Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Well, the stagnancy didn't last long, because I didn't let it. This was purely an impulse piece I did tonight. I was proud of myself because it only took two hours...I usually drag things out way longer than that, so in that respect I did something different. I am happy with everything about it, but believe or not, this started out in my mind to be a whimsical piece...ha! Everytime I try to lighten up it just doesn't happen...this happens. I am happy about the fact that it is not vintagy looking, and more art than collage, but I can't get a hang of that whimsy, and I am beginning to think I shouldn't try. At least the thought got me this far, so I accept this as progress. Does this happen to anyone else?
In my mind, I see this as deep and dark. How do you see it, do you see it that way? I would really like to know what you see.....It may help me accept what I am.
I always appreciate your visits, and I love your friendship and comments....always...thank you.

Monday, December 27, 2010


Yes, that's right. I am trying to get motivated again. The holiday was wonderful, but now I really don't feel like doing too much of anything, and feel like I should be doing something. I feel like I am in lazy mode, too cold to move these fingers, and everything else has slowed down too for me. I'm hoping it will pass.
I started these earrings before Christmas, and just finished them. I call them "Spunk". I love that bling and primitive combination, and it reminds me of a person who has spunk, who enjoys making a bold move. I don't know whether that makes sense, but it does to me!
Thanks for visiting and I love reading your comments. I haven't been the best visitor lately, and I am working on that.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


I want to take this time to thank all my friends here in blogland for visiting me this year, supporting me, and making my life so very special.

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and a beautiful holiday!

Sunday, December 19, 2010


These beautiful gifts were sent to me by a very new and kind friend, Karen. Isn't this pile outrageous?!!! I'm drooling over this stuff, and am dying that I have to wait for the holidays to be done so I can start playing with those felt pieces! I see a necklace in there for sure! I noticed Karen's great crochet and fiber work in the latest issue of Belle Armoire, and had to leave her a note, I just fell in love with her work, and Karen is such a great person, another sister artist that works straight from her heart.
Karen made the gorgeous felted bracelet in the top photo, along with all the balls and rope. She also decorted the candle, and made the adorable lavender sachet. Then she also sent gorgeous ceramic pieces made by her stepdaughter, they are really cool! And the sweetest gift is that large bubble looking stone in the top right corner. That is a piece of rutilated quartz that Karen says brings good health. I think I will carry it in my pocket as I go to Philadelphia today for testing tomorrow.
If you can, visit Karen's blog and etsy shop...your gomnna love it. She likes to show antiques and vintage clothes that she and her daughter like to shop for, and her daughter has an etsy shop with vintage clothing too!
The countdown to Christmas is on....hope you are all keeping up the pace! Thanks again for visiting.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


It has been crazy busy with the holidays and life stuff around here. I find myself so distracted if I sit at the computer, because I want to talk to all of you , and look at your shops, and blog, blog, blog, but I have STUFF to do, and time is running out! I did manage to get a small Christmas piece made, putting some things together that I like, a rubber stamp, spray ink, muslin, sari silk, thread, glitter, pretty papers, and warm thoughts.

Thank you as always for visiting! Hugs to all!

Sunday, December 12, 2010


It's hard for me at this time of year to make anything without some kind of sparkle. I loved this vintage rosary chain when I found it, and it just seemed so perfect with the beautiful faceted rock crystal, plus I love black, and don't use that much of it in jewelry, so this just seemed right. When I was done, they reminded me of the roaring 20's, the flappers, things flaying about, fringe on dresses, and dangly earrings that really swing.
My apologies to everyone for not visiting blogs as much...I have just been exhausted, and trying to catch up with home stuff for Christmas. I hope to be back on track by tomorrow. Again, I appreciate each and every one of you, and feel I am blessed to have your friendship.
Thank you all.

