Monday, December 27, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
What's been going on, what's around my house,memories and then some...and a little recent artwork.....
A Kick Ass definition by my kick-ass fabulous niece and hubby (ex-Marine & all around wonder guy) given to my hubby before his brain surgery 4 years ago. Preparation for the surgery included Power Words air brushed that are still around the house. This is part of the Kick Ass sign.
China head doll pin keep.
Kiska kitty and very old hand painted, water color, large, wooden, Ukrainian/Russian egg from where my grandmother's family is from-Galitsia. It is now mostly Austria & Hungary.
My anniversary card this year from hubby before he passed away. Written with help from my daughter. He signed the bottom-barely legible with his 'stroke' mind & body.
BtC- before the cancer.
Three little old chalk ware dolls who rest in front of an oil painting, as if they had just walked out of it. Notice the little Cossack guy.
A great card that I had gotten and given to hubby that is eternally up on my wire card rack hanging on my laundry room door.
A watercolor painting by my wonderful friend Patty, who painted this of/for our family. She said she was sending me some flowers. We are each flowers. Isn't it wonderful?
A cute find ...keep, make pin cushion in and sell...not sure what to do with it just yet...
A corner old shelf holding mugs. The top 2 were my Mom's. I always loved them growing up. The bottom one I found antiquing somewhere about 10 years ago.
A tiny kitty pin keep.
An old oil painting which now hangs in our powder room. Found at my Mom's, when she passed away. Someone gave it to her.OK- I am trying to come alive again. You see, the day after Thanksgiving 2009 while visiting Ken's family, my husband got up and had a massive stroke, blood clot in the lung, and multiple bad seizures, all on top of stage IV lung cancer. It was very tough, and continues to be. I am trying not to book too much, as I have to try and relax and enjoy life. It is so difficult to do without the one you love. And life doesn't exactly get easier.
Monday, November 29, 2010
...life has been very hectic lately, as we came upon the one year anniversary of hubby's massive stroke.Hit a deer, baking element went right before the cooking demo, jobs, interviews, artwork for shows and shops, and a great big mess around the house getting cleaned up...a noise in the garage sends for the police, but it looks like it was just the ladder that slid---I guess. Nothing found-phew!
Friday, November 5, 2010
Zhulyienne,Russian Tea Cakes, and Variations of, and maybe some piroshki! Oh, My! I have never done anything like this before. Cooking, baking, talking, teaching language and culture...well, I have done all of these, just not together for a group, outside my home. 3 1/2 hours!!!
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
This is a cell phone picture that I took at a local antique place. I bought this cabinet, because I feel it will be good painted up and displaying for shows. I am always trying to think of ways to make the display work situation easier.
So I will paint it a cream color, as it will blend well and show off the items in and on it. I want to hang 3 vintage frames on the doors and back that have a cork panel on them. That will be for (mostly Alex's) jewelry. I will put a large but slender piece of foam in between 2 identical frames , facing each other for transporting. I will bind them with a big , strong headband style elastic.
Friday, October 22, 2010
...if you are in the area. It's actually in Timonium, right by Lutherville.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Random photos from the show in July. If interested in anything, email to inquire if still around.
A book and a bauble.
Alex and Larissa's glass bauble weights/inspiration.
Cream mini birdcage with vintage cowboy statuette inside.
It's all good. Need I say more?Vintage little puppy dogs and vintage cast iron dalmation bookends in background.
This is a tiny doll cup and a tiny kitty-vintage.
Alex's collaged vintage (with some new) jewelry hanging up in a drawer.
Vintage bird on vintage looking mini wreath ornament.
Cool photo transferred deer ornament with jingly little bells.A vintage Peter Pan doll. Tinker Bell already sold.
Reprints of earlier work Halloween watercolors mounted on cardboard, backed with artist paper, and sealed-all on vintage blocks.
Adorable vintage orange ceramic shoes.
Tiny kitty pin keep... 'Dance'Blurry photo kitty pin keep.
Alex's collaged bracelet.
Vintage Glitter letter.
Vintage broche.Vintage clown dolls and vintage look, original watercolor reprint made into a glazed pin with googly eyes.
The vintage cowboy in bird cage surrounded by mini collaged notebooks and glass baubles.
I know, I am way behind. Life is tough, what can I say. Enjoy your day.