Thursday, December 20, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Every year we make pumpkin people and each year the kids get into it more and more. I love the shapes of gourds and the colors are just glorious!!
Lastly, I hope everyone enjoys Halloween and be safe. Over the weekend we did go to a festive Halloween party and of course we dressed up.....here are the kids walking to the door. I love shots like this. Yes, I have two little chicks and our son is a headless horsemen....he didn't want to be a chick. I guess being nine, he didn't want to please his mama. He has a great costume though!! Yes, my husband and I dressed for the occasion too, he was a farmer and I was the mama chick....unfortunately we didn't get pics of us....maybe tomorrow. Again thanks for all your support.I will be out of town next week for an art show.....we've been debating on going or cancelling and we decided to just go, even if I don't have much product. I thought it would be inspirational and uplifting. So if you are in the neighborhood come on by and say hi!
The show is called, "From Our Hands" and its in Columbus Ohio. They have a few workshops and it should be a fun weekend....check out the website for more info http://www.fromourhands.com/ I will post soon, for now be well and take care!! smiles :)
Monday, October 8, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
I especially love jeans with crocs..you can find Angie's jeans and other great outfits at http://www.thatfunkyboutique.com/ She is so nice and talented. Thanks, Angie for the inspiration. I love unique things for my girls...I guess thats the artist in me~
Next I have a personal issue....I have begun running again. It so hard to stick to a routine, but I am determined. I feel more empowered when I go for a run and it releases the stresses of the day. I am struggling as a mom to break away and run for just an hour.....my husband is encouraging, but it is my own battle. So far its going well, but I am still struggling to find mom time. So far I am my running shoes have tallied over 10 miles.....I feel good and no injuries yet, but its only the first week. Wish me luck and and any advice would be great~ Our new puppy Finn lays by my shoes after I get home.....he feels my struggles LOL :) I love my new lime green shoes though....it's my new favorite color!!Take care and be inspired!! Smiles~Jackie
Thursday, September 6, 2007
On another note.....fairies are coming. Recently I purchased a fairy door and my husband lovingly installed it for our two little girls. Not really, but after all the drywall was cleaned up by me, he did admit it was cool...love you honey :)
Well I hope you enjoyed my whimsy for this evening , I must scoot back to work.....
Take care and hope all is well. Blessings~
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
So I will carry on.....our vacation was a great getaway. We went up north and spent a few days at our friends summer home. It was great. We boated, fished and cooked out every meal....which is fun because my hunny thinks he is a chef and goes all out. So I like vacation, because I get to be on vacation from cooking. Even though I love to cook, it's nice to have a break once in awhile :0 plus he is a great cook!! When we were noodling around we came across a roadhouse we had to try...the name said it all! Fat Jack's Roadhouse! So my husband had a break from cooking and we had some local food...delicious~plus the name :O) love it!!
The kids loved fishing and boating. Even though it was a bit overcast we made the best of it~ We only caught three fish.....I should say the girl's only caught three fish. We had a lot of fun makin' smores, swimming and just hanging out. We even taught the kids a game called "spoons" so it was a grand time....a much need relaxing getaway :)
Of course I had to noodle around the town and find treasures...quaint little shops and eye candy for me~
We also brought one of four legged children, our puppy Finnley. He actually turned one while we were on vacation. Finn had a wild weekend.....he went on the boat for the first time, fished with the kiddos and even caught some rays on a float in the pool~ he had a great birthday!
Lastly...before I bore you too much I will add a little creation I just did as a custom order for two little girls room. I added this picture...because "Nice Matters" and I wanted to thank you for voting for me...I was very touched. The love bugs were fun....I did a pink and lime green one....so I am thanking you for all the love...a love bug bite :)
I hope all enjoy the beginning of the school year and have wonderful labor day.....I will be posting soon. I did a swap with two amazing artist and cant wait to share my treasures that I received...plus I am working on a new project...entirely different then what I am doing, but I am loving it~take care and many blessings!!
Monday, August 6, 2007
When you cross into her world you will be amazed and inspired!
Back Porch Pickins ~Tonya
The Statue of Liberty
Colleen Moody~ A Seasonal Mood
Her art is of pure elegance.
The Inca City
Sam I Am Creations - Sandy When you look through her window you will see a grand experience. Her art & photos are breathtaking!
The Great Barrier Reef
Hop Hop Jingle Boo ~ Debra
Her imagination into her creations are endless, I love getting lost in her world~
Big BenPolka Dot Pixie - Jen
The Belize Barrier Reef
Her blog is a beautiful place and I'm touched that you tagged me :)
Well that was fun, I even learned a few things.....so many new wonders.
I hope you all enjoyed the tag! The idea behind this challenge is to to write the names of 8 friends in a unique way~ 'using the wonders of the world'. Tag 7 friends and the person who tagged you.
So if you have a chance get a history lesson and check out the natural wonders of the world~
So goodbye for now....
I will be posting some goodies soon,
I have been working on some custom orders and goodies for friends.
Take care and Enjoy the day~
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Sorry I haven't blogged sooner. My husband has moved his business , which he was at the same location for over 17 years. It was a tremendous task and I didn't see much of him for last three weeks. So daily tasks with the kids and the house have been a bit chaotic. I have had a few custom orders to complete, so the house needed a good cleaning......and no the cleaning fairies didn't come, darn! So things are slowly getting back to order.
