Tuesday, December 07, 2010

HOLiDaY ArT & GooD STuFF

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♥ FeLiZ NaViDaD! ♥ get a FREE Spanish SNOWMAN Greeting card with every $10 spent in any of our three shops (single or combined) ♥ - no limit -- yay! (one card per $10; yes!) ♥ ALSO ~~ get FREE GIFT WRAPPING ALL THIS WEEK (upon request) - PRIORITY MAIL is available (USPS fees apply) - and I can DIRECT SHIP to your recipient!!! (convo me!!!)

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Blessings and smiley faces to you.

merrily, katey



Monday, November 29, 2010

Cyber MONDAY and TUESDAY ArT SALE


"art created to bring you simple joy"


25% off EVERYTHING
in my art store
Monday & Tuesday
(November 29-30)




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Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday

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Original prices from $2.50 - $275.00 -- all discounted at checkout (will take 25% OFF / 20% OFF) with the coupon codes. Greeting cards, original paintings & mixed media, fine jewelry assemblages, domino art, Christmas art, ornaments, cell phone cozies, artisan scarves, crocheted hats, rubber stamps, microscope slide glass pendants, Alice in Wonderland, Giclees, Artist Trading Cards (ACEO / ATC), and so much more!

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Stained Glass Paper Painting - huh?

("PLAY" as you visit) - True Colors/Phil Collins



King Solomon said there is nothing new under the sun - yet I keep trying to do my own thing. This week's brain-explosion involved water coloring sections of a painting to look like stained glass - with true dividers (fake leading) created from dimensional paint.

I better show you rather than tell you...


I decided that since this was a whole new adventure that I wanted to take I had better not get hung up on the design aspect and, therefore, by using art I already created (a recycled design kind of thing) - I would not get bogged down on that part - and could thusly (who talks like that - Frasier Crane?) focus on the technique or, in this case, the latest hair-brained scheme.



I took watercolor paper and drew my design onto it lightly - of course I should have measured and been more graphically centered and all that jazz, but I was racing myself to get the idea onto paper before I decided to do something completely different like make an altered doll out of a shoe and an old bone or something...

I next took dimensional paint (that wicked crafty stuff in a bottle that splatters, gets clogged, and at the worst possible moment "burps" and globs driblets where you don't want them; yes, that stuff) and went over my pencil marks. I hoped this would look like stained glass "leading" - kind of. What do you think?





I began to watercolor ... well - at first I grabbed some regular colored pencils that were mixed in with my watercolor pencils - ugh... then I got out my really nifty Holbein WC tubes and saved the day... As I pooled the water my hope was that the lighter areas would mimic light shining through the back of glass... maybe it worked a little?

Anyway - I'll hush now and let Phil sing... (True Colors) ... sing with me...




The final FINAL pictures will be from scans - all squared up nicely and will reflect the 'true colors' (wink) more accurately - I hope. The originals will be listed in my ETSY store soon and giclee reproductions will eventually follow.


~xo Katey

You with the sad eyes - don't be discouraged ! oh I realize it's hard to take courage in a world full of people - you can lose sight of it all and the darkness inside you can make you fell so small. But I see your true colors shining through. I see your true colors and that's why I love you, so don't be afraid to let them show - your true colors -- true colors are beautiful like a rainbow.

Show me a smile then - don't be unhappy. Can't remember when I last saw you laughing. If this world makes you crazy and you've taken all you can bear - you call me up because you know I'll be there. And I'll see your true colors shining through. I see your true colors and that's why I love you, so don't be afraid to let them show --
your true colors -- true colors are beautiful like a rainbow

(Cindy Lauper)

"Then Peter began to speak: "I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right." (Acts 10:34-35) 

 

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

"I'm the typical"


Come on, can’t I dream for one day
There’s nothing that can’t be done
But how long should it take somebody
Before they can be someone?
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‘Cause I know there’s got to be another level
Somewhere closer to the other side
And I’m feeling like it’s now or never
Can I break the spell of the typical
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I’ve lived through my share of misfortune
And I’ve worked in the blazing sun
But how long should it take somebody
Before they can be someone
~
Cause I know there’s got to be another level
Somewhere closer to the other side
And I’m feeling like it’s now or never
Can I break the spell of the typical, the typical, the typical, uh huh
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I'm the typical
I'm the typical
Can I break the spell of the typical
Because it’s dragging me down
I’d like to know about when
When does it all turn around
I'm just the typical
I'm just the typical




