Monday, March 28, 2011

Self Portrait entry

This weeks Art Challenge at Inspiration Avenue is "Self Portrait". It is open to interpretation and can be done in any medium. If you'd like to join in the fun, please stop by and leave a link to our blog post in their comments here. I decided to make a collage for mine because I am so many things. Of course, I should have added book lover, blogger, sister, daughter, thrifter and so much more but then my collage would have been much larger.  Anyway, this was a fun way to share with you all a little bit more about me. If you are a reader of my blog, than these things will come as no surprise to you, but hey, I had to enter something and I could not paint a picture of myself. I am way too critical of my paintings, plus I'd probably come out looking like a frog or something. lol Anyway, I hope you will join in the fun. I hope you all have a wonderful Monday!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Hello Spring! Painting

I fell in love with the Lilac Breasted Roller while looking for a colorful bird to paint for this weeks challenge at Inspiration Avenue. The challenge was Hello Spring! Spring always brings bird song and cheer. I am making a set of these little 5x5 paintings but the other will be a different colorful bird. I am thinking of the Painted Bunting. Such a pretty pair they will make. God sure created some magnificent creatures in this world.  

Friday, March 18, 2011

Who put their hand in the cookie jar? Who me, yes you!

I have been working some late shifts and long hours this week. So Mr. Sprinkle decided to bake some cookies to be sweet. They are delicious! He made a buttery cookie with white chocolate chips and coconut. Never had them but boy are they good! I'll have to ask where he got the recipe and share it with you all. He's sleeping right now.
Well, when I was reaching in for the second one, I noticed something blue in the bottom of the jar. Hmmm... I thought what the heck? And then I saw it up close and had to laugh! Only a man!
He didn't take out the bubble gum that was in the jar since Valentines day. You see he loves Double Bubble and so I gave him 10 pieces on Valentine's day. He threw them in the cookie jar because it was empty at the time. Ah, gotta' love it! Just when I start to wonder if he is a better wife than I am, he does the silliest things.
Oh he just woke up, okay the recipe came from the back of a Nestle Toll House bag of Premier White Morsels. The recipe is called White Chip Island Cookies. We did not have any Macadamia nuts on hand so that is the only ingredient he excluded. Yum!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day, friends! I laughed when I found this image on Google. He is too cute! My husband, well I won't say what he said but he does not approve of dog outfits, period.

May your blessings outnumber,
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
~Irish Blessing

May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,
May good luck pursue you each morning and night.
~Irish Blessing

Saturday, March 12, 2011

ATC's, Japan help

I decided to join Swap-Bot so I could swap art, ATC's, photos and letters with others around the globe. It is so much fun making and receiving happy mail. Each day it seems I have a fun piece of mail and who doesn't love happy mail, right?. So the above is a snapshot of 2 of the 3 Butterfly ATC's I made for a swap partner.
I like to make my ATC's pretty on both sides, so I added a butterfly quote to the backs and decorated them too.
The above ATC was for a Christian ATC Swap and again I decorated both sides. I am really liking the small surface. I have so many fun papers, inks, stamps, vintage ephemera, and bits and pieces of this and that. It is fun to create little pieces of art.
So far, I have penpals from across the globe, teas, ATC's, postcards, and photographs. If you are interested in a swap with me, let me know. I love swapping. Or if you want to join in on the fun with others from all over the globe, join Swap-Bot. I am loving it.

On a sad side note, please pray for the people of Japan. It is such a catastrophic event and so many lives have been lost. I read this morning that one of their islands was actually moved 2.5 meters which is the equivelant to approx. 7.75 feet. Can you imagine? A whole island! It is devastating. I pray that our Japanese here in America hear from their families in Japan very soon. The unknown is sometimes worse than knowing. I found this link that lists 6 ways we can help the people of Japan.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Goddess Mirror from Lisa Swifka

I received this wonderful package from Lisa Swifka of A Whimsical Bohemian for the OWOH giveaway. How luck am I ? A beautifully hand made mirror with all sorts of fun details around the Goddess. That's what Lisa deemed it; the Goddess Mirror. I love all of the colorful yarns she used at the bottom too. So pretty! Thank you Lisa! I love it!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Free March Calendar

A March Calendar for you. I took this photo last year of the geraniums gracing my porch. I just love them. They are such a happy perky flower. The quote says"Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's Party!" ~Robin Williams That quote made me laugh. Just right click and save.