Monday, April 28, 2008

Hey Cupcake

There was a trip to the park this weekend, a couple of burgers, a a walk through the woods and a lot of painting and sketching. A great weekend in my book. Although Martha Stewart would turn me in for the "your house is a wreck" award.
Oh and April's CMP ATC was created. The theme this month: Listen

Friday, April 25, 2008

Explaining Soon

This is what I've been up to. More details to come.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Busy as a Bee

I've been busy as a bee so I thought Id toss a few oldies your way. Enjoy!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

And we did! We had a ball at our preacher's 80's themed birthday Saturday night. How funny to see an Atari as a table centerpiece. But not as funny as the giant Cell phone my girl friend had dangling from her arm... that was a real cell phone from back in the day. Funny... Funny. So checkout the hairdo. That took some work. And I converted one of my hubby's t-shirts into a shirt that said SAVE FERRIS from the best movie of that period... o.k. accept the John Hughes films, and ET... OK there were a lot of good ones. And then I topped it off by puffing it out around the waist as any good mall rat would have done.
My hair is still crunchy!!!!!!!!! Good by White Rain Hairspray.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Seeing her from the Crafters Perspective

My grandfather was so kind in blessing me with my Grandmothers sewing things. Her Singer Sewing machine in it's sewing table, the daisy covered bench that is also a sewing box, her sewing box, and all the treasures that were in these. I spent last night looking through these treasures and found that it was really like a time stopped in the 70's... when she picked up her craze beaded ornaments and hair bows, oh and anything crocheted. I knew my grandmother so well. I knew her hobbies, her love for yarns, beads, glues, fabric, and so on. But to fiddle through her things I realized how similar we are. I always felt kind of silly stashing things other than specifically sewing items with my sewing box, but what's this? It's a news paper clipping of relatives. And wait she bought oodles of goodies for the creative urges that must have washed over her as they do me today. An almost complete dress here, a pillow cut and pinned there, buttons of many types. I feel I know her even better now. I feel she was with me last night. I miss you Mom. I know you're probably enjoying a sewing circle in heaven with your mother and the angels, is it a quilt? Made of stars and light? We love you.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Corn on the Cob

My little one announced that she must have corn on the cob last night. She then went on to say that she has it at school and loves corn on the cob. This was then followed by "Sometimes we have corn on the cob at school, sometimes we have corn on the plate. But I like corn on the cob better than corn on the plate!"
I just love getting to see this world through their little eyes. And even better is listening to what sometimes comes out of those little lips!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Mary Engelbreit

I don't know about you ladies, but I love Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion Magazine. It's full of fabulous artists, yummy illustrations by Mary herself, and lots of cozy homes that are fantastically decorated. Her website has now been updated and has a new look to it. Along with some new features. Check it out at
Happy Monday Ladies.... No really! Have a Happy Monday!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Midnight in the Garden

I took a picture in Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, GA and then created this painting from it. This is the cemetery where the statue originally stood that's on the cover of the book "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" It had to be relocated from what I understand. I think people were messing with it in some way. This Cemetery is filled with beautiful old mausoleums and statues. The arm belongs to my hubby.
You can find out more about this historic cemetery at
and enjoy these beautiful pictures taken by the very talented Jeff Cochran at this link

See Yall later!