This weekend I helped my good friend Lisa Jordan decorate for Halloween and now my creative juices are over flowing!.... more like they are spewing forth like a waterfall of inspiration! (Sorry, I forgot to take my camera to Lisa's house but I am sure I will be returning before the week is over and I will post the images later) So, in the meanwhile, I thought I would shine the creativity spotlight on another artist, Vanessa Valencia and her blog: www.afancifultwist.typepad.com
Monday, September 20, 2010
I love her blog! Not only does she have beautiful images but everything she makes, stages, celebrates, creates, paints, and just touches in general is simply dreamy! Pure 100% sugar coated eye candy! Beware if you are diabetic, you may not be able to take it all in at one sitting, definitely have your insulin near by! For about a year now I have been secretly stalking Vanessa via her blog, website and her Flickr photos. It was not too long ago I read her bio on her blog and guess where she resides?...............................................TUCSON, Arizona!!!!!!!!!!! Can you believe it? I can't! Maybe it is fate!
The color WOW! Love the traditional black, white and candy corn with just a pop of lime green and hot pink! If this does not stimulate you into dragging down the Halloween decorations, give me a call and I will gladly do it for you (for the right price$$$$). After all, I am having to live vicariously through friend's decorations this year since we are in our "transition stage"! I think if I were to decorate for Halloween in my house this year it would greatly deter any on-lookers!
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Do you see the dog bones and candy corn in the belly of the ribcage? Maybe if the rest of the pack is cooperative, later we will have another photo shoot.
EEEEEK! I can hardly contain myself! Finally, are we going to have a good selection of Halloween! It seems as thought it has been a couple of years since I have witnessed anything worth buying!
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Of course, no craft project is complete without a little glitter bedazzling it!
Love the pine cone remnants he and his little friends and family have left littered about the yard. I swear they are like wood chippers when it comes to pine. How must it taste eating wood all day? Do you get splinters in your mouth? and the sap! Yikes, that's like consuming Pine-o-Pine cleaner!
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Diligent planning and an impeccable eye for detail, this mommy-to-be has it all! Ingredients needed: Great taste (sorry you cannot buy that), spectacular fabric provided by the Cloth Barn (you can by that; located in Goldsboro, NC), and one-of-a-kind faux finishing via Lisa Jordan (you might can buy that if you are lucky; located in Greenville, NC).
Yet, another party hat. Sorry, it is an addiction and I must have a good hit of it at least once a week!
LOVE a good bunny oil painting! Never can you have too many original oil paintings, especially one as spectacular as this one.
Even the father-to-be is talented! The show stopper of this room is the crown/ canopy hanging above the baby bed. It too, has been touched by Lisa and personalized with an "H" monogram. Vic had made the crown from scratch!!!!! It took some experimentation, as does any good project but in the end it truly is the crown jewel! If you are interested in purchasing one of them, please leave me a comment or send me an email. Maybe once the baby comes Vic will begin to take orders. Baby Perry-Smith is first!!! (no, I am not pregnant....I just want to add one to my hoarding pile of all things baby!)
An ordinary hutch in the beginning, but now a wonderfully attractive baby changing station!
The company was conceived by an aunt and her twin nieces located in New York City. Together, they are set decorators who were tired of not being able to revamp their props... so enters the invention of temporary wallpaper. It is genius! It is sold in 20.5" x 11 yard rolls starting price 75.00 a roll. Not only is their technology cutting edge, but so are the glorious patterns they have to offer.
As you can see, the overall palette is very contemporary/ Art Nouveau in design and color! I can just imagine the impact one small roll could do in transforming a tiny NY apartment! Maybe I should move there to perform such an experiment.
Friday, September 3, 2010
Here, I did get the idea from one of Martha Stewart's Wedding magazines and decided to cut hearts welcoming guests up the walkway. I think I found the cute saying on one of the invites I had perused on the net. How precious did they turn out!
I have always had on my radar a mossy covered swan ever since I saw one in a wedding magazine about ten years ago. Still to this day I have yet to discover one..........until NOW! Well, I had to have some sort of live floral arrangement and I desperately need a cute container to show it off, so I was determined to make my own swan. It took some experimentation, trial and error, and viola! All in all, it was not too difficult to make, but look for another post titled "Swan Tutorial" and I will tell you all you need to know so you can have one of your very own!
What good swan would not be complete without being adorned with a party hat? A mother goose party hat no less.
Oh my goodness, I cannot get enough of Tif! How precious is she? Beautiful, kind, sweet, giving...I know she will make the ultimate mommy.
Wow, someone has impecable tast! I think everyone swooned over this package. How cute? Baby blue tulle and vintage children spoon and fork, knotted with a hint of chocolate brown and blue ribbon? LOVE it!
Tiffany is already practicing her peek-aboos over the top of this present. Guess who that gift is from? Miss Lisa. I know the heart attack that awaits her on the inside of that thin little package. Just wait and see......
Yep, it is none other than a Lisa Jordan original painting! and it is the one Tif has been coveting to finish the baby's nursery. Her reaction is priceless!