A White Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all!
We have our 1st White Christmas in over 25 years! The sun is shining, and it's in the 20s, so no melt off. I don't want it to melt anyway! :)
That does slow down our plans to go to the gathering at my dads's home. It's usually quite a large group! There are 6 of us kids and spouses, grandkids and their spouses, and great grandkids, too. We will all visit on Sunday instead.

I guess I will bundle up and take a few pics of the snow.
Maybe I'll post them later on.

I hope everyone has a wonderful day. Stay safe.


MommaB's Giveaway!

Hello all!
I hope everyone is getting in some time to relax, considering it's only 6 days 'til Christmas!
Here's the perfect way to kick off a new year:
Vickie of Momma B's Front Porch is having a super-duper Holiday giveaway on her blog!
Just click on the logo to find out more! You won't wanna miss this one!
I won't even tell ya what's in it! ;)
Have a good weekend and stay safe!


Wood Turned Ornies

Hope everyone is having fun getting ready for Christmas and the Holiday Season!
Just have a cup of hot cocoa and relax a while!
You deserve a break!
Thought I'd post some before and after pics of the ornaments I've been painting.
These are unfinished wood turned ornies that I bought at Hobby Lobby last year.
Yes, it takes me that long to get things finished! LoL!
Y'all know how it is!
I bought about 15 of them. Have 4 done so far! Yikes, I'm slow!

I painted a Prim snow scene on each one. Then went all out with the Diamond Dust glitter! I love that stuff! So sparkley!
They're done in blues and teals.
I plan on listing these and more in my Etsy shop over the weekend.

Thanks for stopping by!
Oh, I hope you like my new Blog Design! My daughter fixed it up for me.
She's still working on the background. :)

Have a great weekend!


Give Thanks

For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
For song of bird, and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven,
we thank Thee!

~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!
I so appreciate getting to visit online with all my blog buddies and art friends!
I feel truly blessed!


Trick or Treat!

No tricks here! Just wishing you all a safe and fun Halloween!
Watch out for the kiddies crossing the street!
Can hardly wait to take some photos of the grandbaby in costume!

Oh, I almost forgot!! Set your clocks BACK an hour tonight!

Have a nice extra hour of sleep!



Back to blogging and U2 concert!

Oh my gosh, is it really October? Ummm, wait, it's almost November!!
I hope that my blog slump is over. Stuff just happens, I guess.
I plan to post/paint/twitter, and whatever else, more often.
To start things off, here's some photos from the U2 concert in Norman, Oklahoma last Sunday. This GIANT "spaceship" was bigger than OU Stadium! It was amazing! Over to the left is the OU jumbo screen, which was tiny compared to the stage setup. When it got dark, the "Claw" came alive! :)

That honeycomb thingy in the middle would raise and lower to make the screen bigger.

Lots of colors! :)

Adam Clayton does what he does best!

A "blue" song...LoL!
It was great fun! The Blackeyed Peas were the opening act. I was surprised that I really liked their performance, too.
While in Oklahoma, we stopped at "Country Collections by Hart" shop in Moore! It's a painter/crafters' dream! I was in heaven! Will tell ya' more later!
Thanks for stopping by!


Celebrate Fall with OFG!

Yippee, it's the first day of Fall!
That means there's lots of celebratin' goin' on at
the Old Farmhouse Gathering Team
on Etsy!
Just click on the logo above to see some of the great items from the OFG gang!
More great creations soon! This is just the beginning of the Holiday FUN!


Artistic Halloween Queens Giveaway!

Ready for another great giveaway?
Just click on the logo to see the cool and ghoulie creations from
The Artistic Halloween Queens!
While you're there, check out all the wonderful items from each member!
Halloween will be here soon!


Images for Blogs or Mixed Media

Hello all! Happy Sunday!
I scanned a few images for you to use on blogs or for mixed media.
These are from a 1975 Imperial Sugar Cookbook, that was revised from a 1915 Cookbook! I love the cover especially.
There's some nice titles inside, too.
Take out the lettering and insert your own for blog buttons, etc.
I tried to fix them a bit with PSP, but I'm a novice when it comes to that program.
Just click on each image and it will bring up the larger size
to save to your computer.
I could see this as a background.
It's the inside cover.

Last, but not least, here's a great grocery ad from 1938!
Look at those prices!! WoW!
I can see this in a mixed media piece.

These are from our personal collection of ephemera.

Feel free to use them in your artwork, or on your blog.
Please do not sell them as graphics, as they are free to use.

Hope y'all like them!

Have a wonderful Holiday!



PFATT Fall Blog Giveaway!

This is the best of the best when it comes to giveaways!
It's the
Just click on the link above to go to their blog.
Leave a comment.
And that's all there is to it!
Here's a few of the fantastic Fall and Halloween items that are included.


Our Hootie!! :)

I've found my newest passion!
A Wacom Pen Tablet! DD has had one for quite a while and let me borrow it.
It takes some getting used to.
Kind of like using a dry erase board, only you look at the screen while *sketching* on the tablet.
Here's what we came up with.
I drew the owl, and she did the color and animation.
I have yet to figure all that out!


I am SO excited to do some more drawings!

I'd like to try and make some freebies soon, so check back!

Happy Sunday, all!!


What a HOOT!

Owls seem to be all the rage right now. I've loved them for a long time.

