Friday, September 30, 2011

PPF #29 Check In & Finished Pieces

The Candy Corn Collection!

... the traditional set was a special order, then I had a request for chocolate candy corns ... then I thought, what could be more fun than 'beach' candy corns?

they finish off your Halloween gourd or pumpkin collection quite well!

chocolate candy corns

and the 'beach' series

Had fun with this little 'Thank YOU' tchotchke

you can see the whole story here
it's a nice story about neighbors helping neighbors

and one particular neighbor and his John Deere

picking up the pieces after tropical storm Irene hit Connecticut.

have a great week end

for all sorts of inspiration!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Scrap Wood Candy Corn and ...

Scrap Pine Candy Corns

(nothing goes to waste around here ... thx Rog)

... and another canteen gourd creature
for Halloween

sorta mummy like (with her stained gauze bandages),
she's just recuperating from a bit of work she had done to impress her beloved 'Frank'

(seen in a previous post)

Spiders and web on her back side ...

... and embellished with

Dana Bates Candy Corn Beads
and a stained gauze tie

signed by me on 9/11/2011
GOD Bless the USA
Are YOU Ready for Halloween?

have a great upcoming week!

Friday, September 23, 2011

ETSY shop and PPF #28

FINALLY added some items to my ETSY shop this past week. Pretty exciting ... I'm in two circles (whatever that means) ... guess I have a long way to go! It was on my 'to-do' list and although I have more pieces to list, I can say I did it! We'll see what happens. Worked on a 'Thank YOU' gift that involved some painting this week, but don't have any pictures available at the moment. I so love creating presents and fund raiser pieces!

I'm heading over to Paint Party Friday to see what's happening there today ... want to join me?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

more of the 2011 Autumn crew ...

more of the Autumn 2011 crew!
so fun creating and embellishing
these grown in the U.S.A. gourds
they will last year after year after year

batty front

batty back

'Frank' on the far right ...

... complete with his paper clay bolts


brother embellishments


and I can't get these bats and ghosts anymore :(

purple backs

purple fronts

details ... details ... details ...

head on over to Paint Party Friday ... some VERY talented folks will be checking in for PPF #27 and will be sharing some very inspirational and creative work. Thx for your visit here!


front, back, and embellishments

2011 Autumn creations! But not happy with the way they photographed ... background is too busy. Going to try something different today. One-handed gourd, camera and cane wielding photography takes forever

(oh the things I took for granted).
TWIN Ghosts ...

Dana Bates beads
(ghost & bat)

signed them all on 09.11.2011

GOD Bless the U.S.A.

more creatures to follow!

thx for visiting,

go make a difference :)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

will never, ever, ever forget ... 09.11.01

flights 11, 175, 77, and 93

and all those who lost their lives that day

... honor the innocent victims

of this tragic day...

do something GOOD!

GOD Bless America!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

my LOA and misssed PPF's 22, 23 & 24

... my Doc said I would know when it was time ... "All About Quality of Life", he said. I had my right hip replaced on August 16th ... it was time! Missed PPF check in #22 in prep of my 'Leave Of Absence' from my routine and just checking back in now and it's already PPF #25! Where did the time go? No painting for me ... did create the below thank YOU note for all those who participated in my recovery (thank YOU for your prayers, visits, treats, meals, cards and notes, and treasures!) Used a portion of the Doc's initial explanation of what might be with me back from January 14th and added a few of my own highlights and reproduced it as a photo (Used Strathmore Photo Mount Cards ... LOVE Strathmore). Won't be able to head right back to work, so I have no excuse to get some creating going on. Missed you all! Hope all is well with you and that you were spared some of (if not all) the perils brought on by Irene. Although we lost power for some time, our lives continue to be Sprinkled by Blessings :) no water or structure damage, etc.

amazing stuff going on there!

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