Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Good morning Friends,
First I would like to thank you for all of your support and kind words regarding Spooky Time Jingles. There were so many great things on opening night and I believe a great many sold. There are still lots and lots of great things over there so if you haven't checked it out yet, what are you waiting for?

I took a little break from the studio so far this week to spend some time re-organizing my work area and play with the boys. I did finish my winter Nest Head so I can use her for my holiday banner.

Here is a picture of Alex, the redneck crime-fighting cowboy! Why he keeps putting this outfit together, I don't know. Last night he had it on with silver sunglasses. He marches to the beat of his own drummer, for sure.

I also want to thank my blogging buddies Mystele and Marie for this lovely award!

Mystele and I have been sharing ideas on what to do with two wild boys during the summer months. I think we are both at our wits end but having someone else to chat with certainly does help! Marie is another one of the wonderful artists at STJ and she has a really nice blog....stop in and say hi:) I am going to follow the rules to this award and give it to other bloggers who inspire me but this may take a few days:)

I will leave you with a few pictures of my ever blooming garden. It has been so hot here all summer that I really haven't been able to spend much time on the patio enjoying it. I water in the morning and check on it in the evening but that's it. So sad....I think I need to build some sort of pergola covered in grape vines over the patio to keep it cool. An umbrella just isn't cutting it!

My favorite plant.......hydrangea - nikko blue

My little daisies.......

climbing black eyed susan vine on left and pink honeysuckle on right. Awesome salvaged birdhouse center.

My other favorite plant......the hosta. It's one of the blue varieties but I'm not sure of the exact name.

Enjoy your summer day wherever you are!!!


Kim H. said...

I have to agree that some many wonderful artist at STJ! I know I will be checking back to get some things really soon!

BTW- your pictures are not showing up???

Summer time and two young boys is so hard...urgh....

The Vintage Sister Studio said...

I think it's blogger! No one's pictures are showing up. Hopefully it will be fixed later......not a fun post without pictures, sorry!

michelle said...

What a pretty garden! I am with you on the wild boy thing! YOur pictures show up for me.

jen duncan said...

I did check out the new site the following day...looks like you all did really well. I love your winter head here. And your boy is so sweet. Our Caleb (now 7) just stopped dressing up last year but boy, he sure enjoyed it for a while there!! When he sat on Santa's lap in the mall when he was 4 or 5 he was wearing his Superman costume. I personally pick my battles, and if he's not embarrassed to walk through the mall like that in December then who are we to be embarrassed?

Laurie Hardin said...

Keep an eye on your cowboy...I use to do that when I was his age and I grew up and became an artist!!! TEE HEE!! He is just too cute!!

Jenn said...

Love that winter nest head!!! It was soooo hot today and the boys were soooo cranky. Maybe the weekend will be better;)!!!


Moonfairy said...

That`s an amazing vinter nest head, it`s beautiful.
Your little boy is adorable. My oldest daughter dress up all day long... I really don`t know how many princess costumes she has know.
Hydrangea is one of my favourite flowers too. I love the blue/purple color some of them has.

Mica said...

thanks for popping in my blog. nice to meet you. I LOVE your Poe in the box !!! He is great. Hope to get to know you better. Your art is wonderfully delightful to the palette!!


julie king said...

visiting your blog for the first time. love your work!! wow! off to see your shop!