Thursday, November 20, 2008

An old tradition

Before I get to my little diddy I was soooo excited about this last piece I did that I had to show all of you straight away.. so with no delay…

I just thought it was to die for. I finished it yesterday as I was playing Cinderella in the bathroom. Let me tell you, I might not be the tidiest person, but my biggest peeve is a dirty bathroom. So now it is spotless and I can feel comfortable having guests over.

Anyway, I love how the crackle came out I love the new snow sparkles I bought. And I am sure some of you noticed, not only are there two people in this one but one is a boy! I know right! First time for everything. Gives me the warm fuzzies!

So onto the tradition…. About 4 years ago my college roommate Jen and the boys that lived next to her Tom and Gus started this tradition on Thanksgiving. Before we would go home for break we would all get together and eat our first Thanksgiving dinner together! I know the coolest tradition ever. Well the tradition carried on long after we graduated and ever year we have our Thanksgiving feast before Thanksgiving. Of course things are different now, Tom and Jen are engaged, I'm still not engage (that stayed the same… haha) and the biggest change is that is got bigger and bigger….23 people this year! HAHA.. I know right unreal. But the more the merrier and as always it is a wonderful time to reconnect after sometimes not talking to each other for months, some of us only see one another on this very occasion and then sadly part ways the rest of the year. But without fail we always have the best time with our greatest friends. This Saturday is sure to be no exception I am looking very forward to it.

I have a lot of cleaning left to do tonight and then my brother and his fiancĂ© will be in tomorrow so unfortunately no art… wa wa waaaaaaa.. (Unless I can't stand to be without it!) But I will make sure I post some pictures of the festivities and list some eBay items and transfer some over to Etsy. Crossing my finger on that one, you all know how I roll.

In closing, this is a perfect time to think of what you are thankful for. Turn it into positive energy and do once nice thing for someone else. Even if it is insignificant to you it could mean the world to some one else. Pay it forward loves.

Warmest hugs from NY on this extremely cold day.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008


The magic of Christmas, I swear it is true,
it lives inside everyone one of you.
It starts in your head and flows down to your toes,
it a feeling that comes with the first fallen snow.

When you are sad it brings a smile to your face,
it just seems to show up in every single place.
Your friends and your neighbors will catch it too,
and even the grumpiest grinch will smile at you.

It is a feeling that comes around once a year,
sending tidings to all with heaps of Christmas cheer.
But magic can't work all by itself,
you must believe in magic and every Christmas elf.
You must believe in your Mom and believe in your Dad,
you must believe in the magic even when times are bad.

You must believe in the happiness and the joy that is spread,
you must believe in Santa and even his sled.

You must believe in the delight that you share with friends,
you have to hold onto the spirit even when the season ends.

Just remember what I say is true,
fore the magic is real and it comes from inside of you.

~Stephanie Mannuci

I hope you like my message and my sneek peak at my holiday decore! I will show you the full spread around Christmas time. But since I so strongly beleive in the magic I thought what a better time to start unleashing it than around the most thankful day of the year!
Please enjoy and smile at a stranger today.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


You know I never knew what I was missing all my life until I started blogging. Some things I am sure just happen for a reason and I have not doubt that blogging is one of them. I must have done something right for fate to steer me in this perfect direction. I have met the most creative, loving, caring, and wholesome people from blogging and it is simply marvelous! I hate not waking up in the morning and saying HELLO to my fellow bloggers.

The love just continues I received two WONDERFUL awards that I just have to share. First Chris the spook master, the sultan of sketch, the president of perfection, and the Sensei of falling snow from Designs by CK passed this little gem onto me:

RULES: If you follow them...

1. Please put the Marie Antoinette picture on your blog.2. Place a link to the person from whom you received the award.3. Nominate at least 7 or more blogs.4. Put the links of those blogs on your blog.5. Leave a message on their blogs to tell them

I am sending this award to hmm... (if you already have this award don't feel like you have to repost, just know I admire you)

1.Jenny from Wonders of Whimsy

3. Joyce from Enchanted Productions

4. Lisa from LL Creations

5. PEASE (just love the last name) from Hot Tamale Art Studio

6. The very talented ladies from Things With Wings

7. Flor Larios of Flor Larios Art

And the second award comes to me straight from the wonderfully crooked lab of Gail Lackey and Miss. Pennythistle! And what a special award this is. Gails's work is unreal, or maybe undead not sure! HAHA. Regardless of her creaturs pulse these pieces are to die for!

These are two artists that are all about quality and creating the most mystic master pieces of perfection! So please make sure you stop by and pay them a visit, and believe me you don't want to mess with Miss Pennythistle if you don't!