I drew my first owl back in the early 70s. I'd just started work at the telephone company. They needed a *volunteer* to make a poster for the safety committee. So, *Be Safety Wise* became my theme. My boss liked it so much that she had a photo of me with my poster taken for the Bell Newsletter. So it was an owl that started my art career at MaBell.

This great Cast Iron Vintage Owl Bank was used to advertise Wards Riverside, a tire company. I may list him in my Etsy Vintage shop later.

I painted this owl with pen and ink on glass back in 83. It's done in reverse on the inside of the glass. The background is fabric. The pic is a little pink, but that's my old camera! This was from a class by Suzy Stosberg of Suzys Tole Shop. I sure miss that shop!

Here's some other wonderful owls from Etsy.

I love this sweet little needle felted guy from Marmee Craft.
She has other gorgeous items in her shop, too.

SweetLibertyPrims has an adorable set of owl tags!
I could see these on an *owl* themed tree!

LindaRobbsArt uses Prismacolors to create this Scripture Art on Bristol board.
Check out her shop for more!

My passion is Primitives, of course!
RabbitHollowPrim's Owl Pull Toys have bottle cap eyes!
How cute is that!

Your collection of owls wouldn't be complete without Owl Halloween decorations
from the 30s! This is already sold, but TinselAndTrinkets shop has lots more vintage Halloween and Christmas items!

Hope you enjoyed seeing these wise old owls!

Have a great week!


The *CUTE* Beatle at 67!

Maybe, *WOW* is a good way to express it!
Need I say more?
Sir Paul was THE best concert event that we've ever been to ever imho!
This is the 1 year anniversary of the BOK Center in Tulsa. It's a great venue...holds 18,500. Perfect size!
Paul was there to celebrate it, but more importantly it was a celebration of 45 years from this music legend!
We were 8 rows up right at the side of the stage.

Paul joked with the audience in his usual adorable "Beatle" style. I don't think he's changed much since those days. Except now, he has 3 hours worth of hits to sing. That didn't even begin cover all the list of great songs.

The name of his band now is The Firemen! They are awesome!
Click the link to hear their CD.
Their new single is ,"Sing The Changes."

Whistling drummer and keyboardist. :)

The piano was on our side, so his back was to us when he played.
We could still see well when he turned around, tho.
Of course, I was so dang excited to see him turn around....
those pics turned out blurry!! LoL!

I am STILL on cloud 9, wishing that it wasn't over!
We will hopefully see him again!

Hope you didn't mind the drool on the screen! LoL!


Woooo! McCartney!

I am SO looking forward to tomorrow night!
Yes, it's McCartney!!
I was 12 when my Grandmother bought me my 1st 45 Beatle record!
I screamed like crazy during "A Hard Days Night."
I would wear my Beatle hat and shirt everywhere.
Boy, did I think I was Cool! ;]
I still have my Beatle doll of Paul.
Wouldn't sell it for anything!
Now he's a Fireman!

They were such a major part of my teens!!

Now, I will finally get to see Sir Paul sing all my favorites!
To play the video, just pause my music player to the right.

Will post lots of pics later in the week!!


Flea Market Friday

Hello All!
Here's a few items that I'm listing on Etsy today and thru the weekend.
This teapot is by Arthur Wood. He produced pottery in England around the early 1900's. It's so pretty in person!
Gotta get the old glass doorknobs out! :) I don't know much about them except that I really like 'em! They look great as architectural accents.

This is a little tin cup with a circus theme. It has an elephant, a clown, and a horse and cart around the sides. I always wonder who may have used stuff like this and where they lived.

These glasses are pretty neat! I remember going to Hardees back in the 70s when they had the larger sizes with a hamburger. :) We collected them all. DH sold them years ago, and of course now, he wishes we had them back.

Daffy Duck and Yosemite Sam are the 8 oz. size
from 1976. The Grandbaby has a couple favorites that we kept just for her. Perfect for little kids to drink their milk! There's a character at the bottom of the glass when you've finished.

We are off to celebrate a Birthday with our now 25 year old.
Happy Friday, and have a fun weekend!


Bargains Galore on 64!

If you love junkin', it's the place to be this week.
It's 160 miles of yard sales, antiques and collectibles, along highway 64, from Fort Smith to Beebe, Arkansas. Highway 64 parallels I-40 in Arkansas. People come from all over the country to search for hidden treasures, long forgotten from Grandmas attic. There's lots of plain ol' bargains to be had for everybody's taste.

The top 3 photos are from War Eagle, just to give you an idea of our wares. Everything from crocks, kitchenware, and tinware, to figurines and McCoy pottery.
I love the old straw hats and the green "hat lady!"
We leave the marbles at home! :)
This is the day before it started in 2007, setting up with our big tent. The area that we were in had about 50 vendors all in one place. That's the back of our booth to the right. There are individual booths all along the highway.

Here's another view of our spot.

Hubby is so dedicated to his passion for antiques...

in 06, he'd just gotten out of the hospital the week before, from having an angioplasty!
We made it through just fine, with lots of attention to staying cool, and not overdoing it.

We used to have 3 smaller tents. They were the easy, pop-up kind. Happy to be down to ONE now, but we still have to read the instructions each time! Lots of pipes and poles to put together!

This year we will be in a new spot, in front of my niece's home!
It will be so handy to go in and rest and cool off
if we need to.
Looks like the temps will be forgiving, too. Supposed to be low 90's and low humidity! Yeay! Much better than the 106 degrees from past years!

If you're near Arkansas this week, be sure and travel Highway 64! You don't want to miss it!