Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Creating Smiles

I have a 17 year old daughter who knows what she wants to do in life, and she's had the support of her family to follow those dreams. Shes' been riding for about 10 years now.

Being a girl of small stature, training ponies is something that my daughter is seriously considering as her life's calling. She recently heard from a former instructor of hers who bought an adorable small pony for her 4 year old son to ride. The pony is only 2, and it was never ridden before. The mom is too big to ride the pony (as most adults are), so she called my daughter to help train it. I had a chance this week to join my daughter for one of her training days. I am so proud of my daughter, and of the love she has for these beautiful animals!

Just wanted to share these photos of true "pony" love...enjoy!

Go on now, and create some smiles of your own today!

Till next time,

Monday, July 20, 2009

Whoa!! Hold Your Horses!

Somebody call the Sherriff! I think these ponies are breaking laws for cuteness!

But it did seem like a perfect day to bring them out to play. Even Tigger decided to join in on the fun!

Just a few more days, and these darlings will be galloping over to my Etsy Shop. The glazes are my new FUN glazes from Amaco - Baby Blue, Pink, Lilac and Green. Yum!

(and thank you to the folks at Playmobil for the sweet props...and here I thought that those toys were just taking up space in my basement!!)

Till we meet again,

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Little Clay Houses...Finished!!

Hooray! I finished my first 50 little clay houses! I am absolutely in love with the fun new glazes I used! There are about 15 other bright colors I'm hoping to try out before the year is through. Too much fun!

If you're interested in purchasing any of these little cuties, visit me at my Etsy Shop :)

Till next time,

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Speaking Your Truth

Finally finished....Here's my Chapter 6 Project from Kelly Rae Robert's Taking Flight book...

We worked with two new art techniques with this project - gold leaf and molding paste. I really liked the molding paste :) Last night, I went over to Nikki's house for our final art night together - the nerve of you, girl, to move away from me, and leave me without a real live art friend! We worked on the FINAL project in the book, but you'll have to wait for photos since I still have some touch ups to do. Way to go Nikki! We made it through the ENTIRE book!! I can honestly say that I couldn't have done it without you!!

Now that we're done with the Kelly Rae book (!!!) I'll be focusing on my clay for the rest of the summer. Stay tuned!

Till next time,

Sunday, July 12, 2009

A bird in the hand... the most wonderful way to start the morning!

This morning, when I took a peek in the hanging basket, there was only one baby wren left in the nest. I could hear the other four in our crab apple tree, and I could see "Daddy Wren" in a nearby branch keeping an eye on his last little one (since the basket is directly under my morning coffee spot, he's used to seeing me there).

I took the basket down and put it on the ground, thinking the little one would hop out and join his siblings. After a few minutes, I gently lifted him out of the basket and placed him in my hand. He was sooooo beautiful!! Talk about joy and creating! I think this little fellow has cornered the market for the day!

Have fun taking flight, little one!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Little Clay Houses

...for you and me :)

Of course, you're probably wondering why I'm making little clay houses. Well, you never know when these little babies will be looking for a new home!!

I found these 5 baby house wrens in our hanging basket last week. Too cute!!

I can't believe how fast they're growing!

What a blessing to be able to watch these little miracles grow up! As soon as the rain stops, I'll post some more pictures!

Till then,