Thursday, December 15, 2011

"Life is Good"

These are my holiday blessings. I am the luckiest Nana in the world. And now we have another little one on the way for next year!  Merry Christmas!!!!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

I love Denami rubber stamps! Can't wait until Black Friday. 20% off my entire order. My list is long. The weekend will also include a trip to "Ink About It" in Westford. Another chance to get holiday supplies for 20% off. It's time to deck them halls and create handmade cards for the special people on my list. Gotta love the holidays!!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

                               For My Girls

I just love this song. This is for my sweet girls.

Monday, August 8, 2011

What a Fabulous Summer Journey

    I can't believe that our "Summer of Color" is finished. Time flies when you're having fun. The artwork was amazing and meeting new and kindred spirits was beyond priceless. Many thanks to Kristin of "Twinkle, Twinkle" for hosting this incredible event.

   This week was about birthday cards. Next week I hope to start on the projects that I have racing around in my head inspired from all the beautiful work that I have seen over the past ten weeks.

   Happy Birthday Dylan!

   Happy Birthday Ian!

   Happy First Birthday Larrah!!!

  Looking forward to our "Summer of Ice Cream Colors" in 2012!

Monday, August 1, 2011

                  And Then There Was Orange !!!!!

   Here we are at our last week for "Summer of Color" projects. It was a wonderful process of making art and meeting new artists. 

   It's been a crazy busy week so I'm sharing a couple of garden photos and an art piece that was done a little while ago. 

   This was an important project for me. Orange was a color I wasn't comfortable with. I had to pick a crayon out of a bag and create something with whatever color I chose. I just knew that I would end up with orange. By the time it was finished I had gotten over my dislike of working with orange. Please stop by "Twinkle Twinkle" to visit all the wonderful artists from "The Summer of Color".

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

                              Purple !!!!!!

   This week was all about purple. Purple is not a color that I work with much. It took awhile but I muddled through and this is what I ended up with:

  There is texture and color all around. 

   I also managed to hang the nameplates of all the grandchildren. It still needs a little tweaking but at least it is finally off my art table. Now on to orange!!!!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

                                Red !!!!!!!

  This week is all about red! Lucky for me I was able to finish this before I left for vacation. I had a wonderful week with all the kiddies, but now it's back to work!

  Red  was the perfect color for Colby's nameplate. He is always on the go and full of personality. Now all the grandchildren have nameplates. I know how I want to hang them but I can't find the hardware that I want. It's packed away and I've been going bonkers looking for it. It's perfect so I won't give up until I find it. I have a mission. Thank you "Summer of Color" for giving me a deadline or these would have taken me forever to get to. Be sure to check Kristin's She's our amazing hostess and there are many more fabulous artists's work to see.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


   The "Summer of Color" is all about brown this week. I am on vacation in Virginia this week to visit my son and his family. We've also brought along the grandchildren from Mass. so we will have all the kids together. 

   This week I haven't been able to check out individual blogs but I have been keeping up on Facebook. All the artwork looks amazing. I am going to share a couple of photos for brown week.

  These tootsies belong to all four grandchildren. I love little tootsies.

   This photo is of my Oldest grandson Dylan and his new little sister Cora. Be sure to check out our lovely hostess Kristin to see more amazing art work.

Monday, July 4, 2011

"Mellow Yellow"

 I was feeling a little naughty this week. I have been dying to use my flying pig and my favorite quote. For some reason those little pigs just get to me. I have a little collection of them around the house. Someday I'll share photos of them, but today it's about art. Be sure to stop by the blog of our hostess Kristin to check out more yellow masterpieces.

   Hope you had a great 4th of July!!!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

"Think Pink"

This week is all about pink! Lucky for me it is my granddaughter Kate's favorite color. 

  Be sure to check in with our hostess Kristin at "Twinkle, Twinkle" for more pink.

Monday, June 20, 2011

It's All About Green!

