Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween is almost here!!!

Happy 'almost' Halloween!

I have been a bad blogger these past few months - but I have been very busy....we are buying a house and will be closing on November 6th! I promise to keep you updated - new house means new studio area!!!!! I am so excited!

I am headed to a friends Halloween party on Friday night and I thought I would share pictures of the goodies I will be bringing - well one is not edible just down right gross and the other is quite yummy! On the internet I found the how-to's on this disgusting meat head and I just had to make it. Bought a plastic skull at Target - spread cream cheese all over it and stuck ham all over the skull - how gross - It will go on a platter surrounded by pinwheels and salsa. The other is a basket filled with witch finger cookies. They are very yummy - they taste like shortbread. Don't you love my creepy doll head? Love it!

Have a happy halloween!!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Studio Assistant - Chunk!

I sat down to do some work on my cabinet this afternoon and soon after I started to paint, my assistant decided to show up. I probably don't need to tell you how easy it is to paint with a 10lb cat sitting on top of your work and batting at your paintbrush - not to mention the cat hair that I ended up picking out of the paint. My cat Chunk is quite something! Now as I type this blog entry he is curled up in front of my keyboard nestled into my arms. He is such a love! In a few days I will post a progress picture of this piece - I am very happy with how it is turning hair and all!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Thrift Shop Find!

I had today off from work [Good Friday] and had a girls day out with two friends - we out to lunch and then went to a few thrift shops. I found some great pieces of fabric and was extremely excited to find this cabinet sitting on the floor. [it was waiting for me!] It's made out of MDF and stands 20" tall and is 3" wide with two hinged doors - it is bare naked and screaming to be painted! This exciting little find....only $2.00!! For years I have wanted something like this that I can convert into a jewelry cabinet. I'm going to have my son build me an insert that I am going to cover with window screen to hold earrings that I will mount to the back of the cabinet. I also asked him to build me a tray out of clay in his ceramics class for the bottom to hold rings and other little things. I will screw cup hooks on the doors to hold necklaces. I'm very excited!! Thinking of the possibilities! I will post a picture when it is done! off to paint...

Sunday, April 5, 2009

New work space - new piece of art!

Newly Claimed Studio Space!

One step closer to creativity! Where we are living right now I don't have a studio room so I decided to claim a small area in our living room - a nice bright nook in front of the bow windows. (this is where we put the Christmas tree - but I have quite a few months before I have to worry about that!)
I just set this up today (thanks to my son and Ralph) and have some plans to do some art this afternoon - no excuses now not to paint! I have my sewing machine set up in the other room so I can really get cranking now! Wish me luck!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Well after months and months of checking out everybody else's blog and contemplating starting a blog of my own (actually threatening to) - I finally did it and here I am! Not quite sure what I am doing but I thought I would give it a try. I have lost my creativity over the past few years and feel as though I have lost a large part of me. About three and a half years ago I started working at a publishing company as their in-house designer - while this pays the bills it leaves me tired at the end of the day and not in the mood to be very creatively productive. I thought that maybe if I started a blog and then start designing the web site I have been paying for [for years now] I could get myself back on track to creative bliss once again. I realize that I am at my happiest when I'm creating and I can't ignore that part of me any longer!