“And above all,
watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you,
because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
― Roald Dahl





Monday, August 30, 2010

Songbird Zetti

I know I was just here,but my Zetti is ready!...For the Three Muses weekly Challenge .
I've never made one,but I had lot's of fun creating this.
Hope you likee:)

Spooky Monday

This weekend was absolutely gorgeous!!Cool and breezy on Friday and rain and thunder all day Saturday.

Last night I was outside for about 2 hours ,just sitting and enjoying the delicious breeze,and watching a myriad of kittens tumble around the yard. Baby Tuna is the only one that lets me take his pic:

I keep saying it feels so much like Fall,almost like I'm trying to will it here. Even though we have a little bit more to go,over at Wendy's Adventures in Wonderland it's already Halloween!!! well, not really but she having a Spooky Monday every week!
So grab your coffee (and your broom) and lets go take a look!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Pink Saturday

Happy Pink Saturday to everyone!
I found this amazing pink dish at a thrift store for 2 dollars! It sits on my desk now,usually with bubble gum in it, but for now strawberry marshmallows have taken up residence...probably not for long either,They smell so good!

Bought this plant holder in a icky shade of beige/green,I spray painted it and added the flowers,ribbons & candle...I was going for a chandelier look ,didn't really get there,but it's OK.

Today the sunset was breathtaking,it was so so pink, I had to run back inside and grab my camera...I haven't altered this! It was made for Pink Saturday.

This next picture is just a little something that made me smile and give thanks for just being alive:
I was doing laundry and was in that auto pilot mode,you probably know which one..anyway
I just happened to looked up and I saw these flowers and decided to take a picture,when I looked at them on my computer later I noticed that one of the little buds looked like a teeny bird,just there for me to see like a little gift.

It made me feel so happy,knowing that in the midst of the ordinary there are miracles...teeny ones like this one that we need to look for and immense ones like Collette's one.
Have a magical,day, and don't forget to look.

Shrine


I bought this little mirror about 2 years ago.I liked it and knew I wanted to change it,but up on a shelf it stayed,until now.
I removed the mirror,and repainted the whole thing,(it was a grayish brown shade)then I dribbled hot glue,beeswax and a little bit of melted crayon to camouflage the designs which were carved into it. they were fish and weird leafy things,that I didn't really like.Plus I wanted a bit of texture.You can still kinda see them but they aren't so bad now.
Her favorite canary figurine makes it a little more personal, as do the flower seed packets hidden in the little drawer.The sleeping cherub was mine,but I think she would have liked him.
Ok that's it for now, see you later for Pink Saturday!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

August paper dress

I know I'm super late with my paper dress for the Dress up Challenge it's almost September! But it's too cute a challenge to pass up, plus I have loads of time to work on my catch-up dresses now.
My parent's anniversary was this month and I decided to pay tribute.
I even used a bit of lace trim on the bottom that was falling off of my mom's dress.
Her dress was ivory,but she always said she wanted it plain white,but money was a factor for them when they started out,I have added a few white flowers in her honor.
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Frogs and Pancakes

Hello!
Very silly post tonight...but I had to write about it!
We went to Ihop tonight for dinner, I wanted pancakes but I didn't feel like cooking...anyhow,we went in, we ate,we came out to our car and this HUGE frog was right near it,maybe some people are used to frogs, but I'd never ever seen a live frog!Not even at a zoo or anything.It was so big! We got a picture and then it hopped off...I'm sure the people in the restaurant that could see us through the windows thought we were loony.I didn't care,all I could think of was that that frog would have done very nicely at the Practical Magic party next month!
Have a nice evening.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Pink Saturday

Today is my first official Pink Saturday!
I'm very happy to be included,I love pink!! I decided to use some things I have made.
Hope you enjoy.There's lot's more pink at
http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/

A cotton candy I felted and put onto a small paper cone,

This bitty pixie,made with paperclay,

Some roses I picked that I'm making candy with,but had to play around with first!

Have a great day!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

My mother's garden

This little girl reminds me of my mom,since she was happiest when surrounded by singing birds and beautiful flowers.

Here's a few old pictures of how some of her garden looked...she loved her sweetpeas most I think. She's been gone 12 years and there's a couple royal purple amaryllis she planted that still bloom every year right near her birthday.


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Art O Mat

We had a a really fun day today. We started out by going to My Addiction Gallery,where they have Tucson's first Art O Mat Machine!!!!!Finally!!!

This is what we got:
A necklace,

Bottle cap art,

A cat carved on a wood block,

And some polymer beads,

After that we went to a place called Oasis and got Strawberry raspados....

You can't tell from the picture but there's vanilla ice cream in there...yummmmmmm.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Hats and spells

I had another Halloween moment! I think the Practical Magic party is casting it's spell on me.I made two little witch hats.
This is the Sugarsugarplum hat,

I call this one Midnight Pomegranate,

and a little witch too!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Viva Frida...again!



In June I wrote about a dream I had about Frida and how I was asking her for inspiration....
i think one of the main reasons I had this dream is because of the huge mental block I was battling, I was frustrated,with very few ideas,and even those I couldn't bring to fruition.
Right after I had this dream,I created these paintings...I used acrylics,water color pencils,artificial flowers,decorative papers and covered it all in beeswax.
I've had a lot more ideas and inspiration lately,and maybe they aren't life altering or earth shattering,some are actually pretty silly at times, but they have made me happy.most of this happy creativity I think is due to the lovely,amazing women that come by to visit once in a while.There may not be many but when they do, they leave such encouraging comments....they have made me realize there's a little Frida in us all.
Thank you!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Queen of the night

I went outside tonight to look for small twigs and leaves....and as I stepped out the door something caught my eye!I thought they looked beautiful and I wanted to share them.


Saturday, August 7, 2010

candy clouds



I think these look like cotton candy!


I love the effect the sunset has on clouds.I just had to take these the other day.

Friday, August 6, 2010

love is blind,three muses challenge


I have an old raggedy teddy bear,it's been in my life since I was 5 years old,I just know that old bear has the heart of a grizzly...he obviously chased off that bogey man,I'm still here aren't I?
http://thethreemuseschallenge.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Is it Halloween yet??

It's looking alot like Fall to me!!! I love love love it!!!
So I put some Halloween music on (to set the mood)and made a couple spooky things...


Our cat,Tuna wanted to say hi, and I think she fits pretty well with the theme!
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