My sweet friends - passers by - artists - precious ones...
~I have not uttered “why me?” throughout this entire too-many-funerals-many-years ride… not for the 12 days as I sat next to my Mom dying in the hospital - swatting away some of the death-mongering medical staff that deem the elderly spent and useless. I did not utter against God as Mom faced a wicked month in “rehab” (aka a nursing-home-dying-depot)… I didn’t argue that she was handed a mortal blow in the form of a great big engraving across her forehead that read “Metastasic Breast Cancer at age 84 / Doomed” … the “doomed” part was wholley the result of the cruelty of words; the way things are spoken carelessly; the lies that are thoughtlessly sputtered by so many fools.
~I came close to questioning the reactions from extended family members who didn’t get the big picture … and when I tried to get them to spend time with Mom (for their sakes not mine) I was met with my own anger and frustration...a tall hurdle for me. Even when I went through several months of my own head-spinning, breath-sucking cancer testing which resulted in a lumpectomy for my birthday last June - I fought hard to not allow the language of death or the lies so easily spoken by those so well-intended, but oh so ill-informed, to crush me. I separated myself from liars and fools. I have not found comfort in phrases like “why me” ~ not because I am strong or wise, but because it just does not matter. Did Job not say “Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him” ?
~God has made His presence known in very real ways to me. He gave me literal messengers and very tangible messages. I am not a flamboyant woo-woo zombie surface-believer type; I am a Christian who is completely reliant on the mercy and grace of God - and He met me in very real ways throughout this very real war I have been plunged into.
~I have come to realize that making it through one monumental battle does not award me the respite of facing less, or better yet, NO more battles. In fact, they seem to get closer and uglier as I move ahead. I am intrigued that the enemy of my soul is frightened enough of my sure and eternal standing in Christ that he attempts to derail me again and again. Loser.
~Am I typical? I am. No trial or temptation or wicked circumstance or foolish voice or insensitive stranger or dark diagnosis has befallen me that is not common to all of us.
~Why then do the song lyrics capture my attention when I hear Cause I know there’s got to be another level. Somewhere closer to the other side - And I’m feeling like it’s now or never - Can I break the spell of the typical” -- because it is all about how I react and what I do with these very typical, common complaints of life… no matter how many I face and how often. I am called to rise above the typical - to be more than I am right now and be a light in a dark world. “Come on, can’t I dream for one day - There’s nothing that can’t be done, but how long should it take somebody before they can be someone?

~' I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me…' that’s it... however long it takes. period.

...Philippians 4:13
 
xoKatey

Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler. However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God? And, "If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?"So then, those who suffer according to God's will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good. ~ 1 Peter 4:12-19 (NIV)
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(The Message): verse 12 - Friends, when life gets really difficult, don't jump to the conclusion that God isn't on the job. Instead, be glad that you are in the very thick of what Christ experienced. This is a spiritual refining process, with glory just around the corner.
(Amplified): verse 12 - Beloved, do not be amazed and bewildered at the fiery ordeal which is taking place to test your quality, as though something strange (unusual and alien to you and your position) were befalling you.



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NEXT DAY POST SCRIPT:
Another side to this whole "breaking the spell of the typical" is my continued drive and restlessness to get myself out of this art-rut that captivates and holds me prisoner... where I create in spurts because that is all I am able to do. I have more in me than can get out and the result is more unproductivity than productivty (alot of good intentions left unfinished). It is "now or never" I think - or at least I want to attempt to think that. Life is going to keep happening (thank God, amen). I can look back and see why I haven't accomplished much, but I cannot use that to excuse anything. Life (and death, and accidents, and diseases, and good things too) will continue to come at full speed - right in my face. I am longing to capture all that I can while I can despite the speed of life - so that I can rise above mediocrity... typical ... usual ... average.

