Tuesday, March 30, 2010

vintage Tuesday

I can't believe it's Tuesday again and I am trying to keep it vintage Tuesday !..... [ see Ronnie ! ... I can do it !!!!!! ]
I found this thread holder thing years ago ... bought it for a QUARTER .
but that's all I know about it [besides I love it ]
any idea how old this is ?

Thursday, March 25, 2010

buttons , beads and shells

buttons and beads....
how I store them and what I make with them
CLICK to enlarge !
enjoy the dust too
oh gee
I just noticed the dust
so frustrating

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

click to enlarge.... heads in the backyard

Sunday was beautiful so I took some of my heads outside ....
click to enlarge
and read the story below about the angel head [ or cherub ]

Did you ever drive down a road and you see something white [ in the gutter ] and you think " OH NO .... a dead cat or dead rabbit ! "
and it turns out to be a plastic bag !
One day a few years ago this happened to me and after I passed the 'white thing " ... I thought " HEY that was an ANGEL head !!!! "
I turned around on this dangerous road > and I got the head .
Don't worry ... I went and asked if it belonged to the cemetery that was nearby . They said no and that I could keep the head
so .... it's not always a plastic bag on the side of the road !!! keep looking !

Monday, March 22, 2010

almost 2 a.m. drawing

okay .... either go eat something or draw a picture .
it's almost 2 a.m.
I just drew this lady on the " SPLENDID" page of a 1928 Funk and Wagnell's dictionary
in my shop now
but I'm still hungry

Today was so beautiful ... I took the baby heads outside
come back to see them on vintage Tuesday !

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

one of those 3 a.m. drawings

sometimes I just don't want to go to sleep ....
so ... I say to myself , " Just one more drawing and you must go to bed ! "

and this is what happened

This is Inktense and colored pencil on Bainbridge illustration board

in my shop

Thursday >>>> I like Denise's story about this drawing > it's on the comments page and on my Etsy page
Thanks Denise

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

almost vintage

I am almost vintage ....
I am going through my art , and I found this tea tray that I painted years ago .
I used to have my work in many gift shops . SO many of the shops have closed .
it makes me sad that they closed .

so this is my vintage Tuesday item
it's for sale in my shop

Saturday, March 13, 2010

it's in my shop....

well I made this baby and puppy into a wood wall cut out
Thank you dear friends
I call it
Magic Carpet Ride
little baby Steppenwolf

in my shop
Just sold

Friday, March 12, 2010

Spot and Dot wood wall art

So today I made Spot and Dot on a wood cut out .
Do you remember these two ?
I had made them on pillows .
This wood cut out is in my shop

and thank you my funny wonderful blog friends
your comments from yesterday cracked me up
and you're all the best !

I'm SO confused

I have all these drawings.... in drawers, in suitcases , in boxes under the bed , in the kitchen , in piles ..... everywhere .
and I can't decide sometimes
Should I make this one into a wood cut out for the wall ?
should I sell it as a print ?
as a greeting card ?
as a pillow ?
I overwhelm myself
My head hurts
over thirty years of drawings ....everywhere
my poor husband .
what should I do ?

it's 3 a.m. by the way
and I know you are not here on my blog now.
You are SO lucky that I don't have your phone number

Thursday, March 11, 2010

cat art doll on wood... sold ...but I will make another ... soon

still making wood cut outs .
I wonder when I will get back into fabric .... pillows and dolls .
This cat is in my shop with 'another' wood cut out ......a new/old rabbit on wood ...[ which I painted in the EIGHTIES when I was the Folk art queen ]
I feel so old
happy but old

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

3 a.m. Tuesday morning .... vintage Tuesday.... click to enalrge

Click to enlarge !

This little baby head is on my window shelf ,
and while I wash dishes .... she reminds me to praise the Lord and be grateful for His grace and mercy
I bought her from wonderful Regina of
regina's studio on Etsy

I bought two more baby heads from Regina and they should be here this week .... I am SO excited ... I LOVE baby doll heads !

I am also grateful for the WONDERFUL people I have met through this blog ..... today Dixie made my new banner . She sent it to me with my name there ...SO ..now
you can READ MY NAME ,,,, ha ha
I didn't know how to do this ...
Thank you SO much Dixie

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sock Monkey wood cut out

painted with Derwent Inktense pencils

in my shop !

oh it just sold BUT..... I will make more . IF you want one like this [ a wood cut out for your wall , let me know !
I guess people really like these and collect them !
I want one ... I want to make one
Have you ever made one ?
Are they hard to make ?

Friday, March 5, 2010

Monica's monkey ..... sock monkey

I decided to name her Monica
and I want to thank you for ALL the suggestions
keep 'em coming
I want to make a hundred more ... ha ha
see the full view of this wood art doll in my shop

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

cut out wood art dolls

well ......
so far .... I have made
"Ella's elephant"
Lucky Linda
and Isabella " .... cut out wood art dolls to hang on your wall
in my shop

Oh wow ....
would I LOVE to hear any names or suggestions from YOU for more art dolls in this style
oh I would love that

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Fabric art doll clown

This is Ed
he's in my shop for sale

You will love Ed
You will Love Ed
You will buy Ed
You will love Ed
You WILL love Ed

Lady Lamp , vintage Tuesday

A few years ago I bought this lady lamp at Stratford Antique Center .
Does anyone know anything about this lamp ?
She is dressed in this weird hard bubbly plastic .
[ click to enlarge ]
I'm guessing that she is from the sixties ?

Monday, March 1, 2010

Rose Lady painting

And I will make thee a bed of roses
And a thousand fragrant posies

a wall hanging on wood
painted with acrylics

in my shop

Have a happy and creative Monday !
and oh my ....
tomorrow is Tuesday > hope I remember to post a vintage item