Over the weekend we emptied my aunt's storage building.....whoa was it hot! My uncle, dad, husband and myself trucked downtown Chicago and went to a storage building my aunt had been paying on for over 20 years :O
She had not been down there and told us to get rid of everything. So not knowing what we had in store, we went down their with two trucks, a van and a car. Oh my Oh my......I think...no, I know, I was the only one that thought what was in there was great. It was filled with art books, pictures she drew and just a history of her life I did not know. She never talked about her love of the arts. She was an amazing artist~ truly gifted. I did receive her amazing talent as gifts when each of my kids turned one she drew unbelievable portraits of each of them. I am so in awe of these and will treasure these pictures forever. The storage building was filled with ads she had designed for Marshall Fields, sketch books of doodles and portraits....these are my favorites as I have a ton of doodle books of my own. She was a doll collector and maker too. I wouldn't have known she was a doll maker, but during the move one of the dolls broke. As I was picking up the pieces, I saw her name engraved into the porcelain. I think my mouth dropped in admiration. The detail her dolls had were just captivating. An art I don't know well, but I will appreciate now forever~ I wont ramble too much, but at the end of the day I was in tears. To see her life as a phenomenal artist, I am just grateful to use some of her things. I brought home some art books, an art table and many drawings that I will cherish. I also have a few dolls that she made and have a new appreciation for the art. I think she will be happy to know that it will be preserved and carried on. If I can be a tenth of her talent then I will be blessed. She is a great artist and I am grateful to have her in my life!!
To another great artist, my friend Mica from Garboodles is hosting a Vintage Kitchen Swap.....I wasn't quite sure about this with all that is happening at my house, but I decided to join. My swap partner is great and her blog is just fantastic. Go check her out at http://faeriewindow.blogspot.com/. Lori is super nice and I can't wait to send out her goodies!!
Lastly, another month has flown by and Glitter and Grunge will update tomorrow. Check it out and see the wonderful works of these amazing women. I have attached a piece I will be adding for the month of August. Its a new birthday line. Its customized pieces for any ages. And yes, we should celebrate every year, no matter what age!! The two I am posting is one for a new baby boy, with airplanes, stars and clouds which his little banner reads, "A Star is Born" and a sweet giraffe on wheels with a number one on it. Each can be customized and is a special keepsake. So on this birthday note, tomorrow I will be celebrating my oldest baby's birthday. It brings me to tears as he is growing up so fast. My baby is not my little baby anymore, but I do remind him he is still my baby~ So I will end this post with a wish, may your day be filled with joy and may your year be one of celebration!! Take care!!
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Monday, July 9, 2007
I also received my bunny swap goodies from Debra. I was lucky to have her as a swap partner. I love all the goodies she sent. THANK YOU! THANK YOU!! That was my first swap and I had so much fun!!
Take care and blessings to all!!
Saturday, June 30, 2007
Hello everyone! I hope everyone is having a fabtabulous weekend. I have a couple of things happening this evening, so bare with me :) my head is spinning with lots of thoughts. Tomorrow is the grand re-opening of the website I am apart of http://www.glitterangrunge.com/ Missy has done an amazing job and my hats are off to you....you rock! I have added three pieces for sale and one is up for an up coming auction I am apart of. It is for an artist/mom whose beautiful daughter recently lost her battle with cancer. You can read her story and eulogy (very touching) and hopefully bid on a piece and know its going to such a good cause!! I will post more details closer to the auction, but I do believe the auction will be sometime this month. Here is the blog of the family's journey. Please check it out and say a prayer for the family in this grieving time http://iva-and-family.blogspot.com/ The above picture is my piece for the auction. Its a sweet angel on a container box. She is sculpted out of paper clay. She is painted and distressed with pinks and creams. She is holding a tiny blue bird and the box reads, "Soar My Angel". She is just over 8 inches tall and has a paper glittered hat adorned with a pink crystal. She also has her pink boa wings and is guiding her new angel for her departure.
Lastly, but not least at all...... please check out http://www.glitterandgrunge.com/ and look at all the great artists. The site should be spectacular. Here is one of the pieces I did for July. I must log off for now so I will leave you with what is in my heart......hug you loved ones and hold them tight :) Blessings to all.
Monday, June 25, 2007
Friday I shipped my bunny to it's new home. I hope my bunny swap partner enjoys the little guy.
I will post a picture when I know she receives it! I wouldn't want to spoil the fun!!
On another note over the weekend, I went to an auction I usually go to on Friday nights....I know I'm pretty boring. This is so fun and hardly anyone knows about this great little place or better yet they probably have better plans for a friday night :O, but I think it's spectacular! You get really great stuff for a steal.....furniture for almost nothing. I picked up an Amish armoire/hutch for only 25 dollars, yes I said only 25 dollars!! What a BARGAIN!! Its going in my little studio....what a great find!!
I also picked up a ton of old sheet music (about thigh high) from the 50's for just 5 dollars. I always find fun stuff!! My husband knows I will not come home empty handed :) Well I will post soon but for now have a great day!