Monday, April 7, 2014

A VISIT TO THE NEW TINSEL TRADING

IT WAS A GLORIOUS DAY, SUNNY, BREEZY, BIRDS CHIRPING. WE WERE FINALLY HAVING SPRING WEATHER. PERFECT FOR A STROLL DOWN LEXINGTON AVENUE. MAGICALMY FEET 
DRIFTED AND 40 BLOCKS SUDDENLY FLEW BY. IT FELT SO GOOD TO BEE "WINDOW SHOPPING" ALONG THE WAY.  SUDDENLY I FELL IN LOVE WITH A WINDOW DISPLAY. YOU ART PEEPS KNOW THE KIND, DRIPPING WITH NOSTALGIA.  I JUST HAD TO ENTER AND WONDER AROUND THIS JEWEL BOX THAT CARRIED EVERYTHING I LOVE. SERENDIPITOUSLY I FOUND THE NEW LOCATION OF THE FABULOUS TINSEL TRADING. ONCE INSIDE I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED. TIME PASSED QUICKLY AS I TALKED WITH LINDA THE STORE MANAGER. I WANTED TO BRING HOME EVERY MORSEL TO USE IN MY ART. MY MIND WAS SWIRLING WITH POSSIBILITIES. BUT I KNEW THAT I HAD TO KEEP TO MY MISSION OF ONE ART EVENT AT A TIME. WORKING ON TRADES, GIFTS, AND LITTLE TREATS FOR MY NEXT BIG EVENT WAS WHAT I HAD TO KEEP MY MIND ON.  






           LINDA CUTTING TRIM TO DAZZEL SOME "DOWNTON ABBEY PROJECTS.                  


                A VINETTE WITH HOME SPUN CHARM AND LOTS OF GOODIES TO DROLL FOR



ANOTHER "LITTLE CORNER"TO DISCOVER A NEW FIND OR TREASURE


                      A MILLENER'S DELIGHT!      SILK FLOWERS, TREADS & BOBBLES




                           
                               BIRTHDAY IDEAS?  TRINKETS TO DIE FOR? OR JUST THE PERFECT LITTLE               BOX WITH YOU MONOGRAM. 




LOVE TO RUMMAGE IN AN OLD BOX FOR THE PERFECT "FIND"?

I LEFT GLOWING WITH HAPPINESS, BUT SAD TO BE LEAVING SUCH A SPECIAL PLACE,YET SMILING KNOWING I WILL RETURN
BY THE WAY.      THE EASTER DISPLAY WAS DELICIOUSLY CHARMING, BUT SOME HOW MY CAMERA DIDN'T WANT TO SHARE. TILL NEXT, HONEY HUGS BZ

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A DAY CREATING WITH &DREW

IT WAS A GLOOMY RAINY SATURDAY IN NEW YORK CITY, BUT WHO CARED?  I WAS GOING TO MEET MY ART GIRL FRIENDS FOR A DAY OF CREATING WITH THE VERY TALENTED &DREW BORLOZ…. (EARLY FOR A SATURDAY MORNING) WE MET AT GRANC CENTRAL" UNDER THE CLOCK"….IT WAS A HOP, SKIP AND JUMP TO OUR DESTINATION SO WALKED AS WE KNEW THIS WAS GOING TO BE THE ONLY CHANCE FOR FRESH AIR AND A BIT OF EXERCISE.   THE MOMENT WE WALKED THROUGH THE DOOR, INTO THE APARTMENT, THE WARMTH AND THRILL OF GOOD FRIENDS BEING TOGETHER AFTER A LONG HIATUS RADIATED.  IT WAS A NEW APARTMENT SO WE ALL HAD TO OOOOOH AND AAAAAAH ABOUT THE VIEW AND THE SPECTACULAR DECORATING JOB OUR DEAR FRIEND ACCOMPLISHED.   &DREW WAS NOT ONLY CHARMING AS EVER……BUT ONE OF THE MOST CAREFUL, CARING, PRECISE INSTRUCTOR I HAVE HAD.


FIRST ORDER OF THE DAY… PICK YOUR STENCIL DESIGN
FROM ANDREWS COLLECTION BY STENCIL
 GIRL
LEARNING THE PROPER TECHNIQUE OF HOW TO STENCIL ON COTTON FABRIC…… HINT: EASY DOES IT 
THE MASTER DEMONSTRATING

BUSY BEES CREATING

OH THE COLORS! THE COVERS WHERE TAKING SHAPE AND WE ALL HAD TO TAKE A PHOTO 

GETTING READY FOR THE NEXT STEP


HMMMM SHOULD I CUT MY STENCILED FABRIC HERE



DECISIONS!  CHOICES!…. BZ HAS HER SPINE, RIBBON AND COVER CLOTH COMPLETE



LUNCH TIME

A SALAD BAR NEVER LOOKED THIS GOOD



RIGHT ON TIME! THE WORKER BEES AMAZINGLY FINISHED


PROUD TO BEE IN THE CLASS PICTURE


ANOTHER LOOK AT THE AMAZING BOOKS
YOU TO CAN TAKE &DREWS CLASS
EAST COAST  JULY AT CREATE NEW JERSEY
WEST COAST SEPTEMBER AT ART IS YOU PETALUMA
SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
..

