Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Definition of Insanity & New LUCY!

Do you know the definition of insanity? I've always heard that the definition of insanity is doing something over & over the same way each time, but expecting a different outcome. What? You mean it stays the same & it doesn't change? Hummm? Some just don't get it. Oh how frustrating it is! Will it ever change? Will it ever get better? Will they ever get it? I'm not so sure that they will! I wish that I could elaborate more but I can't! I just ask God to guide me, lead me & place a hand over my big fat mouth, so that I won't say something STUPID that I would regret! Okay on to better things................................

I am going to have a giveaway soon. This is my 94th post & I want to celebrate with a giveaway on my 100th post. I'm still working on the PRIZE!! I will keep it a secret for now. But check back often so that you will have a chance to win!

I have finally found the time to paint a new LUCY. I think she turned out really cute. I just love LUCY. HeeHee! She always has a wonderful time wherever she goes. What do you think about LUCY? Well without further a-do here she is.........................................................................

Yes, that is an egg in her hair! And her hair is little shorter than usual. The background is very different & was fun to make. I'm planning on painting another LUCY very soon. Hope you like! Well it is almost my bed time, so I shall say goodnight for now. Hugs***Renea

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Friends & Tuesday Ten Tiny Things

Don't forget about tuesday's ten tiny things. Check my previous post. Then get on over to the Funky Art Queen's blog & join the fun, you have until tuesday the 26th.
Okay I have some of the most amazing friends, sometimes crazy & the photos below prove just how crazy this friend is.....and this is the Funky Art Queen at her best!!! She thought this would be so funny & it was, so I had to take a photo or two.

If you get the chance drop by her blog & tell her Hi!

I got to do art all day today, what fun I had. I finished a set of blocks that I had started a week or 2 ago. They turned out really pretty. Check them out below.

I will be listing these on my etsy site hopefully sometime tomorrow. I am working on another "Lucy" painting. She is turning out really cute. She has a little shorter hair than usual but she is still cute! I hope to be finished with her tomorrow. And she too will be going on my etsy site. I have some other items I need to list, hope I will have the time to do that tomorrow. I hope everyone is having a great art filled weekend. Hugs to you all***Renea

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tuesday's Ten Tiny Things Challenge

Okay my great friend the Funky Art Queen has placed a challenge on her blog. And along with this challenge there will be a PRIZE!!! Yippee! And I know how much I like a prize so I just couldn't resist this challenge. Anyone can play, so come join the fun! So here's what you do 1) find 10 tiny things & group them together 2) now take a photo & post on your blog 3) explain why you picked the 10 things 4) go to Funky Art Queen's blog & leave a comment & a link back to your blog. The winner will be posted next tuesday.

Here is the photo of my tuesday's ten tiny things:My photo contains special momentos given to me from my hubby. The tiny frame is my hubby about 5-6 yrs. ago @ Thanksgiving. Love that sweet smile. Next is the willow tree figurine, you see he just brought this home one day & said this is for you because I love you. The little pot with the flower & butterfly was just because. The little chihuahua was a gift so that I would always remember my dog Tinkerbelle. The little plastic flat container between the tiny dog & the snowbaby is an adapter for my digital camara that he got for me for Mother's Day. The tiny snowbaby was a Christmas gift with my birthstone in the heart. The little bobble head bee was part of a birthday gift. The lovely :) black earrings were a gift from Christmas 1980 @ a time when we had no money & we had agreed not to exchange gifts. (But he just had to get me something!) The James Avery silver ring was a gift for our 25th wedding anniversary. And of course the gold flower & diamond ring is my wedding ring. I've worn this ring now for almost 32 years. My hubby is so special to me, I love him more than he knows. I have been truely blessed from God for such a wonderful man. B---- I love you more and more each day!

Please keep my hubby in your prayers as he has been going threw some difficult situations lately. And I believe in the old saying, "when God shuts a door he opens a window". Hopefully God will see fit to open that window soon.

I am so happy to be a part of the blog world, I love all of my sweet blog friends. Hugs***Renea

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Birthdays & Rain

Happy Birthday to my daughter! I didn't get to post on friday & friday was her birthday! She turned 31, WOW, can't believe she is over 30! Her photo is below. She is so pretty! So very proud of you! Love you so much!We went to the lake on friday. The weather was cool & rainey which never happens in West Texas! It rained friday night, all day saturday & was still raining this morning. We had over an inch @ the lake before we left. We left around 10 this morning because we knew it was going to rain again all day. But it was a great weekend, very peaceful & we got lots of rest, plus I got some art work done. I made (of course) more blocks. I think I'm stuck on blocks. But the supplies for blocks are easy to carry to the lake so...therefore I make blocks. I made 2 sets. One set is not complete yet. But I will share with you the one that is complete. These are a little different from what I usually do, but I like the way they turned out. What do you think?
And then tonight I worked on some blocks for Christmas. They look vintage. I made them to appear distressed. I'm going to be putting more blocks on my etsy hopefully in the next night or two.

