Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Day At Laguna Beach

How delightful is this little girl playing in the waves

It was 85 on Sunday
I was looking for the unusual to photograph

The view from our favorite place to dine...Rockin Fish
This fountain had a beautiful turtle
Looking through a parking structure was a little treat of flowers
Loved finding this beautiful lantern
Blue umbrellas with the beach beyond
A wonderful sculpture table and chairs

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Having Way to much Fun

I wasn't feeling real great last night, so I crawled into bed early, got my tray out, a little water, a brush, watercolors and tags...I LOVE making these little birdies, you never know quite how they
are going to turn out
I did have to get up to get something...these called for a sprinkle of glitter
I'm going to be listing them on Etsy later today

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Love Lori Vliegen's blog and her class on Letters at Creative Workshop is great. In her blog she shows these birds from watercolor splots, or splats. I wanted to give it a try. So fun!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Etsy Sale !!

I just marked down my birdies on my Etsy, check it out!
Sale is through the weekend

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wool Birdie Pincushion

I had a chance today to add a tag and a needle holder to this pincushion
Took a drive up into the mountains. What a beautiful day
Close up of my bird...its made out of wool, it is my own design
I made a small needle holder the cover is raw silk, inside is wool felt
A little coffee stained tag
listed on my Etsy
Our vacant street, the yellow trees are spectacular

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sketchbook~Snowman Watercolor and Charms

I painted this snowman watercolor. Added lettering learned from Lori Vliegen
Thanks to Hobby Lobby, I picked up some charms, and some new epoxie, these are future Christmas presents
I played around a little more, adding more color then decided to ink it up
I love working in the Strathmore Mixed Media book, 40% off with coupon!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Pink Birdie Pincushion

Here is one of my little pink wool birdie Pincushion
A sweet pink metal vintage pin is added for a little glitz
I dye the wool myself to come up with just the right color of pink
A vintage spoon holds the lace filled pincushion, A little tag saying a "spoonful of sugar" was added. I'm adding this to my ETSY

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Snowman Tag

A fun little tag, I painted the snowman on a coffee dyed tag
for sale in my ETSY

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Mixed Media Painting

I painted this last year. Its fabrics, texture medium, watercolors, acrylics, vintage lace, old buttons. If you are interested I listed it on Ebay, you can find the link on my sidebar

Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Little Snowman Giveaway

Its been quite awhile since I've offered a giveaway. Here is a sweet watercolor I did. I will choose a winner on Saturday. Just leave me a comment.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Latest Spoon Ornament

A little vintage Christmas music,
a monogram on a vintage spoon handle
A sweet pearl/shell vintage button
A touch of lace
All sprinkled with glitter
This is the back. This would make a great add-on to a package for gift giving, or hand on a tree

Friday, November 11, 2011

Hand Painted Spoon Ornaments

After a two year break, I'm back at it again. Bending, hammering, priming, painting, glittering
I've had a thought...I'm wondering if there is enough interest in this big ol world for a "workshop", videos in the process and painting...I would do it over at Gails "Creative Workshop"
Let me know what you think...
Of course...I'd have to dig out the video camera, get my hair cut (lol) clear enough space on my much to think about!
I'll be listing these babies on Etsy

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Not all Artwork turns out!

The above is what I started out with...wrong paper, it wouldn't take watercolors at all
So, I am not one to like repeating myself, but I really liked the design
so, out came a watercolor pad.
I'm taking a great class over at Creative Workshop with Lori Vliegen
I didn't follow her instructions very well, but I will on another project

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Playing in my Journal

I've been wanting to improve my journal writing, so, visiting blogs, I followed what they did, so I could learn and have a page I could refer to
A little plain but I wanted to incorporate the word with the nest
Pen and ink...first I sketched with a pencil then used a micron pen and a waterbrush with pencils
I got this little book for $3 at Dick Blick, it doesnt take water very well, just having fun. Not working in an expensive book gives great freedom from "messing up"
I picked up a store catalog and thought I'd try drawing the chairs.
Hope you enjoyed a bit of journal fun

Sunday, November 6, 2011

What Happened today

My husband and I decided to go out for breakfast/lunch today. As we were pulling up to the Cheesecake Factory, my husband asked me to go ahead and jump out, he'd go get a parking spot. I'm halfway out of the car when we saw and heard a crunch of a car hitting another, right next to us. She pulled up, stopped, the guy in front of her started yelling, as she is taking off my husband said "she isn't going to just take off is she" yep, there she goes, peeling out (the streets were really wet, in California, that is not a good thing) he yells at me, GET he does a u turn to follow her. She was driving so fast, Dean got on the phone to call 911, as he turned the corner he spotter her, then there was a big bellow of smoke. She ran a stop sign and slammed into the side of another car. It was a brand new Mercedes, no plates yet...then he saw a baby in the back seat with blood, he was still on the phone with 911 and said to bring an ambulance. The lady that was driving erratic, pulled back and went around the car trying to take off, but all the airbags had deployed, and there was no front end, it was totally crushed...a new BMW. Dean was able to give a statement. after lunch we drove over (just a block away) to see the cars, the police told us they hauled her off to jail, she also had a baby in the car. So sad, none of this would of happened if she had taken the time to do the right thing and tell the people (in the Lexis ) that she hit their car, there was no damage.
We had a beautiful thunder and lightning storm this evening. What fun!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


I was visiting a bead shop yesterday and she mentioned in passing that she bought something at Hobby Lobby. I'm thinking she just got back from a trip or something, so I asked her where she went...Rancho Cucamonga...WHAT??! NO, What?? She said "oh yes, they just opened a Hobby Lobby" Guess what I did on my over extended lunch break today! YES, my first trip EVER to a Hobby Lobby, I'm in love, and also a bit broke! Its fabulous, no wonder everyone talks about it.

Just want to let any of you Oregonians know that Oregon wont let them in, but it is real similar to Craft Warehouse, but about 4 times bigger then the one in Salem

Used the 40% coupon. I'll be going back, I didn't make it to the fabrics or the art supplies...I know, I should have headed right there, but I was hyperventilating about then.