small stories studio

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

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Earth Angels Web Show

Since many people could not attend last weekends Earth Angels show in Warwick, Earth Angels has scheduled a LIVE webshow with exclusive offerings and shopping opportunities...TUNE in SUNDAY, MAY 23rd at 8PM Eastern Standard Time. This event will be LIVE with postings/creations shown on this blog ( The Earth Angels) at promptly 8PM and items being marked as sold as the event proceeds.Almost 20 Earth Angels artists will participate so if you have the time please stop by to see what amazing creations will be offered.

I just finished these 2 pieces up and they will be offered for sale at the webshow. Both are made on 25" x 25" canvases so they are pretty big!
I just love the little ones on this piece, enlarge the pics to see more details.
This piece has 30 tintypes ( I thought they made a neat border)and has a working clock, I am so pleased about how this turned out!

I will be attending the show myself to see what goodies will be offered by these wonderful artists........................................................................
Nicol Sayre, Heidi Steiner , Magda Trzaski , Cart Before The Horse, Debrina Pratt, Letty Worley, Valerie Weberpal, Jill Wiener, Debbie Thibault, Pat Murhpy, Leslie McCabe, Laurie Meseroll, Jennifer Lanne, Dara DiMagno, Deidre Friebeley, Diana Card, Nicole Bowen, and Stacy Bear.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

an 'extravagant" day

On Sat morning my mom and I went to the Springfield Oh "Extravanga" antique show and flea market. There were over 2,000 vendors to look through and we spent most of the day looking at lots of antique furniture and thousands of items I would have loved to have brought home with me. However, I was on a mission to find things to use for my art.....alas, I did not find as much as I hoped too, or everyone else had already bought what I was looking for on Friday ,but I did find a few treasures... I love these industrial wood pieces, they will be the start of a nice assemblage
Here are some sweet photos and tintypes

Most of the jewelry was very pricey but I did find this great bag of old seed pearls, a metal frame, and a few pieces of bling.

My last stop yielded me this group of "junk" along with some wood blocks and an old compact.

I also found there this neat old railroad lantern, which once I pry the lens open, I hope to create a piece out of

and this old horn that reminded me of a sea shell, this was my favorite find.

And lastly, an update on the birdies. They have all found their wings and are busy flying around the yard.

While I was outside watching the baby robins, I came across another nest with some baby blue-jays. It is amazing that these homely little ones will become beautiful birds! I feel so blessed to be able to observe Mother Nature and am thankful to be surrounded by her beauty.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Spring Fling

Just a reminder that the Earth Angels Spring Fling is coming up this weekend. I won't be able to attend but there will be plenty of my fellow Earth Angel artists there as well as some of my creations!
I hope you can stop by to meet Earth Angels’ artists and shop for their creations among vintage goodies at the lovely and scenic Warwick Antique Center in the big red barn in Warwick, NY.
There will be paintings, jewelry, folk art, soft sculpture, mixed media, art dolls and heirloom teddies, accessories and d├ęcoe. Plus meet artists Stacey Bear, Nicole Bowen, Diana Card, Dara DiMagno, Deirdre Friebely, Jennifer Lanne, Laurie Meseroll, Leslie McCabe, Pat Murphy, Debbie Thibault, Nicol Sayre, Jill Wiener and Letty Worley.
The show takes place....Saturday, May 15 from 10am – 5pm and Sunday, May 16 from 10am – 2pm. The show will be held at the Warwick Antique Barn 293 State Route 94, Warwick. Please stop by for a fun day and see some amazing work!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Birdie update

Wow, I can't believe how much the little baby birds have grown in one week! They are getting their feathers in and are starting to look like little robins. I can't even imagine my children growing that fast!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day wishes to all of you amazing mother's out there. I want to wish my mom Kathy, the best mother of all, a very special day. You deserves the best and I love you!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Proud mama..

With Mother's Day approaching, I wanted to share the newest mama in my neighborhood. This sweet little robin had built her nest outside on the ledge of the garage window. When I went out yesterday to check on her eggs, they had finally hatched! Here are her 4 little babies, I know they are not the cutest things right now but I cannot wait to see them get their little feathers ,open those eyes and learn to fly!
Of course I had to name them, so in honor of my favorite book and movie, To Kill a Mockingbird, meet Atticus, Scout, Jem and Boo!

Monday, May 3, 2010

a wood whatchamacallit....

I had made plans to go flea marketing on Sat and Sun, but as usual in NE Ohio we had nothing but rain on both days, so my plans were washed I opted to go to a local antique mall instead and found what to me was one of my best finds ever.
Stuck leaning against the wall in a booth was this amazing wood piece. My heart literally started racing when I saw it because visions of altering it went flying thru my head.
Then I reached down and turned it over and saw this and let out a squeal of utter delight!! The possiblilities of what I could do just now became endless.
I reached for the tag to see what this unique piece actually was and the tag read "wood whatchamacallit", not really a big but it didn't matter what it was ,it was going to be mine! My hubby thinks it was some kind of industrial mold, but I think it is going to be an amazing foundation on which to create!!
I guess I have to a reason to be thankful for rainy day weekends!