Life is what you make it

"LIFE should not be a Journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body but RATHER TO SKID IN BROADSIDE, THOROUGHLY USED UP, TOTALLY WORN OUT and LOUDLY PROCLAIMING WOW WHAT A RIDE" many authors

Monday, October 24, 2011

Halloween Pendants

These are my latest works in the Domino pendant arena.  I am on a roll. These are more samples of what you can do with a domino. I am not cookoo for Halloween but my friends in club are.  So I made these pendants for them.  I hope they love them as much as I did making them.  I am also teaching a class at on Saturday with them.  Give Gretchen a call (941) 518 - 2109 . 

Saturday, October 22, 2011

I spent the day at Emiline's Antiques and Collectibles totally revamping

I have found some delish vintage treats ready to become your treasures,  when I was out and about last weekend.

The top of the booth.  Those horse pencil prints are from 1944 T H Gurley, to 1960.  A vintage Christmas tin and then some vintage bottles as well as some of my artwork

 My bottle collection.  The coolest is a 1927 Cuban beer bottle.  Also have some Autumn leaves pattern serving dishes.  The floral canisters are from Italy. Also vintage Christmas ornaments, hand made Christmas ornaments, bracelets and necklaces packaged on the side. In the background there are flower arrangements with vintage leaves and bling that can be taken apart and all used seperately. Vintage post cards and first release postage stamp envelopes.. and so much more

 Charms  and flowers and atlered Jewelry.  Below the charms is the Kitchen section for your vintage kitchen tool needs as well as a couple of brass and celluloid hand mirrors. OH and the Chicken timer (front and center). To the left there is Vintage Southern living christmas books and Belgium Apothecary jars
 This is the hand bag and heavy kitchen tools department with some hand made cards thrown in here and there.
 Side view of the bottles and Autumn leaves dishes
 Side angle shot of of Vintage kitchen tools, tins, and the vanity section with the brass and celluloid hand held mirrors
 close up of the vanity section.  Doilies add a nice homey touch but are for sale
close up of the fabrick flower arrangements.
Come on by Emilines Antiques and Collectibles in Palmetto on 301 right next door to Goodwill.  

Classes on the card making and the Domino pendant are next Saturday at Palmetto Art Center.  Scroll down for more pictures of class samples

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

My latest creations and class samples

Pendants, pendants and more pendant options.  The class is Oct 29th at  Come out and play.
For my November 19th class at , we will be making clay tile bracelets.  Here are couple of samples.  the one with all the different tiles is an illustration of all you can do with the clay tiles.
They are perfect for yourself or as a Christmas gift.  I cant believe Christmas is around the corner already!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

I was busy at Emiline's Antiques and Collectibles yesterday

I sorted, added too and refreshed my glass case at Emiline's yesterday.  Between what my mom and dad found for me in their travels to what David and Daniel found for me garage saling, I had lots to choose from.  Doilies, vintage soda bottles as well as Clorox in brown glass, 1920 cookie cutters, laces, canisters and more! Come check me out at Emiline's.  Don't forget I teach classes on Oct 29th at Palmetto Art Center.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Upcoming Classes for October 29th

My CLASSES at PAC.Oct 29th. Mark your calendar. Take both classes and get a discount.

Fall is in the air. Get in the spirit with these three autumn themed cards. You will learn several techniques, experiment with several mediums and get those creative vibes moving. Leah will have everything cut and prepped and ready for your creative touches in this card making class. 
1 - 2PM | $10 + $5 for materials

The things you can do with a domino: After taking this class your dominoes will never be safe just for games again. In this class you will make a vibrant fall colored pendant. You will learn several techniques and use different mediums to transform the domino into the perfect for fall accessory or gift for someone special. 
2:30PM - 3:30PM | $10 + $4 for materials

Note: RSVP for both of Leah's classes the fee will be reduced 
to $15 for both classes + $9 for materials.
RSVP  | Gretchen (941) 518 - 2109