Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tribute to Spencer Parris

Ok I love this song called "Shadow of the Day" by Linkin Park. I didn't think adding a photo montage of my daughter's 6th birthday was appropriate for this song, so I decided to make a tribute to my friend who died this past summer. Unfortunately it was a tragedy and the media portrayed him a certain way, but his family and friends knew Spencer differently and this is a way to keep his memory alive...also Youtube wouldn't let me upload because of the copywrites to the song...

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Blog for Sale--**Tuesday**

You saw it here first...another pre-made blog for sale-auction will start this Tuesday--Happy Holidays...Click on image to take you to the site....

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Where have I been??

Finished a ton of customs and I am left with none LOL actually my last of my orders for now I just received today:) ...I had my inlaws visit the last days of November, my husband's 40th surprise party and my daughter's 6th birthday party and sleepover. I am pooped. Here are some photos of the party, my inlaws and some customs...

My daughter's sleepover...and my son LOL

My daughter (green) and her friends at the Exploritorium

all 16 of them

Birthday Tink Cupcake Tower

Inlaws are here....

Hubbie and his Pops!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Some new customs...

I will have so much to post on Monday but for now here are just a few of the custom orders I worked on this past week...

I did a few more from the week prior- you can view them on my website under recent customs:) Have a nice day!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

3 little ladies.....

Stacia, Raleigh and Natalia....3 little girls who wanted some room decor. So their mommy contacted me and described the colors of there room and sent me photos of the 3 girls. Here are just some quickies of what I made....a stool with the 3 little girls and wall letters with crown, ballet shoes and a wand for each girl's name (well letter)...

thanks for letting me share:)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A Girl and her Horse...a LOVE story

Here is a sneak peak of my painting for the SUGAR3 launch Nov. 11th- The Greatest Love Story ever told. Now this girl cherishes her prized horse- wouldn't you???

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

New and improved group --SUGAR3

A lot of my group mates, who have left WisteriaLane, and some other talented designers have embarked on a new venture and formed a new DESIGN group called SUGAR3...bigger and better:) Start searching now:)


Saturday, October 18, 2008

New Blog Designs for Sale!!!

Click on images to be taken to the blog tester site...
If interested please contact me!!!

New Boutique Graphic on sale...

Just for you for $49.99- you can use any way you like for personal use (not to be redistributed). All items geared toward a kids boutique including blankets, bows, room decor, canvas, tutus, etc. Hand painted and hand drawn graphics all created by me. Let me know if you are interested in purchase:) Makes a great splash page for you website! This is an OOAK- will not be recycled!

Click on image for clearer view


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Phew - finished

I am leaving for my trip on Saturday night for a 2 week stay in NY with my parents. Wish me luck driving..I am not looking forward to the 15 hour drive with two kids 5 and 4...ahhhh!

Finished these last two custom painting orders before I head out...Still have to make hair accessories for some of my retailers...I will be up till 3am for the next few nights LOL

The quality of the photos are aweful - I will retake them in the morning- hopefully clear skies since it rained all day today...


Sunday, October 5, 2008

New Blog Designs in the works...

I have been working on a few new blogs the last few weeks...Here are just a few:

If you are interested in having a brand new blog design, please contact me for a quote. I use only graphics that I hand draw or paint myself, unless you provide a logo for me. Thanks for looking:)

Some new customs for the week:)

Hi there. Things have been a bit crazy this past week. I still have 2 more custom paintings to work on before my 2 week trip to NY. We are driving the mini van (wish me luck). Anyways, just finished these three and a bunch of headbands for my daughter's teacher - she wanted a few for her granddaughers (I will post tomorrow).

Here is a mermaid painting:

ANd a Poodle in Paris Collage:

Here are two bowholders that I made for customers:

Saturday, September 27, 2008

I am still shaking.....

