Monday, May 31, 2010

Please Remember

why we have the freedom to enjoy this day of parades, and picnics with family and friends.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

I Can't Help Myself

No more posting tonight! Get off the computer! That nagging little voice. Oh, but this is simply too gorgeous not to share.

Visit Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade for your chance to win.

Raspberries & Rose Petals

Lori at Raspberries & Rose Petals is also participating in the Annual Cottage Charm Giveaway. Take a look at this beauty!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Isn't This a Lovely Giveaway?

Barbara Jean (the winner of my blog giveaway) is having one of her own. Visit Treasures From The Heart for your chance to win.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Empty Bowls, Full Hearts

Yesterday my friend, Karen, my daughter Chelsea, and I attended the Seventh Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser here in Buffalo, NY. Local artists, art educators and elementary to college-aged students donate hundreds of handcrafted bowls, vessels, plates and vases. All are available for purchase with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the local Food Bank. Area restaurants donate homemade soups and breads so that patrons may enjoy a symbolic, though delicious lunch. It truly was chicken soup for the soul.
This beauty, created by a high school student now graces my dining room table.

Chelsea fell in love with this Taylor Swift tribute bowl, also made by a high-schooler.

And can you believe this awesome piece of art was the creation of a middle school student?
Kudos to the many sponsors, supporters, volunteers, businesses and artists who make this wonderful event happen every year.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Welcome to the Party!!!!!!!

Thanks for stopping in to the Vintage Dragonfly and Andrea's "Show What You Create" Blog Party. Make sure you visit Party Central where you will find the links to all the blog party hostesses.
Enjoy the show!
And please consider being a follower. I so appreciate my blog friends!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

And The Winner Is......

Barb Simmons of Treasures from the Heart
Congratulations Barb! Please contact me with your mailing address and I'll get your goodies right out to you!

I want to thank each and every new blog friend for joining me on this journey. Keep checking back as I hope to continue growing and sharing, and of course offering more giveaways. To celebrate the conclusion of the carte de visite giveaway, all cdv packs in my etsy shop are shipping for FREE.
And remember to check out Andrea's "Show What You Create Party" tomorrow. She has lots of creative bloggers joining in the fun, and I just happen to have something a little special planned myself.

Monday, May 17, 2010

How Very Enchanting is My Room

I love swapping art, and what's not to love? You meet new people, make friends with a shared interest, have the opportunity to share your creations with others, get lots and lots of inspiration from fellow swappers, AND collect lovely pieces such as this wonderfully whimsical faerie home!

Christine Shebroe, from my Paper Whimsy Ning Group made this for me. It has such a fun feel to it. I adore the flamingo on the picket fence and the little salamander creeping about.
The exterior is equally as wonderful with the magical faerie home entrance and poem. Thank you so much Christine!

This was a fantastic swap culminating in many extremely creative assemblages. Personally, it was nice to travel a bit out of my artistic comfort zone and create my first ever assemblage piece. A great source of inspiration for many of us was the book, Mixed Media Dollhouses by Tally Oliveau and Julie Molina. Not only a visual delight; it includes clear instructions and templates, and features artwork by the talented Gale Blair (Paper Whimsy owner, aka our fearless leader/mentor) and our equally talented group member, Theresa Martin.
I highly recommend this book to anyone open to a little enchantment in their life.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Andrea's Having A Party......

.....and we're ALL invited!!!!!!!
The festivities commence at Andrea's Place, but be prepared to party hop. Grab a glass of wine, cup of tea, whatever your fancy, and Andrea will provide lots of candy, and yes, we're talking eye candy!