Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Advice from an owl....

... Stay focused
   ... Trust in a wise friend
      ... Be observant
         .... Life's a hoot

  I had the owl drawer pulls for quite some time and it came together with the metal owl on this shelf made from the other side of the shutters I picked up at a tag sale.  Good friend told me my art tends to be very dark {browns, blacks and such} so changed it up with lime green.  The metal hinges and the metal owl on the right were enhanced / colored with alcohol inks.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

On to next project....

.... Craft show was yesterday - - weather was surprisingly wonderful.  On Friday, there was an absolute deluge as racks  tables delivered to site.  Thanks to that snafu, my assigned space was encroached on by those beside me.  Was supposed to be 12 x 12' and my neighbors left a small oddly shaped area barely 6' wide.  It was all good though because reassigned to an area along main walkway and it was shaded for the majority of the day.

Did complete a  last minute creations - picked up a set of small window shutters and converted one to a shelf.    Received positive remarks....but not sold.

AND should you see an item listed, I can now accept Paypal payments.

Monday, April 11, 2016

My Home is My Castle...

... and it all started with a piece of wood I found in a puddle near the pond.  After some scrubbing with a steel brush, a few hours in the oven and then clear gloss spray it was ready.
It has the wording "My Home is my Castle" because of the little castle in the glass dome hanging on the branch - with a crown added on the branch.  The wood has heat embossed moss and then added the door and the sign...and the frog..and the dragonfly...and the wood button steps...and the bird nest...and the mushrooms under the branch.  There are some broken, colored shell pieces scattered about.  Added Jade plants and it is ready.  Might add moss later...not sure yet...Have not been successful keeping moss alive.

Friday, April 8, 2016

In the last three weeks...

... I have truly tried to stay focused.  That is my word for 2016.  With that focus, I have addressed weight {minimal loss}, exercise {at least 3 days a week of low impact aerobics} and creating / organizing in preparation for show scheduled for April 23.  Did receive a custom order - a first for me.  Found it difficult until the materials assembled themselves.

And then there are
other goodies.....
a garden fence {thank you Theresa !!},
another To The Beach on driftwood sign, another Love you to the Moon with buttons, a garden throne, and finished Magic Happens {had been trying to find a frame - and then realized it needed to float on an altered board.
 And cards....lots of cards.  Both incorporating photos along with mixed media creations.
Have one more mini garden to wrap up and then do a mock-up for the show.  Oh...if you see an item you just cannot live without - - do not hesitate to contact me.