POST Post Script (after reading some of the responses here and on FB) I want to emphasize that
I didn't ask "why me" because I am strong or know how to handle difficult things - I am WEAK and FRAIL - and there were times when all I could utter was "Jesus" -- and it was in that weakness He came to me and held me together. In Romans 8:26-28 Paul speaks of the Holy Spirit groaning on our behalf ... I realize now (thank-you Pastor Alistair Begg) that when I had nothing left within myself Jesus was then fully there for me in my nothingness. "In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will" ... amen

Friday, September 17, 2010

Hold the Tuna, I'm allergic


A celebration of color - measuring 7.5" x 11.5" ... painting entirely from my imagination* onto a reclaimed piece of hardwood destined for the fire! *That is to say, regarding my "imagination", you may not expect anatomical accuracy as I take liberties, especially with color, and afterall - my imagination does include things that already exist - already created by The Creator - who is precise and anatomically correct, but also uses wild colors... I follow His lead when it comes to basic shapes and number of fins, but even then I stray... afterall, folk art is a curious thing.
$30

I have used acrylic paints on an up cycled, reclaimed, repurposed piece of milled hardwood - otherwise destined for the fireplace!!! I also have other sizes and more seafood available - many varieties of fish and shellfish … each piece is signed and sealed after photography (to reduce any glare the camera may pick up in order for you to see as much color and detail as possible!!!). The sides are painted - no framing needed!

Collected and salvaged by me - Hanging hardware supplied



The song is ridiculously long - and silly

ALL OF MY ORIGINAL FOLK ART IS FOR SALE IN MY SHOP ON ETSY - YOU CAN BUY FROM ME THERE OR click - here ((EMAIL ME DIRECTLY)) TO BUY RIGHT FROM THIS BLOG (PAYMENT ACCEPTED VIA PAYPAL FOR YOUR SECURITY AND MINE - you don't have to sign up, you just need to use a credit card). I will send you an invoice once you have made your choice(s) and have given you a total with shipping.


Title:

Flipping Flying Yellow Fin Tuna of Happiness



Shipping for the TUNA: United States $4.50 USD, Canada $7.00 USD, United Kingdom $7.00 USD, Everywhere Else $9.00 USD


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~ xo ~ katey~D

Shipping is based on weight/location calculated to the best of my ability - if it is more I will not charge you more. Each piece varies in weight (due to different densities of wood) and overall size.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Snap

Snap Snap Snappy

I have used acrylic paints on an up cycled, reclaimed, repurposed piece of milled hardwood - otherwise destined for the fireplace!!! I also have other sizes and more seafood available - many varieties of fish & shellfish … each piece is signed and sealed after photography (to reduce any glare the camera may pick up in order for you to see as much color & detail as possible!!!)


Collected and salvaged by me - Hanging hardware supplied

ALL OF MY ORIGINAL FOLK ART IS FOR SALE IN MY SHOP ON ETSY - YOU CAN BUY FROM ME THERE OR click --> ((EMAIL ME DIRECTLY)) TO BUY RIGHT FROM THIS BLOG (PAYMENT ACCEPTED VIA PAYPAL FOR YOUR SECURITY AND MINE - you don't have to sign up, you just need to use a credit card). I will send you an invoice once you have made your choice(s) and have given you a total with shipping.

10" x 7" Original painting
on up cycled mahogany

Title:
Rosey Snapper
$25

click --> ((MY ETSY SHOP))

Shipping is based on weight/location calculated to the best of my ability - if it is more I will not charge you more. Each piece varies in weight (due to different densities of wood) and overall size. Let me know your location and I will give you a shipping rate.

Shipping for Rosey Snapper is United States $4.50 USD, Canada $7.00 USD, United Kingdom $7.00 USD, Everywhere Else $8.00 USD


 
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~ xo ~ katey~D

Shipping is based on weight/location calculated to the best of my ability - if it is more I will not charge you more. Each piece varies in weight (due to different densities of wood) and overall size.



I Timothy 1: 15 ~ "It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all."



Saturday, August 14, 2010

FoLKy FiSHy TROuTy

BiG MaMa RAiNBoW TRoUT


S*U*P*E*R**S*I*Z*E*D*E*N*S*E*B*I*G*H*E*A*V*Y

26.5" x 9.75" Original painting on up cycled hardwood

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ORIGINAL Contemporary FOLK ART ~ Direct from the artist (me!)

