Wednesday, May 18, 2011

So Many New Things Happening!!

My honey and I went wandering Saturday and found some great garage sales.  The nice thing is that everyone holding a sale in this little community kept their homes and lawns so pretty, and all the items for sale were clean and organized - what a treat!  My guy found a little ole' shopping cart that I have been coveting for a long time, at a great price!  It's mine, mine, mine!!  I found some really cool old suitcases, too, one so very old that the leather on the edges is turning to powder - I love it.

Look at this fabulous, fabulous book - written by Teddy Roosevelt, with scads of great photos of his adventures.  When did he have time to be President?

Then, I am getting ready to do a craft show at Saint Margaret of Cortona, a lovely little church on the outskirts of the northwest side of town, and can't wait to show off my newest gourds - here are a few samples, minus their glossy finish and vintage millinery accents (I'll show them later!).

I hope everyone gets a chance to get out this weekend and see all the new stuff I am making.  Keep creating, and keep in touch!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms in Blogland!!

This gorgeous lady is my mother, and, while she claims no special talents, she has been my inspiration, that core of steel in my spine when times are rough and I don't know if I can make it.  She is that inner child with insatiable curiosity that keeps me exploring my world and all the possibilities.  The gift of art may have come from my father, but the determination to pursue it and to share it comes from my mom.  I love her and, as my daughter once said, I don't know how anyone lives without her in their life!!