Tuesday, May 25, 2010

This Morning I'm Enjoying....

The expression of this doggie figurine
who sits above my computer... Looking at the pin I made
(from lace, fabric strips from an old top I cut up,
ribbon leaves, with a button center and jewel)
Martha Stewarts Smokey Quartz Glitter
Love it ~ Love it ~ Love it!

This old German iron
that I use to weight small glued items while drying.
Found at one of my favorite flea-market shops
One of my studio dogs ... looking out the window
(That fringe I glued onto the edge of my desk makes me happy)
And my breakfast of oatmeal and blueberries!
If one has oatmeal for breakfast,
why not enjoy something colorful?!?
My highly secret recipe for Purple Oatmeal:
1/2 to 3/4 cup of frozen blueberries
Microwave 30 seconds.
Add a third cup or more of oatmeal and some water.
Microwave 2 minutes. Add a bit of milk
and enjoy the purpleness!!!
Now off to the gym before getting back to work
in the studio!
What are you enjoying today?


Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I'd be smiling, too! How so very cute that little dog is. LOVE your pin, too!

Violet, everything you make is beautiful. I really love the painting of the little boy in his overalls. Totally cute!

smiles for you,

Createology said...

Thank you for sharing your space. It looks perfect. Yummy purple oatmeal. Funny how "BLUEberries" make "purple". Happy creating...

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH VIOLET! I MUST TRY YOUR PURPLE OATMEAL!! Have you tried the chocolate version yet? You will love it! Your studio is awesome, and the dog is perfect! That old German iron is the perfect thing to use as a weight!!! Oh, you are my kind of gal.....I am inspired today by the tags I am making using stamps with French script and birds....LOVE IT!

Happy day dearest one. Anita

Leslie said...

I love purple oatmeal. I had that today too!! I hope you have a great day!! Thanks for your blog I love it!! And your dryer sheet pin looks elegant! :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello precious one! Thank you for coming to see me again; it is always a wonderful delight to see your smiling face and to come visit you as well. How I love that MS glitter!!!! How is you day going? We are literally counting the days for school to end: 12 days!!!! Bisous, Anita

Anonymous said...

purple oatmeal! that's awesome..never done that...but i'll have to now!

i too have a studio dog...she's sleeping right now...!!! it's cute how they follow us around everywhere we go, eh!

i' have yet to make one of those types of flowers....i'll make a note!

ciao bella
thanks for sharing!
creative carmelina

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello precious one! I came by again to say thank you for visiting me again today! It was a wild and wooly day in the classroom, so I was not able to respond earlier. How are you today? What lovely things are you up to? I found the most gorgeous paper to finish my nature book. And I found an image of a fairy that I am going to attempt to draw and paint in watercolors and then glitter...wish me luck!!! Anita

Jenny said...

Hello Violet. You stopped by my blog a little bit ago and here goes the code word: Copperboom! Sorry for the belated hello but I have had an unusual-for-me busy tiem with the end of school for our oldest girls' with lots of plans going on. Your blog is beautiful and inspirational. Purple oatmeal looks sooo good I much try it. Thank you for the kind visit and comment, and I will most certainly pay your daughter's site a visit. Gilmore Girls was very bonding for me and my girls. after reading your comment I randomly said copperboom to the girls outloud and they chuckled knowingly.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello dear friend! I am on my lunch break right now, so I thought I would come over some some beauty therapy! How are you? I am winding up my excitement for the long weekend, and two more weeks left of school.

Take care, Anita

Brenda Leyland said...

You asked what I'm enjoying. Well, it was a pleasure to come and browse through your lovely site again.

renee said...

I have a glitter obsession and think most things look better with glitter, especially the MS glitter. Also, I just discovered a company that sells the original german glass glitter - so gorgeous!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD MORNING DEAREST! Thank you for coming by....and you know, as much as I love that picture with Audrey and her giant caniches, I have to agree with you that your fabulous Afghans would steal the show! Oh, they are so elegant, as you are! Hmmm....I wonder how you would look all dressed up in your favorite gown or dress, reining back your hounds in such a striking pose....LOVELY, I TELL YOU! Hey, for fun, have your husband take a photo of you!! Hehehehee! Bisous, ANita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dear, dear Violet!

I WENT TO SEE YOU ART VIA THE LINK YOU GAVE ME....Oh dear, to think that I have been corresponding with a REAL artist!!! What fabulous paintings. You possess a skill that is honed down and perfect. The dogs are so elegant. Yes, a portrait à la Audrey is in order for YOU dearest; you are so tall, slim and elegant, you MUST have someone take a photo and find a gown.....come on....do it! You only live once! Heehehe....really, I am serious. Wear some long black gloves, an elegant gown and even a big, elegant hat and let the dogs do the driving....what do ya think? Anita

Pearl Maple said...

Days where i get to follow links and find fun new blogs to visit are a treat. Lovely blog space you are building here.