Thursday, July 30, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Recently we have been doing a lot of outdoor entertaining and in doing so we have to contend with those flying pests. I use a concoction that I mix up that really works and smells good. Spray as you need it around the perimeter of the area you are going to be entertaining in.
In a spray bottle mix a couple of drops of dish soap, about a half teas. lemon juice and water. That's it! I keep it on hand all summer. Let me know how it works for you.
I should have some new pendants within the next couple of days, but in the meantime I thought I would share some of my photos from my garden. My other great hobby, photography.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Inspired by gardens that we visited over the weekend I painted this little lady with a dragonfly, called "The Secret Garden". Then there is "Francine" which thinks that the future looks a little bleak!
Hope all is well with everyone. The weather here is fantastic. It's like late spring! I am loving the fresh vegetables and fruits that we are getting right now. Just wish it could be all year.
Hopefully I should have more pendants tomorrow.
Monday, July 20, 2009
What a great honor to be a featured artist on the Hand Made Artist Forum. If you haven't checked out this forum you should and then join. This is one of the most optimistic and honest forums I have been with. You can find the Hand Made Artist Forum link on the right of this blog, just click and vist and then I'm sure you will want to join. To see the my featured artist write up just copy and paste this link in your address bar.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
I just got back from an extended weekend at Mackinac Island. Oh how nice it was to escape for a while. We went a little further on the first day and visited the Tahquamenon Falls State Park. It was worth the extra hour and a half drive. The next day we spent on Mackinac Island, which I might add is not flat. Lots of steep hills, we walked the whole day, except for the last hour we decided to rent bikes. I haven't been on a bike in over 20 years, but it was so much fun. We felt like kids again, until we got off the bikes and felt the muscles tighten up.
Enough of the vacation stories! I have new pendants coming out of the kiln by this afternoon. I will post the pics here this evening. I'm still trying to add some new ones and keep up with the special orders. I should have even more by tomorrow. Check back this evening.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Finally! I have two new ones that are finished, Alice in Wonderland's "White Queen" and "Ghouls Night Out". Hope to have more by this weekend.
I have been super busy with out of town guest. Lots of fun and work! You know what I mean?
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
This is my newest steampunk pendant called "Bee On Time, Steampunk". This one started out with a man's vintage pocket watch case. I topped it with a vintage face, added a reproduction silver filigree back, added the vintage watch gears, then added the antique gold bee accented with pearl beads. Then for a little more fun, I added a string of seed beads around the watch face.