Just checking in with my sweet friends.
I have been so ill again with another flu. I haven't gotten my strength back from my illness over the Holidays so I think I either picked up a new bug, or this one rebounded. Yick !!!! I lost seven pounds, that is never a bad thing, right ? Hee hee :)
Anyhoo.................Not much to chat about. I haven't gotten out of bed for three weeks other than to shower and eat. So, no new Crafty goodness to share. It is SO pretty here in Vegas ( well, Pretty being a relative term for VEGAS, lol !! ) but the weather is gorgeous. I will love to be better and get outside as it is like spring my hubby says in the upper 60's, low 70's. Living in the icky desert has its upsides. :) I did venture out to the mailbox one day, that was my only brush with this glorious weather, but have been too weak and dizzy to attempt that again. Will try again in a few days :)
I thought I would share Valentines I made in past years. I am so bummed I never got to make what I had planned this year, but there is Easter to look forward too, right ? And I am really hoping to do another basket swap with you all :)
Love these painted cherubs :) I didn't make very many of them. You see, the few years I offered these, I had also painted DOZENS of Christmas ornaments the few months before and by January, I was Done with that ! :) I had a good dose of Paint and Glitter burnout ! :) These sweet cards were also a big seller. I cant even tell you how many of these I have painted over the years. ( I hand-make my envelopes as well :) ) I think a hand painted card is a really special gift to receive. I personally LOVE the old antique postcards where someone took the time to hand paint a little greeting. Have you seen those ?
Who can resist a Love Shack ?Tin Roooooooooof Rusted !!!! :)
And treat cones. Made LOTS of these ! I have other ones I will share before Valentines Day that I made as well. :) I made some for Hubby and I and they were so cute on our Valentine's Table filled with conversation hearts :) Along with a few of these nut cups................
And lastly, pretty boxes. :) When I did a lot of painting and selling on Ebay, I started adding venise lase to a lot of my designs. It set me apart from the other painters. There was a lot of people painting pretty much on the same surfaces, so I embellished mine with pretty laces to be different and impart my own style. I LOVE lace and soft , feminine girly things, even though on ME, I want jeans and a T-shirt. I am still really a Tomboy. But my home and my artwork reflects my feminine side. I was a single Mom for a lot of years, and worked in jobs with mostly men, so this last ten years has been all about feeding that inner "princess" :) Do you do things to nurture and honor your personality ? And if so, what things make you happy ?
Hugs and Love :)