Sunday, November 30, 2008

As the Weekend Comes to an End

Today we decorated our Christmas Tree . We have it in a new spot this year so I am still getting use to it. The kids have a fort built all around it and my husband is upset that he can't get near the TV to watch the game . Hhhhhhh. As sad as I am that the Thanksgiving weekend is coming to an end, I am also ready for everyone to go back to routine. :)

I will leave you with my most recent painting . I just listed it on ebay.


Saturday, November 29, 2008

Antiquing We Will Go

It is a family tradition for all of us sister's, nieces and of course our Mother to go Antiquing the day after Thanksgiving in a little town where they serve cookies and coffee by candle light in every shop. We decided a long time ago to avoid the overcrowded stores of the city for a quiet slow paced day of Antiques and specialty shops. Did I say quiet? Well, it was actually far from quiet with all of us girls.

We came upon a new shop in town that sold felted wool and hook rug patterns and everything else that Jenny Carter of Wonders of Whimsy is doing right now. It was so beautiful in there that we all walked out with something to work on. Somehow I was even signed up for a class! I know I will not have time for this. It must have been those chocolate chip cookies she had sitting out that sweetened me up.;) Here is a pic of a display in the store with all of these wool balls attached to everything. My sister Cris in red from Mommy's Midwest Mountain and I were so taken with these wool balls that we had to get a bag. Here we are dividing the balls below. You can imagine our laughter as we picked over these balls.

Like always, it was a very fun day and we were so sad to see it end.

Hope you all are having a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving weekend!


Saturday, November 22, 2008

Well Read

I stepped away from Christmas to do this one that I had in my mind.

This painting has been signed by Tamale. Ha ha. While I was collaging this one , I came across one of her many paw prints on my paper and thought , what the heck. She has a habit of walking through my paint and then leaving a trail. Naughty Kitty. Maybe this is what she was trying to do.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Up On The Roof Top

Up on the Roof Top Reindeer paws.....

I know I heard this once when I was a little girl.

The sound of reindeer click click.

What a wonderful sound.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Marie-Antoinette Award

I was just awarded The Marie-Antoinette from the fabulously talented Amy Sullivan of The Heart of a Seed and Stephanie Mannuci of Fantastic Figments . If you have not been by their blogs yet, now is the time. Amy has an amazing way of capturing the beautiful chubby cheeks of babes. They truly come to life on her canvas. Also, check out how she can turn plywood into gorgeous hardwood floors! Stephanie has a style all her own. Along with being so spunky and sweet her paintings are full of cheer and will bring a smile to your face. I know they always make me smile.

I am not going to follow the rules this time around instead I would just like to take this time to thank all of you who stop in and have such sweet comments. It truly is a highlight of my day. I also love keeping track of all of the wonderful artist that I have come in contact with. It is amazing how everyone on here is creating such beautiful and uniquely different art.

Thank YOU!


Sunday, November 16, 2008

Just a Little Snow Bunny

This is just a little Snow Bunny on a wood plaque. I used Cris's Secret Crackle. ;) Then I rubbed a little shimmer into the cracks and it almost looks like broken glass. It gives it a very icy effect. I plan to list this and my Santa painting tonight on Ebay.

Hope you all are having a nice weekend. We had our first little flurry of of snow and ice yesterday. The kids ran out in boots and coats to play with it as it fell from the sky. Not much to play with yet, but the excitement of the season is in the air.


Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Well, the minute my children stepped foot back in the house, I have had more than enough to do. WHY can't I just enjoy those quiet moments! Anyway, I think I work better with noise all around me. Here is a funny little painting. Not sure these little girls really want to meet Santa, or just feel like they have to.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Silent Night

I am sitting here, waiting impatiently for my babies to return home. They had a sleepover with their Grandparents. As nice as that sounds, I am not sure I like it. Talk about a Silent Night. I MISS MY BABIES! I can't wait to see them. So to pass the time I will show you my latest painting that I will be posting to Ebay tonight. Have a wonderful Sunday!


Thursday, November 6, 2008


I have been tagged by the very talented Leticia and here are the official rules…Link to the person who tagged you.Mention the rules.Tell six quirky yet boring, unspectacular details about yourself.Tag six other bloggers by linking to them.Go to each person’s blog and leave a comment that lets them know they have been tagged.
Here you go:

1. My favorite flower might be the Hydrangea.

2. I am the youngest of four sisters

3. I am slightly claustrophobic

4. My favorite season is summer.

5. I love pairing wine with food.

6.My biggest worry is health. If my kids are healthy I am happy.

I tried to tag people that I have not seen tagged in awhile, but if you are too busy don't worry about. :)

The lovely and very talented Christina , Joan , Mere , and Mystele Tag your it!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Fun with Fall Leaves and a Taste of Sugar.

We are having so much fun with all of these dead leaves. They are falling so fast.

Here is a peak at my Sugary Sweet Collection. They are all so sweet they are giving me a toothache. Ouch.

Check out my new little video of Tamale playing fetch. I have it posted below the longest drink ever. Have a wonderful day!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Santa's Helpers

Here are a couple paintings that I have been working on. I plan to get them on ebay soon. I am having fun working with texture lately. I love how primitive the "Santa's Helpers" turned out. I want to try and do another one like that. I think the "Snow Girl" turned out very sweet and almost Victorian. I thought I was going to do some fall ones, but instead I just jumped right into winter. Hope you all are having a great week.