Thursday, January 31, 2008

The little shelf that was.

We have a rather small kitchen 9'x 9'.

Our fridge was pushed right up to the stove, but there was a slight space if we pushed the fridge to the wall.

One day I was cooking and I noticed that the side of the fridge was way to Hot. I told my husband that we needed a small shelf like creation to go between the fridge and stove.

Hunting begins...

I, again, went from yard sale to yard sale, but could not find anything to the dimensions that was needed.

At this same time my husband and a friend were replacing our back door and had extra 4x8 wood.

It took me a wkend to get it built (having to work around taking care of the kids).

I topped it off with green milk glass pieces that I already had, I love stained glass.

The very top usually has a loaf of bread on it. The 2nd shelf holds cutting boards and the 3rd did hold my cook books, but I recently switched those out with extra pans/cooling racks.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Love Monsters

These are my lil Love Monsters.
Why would you want to give the same commercialized bear, gorilla, dog, monkey or cat, when you can give a soft Love Monster.
They are about 9+ " tall, red and pink. The fabric has the word 'LOVE' all over it. They have felt details (eye, mouth and heart); there is a heart on the backside of each one. The are under stuffed so they are really soft and squishy.
Great for kids!
*There are imperfections in each one & no two are alike.
There are Only 5, so get'em before they are gone!!! Look for them at

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Sexy Pink Passion 3D Rose ~ New Piece

This is a happy accident, it started out as a drawing and morphed into a 3D piece. Made from polymer clay, a little paint, some glue and tissue paper....If you are interested, I listed it on my etsy shop

Please tell me what you think!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

My Art Station...

For many many years now I have had all my art supplies in at least 15 different places, never were they together.

I guess about 7 years ago, my husband and I picked up a Hoosier top at a yard sale (I've always wanted a Hoosier). Since the day we acquired the Hoosier, it always was stuck in a storage unit or garage. After we bought our first home, I had come to the conclusion that I was tired of moving the Hoosier from place to place, never being able to use it. From out of the blue, I decided that If I could find a base to my top that I could turn it into a really cool art station.
The search begins...
I went from yard sale to yard sale looking for a base, keeping in mind that I would only spend, at the most, $25 on it.
My dear friend came to visit last May, she and I went to the local Goodwill and low and behold...guess what I found?! It was perfect! The right height, length, depth and it was $25!!!

We have a wall in our dining room that is just right to be the home of my art station.

It's time to marry these two pieces into one...
I started by sanding the Hoosier top and taking it back down to the original wood, I did the same for the base.
We carefully placed the Hoosier top onto the base and it was just perfect! The next days I spent painting and staining the station.
I am so happy with the way it turned out, however, I did paint dots on the inside of the Hoosier (yes, dots! Why dots!!!?); it doesn't look good and I do plan on fixing it in the future, just not now.

It is home to all my drawing and painting supplies, stained glass, beads, clay and it even houses all my photo albums.
When it is all closed up, it looks like just another piece of furniture.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Definition of...

I would always cringe when someone would refer to me as an artist. I would respond, 'I am not an artist, an artist is someone that is dead and their work hangs in a museum.' It has taken me years to realize that I can do things that some people cannot.

With this in mind, What is an artist?

a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination
a person who paints pictures or is a sculptor or is skilled at one of the other arts
a singer, dancer, actor etc
a person whose work shows exceptional creative ability or skill
a painter, sculptor, or writer, who is able by virtue of imagination and talent or skill to create works of aesthetic value

Saturday, January 19, 2008


What is the price of art?

What I am...

What I am.

I can't sing.

I can't dance.

I don't act.

I don't scrapbook.

I don't stamp.

I don't do sports.

I don't do cars.

I don't do politics.

I am not good with words/spelling.

And I only cook because I have to.

Therefore, I create with my hands and mind...Art. I have been drawing and painting all my life.
I grew up watching my mom draw and paint, I would copy her art (I still have her originals and my copies of hers).
There is this Indian bust she painted many many years ago and she has asked me to 'put a face on him'. I refuse to do it because I like the way he looks, that and I do not believe one should mark on another's art.
I know I am truly having fun and into 'it' when my hands are covered in paint (or whatever medium I am using at the time).

About 16 years ago I started playing with clay, I love how it molds into whatever you wish it to be.

I also Love photography. My aunt is a professional photographer. She and I are different; she does professional posses. I, however, enjoy In The Moment pictures and what I like to call my Up Close and Personal pictures (flowers, plants, stones, architecture, etc).

I like playing with beads & stained glass too.

*Art is in the eye of the beholder. Not everyone should like the same thing, how fun would that be?