Monday, May 31, 2010

Modeling Mosaics

Dressed my lovely lady in mosaic bling to brighten the garden and make her feel special!  Happy Memorial Day!

It's beauty that captures your attention; personality which captures your heart.--Anonymous 

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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sister Art II

Sister's Garden..."Sisters are different flowers from the same garden"...another 6x6 mixed media on canvas.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Who doesn't like a bargain?

I've been delving into alot of "flea market finds" blogs lately and wanted to share a project we completed awhile back.  We didn't pick up this table at a flea market...or a garage sale...nope, nope.  We rescued it from the curb!  Can you believe it?  A perfectly fine 1970ish coffee table that no longer fit the bill in this particular home.  We surreptitiously stashed the table in the back of the car and came home (only a few doors down) with our latest bargain treasure.  I knew right away I wanted to recycle it into a little buffet table...or sofa table...and I absolutely knew just the right shade of turquoise.  Some new legs did the trick along with that spectacular paint. some sweet little birdie votives and voila!  Magnifique?
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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Working on Canvas

Thinking I'm finished with this little 6x6!  This is the first mixed media I attempted on canvas and am liking the results.  I'm on a "sisters", "girl-art" kick and having a ball creating ArT!  I want to check into having prints made of some sort...or cards....or notes....off to do some research!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Red Rose


A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom. Chinese Proverb

A beautiful red rose from my garden....

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Working on a Reverie


"To lose one's self in reverie, one must be either very happy, or very unhappy." Antoine Rivarol

She's emerging....really liking her imperfections.




Tuesday, May 18, 2010


So plant your own garden and decorate your own soul,
instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
- Author Unknown

Monday, May 17, 2010

Guarding A Garden Gate



Needed to spiff this guy up with some new paint, a new message (Even a bad day of fishing is better than a good day of work), and a special glittery heart tattoo to make me smile!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Garden Path


“To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path, and don't worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest” Unknown

These stepping stones on our side yard were such a fun project! A great idea for recycling beautiful tiles and a good excuse to shop for more! I'm looking forward to creating others for personalizing another garden path.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Garden View


Just embellished one of my mirrors in the garden with these recycled tin letters "live". Love the reflection and this quote “Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away.” Barbara De Angelis

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Love You Mama!


"The older I get, the more I see
The power of that young woman, my mother."
- Sharon Olds
Me and My Mama, 1965

Friday, May 7, 2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Free Blogging Resources


Happy Thursday Blogland! I'm having so much fun teaching myself how to set up my blog and building my etsy shop, Studio 48 Tango! Stay tuned for the latest!
In the meantime, I wanted to share a couple of wonderful sites offering free blog stuff: Itkupilli has delicious soft vintage backgrounds and accessories. Check out The Cutest Blog on the Block for more fabulous backgrounds, extras and design tips!
More to follow. I'd love to hear some of your favorites!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” Jawaharlal Nehru quotes (Indian Prime Minister. 1889-1964)