Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Winter Blues

Winter Landscape/Shades of Blue was the challenge offered by Created Byhand this week.  So here it is... I've got the winter blues.These are my original photographs and, as you can see, Hazel has made her appearance while singing the blues. Think she's looking forward to some warmer weather, too. 

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Here's the Door! for the Take a Word Challenge. Didn't know where I was going with it, just seemed to fall together. Art is funny like that. LOL!  Anyway, it is so true, what is life if you don't open that door and soar... Get out there and fly!


Friday Foto Collage supplied the lovely floral background for this project. Makes we want to go out and dig in dirt. I altered the background and added some of the flowers from last years garden as well as one of our fountains and a little nursery rhyme to boot. Now I'm ready for spring!!!

The Old Dark House

Wanted to make this into a happy little home, not so dark. Added photos from old family pictures, some landscapes and pets from our yard. Much warmer with Grandma on the porch petting the cat and kids playing in the yard. This is my entry for Collage Obsession. Thanks for such a great old photo to work with.

Monday, February 21, 2011


Faces... now that's a tricky one. So many faces to choose from, so here's my take on it. Faces of unconditional love... top left to right: Delilah, Scooter, Willow, Bandit and Sunflower. Middle left to right: Daisy, Bluebell Sassafras (she thinks she's the queen) and Bear. Bottom left to right: Robbie Rotten, White Goose, Gypsy, Gray Goose and Brownie.  Like the generic goose names! LOL!!   Faces anyone could love and they'll love you right back!!! :)

This is my entry for Sunday Postcard Art challenge Faces. Hope it brings a smile to yours!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Quilts/Stitching Challenge

Quilts and Stitching are not my "thing" but my mother and grandmother found their artistic talents there. This is a clock I painted for my mother for Christmas 2009 to hang in her sewing room. It is painted on the wooden top of an old cardboard powdered milk container... (I think that's what it was, the cardboard part still serves as a wastebasket in my workshop.) It's about 12 inches across, so it made a nice size clock. This my entry in the Created by Hand challenge. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

My Valentine

I love old pictures, especially family pictures. This one is from my husband's family. What a great photo!!! This is my entry for 4x4 Friday. Some of the other graphics came from the Graphics Fairy. Another great website with wonderful goodies!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 11, 2011


This weeks Theme Thursday challenge was words. These are my words... and my grandma, when she was 19.

Time Traveler ACF 104

This guy looked to me to be very well traveled and punctual!! Hence, Time Traveler. This is my entry for Art Creations Friday.  The images (less of course, Mr. Time) were collected from the site, e-vint. lots of good images there for use.

For the Birds

A little bird told me that Friday Foto challenge was for the birds! So here she is! I used images from Green Paper compass and from All Free Vintage Stuff sheet music. The birds were from some of my files and the poem... well that's an original Jules!!! (that's me) Hope you enjoy it! The little birds will be returning soon!!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Valentine Surprise

Hi Crazy Amigos, here's my valentine!!! Hope you like it, I'm sure my sissy will love it! LOL! The image is borrowed from Free Image Tuesday, what a great site. Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Dress Up!!! ACF 103

What do little girls love to do? Play dress up!!! And dress up their paperdolls! She is such a pretty little image, decided she needed to be a princess! This is my entry for Art Creations Friday challenge 103.

Steampunk Postcard

This is my first attempt at Steampunk.  The challenge was issued by Sunday Postcard Art. Click on this link and look at all the awesome entries submitted for this postcard challenge. Wow!! Lots of talented artists out there.

I used some more of my found goodies for this one. Had an old pocket watch 'frame', my husband's grandfathers playing cards, and the old chain from a lamp. Always fun to use old goodies in new projects. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

A little bit of spring

Spring is on it's way, I know it's hard to believe when all you see is SNOW, SNOW, SNOW. So here's a project I did last spring, hope it brings a smile to your face and puts a 'spring' in your step!

I found this old window screen and painted it, added an old pair of shutters and built a flower box out of old barn wood. I placed it on the side of our shed to give it some personality and charm! The geraniums looked pretty all summer long! The quote at the top says, "Joy is not in things, it is in us." I believe that is from Richard Wagner. And how true that is.. happiness comes from within!!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Love Tree

What a GREAT theme. I LOVE trees! This is a pressed leaf that I've had in a book for many years. I gently cut the heart design and placed a decorative leaf scrap beneath. The LOVE is cut from a willow outside my workshop. Couldn't get the 'O' to stay bent the way I wanted so sliced a sliver off the end of a branch.... very natural!

This challenge was presented by 4x4 Fridays, here's the link check it out and get ready to participate!

I Have A Dream

Dreams can slip right through our fingers if we don't grab them and hold on tight. So...
Look to the sky full of DREAMS, hope and love. Life is for fulfilling your DREAMS. Don't let them float away!
Above is my entry for the I have a Dream challenge from the Created By Hand Challenge.

Circus Challenge

Here we are under the Big Top!!! Sometimes life is a Circus and makes us kinda Nuts!!! This is my entry for the Crazy Amigo circus challenge.

About Me

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We live on the family farm in Mid-Missouri with our kids and animals. I love to make anything... and using repurposed items is the BEST!!! I like 'junk' as other people refer to it, but that 'junk' has a history and claims new life in many of my projects. Building primitive furniture, painting, writing, photography, stained glass... guess I'm what you'd call a jack of all trades... trying to master some. LOL! Anyway, if you have old barns or buildings with loads of junk you'd like to clear, give me a holler. I might just find myself in your neck of the woods!