Friday, February 27, 2009

Mosaic Mirror

I know I normally do "Flashback Fridays", but I finished this mirror yesterday and I wanted to show it off.
It's a custom order and it measures 24" x 24".
We have lots of plans for the weekend, including a trip to Sea World!
I hope y'all have a great one!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Cupcakes make it better...

Available here.

Have a lovely Thursday.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Mosaic Table

I'm joining Sanctuary Arts at Home Furniture Make-over Linky Party. Whoo-Hoo!!

I love looking at all the furniture make-overs in blogland. On my to-do list is a lamp, all of the doors in our house, and the kitchen cabinets. This is a mosaic table I made last year, it is featured in Tiles Gone Wild. It is a regular size kitchen table. I mosaic-ed the whole thing reminescent of a square quilt.
In the book are all the steps to do this project yourself. (A couple of them are pictured above.)
I have to say, it is a time-consuming project, but stunning. (If I do say so myself ;)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Simple Things

She wasn't a dancer anymore, but the dance steps never left her heart.

You can find her here.

I'm trying to embrace the simple things in life. Checkers with a four year old (over and over and over)...I can actually see the wheels churning:)

My new favorite lunch. A tortilla with melted cheese and avacadoe. It doesn't get any simpler than that.

Cutting and snipping, placing and gluing. Making mosaics outside in the beautiful weather while I watch my kids play is my idea of a great afternoon.

What are the simple things that you enjoy?

Monday, February 23, 2009

I'm a winner!

Do you see this precious and lovable 2 3/4 year old daughter of mine? She loves her little brother...

Look how sweet and innocent she is, napping with her balloon...
My little ballerina loves to get into things.
I won't make a list today:)
But the above picture is not the beginning. No sir-ree...
I'll make a long story short.
We had a tub of vaseline on the kitchen counter this week for poor little chapped noses and lips, and I'll give you one guess who grabbed it when I wasn't looking.
I'm not going to name names, but she proceeded to open the economy size and put almost the whole thing
No, I'm not joking.
Just in case this ever happens to your children with very fine, very blond hair, Google says to put cornstarch in it before washing it with dishwashing detergent.
Now I know I don't have to mention to be sure to put the cornstarch away.
I won't name any names again, but I know a certain 2 3/4 year old girl who went back into the bathroom and dumped the rest of the cornstarch on her head.
And no, I'm not joking.
Remember, I'm the mom who can tell you what to do if any of your kids decided to put a peanut up their nose.
I'm the lucky winner from Liz at PrimOriginals.
I love, love her work. It's very whimsical and fun. She went me this super cute and pendant and two magnets, and the little clip that I already attached to my purse.
It surely put a smile on my face today when it came in the mail.

All right, more art tomorrow.
I'm finally working again:)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Tutorial-Teachers Gift

Michaels has a great new collection of wooden cut outs that are totally ready for embellishing. One of their collections are these cute boxes. They have them in hearts, houses, butterflies, and guitars. Logan's teacher is a great guitar player, so we bought one of these and embellished it for his teachers birthday. This is a great project to do with your child. Logan picked out all the paper and what he wanted on the guitar. I think it makes a great teacher's gift, but it could really be for anyone!

We used the 50% off coupon in Sunday's paper and bought the small pack of pencils. We already had all the craft supplies, so this project only cost about $3.50.

If you make one of these, I would love to see your take on it!

Sunday Scripture

We will be watching church on-line again this week...I've got an ear infection now that I don't want to spread around. I am praying we will get rid of all these viruses once and for all!!
In between resting, I'm trying to finish a custom mosaic mirror. I hope to show it by Tuesday. I've also got a couple of cute tutorials for you this week. So stay tuned...:)
Have a wonderful Sunday!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Flashback Friday

Hi! I cannot believe it's Friday again already. Does anyone else feel like time is at warp speed these days?:)

I have probably made over 100 of these mixed-media mosaic pieces. I start by cutting the letters out of clay, glazing, then firing them. I don't know if you can tell by the pictures, but they are three dimensional. Some parts are flat and painted, and others are tiled and grouted. I've made a lot of custom pieces like this, and they are always fun. Time consuming, but fun!

Thank you for all of your well wishes. We are getting back to the real world, catching up slowly...
I got out of the house last night and went to see Joyce Meyers. Have you ever been to any of her conferences?

She was very funny and uplifting, and I needed that.

I'm so glad I went.

I hope everyone is doing well. I'm trying to finish up a couple of custom orders and I've got a couple of tutorials to share next week as well. Have a great and HEALTHY weekend!!


Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Funk(s)

I think there are 4 or 5 viruses going around and I think my household has had all of them this week!
We are on the mend and I am trying to catch up on laundry and other necessary chores...
I'll be back to my regular posting soon!:)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

BRAND NEW "She Said" women

Hi everyone!
Did you have a nice Valentines Day weekend?
We did...the weather yesterday was gorgeous. Perfect Florida weather.
I took baby girl to ballet, and then we had family day. Went to Target so the kids could spend giftcards from Mimi, and then had a picnic lunch outside and played at the park.
The three older kids had a slumber party at Grandma's last night, and Mike and I actually had a date!
The kids were all feeling under the weather today, so I had time to work. I had so much fun making these new "She Said" pieces. They are now available in my Etsy shop, and through Friday I will give my bloggy friends free shipping on all orders. Just remember to leave me a note in the checkout...bloggy friend, free shipping, or something like that.
I've got a few more paintings started, and I think I may try to work on them now that the kiddos are in bed.
See you soon with some works in progress:)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Flashback Friday

I love to paint, make collages, mosaic, sew, embroider, cut wood, write, and try anything that is art or craft-related. When I make something I like, I tend to go crazy on it. When I made one of these mini-mosaics/mixed-media collages, I couldn't stop. I made about 20 of them.
I haven't done any mosaics in awhile, but I will be this week. I have 2 special custom orders that are ready to begin. I can't wait to show you...:)
Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Easy and Cute Valentine Project

I'm buried knee deep in custom orders, but I managed to crank this out in less than 30 minutes. I'm not huge on decorating for Valentines Day, but I will keep this up year round! I have a "thing" for hearts with wings.
Any questions? If you make one I'd love to see it!