Sunday, August 29, 2010

Mixed-Media All Night Long & Then Some!

Greetings & Salutations

Well, as most of you guys know, we have been working on the outside of our House all week, and now we have started on the porch area. After house cleaning all day and getting the inside of the house cleaned and the forever loads of laundry (I swear gremlins live in our house and wear our cloths at night)...I couldn't sleep and wanted to take advantage of some time in my Studio, because I knew I wouldn't have time today to work in there.  So, I was able to complete a bunch of works that were started, and now they are ready to head to the Market this coming week.

I hope you enjoy the works I did.  I had a lot of fun working on them and playing with all of my supplies.

I was able to get some more Organic Spa Washcloths done too! I absolutely loving the new Amy Butler Cotton Yarns!
Okay, now I'm off to finish my house chores!  After this is done, you can bet I'm having myself a BIG MARTINI with lots of GREEN OLIVES! LOL
Happy Sunday Everyone!
Until Next Time...

Friday, August 27, 2010

On To The Windows...And Much More!

Greetings & Salutations!
All I can say it's been one Hell of Week, but well worth it! If you have been following along with me on our House Demolition, you can now see what was behind the aluminum siding...LOOK AT THAT BEAUTIFUL STONE.  It was just waiting to be exposed...slowly but surely it is being exposed.

Here is a picture before (you can view more photos on my previous post). This is what the front of the house looked like before they started tearing down the aluminum siding.

The Stone is getting exposed!

A Night Shot of the Side of the House!

Now look at the front...The STONE HAS BEEN EXPOSE and the HOUSE IS BREATHING AGAIN!

Next all the windows, which means striping the paint, sealing and adding the paint. This weekend we will be hosing down the porch, putting our lights on the trees for the Fall, scrubbing, sweeping and planting some MUMS...WOOOHOOOO
I hope you all have a beautiful weekend and be creative.
Until Next Time...

Monday, August 23, 2010

Oh My...House Demolition This Week!

Greetings & Salutations!

This week is "HOUSE DEMOLITION WEEK", and What A Sight We Have! I guess this Summer could be called "Repair, Fix, Improve, and Build Summer."  LOL  The crew has started on our lovely home.  We are having the Front of our House Pointed.  Taking off the Aluminum Siding and Exposing that Beautiful Stone underneath! I so can't wait until this done.  We have many other things to get done before the Cold Weather moves into our area (Which by the way I can't freaking wait).  Take a Look So Far of the Goings on here at The Studio at Crow Haven Farm!

Last Week the guys came and repaired part of the side, off of the Summer Kitchen.  We planted some grass there so everything would blend in.

This picture is one of the sides of the house. You can actually see the Summer Kitchen's back view!

After all the dust is gone, you see these Windows, they are getting some tender loving care too!

See the Corn Fields.  I love listening to the corn at night...Have you ever run through a Corn Field at Midnight when the Moon is Full?  If not, try it!  It's so exhilarating! mawhhhhhhhhhhhh LOL!
Okay, off to get some work done in the Studio!
I hope Everyone has a wonderful and creative week ahead!
Until Next Time...

Thursday, August 19, 2010

A Practical Magic Blog Party by Justina & Anna, September 25, 2010

Okay, who hasn't seen this movie or have read the book?  I've watched this movie so many times, that I had to buy another copy! LOL
Justina & Anna are putting on quite the Blog Party on September 25, 2010
I'll be there, and I'm bringing my BROOM!
Click Here to Join the fun!
What a great party to kick of the Holiday Season!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Manic Weekend:Sketches, Awards, Gifts, Cleaning & Finally Drinking!

Greetings & Salutations!
It's been one crazy weekend here at the Studio. It was so beautiful as I was held up in the Studio listening to the much needed rain drops hitting the windows as I dash around gathering bits and bops of all kinds of stuff. I swear this Fall I'm having a major clear-out and getting this Studio organized.  But for now, it's just going to have to do. So many things in the kettle, orders to be filled, telephone calls to make, groups to manage, artists friends to visit, renewing my passport, knitting, sewing, painting, ripping, tearing, sculpting, taking photos, paperwork, cleaning, running, laundry, and DRINKING...ALL OF THIS BETWEEN LAYERS OF PAINT!
It was a beautiful weekend! LOL
On Saturday, I received my precious handmade ornament from the ever so talented Marie Patterson. Marie is a Spooky Time Jingles Artist, and I happened to snag "Penny Pumpkin" one of her new Spun Cotton Ornaments. OMG...She is absolutely beautiful. Full of life, color and the detail is absolutely wonderful. Marie is so talented and I'm so glad I was able to snag Penny from her.  I can't wait to see next months listings over at STJ. I'm so a collector of these amazing spun cotton ornaments. Thanks again Marie for everything.
She is living with me in my Studio on my Ornie Tree.
I also received Donna's giveaway that I won. I'm still in shock that I actually won. I never win anything. I keep playing that damn lottery, but haven't hit it yet! Well, winning Donna's Giveaway is way better than hitting any lottery...her artwork is just amazing.  Check out her work over at So Dark So Cute She has amazing works over there and her Blog Shop.

