Tuesday, January 29, 2013


I first heard about Tiny Texas Houses  through
 Sharon at Sweet Repose. Her true love for them was contagious.
I would read her posts on Facebook, and pretty soon started following
TTH on Facebook  myself.
Every time they would post pictures I was blown away.
Not just by the pictures, but also by the concept and vision
of  Tiny Texas Houses.
Each small house is built almost entirely from recycled
and repurposed materials.
Old beadboard, leaded glass windows, corbels and trim.......yum!
Each piece of this old hardware that they use is
a piece of art in itself.
I think another reason I am so taken with these small structures is
that one of my Great Grandmothers lived in a very tiny
house. I can still remember going to see her and
being amazed that anyone could live in such a tiny little space.
It seemed almost like a doll house to me.
Although as I remember her, she herself was not a lot bigger than a child.
Don't you love it!?
These tiny little houses are really amazing!
Check them out........................Tiny Texas Houses
"Maybe it's time we got back to the basics of love"
Willie Nelson / sung by Waylon Jennings

Saturday, January 26, 2013


                                    In one of the floral shops I used to work in , when someone had an arrangement that they just couldn't quite be satisfied with, and  it seemed like they were          "working" it to death  .........finally one of us would say "you need to declare that piece done and walk away!!"
                                         That's been the story of this collage:

I hung this about 2 years ago, knowing it wasn't done.
Everytime I walked past it, I would look at it and tell it.....
"you aren't done".
This week after some adding.....some deleting,
some fiddling around......
I think I am finally ready to
"declare it done."
Moving on..........

Saturday, January 12, 2013


I have had this memory jug for a while..........

10 1/2'' tall by 15" in diameter at it's largest
It has some items on it that are a bit different.
for instance...the pocket knife shaped
like a running dog...
doll, jack, spool of thread, snail shell, key
buttons, arrowhead, jewelry, round mirror
This is one of only two antique jugs I have that are
signed and dated.
("Maid" by Emma E. Shink     New(?) Danville      1881)