Tuesday, April 19, 2011

*** UnuSuAl SigHtiNg!!! ***




Did a little work in the art room lately!!! First of all, the top of my desk is white! WOW! Been so long that I forgot! :( I also got another table to add as an extension. You never know when the mood will hit and you need a lot of space!




Hope everyone is having a creative week! I'm off to start a new project and mess up my desk!!!






Thursday, April 14, 2011

+++ Love Is Everywhere!!! +++

A fortuitous find??? A sign from up above??? What do you think? While out on a walk, I looked down and happened to find this 'heart' rock staring up at me! Well, I think it looks like a heart and the color couldn't have been better! (Now at this point, you need to look past those little cracks that seem to be there on top!) Maybe love is all around us if we take the time to look! Here's wishing you all a wonderful day!! May you find your own "love" stone today!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

~~ Ready to Set Sail ~~

With warmer weather quickly approaching, I wanted to create a fun piece for the whimsical sailor in you! Are you ready for a day at the beach??? I have been working on more jewelry pieces, after all, I LOVE to accessorize!!! I could definitely use a little beach time about now! It is really heating up here in the Valley and the snowbirds are flying back north! This is always a rather sad time down here, because those of us who live here year round know what lies in store for us!!!! AAAHHHHHH!!! Heat attack!!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Oh, the Wonderful Weekends!!!


I just LOVE the weekends! Whether they fall on Saturday and Sunday, or whatever they are as my schedule permits!! They are time to play!!!


I had a fantastic time last Saturday at a local art shop! I had never taken a soldering class, so this time I jumped in and had a blast! We learned how to cut the glass pieces first, then it was on to 'building' our houses!!! The papers used were from our own personal stash - gee, I bet you wouldn't have guessed that from the papers I chose! (you can check those papers out above!)


So, let's see, tools assembled and supplies ready to go! Put on your hard hat and away we went! Cut, tape, piece together, all assembled, ready, set, SOLDER!!! WOO HOO! No burns! Close calls, though!!! Finished it up, put on a little polish, gave it a good 'spring cleaning,' and here it is! Ready to move in!!!


So, what is in the works for this weekend??? Well, more of those wonderful empty pages to fill, but first it is off to lunch with a girlfriend from high school!! She is in town for a long weekend and I haven't seen her in a year! She is a twin sister from another mother, we were born a week apart, and whenever we get together, LOOK OUT! I hope the Valley is prepared for the nonsense we have in store!!!


What are you doing this weekend???

Thursday, April 7, 2011

** The Power of an Empty Page... **





I've been 'offline' for awhile... Needed to catch my breath, focus, get some movement going...

I will get there!


I found that a cheap sketch book, blank pages, and a little bit of this and that from my desk, can help make life so much better! Thank you, empty pages! You heal me with your endless opportunities!!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

~*~ A Wee Bit of MerriMent ~*~

Just peekin' in from the Renaissance Festival!! Welcome Lords and Ladies!!! There is merriment to be had here!! Huzzah!!!!!

You can check out your family tree here! Yep, there we are! Our roots go deep!



We danced a little jig with these fine fellows from Jolly Old Ireland!


Well, 'shiver me timbers!!!' Is it Capt. Jack Sparrow on a little break from the Pearl???






A quick stop in The Boutique to see what the ladies will be wearing to the fine Festival!




Oops, watch where you step...






And this guy, Cast in Bronze, I don't even know where to begin to tell you about him. Amazing! You can check him out at http://www.castinbronze.com/. You won't believe it until you hear it!







Our beautiful Queen with her bird of prey! Gorgeous owl!!!








What a happy tree! It looks like he could open his eyes any minute and speak! And you better listen when the trees start to talk!









Lovely buildings and beautiful gardens all around...











The Jousting Tournament is on!!!










And the day comes to a close in the shire... The merriment is over and another day will dawn with all of the excitement of the festivities and the buzz of the feasting, frivolity and fun!!! HuZzaH!!!!!











Friday, February 11, 2011

*** Yep, a bit Nippy out There!!! ***




Ironic??? Even Mother Nature has a sense of humor!!
We saw this sight in front of a Methodist Church last weekend in Tucson, AZ! It was really quite beautiful!! People were stopping to take pictures and having a laugh over this! I just couldn't resist and wanted to get a shot of these crosses myself!
I hope you have a warm weekend! And if not, I hope you have a good laugh!! Happy creating!