Thursday, October 27, 2011

A gourdeous Santa

How's this for a jolly Santa with a round tummy? He is about 12 inches tall, all signed and dated and waiting to be adopted. I have a surprise waiting, but will reveal that later. I'm off to see if the surprise is ready yet!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Manny, Man in the Moon Shines for You

The Man In The Moon

Author Unknown
The Man in the Moon as he sails the sky
Is a very remarkable skipper,
But he made a mistake when he tried to take
A drink of milk from the Dipper.
He dipped right out of the Milky Way,
And slowly and carefully filled it,
The Big Bear growled, and the Little Bear howled
And frightened him so that he spilled it!

Just a fun little ditty I wanted to share. Here's where you can find Manny - ebay

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloween Give It Forward Clock

 Last year I was the very fortunate recipient of this gorgeous clock, hand painted by Terrye French of The Painted Pear Basket. I was given the opportunity to keep this delightful clock through a Give It Forward event hosted by Lori Davis of Vintage Palette Art, an accomplished folk artist in her own right. I recommend you visit both Terrye's and Lori's blogs for some delicious eye candy, and perhaps a treat to bring home.
Now it's time for me to host a Give It Forward event, so that some lucky someone can win the opportunity to have this in their home for a year. Leave me a comment on this post, sharing your favorite thing about Halloween, or a favorite memory. Be sure to leave a way to contact you if you are the lucky winner. You have until midnight on Halloween night to get your comment in. Tell your friends to hurry on over for a chance as well.
Then I will place all names in a hat to be drawn out the following day. I will contact you and get your mailing information and get this in the mail. Inside the clock you will find a scroll with my name added to the other artists listed, and somewhere in the clock is a secret compartment with a hand crafted "treat" for you from me. Good luck to you all, and happy Halloween!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Just a little Santa....

Wow! I'm back from my 4000 mile trip and have loads to share, but work before play so I'm back at it, listing some new pieces on ebay. This is short and sweet, just like the Santa I'm offering because I still need to find my way through the mess of one trip after another, and lots of creating in between. I'm so glad hubby is patient. :-) To see the auction for this little fella stop by My Ebay Here!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Santa, Santa Everywhere!

Santa, Santa everywhere,
In the office, in my chair!

On the bookshelf, iron board....
In my kitchen and I'm floored!

How I got so many done,
It's enough to make me stunned!

Never happened this way yet,
I have more to finish, yes, you bet!

Okay, such silliness is done, I've been working like a fiend though, to get an inventory built up. I think I may get this under control, if I can find my way through the canning stuff.... well, that's another story for another time. :-)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

An Amber Colored Autumn....

 Leaves have started to change their dressing..
Bright green fades to a golden blessing.
 A touch of amber is seen on some...
Or rust, like copper soon to become.
 Drifting slowly to the ground,
An amber blanket, all around.
They crunch and rustle in the breeze,
Gold leaves or amber, if you please.

Earrings can be found here and necklace can be found here.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Monday Muse....The Hidden Color

 It's always a marvel when the hidden color of leaves reveal themselves in the twilight of their existence. As the green fades away we are blessed with an abundance of vibrant color. It's as if Autumn is saying, "I will go out in a blaze of glory!", as she waits for Winter to arrive.
Who can doubt the hand of God and His handiwork when finding such an intricately "painted" leaf as this one, with it's dabs of gold, red, and orange?
"Yea, all things which come of the earth, in the season thereof, are made for the benefit and the use of man, both to please the eye and to gladden the heart;
Yea, for food and for rainment, for taste and for smell, to strengthen the body and to enliven the soul."
Doctrine and Covenants 59:18-19
May you have a blessed and peaceful Monday!