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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Awww what gorgeous work!!!





The first photo is an American Indian Tribute painting, "Warrior Tears" done by Cathy Minerva in encaustics. I fell in love with all her paintings done in this medium, and someday I'm gonna be the owner of one.
http://www.minervasmadness.blogspot.com

The second is a little ATC done in this same medium. I was totally blown away especially because it's Cathy's first encaustic ATC ever done...and I own it!!! heheeh!!!

Thank you Patti Koosed for partnering Cathy and I up in your Blog's Valentine Swap.
http://www.treasurebarnblog.blogspot.com


Thanks you Cathy for this awesome little treasure!!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Playing around with Copper






I usually use Sterling Silver to make my handcrafted/handwired/beaded jewelry, but discovered several sizes of copper that I'd purchased when I first got involved with this venture!!! That was over 2 yrs ago...hehehe I thought I'd show you some of what I've designed this week and have to tell ya it was fun...didn't think I liked copper, but I do...please note I'm quite the novice at creating handwired bracelets...

Monday, February 15, 2010

Sharing the love thru blogs



This weeks Featured Artisan is Julie from Creations with Heart! Beautiful creations made by a beautiful lady!

You can find Creations with Heart at:

http://creationswithheart.artfire.com
http://creationswithheart.etsy.com
http://creationswithheart.com
http://creationswithheart.blogspot.com

Two winners have been picked here in the OWOH giveaway!!!


I'm happy to say Linda Elbourne who's blog is http://acraftingjourney.blogspot.com/ has won this first prize in the One World One Heart giveaway here at my blog...Linda I will be getting in touch with you to firm up all the info I need to mail this little gem out to you!!! Congratulations to you dear..






AND.....the second winner of this little winter scene is...............
Anji Gallanos who's blog is http://anjigallanos.blogspot.com
I will be in touch with you as well hon...I'm so happy you won it!!!

Being involved in this wonderful Blog event has brought a new meaning to Bloggers around the World...wow I had no idea there were so many but best of all the wonderful, sweet, friendly bloggers I made friends with...This has been an event I hope to be part of each year from now on....thanks Lisa for having it again this year and I hope you will continue this awesome tradition!!! You Rock Girl...
Thanks to everyone who came and added their names to my drawings. (((Hugs to all)))

Mind Wide Open for Feb 2010


Well here it is Feb 15th and time to vote for the winner of this months challeng, and I forgot to blog about it.. No excuse other than I was so tied up with this years OWOH giveaway....Now get right over and see all the entries and vote for the one you like that best!!!! http://www.mind-wideopen.blogspot.com/

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Am married to a great guy and we've raised 5 of his and my children...they have blessed us with 14 grandchildren.  My passion is creating all forms of art, and handmade jewelry.  On the side I still make some bouquets for weddings and enjoy playing with our 3 pugs.  Living in the mountains gives us such a sense of freedom as we are on 5 acres filled with tall old trees surrounding our little home...we have all kinds of wildlife visiting us daily!!!

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