Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Wet, Wet Wednesday

Greetings All, We are getting more rain.....probably will mold and mildew any moment now. LOL
Guess I need to correct yesterday's blog, I did finish the tiny mermaid today. I just couldn't resist. What is the old saying, Make Hay while the Sun Shines! So I made mermaid!
The photo isn't totally accurate as the blog squishes it to fit in a square. It is actually an oval frame.
I thoroughly enjoyed painting her sea background and did it on TOP of the glass. I didn't want to destroy the frame which was thoroughly glued to a piece of felt on the back. The frame was made in Italy.
I am pleased with the piece :)~
Enjoy your evening! XOXO

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Tuesday Afternoon

Greetings All,
Tuesday Afternoon......hmmmm, my favorite Moody Blue's tune. Hope this finds you well. I am so excited to say that I have another bid on one of my ATCs. Yippee! This is so much fun.
Our temperatures are finally back in the high 80's which is a welcome relief!
I have so many art creations going on right now that I truly don't know where to start. Oooops, probably should go clean up my studio table so I can find myself. LOL
I am anxious to work on my mermaid, but promised myself I would finish a few others first that are farther along. I listed one of my larger pieces on Ebay today called Mermaid Brunch. If you get a moment, go look.....she was a lot of fun to do!
Well, back to the cleaning.......Take good care.

Monday, August 27, 2007

How Did Monday get here So Quickly??

Greetings all from Georgia,
It has been a wonderful series of off and on rain here in Georgia. Our rose bushes have pinked up again and are fabulous. When there color gets more vibrant, I will include a shot for your enjoyment. I love them, they are called Knockout Roses. They will grow as tall as me at 5'7"!!
I included a photo of my latest clay work. She is still in the raw, right out of the oven. I had a glorious time making this. She measures only 2 1/4" from tail to top of her crown!
I hope you are all well and enjoying your relaxation time.
Remember, give someone a smile tomorrow who doesn't expect it. It will make YOU smile again.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Saturday Postcript

Looks like I have another bidder on Ebay! Or I should say a repeat buyer! LOL
YAHOOOOOOOO! Life is good.

Super Saturday!

Greetings All! We finally got a marvelous thunderstorm last night complete with lightning show. Poor Lexi does not enjoy storms and was joined to my hip. I finally wrapped her in a throw blanket and she went to sleep. I will post a picture later today. She is such a cutie pie!
I listed my very first functional piece of art that I made on Ebay yesterday and already have a watcher. I am thrilled!!! It is a funky lamp which kept growing.
I am anxious to see how it does.
I am working on a wooden jewelry box currently and having a blast playing with my clay. Guess I am just an "old" kid! LOL
Time to go check the oven and see if my clay is cooked! Hope your weekend is spectacular!
Hugs to all.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Forever Friday!

Greetings from Georgia,
Looks like we might have a chance of rain in the next few days. The poor lawns around here are burning up!
I have been working fast and furious to get some more items listed on Ebay. Thanks to wonderful Carol's advice, I now have purchased a tripod and should improve my photography skills a hair! LOL
For those of you who enjoy functional art with a twist, check my Ebay listing for the Family Tree lamp which I created. It is made from gorgeous pieces of exotic woods, ceramic leaves and a few touches by Moi! Hehehe! What started out as a good Ebay find in a simple lamp kept growing....and growing. For awhile we thought we would have to name it!!!!
I will try to post a picture here later on this evening.
Enjoy your weekend! You earned it.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Tuesday's Gone With the Wind!

Greetings All from Still HOT Georgia,
But today we did get a bit of a breeze...of course, it feels like you stuck your head in an oven with a fan on. LOL But other than scorching the yards, all is well.
I am going to type something here I hoped I would never have to all you wonderful readers, bear with the HIGH HORSE for a paragraph or two.
Some of you may know I recently retired from a wonderful career writing curriculum for pre-school age children. I got so many hugs each day and loved every minute of it. But my family needed me at home, so I semi-retired pursuing my art from home.
What has a bee stuck in my bonnet is finding out that there are "artists" (I use the term loosely) out there that have nothing better to do than buy someone else's art and copy it. Okay, here is the scoop. Art is creativity that is supposed to come from YOUR brain and talents, not stealing another person's time and efforts. If you cannot create your own, then maybe you should choose another path to take in life. An art career has as much integrity written into it as your banker, whom you would not take kindly to stealing from you!
This did not happen to me, but to a dear friend and fabulous artist and it should not have happened at all. I realize that we all work in the same mediums such as wood, paper, collage, ATCs, cloth, clay, etc., but do your OWN thing! That is what makes the Art World such a joy to behold. Different strokes for different folks! (a little paint brush humor LOL)
So enough of that!
I have sold another piece and am thrilled beyond words. I am so grateful to all you faithful Minervas Madness purchasers. In case I failed to email it to you, any repeat buyer from me on an ATC gets half off their second purchase for shipping.
In my final thoughts, if you always treat others as you wish to be treated, then life gives you joy every day in some way. It might be small, but if you take the time to look, it is there waiting for you. Kindness is free, give it away!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Monday Already?

