Friday, March 30, 2012

Simple Pleasures

I've always said, it doesn't take much to make me happy...

Yesterday, I purchased new bowls for salsa at Anthropologie. This morning I got them out to wash and when I looked into the sink it was so pretty it made me "oooooh"! I had to take photos! haha

What a great way to start my weekend!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Feeling Springy!

I want to thank my friend, Bobbie Sanders, for posting a picture of a wreath made out of scraps of fabric and trim on Pinterest! Because, as soon as I saw it I knew I had to make one! And, I want to thank for inspiring me!

My wreath is made out of old, vintage fabric I bought at a garage sale years ago. I also used my stash of vintage and new trims and ribbon. I can never find a wreath I want to "buy" this time of year, so this is perfect! It is for my home only...will not be trying to sell it. So, take my inspired wreath and make your took me all of 30 minutes or so.

Now that the fun part is over, I get to clean up this mess!!
The "not so fun" side of being creative! haha
Enjoy a creative day!

Monday, March 19, 2012

From the Heart

I finished this painting over the weekend.
I always love painting just makes me happy.

24" x 36" Ruffled Heart

~Happy Monday~

Friday, March 16, 2012

I Love Spring!

Oklahoma can be pretty blustery, but this morning we had the most gentle breeze! When I walked into my bedroom the lace curtains were blowing and I had to capture it! Believe me, I do not represent myself as a photographer! It was just really pretty.

Of course, I couldn't leave it at that. I guess I'm really missing styling, because I had to throw something else in the photo! haha

Have a wonderful, Spring weekend!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Last NYC Post, Promise!

On Friday, we ventured into an art gallery (Franklin Bowles Galleries) with some really interesting pieces. As we talked to the Curator/Assistant Director of the Gallery, we learned about this incredible, Artist, Gottfried Salzmann. His work is amazing! He is in his 70's and has just started working in mixed medium. He is most known for his unbelievable watercolors. After talking to her for awhile, she told us the Art Opening was on Saturday Night and we were invited to come.

So, of course, in Okie style, we show up in our NYC finest, artsy attire, and sho nuff....we were on the list! So exciting! What fun to get to meet such an amazing, world renown Artist as Mr. Salzmann!

Water Color/Mixed Media

Fell in love with this watercolor! Sold, of course!
To see more of his amazing artwork, see gallery link above.

We also got to see a broadway show. We were given choices by our concierge and were having trouble deciding what to see...that is, what was available to see. We decided on Rock of Ages, a little skeptical, but so glad we chose it! Fun, eighties, rock and roll comedy! Apparently, a movie version is coming out..starring Tom Cruise.

And, finally, here we are on our last day in Central Park. Strolling around on a beautiful NYC day. (As you can see, we are getting a little tired! haha)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Art in NYC

We had a wonderful day at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)! We started at the top and worked our way down, stopping for lunch at the Museum Cafe. The first Exhibit was Cindy Sherman's photographs. At first, I was "not sure" about them, but as I read about her and her portraits I was incredibly impressed!

I took an Art Appreciation class in college at The University of Arkansas at Little Rock by Professor/Artist Al Allen, and it changed my life regarding art. He focused on the Fauvism Era and I was immediately in love. We studied five of the Fauvist artists: Van Gogh, Matisse, Gauguin, Renoir and Picasso. Henri Matisse was my instant favorite, his colors and patterns blew my little Arkansas mind away! haha To get to view some of these pieces was very exciting!

Paul Gauguin

Vincent Van Gogh
Vincent Van Gogh

Henri Matisse

And, then there were The Water Lillies! Breathtaking!
Claude Monet
And, Jackson Pollock!
And, Keith Haring!

And, finally, here I am studying Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe.

So serious....haha

If I haven't completely bored you to tears, I will be posting a couple more things tomorrow!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

New York City!

I just returned from a long weekend in New York City! My husband surprised me for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. It is the first time I have been to 50 years old! haha I absolutely love the City! We stayed at a wonderful small, boutique hotel right off Time Square. I would highly recommend Sanctuary Hotel if you are going to NYC.

I'm going to take a couple of posts to show what I got to do:

First, I visited every Anthropologie store that we walked by, of course! The employees at these stores were so kind and when I explained I worked at Anthro in OKC they were happy for me to take pictures.
As you entered the front door.

Amazing bed display!

All the Anthro stores I went in had such personality! Great artistic details everywhere you looked. Only what you expect at Anthropologie! ha

And, here I am at Tinsel Trading Company! An artist's dream shop! There were so many beautiful trims and notions it was difficult to choose. As you can see, I only managed to get a small bag full. But the ideas are swirling in my head!

Tomorrow I will post my "art" day.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Little Silver Birds

Below are three pieces I completed last month.
These have all the elements I love:
tarnished silver, glitter, vintage jewelry and of course...birds!

You can find more of my silver pieces at
The Cloverleaf Boutique, Oklahoma City, location.

Friday, March 2, 2012


My husband and I were in Santa Fe, NM, last December and, of course, fell in love with all the artwork. I am always drawn to the more abstract pieces and decided to try my hand at it. This is a piece I painted for our home. It was so much fun to step out of my comfort zone. My husband loves it! I had to hold myself back...I would have loved to have added more and more to it, but stopped and let it have a calmness. It is named "Crepuscular" which means "relating to, or resembling twilight"

30" x 40"

I just got back from Texas, and as I traveled across the state, I must say I was inspired by the landscape and just might explore more of these type paintings. But, don't hold me to it! haha