Friday, May 30, 2008

Happy Friday

The other day I ordered minicards from Moo! It's a printing company based out of London. I read about them on Etsy and had to give them a try. They have a line of products that are ready made or you can upload your own images. On the back it says:

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I love them! You should check them out and place your order today! Fast turn around.

This past week I've had the sewing bug. I have this really cool new sewing book by Lotta Jansdotter called Simple Sewing. It has 24 easy projects with the patterns! I've made two so far. This reversible apron and a tote bag. I improvised once, other than that I followed the instructions to a tee!

Thursday, May 29, 2008


Ever feel so overwhelmed by everything going on in your life, that you just can't help but do nothing about it? That's where I'm at right now. Between buying a house, packing, moving, the stress of loan operators, underwriters, buying a car, and my studio all packed up, I wouldn't be surprised if I get another gray hair! Oh well, that's life, right? So instead of getting up to do my morning yoga and start packing again, I decided to make a new piece of art.

Two days ago I witnessed one of my poppies blooming. It was the neatest experience to watch this plant bloom into a beautiful flower! Since then, I've been taking a ton of pictures with my new camera and then of course playing with them on the computer. I wish I could just leave an image alone, but I always find myself playing with it until it is something very different. Must be the artist in me.

Well, I should really find something else to procrastinate the move...

Thursday, May 22, 2008

The sTriPeS Pillow

I sewed today! I've had this material for awhile now. And the pillow come to think of it. And even though we should be packing like rats, my hubby and I just needed to do something we wanted to do today. This whole house buying thing has been quite the rollercoaster ride and a break today was much needed. So while he played one of his new video games, I brought the sewing machine out and made a new pillow! Now I'm in the middle of a new apron for myself, but ran out of fabric, so I'm off shopping for now. Hope everyone has a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


My latest work is another watercolor on canvas board. A dragonfly this time. Did you know that a dragonfly symbolizes change, like the butterfy?


n. Any of various large insects of the order Odonata or suborder Anisoptera, having a long slender body and two pairs of narrow, net-veined wings that are usually held outstretched while the insect is at rest. Also called regionally darner, darning needle, devil's darning needle, ear sewer, mosquito fly, mosquito hawk, needle, skeeter hawk, snake doctor, snake feeder, spindle.

Dragonfly symbolism crosses and combines with that of the butterfly and change. The dragonfly symbolizes going past self-created illusions that limit our growing and changing. Dragonflies are a symbol of the sense of self that comes with maturity.

Monday, May 19, 2008


I can't help but play around with our new camera. It's small and so much fun!!! I love it!!!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

playful pups

This morning I visited a dear friend of mine who raises Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. They had their third litter of puppies several weeks ago and I've been meaning to get up there to see them.

Look Ma! I can fly!

...taking time to smell the, I mean dandelions...

...Distinguished...Like this?

Thanks Linda for such a wonderful time. The bread is amazing. I'm sure going to miss you. ♥

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Remember Sunday Breeze? Well, I finished the other canvas that I was working on and decided they needed to be together. =) So we have a diptych called Felicity, which is another word for happiness. Felicity is of two dandelions, one taller than the other. Felicity is part of my grass series and a spin off of Dandylion.
Did I mention last week that I have joined four Etsy Street Teams? I'm very excited to be a part of Interior Design Etsy, Visual Artists Street Team, ACEO Acetsy, and Gallery United. Gallery United just formed not too long ago. We had voted on a name and Gallery United it is! Now that we have a name, we'll be well on our way to promote each other and give support to our fellow artists.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Sending Love to my SiS!

Today my sister is graduating from Regis University with a Masters degree. I can't tell you how proud I am of her! I was going to be there cheering her on, but the weather has stopped me in my tracks. Nothing worse than changing your plans due to weather! Well, okay. There could be worse things, but I'm pouting right now so deal with it. =)

Anyways.... CONGRATULATIONS SIS!!!! I love you with all my heart and am definitely with you in spirit. I am SO VERY PROUD OF YOU!!!

All my love,


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Friday, May 2, 2008

my treasury + blu in progress

i've been learning how to make treasuries for etsy. and i don't seem to have the patience or tricks to get one up yet, so i thought i would post some of my favorites here.
Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade

i've really been wanting to paint all week! now it's friday and i only have one to show you! it's a work in progress. at least it's a start, right?

Thursday, May 1, 2008


Oh my gosh!!! I was in 2 treasuries today! Thank you sooo so much flandersfield and jewelry2love! I'll be going to bed with a HUGE smile on my face. =)

Etsy: Team Interior Design

The other day I became a member of Team Interior Design at Etsy! YaY! I'm so excited to be a part of this community filled with creative and brilliant etsians. A little overwhelmed but taking it in stride, I have a list of To Do's that I'm going down. I'm hoping to get as many tasks done today, but I have a lot on my plate. (Don't we all?) One of my favorite things to do is adding members to my blog. It gives me a chance to meet new people, check out their stores and read a bit about them.

Ever feel like working on the computer is more like fun than work? I get that way sometimes. When I am asked what I did for five hours this morning, I hesitate to say work because I am enjoying what I do and it seems kind of cliche in a way to refer to it as work if your having fun. Don't you think?

Well, speaking of "work", guess I better get to it!