Thursday, November 25, 2010

HpPpY tHaNkSgIvInG

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my friends and family. I am grateful for all of you!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010

FaLl Is HeRe

Even though it was cold out today we still got a chance to get out a little. While visiting my mom in York we all took the golf cart for a spin around the yard. The Fall leaves were beautiful against the blue sky. Brittany, Maddie and Jon stopped to pose for me!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

NeW pAiNtEd ChRiStMaS sPoOn

I finished another hand painted vintage silver tablespoon to be listed for sale this week on Etsy.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

NeW wOrKs

 Four more spoons painted by Jessica that we will be listing for sale on Etsy.

And here is a small slate ornament that I painted.

FiNaLlY sHoWiNg - "GoDs AnD mOnStErS"

 This was my piece, I wasn't sure at first about entering it as I thought it wouldn't fit in. I'm now glad that I did as it did fit perfectly with the other works.

This is the first time I've had a piece of my art in a showing in over 10 years. I,m glad that I was able to overcome my apprehensions and entered the show. I really want to get working on more, join more groups and keep moving forward with my art. While at the show I also got to say hello to and meet some more of my friends from Twitter. This was overall a positive experience for me!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

mY DaUgHtEr'S wOrK

These are all the recent hand painted pieces by my daughter Jessica, these will also be lited this week in my Etsy shop!

PuMpKiN sLaTe

Here is another slate that I created recently. This along with others will be listed this week for sale in my Etsy shop.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

pAiNtEd ViNtAgE sPoOnS

My daughter Jessica and I have been working on painting items to prepare for the Lititz craft fair next year. Here are two of the vintage silver spoons that I painted this week. I will be listing them for sale on my Etsy shop along with the ones that Jessica also painted. Pics to follow!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

{Echo} Week 21 - Portals

This photo is inside a caboose at the Lititz Springs Park. I thought it was a good portrayal for the theme Portals. I took this photo only using the FX app on my phone.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

HaNd PaInTeD hAlLoWeEn rOoF sLaTe

I've finally finished hand painting this red roof slate. I will be adding it to my Etsy shop and will take orders if anyone would like one like it!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

tUeSdAy ThRiFt FiNdS

I found this hammer and punch for $3.00 total for using in my jewelry making. I wasn't thinking about it at the time but I should have looked for some sort of anvil too. But that gives me a good reason to go back next week!

These two cabinet cards were a steal at $1.00 and the bottles for $2.00 (the vendor had them marked at $5.00) The bottles will make great necklaces with wire wrapped tops!

The crystals are in perfect condition and surprisingly they were clean! This is only a view of a couple of them as I actually got a quart size zip-lock bag for $5.00. I will keep some of these to use in my jewelry or projects but I think I will share and list them on my Etsy shop! Keep an eye out!

I was walking past a table where a guy was digging through a box but I really wasn't paying too much attention to what was he was looking at, so I kept walking. When I heard the clanking of the silverware, it stopped me in my tracks and I went back. It was actually the seller and he was counting them. He had 10 cents each on the box and when he saw me looking at them he said he had just counted way over 100 pieces. He then offered to sell me the whole box of vintage silverware for $5.00. Of course I said "SOLD" immediately! He asked what I had planned to do with them as there weren't too many pieces that matched. I told him I planned on smashing them flat with a hammer. The look on his face was priceless! I told him my plans to paint on them and ended up talking to the guy for about 15 minutes about my art. I am excited to start using these goodies!

Monday, July 26, 2010

FeAtUrEd ArTiSt On ToTaL aRt SoUl

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One of my photography pics is featured this week on the front page at Total Art Soul. 
This is an exciting step for me!! My pic is the first pic in the 3rd row.


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