Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Halloween Ornament - just listed!

Get ready for Halloween with this "Fright Night" bat, which I just listed at my Etsy Shop! This halloween ornament is my original and a one-of-a-kind and priced at a very budget friendly $$....you have to go check it out!

******SOLD to a collector********
Check my Etsy Shop for new LOW prices!!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Some finished paintings

I've been working like c-r-a-z-y to finish these three 12 x 16 gallery wrapped paintings in time for the New Hope Arts Festival which will be held this weekend. While I'm not an exhibitor at the festival, my paintings will be available for purchase at New Hope Shoes at 7 N. Main Street. The shoe store is not just shoes and handbags, they also carry jewelry and accessories for gift giving. Check out their website and give them a call.....they do ship!

If you'd like to see more pictures of these paintings, just click onto my Flickr photostream. If you'd like to purchase one or maybe all three, just contact me!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Our weekend

This past weekend's fall weather was the perfect background for outdoor parties. Jim and I were invited to attend a neighbor's twin 3 year olds birthday party and the Hurlz-it was a huge source of fun once again for both young and old! We're on the A-list now!! If you are a regular reader of my blog you've seen this Hurlz-it demo in a past post.

Then on Sunday we had another surprize birthday party for our Aunt Betty who turned 85! I just had to share some pictures of this day with you as this is a woman who is on the go all the time. There is a friend in the family who restores old cars and motorcycles and one day he was showing Betty his latest restoration which was a Harley with a sidecar! She mentioned that she had never ridden in a motorcycle sidecar. So for her birthday he would take her for a ride and since this was a surprize party....this is how she would arrive! We gathered at the end of the lane and waited for her entrance and yelled SURPRIZE!

Like I said she is a woman that can't be stopped...she got up to the dance floor several times dancing the jitterbug and this time with one of her great-grandsons.

Even sang karaoke with her two daughters!

**A toast to Betty** you are certainly an inspiration to me and I'm sure there are many others who feel the same way!

Friday, September 19, 2008

What's on my Work table - WIP

Just a little peek at some of my works in progress....I tend to make "pieces" first and then figure it out. Some of these will be for SpookyTimeJingles.com, some for Etsy and the painting, which there are 2 others will be hung at my little gallery space at New Hope Shoes in time for the annual Arts Festival next weekend. YIKES!!! I better get back to work now!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

SpookyTimeJingles - Sept. 13th - Preview

These little sculpted clay buddies were designed and created exclusively for STJ. You'll find them at Marie Patterson Studio!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

SpookyTimeJingles Door Prizes!!!

Get yourself on over to SpookyTimeJingles.com. On September 13th it's all new from this talented group of artists!!! Don't miss out!!! Don't hesitate.... as things tend to sell out fast...pick up a one-of-a-kind Halloween or Christmas piece for yourself or as gifts!

You can enter to win a FREE door prize ....and with every purchase your name gets entered 10 more times!!!
I created these two 5" x 5" canvas paintings and they will be a part of the giveaways!

(Click on picture to enlarge)

Monday, September 8, 2008

The Trades have arrived!

I participated in the First Annual "Tombstone Trade" which was hosted by Dani of "Ambitions Design". We were to sculpt from clay a small tombstone with a Halloween theme and send it to our trade partner.

My partner was Jenny of "The Polka Dot Pixie"! Feast your eyes on this wonderful piece of artwork and try not to drool!

She even worked in her signature polka dots.....on the hat!

OH! I have to show you this.....
From the minute the package arrived at my house, I just knew that what was inside was going to be special. To me, presentation is everything....and Jenny does do it up special. Even the wrapping was polka dots! I just love it!

If you'd like to see more of Jenny's art, check out her Etsy Shop, and of course she is a fellow artist at Spooky Time Jingles.com!

BUT WAIT!!!! There's more.....

I also participated in a Halloween ACEO Swap that was also hosted by Dani of Ambitions Design (YES, this girl is a busy bee! LOL!) Each artist created 2 aceo's with a Halloween theme and traded with 2 other artists.

My partner, Sandra of " Babycakes Doodles & Designs sent me these 2 awesome aceo's! Her art is so spooky fun and the expressions just crack me up! They look great in my halloween collection!

My second partner was Melissa of "Honey Girl Studio" and she also sent me 2 aceo's! Melissa's work is always a treat and so well designed and now I have 2 great pieces to add to my collection!
Melissa is also a fellow artist at "Spooky Time Jingles.com"!

Thank you girls for making these swaps so much FUN! I will treasure all your creations!...... ((((group HUG)))) !!!!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

The rain DIDN'T stop the Luau!!!

The storm known as Hanna brought the rain and wind, but that wouldn't stop the party on Saturday afternoon being held at a friends back yard for Jimmy's 60th birthday bash! Great fun was had by all!

We dined on a fantastic roasted pig..........LOTS of hot wings and all the sides you could think of!

Poor "Bailey" the dog was just waiting for someone to drop him a little piece of that little piggy....

Grass skirts and flowing margaritas.......good combination for FUN! (( Our hostess,Carol ))

And the "Phillies" themed birthday cake....check out the hula skirt on the baseball player decoration!