I live in a pretty nice neighborhood and most of my neighbors are super sweet and friendly. Anyways, a new family moved in down the block and as soon as I saw the kids I knew something looked odd. The kids run around without shoes all day long, bruises on their legs, the mother sits out on her lawn with a chair, smoking a cigarette and holding her baby in her arm at the same time. YOu have to envision her- she is wearing shorts that don't fit, a tank top without a bra, no shoes of course, feet all dirty, hair is silver, curly and looks like she has been electrocuted. But all in all, I try to avoid this family, UNTIL- the white trash looking family has a public argument. Yesterday, I was waiting for my daughter to arrive from school at her bus stop right in front of their home (which by the way was a forclosed home they got for next to nothing)...it was a mess before they bought it (although they may be renting who knows)...Anyways, the 10 year old boy who smokes (YES right in front of his mother), starts a screaming match at his mother, CURSING left and right in front of me and my 4 year old boy. I couldn;t leave because my daughter is only 5 and I didn;t want her bus to come and I was not there. Then all of a sudden the mother took a bat and smacked him on the head! She said in a horrible voice, you think that's bad wait till I get my hands on you!

Finally my daughters bus came, I grabbed her and crossed the street freaking out! As soon as I got home I called family services which I found on the internet. THEY Had me on HOLD. After 5 minutes, I told the person on the other end the situation and she told me to call back in the AM. I told her it might be too late. These kids look malnourished and in bad shape. Who knows what the crazy mother is going to do to tehe 10 year old when they went inside. All he did from what I could tell was take a match box car from his brother....HE DESERVED TO Be smacked on the head??????? I was scared for him so they told me to call 911....and I did.

I think they came, but they will not give me any information because even as a witness I am not privy to any information on the case. I saw the kid an hour ago walking home from somewhere- HE IS 10 and he was alone, smoking his cigarette, and it was 10 pm!!!!

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH- I have no idea what happened---was the mother taken away????is child welfare going to investigage???? I am not allowed to know.

I just want those kids to be safe. There is way to much tradegy happening in this world. It reminds me of the Lisa Steinberg case back in the 90's in NYC. It really does, and her life ended tragically:(

Sunday, September 14, 2008

New Collaboration...

Hi there. I decided to do a collaboration with some of my groupmates....Penguin's are the theme. I recreated a dress made by IttyBittyWhimsy:)

and for the Wisterialane launch I made a cinderella tutubowholder for the StoryBook Launch...no sneek peaks because we are knee deep in rain and yucky weather so none of my indoor shots came out decent. Hopefully after all this rain there will be clear skies tomorrow:)

Monday, September 1, 2008

Ahhhh....what have I been up to...

I just returned from a 2 week vacation visiting my family in NY. The kids had so much fun playing with their cousins. I miss everyone already. Here are just a few pics at my parents home...

While my dad took the tractor and mowed the lawn the kids were excited to chase him...

My daughter who loves to draw:)

My son watching my daughter chasing dad on the tractor...

And no I didn't grow up on a farm, LOL- Just the opposite!!!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

In Memory of my good friend Spencer....

My dear friend was killed in his NYC apartment this past Thursday and I am still in shock and in mourning. My heart goes out to his family and I will always remember the great times we shared together my good friend. I love you!!! That is me standing next to him back in 2001....

Click photo to see ....

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

It's been a while....

playing on facebook, catching up with old friends, and working on some custom orders the last few weeks...

sneek peek of what is in store next week for wisterialane's central park theme..mine is central park west....taverne on the green, Amsale, and of course Jerry Seinfeld's apartment building LOL...I lived in NYC my whole life (until we moved to Chicago for DH's business) and I have only been to central park to lie out with my friends
--this is back in 2000:)

Here are some more customs I have been working on the last few weeks...

And this a sneek peek for Wisterialane's upcoming pirate mini....argh!!!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Collaboration- with HapaGirl Boutique

The talented Cynthia of Hapagirl Boutique, asked me to join her in a collaboration recreating a design she made in a painting. I will be listing this for launch...