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!