Monday, March 28, 2011

Fresh from the Oven

Completed mosaic cupcake.

Sunday, March 27, 2011


Just glued this 2-D wood form cupcake. Sweet.
I don't do much glitter, but maybe just a touch will be fitting.
Thanks to Jeannie LaBelle over at The Gilded JunqueYard for nominating me for a Liebster Blog Award. This award is designed to turn people on to great blogs that don't have thousands of followers. As a recipient, I can name a few of MY faves:

First up, Andrea and Bryan Ring of Amuck. Andrea and Bryan were participants in last year's Etsy's Ring a Day Challenge and designers of fabulous jewelry found in their Etsy shop here. One of my all time favorite necklaces is by Amuck -

Next, Hollyhock Garden Antiques. Jamie Johnson collects outhouses and has a pink kitchen. What more is there? Great pictures of concrete urns and lush gardens make this one of my sites of inspiration.

Don't miss Brandon Woline of House Things. Brandon shares a space at Sister's with my bestest blog buddy, Sharon over at Sweet Repose. Brandon's great eye for styling and design make me swoon and I love/share his passion for all that is creme and gray -

The next time you're in Kalona, Iowa, stop in at Sister's Garden and Bloom. Barb carries a great mix of new found treasures and well loved antiques. I had the pleasure of visiting Sister's back in November of 2009 and I still dream about it. Also, thanks Barb for carrying my mosaics at your shop. I just received a really nice letter from one of your customers -

And take an international trip to Maison de Lin. This great French blog features inspiring photos of rolling hills, castles, and gardens that will make you wish you parlez vous Francais -

Take a trip to these blogs, leave some comments, and enjoy the journey. For those who made my list, feel free to pass it on for blogs with less than 300 followers.

Finished Skulls

Got all the skulls grouted today and loved working on them so much, I ordered 20 more forms! Here's the blue custom skull for Dawn.

Girlie skull.


Rock n roll skull.

Here's the back of Rock n roll skull.

We went to see Daddy today at Planet Comicon. I have to say that it's still a little weird to see people waiting in line nervously to talk with Jason and to have him sign books. As I left, I heard one guy telling him that Scalped was the best thing he had ever read. Makes me really proud, but like I said, a little surreal.

There are always lots of fun characters at the con.

Lindsay Wagner was there, too, and she just looked pissed.

I got started on my mosaic boot and some cupcakes but I may have run out of steam for now; those skulls were a lot of work.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Rock n Roll Skull

Complete with harmonica.

Grouted skulls coming tomorrow. I've already burned through the five of these that I ordered and I think I'll order up more. Too fun!!!!


Girlie Skull

Mosaic Custom Skull Goodness

Made for Dawn with love:

I'll post the grouted piece tomorrow but I couldn't wait!

Orange Crush II

My first skull is now complete. I don't usually do forms like this with all the detailing, like around the eyes, nose, and teeth, but it was really fun.

It's just not a complete piece without finishing the back. Here's the back of my little Orange Crush.

Sometimes I get a vision and it works out, sometimes it doesn't. My biggest fear with these forms was that you wouldn't be able to tell they were skulls after the mosaic was applied, but it all came together pretty well.

I'm excited to get started on some others, including this great platform boot. It's about 11" tall and I'm thinking about red with a black sole.

Cute little cupcakes.

I love this new fat heart. It's about 10" across.

It's supposed to be about 38 degrees in Kansas City today - a perfect day for staying inside and knocking out some mosaics.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Orange Crush

I couldn't wait to get started on my mosaic skulls. I got the giant orange keychain flower at the Cowtown Mallroom a couple weekends ago complete with blue key.

I had so much fun putting this skull together.

Already thinking about the feature piece for the next skull. I do love an old tin.

I got started on the second with this great "6" that will be done in blue and cream.

Here's the back.

This weekend is Planet Comicon and Jason Latour, artist extraordinaire, is staying with us for awhile. Here he is spinning the Hulk for Dash.

My Jason made a comment that it was like a commune in our house tonight with different art happening in this room and that and alternative sleeping arangements; that is, the two Jason's in Dash's room with Thomas the Tank Engine spreads on the various twin beds.