Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I HAVE A DESK?


I just found this blog that features "What's on your work desk Wednesdays". That really sparked my interest because I don't know what's on my work desk on most days of the week. Every time I see a picture of a well organized desk or even one that resembles it, it makes me want to get in there and really organize my studio area. However, once I get there, with 101 unfinished projects, staying focused becomes a some what of an issue. As far as I get with that project is re-organizing my thoughts. For instance, what am I thinking, I know exactly where everything is (for the most part). Besides, once I start searching I find things that I forgot I had. I am not even sure what the top of the desk looks like, but it gets altered often enough with my continuing stash of art treasures that I am satisfied with the look of it and not bored enough to change it! If I do decide to proceed in that direction, I will probably check my iphone, I bet there's an app for that!
HAPPY WEDNESDAY!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

ARTIST, DESIGNER, POSSIBILITARIAN, CRAZY FOR TAGS



Are you a possibilitarian?

Every once in a while I come across a quote that I can't believe I haven't already seen. Here's one from Dr. Norman Vincent Peale that struck a chord with me.

"Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities — always see them, for they're always there."


"There is no use trying," said Alice; "One can't believe impossible things." "I dare say you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast" by Lewis Carroll.

Did I mention that I am crazy about tags? I love making them for bookmarks, card inserts, altered art projects, and adding to packages. I am all about the packaging. For me, the packaging is an extension of the gift. I am listing some art tags in my Etsy shop this week. I am sure I have made a zillion of them. Check back tomorrow and I hope to have some pictured here to share. No two are exactly alike. I guess that's why I love making them so much! Have a great Monday....and remember to believe in possibilities!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

ANY DAY is WEDNESDAY....Bring your favorite cup of brew



Life is busy. We all have to make time for the things we want to do. I use to call that time for me, My Wednesdays. Mostly because that was my least busy day and usually the day I could squeeze out time just for me. If you are like me, Life Happens. I seem to be in a constant state of ALTERation. It is not as crazy as it may seem. Altered Art has actually helped me to embrace the changes in my life. It is the same concept. You take pieces from your life, all the good, the bad, the unexpected, and you make something beautiful with them.
Time for myself now is whenever I can claim it, but I still refer to that time as "My Wednesdays" no matter what day it is. When is your Wednesday?

Monday, March 15, 2010

BUNNIES, EGGS & CHICkS






These pictures are lovely items that can be found on Blumchen.com.

I do love everything Spring. What can be better than watching all of nature awake from her winter's nap and explode with colors and fragrance. Easter brings back memories of "the bunny cake" my dad use to make us and Easter baskets with furry chicks,chocolate bunnies,sugar eggs and the peeps. What would an Easter basket be without peeps? I love to make Easter baskets and you never out grow them no matter what age you are. I have however out grown the plastic eggs, the all sugar jelly beans and the cellophane grass. Today I prefer a BIG GIRL basket with candles, and girlie stuff, dark chocolate and red wine, much like the picture here. No peeps please, but I wouldn't mind some of the retro candy like Fun Dip, candy buttons and sugar babies. I just happen to find some fun stuff on retrocandyonline.com



"The Bunny Cake"
Remember old-fashioned cutout cakes? This cute bunny is easily made from carrot cake mix frosted and covered with mouthwatering coconut.

You can find the recipe and directions here:
http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/easter-bunny-cake/b8af0f55-67d5-4fb0-aaec-ab11ff5df7e3

For traditions sake, add a few colored PEEPS next to the bunny~ :)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

SAVE THE PEEPS



I for one am against cruelty to peeps. As disgusting as they are to eat, they do have "a-cute-ability". I never liked them much,but it didn't seem right to get an Easter basket without them. My kids don't like them either, but I still find them irresistible and I still buy them. I just feel the urge to save them from a terrible fate. Please don't smash, stomp, mangle or let your peeps die a terrible death of staleness. I have searched the internet and here is a little peek into the life of some Peeps with a Purpose. Since Spring brings the birth of PEEPS, I will be devoting several PEEPS Post.

PEEP FLOYD


PEEP AND CHIPPY


GANDALF THE PEEP WIZARD



PEEP JOUSTERS


SGT.PEEPER


POTTY PEEP


SATURDAY NIGHT PEEPS





ROYAL PEEP


AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST:

PEEPSTOCK




It's after 10:00, do you know where your PEEPS are?