Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Art of Mary...

For the last year I have been collecting interesting art work of Mary and the different Madonna's that I like. I have finally altered a book and put them into the pages.
The book is an encyclopedia that was ornate and I added a Little metal frame with glass.

I have a few inset windows and arch doorways.

Some pages I added paper and some I stained.

Lots of shading and gold edging.

It turned out very heavy but a beauty. Each time I alter a book I learn more about the do's and do nots. This one went without a hitch. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Blog Blocked?

When ever I can't think of anything for my blog, I always go for dog pictures. I don't think I've used him before but he's cute. I will be going to Bisbee and Tombstone next week hopefully I'll get some pictures there. I have some things I'm working on but need to finish up before they are ready for picture taking. So I guess I'm only picture taking blocked!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Tagged Twice!

Things I'm addicted to. I got tagged twice so I'm listing 7.Small Treasures.

Lipsticks, can't through old ones out, and always looking for that right shade. I'm working on this addiction. So far this year, none bought.

Chocolate milk. I have to make my own with dutched cooking cocoa and Splenda. I have no problem getting my daily milk.

Old Photos.

Ephemera of all sorts.

This is my reward for getting out of the house. I don't know why these are so great, has to be the tap fizz.

Books, I read fiction but I collect the picture and old books. Love them all. What's better than a book? A good book store!
I now tag:
Patty-Arcadia Living
Kim-Paris Cowgirl
Flea Market Queen
Jack and Cat Curio
Kim-Sweet Sage

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Winter Faerie Casts a Rose Spell.

Here she is with her wand to help me with my roses. I have no green thumb. When I moved into my house there were 40 rose bushes. After 10 years I only have a dozen left.
This is a designer rose that is so hearty and resilient. It opens with a lot of light yellow and turns dark pink as it grows.

No color enhancement needed for this bush!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Wells Fargo Express...

This would have been one cold job!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A Walk in the Snow...

Wow, where ever this is, there are some big trees. I just loved the smile on the child's face, seen through the eyes only. It reminds me of upper Michigan.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

January Sun in Arizona...

Although I miss snow, there is a beauty of the bright sunlight here in the Valley of the Sun. I decided to get out for some vitamin D and snapped these shots of my fountain in my rose garden.
Not too many roses to show but soon the buds will open. Enjoy the weather and have a sunny day.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Little 50's Jewel Box...

The image of a ballet couple on this box is adorable. I've had this box for a while to cover the insides with satin or velvet. Maybe this year.
The box itself is a cute shape. It then could hold a cute bauble or mini book? Maybe a cute gift for a special girl? It is now on my list. I am an idea girl, and I love the doing but so many choices!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

It's now 2009!

Isn't this the cutest thing? I thought I would start out the new year with my traditional old picture. This looks to be about 100 years ago.