Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Goodbye, 2008! We are saying hello to the new, fresh 2009. I don't know about you, but 2008 was a bit rocky in places for us. At some points, I felt like the rug had been ripped from under my feet. Some aspects were nice. Our boys are now young men. They have both moved out (kinda nice, actually). It hasn't been difficult since they still live so close. It would have ripped my heart out if they were far away and I didn't get to see them! I am hoping that the new, 2009 has wonderful things in store for all of us.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I have no idea how many ornaments are on it, but to make the huge variety of ornaments work, I create vignettes throughout the tree. Here is my happy elves. They love hanging out on the branch and catching all the sights.
My Dad carved this elf-like Santa. He perches in a branch above the elves.
I love this sweet bear that I picked up at a rummage sale. Still can't figure out why anyone would want to get rid of her!
A couple of years ago, I purchased some small gourds and decided that they needed to be a family of snowmen so I painted them up
I even have an aquarium set up in the tree. These are some tropical fish that my Dad carved for me several years ago. Reminds me snorkeling in Hawaii. At least here I don't have to worry about the moray eels. They scare me!
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Unfortunately for our wallet, the ER we took him to did not have a surgical unit so they had to transport him by ambulance to another hospital. Fortunately for us, it was a wonderful hospital. He received excellent care there. We were a little taken aback, however, when they told us that his surgeon was Dr. Dye. We didn't know at the time how it was spelled. We just knew how it sounded. He proved to be excellent.
Stephen is quite sore, but feeling much better. His surgery was done laproscopically which will leave him with hardly any scarring and he will never have appenicitis ever again.
Stephen was in the hospital from Wednesday to Saturday. I came home exhausted. In fact, I was so pooped that I didn't get all my groceries put away last night which included the big old chicken that I was planning to turn into chicken and dumplin's tonight. Guess I will be heading back to the store . . .
(I failed to mention that Stephen is my 23 year old son who is in the middle of finals! Aaargh!)
Monday, November 24, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I gathered things far and wide -
I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart, I will tell of all your wonders.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Whether you had a happy childhood or not, there is nothing that says your childhood must end. Live each day with a child-like wonder.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come . . . this plaque is how I interpreted this scripture. I named it We are Sealed. Even the key has significance to this piece. It says Corbin on it and Corbin means our gift to God. I created the background paper by collaging pieces of a hymnal and then manipulating it a bit in Photoshop. The heart has a crackled finish. I bet if you thought about it long enough, you could even come up with a significance to the crackled finish on the heart . . .
Friday, October 24, 2008
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. -- Philippians 4:6
I created this journal by covering a large composition book with a digital collage I created and embellished with a metal label holder.
I am glad the guy at the garage sale talked me into buying his old typewriter for $12. I enjoy having it.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
I used Photoshop to add the letters spelling "sisters" and some brush embellishments. To blend the image, I drybrushed the top of it to take down the white. The roof is made of wonderful dimensional wallpaper border that I painted payne's gray and then drybrushed with mallard green. I used a band saw to cut out the house which is made from pine.
I enjoyed creating this piece and it has inspired me beyond what I expected.
Friday, October 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
I didn't receive my instructions until September 8, so I have put most everything else aside to meet my deadline. Things have really started to pile up, but that's the way it goes. I will dig out over the next few days.
Life happens now matter what is on your plate. For me, this included hurricane Ike which filled my house with evacuees, my oldest son moving out, and my dear mother-in-law being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease - all of this in the last two weeks.
I wish that I could show you what I came up with, but they must stay under wraps. These are all pieces (except for one) that you have never seen before, but when you see them, you will see "me" in them. They are all my signature style. I didn't spend time seeing what else was out there. Instead, I spent time in prayer while I sought inspiration. Friends and family offered ideas that I was able to draw from as well.
One thing is for sure - my husband will be happy to get a good, home-cooked meal again! LOL!!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Etsy, is by far my favorite selling and buying venue. You meet the nicest folks there. The atmosphere and talent is excellent. I started on Etsy when it was still in its beta version and it has grown so nicely.
In honor of my Etsyversary, I have put a number of items on sale. I plan to leave them on sale for the remainder of the week so if there is something you've had your eye on, you just might want to stop by and check out my shop!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
He is a cutie pie. He absolutely loves to hang upside down on things. He rests all day long, but in the evening, he is all action.
Friday, September 5, 2008
You never knew what you would discover at her house either. There was always some "super-weird" thing happening over there. I'm just so glad that we never had to spend the night . . .
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
I heard a noise in my kitchen and found this witch rummaging through my cupboards. Since I was afraid that she might bite me, I put on my oven mitt and grabbed her. Let me tell you, it was a good thing I thought of using the mitt; she fought, bit, and screamed like a banshee. I just wish I had thought of wearing earplugs too! I put her in a pint-size jar and drilled holes in the lid to keep her comfortable.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
:: Thank you!Hi Teresa! I just wanted to thank you for your much appreciated sweet remarks on my art! For the longest time Ihave been meaning to tell you something ironic. Over a year ago I was googling some stuff when I stumbled upon your jar fairies and your altered clock. I gasped in delight and had no idea that this type of art existed before! I then discovered that people posted their art on flickr regularly. I lost your flickr name- but months later I happened to find you again. So you see, it is an honor to receive compliments from you because you are the one who opened my eyes to this world of magic and creativity. Thank you for that! Have a great day! Sandy:)
Sandy has a great shop on Etsy she calls Distressrelief. Be sure to check it out soon. She has some great pieces of art.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
I acquired these wonderful bedsprings yesterday and couldn't wait to do something with them. With an Alice-in-Wonderland theme in mind, I came up with this charming nodderhead rabbit. Seems he has lots of spring in his step. LOL!
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Well, apparently, pride really does go before the fall. I was really liking the way the decorations looked, when five minutes before the church service began this morning, my big ol' mountain fell. It started to lean and before I could make my way up there, the whole thing came crashing down. I had several people come to my aid and we raised the mountain. The Lord said that if you have the faith of a mustard seed you can move mountains. I guess this also applies to cardboard ones as well.
Monday, May 26, 2008
It's nice to see my sweet son grown and on his own, but we sure am going to miss him! Now, it's going to be US commuting back and forth LOL! Our oldest son is still at home attending college until next May. I cherish each moment. It sure is going to be tough when the nest is empty!
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Can you tell that I'm pretty excited about it? Thank you, Carey for putting it together. You did a great job!
Friday, February 8, 2008
It has very great dimensionality.Whether you had a happy childhood or not, there is nothing that says your childhood must end. Live each day with a child-like wonder.