Tuesday, February 24, 2009

You can help get my old house fixed up!

Some time ago I wrote a contest essay on line explaining why I thought my house needed an exterior make over. One of the judges is from the show "Trading Spaces" the sponsors are Rohm and Haas and the National Arbor Day foundation. They chose 20 houses nation wide for the finalists which now will be voted on by the public. I am one of those houses!!!!!!!!!!!!!The grand prize is $12,000 to paint the house plus a $8000 check, also a 6' tree for the yard and 10,000 tree's to the winner's community. My house has yellow siding, red shutters and an orange roof lol!Please vote for me!!!! Also if you don't mind asking your friends, or any lists that you are on to vote too. I would love to win this contest and could really use the prize!! I believe you can only vote once through March 6th. I am "Johnson City, TN" tenth house from the top. This would mean so much to me to win, it would be huge! Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you! Here is the entrance page: http://www.paintquality.com/spruceup/index.html Here is the voting page: http://vote.mediagravy.com/votepage.php

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Robots, Robots mowing the lawn

I never thought about writing a blog. What is a blog anyway? Is it a journal? I'm not even sure what to write about, however the wheels that constantly turn in my head never seem to run out of things to think about. What is even more amazing, my Dear Followers, you have subjected yourself to my rambling of which has no clear direction as of yet. Maybe I am blessed and you will guide me. BTW, I can be very silly so don't take me too seriously. Feel free to join my silliness.

Robots. Robots mowing the lawn. Robots serving ice tea. I wish. I have 2.3 acres of lawn and rocks and only a push mower. I tell myself it's good exercise so I don't mind.

To make these loveable robots, I use many vintage industrial catalogs dated pre-1950's. Some of their parts even date back to the early 1900's. I cut out images of parts, and since I really have no idea what they are it may be why I see faces, legs, arms as I piece them together. I then think of a human situation to put them in with a retro feel.

I've done robots in the baby nursery, in the kitchen and playing guitars. In collage art, I am really at the mercy of the vintage images I find but sometimes with a little creativity, handmade papers and paint I can add things to my canvas.

Readers, what other retro situations should I put my robots in?

Sunday, February 15, 2009

I won a beautiful heart from Prized Possessions

Valentines Day was nice this year. Picked up dinner for me and my beau, he gave me a sweet card and Mario game for my DS (haha..he knows me well). I recieved a package in the mail from Prized Possessions, I had won a Swarovski Rose Heart Pendant from Mary Ann's blog contest. She is so nice and has also offered to help me figure out this whole bloggy thing. The pendant is very pretty and made a new friend too! I think these giveaways are fun, friendly and good way to meet new people. I also have been discovering lots of new things that are unique, original and that I want to buy!

Mary Ann's blog site is http://www.prized-possessions.blogspot/
and etsy site http://prizedpossessions.etsy.com

Monday, February 9, 2009

My first blog!

My very first blog post ever, so be patient with my page here as I learn the ropes. I live in beautiful TN in a 108 year old farm house on several acres. Here I have a music room where I give guitar lessons and also an art studio where I make collages. I have a cat named Miss Thang.
I hope to write about art and music and make new friends.