Friday, July 31, 2009

Almost there......

I have just a bit more packing and then of course ..... cleaning . I need to come home to a neat and tidy house with clean sheets. In all the chaos, I forgot to scan the artwork I just finished. If your in the Frederick area it is at the " Muse" .

Talk to you in 2 weeks!!!!!!


Thursday, July 30, 2009

Pendants and new art..... oh my!

Thought I would give this pendant thing a try. It was fairly easy and quick. I really like how they turned out. These are headed out to a shop , however I will have more for my etsy store after my vacation.

This is a huge canvas I just finished. It is headed off to my brothers office.

Well I am leaving for a much needed vacation this Saturday and I will not be home for 2 entire weeks!!!!! I will give you one last post after this and then I will have to update you when I return.
Talk to you soon,

Monday, July 27, 2009

A few movie reviews......

My husband and I watched " Miss Potter" with Renee Zelwiger last night. Although it was slow ( we did not start it until 10:30) I thought it to be quite charming. It is about the life of Beatrix Potter and how she came up with all her little tales.

I turned to the Hallmark station , as I do every Sunday morning , to watch Little house on the Prairie reruns as I sip my coffee. Today I woke up much later than usual , and found the series by author Janette Oke...... I think it was called the Love Saga. I know the name is cheesy, and the story a bit predictable and corny...... however I just loved it. They had a marathon all day. I watched a bit in and out ..... while I did the dishes, cooked , cleaned, etc. ( I spend alot of time in my kitchen I am finding). It reminds me of " Sarah plain and tall" or the " Anne of Green Gables " series. I found it to be quite refreshing and wished that perhaps I had a little house in the prairie myself!

I have 5 new collages in the works and will show you pics in a few days!
Talk to you soon,

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Oh those little boys........

Thought I would write a quick post..... no pictures . It is rainy here so I might get some art work finished later .

I have 2 boys that I adore ....... they play hard and on clear days they are outside until I have to drag them in! Yesterday I heard the basement door open. They had come in from playing outside with the neighborhood pack of friends ( all boys). I had gone to the stairs to check on them making sure they were o.k. and to see what they were getting into. There it was.... the smell. If you have boys you know what I am talking about. It is the sweet smell of " Dirty boy" . If they are in a pack it becomes overwhelming. My nose was telling me that there were more than just my two.... I prepared myself .... I took a deep breath .... and down I went. There they were , just 4 , however the room was in a huge bubble of that smell that follows little boys knee high into summer. How do I describe this....... it is like the wind only after it was dragged through a swamp. Although you would not make a perfume out of the stuff, I do treasure it. It is the sent of their age and at this rate...... it will be gone only too soon.

Talk to you soon,


Friday, July 17, 2009

phewwww its over!

Here are some examples of my summer camp kid's work. They all did a great job. They have decided that they all hate glue! We worked with soooo much glue ( after all it was a COLLAGE class !) . You will always have one child that refuses to do anything you ask and is finished in a second...... all and all the class went well. I am just exhausted!!!
For the most part I did no creative work of my own this week..... and I really miss it. I have a bunch of ideas swimming around , and I am recharged and ready to work. I am sure to have some new things soon to show you.
Talk to you soon,

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I am so in need of a cup of coffee.....

I think I should just start injecting it directly. I have been teaching my summer camp at the local community college. I wanted the morning class, so the kids ( and myself ) would be full of energy. However, I have the afternoon class....... and everyone is tired. I usually have a little coffee break myself around 3:00..... since my class I have to wait until 5:30 and my head is throbbing. Do you think I have a little caffeine addiction???

Anyway, the class is going well...... after this week I am mentally available for my creative life.

Talk to you soon,


Saturday, July 11, 2009

Some new things.....

These are in my etsy shop right now for a limited time only. Go see!!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Time is just buzzing by.....

I have had a busy week and have neglected my little blog. I am gearing up to teach my summer camp at the community college next week. I hope the kids will enjoy the many projects I have planned..... you never quite know .

I took the boys to Hershey Park ( theme park around .... you guessed it chocolate!!!) yesterday. They had a blast. Thank god my brother and sister and law came to ride on all the big rides with the kids that I am too chicken to get on!!

I have some new things to show..... I will post pictures tomorrow. I have added nothing to my shop and since sales have been sooooo sloooow, I have not had motivation to add much. I am doing well in the stores, so that has been where my focus has been. I will recharge after this coming week.

Talk to you soon!


Monday, July 6, 2009

Little peeks........

Well, the summer has been busy! I feel like I am behind before I even get started. Once my summer camp is finished next week , I can breath a sigh of relief. The boys had a blast on the 4th. My little guy broke out the tie for the occasion........ I love his little tie.

Here is my collection of vintage spoons in my very own silver baby cup.

A little peek at some things in the works. I love using warm gold tones.

This gets me thinking of our vacation ahead. I can hardly wait to finally just relax!

I have shells along my window ......... I think it is good Karma.

Talk to you soon,

Friday, July 3, 2009

I am not sure what I will do with this one. I had some canvas board from a class so I did this on one of them. I will either put it on etsy as is ...... or try to put it in a frame of some sort.

One summer camp down and one more to go. I feel like I can not start my " relaxing " summer until I get these projects off my plate. I think this will be just in time for summers end!

Enjoy the Holiday!

Talk to you soon,