Sunday, January 31, 2010

silver sunday #5... what is it with shoes lately???

In keeping with my quirky tradition,

I am posting silver, but not really silver...

my mercury silver glass cup where I keep my paint brushes

the only ring i wear almost as much as my wedding ring
(can you tell it is a tree?)

and the shoes calling to me telling me that my trip to the gym is WwaAaaAYyyy overdue.

off I go...


Sunday, January 24, 2010

silver sunday #4... already?

for this 4th silver sunday

I will make this one short and sweet,

one photo,

one quote.

One shoe can change your life.  ~Cinderella


Sunday, January 17, 2010

a girl and her silver

I bought this vase antiquing somewhere

(I really do forget where)

and it sat...

and sat...

and sat...

like most things that I buy

and have big plans for

but it had a certain charm

i just could not bring myself

to goodwill it,
send it off to another home

it was the charm.

one day, while looking for a home
for this little wooden doll bottle stopper

i put 2 and 2 together and found they made a nice pair.

now they sit happily on a shelf with other treasures in my studio.

the girl, and her silver

isn't that happy?


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

no more... that’s it!!!

I have made a decision.

No more caffeine is allowed in my body.

I have no religious reasons,
no commitments,
no medical issues.

I just want to live healthier.

For the last 3 days I have gone without~

no Starbucks,

no Mountain Dew from my beloved taco bell

no Red Bull, sweet nectar of the gods


oh the headaches!

They follow me everywhere, haunting me, taunting me

I go to bed with them and wake up with them.

Do not pity me,
I brought this on myself,

once it is out of my system that is it.

I will be healthier, or at least I hope to be!


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sliver Sunday #2

When I signed up for this I thought:

"No problem, I love silver, it is everywhere in my home"


"How hard can it be, take a few shots, blog about it and be done, right?"

Wrong... I find myself wondering all week about what to photograph and how to post about it.

Well for this week, I went small

I found silver but it isn't all silver

the point is that there is silver on it so it has to count, right?

I have learned that too much on one thing isn't always good. 
Sometimes something (especially when we create from art to food) just a dash of something is all our work needs. 

Here is a snow girl, created by the ever so talented Colleen Moody

Her splashes of silver embellish her grace and beauty 

... they are the icing on the cake.

There isn't too much, but just enough to bring out her special charm. 

A vintage Christmas ornament the size of a peanut, and a vintage brooch with certain history behind it are all the bits of silver she used.  (the stories that brooch must have to tell while riding on the lapel of someone's coat or sweater all those years ago, how fun!)

And now the complete work, isn't she lovely with her fur trimmed collar and velvet bodice?

so sweet

AND for you straight silver lovers, my vintage mercury glass cup on my desk. 
I use it to hold vintage velvet leaves, paintbrushes and bits of sparkle for my work.

Finally, I wanted to link to a blog who is also doing Silver Sunday but even better, she is doing a giveaway... 
She has a really cool idea with a tutorial and you can WIN!  Good Luck!

Happy Sunday, may your week sparkle!

Friday, January 8, 2010

down and out

Christmas decorations are


isn't it nice to have that SPACE again?
it is too early, I know...

but Valentine's decorations are
OUT and they make me smile.

especially this little guy...

there is something to love about valentines day.


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

a little birdie...

What is it that makes children sing while they sit quietly and work? 

I don't know what the inspiration is, but I hope mine never lose it. 

If I sit and listen, sometimes I even hear my youngest singing in her bed before sleep. 

I love that. 

You will be hard pressed to find a sound sweeter than the sound of your own child softly singing to themself.

"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song." 
-Maya Angelou

May you have something to sing about today!


Sunday, January 3, 2010

silver sunday #1

Welcome to my first Silver Sunday post, thanks to Beth of Gypsy Fish Journal there is a gaggle of girls all participating in this fun event.

Today, as I was taking down my Christmas ornaments, I was inspired by so many sparkly silver ones that I love. I looked at the pile and just had to snap a shot to share.

There was everything there from vintage silver given to me when I was a child to newer ornaments and even one I found this year at Silver Bella. They all have a special story that comes with each one of them which is why I got a little sad when it came time to put then away. It helps to remember the joy and pleasant surprise I feel each year as I unpack them again to hang them on the tree for another wonderful Christmas spent with good friends and family.

On another note, I posted earlier on the Mary Montage Swap from Silver Bella but did not take close up shots with notes on who made what. BUT, sweet Teresa McFayden did just that yesterday. So if you would like to peruse, they are here.  Thanks for doing that Teresa!


Saturday, January 2, 2010

happy bright and shiny new year

To start the year off right, I am inspired by this little journal that has been calling to me these past two weeks, just waiting to see what I produce on those fresh pages.

 My dear sweet friend Jenny gave this to me for Christmas this year and I am putting it to good use. 

I have decided to write 3 simple things every night before turning out the light.    

1. One thing I simplified in my life today
2.  One thing I did today to better myself
3.  My goals for tomorrow

I have never been too good at keeping up with a journal, but if I keep it short and simple, maybe I will develop a better direction in my life and therefore maybe, just maybe, become a better person from it.