Tuesday, December 22, 2009

twas 3 nights before Christmas ...

Twas three nights before Christmas
and all through the house ...not a creature (except Bryan and Jasmine) were stirring ...
the media passes were hung by the stockings with care ...

in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there!

12 lbs of bacon beneath the tree
(on the 1st day of Christmas my true love gave to me ... BACON!)
thank YOU Bruce & Michele

Looks like Santa dropped off a few gifts already

May all YOUR Christmas wishes come true!
"Christmas Past"
... Linda and Rog

Monday, November 23, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

As we express our gratitude,
we must never forget
that the highest appreciation is not to utter words,
but to live by them.
~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Happy Thanksgiving
Family and Friends!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

the ghostly spirit collection

remember Boo? they've got friends ...
the ghostly spirit collection!
Created from one of nature's most unique woods, my cypress knees come from Coushatta, LA. Cypress knees are distinctive structures that protrude from the root of a cypress tree. Their function is unknown, but they are generally seen in swamps in the southern U.S. Some scientists believe they may help in 'snorkeling' oxygen down to the submerged root of the cypress tree and assist in anchoring the tree in the soft muddy soil. Other scholars suggest that the 'knees' provided vital protection to the tree against dinosaurs during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods (hmmm, who thinks of these things). My supplier follows timber companies that harvest adult cypress trees and has no use for the knees and discards them. I only enhance and unlock the spirits that are born from these discarded knees.

Boo is up at the top. The creation on the left has three ghostly spirits formed from one cypress knee, a pumpkin jack-o-lantern tower, a Senor Meow and a few bats - Los Tres Amigos! Painted in acrylics, stained and sealed,
it stands 19" tall.

The creation on the right is called "Girlz Nite Out". Three feminine spirits complete with their long eye lashes, luscious lips, glitzy necklaces, black cat, bats and jack-o-lanterns. A unique triple point cypress knee, almost 22" at it's tallest point. Signed and dated.

uno de "Los Tres Amigos" y Senor Meow and the ghoulish jack-o-lantern of Girlz Nite Out"

Los Tres Amigos' jack-o-lantern stack!

glass and sterling beads.

Happy Halloween!


Saturday, October 10, 2009


... died approximately 5 years ago. Originally a Chinese bottle gourd, Bonita was raised down south and has been brought back to life just in time for Halloween. Her human (my) hair can be cut if you prefer a shorter look (it certainly won't grow any longer). One of my recent one-of-a-kind favorite pieces. There won't be many ... I'll run out of hair ...

Happy October!

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Latest Creations ...

... embellished an old barnwood angelwith some angel wing shells I found in FL and
a sea glass bead necklace
and a brass heart from and old horse bridle

took a 'Home Goods' mirror

added shells from West Palm, Singer Island

and a barrel swivel with interlock snap
and more shells and sea glass

mirror, mirror ...


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Greensboro, VT

Larry and Miriam invited us to stay at their Northern VT home for the weekend. We traveled through MA (where we found the below sign ... too scary) to Greensboro, VT to a little peninsula on Caspian Lake. Where we were welcomed by this sign.
This is the sign on that appears on the front porch. Miriam's dad was one of the original home owners - Richard Olmsted.
Here's the front of their summer home.

Leaves were already turning in
Northern VT on September 19th.

Here's their front yard.
Here's Chippy on Golden Pond,
I mean Caspian Lake, eating almonds!

Saw where Larry and Miriam's final resting place will be
(it's so beautiful there!)

Where else can you go out for an early a.m. drive in your golf cart in your pajamas?

Sun bathing Jasmine

Time to put away the kayak for the winter
(notice how Jasmine has to help)

Shell this spider is for YOU!

Larry and Miriam we had a great time!
Thank YOU for sharing your home!


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Kevin and Tim

KEVIN, Dan, TIM and Shelby
(Cape Cod - maybe 1987'ish)

(Cape Cod - a few years later)
Today !

Tim's heading back to AZ ...
"We're gonna miss ya Tim!"

Thursday, September 17, 2009

more Cypress Knee Spirits

Custom Cypress Knee
Seaside Santawith all of my favorite things ...
Santa with lobster, blue crab, seashells and buoys

starfish, seagull and a sack full of toys

life preserver, beach ball, sand pail and shovel
candy cane and a doll, an old ship's anchor ...

Great Hammock Beach or
Cornfield Point .... hmmmmmm?

down to every last detail,
even the lobster buoys have identification numbers!
(my parent's birth dates)

Do you LOVE him?
He's my 2nd cypress knee spirit creation
and joins BOO (previously featured on 5/5/09 post)
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