Friday, December 10, 2010


It is that time of year, right?...... Lots of wishing going on! I made this atc for a swap group on Paper Whimsy, the theme being doors. It was fun to pretend and imagine myself as the girl, and what I would be wishing for on the other side. As a girl, it would have been something pretty, clothes I would imagine that would certainly have to be the envy of my friends. As a woman, artist, wife, mother, daughter, and friend, I wish for love, peace, health, and happiness for all. Nothing else matters.
Thank you as always for visiting and your kindness.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


I made this bracelet recently as a representation of my faith, and what is important to me.
Yes, I BELIEVE in miracles.
The fish for me, and in Christianity, represents those who walk by faith, and not by sight. The briolette next to it represents the beautiful water, and the cleansing of souls. The beautiful shell comes from the water, and the other beads are made by friends who represent my path in life, LeAnn of Summers Studio made the large blue bead, and the green polymer clay bead came from my dear friend Esther Ramos.
For the past few months, thinking about my illness, and trying to keep everything in perspective, I see myself keep turning to my faith more and more as a source of strength. I don't usually share all of my thought process as to how I construct a piece, but this is pretty close. Each one always have significant meaning to it's parts, I don't share that often. But I am getting closer to showing you the real me.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


click on the pics for a closer peek!

Nothing like coffee, and er...tea with a good read, right? Just had to go for the coffee this morning on T Tuesday, and thought I would share a recent little journal I made for a swap in my art group. It is very small, so it is a quick read, and filled with positivity! Some fun little quotes , some fun little art, black coffee, straight up, and I am on my happy way(not!) to work!

Don't forget to visit Kimmie's blog where you can link up with all the other T Tuesday bloggers!

Thanks for visiting and taking a peek into my small happy little world today, and hope yours is too!

Sunday, December 5, 2010


I can't believe I forgot to show these goodies I found at the flea market last week! The pearls are not really very old, but I really loved the clasps so I had to take them. The smaller pearls have a nice aged patina to them. I am not certain what the flowers are made of, I think bone, they were a bit pricey, but had to have them, they are truly gorgeous. The best find of the day and the year are the vintage brass pieces ....the friendship hands and the buckle of some sort with rhinestones. My mind is swirling with thoughts of how I want to use these! The piece in between the brass pieces is a piece of victorian hair jewelry. I had never heard of this but my lovely vintage supply lady educated me a bit on the subject, if you are curious, just google it, and you will be amazed as I was. I was a bit creeped out, but that quickly turned into fascination, and I am sure to be using this braided remembrance in something unique!
The great fabric and laces in the background are from Lorraine Stobie of Creative Daily. We did a little exchange, and I was gifted with her beautiful fibers......I am happy!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

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Thank you to each and everyone of you who continue to inspire and touch me daily.......I am grateful.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Not too long ago I purchased MissFickleMedia's tutorial Turning Leaves, and really liked the shape and the resin work involved, so finally, I made it my own little way, and am very happy with the results. Truth is, I could find so many papers to put in these I could just keep doing this all day! Thanks Shannon, another new addiction!

Thanks for stopping by and visiting, I always love to hear from you!

Monday, November 29, 2010


The cough is still lingering from the darn cold that started over a week ago, so that called for pulling out the big guns, this honey I have that I think is so delicious , I eat it right out of the's okay, no one else uses honey here! Now the funny part of the story, the tea. I love this tea, and I buy it at the dollar store! I really really like it, and it's the one I have been using for almost 2 years, when I decide I want tea instead of coffee!
And the cup....that is a fav also! Bought that in Maine this summer in a a favorite kitcheny type store, and I loved the glaze and the color on the inside so much I had to have it, with matching bowls of ( for ice cream of course!) The best part here for me is that the cup doesn't have a handle, and I looooove wrapping my typically freezing hands around it, and feel the warmth spread through me.
Thanks so much for joining me on Tea Tuesday! Be sure to visit Kimmie, and all the other tea Tuesday bloggers!
Oh, and don't forget to visit Renate's blog today to continue the story of the round robin here!
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