Monday, December 31, 2012

New Years Eve Snow

For my Mom warm in Texas.......(Don't forget to click the video♥)
 
 
 

video

Friday, November 30, 2012

Christmas Arts and Craft Sale


I was invited to participate in an arts and crafts sale this Saturday at the Baldwin City Library!

Which meant I have spent the week creating a few new pieces.....

some winter paper cuts....




the high school mascot is the Baldwin Bulldogs so I did these....



all will be framed..........

and these felt pinecone ornaments.....


and finally a knitted brain hat....



All this and more at my booth this weekend. Happy shopping!!

Friday, November 16, 2012

More Travelling In Style....

.....or having a picnic in style.  A designer who's love of bourbon, a love I share, inspired this lovely trailer....



What a way to enjoy the great outdoors!!  Read the complete article at Remodelista.

Morning Visitors

He's standing guard for the doe eating just out of sight from this window....


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Travelling In Style

I just had to share what I found today....how awesome is this??

A 1959 remodeled short bus into one awesome guest house/travel trailer.



You can see and read more at http://remodelista.com/posts/rehab-diaries-a-makeover-for-a-maine-bus

Truly happy trails!!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Ready For Election Day!


We voted a week and a half ago but I wanted this finished by the big day tomorrow.  No matter who your candidate is, GO OUT AND VOTE. 

And hoping all on the east coast are able to exercise their right.

(If he wins I think I might tangle a family portrait:)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sleep Over Fun

My son and daughter-in-law often have to work weekends.  When that happens we take turns with the other grandparents having sleep overs.  I always try to have activities planned for Olivia, a very curious and imaginative 4 year old.

This week I checked out this book from the library.....



 
which inspired these works of art.....
 


 
 
I've also been waiting for her to be old enough to understand the concept of shadow puppetry.  The night before I made a theater out of a black display board from Walmart and some tissue paper and downloaded a cast of characters.
 

 
She made up the story and I wrote it down, Under the Sea Tea.
 
 
 
Of course it ended with the shark eating everyone.....
 
And the show got rave reviews!!  Daddy even made a movie of it!





Saturday, October 20, 2012

What Doodling Can Lead To...

I go back and forth between two notebooks I carry in my purse....



 
It's a great way to pass the time....
 
 
 
so then I thought, why not try something bigger like a portrait of my daughter and her dog....
 
Hali and Hanna



I may be addicted to this.....
 



Monday, October 15, 2012

Email Monday


Just a few lovely items in my email this morning.....

This dress from Toast...


These boots...



This beautiful daybed......love the color.......



These table cloths from Terrain and their artist newsletter are wonderful....


                                   http://www.shopterrain.com/product/dots-and-stripes-tablecloth



                                                   http://www.shopterrain.com/bulletin/


I am inspired to try it myself and found this helpful article...........



I see more projects in my future!

 

Buccaneer Ships



Kits from the Dollar Tree

 


Perfect for playing Nim's Island.