Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Around the House

Sneak peek....There were only 2 pieces of furniture left in the room when auntie moved to college, one was this wicker desk. While cruising ebay one day I came across some vintage Old Maid cards with a nursery rhyme/fairytale theme. Love at first sight but the one set was not going to cover the whole top so I forced myself to shop until I found two more sets. Since the cards had an aged beauty to them I had "grandpa" paint the desk a soft tan then placed a piece of glass on top for protection. The little munchkin will enjoy many years of coloring and writing at this special desk.

Monday, September 27, 2010

In the Studio

4x4 Mixed Media Collage. I'm having so much fun with these square panel boards, I'll have birds and Christmas pieces in my shop soon. I haven't forgotten about my mermaid compacts or altered tins, I'm working on 2 mermaids right now and have a couple of ideas for tins that I can't wait to get started on.....

Saturday, September 25, 2010

In the Studio

A 5x5 piece I've been working on for awhile. I'm trying to decide if I want to keep it or add it to my shop....what to do???

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Around the House

Sneak peek....Check out this cool TV lamp I found on ebay. It was listed without the cord which was OK with me, I just wanted it for it's natural look. As you can tell the guest/grandkid room is evolving, it's beginning to feel warm and cozy.

Digging into my container of treasures I found this little boy and girl, perfect for another shelf on the wall.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Found Treasure

I found these beauties at a new antique store I found while visiting auntie (my beautiful daughter) at college. I've finally convinced her it's fun to shop antique stores and flea markets although she says I take way to long looking. But honestly I don't want to miss out on that special hidden treasure!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

In the Studio

I've been having a lot of fun working on Halloween pieces! I used images from collage sheets I purchased at a couple of my favorite Etsy shops: MoonlightJourney and Rebelsher, check them out.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Around the House

Sneak peek.....Check out this pretty fabric I found, perfect for the guest/grandkid room. I can't sew, well I guess I can sew buttons on shirts but nothing fancy and drape panels aren't fancy (at least mine aren't). So I took an afternoon and with some straight stitching look what I made, but the color was lost on the tan wall so now we have 3 tan walls and a red wall! The little munchkin says "ahhhhhh, perfect grandma"!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

In the Studio

4x4 Mixed Media Collage. I really like the color combination of this piece.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Around the House

Since the little munchkin needs a room to take naps in and eventually play in I decided to decorate aunties room, she has an apartment and most of her stuff with her so it was a blank canvas to work with. We (meaning grandpa) changed the pink walls to tan then I had to think...what do I want this room to feel like??? Because this room is also a guest room (mostly for auntie when she visits from college) I didn't want a cutesy baby look, (been there, done that) so what treasures did I want to pull from my containers??? One piece of art I'm proud of (it has the most views of all my art on Flickr) but haven't found the right home for is my Little Red Riding Hood Shadow box.....let's begin with it! So here's a sneak peek at the first thing on the wall.......more to come!!!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Grandma Says

Baby Munchkin was born in April, I can't believe she's almost 5 months old. When she was born momma & daddy had both us first time grandma's over for grandma time, they were tired and usually got to enjoy a little nap while grandma sat and snuggled with the sweetest little girl. This lucky grandma also gets to enjoy little munchkin two days a week, it seems like I notice more details with her but I have to remember my son and daughter are both grown so it's been a few years since I've had a baby around the house.