Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Humpty Dumpty Returns! least the last 3 pages of his book are!
I acquired his tired and torn pages from my daughter's school, if you remember...

You can refresh your memory, if need be, at this post here to see how I prepared the pages and what not...

I decided to finish out the book with little paintings done with the same feel.
Since the last one was for coffee lovers, I decided to dedicate one to all the tea drinkers out there :)

This one is obviously called "Cuppa Love".

 It features real string for the tea tag that is adhered only to the rim of the cup so it dangles free :)

I love that some of the original illustration shows through on the other side.

The last 2 pages reflect a bit of a cupcake craze I went on recently.  Here's that post in case you don't believe me...
They just seemed like such a simple, happy thing to depict....and we all need a little happy sometimes, right?
A cupcake can do no wrong.......I know, I know, tell that to my thighs....
At least a painting of one is innocent enough ;)

Excuse my fingers in the picture!  It was a really windy day today...haha!

As you can see, manicures are just not in my!
But, that's okay....because.....

I used Glossy Accents across the entire top of this one....and liberally applied glitter!

It's so neat how that glossy stuff looks when it dries....the glitter just seems to "float" above the painting :)

I wish there were more than just 4 of these pages.  The interesting shape was so fun to work with....
Cuppa is finding a home across the pond, but the Cupcakes are available in ye olde Shoppe :)

Thanks for taking the time to stop in today.....and I accept no blame for any bakery treats consumed after reading this post :D

Sweet thoughts and mugs full of smiles,

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Ode to Nature

This week on Butterfly Effect, the theme is A Poem or A Quote.

Here is what I painted in response.

There were so many quotes about Nature that inspired this painting....

"And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair"
-Kahlil Gibran

I fully intended to pick one and write the words onto the painting....

"Humankind has not woven the web of life.  We are but one thread within it.  Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.  All things are bound together.  All things connect."
-Chief Seattle

But I didn't want to cover up anything once she was done.

So I wrote my chosen quote on the back instead.

"Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty
if only we have the eyes to see them."
-John Ruskin

The Beauty of Nature
Mixed Media on Chipboard (from an old scrapbook kit I'd never otherwise use)
7 x 8 3/4 inches

Please visit Butterfly Effect to see what other poems or quotes have made for good art :)
While you're there....go to Amy's site and find out when her next LIVE class is.
I was finally able to attend....woohoo!

I'll have to finish up what we made and show it to you later.

Hope your weekend is abundant with the beauty of Nature!
Biggest Hugs,

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Corny, Cheesey and Cozy

I'm so sorry!
I told you I'd be back.....I just had no idea it would take me this long to get here!

So, I mentioned previously some new stuff I've been working on...
Been in a felty mood again!

Made some more coffee cozies...
I thought these would make cute Valentine's presents for Coffee/Tea lovers.
(or, more honestly, was spending a lot of my week catching up with the TV Series "Fringe" and needed to make something while I sat there so I didn't feel so guilty :D)

They could accompany some cheesy little saying like,

"Our love just keeps growing"

"Owl always love you"

"My heart is in your hands"

...and I made more keychains, as well...
A guy could totally put his Sweetheart's car keys on it with a little note....

"You 'drive' me wild"

Or perhaps...
"You carry my heart with you wherever you go"

What about for a friend...

"Friendship blooms with love"

I'm all about the thoughtful gift with the corny sentiment!
That's why I bought a pack of my Hubby's favorite snacks....pistachios....
so I can tell him I'm nuts about him!

A small LED flashlight for his keys...
beacause he "lights up" my life...

...and a screwdriver...

Get your minds out of the gutter! Haha!
(you know who you are) is because my Life would be "screwed up" without him!

What's your favorite cheeseball Valentine's line?

Have a great weekend, My Friends!!

In all silliness,

Saturday, January 7, 2012

A Green Mustache and A Feline Napkin

Wow!   Hard to believe a week has gone by already!  Thanks to everyone for your support of my Blog Post over at Butterfly Effect.  I appreciate your lovely comments, for popping over there to read it....and a hug to those of you who had the time to create something for it :)

During the week, Maggie and I started making Green Smoothies at breakfast.  I can see why so many of you swear by them!

We've been putting in a handful of spinach, and either celery or cucumbers, maybe a smattering of cherry tomatoes, a frozen banana, frozen fruits (such as mangoes, pineapple, or berries), 2 scoops NanoGreens powder, unsweetened Coconut milk from Trader Joe's, a dash of whatever 100% juice we have ( like OJ or pomegranate) and some cinnamon...

I thought the color would disuade her from drinking it....but she LOVES these things!  I love that I can give her one of these with her toast and eggs before school and she'll have a full balanced meal at the start of her day!  She goes back to school again on Monday, so we'll see how easy it is to keep up with this :)

Look at that chunky green mustache...haha!

Our kitten, Sally, is such a people cat.....always wanting to know what we're doing, where we're going, what we're eating.  She'll follow us around the house and join us on the couch for TV time.  She even sits and waits on the bathmat while Maggie bathes...

This morning, we all snuggled up on the couch,.  We just had our smoothies...and Maggie was sporting another green mustache.  Why do kids never use napkins?
Who knew cats enjoy their greens, too!

Feline Napkin from Cameron Reutzel on Vimeo.

Our Little tuxedo girl has quite a personality.   We took her to the Vet and when he inserted the thermometer to take her temperature, she bit him!  He had to ask the Nurse to hold her still....all 2 pounds of her...haha!

Have a great week ahead!  I look forward to sharing some new things with you soon!
Hugs, green mustaches, and kitten kisses to you all,

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Starting 2012 with Wood

Happy New Year, Everyone!!!

I'm starting mine out with a bang.... very first Guest Post ever over at Butterfly Effect!!!

My chosen theme is IN THE WOODS.

I love the Forest!

The post is up right now......
So, please pop over there when you have a chance, maybe create some
art to link up
 and have some fun :-D

Biggest Redwood-sized Hugs,
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