Archive for March, 2012

Mosaic Madness for the Yard

I have almost completed tiling the kitchen. My husband keeps asking when will I finish and I feel like I’ve completed a marathon. This project is not a simple one nor can I just snap my fingers and say “It’s done” because there are many other  ( fixing up projects ) that need to be tackled. We purchased the house this past yr.
I decided to recycle the tiles that were remaining from the kitchen that I didn’t use and use them in a mosaic that will go in our backyard. Like most backyards you see and in vision for your own, we have our ideal one in mind don’t we ? Having a backyard that is tranquil is a must. My ideal backyard would have a nice little patio area and many, many plants. Mosaic tiles or even just little step stones is just another little addition to the many ideas that one hopes for their ” Fantasy Yard ” I know in my heart it will never be the perfect yard nor the ideal one that doesn’t have a bee’s nest or birds nest…  just happens to be near our shed. It’s funny to hear about all the great discoveries that tend to surprise others and their backyard or even front yard. One thing I’ll never understand that brings great insanity for early mornings on weekends…is our neighbors that live directly behind us mow their yard early morning before the sun comes up.  I can hear them around 5:00 – 6:00 am  Is this crazy or what ??? please share with me why this is so urgent to do in the AM. I haven’t opened my eyes nor do i care to listen to a motor raging around the property… Please go back to sleep and leave your yard alone…


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Preston brothers band banner

A new Project = many possibilities….

I’m considering on making band banners and selling them. There is quite a bit of planning
that goes into designing one. so this was definitely some good practice.
I decided to design a banner for my husband whom is in a band called, The Preston Brothers Band, based out of Frederick Md. The Preston Brothers Band consist of two musicians, Greg Ross and Bob Magers. Occasionally they bring in other musicians which consist of drums, acoustic, horns, you get the point. I was anxious to
do a favor and make this banner and age the appearance to give it that old circus banner look. I’m still trying to master it. But thought I’d share what i ended up with.

Enjoy !
Hope to see you at a show sometime in the future.
Check out downtown Frederick Md  for listings of performances.
The Preston Brothers Band  just recently performed at The Cellar Door in downtown frederick MD.  The preston brothers will be playing at Barefoot Bernies in Hagerstown Md.  Friday March 23rd !


measures 6ft tall


Used an array of tea bags and an assortment of dye and just experimented
on scraps of canvas till i did the final thing.


adding in more acrylic paints to fine line areas


Distressed Paints and Pigments on canvas


securing a dowel on the end to make it easier to roll up and store.

Let me know what you think ?
stay tuned !  i will be making some more banners.

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