Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's Eve

Mmmm...yum...I'll take one of each! My favorite drink recipe:
White Russian
1 1/2 oz Vodka
2 oz Coffee Liqueur
Milk or Cream
Pour coffee liqueur and vodka into a glass 1/2 filled with ice cubes and fill with milk or cream.


Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Oh, how I adore her...Magnolia Pearl

Turn my music playlist off so you can hear the beautiful song in this video. You can find her textiles at . She has an extraordinary talent I think and a beautiful spirit!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Which past Queen are you?

I am: Marie Antoinette, Queen of France

You were Marie Antoinette, the young Austrian Princess whisked off to France to be crowned Queen. Marie Antoinette suffered much oppression and hatred from the French people because of her love of luxury. She was graceful, extravagant and loved a good party! She was a social butterfly who flitted from event to event, always in the latest fashions. She faced a lonely, friendless existence in France so she made her own fun and drew comfort from her indulgence. She had a very kind nature and was a devoted mother and giver to charity, which is a side seldom seen of this famous, misunderstood Queen who was a fashion icon as well as a monarch.

Take the quiz and let me know which queen you are!

Saturday, December 27, 2008


Wahooo...made it through another holiday. This year I was so sick and am just now getting over a horrible cold. My poor family probably thinks the dinner and general house cleanup fairy died. But, no she is slowly coming back to life and looking around at a messy house. Time to dust off the broom and get to work. I love this time of year - actually to me this is spring cleaning time. I generally throw out what we don't need anymore and start fresh for a new year.

Artfully speaking I plan to do the same. As all artists know there is so much 'stuff' packed here and there that we cannot seem to get rid of. Some trash will be turned into treasure someday. Perhaps I just need to organize a bit? Hmmm..that means buying more 'organizing' stuff. Or... I could decide to not have a garage sale, donate all the stuff to charity and put my artsy stuff out there. (Down south garages are meant for storage...unfortunately we can never seem to fit our cars inside them. For those of you lucky few up north with basements...I just say LUCKY YOU!!)
Anyhoo...I think I'll forget about the housework, pour myself a glass of wine, light some candles and take a bath ;-)

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!!

XMas wishes, originally uploaded by myvintagevogue.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I'm Marilyn to a T !!

Your result for Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz...

You Are a Marilyn!


You are a Marilyn -- "I am affectionate and skeptical."

Marilyns are responsible, trustworthy, and value loyalty to family, friends, groups, and causes. Their personalities range broadly from reserved and timid to outspoken and confrontative.

How to Get Along with Me

  • * Be direct and clear

  • * Listen to me carefully

  • * Don't judge me for my anxiety

  • * Work things through with me

  • * Reassure me that everything is OK between us

  • * Laugh and make jokes with me

  • * Gently push me toward new experiences

  • * Try not to overreact to my overreacting.

What I Like About Being a Marilyn

  • * being committed and faithful to family and friends

  • * being responsible and hardworking

  • * being compassionate toward others

  • * having intellect and wit

  • * being a nonconformist

  • * confronting danger bravely

  • * being direct and assertive

What's Hard About Being a Marilyn

  • * the constant push and pull involved in trying to make up my mind

  • * procrastinating because of fear of failure; having little confidence in myself

  • * fearing being abandoned or taken advantage of

  • * exhausting myself by worrying and scanning for danger

  • * wishing I had a rule book at work so I could do everything right

  • * being too critical of myself when I haven't lived up to my expectations

Marilyns as Children Often

  • * are friendly, likable, and dependable, and/or sarcastic, bossy, and stubborn

  • * are anxious and hypervigilant; anticipate danger

  • * form a team of "us against them" with a best friend or parent

  • * look to groups or authorities to protect them and/or question authority and rebel

  • * are neglected or abused, come from unpredictable or alcoholic families, and/or take on the fearfulness of an overly anxious parent

Marilyns as Parents

  • * are often loving, nurturing, and have a strong sense of duty

  • * are sometimes reluctant to give their children independence

  • * worry more than most that their children will get hurt

  • * sometimes have trouble saying no and setting boundaries

Take Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz
at HelloQuizzy

Saturday, November 29, 2008

My Favs 112908

My Favs 112908, originally uploaded by Amybellah. Click on the mosaic to see the credits of these amazing pics!!

