Monday, September 8, 2014

Curly Wire Hanging Light

Through the delirium of pain (I can't take pain meds) from the aforementioned boo boo

I managed to make this curly open lampshade hanging light

although I hardly even remember working on it!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Life interrupted

Only Marilyn could pull this look off.  The sudden addition of crutches to my frenetic schedule has thrown me into a zombie state. Dealing with life sans any routine work or activity, let alone hope of golf, zumba, traveling/pickin', or workshop projects has been a startling reality check. Long story short...sports injury = torn calf muscle. Who knew it would render one so helpless, with months of PT and rehab needed to just walk normally again? I sure didn't, or I wouldn't have been diving for the ball that day (pickleball specifically....the "fastest growing sport in the country" and maybe the fastest growing source of sports injury--according to the phys. therapist). Wake-up call: staying active and healthy does not automatically mean injury-free. I'm just grateful I don't need surgery and that I'm kind of starting to walk a bit after weeks of hell. I know others have it far worse so I'm officially over this pity-party (now that I've played my 'blog-for-therapy' card). If only I could figure out how to make crutches look more glamorous!   (p.s. I'm not sure about the upcoming fall show schedule...we'll see how it goes)

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Rusty junk -- my favorite art form

Old tractor chain -- rich in patina, texture, structure, history -- so fun to play with!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Vintage Wood Frame and Wire Tree Jewelry Holder

Holds lots of necklaces and bracelets -- chicken wire backing holds earrings
                                                    (now available in my ETSY shop)

Friday, July 11, 2014

Trio of assemblage art shadowboxes

  What to do when it's just too hot to go outside?
Wallow in the junk stash! (thankfully it's cool in my garage workshop)

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Happy Birthday to my sweet cowgirl

Happiest of birthday wishes missy
you are my special angel
who constantly inspires and amazes me

with your kindness and humor

intelligence, courage and talent
and SO much more!  May all your dreams come true!!  XOXO

(The white horse is Cody who is over 25 years old--he is so sweet and a such a miracle--he was attacked by pitbulls and had over 600 stitches and not expected to live, but he's a survivor and now happily grazes in a beautiful pasture all day. The paint horse my missy is training on is Sunny--another special sweetie)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

South Georgia backroads dereliction

Cruising down a quiet backroad near Quitman Georgia

this lovely old homestead appeared

looking very lonely and much the worse for wear

ravaged by time and missing porches and architectural trims

I was thinking of stopping to ask neighboring folks (always so kind and friendly) about the history of this old place but realized I was just procrastinating the trip home. The drive to SW Florida gets longer every time--but some backroads wandering always makes it more fun.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Rusty wire nest in vine

Fun for displaying favorite little junk-tiques

or photos

and even jewelry! (I love that funk-tionality!!)

This new wire project sold shortly after posting it on Etsy (and Pinterest). I'm finally starting to get my creative mojo cranked up after taking a break--and am totally excited about the upcoming shows this fall--I may add more, but for now Etsy is keeping me pretty busy. (click on each show on my sidebar for the links)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

FANCY FLEA show photos

The show was absolutely packed with all the best in antique/garden/art/chippy and cool treasures!

Lots of creativity in tent design....

....and everyone goes all out in their displays.
It was unusually hot though, especially if you weren't under a shade tree. I don't remember it ever being that hot in April but the show is also held in the fall which should be cooler!
Check out "ONE SHABBY OLD HOUSE" blog to see Becky's fabulous photos of the Fancy Flea show.

I got to see another spectacular Sarasota sunset and watch porpoises playing offshore which always makes the trip complete.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

"THE FANCY FLEA" Vintage Home & Garden Market, Plant City FL

So glad to be heading to Florida again---these are just a few of the things (wire sculpture, wood and metal assemblage) that I'll be bringing to the show April 25th and 26th at the Strawberry Festival Fairgrounds in Plant City (see HERE for details and HERE for Facebook page)---the show is sold out as approx 300 vendors will be attending---my booth is #162.