Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Bookmarks & Buttons!

A lovely grey and melancholy day at last, and the first rain in months. What does this mean? A cold front is on its way! Which means I must pair-up my fuzzy socks. I don't think the missing sock phenomena will ever be resolved! And on this dreary day, books and buttons have made their way into ye old shoppe.

Happy November everyone!


Sunday, October 31, 2010

Merry Hallowe'en! All Hallow's Eve! Blessed Samhain!

And lastly, Happy Ocotber, even though its the last day o' the month
(though certainly the best!)

While the leaves aren't quite rustling outside my windows, the witching hour draws near. Only a few hours until the streets are chock full o' ghouls & goblins. Here are some spooks of Hallowe'ens past, perhaps they may return this eve!

All photos belong to their respective owners, whomever that may be.
And some can be found here:
Costumes & Disguises by AtypicalArt

Happy Haunting Everyone!


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Paper Good(ness)! Oh my!


I've been keeping busy with all sorts of pumpkin & autumn inspired ideas. Including some new packaging & cards, which I absolutely adore! I am thrilled with how theses came out, and so happy to have a monstrous mound of peppermint twist twine courtesy of my wonderful mom! Thanks mom!

Also, newly hand-crafted pocket size notebooks. I will have these available at the upcoming Art Stroll this weekend. If you are in the Central Florida area, please stop by & say hello!

Celebration Art & Wine Stroll

Until then,


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Happy September!

That can only mean one thing - autumn isn't too much longer of a wait! Perhaps a bit longer for those of us in the south, but just being in the er ending months makes me happy!

The Pumpkin Queens, 7" x 9" acrylic on wood

Dearest summer, I cannot say I will miss you...


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Hello, hello!

A few new-ish things I've just finished up, I sometimes forget to post! I'll blame it on the heat and humidity. Ninety-six degrees and eighty percent humidity is a bit much, me thinks! Time to move to a cooler climate. Although, as much as I hate the heat, Las Vegas seems to keep reminding me it's there for some reason =) Decisions, decisions...I am ever so bad at making them!

Maxine & Edgar and Bumble Bea Bookplates

Moth Girl, original painting 6" x 6" on canvas

Maxine & Edgar and Bumble Bea Print Set

Everything is now available in the wee (yet everexpanding) shoppe!

Thank you, thank you!


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Hello, Hello!

"Even bees, the little almsmen of spring bowers, know there is richest juice in poison-flowers" - John Keats

If there is one good thing about the summer heat, it would indeed be the abundance of the prettier insects - the ones that rarely sit still & just flutter by. Here are a few new paintings I've just finished up, both with a buzzing theme =)

Ella & the Bees, 8 x 10 acrylic & gouache on canvas

Bumble Bea, 5 x 7 acrylic on masonite

Both are now available in the shoppe!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Hello, Hello!

After much scavenging through my boxes of jewels & findings, I finally crafted something that I will try my very best to part with. They've indeed been fancied by friends and co-workers, who keep reminding me that I am not timely in getting them into the shoppe! So, here is the first of the "Old Time Jewels", enjoy =)

The Candy Apple Brigade Necklace

Happy Wednesday Everyone!


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Celebration Art & Wine Stroll

This past Saturday evening was the Celebration Art & Wine Stroll. It was a fantastic event, and there are plans to have them four times a year. I am definitely looking forward to the next one in September, as well as the hopefully cooler weather! Thanks to all that came & made it a wonderful night =)


Monday, May 24, 2010

After the Storm

After a brief, but severe, afternoon storm, the temperature and humidity dropped enough to actually be able to breath outdoors. I seized the opportunity to go for a walk as the early evening hours are my favourite time of day. The musty aroma of the swamp & parched earth is a smell I'd love to bottle! Along the way, I found a welcoming critter or two, including this little fellow who I'm certain was bashful - he dipped under the water every time I focused on him.

It has been too long since we've had a decent rain. The temperature cooled the air down and there was actually a slight mist on the lake.

Spanish Moss is a nuisance to native trees, but it sure has that southern charm. It always reminds me of rocking chairs and big front porches.

A friendly neighbourhood cat whom I've called Stumps (he doesn't seem to mind). He does have the shortest legs I've ever seen on a cat, however I was kind enough to post his portrait while he was sitting, rather than standing =)


Monday, May 17, 2010

Happy We'll Be, Beyond the Sea

9" x 12" acrylic on wood

Somewhere beyond the sea
Somewhere waiting for me
My lover stands on golden sands
And watches the ships that go sailin'

Somewhere beyond the sea
She's there watching for me
If I could fly like birds on high
Then straight to her arms
I'd go sailin'

It's far beyond the stars
It's near beyond the moon
I know beyond a doubt
My heart will lead me there soon

We'll meet beyond the shore
We'll kiss just as before
Happy we'll be beyond the sea
And never again I'll go sailin'

I know beyond a doubt
My heart will lead me there soon
We'll meet (I know we'll meet) beyond the shore
We'll kiss just as before
Happy we'll be beyond the sea
And never again I'll go sailin'

No more sailin'
So long sailin'
Bye bye sailin'...
Move on out captain

Jack Lawrence, 1946


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Unrivaled Glamour

Doris Eaton Travis
March 14, 1904 - May 11, 2010

With the passing of the last Ziegfeld girl, and the long lost days of Old Hollywood, here's a picture-y post of some of the most fantastical costumes (and the glamourous women who wore them so well!) It is so easy to become lost in nostalgia when the times have changed so much. Though technology has provided us with many advancements, I must say I often find myself longing for simpler times! So much is lost over the years, when less becomes tangible in this digital age =/

So here's to you lovely ladies...

~ x ~