Thursday, September 30, 2010

Can't let go of summer...

For some reason I find myself painting more garden inspired signs. Does that make sense since it is Fall? Remember this one from yesterday...
Here is my latest one similar yet different. Are you finding it hard to transition to fall?
I am linking up to My Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fresh Flowers

Well I am FINALLY starting to feel better. That really knocked me on my butt! I haven't been creative at all lately so I got to it! I have had this piece of wood fencing for some time now, waiting for inspiration to hit. This is actually inspired by a sign and a room divider screen.
Love the the colors in the background and the little design linking them.
Lettering on this was a little rough but it only gives it more character, don't you think?
I am pleased with the way it turned out.
Anyone else creating something fun?

Monday, September 27, 2010

17 Years

Yesterday we celebrated Kimberly's 17th birthday. 17 seriously?? She is a wonderful young lady who has wonderful ambition and plans for her future as she should. This is a strange birthday for me. I was seventeen when I had her and a senior in high school. WOW! She has made the comment a time or two on how she couldn't imagine having a baby at her age, as she shouldn't. I think back and I can't image NOT having her at my age. Of course things were not always easy and still can be stressful but we have accomplished so much compared to most teenage parents. I am so proud to be her mother and I can only hope she is proud to have me as her mother!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Week in Review

Has it really been over a week since I have posted? It has been very busy! Makayla and I made a quick trip last weekend to Ohio.
We had lunch in the park

Played with cousins at the water park

We got home Sunday night and I woke up Monday morning sick.
I was a guest speaker on Tuesday night at a womens group. It went well too bad I was sick. I have now lost my voice, going on 2 days now. I hate it but I am sure hubby and kids love it.
I made some signs to giveaway as door prices.
I will try not to make it so long between posts, hopefully I will be back to normal soon.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Dream a little dream for me

Well here is what I have done so far...
Created this one of a kind tree out of an old dictionary? A bit out there perhaps, but I am sure it will be a conversation starter. It was hard to get a good picture the angle is strange.
Since I painted over the diamonds on the wall, I created a floor cloth out of an old piece of linoleum. So my diamonds didn't go away!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Booth Work

Here is a sneak peak of a few of the materials I will be using in my booth redesign.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Yesterday was absolutely beautiful! It was the perfect day for the Garlic Festival. The group that organizes this did a wonderful job. There were lots of vendors and shoppers! A perfect combination!
In addition to lots of garlic there were lots of sunflowers. Of course a bouquet came home with me!
This was my view most of the day and I worked admission into the garlic festival and helped man The Shops at 25 West's booth.

I did get to sneak away for a few minutes to attend my friend Christine and Blase's salon opening. I even got a cute henna tattoo. I took this picture from their 3rd floor view.
My wonderful friend Amber and her photogenic family. They always take such beautiful pictures!
Today it is raining so I am working on some signs of course, my presentation( which will be here before I know it), and some fun ideas for my booth. Which may include a paper tree and perhaps a painted floor cloth.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Garlic Festival

Come on down tomorrow for the annual Garlic Festival. I will be by the Antique Center entrence. It is $3.00 a person or $10.00 for a family or group. Stop by and say hello!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Presentation Pictures

I have been working on my presentation for the womens group. Here are a sampling of some of the pictures I edited so far. I don't want to share too much in-case some of you are attending.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Altered Art

Remember my frame wall? I was able to add three more pictures to it. I Love the work of Amber she creates amazing altered art! You can visit her blog HERE. She is wonderful to work with and tries to create the art around the individuals interests. Everything can be done via email so even if you are not local you can have her create a one of a kind gift!
Makayla loves being outdoors, swinging and of course animals. This fits her perfect!
Kimberly's favorite color is purple, loves her kitty Luna and love the telephone because it seems like she is always on that!
Jonathan's is perfect for a 15 year old boy. Green is his color, loves music especially classic rock and collects license plates.
I am so happy with these and they represent them so well at this time in their life.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Guest Speaker

Yes I am going to be a guest speaker on September 21st at the Knight Inn in Little Falls! I am excited and extremely nervous! If you are local and would like to purchase a ticket
($10.00 and includes dinner)
please let me know or you can contact
Jackie at 315-717-4969
Corinne at 315-823-3708.
I will be sure to share the evening with those of you who can't make it!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Has it been that long?

Wow its been awhile huh... I made a quick trip to Ohio and spent the weekend with my brother and his family. We hit the fair.
Ran a 5k
Happy that we accomplished our goal.
The kids start school next week so its been busy here preparing. I have been finishing up some projects too.