Saturday, August 6, 2016

Summer Pleasures

Happy Pink Saturday to all of you. I have for the past several years now been somewhat jealous of the beautiful roses I see in the gardens of Pink Saturday participants. Until recently I have lived in South Lake Tahoe and lived in homes with very little sun due to a lot of trees, and a very short growing season. Not a good mix for roses. However, we recently moved to Southern California and I have a few places for Roses. So, I brought my little sticks with me,  planted them and am feeding them, watering them, pampering them all in the hopes that by next Spring I will see my sweet roses begin to live again. If not - I'll go buy more - but the one rose - a Cecil Brunner I have had for over 20 years and it barely survived South Lake Tahoe and is now like I said a stick - so we will see.

Anyway, in the interim, I make myself happy by creating banners to bring in some Summer florals.

If you are interested, these are available in my Etsy shop 
Happy Pink Saturday!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Happy Pink Saturday!

Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound was one of the very first venues I found when I started blogging to get me into the "scene" so to speak. She's been around for years - probably way before I found her and her blog is always a delight. So many people come together on this site to share their lives and the things most fond to their hearts. I don't get to participate nearly as much as I would like, but today I am.

School will be starting up again very soon and so I have made some cards for that occasion - some for the children heading back to school and some for the Teacher they will be meeting soon. I remember those days - all in new school clothes, with a new box of crayons, some drawing paper, a ruler, notebooks - I'm sure it all so much more sophisticated today - buy my memories are fond as I'm sure the memories of children today are also.

These are available in my Etsy shop

Happy Summer, Happy Day, and Happy Back to School!

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Celebrate America

Just a couple of things I made for some of my customers this year and my Etsy shop to celebrate America and the freedoms we enjoy here.

I hope you enjoy them - Take Care, Dru

Saturday, May 7, 2016

I Know I'm Bad - But Not This Bad

Apparently there is something wrong with my Live Writer program - my daughter says she is having the same problem. Every time I try to post it says Blogger cannot be found???? Anyway, so here I am after all these years basically starting over with Blogger. It's probably easier than I think it is - but I'm very much a creature of habit and I did like my Live Writer - so so easy! I've been trying to post with Live Writer several times but was unable to do so. So once again it has appeared that I have been away from my blog - but I was trying to be a bit more consistent. Again, so here I am - we'll see how it goes. It's beautiful here in Southern California and even though the move was a bit trying - it was all worth it. I love it here - always sunny, always gorgeous. We are raining today, but raining here at least so far is different. It comes in short waves and then the sun comes out - and everything grows here. Did I say how much I love it here?? So here's a bit of what I've been up to lately and I'm going to try and post to How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday - I hope this works!
I loved working on this and hope to do a Fairy Pocket soon - This is available in my Etsy Shop if you are interested, and you can get to it by clicking on the shop to the right. I seem to be incapable of adding a link correctly right now O.K. that's it for now - I've got to see if this is going to work Take care friends and always make a little time for yourself to create

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

All Christmas Joys Be Thine

Some of you may remember that for many years I worked with a shop owner in South Lake Tahoe – Lake Tahoe Holidays. She has recently sold her business and is in the process of moving and I also have moved so we don’t see one another often. My point is she used to make (and maybe still does) the most beautiful and grand mirrors surrounded by a LOT of ornaments and other Christmas items. I have always wanted to try my hand and although this is my first one adding more than one ornament – I hope I will get better. I do like the way it turned out though – I applied the technique to a plaque for my Etsy shop rather than a mirror

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A couple of more items new to my shop

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Have a wonderful week. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to you, Dru

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Happy Pink Saturday Nov. 2015

It’s been such a long time since I have joined in with Pink Saturday and it is a true favorite. If you are not acquainted with this wonderful venue, please go here at How Sweet the Sound and take a moment to view all the wonderful creativity and a really nice gathering of people.

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And for some Pink

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Thank you for visiting ~ Have a wonderful Holiday Season and a Merry Merry Christmas!


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

O.K. So We’re Here Now

Finally, I made it down here. I’ve been here going on now the 2nd week. Interestingly enough only the stuff I need to put away got here – but none of the stuff to put it in – how does that even happen??? I just got my vacuum cleaner this past Sunday (day before yesterday) boy has it got a work out. My tables for my studio space will not fit through the doors to the studio as they were built for the other house – so all my stuff is all over. And of course this room is configured totally different than my other room – but even though it may be a bit smaller – there seems to be more useable space. My horizontal filing cabinet and rolling paper cart apparently were annihilated somehow??? And keep in mind we moved from a 1915 sq. foot house with a unfinished above ground basement underneath the entire house for storage, a good size potting shed on a good size deck and a huge yard to something way smaller. And, my house is pink – of all colors. I am definitely not a pink person when it comes to housing. Can you tell I’m a bit overwhelmed?

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I know it will be o.k. – I actually love our new to us little manufactured home. Beautiful laminate floors in a light whitewashed ash and newly painted white walls. And I am getting rid of so much junk – it seems to multiply though – the more I get rid of the more appears Winking smile I don’t even know where my camera is right now so I can’t take any photos to show you. Take my word for it – it’s very much in disarray right now! My studio is especially like a big puzzle that I don’t seem to be very good at. Anyway, enough griping – as I said I do love it – there’s so much light, and EVERYTHING grows here (well almost), and I don’t have to make an all day trip of it to go to Michael’s or JoAnns – both are right down the street, and I don’t have approximately 9 – 10 months of cold winter!! We are just now getting the stirrings of the beginning of Autumn.

Here’s a couple of items for Autumn and Thanksgiving and Christmas that I haven’t posted yet – and I really hope I get this room together soon so I can make more – do your fingers just itch sometimes to get your hand on all the goodies you bought and set aside in anticipation of creating? That’s where I’m at right now. Take care friends

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I hope you enjoy!