Nest Feathers and Twine - Formally Artist's Block Studio

The things that make a house a home and the stuff that holds is all together.

Years ago I started this blog with a mindset and goals that I have found have changed direction over time. I am excited to say that this blog has a new name.....Nest Feathers and Twine. I hope you come by and visit often. Feel free to get comfortable and kick off your shoes and join me on this journey of metamorphosis.

Friday, December 30, 2005

You Are 50% Weird
Normal enough to know that you're weird...But too damn weird to do anything about it!

Monday, December 26, 2005

with the help of a great friend

i learned how to get the links thingy to work! yeah! so you can click on - picturetrail, or you can click on - yahoo group............ how cool is this? i am soooo excited, but i am also easily entertained! i am off to clean my studio from christmas madness and then a gift to myself.....make at least one piece of art today!

In a few days.........

we will begin doing swaps on my new YAHOO GROUP. the first round robin will begin in january and this will be a charm bracelet round robin. there is still time to join and sign up! hope to see you there!

Hope you are having a wonderful holiday......

No matter what you celebrate, or how you celebrate it. I hope you have a wonderful holiday, and I hope you carry the spirit of this season with you throughout the year.

Stay safe and warm.


Thursday, December 22, 2005

glitter glitter everywhere even in my.........

underwear, clinging to my leg hair, up my nose, between my toes, stuck to my elbows.......i am not kidding.....well, i am about the leg hair....and, unfortunatly i am serious about the underwear..... YIKES! i use to think the whole glitter thing was a bit cheesey.....then i saw all the pretty sparkly things done with glitter and i became entranced like a kid in a candy i am always finding an excuse to buy another container filled the next yummy color i see. glitter does not belong on many things, but there are just some things that would be naked with out it! i have breathed enough of this stuff in that when my allergies hit in the spring i will be sneezing sparkly rainbows!

speaking of sparkly things.....rudolph's shiney new year is coming on t.v......i will never out grow those old christmas shows!

an ornie i made from the left overs of my christmas card/ornament making frenzie.......whew am i glad that is over year i will have them made by halloween..............i hope......would like......but it won't happen, next year i will be saying the same thing......... Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

typical me.........geez

So here I sit at my computer desk, my x-acto knife, cutting pad, and the makings for my xmas card/ornaments, trying to catch up on emails since i have not been on the computer in almost a week, catching up on everyones blogs, and trying to think of a short, sweet note to tuck in several of the envelopes with our email address, and web addresses. I give my poor hand a break from x-acto knife duty to go ahead and type up the note, get ready to print it up and what did i forget to include........the very subject matter of the note.....our email address, web addresses......geez.......blahhhhhhhh. being blonde is hard enough, but you add stress on top of it......yikes! look out everyone......and i am working with a sharp youngest just asked me if i had cut myself YET........

Thanks D. for the inside scoop on how to make these pins! This year my youngest wanted to give, give, give to a large list of teachers (15 to be exact!) I could not say no, but I was stuck, with that many gifts to make I needed something quick. Usually I hand paint an ornament for his teachers, but this year I wanted to do a little something different, and these worked out great. I felt the need to booger them up and add stitching to the petals and leaves, but I soon found that I loved their simplicity and plain-ness.  Posted by Picasa

My Christmas card ornaments. I had such a hard time trying to decide just what I wanted to do for Christmas cards this year.....I almost gave in and just bought cards. I had a million ideas, but they were so detailed. Since I mail at least 60 of these puppies out each year, simplify became key. I had a friend over twice so that we could make our cards....both of us stuck not being able to come up with anything finally caved in a just made art instead both playdays. So here I sit, typing and cutting and assembling at the last is a good thing I work best under pressure! Posted by Picasa

Monday, December 12, 2005

saturday was play day! guilt free studio time! Posted by Picasa

brrrrrr..........ornament no. 2 Posted by Picasa

ho ho ho.........another ornament...... Posted by Picasa

Thursday, December 08, 2005


it is amazing how quiet everything becomes when it is snowing.....
when i stepped outside with my youngest to wait for the school bus it was was like someone had hit the mute button........birds flew overhead, in total silence, cars drove past, in total silence, my son opened his mouth....still total silence.....he was catching snowflakes on his tongue.

it was so cold out....yet my problems melted away as if it were a hot summer day.

the snowflakes fell so quickly, and every now and then danced in the air, their change in movement caused by an unseen force, yet everything was so still.

everything was so quiet, as i stood in the middle of the driveway watching my youngest walk to the bus stop, head up, mouth open tongue sticking out as far as he could get it, catching as many snowflakes as he could, i was becoming covered by these beautiful pure white microscopic pieces of art sent down from heaven.....and as they landed on me they seemed to whisper hushshshshshshshshshshshsh.

Quote for the moment

"Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."

Harriet Beecher Stowe

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