Saturday, March 28, 2009

It's The Day I've Been Waiting For

I received a copy of the new Somerset Memories. My project on page 8 is my first published work. Hopefully the first of many! If you're checking me out for the first time leave me a comment and say hi!

As promised here are some pics of my newly organized work area...

I just love to see where other artist work don't you?

Have a blessed week.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

A Random Ramble

A few weeks ago I posted pictures of a black wire dress form with a tag dress. I had used all kinds of different paper. The last two days I've been busy making tags for a Prima project I'm doing. I'm using the same dress form only it will be painted cream, distressed, and I'll be using all of these tags that I made using all Prima papers. I also used stamps by Character Constructions. Here's another shot.

Today I was out and about and saw this gigantic ring. I had to have it. I paid the $6.00 to the teenager at the register, ripped off the price tag and put it right on.

I met up with my husband later and he noticed it immediately saying, "what's with the ring?", lol.

Last night we went out to dinner with my sister. Afterwards we dropped her off at my Mom's and my older son wanted to spend the night. It was my daughters turn to stay so she ended up letting them both stay. That meant my middle child who will be 4 in a couple of weeks was coming home with my husband and I. It's rare when we only have one of the three and it was enjoyable for so many reasons. He relished being with us all by himself. I worked on my tags while he and Dad went to see the 10pm showing of Race to Witch Mountain. We didn't know if he'd sit through it all but as it turns out he was a riveted popcorn eating angel. When it was time to go to bed we let him sleep between us. Once settled in I felt his little arm curl around my neck and he whispered, "you're such a beautiful girl". It was so adorable, I'll remember that forever.

This afternoon I decided I wanted to make a beef stew for dinner. I didn't have a recipe so I was trying to remember what all I've put in a stew in the past. I totally winged it and if I do say so myself it was my best ever! Last minute I decided to throw in a large chopped up sweet potato and a packet of Knorr vegetable soup mix. It put a really great spin on it.

I'm really excited, tomorrow I'm taking a jewelry making class with Lisa Guerin at Tangerines with my friend Valerie. I can't wait to meet her, I've heard wonderful things about her.

Well this is probably my longest post to date! Have a great week.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Vintage Metal Perm Rod Book

I knew when I saw a bunch of vintage metal perm rods that I would think of a use for them. I made a mini beauty book and tied it to the perm rod. It's not finished but I took a picture of it anyway. It's going to be one of three mini projects. I'll post pictures of the other two when I finish them.

I had an overwhelming urge to simplify my blog and pare it back to just things that I really want on it. Loading it up because of the infinite space is very tempting but I wanted a cleaner more uniform look right now. I'm not done yet, it needs some resizing and I might retake the picture because there's a glare on the glass in the photo. It's times like this when I ask myself, isn't it good enough? Can't you just be ok with it? With as many things as there are to do in a days time you'd think so but...

Sunday, March 8, 2009

I'm Danger Close To Being Organized!

In the last couple of weeks I've spent a good amount of time organizing my art space. Those of you who know me and have been to my home know that I don't have a studio per se, just an area at the end of a large room that we added a couple of years ago. I like it because I can still be with the family while I work. This 4 tiered wire stand is a 5 ft tall version of the one on my art table. These other things will be arriving this week and then my organization (ahem, and decorating :) should be complete...

These might even hold all the buttons I've collected over the years:

And I had to have two of these for my kitchen counter while I was at it...

I'll post pics of my newly organized area once I get everything situated. Finally, I have been having fun with some of the new stamps I bought from Catherine Moore of Character Constructions. Here is one of the paper dolls I made the other night while catching up on the Dr. Phils in my DVR.

Have a great week!