Friday, December 31, 2010

I made a doll :)

It's New Year's Eve and we're waiting on Blizzard #2 to arrive. Yesterday was pretty awful, not a lot of snow, but horrible winds and icy roads. There was a 100 car pile up about an hour or so south of our area. Luckily nobody was hurt too badly!
So today I'm playing. Dale most likely won't venture into town so I will bring in the new year most likely like I did last year. Sawin' logs! haha zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Just can't seem to stay up very late when it's just me here, but that's ok!
I've been a little slack in the 'healthy lifestyle' department and hope to also get back on track with that in the new year. My son and I are going to try the Paleo solution diet. Have you heard of it? It's basically lean meats, fruits, veggies, grains, pasta, beans or SUGAR! My goal is to try it for AT LEAST 30 days to see just how much better I can feel. I'm tired of being tired and sluggish, suffering from bloating and heartburn too. And the holidays did NOT help :)
Anyway, as 2010 ends here tonight, I will have coffee and some homemade Irish Cream and relax and reflect. Thank you all so much for being a part of my blog world and I've enjoyed being with you in yours. May 2011 bring much happiness, creativity, love and miracles your way!
Bless you all♥

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thank you for a wonderful 2010!

(Dale & I, Christmas Eve)

Still trying to catch up after all the holiday festivities but wanted to pop in and tell you that
We had a lovely Christmas surrounded by family and great memories were made! I hope to post more pics soon.
Hope you had a Merry Christmas too and wishing you all
A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Thank you for being a special part of 2010 for me!

Bring on 2011~ We are ready :)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

8 Inches

Just wanted to share our beautiful snowfall last night! It just seems so much more magical this time of year :) ♥

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas baking and a little painting!

What a busy time of year! I feel so lost and out of touch with all my wonderful blog friends :(
I'm just hoping you are all happy and healthy and busy too so you may not have noticed my absence?

Yesterday I had my youngest granddaughter over to do a little holiday baking! It was fun and she was so cute!

Here we had just made our little 'turtles'. Believe it or not, I couldn't find Rolo candies at Walmart so I ended up getting a store brand chocolate covered caramel candy and it worked just great! Fun and easy treat to do with a 7-year old!

I ruined 2 canvases this past weekend :( One, beyond repair due to gel medium, beeswax, etc. so I actually had to cut it off the frame! The other one I can paint over but's so disheartening to paint and have it all be for nothing. I think that's why sometimes I love the freedom that art journaling gives me. No pressure, no expectations, no worries!

I did manage to try another one and this one turned out ok I think :)

Around her halo is reads: 'His eye is on the I know he watches me'

Anyway, I hope you are all enjoying the getting ready for the holiday! Isn't it nice this time of year? People try so much harder it seems to be a little more kind♥

Before I leave you, I'd like to share with you a video of Nora's message to Santa yesterday. I love it.......and I love her!

Monday, December 13, 2010

20% OFF Etsy Sale!

I've decided to hold a little 20% off sale in my Etsy store. I activated a coupon code and I've never done this before so I sure hope it works!

I did a little painting over the weekend and will try post some pics later. Last night I was just in the mood to chill in my chair but the 'crafty-must-keep-busy' part of me decided to crochet a winter cap. It's more of a baret I guess.
I found the online instructions here:

I had a little trouble determining when it was big enough for my head so I think I quit a little early. I made Mieko model it this morning and did he like doing that? :) Not so much!

I'm hoping to finish up some shopping this week! I can't believe how fast Christmas is sneaking up on me this year!

Have a wonderful week!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Good Morning~ Happy Friday!

'Good Friends Keep Me Warm'

'I LOVE cream in my coffee'

Still working on some Christmas orders but I just HAD to take a break last night and paint for ME! I seem to be able to enjoy the other so much more after a little painting with no expectations :)

Here are a couple of ACEOs that I did up last night. They were fun!

Hope you all have a great weekend! How's the Christmas shopping coming along? I'm about half way there. I hope!


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A few special orders

These are 17 pound cement garden stones...12" in diameter and 2" thick. This is a garden scene with birdbath and two little birdies. Kind of hard to see, but they're there :)

The second is.....obviously not North Dakota. haha

Here are some of the slice black walnut ornaments I'm working on. I had to take pics at an angle because of the super fine glitter.

I have a canvas to finish, a lake home sign and 12 more ornaments and possibly 2 cream cans. I need to double check on those to see if they were Christmas gifts! ha I work best under pressure I guess.

When this all gets wrapped up, then I can play again! I have new oil paints and I'm dying to experiment with them. I almost returned them but decided.....NO!

Thanks for all your KIND comments on the polymer clay ornies. You're all way too sweet :)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Polymer clay just isn't my 'thang'

These are sad, huh?

I think I may just have to leave the cute polymer clay ornaments to the pros like my good, sweet friend Lori Allberry of Sugarberry Sensations! She's so awesome her designs are on huge posters in Michaels!

See? THIS is cute! She's amazing!!

But......I tried. I made 11 of these little dudes for this years gifts to all the grandchildren. I have 3, Dale has 7 and another one in the 'oven' ♥ They won't care what an amateur I am (I hope!) haha!

I've been busy trying to get some special orders wrapped up. I also picked up all my items from the gallery art sale that didn't sell. Basically, I picked up all but ONE item :) I will work on listing them on Etsy in the next few days. I put 2 up today and will hopefully get the rest up soon.

Hope you all have a wonderful week!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Good Morning!

'Morning Ritual'

Another little ACEO card. I LOVE my coffee....a little too much I think. And if I have flavored creamers in the house? Well, it's down right dangerous :)

Happy Friday to you all!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Just a little journal page

"May today there be peace within.
May you trust that  you are exactly
where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that
are born of faith in yourself
and others.
May you use the gifts that you
have received, and pass on
the love that
has been given to you.
May you be content with yourself just 
the way you are.
Let this knowledge settle into
your bones, and allow your soul
 the  freedom to sing, dance, 
praise and love. It is there for
 each and every one of us."

I received this lovely message in an email
yesterday. I love it 
so it is journaled!

Hope you are all having a wonderful week!

It's December......where has
this year gone???????