Friday, August 1, 2014

Green Onion Fairy Contest

Thursday, July 31, 2014

FAIRY GARDEN 2014 Contest

This fairy stuff has been so much fun for me.  Working in a different scale in fairyngardens is a littlemtrickier than yoummay think.  Just like train sets, they come in different sizes, so when you are selecting people, trees, cars and fun things for the scenery with the trains, you have to take scale into account.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Three is a Crowd or is IT?

 Mixture of doodling, painting, scripture and just loads of fun on Monday nights.  Missed Tracy this Monday and I can see that it is starting to become my date-nite working on flowers; the type of art I would not normally do, but because it is out of my zone, I am enjoying it.  I need to simplify though.  Most of my work is always jam packed; kind of like how I decorate my house too!

loads of stuff, especially cream stuff, lace stuff, antique stuff, junk stuff, stuff, stuff, stuff:)

Watercolor pencils, Acrylic and Buttons at Tracy's Monday Night Special

I AM collage from Tracy's Monday night class

It is so awesome to be able to have a regular routine of painting, drawing and collage at Tracy's Monday Night class.  Life is so busy, so tough at times, that I look forward to sitting down and doing what I love so much, and I also get to do a different technique that Tracy teaches, and think on scriptures that go along with my work.  I loved this one because God calls HIMSELF the Great I AM.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Rusty Mantel Part 2

What do you think of when I say RUST?

How about the word AUTUMN?

and yum, how about a mantel?
Here is my opinion...

 This year, it has been a bit odd.  Even though I love white and shabby chic with a bit of turquoise and pink and mint green and cream, and a robin egg blue...:)  I am loving browns and blacks.

So voila!  Rusty Mantel with a rusty round table, a black garden gate, and the folk art black star.
All around these pieces are cork, candles, old alarm clocks, keys, brown bottles and globes and my AUTUMN pennant that I made out of burlap, a stencil with black ink and various ribbons.

I lovvvvvvvvvvvvvve summer, but I love decorating for the fall.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Garden Seed Harvesting Time

 I love harvesting seeds almost as much as I love planting them because I know I will have heirlooms, and I don't have to buy as many seeds next year and I can share yea!

This was supposed to be a video and it is not working, but I think it is kind of cool that it looks almost like a slide show in its own way.

Take brown bags you buy at the Dollart store, and go out, cut the plants down to the ground, and stick the stems upside down in the bag, use an elastic band or twine and close the bag so it is tight and the seeds will stay in the bag.  You can also just pull the flower head off and throw that into the bag to save space and then  ut the bags in a shoe box and store in a closet for the winter.  Don't forget to label the bag or just write on it with a marker or pen what the plant is.  I don't care how good you are, good chance you will forget which plant is in which bag.  I have an idea....When you plant your seeds, take the envelope from the seeds and keep them, then in the fall, put those seeds in the envelope and you will save room from the size of the brown paper bags.  Use white envelopes instead of paper bags, use zip lock bags, make envelopes out of pieces of paper and just fold in half and staple, be creative with any idea you have to make a sealed enclosure.