Tuesday, July 20, 2010


(the last of the batch....getting ready to mail.)

Still here! Just been painting, painting, painting. You know how there are certain events in life that mark a passage in time? This summer is definitely going to be called the "Summer of Silhouettes" for me.

I'm SO grateful for the orders of silhouettes, I'm not complaining at all!! But, I've had to buckle myself down and "get to painting" some 20 plus sils these past few weeks...in-between the minor interruptions of, "Mom, where is my....?", or "Honey, can you.....?", and "Mom, Come quick I'm going to defeat the .......!" (fill in whatever bad guy is on the game at the time.)

The painting is done and I'm ready to ship the last order today, now it's time to get the family ready for a road trip to visit relatives in WA. So, the blog will be bare for awhile longer while we visit. (I'm taking the month of August off from TDIPT and EWM......can't paint in a moving car...I've tried!)


A few weeks ago, (sorry Cassie!), I won this adorable coffee cozy from Cassie of Gifts for Nonnie.
Cassie is a sweet blogging friend and busy Mom to two precious girls. She is talented with her needle and makes wonderful stitcheries and works with felt too. And I'm so excited to have won her latest creation; her coffee cozy. Thank you Cassie.....I know I'll be taking it on the road with me, 'cause we will most likely be stopping for coffee during the trip....plus, there are quite a few coffee shops from ID to WA, that's just what they do here....coffee! :)
(And she made that cute hangtag too!!...it hangs on my desk lamp.)


Oh, and while I'm painting and it's sort of quiet, ....I think..... which may or may not be a good thing, lol! Over on Poppets,Portraits,and Playthings of the Past you can check out my latest "thinking while I paint" poem, :)
Don't laugh, it may be a little cheezy, but it's not easy rhyming words like planning and them!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Where Oh Where Have They Been?

Well, you may have or you may not have been wondering....but I'll tell you anyway! :)

What has become of Poppets, Portraits and Playthings of the Past?
Lana and I have been busy with our own families, our own online businesses (Lana will open a new online shop soon featuring her pretty paperies: Simple Joys Paperie )......and somehow time just slipped away from us.

But we are planning something special later this year, and we've updated our site with a new post:
and will continue to give hints as the weeks progress, so please become a follower, or ask to be placed on either of our mailing lists. (Email links on the sidebar of our site.)

Friday, July 2, 2010

~4th of July~

quote by ~Rudyard Kipling, The Old Issue, 1899

Hope you have a Safe and Happy 4th of July~