Saturday, July 26, 2008

Mark you calendar for August 13

My creation"

Pssst!........Here's a seek peek of my Halloween one-of-a-kind collectibles which will be debuting at "" on August 13th!
Be sure to stop in to see the work of this talented group of artists!

I'll be back in a week with my pictures of Las Vegas!!!!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Wish me LUCK!!!!

As anyone who knows me would agree I'm probably to most unlikely person to be headed to Vegas, but in a few days I'll be there in the role as an assistant buyer with New Hope Shoes to attend a Shoe Convention.
Now I'm not a gambler, however, since I'll be in the capitol of gambling, I'll set aside a small amount of my "entertainment money" and try my luck. I made a promise to my girlfriends that if I win BIG, I'll take them all on a Girlfriends Cruise!!!!! So wish me luck in Vegas!! Maybe I'll have beginners luck! LOL!!!!

Hey....maybe I'll hit a really BIG jackpot and then I'd be able to grab some of the great art I've been drooling over from the artists at "!!!! LOOK to the right side of this blog to find the link to take you to the web site and also the list of links to each artist's blog!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Beautiful Newport, RI

I'll share with you some pictures I took during my visits to Newport.....

Newport Harbor

We spent a day in Boston, MA

A stop in Mystic, CT to have pizza at the site of the movie....... Mystic Pizza

Back at home now trying to get some work finished for the August debut of ""!!!!!! Be sure to stop by and take a look!!!! The door prize winners will be announced in August.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Artwork by the Children

Recently my husband and I were asked by some neighborhood children to "crab sit" their pet hermit crabs while they were away on vacation. These 3 children aged 3 to 7 are a great bunch and they come to our pond frequently to feed the frogs and fish.
A couple of days after we returned their hermit crabs, my husband opened the garage door one morning to find these 3 adorable hand painted frogs sitting on the driveway waiting for us! Aren't they just adorable! I just love how each one reflects their own personal style! (you can enlarge the picture by clicking on it)

P.S. I'll be off to Newport, R.I. for a few days of much needed R&R with my girlfriends! I'm sure to have pictures to post when I return.

To all my blog readers: If you haven't been over to, please do so (you can just click to picture to the right) Be sure to enter the drawing for some great door prizes...AND....if you make a purchase your name will be entered 10 more times!!!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Come see us at MIDNIGHT!!!!

"One" with his buddy "Cat Dracula"
Originally uploaded by Marie Patterson

Come to the debut of at MIDNIGHT July 13!!!!!

An Award for me!!!!

A blog award was given to me by Kim Hardt Originals...Thank you Kim! If you haven't discovered her work, please check her blog or you'll also be able to see her creations on the new website, when it debuts on July 13th!!!

I'm passing on this award to the following bloggers:

All these artists are part of the group of talented artists at!

Ambitions Design
Laurie Hardin accents
Honey Girl Studio
Vintage sister
Huckleberry arts
Crescent Hill designs
(click on their links in my favorite bloggers list....I haven't figured out how to do that link thing yet, hehehe)

Here are the rules:

1) Put the award logo on your blog
2) Introduce the person who nominated you and their blog name and link.
3)Nominate 7 other blogs along with links
4)Finally post a message letting the blogger know that you have just awarded them with the Brillante Weblog Award.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Spooky Time Jingles Door Prizes!!!

I created these two handpainted 5" x 5" studio wrapped canvases to be used individually as door prize give-aways at You'll have to go to the site for details about these door prizes on July 13th.
These paintings will be exclusive to spookytimejingles!

P.S. you can click on the picture for close-up.....or go to my Flickr!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Work in Progress for Spookytime Jingles

I still have ALOT of work to do, but here is a little peek at some of the pieces I'm working on for the opening of Spookytime Jingles on July 13th.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Altered Art in a Tin

Recently on Flickr I was invited to join in a swap to create an "altered altoid tin". I decided to go with a halloween theme and here's the finished project which is on it's way to my swap partner, Lisa.

Front of tin.....

Inside of tin.......

and the back.....

P.S. Save those altoid tins....don't throw them into the trash!