Blessed are the curious...for they create a better world.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

My Shoes in Stamplers Sampler

My friend Lorraine and I were lucky enough to get a double page spread of our faerie shoes published in Stamplers Sampler! We also started and etsy store and are selling our little cobbled wares. Our etsy store is called Paper Confections Two, and I am so excited that I have finally moved forward with starting an etsy shop. Reaching this goal I owe all to Lorraine, who did most of the worked and pushed me to do my share. I'm so lucky to have a muse like Lorraine! I hope you will visit our little shop.

Unfortunately when we submitted the shoes for publication they missed that some were mine and some were Lorraine's. They are going to print a correction in the next issue, which I thought was very generous.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Still on A Halloween Creating Binge!

Every day I leave work and can't wait to come home to create more Halloween Decorations out of Vintage papers and images. This was a lady that I started in Portland before I got bitten by the spooky bug. When I took her out of my suitcase she was just begging to become a witch!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Spook town

Four Lovely Witches Have New Homes
I have had a very short new career as a home builder for witches. I have been addicted to creating little houses for a few days and here are the results:
Please meet Arielle. She has a closet inside her house of over forty fashionable with hats.

Brighid here, she is still in school and is studying for her Spell 101 exam. Her crow Julius watches over the house.

Madame Lucinda is under the spell of the quarter moon.

This young lady is Tatiana. She is contemplating where her broom will take her tonight.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Halloween Banner

Even thought the weather has been very crazy for all in San Diego, I've been working on creating Halloween Decorations. This past weeek we had one day that hit over 100 in my neighborhood. It hasn't been that hot here since we purchased the house 1 1/2 years ago. Then a few days later I thought I was back in Ohio. It was warm all day with rain and thunder and lightning that lasted all day long! It was so much fun!
I got a head start with this banner by purchasing a banner at Michaels and recreating it. This hangs over my fireplace in the family room.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Daytripping in San Diego With Lorraine

Aren't we crazy? Lorraine and I had a great visit to Cedros Avenue on last Sunday. We went to the Mermaid Mercantile at the shell shop, had a tasty vegetarian lunch at the Zinc Cafe and then headed down the street to the Leaping Lotus, one of our favorite haunts. As you can see, Halloween was in the air and we caught the bug.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Mary's Fairytale House

My girlfriend Mary has a fabulous house in the Lake Oswego area of Portland. Isn't it sweet! She has a green thumb and her garden is beautiful. And the inside of the house is just as wonderful as the outside.


Well this post is a few days late, given that I arrived in Portland almost a month ago, but I had such a great time I had to post a few pics. Portland is such a crazy place and I feel so at home there! Cars like this are perfectly normal in Portland, and I want one!