Friday, September 28, 2007


I just put up a new painting on! It's on ebay as well too.

Have a good weekend!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

The big reveal!

I have been talking about this and talking....and now the big reveal! Aren't you excited?

I have been cleaning up the room where I create. It is hard since it is in the middle of the house and the front door opens into it so it became a catch all area. It is also the computer room and I have my other table nearby so it is a place I need to keep organized.

So I got that cupboard and put all my stuff inside and it is now semi organized. YAY!

Here are some before and after shots.

Here's where I used to do stuff is on the floor - everywhere else was covered!

A while ago I moved some stuff and put a table in - I thought it would help and it soon became covered.

This is during the process - taking ALL my books out of the bookcase and PILING them anywhere and everywhere. I really love my books.

Here's the before

and AFTER!!

Cool eh?

I sorta HAD to move those books since we are gonna need heat SOMETIME this winter!Yuck!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Welcome to the Ball!

This is my little corner of the world and we don't do it too fancy up here! I have made this dress out of some vintage wallpaper and ribbon and a button.

This is a dress more like it! Wouldn't this be lovely to wear?

Does the guy come with it?!!

And of course my Daughter is here - dressed up and ready to party!

Have fun everyone! Welcome to the full moon.

Check out all the dresses at EB's blog - be dream play (

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Why I live here....

* No retouching and this is just the beginning of the fall show!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Some cast pics

Sean broke his ankle about 3 weeks ago ( only about 2-3 weeks left!) and Sarah drew a couple pics on the first cast.

Then we had to get another cast, since the first and second one were broke(!!) and this last one has been really good. I did a drawing on the side of it. He is a Bob Dylan freak - I mean FREAK! and I did this in pencil and then marker so it won't rub off.

He wants to save it when it comes off. Now tell me.... where am I supposed to put a CAST?!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

A poem....

Every Day

By Naomi Shihab Nye

My hundred-year-old neighbor told me:
every day is a good day if you have it.
I had to think about that for a minute.
She said, Every day is a present
someone left at your birthday place at the table.
Trust me! It may not feel like that
but it's true. When you're my age
you'll know. Twelve is a treasure.
And it's up to you
to unwrap the package gently,
lift out gleaming hours
wrapped in tissue,
don't miss the bottom of the box.

Just tryin to not miss the bottom....

Monday, September 17, 2007

Some teasers...

I am in the middle of Artsy mama's sweet and sinister swap with Amy. I am having black and white circling my brain! Almost there but I don't want to spoil it if Amy checks in here so I will post some glimpses!

I will post the whole thing when I know she got it.

well, back to it!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Still pluggin away

Isn't that pretty? These are Kay's - Hi Kay! We were there on Sat for a reunion and then Sunday Sarah and I went to town for groceries - but we had to use those McDonalds coupons!

I got busy yesterday and moved some dressers around and then moved all the summer clothes away. And the cupboard is together but now I have to figure out where to put it! There is so much other stuff to go through that I don't know where to start! Uhhh....

So I will go now and try to think some more so I don't have to move things 3 times!

Pictures to come!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Etsy Update

Just a short one today... I got my organizing stuff yesterday via UPS and I'm rarin to go! I got a 5 drawer wheely thing and a cupboard. So hopefully I can get some stuff in them and clear out some of this mess! YES - and then create. Cool!

The last couple days have been hot! Not like sept at all. It's supposed to cool down next week, but I think some time in the hammock might be in order after I work today - what doya think?

I managed to post some more items to ETSY last night after it being so slowwwwww that I was gonna punch something! It is so frustrating! Anyways, I waited.... and around 8pm it started working. Here are some shots.

Some buttons and old bingo chips.

Gotta go!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Altered tag swap

Wednesday already! Holy. Hope everybody had a good weekend. I went to an auction sale on Sat - nice day but I didnt want to spend it all day there! But there was so much stuff and the things I was waiting for- of course were near the last. We went for a drive on Sunday and that was nice. Got some new macs! (Apples) and had to get some fudge. We stopped at a few yard sales and didnt get a thing! Monday Sarah came home and we went through all her clothes and school stuff and the day was good.

She started school yesterday and likes her classes ok. As much as you can like them in Grade 10. Homework already and in English.

Yesterday I attempted to clean out my shed - which someday is going to be my work area - HA! Seriously - that is the plan, but if you saw the pics and NO I am not gonna show them here till the AFTER pics, you would laugh too. It is so full of supplies, that I can hardly move! I made a dent in it yesterday tho and got rid of a bunch of cardboard I didnt need and sorted some things. I need room out there so I can move stuff from the house. Neverending! I have cut back on bringing more home - sort of - and need to get this organized so I can have room to work. Sound familiar?

I finished these tags up this morning and now I have to finish a collage and then ebay this afternoon.

This girl liked ocean themes, sci - fi and halloween. so I made a tag for each!

And then a little extra one too.

Artfest registration opened yesterday! I am so excited- I put mine in a while ago and can't wait to see what happens. Anyone else going?

I'm also working on the sweet and sinister swap put on by artsy mama and I am excited about making things for that.

I'll keep you updated!