Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Arte Y Pico Award

"Arte y Pico" is phrase that roughly translates in English to:
"The Maximum. Wow. The best art. Over the top."

The "rules" for the Arte y Pico award are:
1. If you are an award winner, show the award, the name of the person who gave it to you, and link back to his or her blog.
2. Pick 5 blogs you think deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and for contributing to the blogging community.
3. List the author's name and link to his or her blog.
4. Leave a message on the blogs of those you've selected.
5. Link back to the original Arte y Pico blog, so all will know the origin of the award.

I received this fantastic award from Gaal Creative
Anne is a fantastic Photographer...just one of her many talents!
( I don't know the secret for high lighting a name and the link is in
her link IS

and from there you should go see her website that offers some of her fabulous photos for viewing and sale.

All the artwork I see is so fantastic! They all deserve an award to recognize them...!!
I tried to pick those who haven't received this the least the last time I went to see their blog.
here goes:

1. Linda...
2. Dianne...Magpies Envy
3. Jane...Sepia and Glitter
4. Lay... Me Scrap

Don't ask why some of the copy/paste from my site, (that is supposed to house their shortcuts), showed the name or the entire address...and I am totally hoping when I publish this, they link on click...

Everyone I have on blogroll I visit as they update their blog...EVERYONE of them is a fabulous artist!!!
and ALL deserve the award, however many of them have been given this award already...and I want to pass the joy around for someone who might not have been recognized takes for ever to work around to every artist on these groups and I am meeting them as fast as I can! over the last 2 years.

There is sooooo much talent out there and soooo many inspiring, wonderful, sharing artists who blog their projects and give technical instructions and share! their world with everyone.

Visiting a blog to me, is like visiting a good friend...I have been invited to share a common part of our lives together.
I find it is so amazing that I can touch so many to such far away places and not leave my home.

I have so much enjoyed getting to know everyone and picking 5 to recognize was very hard...I want to pick them ALL!

Please start with the 5 listed then peruse the others on the blog roll list, I am sure you will enjoy each visit as much as I do.

I would like to take a moment to thank everyone who follows my blog..leaves me comments and encourages me or gives me feedback and advice. All the interaction is special to me, so...

Thank You.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Is't she Cool!

I went to the Tarot Sign determinator..I like what they say I am...obviously or I wouldn't have put it on my blog!
Isn't she cool though!

Go take the test and see what you might be...go on...

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Partttying ON...

Thank you everyone for such a fabulous time...all this visiting is wearing me out...i am past 1000 so I tire rather easy...all of my visitors have left me such wonderful memories...lets meet Vampi she has finally arrived I have been waiting for her all day...oh sure she sleeps during the day..

she is excited to meet you with out further ado...

I will take all my visitors names and pull one from a box...then i will e them and you may take vampi into your care.
Thank you Kathryn for such a fun time you hosted the bestest party!
Hugs to all


eeehhhheeeeehhheeehh (BEST witch cackle)

glad you stopped in mmmmmyyy prreettty....
I dressed for the occasion...come in ...I just love visitors..

sometimes I get a little hungry but you are okay tonight
I have already feasted...come in and have a little brew
a little later this evening we will see our mystery guest....she stopped in a little earlier this week
(scroll to a previous post you will catch her peeking)
she will come by for a visit can you guess who she is?
Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Special Mail

Happy surprise in the mail today!

Anne, whom I met on line..sent me a super nice mail surprise.

A card she made...and I think that is just the nicest thing! For someone to take the time, their
time and make something just for me...she also tried her hand with an ATC..her first and she sent it to me!

When I received the envelope, of course I recognized the name and opening the envelope I just smiled...what a nice end to a regular day..

Thank YOU so much for brightening the day Anne!



Thanks for coming by...all Fanciful Twister's...stop by again for the soul journaler's party October 26...that is next weekend!

We are all doing something different on our blogs is a look at a few of my eventful inspirations...

Friday, October 17, 2008


Ever think about symbols, marks on the page and how a page winds around and ends.

I started my black white doodle page in kind of a grumpy mood. I had delivered my pieces to the pheasants forever chapter for the banquet tomorrow night. the next morning one of the members of the board arrived at the Creamery practically when i unlocked the door, but in actuality she waited maybe 3 minutes as I walked around the counter.

For anyone that isn't familiar with me I work with glass. The pieces ordered were for glass projects.
One project was a dog retrieving a pheasant.
Pheasants have long tails, so of course following the design as anatomically correct as possible the piece had a long glass tail. A feather, of the tail...meaning 1 piece long hanging from a HUGE area of glass the head of a dog...hence head end huge mass of glass feather end small.

Someone actually picked up this piece by the tail! Of course it broke.
She wanted to know...
what kind of glue I recommend to repair the glass.....GLUE!!!

NOT on a piece I signed...glue!