I have used acrylic paints on an up cycled, reclaimed, repurposed piece of milled hardwood - otherwise destined for the fireplace!!! I also have other sizes and more seafood available - many varieties of fish & shellfish … each piece is signed and sealed after photography (to reduce any glare the camera may pick up in order for you to see as much color & detail as possible!!!)


Collected and salvaged by me - Hanging hardware supplied

ALL OF MY ORIGINAL FOLK ART IS FOR SALE IN MY SHOP ON ETSY - YOU CAN BUY FROM ME THERE OR click -->  ((EMAIL ME DIRECTLY)) TO BUY RIGHT FROM THIS BLOG (PAYMENT ACCEPTED VIA PAYPAL FOR YOUR SECURITY AND MINE - you don't have to sign up, you just need to use a credit card). I will send you an invoice once you have made your choice(s) and have given you a total with shipping.

click --> ((MY ETSY SHOP))

Shipping is based on weight/location calculated to the best of my ability - if it is more I will not charge you more. Each piece varies in weight (due to different densities of wood) and overall size. Let me know your location and I will give you a shipping rate.

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~ xo ~ katey~D



I Timothy 1: 15 ~ "It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all."

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Exceptional Extravagance



Puttin on The Ritz - Fred Astair

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GLORIOUS EXPECTATIONS


Puttin' on my Ritz

Nothing makes me quite so inspired as the publications that Somerset puts out (Somerset Studio magazine, Belle Amoire, Gallery, and more)... visit STAMPINGTON & CO too be inspired!

I have watched friends and fellow eBay & ETSY artists be featured (which always makes my heart go pitter pat)...

Somerset (and more specifically certain artist-friends) often makes me long to do more, be more, create more... but often I am paralyzed by not feeling my things are pretty, inventive, or wonderfully different "enough" (whatever THAT is!).

YET the pull to TRY ANYWAY triumphs :) - !
I have been collecting old jewelry, new jewelry, this and that, whatnots, and junque for many years for the purpose of assemblage...collage... sculpture.

She has wings when she wears her

LITTLE BLACK DRESS


I have sold such items at Live Art Festivals - but more recently offering them online now is a first... because I have finally stepped out of the shadow (I have been hiding in) to feature my own assemblage creations - little art dolls, brooches (pins), pendants, and ornaments...on ETSY!
I am absolutely in love with them all and I have so many more inside me longing to be created.

I hope you enjoy each and every one of these.

HER LOVE HAS WINGS

may they bless your eyes,
~katey


See all my EXCEPTIONAL EXTRAVAGANCE wearable art in my shop!

Look at my WEARABLE ART as well!

I also have DOMINO JEWELRY!

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

healing comes to us in many ways...

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...but always through His hands...




(Third Day - Blessed Assurance)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Be Still... Be Speechless

BE STILL...



...BE SPEECHLESS

...ever have one of those moments when you long to rewind and redo?

If I could only carry out what is in my heart - but too often my mouth gets in the way (so went the morning as I simply wanted to express 'thanks' to someone special)...

I too often get in the way ... I am learning to BE STILL

"Be still and know that He is God" Steven Curtis Chapman



Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Waitin' on a woman ...




Dad and me Summer 2008

It has been two months since I posted, but I have "blogged" in my mind a hundred times at least. It has been over a year and a half since my Dad stepped into eternity. Mom has been shrinking of a broken heart since; and now metastatic cancer is shrinking her a bit more.
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Dad Late Summer 2008 (he was hunting for driftwood & beachglass for me)


There have been dozens of trips to doctors and tests and procedures... not unlike the last 15 or so years with she and Dad, and me as their medical "tour director" except I have asked siblings to join in this time. It is not about me needing help; it is about them getting to know Mom in a new way by being there with her on the front line.

It has all made me think of Dad more and more (as if that were possible). He always was my one true ally, friend, defender, secret-keeper, and comrade in this motley, lovely family I have been placed in.

We recently purchased "Matlock" on dvd and have been watching and smiling. You see, Dad had Matlock's hair and occasionally some of his expressions. We catch glimpses of "Papa" when we watch. Yesterday I realized it was Andy Griffith's ("Matlock") 84th birthday and I stumbled across a poignant music video of him with Brad Paisley called "Watin on a Woman"...





