Saturday, December 31, 2011

Heres to a Midnight,

Toast! 
 Wishing my very best, to all,
for a Healthy and Abundant 
New Year!


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Preping to Paint!

It's a slow lazy week, trying to take down Christmas. 
Hoping to organize, but I'm getting distracted again.
I was going to prep a huge canvas and start painting.
But I found these tiny canvas's and started playing with
liquid pencil...I could play around with color washes all day.
and watercolors!
 The vulture, started out as an owl, but hey!
My mind wondered!
all of these are the first layer, now for the details.
And I'm going to mix a batch of paper mache and see what
what happens.

I also want to change the blog again!
Not so slow and lazy after all.
Be Well!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

My Favorite Ornament!

This really is one of my favorite oraments.
Many years ago my husband and I went to
a huge Christmas store, in New Jersey, 
and we bought several boxes of reproduction vintage ornaments.
They are just about on a second go round as being Vintage, 
as we've had them so long, almost 30 years.
My gosh, where does the time go?

And Yes, I'm still decorating...
Still!
We usally get a 9ft. tree, but this year I got a 6 footer, and put it 
on a sofa table...thinking I wouldn't need as many ornaments!
Wrong!
 It needs...to be filled, just as much as a large tree.

And I got the cutest, Marie Christmas card!

I just think it's the cutest!
It's by, Margot Elena, TOKYOMILK.
Objects of Desire.
I'll have to look her up.

Still have to finish my shopping, and...just tons to do,
but, I love it!

Be well!




Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Silver and...

Sparkle!
I'm finally making some progress with,
Decking my Halls!

I love mercury glass, and can't get enough of it.
I love the white on white, and the shimmer of
glitter and light.
I just finished painting my old piano white!
Yep I took the plunge, and painted this.
1950s style.
I've always wanted to paint it white,
I think it's fitting for this style.
Since it's all shiny and white, I had 
display some Holiday Cheer on it.

 and it's the perfect place to display the new snowman
I just received a few days ago from, Marsha.
Please take some time to visit her blog, The Tattered Chick.
she makes the coolest rusty bits of jewelry!

Now as soon as I'm finished with the other side of the room,
all Christmas Red, I'll get that posted!

Have a great Wednesday!!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Oh Christmas Tree!

Okay, so it's not the Tree!
But I'm going to start decorating it soon!
After I get home from the dentist...ugh!

Not sure how to decorate, but I've got some inspiration.
I love the worn and rusty patinas, and maybe
I'll add some vintage bling!
I know it will be scrappy... vintage fabric, trim and paper!
Maybe I'm avoiding the real tree! 
Right now, it's just too early to put it up.
And besides, I always get a real tree, and it takes
time to pick out the Perfect tree.


Be Well!

Friday, November 25, 2011

I've Got a Winner!!!

Okay, it's 12:00, Black Friday and I've picked my winner!
for all of these Christmas, die-cuts, and then some!

Those of you who mentioned this giveaway on your blog or other sites,
got a second chance!!!

I used the random generator and got this number!
19!
Which is Becca, of Magikalseasons!
I'll be in touch in a bit, Becca!


Thank you all so much!!!

Hope Everyone had a great Thanksgiving!
Now it's time to Deck those Halls!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Giveaway On Pearl Avenue!!!

Here, take these!!!
I'm giving away all of this...Victorian Santa  die-cuts, 
vintage rick-rack trim,
(hasn't been opened!),
Spools of tinsel ribbon,
the book,
wait there's more,
 That Santa and Baby, die-cut, gorgeous!

I've been cleaning, and haven't used any of this, so
I've decided to give it to someone who will use it,
and create away.
And knowing me, I'll be adding to the pile.

I love these but I'm drawing a blank as with what to do with it all!
What would you create?

I'm not requiring anything in return...well wait, there is,
please pass this giveaway, along to someone you may know, 
oh,  and way I can link back and reach you.

Now, I'm going to pick my winner when the clock strike's twelve
on Black Friday!!!

Have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tangerine Dreams, or.....