I fixed it and delivered it yesterday which is when I started my journal

It started out about the above story about how i am not pleased ...blah blah...then I doodled some...and as I colored in some of the lace I decided to think of a positive thought as each little piece is colored to get myself away from being miffed..
and i gained some ground in reversing the negative charge ( - )

I kept pushing positive (+ ) through my I wrapped the core message around the page "putting positive thoughts out into the universe and will only bring karma back that is...positive
It fit perfectly...'back' is the last word and 'positive' was the first word but the last word of that sentence for the message...did I loose you?
The symbol + means addition to... also represents the sign of the cross...a symbol for positive messaging universal in signals so strong that the message shines through for think positive thoughts...they can only lead to lots and lots (that addition thing) of good



welcome welcome come on in..pleasure to meet you!

GREAT party isn't it!!!

Vanessa knows how to throw a get together!

Thank you for dropping by
and please come back October 26th...we soul journalers are putting on the Ritz...

I will be having the drawing for guessing what the ATC character might be.....go and place your guess and browse the rest of my blog.

Since many will probably have the right guess. The entries ( no matter the guess answer) will be placed in a hat to have the final contestant drawn from there.

Other prizes are going to be please come join our party too! A list will show all the party hosts will be found here
as well as on our host site
Kathryn Antyr...
(the Halloween invitation with the crow on the button. Found to the right)

Thank you for stopping in...please let me know you were here!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Blog Party Tease

October 26 Soul Journaling group is having a blog party! Celebrating Halloween.

Blog hopping is encouraged from a list that will be provided. Some blogs will offer party favors and prizes. Here is a little tease of an ATC I will be giving away this night of fun.

Mark your calendar and come to the Party!
Click on the Halloween invitation for all the information off Kathryns blog...

What do you think completes the picture?

Box 2

this is box 2 for the Pheasants Forever banquet.

The technique is decorative solder, the subject is hay bale with pheasant sitting on top.

Glass box constructed of bevels.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


I made a card for Colleens birthday.....this was for card day but as usual I am late.

Colleen likes to paint using Chinese rice paper and is called something but I can't think of the proper style right this moment...of course.

here is her card...
it says
happy birthday


it might not be perfect replications of the characters...and probably being off a smidge makes it say something totally different...but that was what I was wanting to say.

Personal Lexicon Journal Page

Lexicon is the use of words. In our exercise
"Personal Lexicon" we journal words to describe our likes.

My favorite way to display glass is marrying it to metal. I LOVE furniture as accents or just laying around rusting...better made useful rusting!

Glass is malleable and watching the different shapes evolve is so much a it will turn out and what kind of use will become of the piece. One of my favorite uses for a glass vessel is to use it for candles. The glow of the flame through the glass is so pleasing. BOOKS...I am addicted to collecting them. All kinds: history books, art books, novels...and vintage magazines. The best pictures and ads come from vintage magazines.

My kiln has a special place with me. Without it I couldn't create glass in the warmer forms OR use the powdered glass for staining and enameling that fuse designs into the glass. Crates of glass ...I am fortunate to have these for use in artwork.

Pottery has a special fascination to me. Something as simple as clay, mud really, can become such beautiful works of art that have function!!! I love the colors of pottery the technical application in pottery I love collecting pottery...and one day I will learn to throw pottery too.

That is it for these pages for now...I do tend to go back and add things to my pages...and sometimes I place a new picture within the post...

I am a work in Progress...and apparently I will never be done.


Sunday, October 5, 2008

Pheasant Retrieve

I am not sure I am in like of this piece. One thing I think this tail is too long
I might shorten it
if for no other won't get easily broken.

It is pretty self explanatory, Labrador retrieving a glass.

I don't have a way to hang it without moving panels so I did the best I could getting the picture over a light source...but it doesn't show the birds colors well.
Maybe a better picture will emerge...
I am sure everyone is fine with the one I have :)
One little bit of information that doesn't get transferred is the textured glass I used for the dog fur. This is a very cool piece of glass. The texture is a fine raised combing and the glass is really thick to allow for the texturing and gives the streaks a finer subtleness, like fur would be...
This for the Pheasants Forever Banquet order too.


I succeeded in creating the invitation for the halloween blog party!
(this was a MAJOR accomplishment for me I am very computer limited)

you see the pretty invitation over to the there
and be taken to Kathryn's blog
where details are ongoing this week to participate in a blog party.

I have never been to one either so we can all learn together.

The next banner you see is for "free" vintage images.
Great source of imagery...go take a look.

Come back and see where the party takes us.


let's PARTY!

Saturday, October 4, 2008


Collage Diva Kathryn Ayntyr
tagged me in a blog tag game. I have seen this but this is my first go.

6 random things about me:I..

1. live in a barn...yep a barn.
2. miss living on the water.
3. help my husband train dogs.
4. can cook...really really well
5. am obsessed reading anything about vampires... favorite time of year is now...

then the rules get listed
link to person who tagged you...already am
list the 6 things random about yourself
tag 6 new people
let each person know by leaving a comment
let tagger know entry is up

Anne Gaal
I think I have covered everything.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Phes #2

I finished the second piece for Pheasants forever. this pheasant hangs in the window like a suncatcher. It is larger than a suncatcher and I call them freeforms.
I don't think they show up well but, he has feet jutting off the panel
this is laying on a small lightbox so you can see the color of the glass.
You can kind of see the glass colors better between looking at both the pictures
1 shows the tail design better though and I wanted you to see that too.