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

PLAYING WITH PHOTOSHOP

MANY OF MY FRIENDS HAVE BEEN ASKING WHAT HAVE I BEEN CREATING LATELY. SOME WILL HAVE TO WAIT A WHILE TO FIND OUT AS I'M WORKING ON ENCAUSTIC DELIGHTS.  THE OTHER PASSION I HAVE DEVELOPED THANKS TO MY FRIEND PAMELA HUNTINGTON IS DIGITAL COLLAGE USING PHOTOSHOP.  THIS IS MY LASTES PROJECT FINISH AND MADE FOR MY BLOG.  MOST OF THE GRAPHICS COME FROM THE WONDERFUL FREE SITE OF THE GRAPHIC FAIRY A TRUE DELIGHT.
announcing spring

longing for winter to bee over

want more fabulous spring weather

HOPE YOU ALL ENJOY MY PLAYING WITH SPRING…. TILL NEXT TIME HONEY HUGS BZ

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Roast Eggplant with Tomato Sauce

MARCH WINDS ARE BLOWING AND I STILL LONG FOR EASY COMFORT FOOD….. THIS IS A STANDARD IN MY HOUSE AND I HOPE IT WILL BEE IN YOURS
BAKED EGGPLANT
1 EGGPLANT
 2T OLIVE OIL 
SALT, PEPPER & GARLIC POWDER
FRESH MOZZARELLA, SLICED

TOMATO SAUCE:
1 ONION CHOPPED
1 28oz CAN ITALIAN WHOLE PLUM TOMATOES
1/4C OLIVE OIL
1CLOVE GARLIC MINCED
CHOPPED ITALIAN (FLAT LEAF) PARSLEY
PRE HEAT OVEN TO 400 DEGREES
SLICED EGGPLANT IN 1/2 AND PLACE ON A FOIL LINED LIPPED COOKIE SHEET

BRUSH WITH OLIVE OIL, SPRINKLE WITH SALT, PEPPER AND GARLIC POWDER
ROAST IN OVEN FOR 45  - 60 MINUTES OR UNTIL GOLDEN BROWN ON TOP AND YO U CAN PIERCE WITH A KNIFE


HEAT OLIVE OIL IN A SKILLET, ADD CHOPPED ONIONS,  SAUTED  TILL GOLDEN 

CANNED ITALIAN PLUM TOMATOES

SLOWLY ADD TOMATOES,  CRUSHING BY HAND TO  SAUTED ONIONS, AND COOK ON MEDIUM HEAT FOR 10 TO 15 MINUTES

SIMMER ON LOW HEAT FOR AN ADDITION 15 MINUTES, AND CHOPPED GARLIC & PARSLEY

EGGPLANT IS READY AFTER 45 MINUTES TO 60 MINUTES, GOLDEN BROWN


TOP EACH EGGPLANT HALF WITH 1/2C TOMATO SAUCE AND A SLICE OF FRESH MOZZARELLA , BAKE IN OVEN 5 TO 8 MINUTES OR UNTIL CHEESE HAS MELTED. SERVE HOT !  ADD A SALAD……NOW YOU HAVE  GREAT DINNER!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

GUDRUN SJODEN CELEBRATES ARTISTIC WOMEN

WE FINALLY FELT LIKE SPRING HAD SPRUNG ON GREENE STREET IN SOHO NEW YORK. THE WEATHER WAS TRULY GRAND. MARCH MAY HAD ARRIVED LIKE A LION, BUT TODAY IT WAS BALMY AND LAMB LIKE. THE PERFECT DAY FOR A CELEBRATION GUDRUN SJODEN STYLE.  MUSIC WAS PLAYING.  DRINKS & SNACK WERE SERVED. FANTASTIC SPRING CLOTHING WERE ON DISPLAY TRULY PROMISSING A WONDERFUL SPRING ARRIVAL WITH ENVIRONMENTAL SENSATIONAL STYLING. 
SO VERY HAPPY TO BEE SHOPPING FOR SPRING

KARIN, STORE MANAGER SERVING SOME BUBBLY


THE FABULOUS SWEDISH SINGERS, CHARMING US WITH SONGS & MUSIC

GUEST ENJOYING THE FESTIVITIES


SHOP TILL YOU DROP. AT THESE TERIFFIC PRICES I GET TWO!

