Monday, June 28, 2010

A Million Shingles Later....

After climbing over and under stacks of boxes and stuff in my garage, I finally found one of the dollhouse kits I have stored away and dug the shingles out of it. Rob Peter to pay Paul, right? I'll buy new ones whenever I get around to building that dollhouse.
I spent hours gluing on one shingle at a time and if I never see another dollhouse shingle, it'll be too soon! Whew! The good thing is, they're all on now and once the glue is completely dry I'll trim them along the edges and gesso them. I'd love to leave them as they are but they won't match the shingles on the porch roof, so... these have to get painted too.

I also took some close up pictures of the windows and shutters so you could see the crackle effect on them better. I tried to get it in the video but you really can't see it too well.

Okay, I'm exhausted and think I'm going to knock off for today. I'll try to get some more done on it tomorrow but I don't know how much I'll be able to do. I promised my daughters that they could paint their dollhouse another color and that I'd help them with it.

Have a great Monday everyone!


Sunday, June 27, 2010

Dollhouse Fun

Turns out my daughters wanted the dollhouse my neighbor brought over. Pout. BUT.. I was surfing Craig's List and found a great deal on a smaller dollhouse and snatched it up. The dollhouse has just 2 rooms but came with a ton of dollhouse furniture too and all for $20. The house has really good bones and is basically a blank canvas for me to make it however I want it. I think I'm actually happier that the girls decided they wanted the first one because this one is much better suited for what I need it for.

I put together a little video of when I first got it and then more of where I'm at with transforming it now.

What are you working on?

Saturday, June 26, 2010

A Relaxing Saturday in the Studio

Today I'm spending a relaxing day in my studio but thought I'd share a few things with you while I wait for a coat of paint to dry on my newest creation.

I'm happy to say that our veggie garden is starting to resemble what it looked like before we went on vacation. Lots of watering, cutting off dead/dry parts, and Miracle Grow. The cucumbers started growing again and peppers are going strong. The tomatoes are going strong too but we never get any before the squirells get to them...grrrrrr. Today I plucked off 2 green peppers, a hot pepper and 2 cucumbers. I do so love eating food from my own backyard!

A few days ago I went to the dollar store to pick up some stuff for the kitchen and saw these little paper lanterns and couldn't resist them. I know, they're cheap little crappy lanterns but they really make me smile seeing them hanging in the studio..

And now.... I'm off to watch Alice in Wonderland for the 4th time, while I finish my doll..... Have a great Saturday everyone!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Absolutely Disgusted!!

This evening we piled into the living room and gathered around our tv as a family to watch a movie, well, a documentary titled, "The Cove". I didn't know what it was about, all I knew was it was something my husband had heard about and thought we should all watch it together.

I was horrfied and sickened and in total disbelief. I strongly urge all of you to watch this film and to go to the website to sign the petition and see other ways you can help make a difference. Here's a video clip about it:

And... here's the website:

Please do the planet and the dolphins a favor and get involved!


I Love My Neighbors!


Friday, June 18, 2010

Home Sweet Home

We have made it back, safe and sound, from our trip. We didn't get very much sleep the entire time and I'm really tired but we did enjoy visiting with family. I don't think we'll be making that trip again though. I don't think I could stand that drive EVER again. I'll have a bunch to share later... but for now, I'm exhausted and in much need of some rest in my own bed. More soon...



Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Real Quick Before I Head Out....

While we were showing my sister-in-law what we want done with our veggie garden while we're gone I noticed 2 BIG cucumbers growing and the peppers had like doubled in size since I was out there 2 days ago! Here's pics....

WATERMELON..... about the size of a tennis ball right now.....

Green Bell Peppers.....

Chili Peppers......


HOTT Pepper......

Okay, back to packing up.... Just had to share real quick! This time tomorrow we will be on the open road!
Be creative, hug your loved ones and think positive..... See you again soon!

Monday, June 7, 2010

MLB Studios is Going Off the Air......

...Just for a little while.

The family and I are heading out for a much needed vacation and with the prep for that, not much art has been going on around here. I'll be back after we return and get settled back into our usual schedules. Please Stand By.......