Monday, March 29, 2010

This is my "Motherhood 2" painting. I did one like this a few years ago. You can see it on my flickr.
I am currently reading "The Little House in the Big Woods" by Laura Ingalls Wilder to my babes. I feel a little bad because every night they ask me, "WHY would I read them something so scary?" I tell them that is what it was like back then. I think it might be a little bit more scary for them knowing they are surrounded by their own woods. We do not have bears or panthers though, but I have heard a bobcat cry.
The best part so far was the expression on Rose's face when I read her this......
"Mary was bigger than Laura, and she had a rag doll named Nettie. Laura had only a corncob wrapped in a handkerchief, but it was a good doll. It was named Susan. It wasn't Susan's fault that she was only a corncob."

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Here is my newest painting listed on ebay. It is called 'Flowers to Heaven'. This sweet little girl is trying to throw flowers up to a loved one in heaven.

Last summer Rose was making a flower head band for my Mom to wear and then she started asking about my Mom's Mom. So we explained that she was in heaven. After Anthony heard that, he threw his flowers up in the air to her in heaven. It was all very sweet and with everything blooming it reminded me of this special moment.

This leads me to ask, "What do you do with a woolly worm when you find it has passed on?"

Well, you build a casket out of electrical tape and acorn lids.

Carry it on your head...... of course.

Then, run off into the sunset to bury it.

Monday, March 22, 2010

I bet you did not know I had my own jewelry counter.

No, not really. It is a display case that I inherited from my sweet Aunt Alice.

I have dedicated a shelf to her. She collected owls and this display case was used to show off her collection. I also inherited this wonderful set of nesting doll owls. I actually received them a few years before she past . I lost the smallest white owl only to find it the day she was laid to rest. It just turned up out of no where. Very strange don't you think?

I have been keeping my jewelry that I list on Etsy in it. They sparkle and shine in the light. Speaking of......... I have all these pendants made and I can't decide if I should glitter them or not. This is how they look before the glitter. What do you think? It is so hard, because I like them both ways.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Here is my Alice. She is not very bright ..... or goth. She was inspired by my own back yard. I guess I want to believe that this story could happen there.

Couldn't you just see crawling into that hole? Well, this one is pretty small, but I have seen bigger. I stay away from them.

Oh to Etsy or Ebay? The burning question. It is so hard to decide. I went ahead and listed these both on Ebay, but I do have more necklaces I plan to list on Etsy.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

' Waiting ' will be up on ebay tonight for .99cents

On the way to school each morning we pass several farms with horses. One particular farm has these two horses that are always waiting by the gate in the evening like a couple of dogs waiting for their owners to come home. They are so cute. This morning the gate was open and we all thought, what if we would see them walking the street like a couple of lost dogs. :O No, I am sure that would never happen, but the kids watched for them the whole way.

Do you have to work like this?

Here is Foster herding the Turkey.

I am currently working on my version of Alice and Wonderland. I could not help myself. I still have not seen it. Not sure when I will. I might have to wait until video. I had a really bad experience at the movies last time. Not sure I can go back. :/

Friday, March 12, 2010

"Red Jacket" tonight .99 cents