I am who I am and that's all that I am. I love my family and friends. I love to make art, all kinds! My interests are here there and everywhere! I'm glad you stopped to visit me!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Just a quick post today. I've been busy working on the circus quilt for my aunt today trying to finish it up. After awhile I just get so sick of looking at them! This quilt here was quite a find! My mother had helped a friend out by cleaning up a house after the owner passed away and these quilts were left there and she didn't want to mess with them so my mother took them. They are from the 30's and 40's I think.
This one actually has a quilt inside a quilt. I'm eventually going to take it apart and see the rest of this pink and green one on the inside. I also got about 4 quilt tops not finished as well. They have been put up for so long they stink!!! I'll quilt them first then wash them, I don't want them to fall apart.

Finally I worked on a painting for my living room. I really wanted a bigger canvas, but since I didn't have time to run to Hobby Lobby, this is what I had. I layed down old book pages first then just layered paint. After the paint was dry I cut the works from my Cricut cutter from vinyl. The heart is painted from another piece of paper then applied on to the canvas. I added some netting and a key hole. Did some shading with oil pastels, love them!!

Then I covered the whole thing in a coat of beeswax. I love it how it turned out. Now I just need to get a bigger canvas for my other idea brewing in my head!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The beauty of black n white...

Over at http://tracys-trinkets-treasures.blogspot.com there is a Black and White photo party so I thought I would join in too! This first pic is of my English Bulldog Zack. This is his permanent position. Every picture I take of this dog this is what he's doing...sleeping.
This lovely young lady is my daughter Meagan. She hates this picture and I don't know why, she took it. I just made it black and white and antiqued it in editing. This one is sepia and I just love this look. It's of an old truck that WAS in our junky neighbors yard until they hauled it off the other day. Noooo they took that truck! I Loved taking pictures of that darn truck!! Oh well..I don't think my husband will want me to find one to park in the back yard just for that purpose.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Antique store finds!

I just had to get out of the house today! I've been working on getting some quilts done and I needed some fresh air so I went to the antique store uptown. I found this cute little picture. It was a whopping $1.50, it was half off today. I like the broken watch. I'll take it apart and use if for a charm or something.
Gotta have the keys! I love old keys and these were all for $7.oo so they came home with me!!

I also found this little German prayer book for $2.00!

I don't know what I'll do with it, if anything, but I just love the pages!

Then I found some awesome tin type photos. $4.oo a piece. Is that a good deal on those? Really I don't know if it is, I just love the fact that their cheeks are pink! So that's my day. I am so tired today. We had some storms last night and the tornado alarm went off at 1 a.m. and my husband was up and watching t.v. to make sure we weren't gonna get blown away. I need a nap!!