Have a warm and wonderful holiday!
Monday, October 29, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
Saturday, October 6, 2012
For a walk by the creek where summer still lingers in the canyons. Splash, splash, over rocks and up the path to a forgotten meadow...
As my hand touches the silver ticket, the room fades and is replaced by a strange sight...
"Who are you? What show?"
"Hurry! And don't forget your ticket."
He took off down the path and as there was no place else to go, I followed. He stopped when we reached this - in the middle of the path.
"How?" The man in the green hat turned around and went back the way we came.
"Follow me" said the man in the overcoat. He took my hand and we walked right through. There were side shows...
This looks like fun!
This I had to see, take a closer look...
There was cotton candy and calliope music and the smell of popcorn, and well, I don't remember it all. As gray dawn filled the sky and birds twittered, I found myself in the old building - a small box and purple fabric beside me. This time the box didn't open. But I was right - what an adventure.
Many thanks to our hosts - Frosted Petunias and Incipient Wings.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
A silver ticket! To a mysterious carnival! I wonder ...
What sort of mysterious mysteries await? Why don't you pick up your very own silver ticket and join the fun?
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Monday, August 27, 2012
A Buddha bead from TierraCast - the patina didn't grip the slick surface as well as the brass pieces but I like the effect.
Accessories Susan with "reverse antiquing" - wouldn't it look nice with vintage text and a pink rose?
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Welcome to my studio - a bit late, but I'm going to blame it on Mother Nature. My studio is an un-heated, un-cooled, un-insulated garden shed in Arizona. I can handle it when it's 100 degrees but not 108 in the shade, which is what it's been lately and I've had a lot of work to do to get ready! The summer rains arrived this week which cooled things down but now the outdoors is wet and I do a lot of my stuff outside.
Brownie poked his nose out...
and says "Hi" through raindrops on the camera lens.
The maple trees and tomatoes were happy - what could be nicer than rain and sunshine.
The sunflowers weren't too happy with the gray skies...
So between flashes of lightning, rumbles of thunder and lots of rain...
Enter the Enchanted Forest, the sun is shining, the birds are singing...
the gnomes are tending mushroom gardens and the studio is open.
The jewelry making end of the workbench with tiny plastic drawers full of neat stuff, like...
a hand painted spool wrapped in ribbon.
The other end of the workbench...
complete with inspiration and a curious dragon.
Built in shelves opposite the workbench hide the clutter.
This is my find of the year - a metal card case with just the right amount of wear and rust. Set out for trash! All I had to do was haul it off!
Look at all those drawers - I've put all my seed beads, findings and a few projects away and still have some empty drawers. It's taken a lot of time to reorganize my studio, and there's still a lot to do but I'm always thinking about the next project and I like to put my ideas down on something decorative, like journaling cards. So here are some for you - print them on card stock, about the size of a postcard and use them to keep track of all your crafty ideas!
Henry David Thoreau
Thank you for visiting my studio and many thanks to Karen Valentine of My Desert Cottage for hosting this wonderful party!
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
He didn't want his picture taken, so I had to sneak up while he was sniffing the zucchini. Maybe he's camera-shy because we had his fur shaved - he's certainly cooler!
Happy 5th Birthday dear friend!