Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mothers Day

Don't forget!!!!!

Shrine giveaway!

Soartful / fragrance

My mother always smelled like flowers.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Pink Saturday!

Painted watering can.
I love geraniums!

lots to do! Friendship

First friends.
Where are they now?
Do I remember?
Best friends I've lost.
Friends I never knew.
Faces and names are blurred.

Something different!

Twinchies using papers from
4"x 12" canvas
Dictionary pages I had from my aunts(traveled to China in 1930)
Embossing paste on twinchies using butterfly stencil
Chinese coins

Happy Birthday to

4x4 friday! Hats

I know I've used this image from
Enchanted Mercantile
before, but it's too good to pass up for this challenge!

Thursday, May 6, 2010


We promise NEVER to sit under the apple tree with ANYONE ELSE but each other!!!!!!!

Two for Tuesday!

I always love this challenge.
It reminds me of the days when I had those wonderful old coloring books.
This time I made the picture into an old time adventure book!!!

One powerful hour / 20s fashion

Annette Huganey Gatto
My mother- in- law
She was my second mother and dear friend.

playdate cafe!

I always enjoy this challenge!
Makes me use other colors.
You should play sometime if you haven't!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Theme thursday! Vintage

A bed of roses.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Grandmommie and Gramps!

Wednesday Stamper / flowers

Anna griffin stamps
bird/Paula's Kit Club
pressed flower

gingersnapcreations! Read!

Husband's family.
I decided to add some flowers because it is awfully nice to read in a garden!


this is a small desk in my "office" where I take pictures of my projects to be posted!
Underneath the desk!
Happy WOYWW!

While I am here I want to invite you to my giveaway! Link below and leave a comment and I'll throw your name in the hat! THANKS!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Monday, May 3, 2010

crazy Amigo's! Birthday card for Carla!

Image from
Divas D'este

I am calling long distance!!!

TMTA green!

Snowbells from garden, february 2010
Photoshopped and cropped to atc size!

Thank you giveaway, post number 1500 and 200 followers!

While I have been doing art and having fun I see that this post will be # 1500!
Yesterday I had my 200 follower sign on to visit me.
To thank you, I am giving away a shrine I made using the ideas of Michael De Meng from the workshops I have been lucky enough to attend!
I have made some wonderful friends while blogging and enjoy seeing the varied, original, magical, thoughtful, art created at these special places. I love the generosity of bloggers re their art techniques, ideas for projects and supplies, and of course, them taking the time to comment here.
I learn something new EVERY DAY!
I am fortunate to have the time to spend at home doing my art. Being the medicare age does have it's advantages!
I tend to be a bit of a pollyanna and may come across as naive. I'd rather smile than frown, see the positive side of life and deal with sad and difficult occasions by trust, acceptance, and art therapy.

This jester (mom and dad got in in Victoria, Canada) probably best expresses my feelings. It is my favorite piece and sits alone on a nice big shelf where I see him each day. I was 10 or 11 when they bought it and I even remember the tiny shop with the bell on the door where my dad found him. The court jester came home with us and lived on the mantel in the den(old time "family room" then) His expression changes with your mood and he has never failed to make me smile!
That's why I am sharing him. Hope he makes you smile too!

Michael's latest book, all about Mexican art and history of Day of the Dead. I recommend it even if you have never done this type of art!
The small shrine in front is what I will be giving away on Mother's day, May 9th.
Just leave a comment and CONTACT and I will put your name in the hat.

some of my mexican art and Michael's altered dog!Thanks for coming by!!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Mixed Media Monday! mothers!

Free image from......
a blog I follow!!!
Now I can't find the resource!!!
I will post the author asap!!!! (sorry for the brain lapse)
I just did a little filter and a little painting.
the image was too special all by it's self!!!