Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Memories...

This year, our kids took on most of the tree decorating...I think the results were sweet and folksy!

Love my new ornament by Jenn at Noodle & Lou!

The annual "gingerbread" house...constructed with graham crackers and 'nilla wafers...made by Henry, Lucy & Charlie.A Christmas Journal I made for my parents...using a composition notebook decoupaged with scraps of paper and an antique Christmas postcard...oh, and vintage mica, too!Now we wait for the new year!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas from all of us!!!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I'm Back!

Apologies for my long break! Above is a picture of my latest project!!! This was taken back in September, and now she has been with me for nearly 5 months! We expect to meet her at the end of March or beginning of April, and we can't wait! The nausea and fatigue have finally passed, and now I am bursting with creative ideas! More soon....

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Objects of Summer...

Beach stones from Lake Michigan!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Before & After...

Here is the "secretary" piece from my childhood...My parents didn't want it so we took it and decided to repaint it and use it in our living room/parlor for my "correspondence" desk and an area to display some of my favorite pieces.

Above is the before shot...
Here are the after shots....Although I plan to change the hardware soon. I have looked at Anthropologie and want to find something I guess this isn't officially finished yet!

Here are some of my favorite things to display...

These adorable lulette houses from Noodle & Lou!
And my antique Cape Cod plate!
And here is the new workspace---set up and ready to use with the vintage chair I pull up from the corner! It's a great place to sit with the laptop...

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

a fondness for wine...

and good friends!
This painting is actually larger, and has the words, "Come sit with me and share your life..." painted around it. I antiqued it a bit and pulled some of the paint off when adding layers. It's somewhat of an experiment!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Back from Michigan...

We are back from our Lake Michigan getaway! I will begin posting some recent and not-so-recent paintings and experimenting I've done! I will also add children's art created by my children!