Thursday, September 30, 2010

Cat art doll ... Halloween-ish..........sold

here's what I did today ......... a new cat art doll , right now she is sitting next to a painting of mine [ Betty's Budgie Birthday Party ]
she's in my shop !

Saturday, September 25, 2010

It's All too Much [ a favorite Beatle song ]

If I told you that there is NOT ONE SPOT in my house that isn't cluttered with my art ..... would you believe me ?

click photos to enlarge

I have these photos to prove it , Poor Holly ......... this used to be her chair
what am I going to do ?
There is 37 years of art in my house
ah , what am I going to do ?........ I'm hungry

Thursday, September 23, 2010

cat art doll ... Polka Dot Baby..... sold

made a new cat art doll today ........... in my shop !

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Halloweenski cards

Stanley and Sally Halloweenski greeting card set .......... in a clear plastic gift box !
in my shop !

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Christopher Walken

look below ... It's Christopher Walken dancing because he is happy for me !
TODAY >>> I got on the front page [ Regina the paper doll]
and she is ALSO ..... in the Etsy finds [ storque ]

this is great ............ I'm very very happy
be happy for me . I know you are , I needed this BOOST ! it is a big deal !

this is the link > click here to see the Etsy storque article and photos

Fat Boy Slim - Weapon of Choice

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

My kitchen window.. click to enlarge

I finally painted my kitchen window [ a blue green ] , and then I made a valance using vintage handkerchiefs
My inspiration came from the Flickr photo below . Mine isn't quite as nice .and I just couldn't get a good photo .
but I'm still happy with it
The little lamb cup holds little baby dolls that I bought at Stratford Antique Center
I needed to take a break from Etsy ... I swear Etsy consumes my mind and time . I used to spend time fixing up my house , but now I get anxious .... thinking " oh , I should be working , I should be taking photos and listing on Etsy "
I need to get back into my house , I need to get back into reading and going outside [ especially now since it is cooler ]
OH >>> and I made a quilt ! My very first quilt . It's nothing really special , I just stitched 5 inch squares together , but it makes me happy . I didn't even take a photo of it , maybe I will soon ..... Juliette loves to sleep on it .
so >>>> now I need to paint the kitchen cabinets , but that will be a big job
Just wondering > Does Etsy consume you ? Do you look for hearts and sales ????
Are you always thinking you will come up with that ONE item that a thousand people will buy ?
Etsy is like gambling ..... Come on Etsy , Baby needs a new pair of shoes

P.S>. Don't forget to enlarge the photo and THEN click again > to get even closer !

Maureclaire on Flickr of vintage hankie valance

Vintage Hankies Valance If you click this photo .... it will take you to Maureclaire's Flickr site. She has done some wonderful things in her home .

special message to Ronnie >>> click ON the photo ... ha ha

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Halloween Paper Etsy storque , sold

Regina has her very own Sally Halloweenski doll to hug ! Sally can double as a bookmark too
in my shop

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Philippians 4:8 , angel with a message

...... whatever is true , whatever is noble , whatever is right , whatever is pure ,whatever is lovely , whatever is admirable ~ if anything is excellent or praiseworthy ~ think about such things ....
put it into practice and the God of peace will be with you .

an acrylic painting that was in Checkered House Gallery in Chicago ..... which , sadly , has recently closed
but now it is in my Etsy shop ....

Thank you !!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

It Glows...... The Heavenly Tea Party.........sold

I painted this a few years ago .... many many layers of color , I used a glazing technique ... it took days to do but it was fun to do , and now I am ready to let it go [ I think ]
it's in my shop , I wrote a lot about it there !
Thanks for visiting me

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

mobile, angel heart.......sold

Ronnie sent me some lace , and some eyelet material..... thank you Ronnie
so I made an angel mobile . I like to go from SCARY to sweet . I think this is sweet although she [ the angel ] still looks a little nutty
I love to just hand stitch little things sometimes ... a nice break from painting
Her wings are wired with pearls and buttons
you can click the first photo to see it large
in my shop