Halloween, Withdraw ?
I know, I know!
I pulled this tangerine out of the frig, and
was...yep, was, going to add cloves to it,
and start drying it for Christmas.
But, me being me...thinking like a kid, Thank God!
Started carving...!
Now that I mentioned, thinking like a kid,
I still squish mashed potatoes between my teeth.
I peel oranges and lemons, and put the peels, in my mouth
across my teeth...to blank them out...Hahaaaaaa!
I cross my eyes, when someone is taking a picture of someone else,
and the one being photographed is the only one who sees. 
I may be of an age, but I still think like a kid!!!
I do!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

HO HO HO!!!!!

I, swore to myself...Really I did!
That I was going to finish 
these for a customer, today.
I know it looks like a big job, and it is!
4 pieces, the background sofa not included!
That's mine.
But no!

The watercolors jumped out at me while
cleaning up a bit in the Studio!
So yes, I got side-tracked...AGAIN!
Okay, back to work!

 I'll show ya the completed furniture
pieces on my, Just being me, blog
Soon!



Be Well!!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

In a Wonderland kind of mood...


I've been sculpting, the boys, (and a few fem's ) from up North!

I find this, kind'a funny!
Trying to dry a snowman in the sun!
But, onward ho!!!!
Here we go!
I had a bit of difficulty trying to get this one
to adjust to...what?
It started out ok, but as the painting of 
facial expressions!!!!!!!!!
Gawh!, she wasn't talking to me!
Yeah, they have to speak before I can 
transfer to painting them!
I tried, to coax her, to bribe her,
but you know when prima donas want something,
they won't budge!
I tried to give her a garland,

of hand-wrapped greens!
But, she didn't want it!
Not what I want!
My Gawd, why can't I finish this one!
She gave me a tough time on her face!
She wanted....what?
Maybe she thought she was better!
Well, ya know sometimes, you have to work
with what ya have!
I was not going to go out and get something, that may have satisfied,
when I have a table full of, "Hoarders" crafting supplies!

By Gawd, this little princess will get what she gets!
Enough is enough!
She finally got what I had all along!
Little Brat!

She got a  garland of vintage paper chain!
Remember when you made a paper chain 
for the Christmas tree?

 But sometimes it's better to indulge, than to neglect!
Be Well!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Abundance!

I've always loved this image.
It just speaks to me.
The first time I saw it, I thought, Abundance.
The fruits of our labor, the camaraderie of  
carrying the load together.
The Abundance of Autumn!
The above image is the original copy, so feel free
to grab it.  It's copyright-free, from a book I have
with hundreds of illustrations from the 19th century.
I went to photoshop, because practice makes perfect.
And using photoshop is one of my, to do things, daily. (well, maybe weekly)!
I want to transfer this onto stained muslin,
and then...?

We shall see!

Be Well!



Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pumpkin....just Pumpkin!


Okay, What Next?

I will be contemplating on the carve tonight!
Just warning ya all!
It may look the same in the morning,
because, as you all know, all my sculpts have to talk 
to me before I...
and if it takes to long, it may look like a snowman!

The hard part is sticking the knife in!
Because it makes me, have to do something!
and I don't want to ruin it!

It's the Great Pumpkin...
here we gooooooo......!!!!!


The reveal!!!!!
Yeah, looks pretty good,
but...
Not so pretty in Daylight!
In fact, you can hardly tell that it'll scare ya tonight!!!!!
But all the treats make up for it!

Happy Halloween!!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Got...

Glitter?
Oh Pretty!
Silver, of course!
I just received a pound of this , German Glass Glitter,
and couldn't wait to use it!
So I made a sign!

I planned to add, "Got" on it, but
I thought it looked okay as it is...I can always
Adorn it later!
After it hangs awhile, and I get a light bulb moment!
Now I think I'll go sprinkle some Pixie Dust...!


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Who's your Daddy?

I've had a craving for these!
All I wanted was one, but I bought a whole bag!
Want one?


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Feeling a Bit Wicked...

in the wee hours!
or maybe it's the anticipation of the full Moon!
This image is copyright free, so feel free to 
snag it, and play with it.  I plan to get Wicked with it!
The first image is in original form, and the following one
is lightened up a bit.
I know, I know!
It's a bit risque, but, don't ya just feel a little 
Wicked,
sometimes?


Be Well!