Thursday, May 31, 2012

portal moon

I didn't have time to grab my tripod but the moon looked like a portal in the sky tonight.  We were outside looking for the local ufo reported in the town north of us.  Also saw a pulsing green and blue light in the NE sky.  

My flowers

Finally caught a picture of the Morning Glory blooming.  I don't get up early enough.  Ha.  It was cloudy today.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Buddha chimes

I made another set of chimes for the porch.  I love how they look all together.

I plan hanging even more stuff.  

Got this great two sided Buddha at Sparks so it became my inspiration.

From the dining room.  Not a great picture.

Friday, May 25, 2012

With clematis

My no diving sign with flowers.  Logan's sunflowers are getting big!

View from the porch.

Last years lavender and smudge stick.

Grandma's big gardening knife.

Got this pot tower idea on pinterest.  Love how it turned out and now the small pot on the top is useful again.  I found it too small to keep anything alive it in and when I saw the idea I knew it would solve my problem. 

This all came back from last year.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Creative chaos

New beginnings.  I bought this wire lantern thingy at the pool store for fifteen bucks.  I'm going to make it into chimes.  Buster refuses to let me use the million dollar grooming devise so I use it for chime making.  

My studio is a wreck!  But I am totally inspired.

Spent yesterday using the dishwasher to distress my aluminum.  My husband wasn't real thrilled but no harm done. 

I use a plastic tray to gather any items that might make it special.  I can then return the drawers after each project and have the tray for the next project.

I have so many projects going at once the studio is a mess!

Tabled but not forgotten.  This is what I really want to work on but trying to heal the knot in my shoulder.  Wish I could figure out how to paint those baby heads without holding it with the other hand.  I guess I need to pace myself and not do it for forty eight hours straight.

Chime parts and pool basket.

These bells are ready to hang.

Monday, May 21, 2012


Did a little decorating on the porch.  Going to hang even more chimes this summer.  

Friday, May 18, 2012

Kewpie clown

Here is a little sneak peak of my latest project.  I tried to stop this project but no way.  Maybe I'm workings through some childhood clown trauma.  This is really going to be cool when it is done.  Unfortunately, I have a huge knot in my shoulder from painting baby clowns so I didn't get to work on them at all today.  Hate when that happens.  I thought I quit in time yesterday but I hurt myself bad.  It is like that when I get inspired.  Can't stop working.  I was almost to the fun part, the distressing, when I had to stop.  So, Buster and I enjoyed the warm weather and the pool today.

Monday, May 14, 2012


I got the bells on the left for fifty cents at Sparks.  What a deal!  The one on the right I combined a big bell I got at the freight store with a snowman Christmas ornament.  Just removed the snowman and wired the bells together.  They both already had the rope which made for a perfect fit. 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Steampunk time machine

After my trips to New Orleans and Sparks, KS this spring I finally got inspired to get this time machine out of my head.  I had been collecting the brass and when I found this GIANT light bulb it all came together!  So happy when that happens.  First destination 1969 Woodstock, NY.  

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


I found some great yard art in Sparks, KS this weekend.  Big bi yearly flea market about two hours north of here.  It definitely sparked my creativity.   

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

mic page

I used my hand craved stamps to layer up this page.  This is one of those pages that goes on for days.  I covered my art totally so many times.  I have that problem painting also.  Sickness.