Monday, February 15, 2010

Polkadots and Projects!

Our little polkadot princess is nine months old!! She certainly keeps this Nana busy as she's taking three steps at a time now and certainly must be the fastest crawler in the West! Another couple of blinks and we'll be celebrating her first birthday!! This is truly the BEST of times even though it takes me three times as long to get things done.

Take for example this armoire. It's taken me a week to paint it!! Yeah, I know, the doors are missing. They are in the laundryroom awaiting their final coat of paint. I can only paint after Macey goes home in the afternoon. Then I have to wait for the alloted dry time which usually ends up to be around dinner time. And then we're off to the gym. And after the gym.....well, let's just say I'm not good for much after an intense one hour workout with the trainer! So, another day, another coat of paint. This piece will be going to Monticello this week. Hopefully it will sell as quickly as it's twin did!

And then there are the bears. Pink bears!! Oh, and a cat. I work on these when Macey is napping. Sometimes she naps for a couple of hours or more. Sometimes just 45 minutes. I just go with the flow. They'll get done when they get done.

Then there are all the other little artistic ventures. Say for instance, charms. This is a weekend thing. Glass and solder don't mix with little polkadot princesses. I'm making up some really special charms with illustrations from early 1900's childrens books. Many of these charms will be one of a kind or limited editions as I'm using the original pages. Hopefully I'll have a few available soon.

There you have it. Life as Nana, artist and antiques dabbler. Life is grand!!

Warmest bear hugs, Aleta

Monday, February 1, 2010

Sweet Valentine!

February is here already! It's time for sentiments of looooove. :)
Trinket box with removable lid. Old photo image of a little girl and her bear (early 1900's) backed with vintage sheet music. Pink foil wings. Vintage chenille trim. Glittered and tinseled and jeweled and standing on a mound of "snow". 5 1/2 inches tall.
This will be available tomorrow here as well as an actual Silly Bear!
Warmest bear hugs, Aleta