Nest Feathers and Twine - Formally Artist's Block Studio
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.
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
can't get a clear picture on this one......i have taken so many photos of this one i am going to see spots well into my next life.........
i did these 2 altered bottles last year. i am still finding things all over the house that i have not yet put on my blog or picture trail. i so love having this digital camera!
Monday, January 30, 2006
working toward the february challenge for my yahoo group......working outside your comfort zone. for me that would be grunge. is this grungy enought to be considered grunge? i don't know. working with red is also a challenge for me. the january challenge for my yahoo group was working with colors you don't like or normally work with. i have never been a huge fan of red....don't know why, can not come up with a good reason. i have always opted for pinks when celebrating valentines, making the excuse that there was no place for the color red in the color scheme of my home.....i am now finding red is fitting in just fine.
Sunday, January 29, 2006
this swag was inspired by becky and denise. i bought a 'wish' christmas swag from them at the saturday monday sale. i loved that swag so much, and this hall tree looked naked without one there so i just had to make one...........hmmmmm now should i make one for spring....summer........we will have to see what time brings.
Saturday, January 28, 2006
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Photos of my family.....The largest is from my wedding, on either side of us are our baby pictures and parents photos and the photos of our children....
To the very right is the centerpiece and the dried flowers from the arrangement from my dad's funeral.
yup that is her name, moan-uh......she is very vocal and very camera shy. she does not like madalyn at all, she is a weird like all of us here in our household, she will only drink water in a dixie cup on the bathroom floor even though her food bowl is in the kitchen. she loves yogurt and as soon as she sees you with the container in hand she will drive you crazy until you share......
Sunday, January 22, 2006
melvyn and molly........the che-wah-wahs. melvyn is the tan and white one. molly tan and black. both are sweeties, molly can be a cranky little ms thang though.....melvyn......lets just say he is not the brightest crayon in the box....the sharpest tool in the shed....the wheel is turnin' but the hampster is dead....he is the blonde of the dog world, but that makes him special
was done as part of a round robin.......her body is a cigar box, her head a glass jar that i put a piece of paper with a stamped face on inside, her arms antique forks, legs antique spoons, the rest was added by other artists......i forgot to take a pic of her inside.....there was neat stuff added in their too.....oh, and one artist filled her head with inspirational quotes.......
this art doll was done only by me. my other art doll was the result of a round robin...( the dust all over should have been undone by me! oops.....).
the face on the doll is my great (maybe great great) grandmothers.....she and i looked identical as kids.
ohhh......and eye spy a little drumming angel that should have been put away with the christmas decorations.......
madalyn rose, our 150 + pound half lab half mastif wimp! she is a huge sweetie pie, and who could resist that face! she is cross-eyed.....and tried to get a photo of her looking at the camera....but she is afraid of it....like everything else!
Quote for the moment
"Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."
Harriet Beecher Stowe