Aug 26, 2011

It's Friday! Country Living Fair Sneek Peeks

 I received a wonderful surprise in the mail yesterday. Somerset Holidays and Celebrations Vol 5. And, I have a Christmas dolly inside! I was excited , as this is one of my very  favorite annual publications , filled with wonderful creations from every holiday, and I have been so very fortunate to be included  in all 5 of them!

 As promised here is a little sneak peak of one of projects I have been working on for the Country Living Fair.
 They are dolled up with all of my favorite things! Antique tin types, and vintage findings, Frozen Charlottes and more...

Yummy metal bezels , vintage clocks , lace... And filled to brim with time worn treasures from the past.



Aug 24, 2011

Face 11

Well I spoke too soon. LOL . As soon as I thought I was getting into my grove on my faces, the next few I didn't even feel comfortable showing. Sometimes if I am in a metal mood , it is hard for me to switch back and forth in the same day.
And, I have been working away on the metal goodies for Country Living Fair coming up here quickly. I can't wait to show some sneaky peeks of Country Living Fair goodies , the first of which will be Friday! YAY!

Aug 19, 2011

Day 10 A Face A Day

" Remembering ~ To Always Move Forward"

Happy Friday !
Well here I am at day 10.
I think I am  beginning  to hear my own little voice now , and am starting to follow
it :)
I gave her this title , because I remember the past because it strengthens me , but I try not to ever dwell
there ;)
Some Metal goodies will be in the mix next week (promise).
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
Ps: Thank you so much for all of your notes of encouragement for this project!! Both on the blog and privately. 

Aug 18, 2011

Day 9 A Face a Day

"Seeking"  Day 9
Just a quick little note and another Face a Day!
Next week, I hope  to have a couple of "sneak peaks" for some of all 
of the "goings on" here  around the studio  for Country Living Magazine Fair coming up!

Aug 17, 2011

 My little nest was empty for just a bit today , as it was the first day of back to school for Reagan. And, my Mason starts college next Monday Woot woot! He is commuting from home , so I don't feel that sadness , and nervous anxiety of little ones flying the nest,  that I felt with Jeffrey (yet, he still wants to go back to Japan next year lol). 

Reagan loves to collect these tiny nests when they have blown down abandoned. We find them when we are out walking or running sometimes. They are woven so tightly, and neatly.They are architecturally fascinating  , and if you look closely you can see all of the various "findings" the birds have used to pad there nests. It's quite an assemblage of found materials. No wonder we love them.

Day 8 "A Curious Day"
For Day 8 of A Face a Day, I have my version of Alice
when she drinks from the  bottle labeled "Drink Me" ,
"Tasting of cherry tart, custard,pineapple,roast turkey, toffy, and hot buttered toast" !

Yuck :)


Aug 15, 2011

Day 7 and a Note of Love

"Make your own path, Create your own journey"
Today's face is a girl again, but her message is dedicated to my oldest son today. As I was finishing her this morning, my son called me, and said that is injuries have gotten worse, and he didn't know how much longer he could endure the program (Navy Seal Training). This training is brutal, and we knew these reoccurring  fractures in his legs were big trouble , in the way of him achieving his dreams. His heart tells him one thing , and his body is telling him something else. But, if one door closes , God opens another, and I believe that is the truth. My love is with him , and I hope that he finds his path that he feels is "making a difference" so he says. It will come, sometimes we just need to quiet our minds of all of the negative , and "listen" harder for where our paths truly  lie.

"Make your own path, Create your own journey"....

Ps: Changed the song list up a bit to Kermit. Sorry for those who don't like muppets , but I used to sing this to him as a baby, and the message is still true :)

Aug 14, 2011

Day 6 and Stampaway Convention 2011

 Day 6 of "A Face a Day"
Acylics, Panpastels, charcoal, stamps, and vintage papers

This is the face for yesterday. I had finished sketching it out last night , but had bigger plans for it , and saved it to finish up today. I was inspired to do a witch after visiting my blog friend LuLu Kellog. She always has such wonderful Halloween pretties on her site, it got me totally in the mood!
Yesterday was the 19th annual Stampaway Convention Sale, and Mason agreed to take Reagan and I!
He had the day off for the first time in a while, (and wasn't busy with other things) and we convinced him to spend some Mom and Sis time. 
Unfortunately, as soon as he walked into the convention center , he looked around and said " There isn't a man in this building is there? LOL
Of course there were all sorts of Manly Hubbies that were vending , or helping while their wives did demos, etc. but his frightened  reaction was priceless.
Yes, I know it was a "stamp", and craft supply show. But, I know where to go for the vintage goods! :) There are always a couple of booths I can't count on for a vintage fix , while I'm there, and I was not dissappointed. I LOVED my doll! And, Mason carried all our loot, including my beloved doll head, around the whole time for us so we could watch all of the demos etc. I think he spent most of the time texting with his Iphone while we were busy, but he was a good sport about listening to all of our jabber about art supplies we HAD to have LOL (sweet boy).

New Doll Assemblage on PFATT
This little vintage girlie was just posted to my Pfatt page.

Aug 12, 2011

Day 5 and Workshop Fun

Day 5
Day 5 "A Face a Day"
Acrylics, PanPastels, Charcoal, stamps, Ranger Inks

Well , it became necessary to play hooky yesterday, just for one day, from "A Face a Day". It was for a good cause though, Workshops!                                         

We had a great time in both workshops. Lots and Lots of soldered little haunted houses. Oh, they were all so awesome! 24 awesomely creative ladies made wonderful art ,and then soldered them in a little house shape , and embellished with decorative wires, patinas, beads, and even some filigree.
I learned that I will NOt bring my Iphone as a camera again lol. Not because it doesn't take decent pictures, but it has a big pink case around it (so I won't brake it ), and it is hard to peel back little doohickey and take photo at same time ! The results? I took horrible pictures :( .  It will definitely be the SLR from now on.

 After that we quickly changed gears and in our next workshop, made Pumpkin Fairies galore!

Thank you so much ladies for making it such a very special day! In every workshop, I  enjoy watching everyone's creative spirits at work. It makes the day so special for me, to see everyone's creativity unfurl  :) I truly love it!

Pssst ,and oh and a little surprise! It has been a while since I have had any vintage dollies available. I will  have a new little Vintage Doll Assemblage listed on PFATT tomorrow! Yay

Aug 10, 2011

Day 4 and Getting Ready For Workshops Tomorrow YAY!

Day 4

"Good Morning"
Day 4 of "A Face A Day"
This little lady went through a couple of transformations, and I ended up digging quite a bit into my Pan Pastel stash. They are extremely addicting! I just love their softness, and blending abilities.
This is truly how I feel in the morning , however I admit that most of the year it is a yummy cold Diet Pepsie , or best of all a Coke Zero ,that gets me going :) We caffeine addicts understand one another no matter what our true love is ;) .
And here we go ! My tables are just a sea of little kits ready to receive their finishing touches (and chocolate of course :) and be loaded up into the SUV. Also on my table, lots of check lists, and drawn out diagrams for power chords and student stations for a room I have never seen! LOL.

Workshops tomorrow YAY!