Saturday, June 27, 2009

2nd Annual Mad Hatter's Tea Party

I'm late! I'm late! But I still made it! :) Here is my contribution for A Fanciful Twist's 2nd Annual Mad Hatter Tea Party!

"Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop."

In honor of this great event, I'm having a giveaway! Become one of my kindred spirits by following my blog to be entered to win an Alice in Wonderland tassle! :) Drawing will be held on July 4th.

Have a great day!

Friday, June 26, 2009

The Mad Hatter Was Here!

See? He really was! It was quite a party! A party in honor of this:

Come back tomorrow for the video! Toodles! :)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!!

Going to be cooking today for the men in my life! :) Here's the post I did last year for Father's's worth repeating!
Have a great day everyone! :)

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Friday, June 19, 2009 was your day?

Hello Dolls! How was your day? Did you attack that never ending to-do list? Blow it off and play hookey doing something fun? Tell me about it! I'd love to know! :)

Here's what happened in this house:

Packed and shipped off some paintings...Lillian helped with this one...she wants to learn. Since I'm new to it all, we are figuring it out together. :)
Can you guess which one this box was for?Worked on our silly faces and played with Little People...this might as well be a picture of me as a kid. :)Worked on my Alice story doll...hey didn't that Queen of Hearts say, "Off with her head?!" I better make one...quick!Started a girl bonding tradition with my Lil. She was all light up inside over this!! My girl is growing up!

Your turn! :)

New House on the Market! lol

Hello all! I'm taking a break from playing around with my first adventures with beeswax and joint compound (but so far not together....hmmm?) to do Broomhilda a favor. Seems she's changed careers a bit and is dabbling in real estate. She asked me to post this here...for the full listing, you can go here. lol (Can you tell I'm in a quirky mood this morning?)

Where do witches live?

In a witch house of course! Up for sale today, offered by Spell Real Estate is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, with a beautiful potion room, uh, I mean kitchen.
This house was a custom build for a very particular witch. She loved polka dots...had her house painted that way with lots of texture. They are a bit hard to see in this photo...there was a full moon out that night and it produced some glare.

She was an great gardener too...those teal flowers are also used in love potion #9, just in case you need to make any.

The previous owner also had a great appreciation for all that glitters, so much so that her roof is nice and sparkly.Don't miss out on this great like this are rare and get snatched up quickly! This one is only available because the owner had a fight with her sister and she turned her into a...well, you don't want to know that now, do you?

House stands approximately 11" tall...a spooky addition to your lot!

Cackle Cackle Cackle!!

Materials: armature, paper mache, tissue paper, glitter, polymer clay, frog legs, eye of newt, and a dash of ground bat bone

P.S. Thanks ladies. If Broomhilda starts to sell for Avon, I promise not to post about it here! lol

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Paint Here, There, and Everywhere!

I just adore's so nice to have such a great friend in blogland! Watch her work her magic in this video! :)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

May Your House Be a Fun House!

I wanted to make a house that would remind me to keep my OWN home FUN...a FUN HOUSE!

This lovable house has LOTS of love love texture I tell ya!

This house may have a red roof, but it is green, green, GREEN! :) The fun house is made out of recyclables!

May your home always be fun...and covered in polka dots too! :)

It's appropriate that I post about my fun house on a Saturday! I hope you all enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, June 11, 2009


I love yard sales! :) When I heard that etsy was having a y-art sale, I knew I wanted to participate! I have original paintings, mini paintings, and even some home decor discounted for the yart sale...right here in my etsy shop.
You can find lots more by searching for yart as well! So go on, have some fun! Here's hoping you find yourself a treasure!


Tuesday, June 09, 2009

I Get By with a Little Help from My Friends...

Just a shout out to let you know I'm on facebook...are you on it too?
I'd love to have you as a friend!

Today's my Mom's birthday...Happy Birthday Mom!!

Friday, June 05, 2009

Allowing Yourself to Bloom! :)

Good Morning Ladies! :) I want to thank you for stopping by and thank you for all your recent comments! I save them all to reply to or come visit you on your blog. I really enjoy seeing what you are up to, in art and in life as well. I got so wrapped up in a visitor's blog yesterday, I'd like to find a way to feature those that follow my blog...there are just so many amazing women out there and everything you share is such a gift to me. :) Can you tell I'm loving blogland? :)

Anyway, I have another painting to share with's different, but I think the way it came about it is kind of neat.

I was waiting in line at McDonald's when a gardener came up and started hacking at an oleander bush. It was a beautiful bush, flowering and round growing along an already bare fence.

He chopped and hacked this gorgeous bush into a rectangle, cutting off all of the blooms. I watched in amazement as someone was getting paid to make something look worse, not better.

It frustrated me because that bush is meant to bloom! It's meant to flower and be a source of beauty for us and whatever pollinating insects would happen to come by as well.

It made me think about how people do the same things to themselves. They try to fit themselves into a box. More often than not it is used as an excuse.

"I can't make art, I'm _____."

"I couldn't possibly do the thing I most desire most- I am a mom, accountant, woman, ______."

There were things that you were meant to do on this planet during this time, right now. You are fighting nature just like that gardener if you keep trying to put yourself in a box and have perfect 90 degree hair.

You were meant to grow in all directions, and you can flower in all directions too.

My hope for you, as well as myself, is that we not limit ourselves and try new things. The thing you may be meant to do may be something you've never tried before. How sad it would be if we missed any of that.

The result of my time in the drive through was some added inches to my thighs and oh yeah, this painting! Maybe the next painting should be a girl who is blooming!

Are you blooming? Have you found what you're meant to do? What thrills your soul? Are you at least having fun trying? I'd love to hear all about it!