Monday, April 19, 2010
What better way to kick start a week than with a cheerful, yet easy card. While this is made as a birthday card, it could easily be used for all sorts of greetings - from "Just Because" to....Mother's Day (which will creep up sooner than I think!).
Think I'll whip a few more, but leave the greeting off so that I can have a few on hand!
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Just a quick post today to show you what I've been up to. This is a quick card for a friend of mine that I haven't spoken with in a while. I miss her and thought I better pop a card in the mail to let her know she was on my mind.
This is turning out to be such a wonderfully relaxing weekend!
Friday, April 16, 2010
I think I mentioned that Dave brought me a couple nice buckets of tulips over Easter weekend. Aren't they pretty? They were starting to fade when I took this picture, but I still like it. Now they are out in the front corner of the house, planted, so that we can enjoy them again next year (hopefully!)
Thursday, April 15, 2010
I finally took the opportunity to take a quick snapshot of my latest painting. I finished it at the end of March. I've been working on it since August, so I'm glad it's finally done (I get really tired of looking at the same time week after week!). It's a four panel painting - each panel one square foot. Currently they are hooked together with a panel board and some screws. I have plans to frame them separately before hanging them on the wall, slighly askew. so they aren't "square" with each other...We'll see. I haven't tested to see how it'll look (since they are still hooked together).
Happy Friday tomorrow!
I plan to spend as much time as possible in the warm sun. I think we're also going to take a ride into a nearby town over the weekend and look at old buildings...dreaming of bigger, more awesome studio space!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
This is a TTV camera shot of my daughter walking in Assateague State Park on vacation back in 2005. I've been moving some photos from one drive to another and having a little fun looking through them.
Boy can I lose hours doing stuff like this!
Anyway, I pulled out this picture, because I think it will be a nice one to do as a painting while the studio I paint in is closed for the summer.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
During a 15 minute decluttering session (FlyLady buzz) in the backroom of my bedroom , I ran across the photo above from my honeymoon...
Well, that's all it took for me to trash the declutter session and run downstairs to the computer...because this (and others) brought back such fun memories, trampling through BC dust with my husband.
I guess I'll have to get back to decluttering later, but for now...I'm reminiscing.
Thursday, April 08, 2010
With all the warm weather we've been having, Yello Cat has decided her best perch as sundown approaches is atop this pizza box, under the warmth of the desk lamp. In this shot, she is snoring pretty loudly. I guess she got a little bored watching me work...I mean, who wouldn't? We both would rather be frolicing in the long grass!
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
I sold a couple items in my shop yesterday. I'm always looking for special ways to say thanks. The above is a pack of 3 x 3 speciality paper that I thought might be a nice way to do just that. I always strive to use ribbon and tie in a way that allows it to be reused....so I wrapped a foot each of two different ribbons that I had on hand. I also pinned on a little ribbon rose that I made over the weekend. I would be delighted to receive something like this in the mail, so I'm pretty sure she'll be happy too. It just whispers Spring, don't ya think?
Monday, April 05, 2010
I couldn't resist this picture. I was working from home and on a conference call. For some reason, my cat, Kinky, was intrigued with the work we were doing.
Really. Something caught...and KEPT...her attention.
For almost an hour.
It's really bizarre what interested her. She sees me on the computer ALL THE TIME (I work from home quite often) and has never been so interested in my activities...but planning for my trip and conference...
She found THAT interesting.
I wonder if she contemplated who might give her liver in my absense?
Or rather, did she notice an agenda item that might need adjustment?
My Corporate Feline.
Saturday, April 03, 2010
I made the above (more than one....a set of little purses for a swap recently)
These little jewels are big enough for a few chocolates or flashy baubles....whatever the budget, eh?
The swap centered on challenges for the Cricut. This one uses the "Forever Young" (for the purse) and Gypsy Wanderings (emblem and layers) cartridges.
My minds actually SPINS with all the possibilities of what can be done with these little treasures. Really...it's perfect packaging.
Somewhere in my youth I was taught that the PRESENTATION for a gift was almost as important as the gift itself. Like almost every lesson, I'm thinking it came from my mom...who coordinates EVERYTHING. Really.
You should see her little outfits. Her shoes, even her Keds Boat shoes, match.
Always. She is something else...
She still wraps stunning packages...Even on her meager budget....Really...She does.
Anyway...as a child, I would have drooled over a machine that simplified things the way Big Shot and Cricut do for me now.
Friday, April 02, 2010
Life just rushes by sometimes. Anyway, despite tumultuous delivery schedules at work, I have tried to calm my spirit with cute little projects....like the roses posted. Aren't they a cute adornment to a sandal?
I saw something similar on fashionable high hell sandals (heee hee. you read that correctly), but my daughter practically lives in flip flops during warm weather, so the first thing I thought of was embellishing her flops! Brilliant, eh?
So, that led me to next shots, which instead of crochet, uses 2" bright ribbon and 1/2 back pearls.
I REALLY liked the ways these turned out.
And a close-up of the rose.
So, there you go. Fresh colors. This should give her a little style for Spring.