Hello All!
My, that weekend went by quickly. Seems I always have these grandiose plans for working on art all weekend and I turn around and it is gone! LOL
But I did manage to complete some clay work. There is something very relaxing about playing with clay. Maybe it brings us back to our childhood days?
Ebay seems to be sloooooooow right now, but I have managed five sales. I feel very blessed.
It is a neat feeling to have someone buy your creations.
Time to run....I hear a lamp in progress calling my name.
Enjoy your day!
Hugs to all,

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Already Thursday!

Greetings all,
Boy, this week has gone by fast. Before we know it, Thanksgiving will be here and the Holiday season begins! I love Thanksgiving...seems it is the one time where the family can all get together and catch up on the latest and greatest. I always bring out the extra table leaves and it is just a wonderful time.

Georgia is still very hot but the humidity has calmed down so it is tolerable. After 25 years in Central Texas, our little heat wave here is pretty minor to me.

We have been house looking lately for that "perfect" little retirement place. Georgia is a lovely state with so many tall trees and gorgeous flowers that it makes it hard to choose a spot. But we are working on it! I would love to be able to see Lexi run free in a backyard. Our condo is lovely, but dogs must be on a leash. I must figure out the video camera for that "first trip" into the backyard off her leash. It should prove priceless!

Well back to the mail...seems I never dig out of that ! LOL
Hugs to all,

Monday, August 13, 2007

Monday, Monday

Greetings All,
Well, it appears I have another Ebay sale. Yahooooo! I must say I am pleasantly surprised that items are selling. I know that building a reputation is so important and I am doing my best to achieve that goal.
All is well here, not quite so hot. I finished up a frog ATC yesterday that is quite unique. Hope to get it listed on Ebay today.
So, guess it is camera time. Why is it that I can paint with a micron brush with about 4 hairs in it and still take a blurry picture? LOL Must practice my technique!
Peace and hugs to all,

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Steamy Saturday!

Greetings All,
Another steamy day in Atlanta but it seems the country is in a heat wave. Praying for rain!
I added a picture today of my art helper, Lexi. She is a two year old cockapoo/shitzu mix.
I don't remember life before Lexi. Her momma was a rescue dog and we adopted her from a wonderful organization,
I am working on an art doll that may be the wildest thing I have ever done. LOL (maybe not)
I will post a picture when complete.
Ebay has been kind so far. I need to get the camera busy today and shoot some more of the completed creations.
Have a wonderful weekend. Stay cool!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

A Good Day to Paint!

Greetings All,
My, but it is hot here in Georgia. We are predicted to hit over 100 degrees again today. Makes me mighty grateful for air conditioning!

Since it is too hot to head out today, I think that gives me a good excuse to paint. I have been practicing my water color techniques which are a tad rusty. LOL

My dear friend, Carol has tagged me for Nice Matters! Thank you, my friend. It does matter!
It is fun to read blogs that are upbeat and nice.

Well, time to get busy and see what the creative juices can do today.

Peace and hugs to all!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Tuesday Thoughts

Hello all from VERY hot Georgia,
It is a steamy day here in Georgia, but no complaints, we have had a mild summer so far. I finally took some time off from Ebay and art to do some girly things. LOL My sweet hubby had given me a gift certificate for a facial which I used yesterday. My, that is some serious spoiling! And while I was trying not to fall asleep at the spa, sweet Lexi was getting her short summer "do" which is adorable. She pranced around for about 10 minutes on returning home, then had a long doggie nap. She loves the groomers!

I mailed off my first international sale today to Australia. That was exciting!

Tomorrow is our wedding anniversary and I must say it has been four glorious years being married to Fred. We have known each other ten years and still are best friends! We are very fortunate and blessed.

Time to try to get dinner going.....Mets game tonight and Fred will be glued to the tv. Go Mets!
Hugs to all!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Sunday Greetings from Georgia!

Hello All....
It has been a fun weekend watching listings end on Ebay and it seems I have managed to sell four items. I am quite pleased and hopeful that the viewings continue at the rate they are now.

All is well here and I have been madly working on some new pieces. Be prepared for some bizarre ATCs! My hubby thinks I have fallen out of a tree on my head. LOL

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.
Hugs to all.