Friday, February 27, 2009

How to make ...

Have some handy wire and pliers,cut then twist the wire ends together, form into the desired shape.

Wrap wire with masking tape

Roll out air dry clay to desired thickness, using the prepared wire shape,cut around it "cookie cutter" fashion, then apply clay, smooth and seal all edges with a damp finger and favorite clay tool,cut an extra piece of clay into a small rectangular
shape, using a pen top "poke" a hole into it about a 1/4 of the way down from the top of the piece then using a sharp knife cut downward on this hole to form the bottom half of the keyhole and dampen the underside and place on the lower 1/2
of the pad and allow to dry.

Using dark umber, black, autumn brown, silver and gold acrylics, paint the clay
by dabbing colors on in a painterly fashion. Then for texture add ground cinnamon
over sections of the wet paint, and Voila!!! there it is!!!...hehehe!!


Wednesday, February 25, 2009


I've got my eye on you! .....hahahaha!!!

I've fallen ...

and I can't get up!!!!.....

I just couldn't help it,while working on my next project,I glanced at it and LMAO.. well maybe I only got a good chuckle or two, but I had to share!!!!!!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

What do you see?

When you look at this ornamental gourd, besides the beauty?

I guess it depends on how warped you are?..hehehe!.. seriously though, I love warty/bumpy gourds! I see an oddly shaped one and how it could lend it's self to so many possiblities then add clay and wow, quite a combination. So what do you see?
I saw this...

And it was no picnic to get him to look like this!!!

But he is worth every bit of trouble he is putting me through...

Monday, February 16, 2009

Love this!!!..

The very talented ( if you don't believe me just click the link!!!)Silke Janas-Schloesser ( I told you so) bestowed upon me this fabulous award, she loves my blog ( except maybe my choice of music ..ahahaha )!!! what more can any artist ask for than to be honored by her fellow artist, especially by one so talented? Many thanks sweet Silke.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentines Day ...

Just look at what my D.H. gave me today!!!...Now everyone can say a collective awwwwww, before I tell you that he then said " I didn't want to have to go out and get anything tomorrow, it's Saturday"...
He's so "Romantical" that love him, cause I sure can't send him back!!!!
And I couldn't forget about my sweet grandies, this is what I got them , aren't they cute!!!!!

The hearts are bags which I will put mini cupcakes in for my sweeties.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's Day,


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Bliss and Giggles...and MORE!!!

These little sweeties were just finished and added to SpookyTimeJingles

One brisk & early morning
a day or two ago,
I heard a twinkling laughter
amidst the falling snow!
From the frosty window...
just above my bed
Chattering from the eaves
and rafters overhead!
by Flora Thompson

Well somethings don't always go according to plan, imagine that!..( welcome to my world!) I can't keep sweating the little things ...They do look so much cuter in person, and they sparkle so very prettily!!!I showed the befores of these on an earlier post, I made three, but one is already spoken for,that one will be a little different. Don't forget to stop over to SpookyTimeJingles,so shake off that dust, run if you must,get there by dawn or it'll all be gone...
One more thing before I go I WON a gift from the very lovely LISA LECTURA!!!!!
YAY, YAY, YAY!!!!!!!! I'm so excited!!!can you tell? I went and signed up for as many of the OWOH participants blogs and lo and behold, ahahahaha, I won one!!!!!!! It's a beautiful painting and it says " You Are Loved " LOOKY LOOKY ->

Isn't is just beautiful!!!!!I still can't believe it....I'm a lucky girl...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

No more hiding...

Sweet Bunnie O'Hare

There was something quite peculiar about
that Bunnie O'Hare,
That would always make people
stop and stare!
She was an only child, a sweet
lonely child...
Not easily beguiled!
None the less, one must confess
she was always impeccably dressed!
by Flora Thompson

Well I got her done but it looks like she will be an only child, Always an excuse as to why I can't get more done, but "the universe is conspiring against me !!!!".... well at least nature is. My son has the flu pregnant dd needs a babysitter ... again, mom was in the hospital and I should have known better than to commit to a couple of swaps????...What was I thinking!!!! Here are some befores.

In " My " perfect world I'd have a lot more time to create or at least know how to manage my time better ....

Monday, February 9, 2009

Don't be shy...

Bunnie wanted to take a peek at everyone too.... but she's kinda shy.... at least she's flowing now!!!


Sunday, February 8, 2009

I'm late, I'm late, I'm late....

For a very important date,No time to say hello, goodbye!, I'm late, I'm late, I'm late!!!!

And it's crunchtime once again so I'll leave you with just this bit of a tease...

Friday, February 6, 2009

Lovely suprize.....

My swap gift came!!!! How sweet is this?!!!
Maureen of " Urban Pastures " made is fabulous wall art hanging, the picture just doesn't do it justice, cause if you look closely you can see that she applied an overlay of texture to the heart as well as the painted leaves, then the sweet lovebirds, the cord has glass hearts and glass beads with two metal discs with floral designs on them?!!!!....I'm a lucky girl,I kinda like this swapping thing..... and I just might do it again!!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Small Tokens of Love....

Prim and Whimsy Girls had a Valentines swap and I was partnered with Maureen White of Urban Pastures Art, I'm not ever really sure of what the swap items should be and I usually sweat it out till I'm done and it's sent and recieved...whole lotta sweating going on....But the gift has reached it's destination, so I thought I'd post it here.All handmade from my own design, embellished with new and vintage findings,acrylic painted then sealed.
It's called " A little Birdie Told Me "

Vellum, glittered cardstock, gold thread quilted-look velour fabric,

heavy fringe trim with mica flakes, gold glitter dots, glass beaded stickpin with
a handmade glittered heart.

Glazed eyes and lips, star glitter for added sparkle to eyes

Handmade paper clay Birdie, glittered cardstock collar and heart with glass bead eyes.

Here are the befores:

Hope y'all have a wonderful Valentine's Day with the ones or one you love!

Sunday, February 1, 2009


My mom in healthier times
I recieved a phone call from my one of sisters this morning, in an anxious voice she said , " mom is being life-flighted to Methodist Hospital, she just had another stroke " I felt strangely calm, but always at the back of my mind I wonder if this is the one that would take her. Mom has been through several small strokes since a major one in 98 and each time they take a bit of her with them, yet she survives.
Life was not always good to her but she made the most of it, a testament to her strong will to survive.
I really didn't know what to expect as my husband, son and me, made our way thru the maze of hospital corridors that finally lead us to her room. I opened the door and peered in, although tired and frail looking ,she smiled at me with recognition and called out my name....
It wasn't too long afterwards that all but one of my siblings and relatives had made their way to her room, whatever fears we might have had were put to rest and we knew we were blessed at least for a little while longer, all thankful that our lord had once more shown us his tender mercies, Thank you lord for this miracle.