Thursday, May 24, 2012

Flutter Baby

Several years ago, I purchased a group of cabinet card photo's. This one in particular, a smiling happy baby was crying out to be altered. At first I painted a hibiscus flower around him, but I did't really like it. I wound up turning him into a fantasy baby......a flutter baby.
Have a wonderful day !

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


I am positive that my mothers younger sister was a hoarder. Her house was full of animals and assorted junk. Some of the newspapers were from before I was born. There was just a small path on order to get from room to room. Keeping that in mind, I have tried to not hang on to things that have no value.
About a year ago last Easter, I purchased a cute little rabbit statue for 25 cents at the local thrift shop. Well it broke when I unpacked the bag when I got home because I forgot about it being there. It's been a year that I had that poor little rabbit head sitting on my workbench. Last week, I started assembling things I thought would look good when put together in a fantasy assemblage.
The body is an old H.E.B. pepper shaker.....the legs are from a vintage puppet and the arms are from a bisque doll and the poor little bunny head has found a home
Have a Wonderful Productive Day !!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Tomatoes....The Food of the Gods

From "tiny" seeds.......The Majestic Tomato Grows..................
I am giddy with joy, at the size of my tomatoes this year.
Have a Great Day !!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Coastal White Washed Charm

Just thought I would post some beautiful photos of things that have coastal white washed charm.
Have a Great Weekend !

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Mothers Day

To all the mothers....both young or old.......May your Mothers Day be filled with love.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Still in a White Wash Frame of Mind

I am still in a white washed frame of mind so today I have just posted some pictures taken from some of my favorite artists and designers blogs.
I went to Corpus Christi and had the second shot of cortisone, this time to my right shoulder. I think the doctor used a little more in this injection because my arm and hand hurt during the night, so today I'll be taking it easy. I truly am thankful for the wonders of modern medicine. Without it, I would be just an old crippled lady unable to raise my hands over my head. The pain was truly annoying and unrelenting. Sorry to say, that after two months of pain pills, I may very well be addicted. I tried to not take any pain pills yesterday but at around 11:00am I got that electric shock feeling behind my eyes. I broke the pill in half and did not need to take the other half untill after midnight when I could not relax and go to sleep.
My dear next door neighbors are opening a brick and mortor shop where they will sell chocolate covered decorated fruit. I got the call to help with the signage. I'm thinking over the door sign.....not so much......the sign is a freaking billboard and I'm pretty sure they want human looking fruit with smiling faces and dancing feet. God help me....the sign is so big. I told them I would draw the sign but might not be able to paint it because I need to give my shoulders a rest.
Have a Great Day !

Friday, May 4, 2012

I have a lot of brown wicker furniture and brick in and outside my house. I am thinking a lot lately about white wash.
I like the understated tones of the white washed house. What really helps the look are the shutters. It would be great if I could get shutters that I could close for the hurricane season. Could possibly get a discount on my home insurance.
My sofa and chairs are very similar to the second photo. I have seen the dark wicker white washed and then the cushions covered in french grain sack material......sooooooo beautiful.
The white washed fireplace mantel will probably be the project I will start with first. I have a sinking feeling that the lovely white washed fireplace mantel will require me to completely repaint the whole living room.
Have a Great Day!