Saturday, July 25, 2009

Tag Giveaway Announcement


The names drawn from the hat are:
1. Collage Way Of Life
2. Rita
3. Chrisy
4. Terry Kahrs

Thank you all so much for your kind comments, and for playing. I have enjoyed getting to know more people in blogland and giving the tags new homes. I will email you for your snail mail !
Have a fine weekend everyone!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Somewhere In Time...remember?

One more day untill my Giveaway



Names will be drawn tomorrow (Friday the 24th) at midnight.


The Cart Before The Horse


There are amazing artists in Oregon. Two of my favorite are Jo and Dylan of,
The Cart Before The Horse
They are fortunate to live in Lincoln City, my former home.
This is a shot taken by Dylan on his evening walk, or is it hike.
It's no wonder they create wonderful folk art living in a place like this.
How I do miss this place.


Here is the great Logo and website.

http://www.thecartbeforethehorse.com/


How fun is this birdhouse. Jo blogs about the process at http://www.thecartbeforethehorse.blogspot.com/
I love their sense of humor and the way they think out of the box.
The expression in the eyes are fabulous in all the pieces.


Patterns for the painting quilts are on etsy and ebay.


http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/cartbeforethehorse

This husband and wife team have loads of talent and a great sense of humor, and it shows in the creations. Dylan cracks me up with his weekly news letters and makes the music, and music videos using the dolls ...and all the props are created in their studio. Dylan is the king of props. Take a look !http://dylansnewsletters.blogspot.com/




Your amazing Jo and Dylan, thank you for giving us such fun and talent.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Nature Gifts and The Best Gift of All

Some women get roses from their Man, mine presents me with mushrooms on wood, odd flowery pod things, quick stops on the back roads to watch rabbits,

or a lesson on turtles, ya know, just in case,,, what a big


Heart he has. I am very lucky.


It is like being 12 again.
My Man...The Best Gift of All.


Sunday, July 19, 2009

What Are These Things???

I got these at an estate sale over a year ago, and I haven't been able to find out what they are. I wonder if any of you might know. The wood is a hardwood, and they are heavy, with a hole in each. Something to do with theaters?????

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

4 Giveaway's Just 4 FUN

Just for "fun", I have decided to give these tags away.
I have put the numbers on the photo to
show the 4 groups that will be sent to 4 people that leave a comment between today and midnight July 24th.
That is all there is to it. One entry per person.
You "don't" have to have a blog to get your name on the list.



On July 25th, I will need to contact the 4 names drawn out of the hat, for snail mail address, so be sure I have your email if you don't have a blog, or web site.

I hope I haven't forgotten anything, as this is a first for me.
Much love and joy in your day!
Marcie

Think good thoughts!



Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Picking Up Penny's

Our New Kitty
On a very hot day, three weeks ago, my husband went fishing. He brought home a mess of fish....and a new kitty....here is how the kitty came to us...
On the way home he stopped to look at a fishing hole.
He heard a scratching noise, and meows.
He looked around and found the source of the noise. Some sick person had taped the kitty in a box and left it to die. Our rage at such cruelty has no words.
He let the little black cat out and gave it some water, and it was all over him for attention, very tame, and so glad to be free. He put the cat in the jeep and on the drive home, she curled up on his lap and stayed there until he got out home 40min. later.
I have always had cats, but was enjoying a long break (6yr.now) from having a pet. I wanted to wait until we got moved to get a cat, or dog, or anything, and I was still enjoying being pet free.
I tried to find her a home, no luck, and all the no-kill shelters were full.
After a few days, she had wiggled her way into my/our hearts.
On the way to the vet to get her checked out and shots etc., the commitment was made. I knew I would have to give her a name, Penny came to mind as my husband is always picking up penny's and handing them to me,,,,and a dear friend Penny E. (hi Pen)reminds me of this cats sweet and wacky personality...there it was...and here we are. I have been taking lots of photos of her, but not a good one to share yet. She is around 6mo. old, solid black and as of last weekend,,,,in heat!!! So off to the vet in the morning to save her from her madness and save our sanity, and we really need get some sleep. I also forgot about the litter box,,,,,ick.
So life has been a little busier lately, .....I told Hubby not to bring home anything else, but "fish" next time....copper penny's are OK too.
Smile...I love that man's gentle heart.


PS..the print is one I have had for many years, I guess you can use it in your art, I have never checked it out for copyright,,I have just always loved it,,and thought I'd use it in collage someday. Hey,,maybe tags! Yea,,,,tags,,,I'm off to the copy place!

Tag-A-Holic...is that a word?

Hello Everybody!

I have become a tag-a-holic, I think.
I have never messed with tags before, so I thought I'd give it a go.
It is really fun, I think I'm addicted.
There is no profit in it but I will probably put them on ETSY anyhow.


Friday, July 3, 2009

Decorating Shoes

Ten years ago I used to decorate shoes. These were my good luck shoes I wore to trade shows. I am so glad I save stuff. I see little velvet maryjane style shoes at the wallmarts now, and I was tempted to do it again. Give it a try! (use carpet thread)