With several apartment guest coming in a very few days I am feeling clutter-phobia as normal. Although I know that my family wouldn't cast me off as the sloppy black sheep…… *crickets chirping* …. yes they would I have been hearing it for YEARS. I have to commence the attempt of cleaning! Alas cleaning my arch nemesis my ever righteous rival. I can't stand it. HAHA please don't get me wrong there is order, but my order which I see others can't appreciate. I know you all know what I am talking about. If anyone so happens to breath in the direction of my studio space and ruffle a paper I know it was ruffled. We will all survive. I and my mess welcome them with open arms and an empty fridge. HAHA no we have some food. I sound awful. Please understand that I work 9 hours a day get home at abut 5:40 and paint/craft the rest of the night. This doesn't leave me time to practice the fine art of Martha Stewarting (whom I would love to be someday). That was my long winded way of saying I will be even busier than usually and thus last art will be produced. Awful proposition isn't it?

This is number I did last night. I PRPRPRPROMISE these last few that I have created will find there way to eBay within the next few days. And as previously stated I have a few little pretties for Etsy.

Okay I won't keep you. (That last sentence reminds me of a favorite quote… If I tell you I love you can I keep you?) I know don't all cry at once I know it is beautiful. And who would have imagined if came from a familiar friendly ghost known as Casper.

I will talk to you all very very soon ;)

Please have a wonderful day and remember you are never fully dressed without a smile!

Monday, November 17, 2008

I missed you guys!

Okay so strike me down I haven't posted in awhile I feel like I am going through withdrawals. I hope everyone had a delightful weekend. I don't know about everyone else but the weather in upstate NY was poopy! We couldn't even drive it was just pouring down in droves! I guess better rain than snow at this point. Needless to say that put a damper on the weekend we ended up staying at Adams Dads house on Saturday on account of the rain. We caught some bits and pieces of some okay horror movies (nothing I can care to remember the name of) and that was it. Cut dry boring. BLAH. Sunday we ended up going up to my parents house and that too was uneventful.


Adam ended up getting called into work last night at about 10pm search and rescue. A hiker got lost up on Tounge Mountain in Lake George, NY and they had to dispatch the helicopters. Adam was the observer. Sorry to report but as of midnight the hiker was still missing. Makes me sick to think about it.

I have some SUPER EXCITING NEWS! My brother and his Fiance are coming up this coming weekend (from NJ)!!!! YAYAYA My drought of doing nothing is over. They are some of my favorite people to hang out with. AND they will be here all the way till Thanks Giving! EXCITING! Potentially during that time I might not get too much done in the way of art but please know it is being spent with two very important people.

So I did get a little somethin somethin done over the weekend. And here she is. I hope she will be going up on eBay tonight and if she doesn't sell there she is going on over to Etsy. I should have a few new things to list on Esty. I am sorry I keep saying it but I find listing items to be sooooo tedious! That is why there is always such a delay!

(The colors are sooo much more rich and viberant!)

( That is the side of the stretched canvas, to match the french words in English, 'Let it snow'. Her little birdy companion is saying MERRY CHRISTMAS!)

I have a few works in progress that I hope to be showing soo. I still don't feel like there is nearly enough to have a winter showcase and it is a tad overwhelming! And what is crazy is I am working every night on things. AHHHH .. I am sure it will straighten itself out. I am so amazed how FAST November flew by I can't even think about it or I will go crazy. One minute here and the next gone. On our second to last week and then December rears its jolly face.

Okay I am rambling. I feel like I haven't talk to you guys in forever! But I want to leave you with something that was just sent to me and struck a chord!

There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her. She told her boyfriend, 'If I could onlysee the world, I will marry you.' One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the bandages came off, she was able to see everything, including her boyfriend. He asked her, 'Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?' The girl looked at her boyfriend and saw that he was blind. The sight of his closed eyelids shocked her. She hadn't expected that. The thought of looking at them the rest of her life led her to refuse to marry him. Her boyfriend left in tears and days later wrote a note to her saying: 'Take good care of your eyes, my dear, for before they were yours, they were mine.' This is how the human brain often works when our status changes. Only a very few remember what life was like before, and who was always by their side in the most painful situations.
Life Is a Gift. Today before you say an unkind word - Think of someone who can't speak. Before you complain about the taste of your food - Think of someone who has nothing to eat. Before you complain about your husband or wife - Think of someone who's crying out to GOD for a companion. Today before you complain about life - Think of someone who went too early to heaven. Before whining about the distance you drive Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet. And when you are tired and complain about your job - Think of the unemployed, the disabled, and those who wish they had your job.And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down - Put a smile on your face and think: you're alive and still around.I PRAY THIS MOVES AROUNDTHE ENTIRE UNIVERSE...

Do on to others time old tale. Believe me I forget more than anyone but remember to count your blessings every night and be thankful for them. You never know when fate might turn.

Have a great Monday.. EVERYONE!

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