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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Home Sweet Home...

...No not just mine but the Hearst Castle as well!  We had a wonderful week with our friends. We went to the Castle 2 days and the weather couldn't have been better!  It was amazing.  This is one of my favorite statues that sat in front of one of the Cottages.  At first I thought it was a deer but nope it's a goat & she is feeding him an ear of corn. So gorgeous, and so art deco, I love it.  I took so much video I ran the memory out & had to use my phone to take some pictures, which includes this one...

Here's a little DIY project I did a little while back
 with an aging tv tray.  I have been meaning to post it but...
it disappeared into my son's room.
 Before & After.
I finished the following painting I had been working on for a month or so & listed it in my Etsy Shop. Lots of thin layers of  paint on this one. I'm starting another. I guess I'm in a mushroom mood! Maybe succulents are next. I came home full of inspiration from being at the beach & at Hearst Castle. I was just as impressed with the landscaping as I was all the art.
"A Hidden Happy Place"

Friday, May 17, 2013


I'm off to meet up with my best friends in San Simeon in just a few days. Going to  the beach! Splash! We are going to tour Hearst Castle and spend some quality time together, spending the whole week down there. We are spending 2 days at the Castle. They have been very ill & Praises to God for their current health & us being able to get together. I am so excited to see them. I am hoping to get lots of inspiration at the beach, lungs full of salt air & sandy toes.
She is bringing me an attachment to my embroidery sewing machine that will enable me to download thousands of free embroidery designs and if that wasn't enough she embroidered me a tapestry! I can't wait to see it! Here is a picture of it, although I don't know what colors she used yet, that's a surprise. She did say that the thread looks like silk so it's gotta be gorgeous no matter what color it is. It was fashioned after a tapestry in the Palace of Versailles by Anitagoodesign. It's going to look so good in my woodsy home and it will be treasured most of all because it was made with lots of love for me.

 I just finished another "Little Swimmer" I get lots of requests for these! I just listed her in my Etsy shop.  I also finished a few mermaids one a commission. When I get back home I plan to list lots of pieces on Ebay to make room for more & de-stash my studio, it looks like a craft bomb exploded in there! Have a wonderful week!
"Refreshed Spirit"
5 x 7 on canvas panel
TGTG Ephesians 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind...

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A Little Word on Wednesday

 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

A painting by St. Luke a Disciple of Our Lord Jesus Christ.