Monday, February 28, 2011

Grandma Says







The little munchkins 1st birthday is fast approaching and I've hardly told you anything about her.  My mom always said her grand kids were perfect and I have to agree my granddaughter is perfect, cute, funny, adorable, smart.......ohhhh if you're a grandma you know what I mean!  I have the privilege of watching her 3 days a week so we have the opportunity to develop a very special bond.  But let me tell you I am tired at the end of each day and I've forgotten how to get anything else done while she's here.  It's also hard finding the time to work on my art so if you mommas or grandmas have any secrets to share on how you manage please let us know!!!!  I love baby feet and of course hers are the cutest so I thought you might enjoy a few pictures.  Of course Grandpa is the one who taught her to put her toes in her mouth!!!  :)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

History In Review


While visiting with my Dad the other day I stopped by his refrigerator and studied this piece (it hangs by a magnet).  I made it three years ago and gave it to my Mom for Mother's Day.  I love the picture of my parents, young and full of dreams.  Mom loved it but what made it even more special to her (besides us three kids) were the flowerpot buttons, they belonged to her Mom.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

OWOH 2011 Winners are.......

I want to thank Lisa Swifka for hosting this special event.  I enjoyed visiting 871 blogs, you're all amazing!!! And many, many thanks for the lovely comments I received on my art and blog, I truly appreciate it.

Now on to the Winners....

First Prize: the altered rouge compact goes to:  SharDon Exclusives

Second Prize: the hanging cowboy collage goes to:  PEA

Third Prize: the ATC card goes to:  Her Art Nest


Thanks again for your visit, stop back anytime!  

Saturday, February 5, 2011

One World One Heart 2011


One World One Heart 2011 is a worldwide blog event allowing bloggers from around the world to meet and get to know each other.  This is the first time I've participated, I'm so excited, I can't wait to meet everyone.

Soooo Hello and Welcome to my Blog.  My name is Donna, I'm also known as Decorating4 on Flickr.  I'm a self taught mixed-media collage artist.  I like to repurpose items I've found in antique stores and flea markets and use them in my art (also to decorate my home).  I started making ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) and Shadow Boxes years ago then found myself moving towards smaller pieces like tins and old compacts.  I love using vintage jewelry in my pieces, I have quite a collection of bling!!!   I worked in the publishing business for many years and had access to great decorating magazines so my second love is decorating my home.  I have a mixture of family heirlooms, new furniture and many great finds from ebay and etsy.  I wouldn't be where I am today without the love and support of my wonderful husband and 2 great kids, thank you family!!!!!!

So on to the giveaway event:  The One World One Heart 2011 event runs from midnight January 30 thru February 17.  I will announce the three winners on February 18.  All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and a way for me to contact you. So simple, I can't wait for you to stop by.

Prize One: An altered rouge compact titled: "Winter Skates"




Prize Two:  4"x4" Hanging Collage titled "Home on the Range"





Prize Three:  An ATC card titled "On the Map" (perfect for this event!)



Remember to leave a comment and a link to your blog so I can visit.  Thanks for stopping by, it's been a pleasure to meet you!!!!!!  ♥♥♥

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

In The Studio


Valentine's Day is just around the corner, what do you do to celebrate?  My hubby and I will leave cards and candy for each other and in the evening we'll go out for a romantic dinner.  When my kids were young I  liked to help with the Valentine parties at their school.  One year a barbershop quartet suddenly appeared in the doorway of the classroom, kids started to giggle, my daughter led me to a chair and I was serenaded by these wonderful men.  I couldn't believe it, my hubby had pulled off a great big surprise and the kids never said a word about it.  I have the sweetest family ever!!!!!!  ♥♥♥