“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





Sunday, July 14, 2019

mini ornaments


How has your weekend been?
It's been very toasty here..
  Monday and Tuesday are supposed 
to have a high of 114.
As you can imagine,
we don't venture outside much during these months 
I prefer to stay in and create.
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I finished up a few ornaments I started yesterday.
this first one is made out of Sculpey and pipe cleaners.


I made this with pipe cleaners,
paper flowers and a Lisa Kettell doll face.


This little box ornament holds a tiny girl, glittered trees & stars.


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I have to get going now, hope everyone has a  
great Sunday.
I'll be dropping by your blogs for a visit really soon.

 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Wild Things, Stranger Things and sad things.

Well, it's July!
How the heck did that get here already?!?
I swear, it seems like I post
then I get back on a few days later 
and two weeks have gone by!
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You know how I'm creating
 a 'Where The Wild Things Are' altered book? 
Well, the other day I made this little clay piece.
He reminds me of my cat, Peeves:)



 This next piece is a wall hanging made for
the Hellgnome's Deathdigis design team...

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We celebrated the 4th by having a 
'Stranger Things' party...
Do you watch it?
We had a few friends stop by for barbecue, dessert
and a few episodes of the third season.
I had to carve this, it's easier to do than a pumpkin
because I'm allergic to gourds.
But it's way messier. 


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Today is a sad day for me, it's been seven years
since my beloved pup, Kane, passed away.
He was sweet and happy all the time, never barked,
helped bring the groceries in and would pick up
his toys off the floor at the end of the day.
He was the best dog and i miss him terribly.














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Well I'm off to watch another episode of 'Stranger Things'
Ive been informed that the popcorn is ready!
Have a nice weekend.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Today is fairy day!


How was your weekend?
I had a great one.
Did you do anything to celebrate the solstice?
It's not my favorite time, but I am happy
that the days are going to start getting shorter soon. 
 

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 I found some really great memes
the other day and wanted to share them here.

I do most of these..worrying less is something 
I need to work on though, lol


 This one is my favorite. 
I love the idea of just being comfortable with yourself.

 Obviously, this one goes without saying.

Did you know today was fairy day?


I used to have a little party to celebrate the day..
I didn't have a chance this year, but in case you're 
interested, if you click here 
you can visit a couple fairy parties that have gone by:)
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Well, I'm about to start dinner 
so i better get going for now.
 I hope you have a magical day💞
 
 

Friday, June 14, 2019

crafts and magical gifts

The heat has arrived!! Well, a little bit..
It will get much hotter before we get out of the month.
Good news is...Monsoon season starts on Saturday!
I look forward to hearing thunder and smelling the rain come in.
It peaks in July😀 but sometimes we get lucky and it drops sooner.


It's getting closer to Halloween!
We only have 
139 Days left!!!

 I have a few things I've been making lately..


This is a book trinket box


A couple of cookie cutter witches
made of clay..
 

These paper mache dolls are a work in progress,
(Can you tell one of them is Frida?)




So is this junk journal..I absolutely love
Where The Wild Things Are!! 
It's the first book I remember reading.
I'll show you the pages 
once I'm done with it.




I found this quote a while ago, and I feel it's
fitting in perfectly with how I want to live my life.
I think if you look for magic everyday, you WILL find it.
Lately it seems as though magic and gifts keep 
drifting into my world.
Here's a little list of amazing things that have happened:
 
I recently had a visit to my doctor and he told me I 
was done with my post-operative bi-annual appointments, 
I don't need to go back!
That is Magic to me!!
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 oooh, I was given this candle the other night!
It smells like the green tea perfume
from Elizabeth Arden:)
 

This next candle smells just like a coffee shop, SO GOOD!!
It's so saturated, the whole house was filled with this 
incredible scent...

 

 
The view out of my kitchen window,
 
 
 
New magazines with my favorite birds
and projects!




I love all things Haunted Mansion so
this giant box with the hitchhiking ghosts was
such a great surprise.
This was gifted to me yesterday.


One of the lovely little hummingbirds
posing for me...



These are bookends!!!
Incredible, stunning, glittery bookends💫


I love all these amazing treasures!!
I think my favorite one is this one:
Peeves just getting ready for a nap.


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Well, I have to get going for now..
I hope everyone is doing well.
I'll be by later to visit.

 

Sunday, June 2, 2019

It used to be this, now it's that





How are you?
I'm feeling great! 
Just now getting ready for some
chamomile tea and hummus toast .
How are we in the middle of the year already??
This year has really gone by faster than I can believe!
I'm not a big fan of Summer..
probably because we have Summer weather
 for about five months out of the year.
Although I do love our monsoons😀
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So have you been creating lately?
I bought a couple little ceramic mushrooms at the dollar store 
and since I cannot leave things the way they are,
changed them up a bit & turned them into tiny fairy houses.
Think I'll get a few more and turn them into a village for our mantle.
Originally, they had shiny dark brown and maroon tops.
 

 

There's also a design team project to show you too!

Last week, the weather was actually incredibly mild, cool for us.
So I went for a walk at a trail nearby.
I spotted a little light bulb on the ground and immediately thought,
that could be turned  into a bug, lol
 
 
 
After painting the metal part with copper glitter paint
& attaching a Carnival Cupie head to the end,
I added cardboard wings
 and popped him inside a clear plastic craft ornament that I had embellished 
with metallic ribbon.

 
you can find adorable doll parts at
Lisa Kettell's Etsy 
The ribbon and the craft ornament are from Dollar Tree.
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Well, my tea is ready, So I'll leave you with this sunset photo I took a few days ago.


Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Three ghosts & an art desk

How has your week been so far?
It's been pretty warm here,
 but the nights are nice..high 60's low 70's.
So I think my creative block is gone for now!
This is what I made this week:











Soon as I get a chance, 
I'm going to re-open my etsy shop and list
these little guys.
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Here's the picture of my desk..
I  feel so much better when things are organized.


 I'll post some more next time.
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We went to watch 'The curse of La Llorona' a few days ago.
It's been out for a while already, 
but I enjoy going to the movies
 when there are less people in the theater.

 

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 Do you have any plans for this weekend?
I plan on creating a few more paintings and 
starting a junk journal:)
Well,
It's almost 1a.m. & I think it's time for a nap,
talk to you later❤
 
 

Monday, May 6, 2019

New Art

Good morning!
Hope your weekend was great.
I had a quiet one, but it was very nice.
Thank you all for your kind, encouraging comments on my last post.
I actually had a little inspiration and created two new (simple) canvases.

This first one is called 
'Halloween Night'


This one is 
'Haunted Garden'


They're both created with acrylics and oil pastels/crayons.
I had fun making these...
I'll most likely make a few more since they 
are so easy to do.
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Another thing I did this weekend is tidy up my bookshelves and glitter cabinet.
I love seeing all my slightly dusty and disorganized supplies, books and knick-knacks
cleaned up and straightened out.
I'll post a few pictures here when I get a chance. it looks so much better:)
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Well, I'm off to make a cup of chamomile tea,
 then I'm stopping by to visit your blogs.

Have an magical day💫



Sunday, April 28, 2019

Looking for my muse.......

I mentioned having a bit of a creative block on my last post..
Feeling like I couldn't start anything from scratch, I decided
to play with some old Starbucks bags..
 
After I altered each image I cut it out
 and glued them to 5x7 canvas.
This is what I ended up with

Coffee Witch
 
Coffee Vamp

 
Coffee Goddess



I Think these creations might help me get out of my slump.
What do you do to get inspired??

I'll be back soon!

M