Thursday, December 10, 2009

Are you a Girlscout?

I spent this past monday evening with the Girlscouts::: playing with paperclay, making snowmen with whimsical faces and lots of glitter
I had learned this amazingly simple technique from Terri Brush, and thanks to my good friend April's networking skills we were able to pay it forward and bring it to the girls Loved being surrounded by the goodness of it all, thank you April for once again for such a brilliant connection, Shar the Girlscout Leader and the Pink Pineapple for providing the play space

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

3 day walkers kick asphalt::::::

We did it...... we met the challenge head on- conquered something scary, the unknown::

ignored the thoughts and voices that whispered we weren't strong enough,

or that our body's couldn't take the beating

All I know is::::

  • how in awe I am for the women out there that have met Cancer right in the face and not backed down

  • for the hundreds upon hundreds of volunteers out there that support the cause- you rock!

  • Women are amazingly powerful when we come together (why do we forget this?)

  • The mind is the key to our strength- keep it positive to succeed

  • being part of something larger than us is a must- especially when it connects us to our community

Thank you everyone for supporting me through this- thank you Candace you amaze me with your strength and soul::

From 0-60 in 3 days We did it!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Warrior in us all

When we think of a true Warrior , what words come to mind?
I'm thinking::::::strength, bravery, power and courage.
We all know a warrior, a woman who has battled breast cancer and conquered the fear of the unknown
My daughter Candace invited me to be a part of her team
She wanted to pay tribute to her Grandma Laura who had battled breast cancer and won.
So I have been training and walking preparing myself for this upcoming weekend where we will take on 60 miles in 3days::::
There's that fear of the unknown:::: I bet we will be surrounded by strength, bravery power and courage.
It feels exhilarating to be part of something so huge, a community of those who walked through the fire and came out on the other side shining like Moses
All the achy feet, blisters, fatigue,sore backs::::
battle scars that I will proudly wear:)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Pleasantly Surprised::::

I have a really great Lady in my life, I know God placed her and I in exactly the right place so we could meet, how incredible is that?
Gloria is engaging in so many ways, her beautiful smile, wit and creative perspective always bring you to that special place I love her for that
Gloria recently sent me the above award and invited me to connect and share, she must have once again felt that gentle urging to bring our paths together. I feel blessed, honored and encouraged::: to have received this and accept it with a big beaming smile;)
To accept this award I must do the following:

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
5. Nominate 7 Kreative Bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated.
So 7 things about me:::: hmmmmmm
1. i constantly crave sugar
2.I am blessed with a beautiful blended family, I adore each and every members individuality and the common thread of our quirky silliness
3.when I listen to music I see choreography in my head, ever since I was very small :: I experience movement when music is on.
4.I watch every episode of Intervention and cry every time
5.Love to laugh, Lewis Black tickles my funny bone, so does my daughter Candace.
6.I seriously think I enjoy organizing my art studio just as much as creating
7.I believe we are all connected and that my thoughts, words and actions have the power to heal

Now to pass on award to these amazing ladies... all who have touched my life by sharing and connecting

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Treasures from bliss

Here are the vintage clocks I bought from Trish::::
ohhhhh how these spoke to me Also so into the metal Dyanna from "Peeps"(
the possibilities are endless

grabbed these from a vendor at bliss as well, I might display these in a keepsake frame

So here we are at Linda and Sherry's spot:: had to share with you Linda's trailer-

how clever , pack it up and off you go

Always fall for Sherry's charming style and chunky jewels

as usual these two ladies arrive and conquer

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Blissfest Bonanza

sit back and enjoy - the ladies in Mesa AZ got ot going on Paris Montanna ::: just Love this woman, so fun so free she travels all over the country to sell her gypsy style wares, and is always dressed for the occasion

total anthro style but kicked up a few dozen notches

How cute and clever is this? so love the green.

Trish and all her treasures, she had a collection of clocks to die for::: had to have them
just a peek for now- more later (much more!!)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Creations for the Cure

Some little pretty's I made to raise funding and awareness for the Susan 3 day walk for the cure.This miss fancy pants will be available at Papertales:::

I like working with fabric, the softee necklaces are so light weight with just enough rust and tattered gems to feed the vintage vixen in all of us

I will be bringing my softee necklaces and Mary May I (pictured above and below)
to the domestic bliss event this upcoming weekend:: maybe I can talk a couple of pretty ladies into wearing them :::

Monday, October 26, 2009

Surrounded by Support

This past weekend we gathered together to raise money for the 3 day walk:::

what a blessing it was to have the love and support of all the vendors, friends and family.

Women are powerful especially when we connect - I love all the great inspirational women I have met in my journey to grow as an artist and to bring awareness in the community.

Thank you ladies for your selfless giving and kindness it is priceless and very much appreciated;)

Gina from Lizzy B's donated this awesome pendant on suede cording to our raffle, I love how powerful the message is and yet the simplicity of the medium she chose- very clever, thanks to all who donated to our raffle- it was a huge success!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Just a taste::::

This past weekend I visited La Maison Rustique
the infamous barn sale
we are blessed to have them attending our upcoming

just a couple shots of the "goods"

check out more at the Vintage Vixen blog

Friday, October 9, 2009

Vintage Vixen Vendor sale

Join us for our upcoming vendor sale

This is our second one this year, our last was a huge success ::: thanks to all who participated

marché dans le jardin

We are so excited to have the best of the best, all the fabulous ladies from the barn

all coming together to raise money for the 3 day walk for the cure

Linda's style and grace is sure to captivate all who come

These ladies have Vintage in a stronghold- just LOVE their style

Deb's much sought after shabby bags

who so beautifully graced the cover of this months "Haute Handbags"

Rita's amazing home decor and beautiful solder jeweled creations

Shery's jeweled belt buckles- so very Glamerella and delicious

along with her vintage couture line, love these they are mega soft and yummy cute

Dyanna's Mega chunky cuff - I cant ever get enough of them, she also adorns beautiful home goods as well

My latest creation:: softeee necklaces made with vintage fabric and notions

all of these will be featured at our upcoming event

Please come and join us

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

View from a Manor:::::

This is the view from our room in Adere Manor::: I just love the change of seasons , especially the leaves. Notice in the background how the landscape of the garden is like a maze
Adere Manor was covered in these leaves

I have been back home for over 10 days, but I am desperatly trying to hold on to all that Ireland gave me, great food, great people, a land where magic happens;)

Monday, September 7, 2009

I Heart Scones and Clotted Cream::::::::

When I travel I find myself alot more in the moment, thankful for every detail.

Time for taking it all in:: allowing myself to go at a pace that is alot more relaxed- I hope to bring this attitude home with me along with all the great images and memories of how amazing the Irish are, I am proud to be part of such positive hard working heritage

OK for the record I LOVE scones with clotted cream, so much so- I cant fit in my jeans;)

Had to show a close up, clotted cream is heavenly

How's this for a mantle? This and the following pictures are of the reading room at Ashford castle- I have added more pics to my flickr

(carved in the mantle)

If I could get away with it I would hang this in my studio(tee hee)

hows that for inspiration

Time to go ::: off to Adere Manor