SWEDISH DELIGHTS ENJOYING THE DAY

SPRING LOVES LOVELY GUDRUN STYLE

A LITTLE NOOK OF HOME FURNISHINGS

EVEN THE FLOOR WAS SHOUTING SPRING WHILE GUEST LISTENED TO THE WONDERFUL ENTERTAINMENT 

END THE DAY WITH SOME RETAIL THERAPY

OF COURSE YOUR REPORTER : GRDRUN SJODEN ANBASSADOR 
BZ WAS ALL SMILES WEARING SRINGTIME COLOR & INSTRUCTING THE FINER ART OF WEARING A SCARF.  
WAY 2 GO! INSTAGRAM #GUDRUN4WOMEN

Friday, March 7, 2014

TUCSON BEAD SHOW PART TWO SHOPPING!

I'VE BEEN CLEANING HOUSE, AND SEARCHING THE INTERNET AND TUSCON BEAD SHOW TO FIND OUT THE NAMES TO SHARE WITH YOU OF THESE TWO LOVELY, CREATIVE LADIES, WHO I FELL IN LOVE WITH THEIR WORK AND SO VERY SORRY TO SAY, I KNOW THE BOOTH THEY WERE IN BUT CAN FIND WHERE A PUT THE DARN BUSINESS CARD (yes, my travels brain has been frozen) NOT TO BLAME THE ORGANIZERS, BUT THEY DIDN'T HELP MUCH WITH THEIR CATALOG…… ANY WAY JEWELRY IS WAAAY TO DEVINE TO NOT SHARE… I'M SO SORRY THAT I CAN'T GIVE PROPER CREDIT WHERE DO.  IF ANY OF THESE TALENTED LADIES GET TO SEE MY BLOG PLEASE EMAIL ME AND I WILL GIVE THE CREDIT…. AHHH MUCH BETTER
I JUST ADORE FELT AND AM ATTRACTED TO CREATIVE JEWELRY USING THIS MEDIUM…. THE COLORS

HOW FABULOUS ARE THESE NECKLACES?  DON'T YOU WANT TO MAKE YOUR DAY MORE SPARKLING BY WEARING ONE?











                                                   
                                                       SHOWCASE #2 GAIL CROSMAN MOORE
GAIL HAD THE MOST FANTASTIC MELANGE


I AM STILL CRYING THAT I WAS NOT AVAILABLE TO TAKE GAIL AND ANNE MITCHELL'S CLAS PATINA & PODS….PLAYING WITH PAPER CLAY AND MUCH MORE!


FELTING, BEADS AND GLASS,  AREN'T YOU JUST DROOLING AT THE CREATIVITY

MORE OF MISS MOORES FANTASTIC CREATIONS

THE DISPLAYS BROUGHT YOU INTO THE BOOTHE AND YOU COULDN'T LEAVE WITH OUT PURCHASING  SOMETHING WONDERFUL
PLEASE VISIT HER WEBSITE  AND  SIGN UP FOR A CLASS OR GET SOME RETAIL THERAPY http://www.gailcrosmanmoore.com




SHOWCASE #3
THE LOVELY LADIES FROM PLUM BAZAAR
ONE OF THE OWNERS, SALLY KELLEY (RIGHT)AND DESIGNER
 KIM ROBB

THE DESIGNS WHERE A KALEIDOSCOPE OF  COLORS, THE MAGIC WAS THE TWIST AND TURNS OF THE WIRE WRAP AND BEADS…YES, THEIR SPECIALTY!

 I'M DROOLING OVER THEIR WIRE WRAPPING BRACELETS
get in touch with them: plumbazaar@sbcglobal.net
or check them out on line: www.plumbazaarbeads.com


FRIDAY WAS GO TO THE TUCSON BEAD SHOW HELD AT THE WINDMILL INN 
JUST A TWENTY MINUTE SCENIC DRIVE 
TRUTH BEE TOLD, I FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS LOVELY LADY! SHE WAS ALL ABOUT VINTAGE, TO DROOL  FOR HANDBAGS (POCKETBOOKS FOR ALL THE NEW YORKERS) AND LITTLE FRENCH TID BITS….. WELL I SHARE THIS PICTURE BUT THE REST YOU JUST HAVE TO INVITE ME TO TEA….. AND GOSSIP!

VINTAGE FAIREY FINDS
TWO SISTER THAT CHERISH WHAT THEY DO AND HAVE…. NOOK AND CRANNY FINDS GALLOR

Thanks to all the creative ladies and gents I met and shopped till I dropped! Tots awesome !