A Simple Hello!

Just a quick hello and to say that it was non-productive today.  Shame on me….   you see… it was either go into the “Closet Studio” or take a bit of a nap.    I chose the nap!!   A much needed one I might add.  I’ve been fighting  a terrible cold since last Monday… this one is lingering on and has kicked my butt.  Trust me, I wanted to be productive… just didn’t have the energy.

So…………… hopefully tomorrow!


Happy New Year

Hello and Happy New Year!

As you can see, I have been very lazy regarding my blog. It seems like life just gets the best of me and whatever time I do get, I end up in the studio. (Better known by me the “closet studio”)  More on that in a moment….

This year I want to make it one of my priorities to at least write in my blog once a week or better.  I won’t say it’s going to be my New Years Resolution as I have never been able to stick with resolutions.   I also want to scan all art pieces and put them on my blog.  I’m sooooo bad at doing that!!   I get so excited that I finally managed to get enough time to create a piece I tend to forget to scan it. 

OK Mary Lou, take time to breathe here…. 🙂

 There is so much I’d like to write about… but I don’t want to bore any of you.   With that, I’ll just mention that I believe this year is going to be a WONDERFUL year!  WHY?   Well… my dad has had a second heart attack recently and had to undergo emergency triple bypass.  Dad came home just before Christmas and he’s doing wonderfully!

So…. I’m greatful he’s still with us.  He is a very lucky man for making it and our family is even luckier to have him in our lives.   Sooooo…. you see, I believe because of that alone, it’s already the start of a wonderful year.

Now… about that Closet Studio of mine….   Often I’ve been asked if I have a “studio”…. I tend to laugh as I’ve always called it a craft room.  BAD BAD BAD, slap my hand……   I’ve been told that if I sell my works of art, then it no longer is called a craft room and it is a studio!  OK OK…. but having a 7′ x 7′ room called a studio seems rather funny to me…. but ok… I’ll meet you half way, it’s my “CLOSET STUDIO.”   If you’d like to see my small piece of heaven you can find images in the CLOSET STUDIO.


OK… The Zentangle Craze ( www.zentangle.com ) is happening and I had to try my hand at a few. (Talk about getting into a zone….. how relaxing to create these)   The first three I decided to keep in the black/white motif as they are so commonly seen. BUT… I decided I’d like to see what a few would look like in luminaire paints. (Great shimmer not being picked up by scanner, sorry)  Let me know what you think…. black and white or colored!!

Zentangle blk/wh   Zentangle Blk/Wh  Zentangle blk/wh

Zentangle Color

Zentangle Color

Encaustic Wax

Hi, I know, I know… it’s been a while since I have posted anything.  Well, today I have decided to put up a few of my framed encaustic wax pictures.  One of them has sold already, the other two are still for sale on my etsy shop if you’re interested.  www.mtdesigns4u.etsy.com

Leave a comment if you like them, hate them, curious about ’em too……

encaustic3.jpg   This one is sold!!

encaustic12.jpg  We’re for sale!! encaustic22.jpg

Absolutely Everything!

Several days ago I decided it was time to cash in the several scratch tickets I had taking up space in my purse.  Once at the store, I decided to just reinvest my winnings and purchase more scratch tickets, and boy am I glad I did.  I am pleased to say that I hit a “fun” amount of money…..and decided that I would spend it on more art supplies.   I know I mentioned before about this store I love and I have to say it again, it’s fantastic!!  The staff is knowledgable, willing to answer questions, and help in any way.   What is the name of the store??  It’s ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING  

My basket was getting heavy so my dh carried it and followed me around to catch the next thing I threw into it.  When all was said and done….. I was smiling from ear to ear as well as he.  Him…because he was finally able to put the basket down…. me, because I couldn’t believe I was fortunate enough to shop till I dropped.

It was a gooooood day!!

2 More ATC’s

Soon enough these ATC’s will be up for sale in my etsy shop…

I’m working against myself I think.. LOL  I should be getting ready for show I’ll be vending at but, I tend to want to work on other art pieces.  My muse is back and I’m unstoppable.

Now if I only didn’t have to go back to work tomorrow.  😦


Young Love

4 More Collages

Well…. tonight is my last hurrah….Vacation is officially over…. I promised myself I’d be in bed by 1:00 am (Let’s see if I can do it)

Anyway…. here are 4 more collages I made this evening…. I’m not sure when I’ll have as much time in the craft studio after tonight….  Back to reality for me….

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