Saturday, April 30, 2011

Potion Mistress....

I'm off to a garden tour for the day so I'm listing my Ehag Emporium piece a tad early.

This is the Potion Mistress, mounted atop a sign that reads
Black Hat Potions.

She is hand sculpted out of Papermache and her stragly white hair is sheeps wool.
I've cut the sign in the shape of a witch's hat, faintly seen behind the witch.

There are bat wings made of wire behind the witch's head as well.

The sign is distressed, with copper tacks and acrylic paint.
The Potion Mistress sees all and she awaits the ideal doorway to adorn!

Check out the Ehag Emprium to view this and wonderful Halloween art
from the the artists of Ehag.
To purchase, please my Etsy shop and thank you for looking!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Congratulations to the Royal Couple!

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Congratulations to the Royal Couple!

Loved all the horses!
The only stumble in the entire procession was an uncommon fall from one of the horses.
I guess the cheering crowd was too much for this fellow!

Runaway: The horse threw its rider before leaving the cavalry procession and bolting up Whitehall

 Homing sense: The riderless creature careers alongside the procession - but eventually found its way home to the stables at Horse Guards¿ Barracks

PHOTO: Horse Falls in Royal Wedding Parade
Fortunately, neither horse or it's 19yr old rider appeared to be hurt, and the horse made straight for home – the stables of the Horse Guards’ Barracks further up Whitehall .

Thursday, April 28, 2011

I see a sneak peek and a giveaway!

I don't know where the time goes and goodness, this year seems to be going by faster than the last.
That being said, it's nearly time again for the Ehag Emporium, this coming Saturday,
April 30th at 9:00pm (est) 
Don't forget to pop over and sign up for a chance to win one of the fun giveaways at the Emporium too!
You have a chance at one of my pieces,

"Mad Murphy"


Trish Stover's
"Even the Easter Bunny Can't Wait"


Kitty Halloween Pin


a single Halloween issue of Celebrate 365 or
a year's subscription from Connie Porcher!

So! Fabulous prizes to be had from these haunted hosts, just by leaving a comment over at Ehag Emporium!
Hope to SEE you Saturday night!...
I know these eyes see you!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter!

Years ago, my folks and I used to go to a wonderful place (which is unfortunately gone now) called the Antique Guild, in Tustin, California. This was a wonderland warehouse of antiques galore that had just been brought over from England and Europe, and you never knew what kind of treasure or piece of history you might find. Within it's cavernous walls they had an area called, "scratch and dent", for the unfortunate bits that arrived somewhat the worse for wear. Sideboards might be missing a carved Renaissance style cherub, or the 200year old hide glue had let go it's grip from an old English Carousel animal and it was now in pieces and in a box waiting to be reassembled by some loving hand. You just never knew what you'd find, and of course, this was in the days before Ebay when you just didn't see things like this.

One visit, I happened to spot a wonderful cast iron door propped up in a box along with a small knob of some sort, and a rusted out iron box still full of ash. Being attracted to anything old and laden with rust, I began searching for what it might have come from and got my Mom involved searching as well. Jackpot! We found this wonderful old Victorain wood burning stove/range from Manchester England.
We had the perfect place for it and bought it on the spot.
It took three men and a mule to lift it, but
 for nearly 35 years now, when people first come in the front door of our house,
 one of the first things they see is this lovely old stove.
I decorate it for each holiday, and thought I'd start sharing my stove creations with you this year.

A little Martha Stewart and Bethany Lowe...

Vintage bits, real quail eggs and dyed eggs, druzie Flourite crystals and of course..

Chickies and Buns!

Happy Easter!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Kiss the Earth....


Kiss the Earth

Walk and touch peach every moment.
Walk and touch happinesss every moment.
Each step brings a fresh breeze.
Each step makes a flower bloom.
Kiss the Earth with your feet.
Bring the Earth your love and happiness.
The Earth will be safe, when we feel safe in ourselves.
by Thich Nhat Hanh

Happy Earth Day! :-)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sunday Delight...

My Mom and I went down to Roger's Gardens in Newport, to see the Spring flowers and
oh my goodness...
what a display!
Not only did we enjoy the flowers but we got a chance to see fellow EHAGer, Vergie Lightfoot's
amazing Spring kittie collection. Like so many other artists work, photos cannot express how wonderful her work is in person. Fantastic!

We also saw such beauties as this purple Anemone above.

Then there were the many varieties of Cineraria, and we had to come home with these two.

This Clematis is the first of the blooms on my plant here at home and this year
it's just loaded with buds. Hooray!
What they say about Perennials is true...
The first year they sleep;
The next year they creep;
The third year they leap!

This is the entry to Rogers Gardens and what a show of Delphinium!
They were everywhere!

This is one of Roger's potted arrangements with the drought tolerant
Kangaroo Paws.

One of my Iceberg roses

The main room at Rogers had these large Horses overhead and birch branches eye-hooked together
hanging in the background, and it gave the impression of a wooded forest around the room.

The Double Delight in my garden is really budding out with the heat we've had these last few days.

This was a wall of ferns at Rogers. I thought it interesting how they combined
Maidenhair, Chinese Painted, Birds Nest fern (to name a few), and Bromeliads to a cooling effect
behind this restful fountain.

Hope you enjoy your day! :-)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Celebration of Life and Spirits in the Heavens!

Today the PFATT sisters of Primitive Folk Art Talk & Tea, along with the family and friends of a beloved and missed PFATT sister, Penny McAllister, released balloons to celebrate what would have been Penny's 59th birthday.

This is also to celebrate the lives of all loved ones who have past.
Whether long lived or far too short, know that you are loved and missed.

Blessed be to All.

Friday, April 8, 2011

WIPed into shape....

So after much ado, then procrastination, fiddling about, then more ado, I decided to say adieu to
trying to sew actual little clothes for my gentleman bun, and just sculpted them instead.
I must say, I have SO much admiration for the artists that make the clothing for their creations. For some reason, messing about with the needle and thread somewhat manifests to me as, instead of writer's block, something of a sewer's block or something. For now, I'll have to conclude I'm meant to do otherwise ... which I must say, I'm VERY happy about.
Does anyone else out there find sewing a challenge? I've made a Renaissance Faire costume for my horse and I years ago, but that was over sized and it seems much easier to hide a mis-stitch on larger projects.
 As my Grandma Tinnon used to say (she was an excellent seamstress by the way), 
"On a galloping horse, no one will notice!"
Now, if only my art customers were on galloping horses! Ha!
No, I've not given up, just putting tiny sewing on the back burner. What a relief!!! 
At any rate, here are some of my works in progress, awaiting paint.
I also have a couple of small paintings in the works as well.

The flowers in bloom this week are ravishing red.

My Mr Lincoln rose has gone crazy and is loaded with blooms. 

The Abutilon over the pond is loaded down with flowers as well.

The Salvia is looking lovely too.

Have a super weekend!