KpacoTa CnaceT Mup-Beauty Will Save the World

(Quote from Fyodor M. Dostoyevsky's THE IDIOT, 1869)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Some Cool Pics Saturday..............

One of Lara's neat nature shots.(c.LAG 2010)
Sevan found this cool call me telephone for my business cards. It also has a spot for a pen. Too cute, don't you think?

So Lara gave me my Christmas, Russian Christmas, birthday, and Mother's Day gift wrapped up all in one gift back in October I believe. It is a neat 1800's folk art dresser, which inspires me to create just looking at it. These 2 shots show some of its adorable 'Beauty and the Beast' (as Sevan says) aspects.(mess on the floor was from when we were cleaning it up upon bringing it into the house)...
What do you think? Cool pics or what?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Calling all One World One Heart Winners...

Hello Ladies (and Gentlemen). Thank you for visiting in my blog giveaway..................Calling all winners,

#1 Peace print of my original collage painting

Rebecca at Cre8tiva's Blog

#2 Magic is in the Air print of my original collage painting

#3 Painted Furniture & Fabric Photos Books

#4 Red Glitter Star

Bluebeard and Elizabeth at Altered Book Lover

Hope you all enjoy your wins! Visiting so many blogs in such a short period of time is certainly a Magic Carpet Ride! And for the winners, look for a little vintage magic carpet in your win:)hahaha

I look forward to visiting many blogs again . Nice to meet you all! to be posted tomorrow instead of 2/15

Hubby needed attention that took me away from my choosing the winners. Please forgive, but will post tomorrow-(which is now today:) )


Monday, February 15, 2010

OWOH is now officially closed on this blog

Winners will be chosen before midnight. Thank you all for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. It's been such a pleasure meeting so many of you.

I will try to get to all, but my husband is home after being in the hospital for 2 months, and there is much work to be done to help him.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

One World One Heart-an international blogging event


Lisa Swifka of A Whimsical Bohemian has done it again! In 2007 she created the One World One Heart Event. It brings bloggers from around the world together. These bloggers may never have ordinarily met, and this event is a super fun event to meet others all around the world. I joined OWOH last year , and had so much fun, that I decided to participate again:).

Here's how to participate. Just leave a comment to this blog post below to be eligible to win. You must have a way to link back to your blog or leave an email address so that you can be contacted if you win any of my 4 giveaways.

This giveaway is open to active bloggers. If you are interested in joining, just click on the OWOH badge in this post or in the side bar to find out how to join . This event ends on Mon., 15 February, and I will close my comments section at 8:00pm EST in order to be able to go to the random generator to pick the winners. I will announce the winners of my giveaways by the end of the night on 15 February.

Let's have fun on this Magic Carpet Ride event!!! Welcome to my blog. I look forward to getting to know many of you:).

Giveaway #1. this is a print of my original painting/collage. The print measures 8"x6 3/4".( The print will not have the copyright written across .)
Giveway #2. This is a print of my original painting/collage, Magic is in the Air. It measures 7"x7".Giveaway #3. This is the 2 books listed below, encompassing the following 4 pictures. The 1st picture is in the painted furniture book.

This is a page from the Fabric Photos book.

Remember that these 2 books are Giveaway #3.

Giveaway #4. Thius is a red glitter star ornament/hanging with a beautiful flower and vintage cream ceramic bird. (Sorry for the dark lighting). It measures 9 1/2" x 9 1/2 ".
Remember to leave a comment to this blog post below to try and win one of my 4 giveaways. Thanks for stopping by:).

Etsy Shop is Open!...and new Flickr pics are in

So Alex and I finally opened up the Lydia, Oh, Lydia! Art Etsy shop. Just click here to see more.

Royal Hoot Necklace now in the shop repurposed by Alex. The flower is vintage.
Vintage terrier box now in the shop. This is a vintage piece, as stated, but I decided to add more depth of interest by painting around the terrier decal w/a nice apple green paint, then age and distress it .
Vintage alligator belt. This came from my home. We used to wear it when younger. A very unique piece. Pardon the hair in the photo.
Cool blue stone like glass pendant on long vintage chain by Alex, now in the shop.
OK- This is simply stunning. It is from my Mom's house. It is a mother-of-pearl squiggly, moving fish, with some scallop trim, and another vintage bauble piece on a long vintage chain. They don't come any nicer than this. In the shop now.Hallie Charm Bracelet now in the shop. It is vintage and new repurposed by Alex. The aqua blue flower is from a vintage earring set.

Vintage altered measuring tape with vintage pictures on one side, and matching verse on the other. The pictures are from old postcards. They are now in the shop. These are definitely very cool, and so very useful! One-of-a-kind of course.
Gentleman Kitty on Block now in the shop.Inspiration Heart Pinkeep now in the shop.

So what do you do when you get 24-30 inches of snow? Shovel? haha...of course, at least 4-5x a day, and it snowed for almost 2 whole new days. Well, finally get off the bottom side to very 'patiently' upload photos of items for sale in Etsy.

I haven't made the new banner that I have in my head for months now. And if it weren't for Alex,. this might not have gotten done today. Since Larissa modeled the jewelry, we decided that today was as good a day as any to get things moving on the shop. Because of the weather, the internet wanted to be , should I say STUPID??? Ok, so we listed 5 of my items, and 5 of Alex's.

We are slowly learning things. Have to contact PayPal with some questions, but they are closed.

We want to join One World One Heart, and hope that we can make it in time for the 8 Feb. deadline-that, along with a gazillion other things,...

... and our 24 hr. care of hubby/their dad by all of us. How nice is it to have your entire family at your beck and call? He is tired, and catching up on needed sleep. Of course , we are stuffing him with all his favorite goodies, as much as possible. And he loves his Lingonberry juice from Ikea!