One other project I worked on was some little wood clothes pins. So check them out below. This is the first set, the front & the backs of the pins. This is the second set, front & back of the pins.

My great friend Lisa from Wild Over Wine has sold a beautiful bracelet that she has made. And now she has an order to make 5 more bracelets, they are a little different than the one below, but look how beautiful this one is.

Lisa has made some really beautiful jewelry lately. And she just started making jewelry about a month ago! Way to go Lisa, great job. Below is a necklace, wish you could see it in person, it is so COOL! If you get the chance go & check her out. She has also made some awesome wine bottles with lights inside & decorated on the outside.

Lisa's etsy site is MAJestic Designs. She has some gorgeous bracelets, & necklaces for sale!

Well I hope you all have a great week! I'm already tired thinking about it! Oh well...labor day weekend is coming soon! Yippee! Hugs to all my friends***Renea

Monday, August 11, 2008

Kennedy's Baby Doll

I am so excited, this is a little baby doll that I ordered for my new Granddaughter! Kennedy is due December 10th & she just couldn't arrive without a baby doll. So I went to ebay looking for this seller but could not find her. So I was browsing etsy & guess what...there she was. Her shop is called sugar & spice. Go check out her shop she has the cutiest dolls. This baby is the perfect size for a child to hang onto. I even asked her to make her with stitched eyes & Kennedy's name on the problem she did it & she was done in just a couple of days. How great is that? Everyone needs a baby doll, so go check it out. Now just waiting on Kennedy's grand entrance to this world!
I also wanted to let you know that I listed one of my purses on etsy tonight. I listed the "Lucy" purse.

Hope you all have a great week! Hugs***Renea

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Happily Ever After

As most of you know we had another wedding this past weekend. Our niece got married & I want to share with you some of the photos. The wedding colors were pink & brown. Love those colors. And just wait until you see the cake, oh my gosh that was the most beautiful cake that I've ever seen. Everything turned out really nice & I think everyone enjoyed themselves. The first photo is of the bride with her bride's maids @ the rehersal dinner. They all look so pretty! They really had a good time, & after the dinner they had a lingerie shower for the bride!

The next photo is all the bride's maids with the bride on her big day!

And of course there is always a flower girl & a ring bearer. Except this was a little different as the flower girl really didn't carry flowers & the ring bearer didn't carry the rings. Instead the ring bearer pulled the flower girl down the aisle in a little wagon. Just too precious!
Introducing Mr & Mrs Bride & Groom. Aren't they a cute couple!
And now for the gorgeous cake! And it tasted great too! Love those flowers on the cake, didn't that just make it?
Here is the happy couple leaving the church. Look @ the bubbles. And look @ the bride in the car, so pretty & surreal!
I also have to include this great photo of my hubby & our beautiful daughter. She will be 31 on August 15th!! Happy Birthday to our baby girl! Love you so much! We are so proud of you!!!

I also wanted to let you all know that I have added some new things to my etsy shop. I have alot of other items to add but can only add a few @ a time because it takes so long! So check it out often to see the new additions! I want to thank each of you for your sweet comments. You all mean so much to me. I love all of my blog friends! Thanks too for visiting so frequently. Hugs***Renea
I am adding photos of my tote bags, because someone wanted to see them. So here they are, hope you like. I will be adding these to etsy soon. Hugs***Renea

Friday, August 1, 2008

Just a couple of little things!

Well our kids are here for a wedding tomorrow. Our second niece is getting married. And my daughter is in this wedding too. My daughter & another niece were getting ready tonight for the rehearsal & I took a couple of photos. These 2 are totally up to no good most of the time! Ha!The first photo is my daughter, isn't she beautiful? So pretty!

I asked my daughter to model my purses but she didn't want to youngest Grandson did it for me. And what a great model he was! Or should I say ham?!?I finally finished another project tonight. I made a journal with all kinds of collaged pages, tags to write notes on & blank pages for notes. I love this little journal it is really sweet. What do you think?

We had our 3 Grandson's tonight & we went out to eat. Here are some photos of them clowning around with their PaPa.
And I am including one more photo. Have you heard the expression, if you don't have an oil well, well get one? That used to be on a TV commercial here years ago. Tonight we had dinner @ Clear Springs Cafe & behind the restaurant was a pump jack or oil well. And yes this is right in town. Didn't the clouds make a beautiful back drop for this pump jack.Well I hope you all have a great weekend. We are being totally entertained by 3 monkey boys! I Love them so much, they are always fun to be around! Hugs to each of you***Renea