small stories studio

" In contemplation of created things, by steps we may ascend to Heaven."

Sunday, August 30, 2009

See you in a while!

I am busily getting ready for the Country Living Fair that is coming up on Sept. 18,19 and 20th so I will be taking some time away from blogland to get things finished up. I will be back as soon as I can, here are some sneak peeks of finished pieces.

Sorry things look a little washed out, it is a dreary day and I had to use the flash which lightens things up too much!

Monday, August 24, 2009

"Weird women"

My hubby, son and I went to the local flea market on Sat. where I came across a booth that had a box of such wonderful "junk". Of course I started salivating as soon as I spied it and immediately grabbed it up. The man selling it said "Let me guess, you are buying all this junk for art" and of course I said yes. He then went on to say " I don't get what kind of art you can create with this junk but thank goodness for weird women like you that buy it".

Now most people would be affended by being labeled as weird but I don't mind being called weird as long as I know I am part of a community of creative women who can turn this so called junk in to art!!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Thanks Amy!

My friend Amy of roses,radishes and rubbish sent me a package yesterday full of these wonderful goodies, first are these 2 books and 1 sweet book cover
This amazing group of architectural pieces, with wonderful rusty patina

And best of all one of her sweet little folk painted tags, is'nt it adorable!!

Thanks so much Amy, these pieces will all be put to use and much needed as I am busily working away getting ready for the Country Living Fair. I can't wait to see what I can create with them all!!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Creepy little children

I am a fan of things that are just a little creepy and my favorite artist that does the creep factor amazingly well is Suzanne Gonsalez. Her digital enhancements of old photographs are simply beautiful to me. To see more of her photographic work as well as her other artistic endeavors please stop by here These are part of her "Creepy Little Children" series

Friday, August 14, 2009

Latest loves

Here are a few wonderful pieces on Ebay that I am in love with!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Summer Fun

My nieces and nephew are visiting from New Orleans so I invited them over to have a water party with the little ones that I take care of. Oh to be young again and have so much fun with some water guns and a sprinkler!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Etsy favs

Here are some of my current faves on Etsy, I just love taking a few minutes every day to look at all the amazingly talented artists on there, it feeds my soul!
paula nerhus