Friday, October 31, 2014

Past Halloweens..........

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

Cabinet Finished!

My sweet hubby helped me to finish my flat file! 
Didn't have to purchase anything...
all the hardware was reused.
I simply soaked them in spic n span....
scrubbed with wire brush and spray painted them black gloss! 

Can you see me doing a Happy Dance?  
Well I am...........

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Found while cleaning!!!

The things you find when cleaning out drawers :)

I found this Pumpkin puppet I used to make with my classroom years ago.
He is strung on the back so that
when you pull the red bead
his arms and legs jump!
The kids loved making him and seeing him come to life.
We also made witches that jumped too!

I also found this self-portrait
I don't even remember doing :)
I found so many pieces of artwork I had completed,
and was thrilled to see old friends!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Now to the Saga of my Studio!

 After 25 years of teaching, 
doing artwork for Somerset Studio, 
artwork for Masala Card Co.,
 artwork for Recycled Rose
 and just painting................
it was time.....NO it was way past time 
for a thorough studio cleaning.

I drug out 65 bags of stuff.....
not little bags, but big black bags!!!
I had to rid myself of things I have looked at 
for years, 
but haven't used.
It was time to stop kidding myself...
there was so much I would never get to!
ha ha ha
That might be a bit dramatic, but it does feel good!

I cleaned off my cutting table 
which hasn't been cleaned since I brought it into the house.
Out of necessity
I need a surface to cut on when sewing.
It has become uncomfortable to get down on the
floor where I used to cut out all my fabric.
Oh, this is so much better!
Rog even went out and purchased 5 now lights
for my studio which he hung yesterday :)

Because we used to smoke in the basement................I needed to wash EVERY drawer and container in the studio! 
No easy challenge.....but I got it done!

The last thing I still need to do is paint and clean out my flat file.
My sis gave it to me years ago...and it was GREEN!
Actually it still is....but that is going to change soon!

There is the file ready for cleaning and painting.....
and I will be done!
Now it is time to get down to some serious artwork!!!!!

A little more decor :^)

Best Decor around!!!!

 Our mums were breath-taking this year!

Playing with Picassa.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Back in the Saddle Again...........

Milly is learning so much at Baskin Farms!  

So proud of her......and so happy I get to watch :^)