Sunday, October 20, 2013

Halloween "card" idea

Instead of about a creepy doll head in a little box for the holidays! I found some of these for a dollar in a local antique shop. Just add red paint, pack in box, add Halloween greeting, and you have a great way to freak out friends and family.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

App Attack!

 I am in LOVE with the Comic Book app!!

Make all your photos into comics! What's not to love?

Sunday, September 1, 2013

New Opportunity!

Hello Everyone!
I am really excited about a new opportunity here in Franklin, IN. A cute boutique opened up recently, and I am now selling my cards and sketchbooks there! It's called Simplify, offering all kinds of handmade goods by local artists. I am thrilled to be a part of it! Here are some pics of my display and some new cards. I have kicked into high gear getting inventory for the shop, and I'm starting a full time job this Tuesday as well. It was a big week!

Card Mania!
Some close ups!

My new friend, Franklin, hanging with me all day. Love him!


Monday, August 19, 2013

Unfinished Dolls

I found this lost box of dolls at the auction. They all needed to come home with me.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Recent Auction Finds

I have become completely addicted to the auction. Here are some finds over the past few weeks.
The old photographs are just a small sampling of the 52 pictures I got for $10.
There are several colored portraits that amaze me. I think I will frame some for my own walls.

I really love this one. Something about her look.

She looks like a fun girl!

I do love faces.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Yard Work should lead to a Photo Lesson

As I was out picking up walnuts in the backyard, I found these pretty little cherries. I haven't pulled out my good camera in months and they inspired me to take some photos.


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Getting Settled....

Hi everyone!
I am still here. We are moved into the new house in Franklin. We love it!
I am busy making it a home and unpacking, arranging, and doing an endless run of errands.

I will get my art supplies unpacked one of these days and will be posting new art soon. I may even be starting a booth at the farmers market here, too.

I will also be writing to all my mail art friends soon!

Thinking of all of you!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Liberate Your Art!

What a great year at Liberate Your Art!
The postcards kept my mailbox happy week after week! 
Here are the wonders I received....

The first card is from Andrea. What a lovely scene!

I love this one with the chairs! I am not sure of the name of the artist---I hope to find out through the blog hop! It's amazing!

This sweet honey bear is from another artist I hope to find! Isn't he great! 

Hey--- I know the amazing talent who did this---my friend, JoAnna from Fiddlesnips! She is lovely, Jo!

This one is of the benches at the pentagon Memorial by Karen Walker. Such interesting lines--Amazing!!

Last, but not least, our fearless leader's card! Kat, this is great! I love it!

Thank you, Everyone for all the amazing art! I also had a great time checking out cards people received on the facebook event, and look forward to blog hopping this weekend to see more!

ps. If you received one of mine, I'd love to hear from you. :0)

Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Dream Home!

Here it is! 
It was built in 1922 by a company that provided most of the brick for Franklin's downtown buildings. The last of the bricks were used to build this house. It has had some changes over the years. The kitchen was made bigger by converting what was the "morning room", and the back porch was turned into an enclosed sunroom ( my favorite room!). What was a garage in the 1950s is now going to be the "music room" for us.

It is just 7 blocks from downtown Franklin. We'll be able to walk to the farmers market, shops, restaurants and bars, and coffee shops. We'll also be able to walk to the grocery store and Post Office ( handy for me!).

( By the way, all the pictures have the current owners stuff. We don't move in until June!)

 I love the backyard. It even has a koi pond with fish in there! You can't tell from the pictures but it's a big lot. There will be plenty of room for gardening.

 The sunroom! I love the white painted brick in here.

 The formal living room. There is a working fireplace here. The family room has one that's filled in.

All the upstairs bedrooms have transoms. I love all the little details.

An old switch they left for decoration in the living room

One of the 2 stained glass.

Remodeled bathroom. I love the all white! 

This upstairs window is where my studio will be! I'm taking the biggest room! Besides, another bedroom has a walk in closet! There is a surprising amount of storage and closet space for a house this old.

We are excited to get moved in! 

It has been a whirlwind of appointments, packing, cleaning, and stuff. Also, I'm feeling hopeful about a job. I'm hoping to have it all put together by July and I can relax.