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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Making my way back to the studio!


Now that our yard sale is over (and thank goodness for that!!!)
and some of our spring planting is finished,
I finally feel like I can get back to the studio!!!

Tammy was working on a few projects and noticed the beautiful
sunshine, sky and trees through our studio window.
I had to take a pic to share with you!!!!

The curtains are antique and sheer.
We have a string of pretty pearl garland draped on the rod as well.
The weird spiral thing you see is and old
store rack that I love.
I need to put all of my favorite antique baby dresses on it
but haven't gotten around to it quite yet!




And that's a dress form that I've pinned tons of stuff to.
I love looking at pretty things in the studio!!!






And our newest addition to the studio:
WONDERFUL task lighting so us ol' girls can see what we are doing!!!
I just love them. And our poor eyes needed them!



I'm trying my hand at button jewelry!
I've been wanting to do this forever and it seems like the perfect time
to give it a go!!!


So stay tuned sweet friends!
Hopefully I'll have some pretty pieces to put in my Etsy store soon.

Thank you always for visiting me here,
I cherish you all!!!

Hugs and love,
Dawn




Sunday, April 14, 2019

Spring is here in Georgia and I love it!!!!




Isn't it so wonderful how the spring of the year feels like a beautiful renewal???
We moved to our new home in the fall and
as it was pretty with all of the fall colors but
things changed fast with all the leaves falling
and the cold weather approaching.

I haven't shared this before but we have moved in with 40 year old friends and
are now sharing their home and ALL of the expenses!!!
They too are empty nesters and invited us to share their home with them.

They lost their youngest son (one year older than our Noah) in a tragic car accident
four years ago and the older daughters have moved away.
They have a huge home with an in-law suite that they occupy and offered
us the rest of the house as our own.

I met these precious souls, James and Tammy at my first day at art college.
Long story short, they fell in love...
Dennis and I fell in love and married a year before they married and
I was pregnant with our first son Brent at their wedding!



Dennis and I were the best man and matron of honor at their wedding.
And we've been friends for soooo many years now!
Dennis and James went to school together and were even co-workers too.

Oh, and they are both true artists!!!
And now, in our new home we have a gorgeous studio!!!!
Perfect for all creatives and of course I brought all of my supplies!!!

Anyway that is the backstory.
It has been a beautiful thing for us.
We have dinners together, laugh and reminisce then we all
retire to our separate living spaces to watch a little TV before bed.







So now to making things beautiful!!!!!
Our sweet deck is in dire need of new floor boards
so understand they'll be replaced soon.
But I couldn't help but do some spring planting today!





Mint!



Basil!



Just a random found nest that I placed a river rock inside...that kind of looks like an egg!



And one more ~




A few asparagus ferns with sedum in between!


A little rosemary ~



And chives!



The ferns have been planted and are ready for the front porch too ~




Different varieties of sedum have been planted in the old birdbath too!
Yes, it's rachet, and has been broken but glued back together.
I think that's why we love it so much!






Happy Spring precious friends!!!
Thank you always for following me and my journey through life.

Hugs and love,
Dawn



Thursday, March 28, 2019

A few new studio photos to share!


I am SO happy that the new studio is almost finished!
You all knew how much I had and it truly has been a challenge
fitting it all into our new space but it's working!






OH and in other news....
I've decided to go silver!!!!
It's kind of hard because I've used cheap box color on my dark hair for so long.
But my sweet niece Adrian worked for hours to get me to this point!
It's a work in progress but I'm ready.
I'm almost 58 years old and tired of coloring the stuff!!!




Just our kitty sweet Luna loving the trash basket!



I still haven't gotten back to creating because I've been working on a huge yard sale!
My son and I have been going through all that I have and he's purging from his home as well.
As soon as it's over I pray that I will finally feel comfortable enough to create again.
So in the mean time I've taken a few close up photos of the new studio!!!






It's okay to have a few mascots, right?
Our precious otter and my antique Tutti doll.













Always surround yourself with all that you love!!!
It will inspire your creative soul and be such a precious space of refuge.


Thank you always for stopping by to see what I'm up to.
I'm praying that very soon I will have new offerings that I've made too!!


Hugs and love,
Dawn



Monday, February 11, 2019

Today marks TWELVE YEARS for this little blog!


Can you even believe it??
February 11, 2007 I posted my very first post here.
I know I don't post as often anymore,
seems folks love Facebook and Instagram right now.

Blogging has become outdated but
truth-be-known,
I've met the most precious friends here!!!

Thank you always for visiting me and following
my life, my journey and my art.
And so, to celebrate I'll will actually POST today!!!!
HAHAHA!!!




I'm in love with all the precious birds in our new neighborhood!
It's an older neighborhood so the trees are huge and so we have
tons of different birds and other visitors too!
Even chubby squirrels ~ I'm sorry, I just love them!
I had hamsters when I was young and they remind me of them!




I started off with this lame bowl full of birdseed on the back deck
but after a heavy rain it instantly became soup!!!




I can see this sweet feeder from my computer so you know I love it but
something had to change.




I found this covered feeder at Wallyworld for only about 20 bucks.
Now, that's much better!!!





After days and days of rain in Georgia, it was so great to see the blue sky again!




We finally emptied our storage unit and put our leather furniture in the living room.
I'm so loving it all and very thankful for our boys who made it happen!



And guess what???
The studio is FINALLY taking shape and is looking wonderful!
Here's a sneak peak and I promise I will share more photos later.




The new studio is already inspiring me!!!
When you see all of your beautiful supplies, you are
reminded of the cool ideas that you had while buying them!

I can't wait to get back to creating but I have a bit more to unpack.
Says every hoarding artist!!!
But what I say is you can't create without supplies...
the more you have, the more you have to draw from.

Wishing you a sweet Valentine's Day dear friends!!!
You know I love you all ~

Dawn



Saturday, January 5, 2019

Happy New Year dear friends!





Yes...I know. I know.
I've been gone a long, long time.
But I really do love this blog and SO pray
that I can connect with you all
much more here this new year.

The transition of moving was so easy, the move?
Not so much.
I hate to keep harping on that fact but it truly was a hard thing.

We are now settled in our sweet new home and now that Christmas is over
I feel like I can now concentrate on decorating AND
of course working on the new studio!!!

When you have the amount of STUFF that I have, because believe me
when you are an artist you really need the items, materials and supplies
to create what comes to your mind...it's a daunting task to organize it all.

So that is my goal for the new year!!
To get the new studio organized and ready to make beautiful things!
My muse is poking me and I am ready to create!!!

I pray you had a beautiful Christmas, we really did!
And now that it's the new year it's time for me to shake off the old
and begin with the new.

Our small tree with big love...



I watched our precious grandbabies while mom and dad had appointments.
Can you believe baby Tilly??? She will be a year old Jan. 25th!!!!



Nine year old big sister Clara is always willing to help! Tilly loves her like a second mama!



And brother Murray chills watching his very favorite show!




Then the princess Tilly sleeps!



We decorated for Christmas...




We celebrated our sweet grandson Owen's 2nd birthday too!!! Born on Christmas eve
and now his daddy and mama, David and Heather are expecting a baby girl in May!!!
We are all SO excited!!! Her name will be Lily...how beautiful is that??







Happy New Year precious friends,
I'm praying for a wonderful one for each and every one of us!!!

So now I will get back to getting my new studio in order because
I am so ready to get back to creating!!!
Wish me luck angels!
I'll share progress soon, promise!

Hugs and love,
Dawn




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