a very warm welcome in this cold january weather we are having, i have so many projects going, and plan to show you the before and after of some them, am hoping my ambition and energy stay with me! ... i realize many folks now use facebook daily, but oh the many many gorgeous pictures to be shared on our favorite blogs! if you've made it this far, grab a cup of coffee or tea and to check out my personal favorites,there are some very talented gals out there in blogland with beautiful souls as well as photos...am hoping to share many thoughts and lovely photos with you, "Whatsoever is pure and good, think on these things..." Blessings for this year~~~ z is for zanne
pictured above is my one and only grandson at the moment, we are "bonded in love" and have had great fabulouso times in these last almost 10 years, but are both looking forward to a new addition to our family!
after taking a day off in favor of naps while recuperating yesterday, i'm making brick magic with earth and clay tones, a few at a time..very labor intensive...as most of you know that have tried "break-away brick technique" know..but very rewarding..hubby says no one will see the wall since it will be one of the bookshelf walls, but I will know its there, and parts of it will indeed show~ can't wait to get
project done soon, shelves to be stained soon by hubby partner, the stain we chose turned out darker than i expected, but after the trim goes on i think it will look ok..you can see that i decided to add a bit more bricking on top left to complete the look, also added a bit of plaster around the old maps, what do you think? the bricks look pretty new, next stage is to age them a bit, more tomorrow!
injections are no fun, especially spinal facet injections..glad its all over for this time, the cortizone will hopefully hold me over for another year, thanks to modern medicine and all its fluroscopic glories~~
the actual wall is done, you can see the unfinished edges, i need a taller ladder to actual finish by the ceiling trim, i used a double roller and am not quite sure about the way it turned out..probably won't matter too much since it will house the back of the shelving, just a bit more on the overhang and i am calling it quits for today, see all those books??? just begging for shelves!!
hey i just read one my favorite blogs..'Counting your Blessings" , found out that the new editor option works so much better, i just converted and also think this is going to be great! can't wait to upload pics showing you my latest project, faux painting the downstairs wall in a leather finish with my WallMagic double roller to be the intended background for my "private library"~~i have tons of books that need to be shown off, not to mention organize, etc...if i get the wall done today i might actually be able to get bookshelves tomorrow~~~we'll see, the posted picture is the wall going downstairs..that one has the "old world plaster look with 'exposed brick' with shutters strategically placed so as to resemble a garret or some other private place..
better late than never! now that that the 12 days of Christmas have passed, i still want to show you some of the holiday vingettes i created..hanging vintage transom window, rustic chandelier..lots of outdoors brought indoors...i added real pine and cedar boughs from the yard to the chandelier hanging in the front window, tiny lights and mercury balls...i have since taken the greens down and replaced with vines..and replaced mercury balls with vintage lamp crystal prisms...still magic! i love the country french look and finally found the right place for my oak (heavy!) corbels, they are now very heavy creamy white, can't decide if i should rub a bit off and antique...i also created shelf above, using ordinary lumber and adding some ornate trim...makes great place for Dickens Village to light up the night...except now of course a couple lites have gone out and i will again have to fetch the ladder~~
welcome to my blog! i love to decorate, especially country french style mixing with primitive pieces, antiques and redesigned junke...i also have a grandson and another on the way! who has been our pride and joy for over 9 years, i have recently discovered mixed media and things in my junk/studio haven't been the same since! i have made many typewriter key bracelets over the past 3 years, but find myself shifting gears..i took an online class with joAnnA Pieretti ....i've discovered some wonderful other blogs that i am follow, all beautiful artistic work i've discovered from being a member of joAnnAs mosshillstudiosworkshops...http://mosshillstudioworkshops.ning.com/profile/Zannehart
Displayed on this page are a couple of artdolls i have done, am working on more~~~
crocheted wings that move if desired, vintage christmas candleholder clipped to her shoulder wit gemstone attached, tiny antique purse just her size, bits and bobbles of old purse come undone..rose buds adorned with more pieces of old french beads which once made up antique purse..buds from my corsage from daughters wedding, french charm on purse means "love you more than yesterday, not as much as tomorrow"
poor little angel
sweet little girl, had so much to lose..but freely shares what she does have left, she remembers her origins ..she is still a child of God, with her lovely pink roses tattoo still intact, her one wing exposed is made of mica from the black hills, her shawl is made from a piece of found goatskin and remnants of her old mink-lined suede cape, her buckle is an old token, her locket from an old sweetheart, her tiny diary given to her long ago from her best friend, kerchief and backpack are made from found old quilt from attic, pocket is old kid leather glove finger, pocket on top of green salvage of cape is embellished with her last bead, her base is a stand used to hold bills ~~her purpose is to remind us to give freely..just as God did...His only son~~~