Friday, December 21, 2012

My Latest Paintings


Friday, December 14, 2012

Unique Vintage

Here is another card. The detail is crazy!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Vintage Christmas Cards

Today I am sharing some vintage Christmas cards I found in grandma's things. I am so fascinated with the detail and intricate design; both in paper work and typography.

I'm feeling pretty guilty not sending out Christmas cards this year. No pictures, no letter, no card. I can hardly believe it myself.

With Facebook, email and texting, it seems we've lost some of the magic of the season, where we used to look forward to hearing from friends and family once a year. Our mailboxes used to be stuffed with hand written letters and warm wishes. These cards make me appreciate a simpler time. (Wow, I sound old.)

Monday, December 10, 2012

More Christmas Arrangements

1. Old box we tore off the wall in the garage.
2. My Ball Jars
3. "Hubby, go cut off some branches from the evergreens"
4. Idea from Pinterest me decide how I should sparkle this arrangement a bit.

1. Christmas lights?
2. Tea lights in the bottom of the jars?
3. Full size pillar candles placed in the jars?
4. ???

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas Floral Arrangement

Check out the little Christmas floral arrangement I made for my office!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Christmas Mantel

I skipped the FA LA LA and went for some sparkle this year on the mantel. It looks so pretty lit up at night. This year we had to switch around the deer stocking hangers because as my son pointed out, he's a boy, so he needs the one with antlers! So observant, that one...

I switched out the yellow block B in the middle of the wreath for this one, a softer blue that fills the space better. (thin wooden letter from Hobby Lobby covered with scrapbook paper)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Built In Laundry Storage

Ok, now I have to brag. Check out the AWESOME built-in laundry storage that my dad just made for our laundry room. Now that dad is retired and has a new home (nothing to remodel there) I get to put his skills to work for the many (((many))) projects we have in our home. It's a win, keeps him busy and I get to cross things off my list and get added bonuses like this custom solution!

The most fun part for me is getting to brainstorm with my dad. I show him stuff on Pinterest, we analyze my space and come up with different ideas. I draw things out, we brainstorm some more and he tells me what logically can and can't be done. He can always visualize things like I can and fortunately, he knows how to deliver when it comes to almost any project.

There is actually a method to our madness with this storage space. My hubby and I bought our house with an unfinished old basement. There was a funny space left between the laundry room and the bathroom. We both saw it as a complete waste of space and thought there must be something we can do to make it more usable. Because of pipes and drains, it wasn't justifiable to knock out the wall on either side so dad knocked out a portion and filled the 'dead space' with these cubbies, all while leaving access to the plumbing surrounding it on the backside.

So, now I have four slots to put my laundry baskets and we will add a rod to hang clothes in the top portion. And it's darn cute.

Way to go, dad!! And thank you. :-)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

My Latest Paintings

20" x 16" Acrylic on canvas

16" x 20" acrylic on canvas

Both for sale. Contact for price.

REvamped Bulletin Board

Here is my current project. It's still a work in progress, but close enough to being blog worthy. I found this HUGE old brown bulletin board (already framed) at a garage sale for $5 and I want to incorporate it into my new studio space. It is probably about 4ft x 4ft or larger. I wasn't accurate and exact with the pattern (again, patience is not my strong suit) but I figured I will have so many things pinned on it that it won't matter much. It's going to be a useful and fun addition to my space!