Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The new year is almost here.....

Well, another year has just flown by me! I can not keep track and they say it just gets worse.

I have thought about what I should plan for my new year:

1. My promise to my kids is that I will TRY to be more patient .

2. My promise to my husband is that I will try to be more relaxed.

3. My promise to myself is that although I fall short of many of my intentions, it does not
equate failure.

4. My promise creatively is to try try try all the new things that I had on my list last year!!!!!

Have a great New Year!!!!

Talk to you soon,


Monday, December 29, 2008

As promised......

My yellow birds. I am in a bit of a bird obsession right now. I have two more little bird pieces and then I am on to something else. I have two visions in my head that I can hopefully put on canvas. They are a bit different for me and I think a bit more personal. I will keep you posted.

Well I am off to clean the kitchen and take the boys out to the park ( in December without their winter coats..... it is 55 warm degrees here in MD !).

Talk to you soon,


Sunday, December 28, 2008

What a Holiday!!!!

Well, we have been busy busy busy. The boys were sooooo excited for Christmas. I think this year they have been the most excited ever. My oldest is 8 and he is so cute, he found one of Santa's coat buttons in the hall . He is saving it in his " treasure " box. I have an entire week of putting together endless lego sets. The weather in Maryland is so strange.... it has been oddly warm and balmy .... not that I am wishing for snow , but it just does not seem like the Holidays.

In between my lego building , I am working on some new pieces. I have some dedicated to a shop in Florida and some for my favorite local spot " The Muse" and yes , some will go on etsy. I better get busy! I hope you all enjoyed your Holiday !!!! I should have something new to show you very soon!!!!

Talk to you soon,


Friday, December 19, 2008


This is a new chunky collage. I just took it to my favorite shop "The Muse" here in Frederick. I will have more originals online for the new year.

Talk to you soon,


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

So many things.....

These days have been strange. These months have been strange. There is so much going on in the world it becomes a sponge that drains you of all energy. Everyday something more outrageous is in the news........ it is almost like the world has become one of those crazy TV shows that I can not seem to follow or understand ( and thankful that I do not!). So many things weigh heavy on the shoulders of soooo many. I want to take joy in these days..... carry the spirit of this holiday to all the other days beyond it. I want to take the penny I might have and share it. I want to WANT to do this. I want to believe that perhaps there is magical moments left in the world. I want to not worry that the Chaos around us will permeate into our little home. I want to believe that the future of my children will be bright. I want to believe that in a strangers hand we might find hope. I want to pull faith from my heart and follow it.

I want to breath and feel relief..... I want to sigh in content and believe in tomorrow.

Join me.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

For a Friend.....

This is a new collage I have done for a good friend. I hope to deliver this to her this week. My scanner once again cuts off everything ( Santa are you listening!!!!).
Talk to you soon!

The days are just zipping by!

This is a picture of a collage I am doing for a family member. It is of Nubble Light in Maine. Our family just loves Maine and this is a special spot. My scanner cut 1/2 of the collage off so use your imagination. I might add , it is not quite finished .

So , much to do. I am always late in getting out Christmas cards. After a zillion shots in front of the tree...... We decided to use a picture from November ! I sent them to Walmart ( not organized enough to to an online site.) and went to pick them up yesterday ........ and they were out of paper. They said they might have them ready by Wed.! So , my cards will be late as usual. My site has been pretty quiet so I have been working on some new things , but I do not feel the rush to get them finished ..... kinda nice.

Have a great day! Talk to you soon,


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Something new.....

This is a new piece I just finished. I am working on some more chunky canvas pieces and should have some updates soon. Where has December gone??? I hope you are all enjoying your Holidays thus far.
I started a tradition a few years ago...... although not original it is fun! For the last 12 days of Christmas little elves ( me!) deliver presents ( dollar store, socks, candy) under the tiny tree in my sons room. They rush in every morning to say " Look what the elves brought today!!" I get just as excited as they do to tell you the truth.
Talk to you soon!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

It was a hit!

The birthday was a hit. He did not even notice that he did not have a blaster gun..... we had plenty of nerf guns that worked . We topped of the night with Pizza and macaroni and cheese ( his fravorite . This is not a typo this is how he says it). Instead of cake ( which he has had last weekend and he will have Sunday at his party) we had sundaes !
Now ...... I have some handmade gifts I am making for my family. I am curious about what you will be making this year ?

Friday, December 5, 2008

The hunt is on.....

Today is my little guys Birthday. He is not so little anymore and is 6!!! I can hardly believe it. He is my guy that is entertained by a mere cardboard paper towel holder, I love how creative he is . So ........ being that he has a December Birthday, I do not want him to feel overlooked. I was on a mission to find the Clone Wars trooper helmet ( that has a voice changer ) and the clone wars trooper blaster ( Moms with boys this age , you know what I am talking about and how very important these two things are to becoming the best clone warrior possible!!!!) . The kicker in all of this is that I wait until the morning of his birthday to go shopping! I have gone to 2 Walmarts, Target, K-mart and Toys r Us. At the last store I found the helmet but no such luck on the blaster . Lets cross our fingers that Santa will come through!

So at ever store I put money in the Salvation Army bucket ( 4 stores). At the last store I quickly walk by , and the attendant at the bucket says " Hey lady , Thanks alot!" and then he smirks and says " You have a nice Christmas too!!" . How is this possible when I have given at all the other stores..... I even gave dollars to one. Is there sense in the Universe???

I am going to take a deep breath and realize that everyone is under pressure and in the end does it really matter if my guy gets a blaster......... he will have a full belly , a warm bed and lots and lots of hugs. To me that is the perfect gift.

Talk to you soon,


Thursday, December 4, 2008

New little birdies....

This is a new collage in my etsy site. Although it is winter my heart seems to be stuck in the spring. I love the calico birds. It was fun to glue together all my little scraps to make one piece. I think I will do some more of this in some upcoming things.
Talk to you soon,

Monday, December 1, 2008

What..... there are two!!!!

This is not the greatest picture , however it is off my two mini collages in one matte. I hope to upload a better one for my shop.

(This was a quick one!)

Talk to you soon,


I just added this little chair collage to my shop. I have another to post tomorrow, however my pics were not good so I need to retake them. I have 2 original canvas collages to finish up and then I will be posting some photo prints later in the week. My pouches have been sitting just waiting for me to get a surge of creative energy ........ however nothing. I like to have them sit where I can see them and perhaps it will just come.
We had a great Thanksgiving. My kids, nieces and nephews ( a total of 7 from the ages 2-9 )all went bowling , roasted marshmallows in a fire and watched movies. A great time had by all.
Now on to Christmas. I started putting up decorations ..... My kids think that elves come in the middle of the night and place everything everywhere. I started this many years ago, because my son is very particular about where things go, and he believed that the globe snow balls and ceramic Santas would be great in the middle of the floor!!! Now that the elves magically place things..... he does not dare move them. The elves are Santa's friends so no need to upset them.
Plus the kids get so excited to see what new things appear ( the elves get a new decoration every year!) . Oh to be a kid again!!!
Talk to you soon,