IVY LODGE.......

    the entrance had us intriqued but just wait until we got inside...

    to get a bigger picture......

    Once we all arrived and swapped jewelry, laughs and general glad we are back together, we headed back to Salas for dinner and for a wonderful evening laughter and general "DW-ing"

    Some pictures of our arrivals:

    DWs do Salas:

    After dinner back at IVY LODGE---

    We had a few tarot card readings by swami wingie and a little qvc time and then off to a quiet nights slumber for more adventures on fri, sat and sunday.....but to leave you with a feel of our experience, check out this wonderfully interesting light fixture.....

    Wednesday, March 14, 2007

    faerie trip and giveaway

    we are leaving for newport, ri until sunday....for the faerie ball at rosecliff mansion..and a little gambling at foxfire in connecticut.. these pins are a few of the things i have been working on this past few days.....

    my 2nd dotee doll

    hmm, she went a little faster that the first one...
    birdie pin for a special artfest trade ...
    another special pin for dotee's friend..

    i made this pin as i wanted something to wear for artfest that had my blog name on it, my thought is maybe some people know my blog name more that my name....
    ps...please leave a comment for a giveaway drawing on march 21st!!
    chance marie will draw a name for a birdie pin...


    Sunday, March 11, 2007

    Canvas Journal

    yesterday, i took a 3hour class on how to construct a Canvas Journal...along with for the ride were shara and julie.....below is my journal front and back, i just have to put it together...this is the place that i go to every 3rd tuesday of the month for artful evenings, i just love it.. the owner of
  • and her mom are just 2 of the most lovliest people you have every met!!



    Friday, March 09, 2007

    dotee's swap

    you all know
    dot, well she is having a swap where you make 3ofyour interpretation of her style dolls, then we send back to dot and she mixes and matches and sends us back 3dolls...


    this is my dotee doll, that dot sent me..


    this is my take on the dotee doll, not sure if i like her, i thought i could just whip one up, but boy i was wrong, it really took some time...

    Thursday, March 08, 2007


    chow time!!
    rolo and hemi..
    look at hose sweet bellies!!
    this is miss raven!!!
    they will be 10weeks on saturday....

    Tuesday, March 06, 2007

    good news & bad news.....

    good news is this is some of my art from the tootfest 2007 weekend, first one is with beeswax
    second one is just a little something on a tiny canvas...

    bad news is i am no longer employed..which maybe really isnt bad news..my company was bought out in december and we knew layoffs were evident, but the people that they let go today were key people including myself...anyway, nothing i can do about it, now i have no reason to not finish any projects....xoxo

    Monday, March 05, 2007

    tired monday.....

    okay people, here is a picture from the tootfest activities.......
    trish is taking the picture and not in the picture.
    starting from the left, laura, jane, beth and julie and of course, me

    sitting front and center holding a glass of my favorite champagne

    we were at the grocery and they had it on special!! this stuff is never

    on sale and always $55 a bottle, not this time, i wanted a couple cases of the

    stuff to bring home...let me repeat, it NEVER goes on sale~~
    more later, i am really tired...

    Friday, March 02, 2007

    leaving on a jet plane...

    today is a beautiful sunny and windy day ...hope the wind dies down a bit before i have to board my plane..i am off to chicago for the 1st annual tootfest 2007 to meet up with


  • trish, jane and julie.. i know that we will have a rip roaring time with those girls and make some incredible art....i guess i am trying to get an earlier flight due to weather concerns in chicago...so i will say bon vonage and au reviour~xoxo
  • ps..i love going to my favorite store-nordstroms on michigan avenue

  • Thursday, March 01, 2007


    well, another rainy day here..we are seeing severe thunderstorms with lightning and thunder for our forecast today....
    i hope that this all passes by tomorrow night, so i have a smooth flight...hope it is all sunny and warm where you are...xoxo