Saturday, February 25, 2012

My Shabby Chic Studio

Hello just wanted to post some pictures of my studio.
Here in Ca we have been having an early spring.  Actually,
winter passed us by.  Not for long though.  The forecast is calling
for SNOW. 
Of course all our trees and plants have been tricked in to setting buds.
This always happens.
Here are some pictures of my studio vingettes.
As usual I have been changing things up.

I found this beautiful tray at a church yard sale.  I just love it.
I am always searching for ways to make shabby chic storage.
I got this idea from Juliana of I love vintage on you tube.
This is just one of those Home Depot nuts and bolts
containers that I have had forever.  Really love it now.

This is a jewelry box that I was using as a subsitute for
that vintage tackle box.  It is really a pretty box.
I hope you enjoyed my little vingettes.  I have alot of
fun putting them together.
Have a great rest of the day.


Friday, February 24, 2012

It's a candy kisses from heaven kind of day

Hello blog friends.
Have you ever had a day that kinda seems magical?  Where a random act of kindness from a stranger kinda just puts you in a state of bliss?  Today was that day for me.  Let me tell you I will accept candy kisses from heaven anytime I can get them.  Ok, I know you're thinking "get to the point."  Well today I was in Barnes & Noble and there is always this group of watercolor artists that I love to observe.
Today one of them surprised me with a portrait of me reading a book.
I know this isn't the best photography but my camera is acting up.    I just was so
touched by this.   I love it.  I also got to have lunch with my best friend, my sister.
I love her so much and don't get to spend enough time with her.
I also got a vintage tackle box that I have been wanting forever.  I put it on my art desk and
stuffed it full of artsy goodness.  I got the idea from Lani Kent of Healing Expressions.
I will probably be tweeking it so be prepared for a bunch of pictures of it.
Snickerdoodle has been settling in just fine.  This cat is something else!
He lets me clip his claws.  He got a bath yesterday and was cool with it.
When the camera comes out he goes into pose mode.

Look at those whiskers.  He's so cute!
In other news, my husbands boss and his wife came up for dinner a few weeks ago, and they brought me a orchid.  I have never had one before.  It is beautiful!
So far it's doing great.

Here's an extreme closeup of it.
I also have a in progress picture of my "Dance" painting.  It's just the background.
I have really enjoyed today.  I made up my mind to have a worry free couple of hours.
My husband has been having problems with his blood pressure, and it really worries me.
His insurance on his new job kicks in March 1st.  This has been a scary 3 mo's with out it.
I still worry too much especially after him having open heart surgery last June.  So please keep
us in your prayers.  Thank you for reading my rambles.  Please leave me a comment and let me know
you were here.



Friday, February 17, 2012

Newest Family member

Meet Snickerdoodle.  Last Sunday I was adopted by this little guy.  After much
sighing, "I can't keep him, and oh he's so cute" It's kinda looking like he's here
to stay.
He has a really sweet disposition.  His favorite place to be is in my lap.
He loves to go for rides in the car.  He also loves to take walks with me.
Remember Shadow?  He looks so much like her.
My new best bud.  Snickerdoodle.

In other news I have been really busy making things.  Soo sorry for the lack of posts.
I promise to have some new pictures up very soon.  I have lots to show you. 
I recently put some work in a coffee shop, and one of the customers asked me to
do a piece for her dance studio.  I have been working on that.

On the not so new, news front.  We had to put my mother in law in a Nursing home.
She had a stroke, and a bad fall.  This was last June.  It's really been heartbreaking.
because she wants to come home and can't.  There is no way we could give her the kind
of care she needs.  It's very sad.
Tim & I take lunch to her every Sat & Sun.
I hope you all are having a really great New Year!!!!!