Tuesday, February 17, 2009

shabby chic mode

Perhaps it was Valentine's Day, perhaps just my need for soft, gentle surroundings at this particular time, but I've been playing in the shabby chic materials! I want to share the three matchboxes I received in a swap recently, via the Speckled Egg, as well as some things I've done with some of the contents of those sweet little boxes. The blue green heart seems to need an image on the tag.....Now I'd best get started on my altered book!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

On-line course offer!

Have you ever wanted to refinish a piece of furniture or your cabinetry? Now is your chance to go through the process with a qualified instructor step-by-step! We will work on something on a smaller scale to give you a taste, but your final product will be one of quality and beauty. As I refinish a small cabinet, I will offer you downloaded instructions, on-line question and answer capabilities, photos, supply lists, and every little tip and hint you might need to avoid frustration and be proud of your accomplishment! The price of the class is $25.

Above is an example of the item I will be refinishing; I picked it up at a thrift store for $3 just to play with it. I don't know about you, but I always need more storage for little art supplies. I might even leave the doors off for use in some other way....hmmm....

Please come join us at ArtisticAvantGarde, (http://artisticag.ning.com), and let me know that you are interested. I look forward to having fun with you!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

And the winners are....

Third place - men working pendant - Jill with Jewelry Elegance
Second place - connect pendant - Contessa Kris

First Place, the 16X20 photo of the beached starfish.........Crystal Neubauer!

I am going to send each one of them (you) an email, but if I don't hear from you by Sunday, I'll draw again.

Congratulations! I wonder if I'll get lucky today?......

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

For Sale?

This week I have been helping a friend of mine prepare her home for sale - taking off wallpaper, adding texture, priming, and soon I will paint, all in the main bathroom. When she bought this home three years ago she put a lot of money into remodeling the kitchen, so now it's time to update the bath......including the 1980 formica cabinetry. She's such a dear friend and sweet, loving lady, that I just want to help her get it sold in this poor market.

Oh! Let's not forget that tomorrow ends the OWOH event, and I will not take any submissions to the drawing after 6 P.M. I'll have my daughter help me choose first for the two pendants, then for the photo, and will post them Friday morning. I'll be sure to contact the winner via their email, also! Won't this be fun????!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Almost 200!

As I look into the entries for my OWOH drawing, I see that the number has reached almost 200 entrants! So.....I am offering the two soldered pendants shown in addition to the 16 X 20 inch photo originally offered! These photos were given to me by my mother, and were taken in the WWI era. Don't forget to put your email address IN your comment - I've tried to track some down, which takes a long time and often doesn't get me an address, which means I can't put that name in the drawing. :(
If you have time, please indulge me and answer the poll question on my sidebar to the right. I'm planning to offer an on-line class and would love your input.