Thursday, May 31, 2012

Lagging behind...just a bit ~

I am.
Lagging that is.
Lagging behind with my little creative muse.
Lagging behind with most everything around here.
You're lucky to have clean clothes.
I mean it.

It seems the minute school's out,
I want to RELAX.....
Sleep in...stay up late watching goofy TV...
and even at 50 yrs. old
I still want to

I've not been very busy this week
but hope to get going soon!!!
I just keep walking through the studio
staring at all the goodness,
but that's it.

Real soon.
I'll get back to it.
It's in me and I can't help it.

Have a wonderful Thursday dear friends,
hugs and love,

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Welcome Summer!

And we sure did!!!!
We had several family get-togethers this past weekend
and have had so much fun!

So what have I been up to?
Just being with them ~
Sweet Clara...swimming for hours and hours like a little fish...

Noah and Clara enjoying the cool water together
at Uncle Mark and Aunt Susan's house ~

David, Chase and Noah enjoying the deck and grillin' out.

Brad, David and Chase's pool ~ we had a blast!

Our oldest, Brent, smokin' some AMAZING ribs for the entire family....
and we're talking a MASSIVE amount of ribs!

Noah looks mad but he wasn't...just enjoying the pool ~

One last photo to share with you, sweet Clara.
Her mama took this pic last week and I just love it ~

I have a special request sweet friends...
Lisa's little 3 yr. old niece, Gracie,
had an terrible accident this past weekend.
She suffered severe burns from falling into campfire with hot coals.
Gracie is having surgery this morning at 8:00 am for skin grafts.
My request?
Your precious prayers for wise doctors,
relief from pain and swift healing for this
tiny little girl.
Thank you so, so much.

Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday dear friends,
hugs and love,

Monday, May 28, 2012

We honor you ~

Thank you to all of those precious souls who have served
and to those who are still serving our country ~
to keep us free.

We honor you, your family
 and all you have sacrificed for us!!!

Wishing you all a wonderful Memorial Day ~
hugs and love,

Friday, May 25, 2012

New handmade goodies!

First, a few fern images ~
I love ferns...I love MY ferns!
I have four on the front porch and LOVE it when
they are full and lush....

Can you tell what they are?
iPhone progress!
I used canvas drop cloth fabric, tan and cream ticking and
warm and natural batting sandwiched between.
All have been laundered and pre-shrunk, so that's a good thing!
The pic below is BEFORE embellishing ~

Here are the AFTER pics!
I only made two, just testing out the fabrics and style ~

Just listed in my Etsy....I think I'd like to make more of these!
They were really fun and now that I have the method
down pat, it will go faster next time, don't you think??

Today we will attend the mini graduation
of our youngest son, Noah, from middle school
Plus it's the last day of school for Noah for the summer
YAAAAY! For him AND me!!
Being the night owl I am,
believe me, it's a good thing :)


Have a wonderful Friday precious friends!!!
hugs and love,

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Rambling on but always wanting to share ~

Seems some days my posts just have to be "whatever" posts.

No particular point...nothing wonderfully new or creative to share,
but yet I still want to post and say hello to you dear friends.

The photo below is one I've always loved.
Our oldest son Brent went to college at Savannah College of Art and Design...
we would visit occasionally and this is a photo I took
during one of those visits.
It was taken in the Bonaventure Cemetery ~
just look at the age and patina on this beautiful monument.

A few free vintage images for you to print to make artwork or even simple cards ~

The photo below is one I took in my old studio and I just love it!
It's of an old little girl's crinoline I had hanging from the ceiling.
Don't you just love how the light shines through it?

Do you remember these?
I scanned the sweet bird and bunny from a vintage coloring book
and cleaned off all of the coloring some little child did ~
Wouldn't they be precious embroidery patterns for Redwork?

Well, that will be the end of my rambling for today...

Wishing you a beautiful Wednesday sweet friends!!!
hugs and love,

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Before and After....and of course lovely images!

I've been digging through all the photos on my computer!
I was just looking around,
and you know what?
I've been a busy girl these last five years!!!!

Good grief ~ I'm tired just from looking at it all....
and of course it's all documented here on my blog.

I wish so bad I could afford to create a book of my blog....
five years, 1900 posts.....
boy, it would cost a fortune, don't you think?

Here are a few gorgeous images for you:

To save the LARGEST size of my images:

Right click on the image.
Then....Left click the image AGAIN.....
you will now have the FULL SIZED IMAGE.
Now you can right click it to "save image as"
and save it to your own computer.

The two images below always, always take my breath away!
I have got to make something from them soon ~

One last little thing ~ while looking through all the old photos,
I ran across the piece that I just created my artwork in!!!!

Here is the before (on the left) and the after (on the right)
I painted the entire frame because the distressing was too manufactured
for me and the color was just too white for my taste.
Now it's painted a creamy ivory and
I did end up sanding just a tiny bit off
here and there....

Thank you so much for stopping by to see me!!!!
I treasure your comments.....

I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday sweet friends,
hugs and love,

Monday, May 21, 2012

Something new from the studio ~

Do you ever make something that you LOVE?
When I make these nature assemblages...
it's truly HARD to part with them
because they strike a chord with me.

This is one of those shadow boxes you find at the thrift.
It has three sections and they usually have these fake little
potted flowers in each section ~ I know you've seen them.

Well, I've had this one for YEARS.
And I'd even ripped the stuff out a long time ago too!
But I finally made my way to it and decided it was time to
transform it into what it was meant to be.

A simple assemblage.
Filled with beautiful fragments of nature...
gathered specimens...
and wonderful elements from the wood.

You can see the shadow box part in the photo below...

I've just listed this piece in my Etsy store!

Well dear friends, we have another week ahead of us....
what shall we do next???
I hope you can carve out a little creative time just for YOU

Wishing you a great Monday precious friends,
hugs and love,

Friday, May 18, 2012

And the winner is.....

Sonya said...
 Hi sweet Dawn,
I would love to win this piece! Congratulations to you!
I remember years ago when I first started blogging.
You were the first one that I found and followed!
Thank you for the inspiration of the years and the soap! ;)
Love and hugs, Sonya

 Sonya of Counting My Blessings!!!!!!

Thank you all so very much for your
sweet comments on my giveaway and for
always stopping by to see me ~
You guys are the BEST!!!!!

Wishing you a beautiful weekend,
hugs and love,

Last day to enter my celebration giveaway!!

To celebrate my 1900th Post this week,
I've having a giveaway with the gift being
a piece of my artwork!!

If you've not entered et
just CLICK HERE to
comment to win....
giveaway ends this evening at 6:00 pm EST

Wishing you a wonderful Friday dear friends!!!
hugs and love,



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