Sunday, January 29, 2012

Giveaway winner of the watch is ....

The number generated by (1-21) is #21 which is Dana B. Please email your addy to me at I'll mail the watch right away. Hope you enjoy it.

February's giveaway will be posted on February 1st. Drawing to be February 10th so the winner can have their gift by Valentine's Day!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

January Giveaway

I want to give away a piece of art or something else I've created, once a month, on the blog. The only requirement to participate is that you must be a member of the blog. On the date set to draw a winner I will print out the names of all the members, cut them in strips, place in a bowl and draw a name. That's it.

This month is offering a little bling. It's a cute little watch by Accutime. The face is surrounded by crystals and the band is white. Watch is new and comes in a silver net bag. Lots of bling to brighten your winter days!

I'll announce the winner and send them a message. I will need an address to mail the watch to. If the winner doesn't respond within 48 hours then I'll draw again. Will keep going until a winner responds. OK? If you're not a member of this blog - join now! The drawing will be held January 29, 2012. Good luck.

Queen of Hearts

My previous post about 2012 shaping up has created a lot of interest in one of the paintings in the “after” pic. Many have expressed how much they love it and some have made offers to purchase it.

It’s titled Queen of Hearts and is the last gift I received from my best friend. I’ve always loved hearts and she had joked for many years I was the Queen of Hearts. The crown is very easy to see but you can only see the heart in the close up.

Tragically my best friend died in a 2004 house fire. I miss her terribly but smile inside every time I look at this painting. I'm sure you can understand why this painting is not for sale.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

2012 is shaping up

I really looked forward to 2012. 2011 was disappointing in so many ways. As the first days of 2012 unfolded I began to fear another bad year. How can this be? I thought. I've always been a glass half full kind of person so I decided I needed to take action, change my surroundings.

I decided to start with my sewing room since I spend a lot of time in there. It's a VERY small room, measuring about 10x11. The only redeeming factor is that it has 12' ceilings preventing it from becoming claustrophobic. Unfortunately it gets very messy as the last show of the season approaches. And it sits, until the holidays are over. Quite depressing as you can see from the following picture.

I never dreamed I'd see the day that my room would look like this. Messy, dark, gloomy, creativity killer. It was my call to action. Change this eyesore, organize it, lighten it up, get storage room, get rid of stuff!

Off to Home Depot to explore my options. I decided 8' long shelves on standards would be a great solution. I thought 4 would be perfect but I discovered 5 would fit. I designed a sewing table 8' wide that would allow all 4 of my machines to be available at all times. It has storage shelves below which are presently filled with unfinished projects.

Storage containers that allowed the contents to be visible were a must, but no plastic. I discovered chicken wire baskets at World Market in 3 sizes. A bit pricey but they were so perfect I ignored the price and bought them. A little decorating and this is the result. What a difference!

What do you think?

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Check out my Artfire Studio!

I'm listing LOTS of new items in my Artfire shop today & tomorrow. Hope you'll stop by for a peek. Blue Moon Intl Studio

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Date change for Ryrie's

The date has been changed for the Valentine show @ Ryries. It will be held Thursday February 9, 2012 from 4-7 PM. Featured artists are Bryn McCubbins, Katie Packham and myself, Randi Case.

Mark your calendars. Hope to see you there!

Ryrie's Art & Home
6135 Lakeside Dr #133
Reno, NV
(775) 827-5757