Grey Galore

Grey Galore, originally uploaded by village9991.

Too freakin' cool!!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

*~*TWiLiGHT BRaCeLeT*~*

*~*TWiLiGHT BRaCeLeT*~*, originally uploaded by TWo PiXie DoLLs.
For sale by Two Pixie's so beautiful...I LOVE the cross.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Le Furet - detail

Le Furet - detail, originally uploaded by ginparis2002.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Photo Editing

I was playing around with a photo editing software on the "lady with
pearls" photo and now I can't remember which software I used. It
actually distressed the photo and put these cool corner designs on it.
I will have to keep looking!! Should have written it down. Feel free
to use these photos...don't they look cool?!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day we are at Election Day...FINALLY!! I can't wait till we are done with this! This picture is my first prompt from the Soul Journal group that is continuing the journey from Sarah Whitmire's Soul Journal prompts. This is the "Instant Gratification" prompt. I loved this exercise. As I was trying to figure out what one word to use and pull down from, I was listening to the continuous election rambling on one of the news channels and waalahh. I found this picture of the Statue of Liberty and glued her on. Then messed around with other stuff, put a glaze over the top of her and I must have used the wrong stuff...I probably dipped my brush in glue or something and she started peeling away. CRAP!!! But, I really wanted her, so I thought about it and then decided to write about her anyway and this is what I came up with.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day...go VOTE!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

FREE Class

I joined this class...thought it might be a neat and quick project! Check it on the blog Title to go directly her site.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

My Favs

My Favs, originally uploaded by Amybellah.

My first Flickr Mosaic! These are from my favorites...too cool :)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Long time away

Well...I didn't realize just how long I've been away from my blog. Holy moly!!

I've been busy making 120 faux crocodile 4x4 pieces for a fat book swap, coaching cheerleading squad, working my butt off at work and everything else in between that I don't even want to get into.

My daughter has gotten me hooked on the book "Twilight". A lot of people have already read this book. I am almost finished reading it...and WOW - what a great author. This book is truly amazing and even now it is pulling me back into the story...having a hard time staying away from it. I'm about 2/3 finished and will probably finish it in a couple of days if I do nothing else! Then, my plan is to journal...journal and more journal about my thoughts on this book. Can't WAIT to see what that creates!!

I miss reading all of my blog friends daily passages and hope to get caught back up soon. Ciao for now my friends...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Love this video!!

Before you play this video...go to the right side and pause or stop my music player!!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Vogue Mosaic

Flikr faves!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Soul Journal Finally!

I finally got to sit down and do some work on my Soul Journal...I was so excited! If you don't know about it...go to to start your Soul Journal. There's a large group of talented artists that are participating in this project.

I've learned that Gesso is my friend :D

I think I like my house now...I just need to add the people.

We were supposed to go back to our taped pages and this is what I did last night. I like the bright yellow with accents of red and blue. I used black electrical tape underneath.

Pages 5 and 6....I gessoed over what I did previously and am still not quite happy with this, so I might go back later. We were supposed to add something metal and I love the key that says "Do Not Duplicate"...really fitting for this journal, don't ya think? I (me, myself and I) cannot be duplicated!!

Tags from the Crinoline Swap...they are all so fluffy and pretty!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Vanity Fair

Have you seen the new Vanity Fair with Marilyn Monroe and the "Monroe Files". Evidently, they found a bunch of old ephemera and has lots of pictures. Very interesting's a brief synopsis:
At Frank Sinatra’s suggestion, Marilyn Monroe kept her life inside two filing cabinets—letters, invoices, financial records, and the mementos that meant the most to her. After her tragic death, in 1962, at the age of 36, the cabinets, together with an assortment of jewels, fur coats, and other personal belongings, were stashed away by the actress’s business manager, Inez Melson. This secret trove would remain virtually unknown to the world for more than four decades, until photographer Mark Anderson began an epic two-year project of documenting it. His photographs, made public for the first time, offer new insights into the life of Hollywood’s most iconic figure.

Look at all these prescriptions...poor thing - no wonder she was so out of it all the time! Here's the link for more:


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