Wednesday, September 30, 2009

hey you witchy women.....

For the witching hour.....
I've never really made things for Halloween... I definetley do pieces with a strong Autumn feel this time of year. Halloween always sneaks up on me and I think, "I should have done this or that". This year I was inspired by some of the Etsy Maine Team members who are having a special scavenger hunt. I didn't participate (again the time thing)..... but couldn't help creating something due to their enthusiasm!

Here is the link to the Scavenger Hunt thread!

HAVE FUN and go win some beautiful prizes!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

More Vintage Junque Revival.......

Yep....I've been my usual busy-self!
We decided to stay home this weekend and get things DONE!
I finished 5 pieces to send off for magazine submissions and I'm currently working on a few NEW pieces of jewlery for the shop. (finally)
I'm still slowly cleaning the second floor of the barn. I haul a box down and make three piles.
I have to say I'm rather proud, I've barely kept a thing unless I can make something with it!
Here are just a few of the goodies I've put on Vintage Junque Revival.

Hope you're enjoying the fabulous fall weather!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Alaska: HOMER

I've been neglectful in my postings about Alaska, but I have a friend (HI SHELLEY) that is looking to go there one day, and I know she wants to see and hear more about it.

After two days in Seward we trekked on over to Homer for three days. We stayed at the Driftwood Inn overlooking the beach. The Inn was a great place to stay as we had a livingroom with a pull-out couch, a bedroom and a kitchen. We also had a shared deck with chairs, tables and a grill. We met some great people on the deck for happy hour. The only issue was that some people kept partying on that deck while others of us wanted to sleep. Poor Jason caught the flu and had to stay in bed for one day. Jon got his first bit of fishing in, and Elana and I took the "Discovery" to Seldovia for an afternoon.

The Homer Spit

The beach at Homer


Views from "The Discovery"

Me and Elana
From here, Jason and Elana headed home and Jon and I decided to just go with the flow and explore. We ended up in the cool little town of Hope. More on that next time.....

Thursday, September 10, 2009

puppies & babies..... OH MY!

So two (well now three) of our dearest friend came to visit from NYC this weekend. I met Dawn on line back in 2004 through blogging and she has been one of my sweetest gal pals ever since. We've all hooked up as couples in the past several years and it's now tradition that they come to Maine once a year. This year they brought their newest addition, Leo!
Pemaquid Point, Maine
I think this photo sums up the weekend!
Abigail thought Leo would make a great playmate......

I took some photos of Abby yesterday, I can't believe how much she has grown in three weeks!
This weekend we are throwing a b-day party for Jon's Dad. After this weekend, I can get back into that lonely little studio of mine. Just one more weekend of making food and socializing, then its back to work! The season is so short in Maine, we seem to cram it all in, but you've got to grab it when you can!

My SIL Beth made this great e-vite for the party!


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Art Through the Lens

For this month's "She Dreams of Art", I have featured four wonderful photographers, Tracy Milchick, Tali Schiffer, Laura Evans & Nicole Castille.

Photo by Tali Schiffer

You can read more about these talented ladies, find links to their shops, blogs and websites over at Indie Public.
If you swing over, please comment and let us know how you like the article at Indie Public! This will keep the article at the top of the front page of Indie Public.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

nice folk

I am so pleased to mention a lovely article written about me by the wonderful Chris Burgess! Chris is a super-talented mosaic artist who I interviewed for an article, "The Art of Mosaic" over at Indie Public. It was such a treat to be asked thoughtful questions!

And don't forget to pick up the newest issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry magazine!

It's FULL of inspirational jewelry projects & you can find my newest article "Polymer Flowers" there!