Monday, September 1, 2014

"If'd I known you were coming, I'd baked a cake."
words from my granny

so often I do need a cake
or a centerpiece to take to
a birthday lunch 
for a friend
(i usually take a repurposed candelabra)
which by the way is always magically embellished

as i have always seen things differently
or in a new light ---
this old angelfood cake pan
needed a new life
 i painted the inside of the pan to look like cake
with a lemon layer
this can hold cards, party favors or little presents
i'm thinking that some birthday party blowers 
need to come out of the center
 the outside -  faux icing
happy birthday
& happy anniversary
or just 
oh, happy day!

Friday, May 23, 2014

desk cleaning day
 after cleaning some of my ink pens
it was time to clean the desk
 cleaning or clearing?
doesn't look like either
but it is
oh, so magical!

this is a tower of
desk overflow
it too captures
the magic that
often is
created in this space!

what I created yesterday?
happy birthday 
cootie catchers!
"she's just a creative type girl"

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Harper Elizabeth
this Angelgirl made me a grandmother (BB) for the first time
from the moment she came into this world
she captured our hearts
she added the magic & wonder of a child truly blessed
with loving, brave & devoted parents
with beauty, kindness, and an imagination 
on this mother's day 
she is performing in
Vicenza, Italy 

 her first musical - The Little Mermaid
the youngest of a cast of 8 - 18 yrs olds
added to her charm
she has confidence & talent for the arts
singing her way through each day 
spreading joy wherever she goes
in song & words
how I love her
she is so much like her mothermydaughter
& on this day I send my love to them
(& the three other Angelgirls!)


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

there are no words
 to describe the magic that exploded 
in my office
with the arrival of my Lil Cuz
we took our childhood portraits
(which my Daddy took)
& well, we brought them out of
lonely storage & made them
happy, creative & magical!
just like us!
we're the best &
modest too.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Happy #6 Birthday
Sadie Caroline
this is one of my favorite pictures of her
sharing the 4th of July at  Ft. Benning, GA
while her brave Daddy was deployed
what fun we had that summer

Monday, January 27, 2014

let there be light
the love of chandeliers 
has always been a joy to me
 we have them in every room
no ceiling fans in this old castle
 it seems that i need to embellish
even the most ornate fixture
 adding magic 
in unexpected places
 walking & living 
in the light
 if i had one more place to put
a chandelier?
this is what i would do!
this is just too wonderful
found it on houzz
so fabulous, darling!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

favorite place to be
is my "office"
where magic is everywhere
often crowded
in need of cleaning &
tossing of a few (?) items
this vignette is the back of
a vintage doll house
set on a chippy metal ladder
housed old office supplies
which I have always collected
& used for their intended use
& also for inspiration & 
for the love of old

Friday, January 24, 2014

pearls everyday
i wear pearls everyday
even with my paint clothes 
i have on pearls
of some sort
some vintage, some very real,
some fun, some mixed 

they feel good - they are classy -
and always appropriate

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

the story of 
a sweet little chair
 my Lil Cuz & I found this bedroom chair
while antiquing after Christmas
i wanted her to get it, but she didn't
& I couldn't leave it behind!
heavy, well made & in need
of some magic!
perfect for the morning room
 added black polka dots 
a needed update
 a needlepoint pillow of cherries &
a bee happy reminder pillow &&&
a black & white checked ribbon
the ribbon had wire, which didn't work 
so I pulled out the wire & painted the
checks to look like an artist that I admire
with a little more magic added 
to the side - a burlap flower with vintage pin 
this is art
 artistic happiness
i do love it so
it has a happy home in our
old world whimsical castle!

before & after

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Happy New Year
May you have a very
creative year
with lots of magic
& of course
lots of glitter!