Almost Easter

"Momma Rabbit Pendant"

One week to Easter. 'Holy Week". I'm not ready! I did not get to stain the porch. The painters have not started painting yet. The construction workers are still replacing old rotten boards. I did not realize it would take this long. I decided to wait until after they painted to start on my porch. My back porch will not be ready for Easter. Oh well..... I can live with it. I'll get to it eventually. 

Above is my latest Easter pendant. She is listed in my Etsy shop! This will be me soon. Can't wait to dye Easter eggs and then make deviled eggs from them. Yummmy! That's the best part of Easter. My family loves deviled eggs! I have so many things to do so little!
Hope you all have a great week!

Latest items Listed

"Time To Be Me"

Another Tote!

Easter Pendant

Here is what I've been working on lately! All these items are listed in my Etsy shop.

I'm having a blast! I love what I do!  It is so much fun to be able to walk into my studio art room in my pj's and play /uh I mean work all day on my craft. I am truly blessed!
I am almost finished with another Easter pendant which I hope to list today. It's so cute!
This weekend I have decided, weather permitting, to stain the concrete floor on my back porch.
We are having our home's exterior painted this week. Of course it was not as simple as that. There is a lot of rotting wood that needs to be replaced. Everything was pressure washed first so then we decided to have them wash the back porch, front sidewalk and driveway. It looks so nice and clean now. Since all my furniture is off and spread all over my yard, I have decided to stain the porch before everything is put back in its place. Unfortunately last night a huge hail storm came through. I hope nothing was damaged. It's always something. 
So wish me luck on the staining. I really have no idea what I'm doing. Pictures to come. Hopefully it wont turn into a disaster.

Inspiration Avenue Challenge My Town

Howdy folks....I'm from San Antonio Texas.
This was all my idea. I'm the host this week at Inspiration Avenue. I thought it would be fun to find out where we are all from so the theme is "My Town". Go to IA Blog and check out all the entries.

There are many  famous landmarks  in San Antonio other then these the Alamo and Spanish Missions, the Tower of Americas and the Riverwalk but those are so common. I wanted to enter something that most people have not seen. Theses boots are in front of a large mall  located on a very busy expressway. To me they exemplify what most people think about when they think of San Antonio.

Luminaria Arts Night In San Antonio

 Saturday night was Luminaria Art Night in downtown San Antonio. It was my first time to go. I enjoyed it but thought  the organizers could have put the stages a little closer together. It's only the 3rd year in existence, so maybe they will improve it in future years.
This event includes all types of art, singing and dancing, glass blowing, poetry reading ,all types of music, laser light shows, tons of activities for kids and of course food and drinks.
 My friend and I did not find the food until we were ready to go home. Darn!.. but I guess that was a good thing.

My favorite part was these guys pictured here to the right. 
Husband and wife art team Holly Hein Brooks and Bryson Brooks did a performance piece in which they painted each other painting each other.
"Married with Paintings"
They were dressed so artsy. Definitely what I visualize when I think of  artist.

I'm sorry I did not get the name of the art and artist who painted the top picture. I guess I'm not a very good reporter. I just love taking pictures. All in all it was a fun artsy evening for me and my friend to attend while our husbands watched some pay per view fight.

Spring Is Here

Spring has sprung! There are tiny little buds coming out on my miniature rose bush. I'm so happy but at the same time I'm swamped with yard work. Oh my! I look around my yard and I don't know where to start. With the worst drought on record last summer and the wettest, coldest winter in a long long time, we have a big mess on our hands. Half of my grass is dead and full of weeds. I have tons of perennials to cut back. I have not had to trim them back in years because we have not had any freezes hard enough to kill them. The oak leaves are falling so I guess  I'll wait until they have dropped  to begin the work. Even with all this complaining I'm really not...if that makes sense. :) I'm soooo ready for spring.

My son and his girlfriend went to the coast for spring break and brought me back this huge bag of shells. They hit the mother load. I love shells and love to look for them. They said the beach was full of them. Now I know, you got to go in spring to get the good sized ones. Not sure what I'm going to do with all these, but I'm sure I will think of something.

Don't laugh but I had to take a picture of the little bit of snow we received this winter. I know it was not much but hey.....when it snows in south Texas it's a big deal.

My yard and my art await me so I must get to work.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful spring.

Item for Charity Art Auction

"Scrappy Art Tote"
Starting bid is $15.00 usd
If you would like to own this one of kind handmade tote,
(handmade by me) make sure you click this link Inspiration Avenue starting
Sunday March 7 to place a bid.

All the proceeds will go to Angel Faces.

The auction will last one week March 7th. - March 14th.

Now a little something about my Scrappy Art Totes!

I made my original tote because I wanted something artsy to carry my art supplies in when I go on trips. I also wanted to make something that represented my style, something that combined my artwork with my other passions like my love of scrapbooking and sewing.
I create each of my totes to look like a scrapbook page. They measure 12" x 12 " like the traditional sized scrapbook paper. Fabric and scrap paper are so similar in design and can be layered in the same way. For this tote I used the painting of the little girl "Purity" that I painted a few weeks ago. She is transferred onto a fabric transfer sheet, and sewn on layers of fabric in a cute and whimsical way. This tote and most all my totes are embellished with paper flowers, buttons and ribbons, just like a scrapbook page would be decorated. I added the quote " A life without dreams is like a garden without flowers."
The back side is done in the same way. There is a pocket big enough for your cell phone or any of your treasures. The inside of the tote is lined with a nice soft pink floral and I have a heavy interfacing in between each side to give the tote some heft. I made the straps on this tote extra long, (21 inches) so it can be worn easily over the shoulder.

I will pay for the shipping for this auction.

If you have any questions about this tote or the auction please leave a comment or email me.
Thanks for looking!