THANK YOU AGAIN DONNA! They are with me in my Studio! LOL
I worked on some Sketches over the weekend.  I actually draw in my Sketchbook every night before I head to bed. I'm still learning and growing with each pencil mark.  It's a process, but I am really enjoying the feel of paper and pencil.  Something I will do until the day I die (which hopefully won't be any time soon)! LOL I still have much to learn and do!

Earlier today I received an Email from Donna, So Dark So Cute Awarding me with:
 "Strange men or Strange Woman in Pinstripe Suits"
Yes, I'm Strange, and I love creating weird whimsy, creepy strange artwork.  I tend to create more in this genre during the Fall, but then again...I'm an Artist, so therefore I am STRANGE All of the TiS THE SEASON TO BE STRANGE! I wouldn't have it any other way!
The award originated with Cate Gardner who is celebrating the pre-release of her book, "Strange Men in Pinstripe Suits."
To accept the award, however, you have to do some "strange" things--like, go forth and celebrate the strangeness of friends (and strangers, who are always allowed) by nominating seven blogs run by strange folks.

Here's my list of my favorite strange bloggers:
Colleen- LoopyBoopy
Nicole- Mealy Monster
Sheri - Ostrich Girl
Jade - New Age Dolls
Haley Monster -Without you, I'm just plastic
Moriah Betterly - MLB Studio 
I hope everyone has a wonderful and creative Week!
Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for the opening of:
Until Next Time
P.S. I did manage to get a few Martini's In!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Tis The Season For Camping & Custom Ordered Crow Art Dolls

The Season is getting closer, and I can't wait until I am able to walk outside with my blue jeans and a big old sweater! We got a little of this, this weekend as we ventured over to the campgrounds nestled in the magical forest close to our home. The best part was smashing marshmallows, melting chocolate between the graham crackers and devouring them! Why is it, when you go camping and eat outdoors, everything just taste so much better? LOL

Setting up the Tents!
It was a beautiful Weekend!

To go along with the coming Season...I recently finished working on some custom orders for "Crow Art Doll Witches." Here is one completed...and now living in Maryland with LuLu!

I love working on Custom Orders...I never know what is going to happen with them! I send them off to their new loving  they bring joy to their new families for years to come!

I am currently taking Custom Orders for the next 3 weeks only, as I'm preparing for an upcoming Gallery Show which is being held on November through December at "The Baum Art School" located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. 
Should you wish for a Custom Ordered Crow Art Doll, please leave me a comment here or email.
LuLu thank you for the opportunity to create magic for you!
Until Next Time...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Fabric Art Journal & DAG's Creepy Orphan Society Challenges (WIPs)

Just a quick post here just to show you what I have been working on over the past few days.
As you know, I'm taking a workshop over at "The Land of Lost Luggage." It's quite interesting so far. I never knew there were so many acrylic mediums to change the look of your acrylic paints. LOL Still practicing and playing and having fun with all of the new techniques.
I made this Fabric Art Journal and have decided to use it for my workshop assignments.  I used various fabrics from different designers. I love Amy Butler Fabrics, Alexander Henry, and Tina Givens Fabrics. So full of life and color. They really are fun to mix & match.
I sewed signature pages in the fabric journal. I used 140 lbs watercolor paper, heavy card stock, and canvas paper.  I absolutely love the canvas paper in an art journal.  I also added the pre-treated muslin sheets that I had previously prepared for other projects.  LOVE THEM!
Over at DAG we are currently working on some Quarterly Challenges, and we will be posting them over at the DAG Blog at the end of the month.  Some of the Artist's over there Donna and Essie really did a fantastic job on their challenge pieces. 
We also have a group which is currently called "Creepy Orphan Society."  This group is having a great time creating their "Creepy Orphans."  I started working on some new ones.  Here are some Works In Progress of these little gals.  Hmmmmmm I can't wait to see them completed. They are currently drying! LOL
This little Dude isn't so Creepy! He might have to find another group to join! LOL

Until Next Time...Have a GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE!


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