Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Floral Arrangements for Ann

This is a dinning room arrangement I had made for Ann earlier this summer. It suits her personality because she is a very sweet elderly lady. Her husband passed away several years ago and she never remarried or had children of her own. As time goes on I can see how this could be my future.
Ann recently suffered a small stroke and is making amazing progress. Her nephew is a good man and takes care of the things she needs. If he didn't I know I would.

I stayed and chatted with her when I delivered the items I did for her on Tuesday. Where I appreciate the job. I'm thankful to have such a wonderful customer. Ann feels like family. A dear sweet Aunt. So in addition to my being able to make her happy with what I create. I think she also appreciates the gift of time I spend with her.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Snow Shoe

It was a Creative Saturday. Deb, Vikki , Kim and myself got together to make Marie Antoinette paper shoes like the ones seen in the Somerset Magazine. I have yet to finish my other one that I started. Any way I had all this stuff I didn't use from other winter projects. What a great way to use them up making a Marie Antoinette snow shoe. There was much laughter with some sweet treats and coffee. I think it is safe to say that the ladies enjoyed making the paper shoes very much.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Gothic Arch Challenge ~ Stars

I've been wanting to do these challenges for awhile. So in addition to the Star theme. I challenged myself to do it in an hour. For those of you that know me personally you know what a challenge that was. My other inspiration for the sentiment was my husband. After all he really is my shinning star. Here is the link so you can see what other artist did at Gothic Arches.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Lighter Side of when Life Happens...

Front Cover
Just above the bow it says dream big.
Back of cover

When we are making other plans. And life keeps on proving these word to be true. Yesterday Deb and I had one of our Creative Friday's. We had plans to work on our 6 x 6 Cake swaps the Marie Antoinette Art group. We need to make 10 fronts and something nice on the backs.
Images were printed up, supplies all packed to come over to my place, movies to watch, wine to drink, meals planned. This is going to be really good. The plan is to get these mostly done.
All but one very necessary item made it's way over to my house.
Deb's yummy suit case of ribbons and lace.
That's okay "Life" we'll make other plans. Not a problem.
Let's kick in plan "B". Wait! What's plan "B" gonna be?
We'll make something else with what she does have with her.
And I can contribute to whatever she may need.
Deb came up with a neat idea of over the top covers for our
own Art Journal Books.
I already had 6 x 6 pre cut mat board that we gessoed and painted them.
And we were off. We used K&Co. paper for the insides.
Deb went with a Marie Antoinette theme.
So Beautiful in pinks and teals with ribbons, and crystals, glitter.
A must see.
It's good to be flexible. And the day was a great success.
Brunch cooked by Chip kept us going as did the Java Juice.
Thank goodness Deb brought some creamer.
Old movies like Tarzan, and Cheaper by the Dozen kept us entertained.
"Rally" they did.
Chip got us some cinnamon donuts from the cider mill.
Deb also brought Lemonaide Ice Tea. That was great!
And I finally saw the new movie of Marie Antoinette.
I was torn between creating and viewing. What a visually beautiful movie.
Talk about over the top. Oh my Goodness!
A quick yummy dinner consited of Ova-lemona chicken soup and with pocket sandwiches. Loaded with Chicken, feta cheese, monetary jack cheese and clamata olives,
topped with plain yogurt.
Then it was back to the project and some wine and another movie...
You've Got Mail.
A favorite of both of us. Neither of us ever tire of seeing it.
So there you have it another Creative Friday!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Teapot Jewelry

Just added some bead charms (above photo)
Picture below is without and a shot of the earrings

For fun I made these today. Pewter teapot pieces, swarovski sphere bead, colored crystal glass beads and a little wire wrapping and there you have it; Teapot earrings and a co-ordinating bracelet. Hmm who should I give these to? Maybe some one who loves tea. I know someone that loves tea. Or maybe I should put them in my ETSY shop? What to do...what to do? I'll just table that for now. I can figure it out later.

Assembling all this teapot jewelry makes me want to enjoy a warm cup of tea. Why don't you join me and make a cup of tea with me.

Monday, November 2, 2009

A Place For Stickers

Is there a place for stickers in our Altered art? I have to admit I'm not a big fan of stickers. But I do like the metalic ones as accents. Here is a sneak peak of a project I'm working on for the Mad Tea Party mail art group. I don't want to give it totally away for my PIF partner. (who is yet to be determined.) But what I do like is how the gold stickers I selected to use on this tea cup and saucer look as if they belong. So maybe some stickers do have a place after all.