Sunday, October 26, 2008
According to the rules I must now pass it along to 7 other people that I admire. So many enrich my life every day, but these 7 are standing out right now.
1. Amy at http://www.bunnyrosecottage.blogspot.com/
2. Pat at http://www.patriciarose-apotpourriof.blogspot.com
3. Roxie at http://www.jorabeels.blogspot.com/
4. Lynn at http://www.mollychicken.blogs.com/
5. Karin at http://www.creativechaos.com/
6. Cathy at http://www.cathyscreationsmakingitpersonal.blogspot.com/
7. Misty at http://www.mistymawn.typepad.com/
Here are the rules for the Award.
1. Please put the logo on your blog.
2. Link to the person from whom you received the award.
3. Nominate at least 7 or more blogs.
4. Put the links of those blogs on your site.
5. Leave a message on their blogs to tell them.
Hugs to you all for being so wonderful,
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Three years ago, I had a Russian artist, Irina, paint roses on my dining room ceiling. At the same time she totally sucked me into a beautiful mural for my foyer wall and Venitian plaster technique for the wainscoating. I really do love it. It's truly gorgeous. However, at the time I didn't think about what it meant when you have artwork painted on the wall instead of just buying a piece of artwork. Commitment! That's what it means. Commitment! Now I'm totally stuck with the Laura Ashley Pale Sand #1 color behind the mural that ties into the dining room, great room and kitchen. I can't paint over it. Oh no. No way. Never. I'm ready for Laura Ashley to take a hike. But, now I've got this wall of Commitment! Forever! Unless I move, which is not likely, I'm stuck with this Commitment.
I now have a challenge to see what I can do to change the background color. In the meantime I'm just driving David crazy with cans of spray paint and asking him to spray everything white. He's so good to put up with all my whims. In fact he's the best commitment I made 17 years ago. Hmmm, when I look at the pictures and see how pretty everything is, maybe this artwork was a good commitment too. What do you think?
Have a great week and I'll keep you posted on my decorating itch.
This week IGF, paint and a husband that is a good sport
Sunday, October 5, 2008
that hide in the webs that the spiders have spun.
Singing songs and casting spells
they know they're safe cause they're hidden so well.
You see the Witchee Wabbits gather but once a year
to wish you well and bring Halloween cheer.
Ok I know I'm dorky, but I can't help myself. I just love how this pillow turned out. Can you tell it's wabbits wearing witch hats? David had issues and couldn't see it. I kept saying "your looking at their butts." Still, he was clueless. Of course, he could never see those hidden picture things either. Remember those? You had to relax your eyes and they would appear. I could get them every time. David.... never. He was convinced I making it up. Dorkwad.
I love my little pumpkin pillow too. If your interested in purchasing them, visit my site here.
I love Halloween, but I don't do orange. In fact, I hate orange. I know, I know, it's all the rage right now. Puke, gag, spit. It all stems from being a little kid in the 70's. My mom had these totally hideous, but at the time stylish, orange ashtrays. My dad was a chain smoker and those ugly ashtrays sat on the coffee table filled with stinky cigarettes. All that dark paneling, dark earthy colors (reminds me of must, mold and the need for depression medication) and that POP of orange in an icky ashtray. Hmmm, seems like history is repeating itself with colors as I watch HGTV lately. Can we say ORANGE everywhere! Will we see avacado green appliances soon? What about harvest gold? Again I say puke. With that said, my Halloween items tend to reflect the softer coral/peachy colors which are much closer to my beloved pink and the soft white, cream, fresh air, clean colors, that look nothing like icky orange ashtrays. My color trends tend to reflect cleanliness and breathing clearly. Not hacking on smoke, dust and mold. Yep, I totally don't do orange. Happy Halloween anyway.
Have a great week.
This week IGF fresh air, blue skys and fuzzy bunny butts (even if it means more vacumming)