The aged Andy really does look more like my Dad as my Dad aged ... moreso than even Matlock did. The music video is warm, sweet, and heart wrenching as 'Andy' prepares for death and goes on ahead "waitin" for his woman to join him on the other side... he doesn't mind the wait... he wants her to take her time getting there.


Sunday, April 04, 2010

there is a Hope and He has a Name


There is a HOPE


Live Worship from Ireland

(lyrics are located below the photos - scroll down to read as you listen)

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade—kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God's power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls."

~1 Peter 1: 3-9


I began this week really immersing myself in the lyrics of this modern hymn... and I was sure (or at least hopeful) we would sing it at church this Easter morning... We did!- with full choir and orchestra. This was greatly encouraging to me and I was caught up barely able to "sing" (which is not a sad thing at all as I use the term "sing" lightly when applied to myself... I more or less croak and squeak and always feel the need to apologize to whomever sits in front of me). HOPE for the believer is not something that might happen or might come or might materialize ... HOPE for the believer is a promise... a guarantee and THAT is the Hope we sing about... the HOPE we celebrate! ~Katey

(you can watch/listen to that Easter service HERE)




THERE IS A HOPE
by Stuart Townend and Mark Edwards
Copyright (c) 2007 Thankyou Music.


There is a hope that burns within my heart,
That gives me strength for ev'ry passing day;
a glimpse of glory now revealed in meager part,
Yet drives all doubt away:
I stand in Christ, with sins forgiv'n;
and Christ in me, the hope of heav'n!
My highest calling and my deepest joy,
to make His will my home.

There is a hope that lifts my weary head,
A consolation strong against despair,
That when the world has plunged me in its deepest pit,
I find the Savior there!
Through present sufferings, future's fear,
He whispers, "Courage!" in my ear.
For I am safe in everlasting arms,
And they will lead me home.

There is a hope that stands the test of time,
That lifts my eyes beyond the beckoning grave,
To see the matchless beauty of a day divine
When I behold His face!
When sufferings cease and sorrows die,
and every longing satisfied,
then joy unspeakable will flood my soul,
For I am truly home.

Blessings ~ Katey

~(my ART)~



Tuesday, March 30, 2010

EvERyBoDy'S CHaNGiNG

...just wanted to paint a cupcake for a friend ...
A custom painted wood "rosette" block - this would normally be the back side (against a wall)...


Keane: "Everybody's Changing"


This is the detail / dimensional side - painted to coordinate with the cupcake side...


My art can be found at BLUEYEDUCKSTUDIOS

~~ Katey

Sunday, March 07, 2010

New Category - CUPCAKES

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...it's true... I am endeavoring to recategorize the arty items in my ETSY shop and I will be adding "CUPCAKES" (or some such similar subject)

as a unique category. The thing is - I am also dreaming of cakes and candies and ice cream cones as well - so many sweet items will soon be appearing on

eco-bags, notecards, and in original

paintings (it isn't JUST a cupcake thing anymore... I am expanding my culinarty horizons). Ha ha - culinarty... good new word... I crack me up. In fact - THAT wil be the new category: CULiNARTY (look for it soonish)



CuPCakey GooDNeSs - click HERE
ALL ARoUND ArTY GooDNeSs - click HERE

DoN'T ForGeT (as if you would!) to become a FAN of my FACEBOOK ART PAGE - there are often "free shipping specials" just for FANS!
~joy in the journey,
Katey D
(please feel free to post a comment here - I love to know people are visiting beyond what the counter tells me!)
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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

TiNY *cupcake* DaNCeR





I created a series of 2" acrlic paintings of various YUMMY CUPCAKES - and have now recreated them on greeting cards! I have a set of four available. The cards measure 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (plus envelopes) ~ the backsides have my art information and the title. The insides are BLANK for your own sentiment. SERIES TITLE: "You're my cuppie cake gumdrop" VIVID COLOR on professional RECYCLED grocery sack paper! ~~ THEN each one is HANDCOLORED by me with PRISMA COLOR PENCILS!!! WoW!!! HOT PINK Envelopes make them SMASHING!


BUY these CuPPy-CaRDS HERE


While you are in my shop - check out ELTON and the many other "FACES of ROCK" I have information on... ALSO see previous blog entries about them ...