  Welcome to week two of our "Summer of Color". This week is all about green. Green is my favorite color. Check with our hostess "Twinkle Twinkle" to see all the green artwork from the talented artists participating.

   This is my piece for green. The idea comes from Shona Cole's book "The Artistic Mother". I had done one earlier for my grandson Dylan. The Summer of Color is giving me the push to do one for each grandchild. 

   This is a work in progress. I started with a black and white photo taken with a Lomo Camera. I have already started coloring it with oils, oil pencils, oil pastels, and crayons. It still needs detail work but I'm not sure what to use.  It's coming along but so far so good.
Next week on to PINK.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

A Summer of Color!

  My friend Kristin of Twinkle Twinkle Like a Star is hosting a blog party. We are exploring color this summer. Every Monday a new color is chosen to be the main inspiration for a piece of art. This week is all about blue. It promises to be a summer full of beautiful and colorful creations. 

This is my submission for Blue Monday. Can't wait to see what color is for week number two!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

With a Little Help From My Friends

   I have a wonderful little group of friends that get together now and then for a day of art. This day we were headed to a local exhibit. After filling ourselves with inspiration we headed back to my place to spend an artful few hours creating something awesome. They eventually decided to to help me with a swap I was working on for the "In This House and Garden" art group I belong to on Yahoo. 

  The project was titled "Meet the Artist". It is an ATC with an original unaltered photo of your face. Body is up to the individual. Since my life right now is all about trying to be super nana and whatever art I can sneak in, that's what I went for.

   My friend Karen always comes up with something wonderful to make with my little Kate. They are totally kindred spirits.

   Making 20 ATC's takes a lot of cutting of many little pieces. Having great friends to help made it a lot of fun.

    I have to thank Miss Connie Freedman for this fabulous idea. I was very uncomfortable putting my face with my artwork but I worked through it and I must say that I really like "Nanalicious".

Monday, March 7, 2011

Cora Is Here!!!

Our newest sweety arrived this morning at 6AM. I can't wait to go to Virginia and meet our beautiful baby girl! I have an Easter Basket to weave for my little honey bunny! Leaving for Virginia on my birthday April  2. It's going to be the longest month of my life.  I want to be there right now!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Creative Sunday

   My friend Amisha from "Gorgeous and Fun Things"  has asked us to share about what size artwork that we prefer to work with. I love to work on small projects. I feel more comfortable working on small pieces. I am also drawn to collecting small works of art. Right now I am finishing up an ATC for a swap with an online art group. I will share it next week when it is completely done. For now I will share the card I made to go with the baby gifts for my new granddaughter.


Friday, February 18, 2011

For Cora With Love, Nana

   We have a new grandchild on the way. Our little Cora is due the middle of March and we are very excited.  My artwork has been set aside to make time for all things baby.

   I made this Moses basket a couple of years ago after, what I thought would be my last, grandchild was born. I figured that it was safe to finally make one for myself. Now I am passing it on to our new little love. It will be filled with all kinds of baby goodies.

    The quilt is made up of new and vintage chenilles some from as far away as Australia. I love making baby quilts from chenille. Babies love all the different textures. Of course by the time it was is finished there was a blizzard of tiny chenille fragments everywhere.

    This was a pattern I had never tried before. Very simple but if you lose count you could end up with a big mess. The photo doesn't do it justice. The yarn has tiny little sparkles running through it. Every girl needs a little bling no matter how new she is.

   My friend Nancy introduced me to this adorable crochet pattern. It is so simple but looks so complicated. Very delicate and so sweet, perfect for our newest sweetheart. Everything will now be wrapped and put in the basket along with all the million outfits and baby must haves that I have been picking up for the last few months. Can't wait to meet our sweet baby Cora.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

 Snow is Just a Four Letter Word!

A dear friend of mine from Florida sent this to me. She knows me so well. I will keep this image forever. I am so over this winter already and there's a lot more to come! I'm California dreamin.......

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Mindy Gledhill

A very big thank you to Miss Vanessa for posting this on her blog.  It is beyond dreamy and wonderful.