Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wednesday's Wings

Have you ever had a time when you aren't creative? It has happened to me over the last few months. I couldn't even find time or energy to blog. I am out of school for the summer and am trying to do something good for myself so I have been swimming every morning. In the process I have seen some beautiful birds on the lake. I decided one way to get back started with my blog was to do a "Wednesday's Wings" post each week to show you some of the wonderful birds that live on my lake. I'm not a real bird watcher so I don't know all of their names, but I do like to look at birds. So if I get the names wrong feel free to correct me. This is a great blue heron. He lives close by and is always waiting for the fishermen to offer him a snack of fresh caught fish. He is not afraid to walk right up to them on the bank and wait patiently for a handout. He and other herons are often found near the shallow waters at the edge of lakes and beaches. He has the distinction of being the largest wading bird in Florida standing over four feet in height with a seventy inch wing span. Hopefully, watching the birds will put me in the mood to paint them.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas filled with friends, family and love.

The good little girls and boys are asleep in their beds dreaming of Christmas morning...the bad ones are tossing and turning....but all left cookies and milk for Santa with hope that he brings them everything on their Christmas list.

HO, HO, HO,.......Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Celebrate 365

This is "Chunky St. Nick" he is so excited to be included in the Christmas 2010 edition of Celebrate 365. I submitted three ornaments and Nick was chosen to share page 22 with his other Santa friends. By the way, I'm excited, too! You can find Nick for sale at my etsy shop.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

About a month ago I found this amazing site, On it were paper mache jack o lanterns of every size and shape, and they were fascinating to me. I wanted to make one, and the best thing was that all the directions were there. It took me a month to make this scary fellow because of the drying time, and he is a first attempt, but I love him. There are some rough edges and things I would change in the future, but all in all I like the way he turned out. If you like Halloween and paper mache, visit this site for some great inspiration and a very creative soul.
Since I am a crazy art teacher, I wanted to wear something that the kids would love to school on Friday. This is the spider hat I finished at midnight Thursday night, but it was a hit with my students. They are so excited when you wear something a little out of the ordinary and they ask so many question about how you created it. I think that it sparks a little creativity in them. I'm going trick or treating with my grandson tonight. We live in a small community and Halloween is a special time. We go on a hayride with all of our friends. The streets are filled with children in their costumes and the city has a haunted house and games. I trick or treated on these same streets as did my children and now their children.
Happy Halloween to you and yours and as the Raggedy Man would say, "the goblins will get you if you don't watch out"!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Miss Witch

All dressed up and no place to go. Miss Witch is ready for her special night. Now if she could only find her broom. She's here to wish you a Spooktacular Halloween. Get ready, only five more days to go. Happy Haunting!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Ornies Find New Homes

I'm home from the Florida Art Teachers Conference in Orlando tonight. What fun we had. I had some excellent classes and got so many new ideas for projects. My students are going to love them. Next year we travel to St. Petersburg. I'm looking forward to it already. Good fun, good friends, and wonderful memories.

I was fortunate to sell four of my ornies and a couple of Little Jack pins at the Artist Bazaar on Friday night. Scary Skellie who you met in my last post is gone as well as Batilla, and the Queen of Hearts, who I finished at the last minute and forgot to make their pictures.

This is "Frankie Baby". He's quite the handsome fellow and sure to steal the heart of any lovely lady in town, just as his was stolen....he's looking for his bride.

And I'd like you to meet "Millicent Monster" all dressed up for the Halloween Ball. I wonder if she found a date?

Cover your eyes and don't you peek
Larry wants to play Hide and Seek.
As you walk by he'll pull you in.
It's dark inside
Games over my friend!
And "Larry" of "Hide and Seek" is gone also. It is so rewarding when you sell your art to fellow artists. Their was so much talent exhibited at the bazaar you wonder why your art was chosen. I guess there other crazy artists out there that love a little spooky combined with a little whimsy. Whatever the reason I am so glad they chose my little guys and know that they now have wonderful new homes.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Halloween Ornies

I am in the Halloween mood. I have done nothing but make ornaments for the past two days. It is about time. I have been in a creative slump. Hopefully I have climbed out of the blah hole and will continue to create. Below you will see the Purple People Eater ornament. If you are an Oldie Goldie you will appreciate the significance of this ornie. It's my interpretation of that old song we all remember from out youth.I usually don't create scary, but "Scary Skelly" came from somewhere deep inside me. I wouldn't want to meet him in a dark alley or anywhere else for that matter.

Lonesome Harry sure looks scary
when he crawls upon your plate
Don't be alarmed when he crawls on your arm
He's only looking for a date.
Now who wouldn't fall in love with Harry, with all those creepy eyes and that fuzzy stuff around them. You can find Harry and all his friend on my Etsy site....just in time for Halloween. I'll show you some more friends tomorrow!

Celebrating the season....I love Halloween!