Thursday, October 30, 2008


Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined.
Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

For the Little Girl who has Everything

This is the most incredible dollhouse furniture I have ever seen. It has so much detail and amazing workmanship. And it is so tiny. I found this in the shop Dressed Beds by Kelly Curtis on Etsy. There is so many beautiful choices. Now if I could only decorate a nursery like this in real size.


The most arousing thing my husband can say is

"I'll Take Care of That"

"Let me do the Dishes"
"I'll put the kids to bed"
"I love to clean the bathroom"

Sunday, October 26, 2008

"Prosperity is living easily and happily in the real world, whether you have money or not."
Jerry Gellis

Kids Pick! Custom Firehouse Playhouse

My kids and I were browsing the toy selection at and came across the coolest thing ever. We found this custom firehouse playhouse that goes over a card table. It has so many wonderful details and extras. You can customize it with your name, color and city. There is removable mail and apples. It is made from eco friendly felt.

The playhouse is available in lots of different themes like fairy cottage, princess, and post office. The feedback for this product is amazing and the whole item is hand stitched.
If you think this is something you would LOVE to have please contact before the 5th of November because she is going to stop taking orders for the holidays by then.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Jungle Jive Funky Jungle Inspired Piece

Who could resist a place with the name HappyArt4u. No me! I thought it was such a great name that I took the time to look around and found tons of great pieces. This piece uses recycled cardboard, magazine clippings, pressed papers and mod podge and comes together so harmoniously. You can check out this and many more "happy" creations at

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Penguin Holiday Card... Perhaps I will pick this one

Here is my newest painting turned into a card. I love all the fun colors so now I can't decide which one to use for my holiday card. The penguin or the snowman? Maybe I should paint another one with both the penguin and snowman. It is available in our shop and if you are interested in purchases a larger quantity for the holidays we would be happy to give you a discount.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Value of your Greatest Supporters

I have great cheerleaders. I have wonderful support of my mom, husband, kids, brothers and friends. They seem to like everything I create. They are always pushing me to continue with whatever my newest work is. I don’t know what I would do without them. I really couldn’t imagine accomplishing so much by myself. It feels so good to have compliments and encouragement. I wish I could give them all little trophies that said thanks for being my cheerleader. I truly hope everyone had there own private cheerleading squad. If I had my choice I would have mine meet once a week and they could wear blue and green cheerleading outfits and they all would have there own pom poms. Maybe they could even come up with a little cheer I could play when I needed a little perk me up

Stunning Steampunk Embroidery Cuff

This amazing cuff can be found at The attention to detail and all the hand stitching is just incredible. The whole shop is full of beautiful items.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Gothic Mini Top Hat with Peacock Feather

I stopped by today and spotted this new Gothic Mini Top hat with the Peacock feather and just had to share. I featured Kaleidoskopicromance back in June and it was a big success so I thought everyone might want to see more.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

It feels good to get it OUT! My new Christmas Paintings

Last month or so I brought my paintings into a imaging store and meet the man who runs it. He loved my work. I have never heard it call "my work" before so I thought that was really cool. I wanted my paintings turned into greeting cards and he did an amazing job. He matched the colors perfectly and they turned out wonderful. I have just been in for my third trip and picked up the cards from paintings I did for Christmas. I wanted them to have a holiday theme but I wanted something very colorful and cheery. I love the way the snowman turned out and that he looks so happy. I think I am going to use him for our family holiday card. I also am very pleased with my PINK Christmas tree. I always thought it would be cool to have a pink Christmas tree. I have got them listed on our etsy site and I hope they do well. I am also thinking of bringing them around to the local stores to see if maybe they want to stock them for the holidays. I just finished a really colorful penguin painting that I will share with you when I pick it back up. I would love to hear what you think about the cards.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

At Long Last ... Incredible

My mom came by this beautiful painting by Jaime Best on Etsy at I just love the flow and colors of this original. She is a self taught artist with over 1000 original paintings done. Her store is full of awe inspiring paintings.