Saturday, December 19, 2009

Customized Rubik's

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Monday, November 02, 2009

Underneath the November Moon

I feel so small standing outside in the dark underneath this November moon. The full moon and the clouds made the sky seem so vast and endless. It would have been a spectacularly bright moon if there were no clouds. I'm hoping moonbeams will bring muses to the studio...I'm in a creative slump.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Enjoy the slideshow from our chilly Halloween eve! It was warm and windy yesterday but last night the rains came along with the chilly temps (and another, yes, another skunk!). We had a total of 10 trick-or-treaters tonight -- I said 10. That's a tad less than last year (maybe we had 12!). My pumpkin masks are courtesy of Martha Stewart (and mom's stash of black felt!). Bailee is sporting some little devil hair barretts and just hates to have her picture taken. The combo makes for a bad photo session so you're getting the best of what I got. I just had to share pictures of the sunset with you -- it was just so beautiful and fast. By the time I had snapped these, it was dark. Now there is a full moon with witchey clouds blowing by. Hope you had a Happy Halloween, too!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Witch is IN!

Completed in the nick of time (and with a lot of embroidery help from my mom!) is my newest Halloween decoration - Zelda's Fancy Hat. I used the Crabapple Hill pattern #314 that I picked up this summer at a quilt expo. Of course, I had grand plans to have it finished by October 1 but that didn't happen. I embroidered the brim and mom did the rest. I stitched it together and stuffed it last weekend. Don't think there will be another one in my future. Enjoy!

Kristin & Adam Get Married....

...and Rachael was the Matron of Honor! The shower and wedding are over now and I have only a few pictures to show for it. It rained cats and dogs, the camera was acting up and it was dark in the church and the reception. I snapped a few and John snapped a lot of the cake....the most amazing cake I have ever seen (and tasted--it was carrot cake)! The roses looked real but they were made of icing also. It was a sight to behold. The groom's cake was grand also and went with the cute table favors (a guitar pick keychain printed with "Adam picked Kristin"). Enjoy the pictures!

Monday, October 05, 2009

PageDwellers Take 5

Enjoy the 5th in our PageDwellers series -- here's my entry for Birds and Numbers, our September theme.

I'm off to create the final "Anything Goes!" for our October theme before we take a break until 2010.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

My New Favorite Artist

Yes, my new favorite artist is my great-nephew, Lucas! His mommy, Dr. Cooper, is just so clever. Who else but Val would have thought to set him free with his creativity and create a unique piece of art for their new house. Way to go, Lucas! You're awesome!

Thursday, September 03, 2009

PageDwellers Correspondence Page

Here's the fourth page in a series of five for your viewing pleasure. Next up is "Birdies" and then an 'anything goes' theme.

Wedding Season at our house!

This will make your day even if you don't have a wedding this month and next in your family! Enjoy!

Sunday, August 09, 2009

More invitations

If you have wondered what I have been up to lately, here you go. I made 16 of these today and a few other items for the shower. There are so many things to do to get ready but I'll be squeezing in another set of PageDweller ATCs for this month's theme "Correspondence". More to come!

Saturday, August 01, 2009

PageDwellers Page 2 and 3

Here are my 2nd and 3rd entries into our little PageDwellers project, "Seaside" and "Italian Influence" themes. What was I thinking in suggesting "Seaside" -- that was harder than I thought! Next up is "Correspondence" - one of my favorites. I'll show you the entire collection when all of the pages have arrived, probably in October sometime. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Cactus? Huh?

Here is a painting by Italian artist, Cipriani, entitled "Cactus" but all I see are paintbrushes. What do you see? I'm working on my third PageDwellers project with the theme "Italian Influence" and thought I'd look for some inspiration in the "Masters". This theme is a doo-sey.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Bakin' Cakes

I've always had an interest in baking cakes and no talent for decorating them but did that stop me from tackling two more cake projects? Here are my latest creations -- one for our Graduation Celebration blast last Saturday (Rachael (Masters in Education - Counseling, Art Therapy) on left and Valerie (Dr. Cooper, DDS, MS) on right). This one had to incorporate artisty and dentistry!

Baby Shower Cake for Josh & Heather -- welcome baby Sam!


Now, back to work....PageDwellers is calling me!

Sunday, June 07, 2009

PageDwellers Begins

I couldn't resist an invitation to join a tiny elite group of artists (world-wide, you know, as there are Aussies in the group!) for a 5-month project to exchange "house" ATCs. This month's theme is "Magical Trees" and this is my entry. I must say it was a challenge and I can't wait to see what the others came up with (I'll post them here when I receive them). I have my BFF Tess's entry but it's a long way from Australia to the US. Next up is "Seaside" -- my suggested theme. What was I thinking??? I know the possibilities are endless and I guess that's the problem....where to begin? Send me some vibes and maybe the lazy muses in my studio will think up something soon. Enjoy!

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Have you wondered what happened to me?

It's a long story and nothing that everyone else hasn't experienced at one time or another what with work, kids, graduation, more work, etc. I won't bore you with details. Anyhoo, I was checking in on the internet this morning and found this image which caught my attention. Here's where I found it...go on over to the Curious Sofa and check it out. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Easter Greeting

I'm a little late in posting this but I wanted to share a beautiful Easter greeting from my BFF in Texas. She is the Queen of Detail and I especially like the way she used various stitches when adding the sewing details. Isn't she somethin'? Thank you again, Tess.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy 25th, Sweetie

My baby turned 25 last week! Happy Happy Birthday, Sweetie. I'm so proud of you!

(The 'card' part of this creation is the little ATC size card in the center of the 6x6 size cardstock.)

Happy 17th Anniversary!

John and I decided that we would buy ourselves this awesome piece of art for our anniversary gifts to each other. We met the artist, John Bauman, at Summerfair a few years ago (if you check out his website and blog, you'll see the acorn casserole dish that we bought there. His work is fantastic and his stories interesting (not to mention he is a dog lover!). See

Welcome Lucas!

Here's a card I made for my niece's inlaws to congratulate them on the birth of their first grandson (and my great nephew). He is such a cutie!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

A is for Anniversary

This blog is temporarily in a funk. I hope to get it back into the groove soon before my two followers delete it from their favorites! Our 17th wedding anniversary is coming up in two weeks and I know I won't have the energy to create something as elaborate as what I did last year -- the anniversary book (pages 1 and 2 above). I also have my baby's 25th birthday card to create so I've got to get crackin. I'll be back uno momento!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Where in the world is Mike Jones?

Well, it's been so long since I posted something, I forgot my password. Sad. Sadder yet is I don't have any pictures to show you for all the hard work I've done lately. Instead I'll share a video my brother, Mike Jones, sent me. If you know my brother, you'll get such a kick out of this. If not, you'll have to just appreciate the music.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Snow Day

Snow, ice, sleet, more snow makes for a good day to stay home. Bailee loves, loves, loves the snow (the ice and sleet part is another story) and as you can see, we had a few laughs amidst the crackling tree branches and glistening snow. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Altered Torso

This is an altered torso that I created for my BFF Barbara (aka Tesse!). The pictures are the greatest but I wanted to share the details. It was hard to take one picture of the entire object and still have enough detail to look at. It might have helped to have taken the picture somewhere other than the bathroom next to my studio! Ü This was my first attempt at crackling the paint and that was fun. I know now how fast you have to work with the top layer to get it to crackle the way you want. Now I have to go make another one!

Enjoy! (I know she enjoyed it!) Happy Birthday, again, Tesse!