Friday, August 30, 2013

Auction Time!

I cannot stop putting old photos on just about everything in front of me, love these so much, I knew I'd put $100 each as the buy it nows, so have decided to take my chances with the old auction option...I'll start on Sunday, I think, I might not be able to until Monday though.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Heat Wave

Iowa is so blessed hot right now (in August, who knew?)--it is pretty much unbearable, especially when the weather forecast seems to be stuck at 98 degrees and sunny every day. It's getting kind of depressing, too hot to walk, sales in the dustbin, nothing to do but complain! Well, I'm still painting away, trying new things like dusting these Halloweeny things with cinnamon to get them all grubby and spooky looking, I do like the effect and the house smells like a cinnamon roll. I am also wasting way too much time on Pinterest, getting all sorts of Christmas ideas, we'll see what goes from idea to reality!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

And Back to Fall

Just a few more fall things on the way to the store...

Monday, August 12, 2013

Crafter's ADD

I'm all swinging back and forth from Halloween spooky blacks to primmy Christmas reds and greens. I'm on this new idea binge for my Clarinda Christmas show that I think this year is going to be all about white and glitter--I'm gathering up all the white ironstone I can find and just bought the most wonderful papier mache angels and santas to paint--the glass glitter will be filling the air! I'm also starting to paint some small furniture pieces in white and will add lots of old tarnished tinsel into the mix, I can hardly wait until I get to put it all together. In the meantime, here are the ebay Christmas offerings...

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Rediscovering the Brontes

I just finished reading Wuthering Heights--I've read Charlotte's Jane Eyre several times, but never got to Emily's masterpiece. What a surprise it was! I always thought it was the tale of star crossed lovers, wild and romantic, which in a way, I guess it is, but never did I imagine that Cathy and Heathcliff were absolute monsters--Heathcliff especially crazy and cruel. I am a book skimmer, I have to know how things are going to turn out and read ahead--this does not work at all in Wuthering Heights, every word is important, it is all interesting, and Lord, what was the real life of those Bronte girls? I found this wonderful blog about them that I am going to try to link to this page, they are fascinating writers. Reading this got me all curious about Anne, so I'm in the middle of Agnes Grey, a bit of a relief from the intensity of Wuthering Heights, but lots of cruelty going on in this one too. Tenant of Wildfell Hall is next, I know I read Villette, but I don't remember it so it is on the list as well. I am going to go look for the diaries, the blog has some entries that I just love, would really enjoy knowing more about the sisters.

Well, the ghost part of Wuthering Heights fits right into my work this week, here are some witchly things I have ready to list.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Clean House

Finally cleaned the Clarinda house for our China group reunion, which was wonderful, by the way. I had to get it photographed before the dust comes back!