Monday, April 27, 2009

and then there was Maude

because I was raised on Maude and the Golden Girls..She's one of the many reasons I want to be an old lady when I grow up. :)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Spotlight on Stuff

Thrift store german salt and pepper shakers!

Day of the Dead scene..I painted the plywood mini alter, the figures were from my old store, the bells are found and I've come to save all of the beer caps from bottles, and then store them inside an old corona bottle..just love all of the colors!

This is a snippet of a painting that my husband and I inherited from his grandparents...

Love this one..postcard from my mom..celebrating the wedding day..:)

I found this watercolor for a quarter at a fabric thrift store..reminds me of San Francisco in the very early days..

I'm totally addicted to stuff. It comes from a long line of stuff hunters and collectors in my family. I love thrift stores, buying things for 10 cents..finding cool stuff in dumpsters or free boxes left on the side of the road. I have a favorite thrift store that supports our local hospice program..and I feel like a pirate with sparkly booty everytime I leave..I'm also a good rescue home for homely leftovers from the rest of my family and friends..what? You want to get rid of That? I'll take it! :)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Modern Chairs

The newest designs from Stencil 1...yumm-o!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Veni video vici...

Somehow, through the power of YouTube, I have reached my 100th subscriber and this video is up to over 5000 views! Awesome! So, I want to do a new video..but I'm looking for ideas! Well..I have lots of ideas..but I would love to hear from you what kinds of videos you'd like to see. I've been working on cleaning and organizing my office for almost 3 months now..yeah, one day at a time. :) But I thought it might be fun to do a tour on a Craft Cribs. :) No jacuzzis, or sportscars..but literally Tons of paper and inks! that could be fun..

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Me etsy

Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade

I'm finally getting a few new things up on etsy..yippee!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Happy B day J!

A shout out to my mega-talented sister on her Birthday!! Love ya Jen!!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Spring Treats

So it seems that I am better inspired by the holiday as it is ending and not on it's approach..ah..c'est la vie. Here are a few of the springtime goodies that Jen and I had fun putting together. WE love the Vintage Scrapbook images from Martin much fun! We combined them with rub-ons, background papers, glitters and more. My favorite? The owl in the top corner..I decoupaged him onto a piece of cardboard, cut him back out and then adhered to the top of a cute!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

To Dye For

Ok..take a look at these! A very crafty Sara McKenzie at Craft, did a review on some Martin Meyer products..and this is one of the projects that she made using the Vintage Scrapbook images. Omg..I'm dying today, literally. Going to do some eggs just like this..might do the background colors darker..but I just love this!! Check out her post for instructions!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


So if you've been wondering how I'm spending my time's part of it. The sister and I, and mom and aunt, went to this fabulous fabric store..charge by the pound of and outside they have a free bin. first stop. Inside the bin, one fine afternoon, was a huge stack of patterns from the late 1940's. I've been going crazy drawing from them! The above is a pattern for a decorative plate, this on the top of a paper mache box..I'm painting things white with Winsor Newton acrylic paint, coloring with pigment markers and then drawing the black line last...what do you think?

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Makers Faire San Mateo May 30, 31st

I just got the acceptance for showing at this years Maker's Faire at the San Mateo fairgrounds!! I'm so excited! I've never even been to a Maker's Fairs..I've heard only great and wonderful things..and now we get to be part of the experience! I'm sooo excited!! Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

More Cardboard Art

I thought I'd put up a few more cardboard paintings...hope you like..:) I call this first one, Zoofari..

Attack of the 50ft Woman's Army..

Sparrows in Space...must say that one with the "Pigs in Space" ennunciation..:)