Thursday, August 28, 2008

Saying Goodbye.....

I know it's not a very encouraging post but Our blogs are much like public journals, weds I took my sweet Smokey to the vet, he was 14 (we have had him 5 years) and in much pain due to so many ailments , I couldnt stand to see him suffer any longer. I spent the day feeding him , ( people food)bathing him, and just letting him stay in the house where he loved to be, around me. Which made it hard to take him to the vet and actually end his life. It was best for him but as humans we do everything we can to live longer and help our pets to live long and healthy, not batting an eye when we have to spend the whole months mortgage to save our Ferrets life, thats another story, yes a heartbreaker....... Smokey started to go down hill fast, I only wish we would have found him before he had heartworms, and before his arthritis . He would probly go on another 3 or 4 years, his spirit was as if he were a puppy, but a puppy in pain... So for all who have lost a dear sweet companion I'm sorry for us who unlike our little friends, have to be sad for their loss.... I hope it's a long time before I have to go thru this with my little dog mini, I cant stress enough, Heartworm meds!! It wont help them live forever but it will give us more time with our sweet companions.....

I found this saying that is so sweet ...and is very true......If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever”Winnie the pooh........I found this on The pink gate blogspot , a very inspirational blog

Monday, August 18, 2008

New Artisan & a beautiful find

I'm so thrilled to have found Gloria, Les Art by Gloria, her art is just beautiful but then I discovered searching thru her older posts, that her home is just Exquisite! Something right out of Victoria Magazine, which Gloria I hope you send photos to them. Her elegant vintage style is so beautiful I want to frame this photo! Gloria is featured on my Marie Antoinette art blog , the link is to the right, you have to see her wonderful tribute to Marie, very unique and detailed art. She loves french decor. Be sure to visit here

Here is a lovely Antique Silver platter I found last week! This is after I painted it of course, The raised floral detail is just breathtaking

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Long Live The Queen!

I'm so exited to post tonight, I wanted to feature a new blog I just started called Vive La Reine! The blog will feature Marie Antoinette inspired art creations from all over. I hope those of you who have created such lovely Marie art will please submit your photos. Your link and photo credits will be displayed. Please visit the blog and let me know what you all think. I'v seen so many beautiful creations and I want to showcase them for all Marie inspired guests. Merci!CLICK HERE FOR NEW BLOG!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Marie's Treasures & More

Today was great, I finally finished quite a few projects one being a Marie Antoinette Treasure box, this was so much fun, loved distressing the box and adding beautiful treasures to the frame along with hand painted roses and scrolls...The spoons are super cool, I've seen them with just flowers but thought, well silver spoon, Marie Antoinette, don't they go together?? They are whimsical.....The bottles are so fun and sweet, and of course my little miniature oil painting of a basket of Roses my husband framed for me with some old gesso pieces, I adore it! Here they are for all the up close pics. Tonight was great! My sweet my space friend Jennifer actually won DESIGN STAR!! Way to go Jen!!! She is so talented and incorporates her art work into her room designs, shes so brave to actually free had designs on walls, Yikes, I'm so happy for you Jen, cant wait to see her new show. Have a great week everyone! Kimberly