Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Little green men
There is warmer weather today!
Look who showed up for tea and crumpets.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Chasing away winter

Okay winter... enough.

Looking for Spring ...and leprechauns.

Have you seen any?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I'm taking some time off from blogging.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Something from next to nothing

As I mentioned before, I like to take dollar store items and turn them in to something else.
Here's a pink stretchy knee high. I took scissors and cut the cuff off. I also cut thin strips of the rest of the knee that it made a round "0" shape.

Here's what I did with the cuff...a bracelet!!!

See!... what's great about it is that it's very light. I love to wear bracelets but sometimes they can get a little bothersome when I'm doing art. This feels like it's not even on my wrist.
And here's a little ring that I made with one of the stretchy "0" shapes. I just wrapped them around my finger to form the ring...and added a little felt flower.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Milo makes a friend


He's another one of my daughter's creations. No school today, and plenty of time for self expression.


Inspired by Em's post here, I created my own Saint Patty's Day version. The scent of melting crayons in the oven and wax paper under the iron, brought back memories of childhood.
You should try it!

Meet Milo
My daughter's new softie. I adore him. Just like the creatures that she makes out of clay...I love to see these "monsters" come to life in her hands.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

My art took an unusual turn today. I tossed around a few titles for this piece, but finally settled on Oppression. Past, Present or future...the chains continue to define and bind.

Moving onTime to pack up another holiday.
I enjoyed playing around with the themes of this wonderful holiday.

I'm not sure I'm ready to put away my vintage Valentines just yet.

But, I am looking forward to the greens of the next holiday..and the pastels of the one after that.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Sweet Valentine's Day
Sometimes you really do know yourself best...I planned my own perfect day...
I had a great day. I woke up early and had my first cup of coffee.
Then, I drove to my favorite bakery and bought some yummy goodies to share with my kids.

I stopped at the doggie store and bought Bentley some Valentine cookies.

Then, I went to a gift store where I bought myself this gigantic heart of candy.(The biggest heart I've ever seen) I also couldn't resist these stuffed cuties for my kids....yes they are too old for these, but I don't care...and it's a tradition that goes along with their candy hearts.
I look a little spooky here.

Then, I went to the florist and bought a single rose...(I prefer one rose to a dozen...actually, I prefer lily of the valley or freesia..but, alas...there were none)

and this beautiful birdbath planter.

Then I went to a little local town where there were ice sculptures on display. There were over 20, but here are a few...

I did a little shopping and ate lunch in a tea room...where I had creamy mushroom rice soup and a turkey and dill griller. Afterward, I had an amazing Almond Joy coffee steamer.

Here are a few of my Valentine treats that I bought myself...

I just LOVE this mushroom tote!!!!

Then it was off to the bookstore...I couldn't find the altered art circus:( ...and another shop where I picked up a few wardrobe staples.
Yeah...for the bargain books!

I came home and had a little photo fun with my daughter before she went out with her boyfriend.

You have to kiss a lot of frogs.....

After a quick change of clothes, it was off to dinner. I had shrimp cocktail, fillet Mignon with avocado... topped off with a few delicious Mango Passion martinis.

Here are my two sons looking ever so thrilled to be photographed.

My daughter and her boyfriend.

A perfect rose of a day.

There were only 2 things I didn't get to do...Vintage shopping and the fabric store...but that can wait for tomorrow.
Hope your Valentine's Day was super sweet!

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