Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I'm Moving

Not me, my blog. After a few weeks of debating I have decided to move onto another blog, Altered Life. I hope you will join me there. This will be about everything, my family, painting, up-cycling, roller derby experience. So it will not only be about my signs and painting. I may come back and update Signs of Obsession from time to time, it is just time to make a change as my life is always altering. I want to thanks everyone who has followed my blog and left me wonderful comments I appreciate every one of you. Please find me HERE


Monday, March 28, 2011

CNY Roller Derby

I know I have been MIA for what seems like forever! Now that I have downsized my space at The Shops at 25 West I find myself getting things cleaned and organized. Spring cleaning if you will. I have a few custom things I am working on so I shall have some pictures soon. I have mentioned before my desire to try Roller Derby. For the last month or so I have been going to the open skate on Friday nights. So far I am loving it, granted we are only skating so far but I love watching everyone run their drills. I can't wait to try it out! In case your local and interested you can visit the website HERE. Spring Classes start April 6th. I can't wait!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

reclaimed art

I came up with this the other day. I decided to use all the things I like. Old picture frames, keys, black and white paper and of course paint.I wanted something in the background so some swirls worked perfect
scrap paper birdie and a found key

This was fun and relaxing to make. This one is mine, I made it personal to me, including the number 5, but I may make others to sell

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Chicks ALong the Canal

We had our first meeting of the year to start planning the second annual chicks show. We have big plans for this years show, you don't want to miss out! Visit our website to get an application to be a vendor or just watch for all the great vendors and entertainment we plan on having. Here we all are brain storming.

Monday, February 28, 2011


Well my move is finally complete. Had a HUGE sale sold most of my inventory (yeah, didn't have to move it.) Here is my new space. A big empty canvas. Some old doors fill the wall space nicely. So even is the items on top are sold it will still be nice to look at.
Some old book pages papered on the wall and of course a chandelier. I think it looks great. This should be easier for me to keep up with.

So now that the move is complete I should have a bit more time for my sad neglected blog.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

Table Runner

I had all theses dollies (snowflakes) left over from my elevator display. I figured I should put them to good use. My friend Barbara (whose picture was in this previous post) stitched them all together to make a great runner for my table. I love it!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Twin Topiaries

I originally painted one of these topiaries.(sp) Nothing written on it and no scrolls. One of my very best and sweetest customers wanted something to put her girls info on. She liked to topiary and wanted a second one and scrolls painted in the background. A very good choice indeed, it looks wonderful!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

Loved you once, Love you still, Always Have, Always Will.

My favorite valentine related saying.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Shops at 25 West Open House

Yesterday there was an Open House at The Shops. Lots of goodies and sales too. In fact EVERYTHING in my booth, Signs of Obsession is 50% off. It will last until the end of the month so don't miss out. A few random pictures from the day. Enjoy
Sue and Barbara, two great ladies.

Hope your weekend is going well!

Monday, February 7, 2011

I am getting spring fever. I crave warm weather and sunshine. Butterflies remind me of summer so I decided to hang some in my kitchen. I gathered all my wire lamp shades, hung them from the ceiling and added some butterflies.

Of course the weather had to ruin my wishful thinking. It snowed like crazy on Saturday and then turned to sleet. What a mess.

We had two of our nephews over night this weekend. I am not use to that many little ones running around. They decided to be warriors, eyeliner face paint and all.

Hope your weekend was wonderful!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Snow Day

Yes I had a snow day Wednesday, the first one in a really long time. Luckily it didn't get nearly as bad as what was predicted. I felt guilty for a while about not going to work. Got over it quickly though, LOL

I spent the day painting. I finished painting our dining room table, painted the TV cabinet white and painted some sewing drawers. It has been a while since I have painted, it was nice. I may be over my painters block, LOL

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


I had to document this. All three working together making apple turnovers. This lasted for about ten minutes then they were all back to fighting and hating each other.
Oh and the apple turnovers were wonderful!

Sunday, January 23, 2011


We started out our Saturday at a local indoor Farmers Market held at Parkers Clapsaddle Farm. It was held inside this great old barn. There weren't too many vendors but we did get some apples that Kimberly later made us a wonderful pie and some apple butter. The girls from Zhoozh, Inc were there too. They create wonderful clothing and accessories from various fabric and old clothing.

I bought this awesome neck art. I just LOVE it!

Kimberly picked out this amazing barrette. She loves it and later told me there were some other ones she liked. SO we will defiantly be buying more!

Of course Makayla couldn't walk away empty handed. She fell in love with all the doll houses built by Scrap Wood Furniture. Here is the one she got with Donald who build all these wonderful creations. He does have a website , you can check it out HERE.

Later after Chris was home from work we decided to take a ride up north. It was so pretty out!

This is our uncle and aunts farm just love how the snow is on all the trees.

We had a wonderful Saturday! We still haven't (Makayla has gone twice) went sledding and it is just too cold today.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Window Shopping

at The Shops at 25 West and KM Longworth Co. both in Little Falls, NY.