Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Im in LOVE....

...with thrifting that is! I have been so inspired by this blog and this site and my list of projects is getting longer and longer! I recently decided that my house is way too full of beige & brown & blah & bor-ing! I want to start putting some of my character, art, and inspirations into it. So where better to start than with some funky thrift finds!
hopefully tomorrow I will have some completed projects to share! off to craft into the wee-hours!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The SHOP is FULL of...

New canvas projects:
and a few scrap pages, mini books, and sale items too!
come check it out HERE!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

My HeaRT iS SmiLINg!

There is new art in my house!
I forgot how much i love to create for nothing...
for no other reason than
to make my heart happy!
i was so thinking of my sculpture teacher and his advice to always think of the
whole installation not just the actual piece,
so i had the two panels but wanted to focus the
space more so i added some silk ribbon that i have hoarded for so long, and some
silver upholstery tacks...
art that makes my heart smile!
more soon.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Alyssa Got Married!

My friend Alyssa got married this Saturday...
... it was an absolutely beautiful wedding!

almost all the groomsmen were in the military so there was lots of that
"sexy-man-in-a-uniform" vibe going on!
And in true wedding fashion the flower girl totally had to be lured to the end of the isle... which is always cute

and this moment totally took my breath away!

I didn't cry a single tear my wedding day but for some reason i cried like a baby Saturday!
(a lot of my pics are blurry so I'm totally blaming the tears in my camera!)

I loved all the petals, the barefoot in the sand bridesmaids, the paper lanterns in the trees, and the atmosphere of the wedding on the lake...

and the whole first kiss totally made me want to lay one on Quinc!

(who by the way was lookin pretty dang good! we don't "get dressed up and go out" much any more so when we do we surprise each other by cleanin' up nice!)

it was so romantic!

does anyone else remember this feeling? you JUST got married and now its time to enjoy x-amount of months of planning? um its the best.

they came to the reception (which was at the clubhouse that overlooked the lake) on boat, it looked like the photographer got some AMAZING shots, cant wait to see!

the reception had so many cute Martha-inspired pieces!

loved it.

and this shot was an accident but i like it! the professional photographer's flash went of right before i clicked i guess and i got this.

and i like it.

it was a fun wedding and Quincy and i had hours of real good conversation about our own wedding, life, plans, and love.

and its not too often that that happens for hours on end. I'm excited for Alyssa, she is just beginning a new adventure

a new chapter in life.

and there is nothing like being at that start of a new path

with your soul mate by your side and you both take the first step


best wishes

Alyssa & Justin White!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

A Good Friday

Yesterday was a good Friday, i had a lot i wanted to do and guess what? it actually got done! I went thrifting with Britt, and picked up some really great stuff for CHEAP! (more on those projects later), i bought a dress for the wedding I'm going to tonight for $1.60! it was originally $50 but i had a $15 gift card and it was on super sale! we had dinner with the Fowler's and visited with the nieces, and to top it all off we ended Friday with a little of this:

movies + vino + paint = good friday

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

HeLLO 1971!

OK, so i have been working on these funky-fabulous sometimes brilliantly-glamorous canvases and i have been trying to figure out the best way to list these babies on etsy...
but I'm stumped?
what do i put them under/tag them with so people looking for something funky or vintage and crafty and artsy all at the same time will find them?
i have some from the 40's and then all the way up through the 70's (which seriously someone needs to start bringin back those purple-circle-shades from the 70's! super funk-ay! ;D) so they kinda all have a different vibes if ya know what i mean? what to do?