Wednesday, September 29, 2010
who doesn't want to go paris? this is a, vintage inspired, handmade necklace.. it was made with luv for the romantic at heart. this pendant simply hangs on a roap chain and can be thrown on with a shirt and jean jacket. simply chic!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
as the my children slept last night and the hubby was on his laptop, i pulled out my vintage light blue suitcase. my blue suitcase holds some of my beads and supplies, and it sits in my living room, so when inspiration calls- i listen and it's right there. this necklace was inspired by everything earthy. a woman that knows herself and even though she is not perfect, she is beautiful inside and out. a woman who is unique and proud. i love the mix of bronze, silver, brown and black. my favorite? the hint of turquoise. this necklace..i love.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
i'm starting to get back in the groove of things and it feels so good! i wanted to tell you about a slight obsession i have with elephants. i think they are so beautiful, big and mysterious. yes, i think they are magical, too. i made this necklace and it would be hard to part with it because it's so earthy and simple. of course, as you can see...yes, the little elephant. just a touch of elephant. i'm in love.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
ok. so there is literally a few hours left of summer. i can smell fall making it's grand entrance. it's everywhere you look. pumpkins fill the stores, leaves are getting a little crunchy and i've been caught wearing my sweater at night. yes, i do love fall.
i think what i like and appreciate about seasons is they change. i tend to get bored after a while. hmm..maybe that's why i'm an artist. i don't have to ever do the same things over and over. i can always be me, but with change.
i have to tell you that i am so ready for it. i will miss some things about summer. my roses. the ease of just throwing flip flops on and getting in the car and ready to go. but, i know it will be here next year, and i welcome change with open arms.
i feel that the cooler months allow you to slow down, take comfort of the more simple things of life. it allows to sometimes, start over again. or maybe, to just start. and i really like that.
fall into change....
Friday, September 17, 2010
i knew that right off the bat i didn't want a "pink, sweet room", not that there's anything wrong with pink/sweet, but i wanted something more vibrant. so, when people would ask what they could get the baby, i would tell them that i wanted something handmade. made with love.
it could be a blanket, drawing..whatever. and, that's what she (baby girl) got. her room is filled with lots of love, i have to say. mostly everything in there is made by me or painted/redone from thrift store.
the photo above is of a keepsake box that i handpainted for her. don't you just love a pretty keepsake box? makes you want to find things to put in there. well, since she has so many hair thingies (i call it), we keep most of the keepsake boxes full. ahh..i love my children. i love my boys and i love having my little girl. but, it's just a little more of a good time with what us girls appreciate..
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
i don't get too excited about movies. i mean, it has to capture me in order for me to really want to see it. this here, for colored girls, looks like the type of movie i like. Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf is a 1975 play by Ntozake Shange. Initially staged in California, it has been performed Off-Broadway and on Broadway, and adapted as a book, a television movie, and a planned theatrical film. The 1977 Broadway production was nominated for a Tony Award for best play
this is a tyler perry movie so i know it's going to be very entertaining!
this is a tyler perry movie so i know it's going to be very entertaining!
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
*by the way, i got ms thang for a really great deal and you can get yourself a dress form, too! *
Friday, September 10, 2010
my awesome blog friend, harmony, was just telling me about creating some wings for my new dress form and i didn't know how. funny how things work because i found this video here and i thought "hmm..i can do that". oh, by the way- harmony is a very talented arstist and you can find her here. we have so many things in common like wearing skirts over jeans and stuff. she's a total creative geek like me and she makes me happy. you have to meet her. i want to try making these wings for my dress form..or i can just put them on and walk around the house like that because i can :) happy creating!
Thursday, September 9, 2010
The Hundred Dresses...remember this one? i read this when i was younger and just fell in love with it. i found a very old copy of it at a thrift store for about a quarter and i was so happy. it's about a little girl, wanda, who wears the same blue dress everyday and claims to have a hundred dresses, but where? how? i love the message in this book and its simplicity. i plan on reading this to my daughter when she gets a bit older (it's about 70 pages or so). if you have a little one that wants a good read, this is perfect. you can find it here.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
this is my booga baby. she is 16 mnths old. she loves to eat anything. i mean, anything. if it's a crumb and it's within her reach-she'll eat it. so i am constantly sweeping. this booga baby as you will notice is crawling. nothing wrong with that...except she's 16 mnths and that's all she's doing!!! yes, she pulls up and stands by herself for a period of time, but taking a step? nope. nothing. most people are either surprised she's not walking or they say "eh, just give her time". as a mom you can't help but to be a little concerned. everything else she's above and beyond in. both the boys walked at 13 months. i figured she's walk a little sooner than that, but she's got her own ideas. one thing i can thank her for are how toned my arms are. she's heavy! oh well. i guess we will just have to wait until this booga baby is ready.
as the end of summer approaches we have been trying to enjoy the not-so-hot-weather. the kids have been enjoying it so much and that makes me so happy. we've played in the park and mommy and daddy even had a race. my son proudly took that picture. i am secretly excited about autumn coming. i am ready for pumpkins and sweaters, and enjoying a hot cup of coffee on my porch while they play. yes, ready. these past few weeks have been a roller coaster of emotions, but that is what life is all about, isn't it? it makes you sit back and look at all the important things in your life. i have to say -i am blessed. i have wonderful kids and a wonderful husband, and i have the good life.
the boys are in school during the day and it's just me and baby girl. she's my little buddy and i love having this time to truly get to know one another. as far as in time for creating paintings or jewelry? wow. none. i'm one of those that has to be inspired and i'm slowly getting there. until then i am enjoying life with these beautiful people i call my family. i love them so much.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
i wish that i had a scanner because this photo does this painting no justice. it reads on the bottom "she is always there for me"..and it was inspired by the relationship i have with my sister. she means a lot to me, but this painting is talking about any woman that is close to you. isn't such a comfort when you have someone that is there for you? in your beautiful moments and in the ugly-cuz we all have them!
in this creative journey there has always been a part of me that has wanted/needed to connect with other women that were creative. women that get excited about little things like color combo! it's funny because even though my sister isn't creative in the same ways that i am (she's a singer) she still understands the passion aspect of it. the love of art. i sure do appreciate our relationship, and i always will