Steven Tyler Jim Morrison Diana Ross Paul McCartney Elton John Mick Jagger Alice Cooper John Lennon



Friday, February 26, 2010

meanwhile back at the bakery ...


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"works in progress"

Cuppies 'n Friends




Above is a collection of one dozen healthy cupcakes - painted with acrylics on archival textured artist mat board - each measuring a tiny 2-inches square. I am not quite done yet ...


I have ideas to frame them on larger pieces of stock -- maybe use them on tags or cards ... I'm not sure yet exactly where they will all go, but I have been enjoying the 'baking' process since I have been away from my studio for too long!


My heart in this and my inspiration goes to this amazing artist:
Adrienne Trafford Art (find her BLOG here) ...
also Amy Weber Art (who wisely and intuitively brought several of us together many years ago) ... Francesca Burras (who has always been an immeasurable support - esp back in '06 with this enormous project)... also the gifted Denise Aumick of WildThreadStudio, the elegant Stacey Maddock at smaddockdesigns, and a few treasured other sisters you must visit (scroll down to the right and look under STUDIO33 artists) ~!!
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¸.•´ ¸.•´ ~~ Katey Duck ´¨


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Under ReConstruction

Hard Hat Area!

WoW - who moved the furniture?
I finally "bit the bullet" and jumped back into blogland with passion...
I loved the "old" template I chose when I opened this bloggy up nearly 19,000 hits ago, but it didn't suit my artwork. I still have much to tidy around here - decluttering is painful, but I am determined to clean this place up and make it a much more attractive experience - :)
Please stick close as I work it all out ...and do come back for a special "Blog Warming Party" give-away soon (ish).
LoVe,
KaTey

Monday, February 08, 2010

Valentine, "When I fall in love" ...


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(Press PLAY to listen as you visit here)

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HAPPY

VALENTINE'S

DAY



Please Visit my ETSY store for these VALENTINE DARLINGS (and more)...
Be sure to check out the many categories in my shop located on the right side of the page !
XO- Katey


Thursday, February 04, 2010

"I will remember you" Sammy

October 7, 1950 - January 31, 2010


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♥•.*Sammy*.•♥
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I will remember you
Will you remember me?
Don't let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories
(press play to listen as you visit)







(I will remember you -- Sarah McLachlan)

I'm so tired; I can't sleep
Standin' on the edge of something much too deep
It's funny how we feel so much
but we cannot say a word
We are screaming inside,
but we can't be heard


I will remember you
Will you remember me?
Don't let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories



I'm so afraid to love you,
but more afraid to lose
Clinging to a past that doesn't let me choose
Once there was a darkness,
deep and endless night
You gave me everything you had,
oh you gave me life

And I will remember you
Will you remember me?
Don't let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

To HAiTi with LOVE, His Love

Hold Fast
Help is on the way

(Mercy Me)




" To everyone who's hurting
To those who've had enough
To all the undeserving
That should cover all of us
Please do not let go
I promise there is hope

Hold fast
Help is on the way
Hold fast
He's come to save the day
What I've learned in my life
One thing greater than my strife
Is His grasp
So hold fast

Will this season ever pass?
Can we stop this ride?
Will we see the sun at last?
Or could this be our lot in life?
Please do not let go
I promise you there's hope

You may think you're all alone
And there's no way that anyone could know
What you're going through
But if you only hear one thing
Just understand that we are all the same
Searching for the truth
The truth of what we're soon to face
Unless someone comes to take our place
Is there anyone?
All we want is to be free
Free from our captivity, Lord
Here He comes "

Monday, January 04, 2010

Mother Nature's Son

~.~

Earthy warm colors (especially in winter) are so comforting.
I have selected several pieces from my ETSY shop that are rich, textural, and "earthy" ...


"Sit beside a mountain stream--see her waters rise. Listen to the pretty sound of music as she flies."


BEATLES - Mother Nature's Son -- Listen as you browse


"Find me in my field of grass--Mother Nature's son. Swaying daises sing a lazy song beneath the sun. Mother Nature's son."


SEE THEM HERE
(look under wearable art & jewelry)


Altered Dominoes * Wool & Wire Earrings * Microscope Slide Glass Pendants * Assemblage Art Doll Necklaces * Hand Painted Bamboo Tiles



"I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in." ~George Washington Carver