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Monday, January 30, 2012

A New Direction! There seems to be a season for everything.

  I've been quite busy with my Etsy shops Coolstuffartgallery and Thevintagebirds my blogs for both shops, twitter, pinterest, emails, you know how it is and much other busyness. I use to hold an art class to home school kids but this season there has been changes and I will be taking a new direction with my CoolstuffartGallery blog. With the class I had a lot of art projects to post about which I will not have.

 So this season I will be focusing more on my art work. My clock collections seem to be doing well so I want to focus on clocks and functional wall art collections which I very much enjoy designing. My vintage shop Thevintagebirds is doing well and it feeds my love of buying, sharing and selling vintage. I love it because some items I also get to up-cycle, re-purpose.  

 The new direction for my posts I will be sharing my art more and also I thought I would have a tip of the day. Which would be pertaining to Art, DIY home improvement. My Husband is a carpenter/contractor and a lot of rehab and additions go on so I will be sharing helpful tips on how to DIY. 
Also places I've visited or any other topic I think may be interesting to share.

 I love color so I will be adding a post one day a week using mine or available photos to display the color hues.
Plus it gives me a change to show off my photos.
And always my Favorite Friday Artists.

 Social media takes much time so I think it's important for me to choose the ones I enjoy the most. I love Twitter, sharing mine and other artists and bloggers works and information, making friends. I also love Pinterest, Fun, Fun and Flicker because it's a great way to show off your items/photos with no advertising pop ups and it's simple and quick to use.

 I have a family and a miniature horse farm so things happen. I'm hoping to get on a blog schedule, but if not I will be posting. 
There seems to be a season for everything. I've never been afraid of taking a new direction, I just embrace it...

What does your season hold for you??

Friday, January 13, 2012

Favorite Friday Artists Porcelin Pottery Works

I love his work.

Miniature Porcelain Blue Ceramic Vase..Almeda Pottery by AlmedaPottery

How Fun!
Whimsical and happy hand built porcelain cup by clayswan

Fun black and white series
Crossing lines rectangle bn pendant necklace by NiuTaller

Love the organic feel to this piece.
Stoneware oval flask bottle vase in blue-green embossed dots by Tjossem


Monday, January 2, 2012

2011 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2012

Hello and hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. I have very much enjoyed time relaxing and having fun with my family this holiday. Now it's time to get back to my blog, art and Etsy shop.
I would like to share some of our holiday food and fun. Hope you enjoy them.
Have a Blessed Happy New Year!

Every year my son gets a puzzle for Christmas. This year I thought it would be nice to place it on the dining table during dinner so everyone could enjoy putting it together. What a fun time everyone had with it. By the time everyone left it still was not finished so my husband and son stayed up until it was done. I believe we have started a new family tradition of having a puzzle on the table at holiday dinner.

A few years back we started a tradition with the food we have on Christmas day. Thanksgiving we do the turkey, stuffing and sides but for Christmas we have it more of a finger food style meal. We make a roast and every one brings a couple of Hor d'oeuvres that they haven't made before. It has been really fun because everyone gets to try something new. My niece and sister made these recipes above. They are both absolutely delicious.

The one on the left is a Crab Meat Spread...

Mix one package imitation crab meat with 1 and a half to 2 packages cream cheese. Season to taste with lemon pepper, garlic and onion powder, Italian seasoning. Mix well. Chill. Serve on scope chips. This can be served cold or lightly warmed. Which ever you prefer. I enjoy it cold..

Cream Cheese Rolls

1 package cream cheese, chopped salami or any type of meat or vegetables you enjoy season to taste and spread on tortillas roll and refrigerate until there cold so you can slice them easier. Serve with toothpick through them. I imagine Ham would be great with this recipe.

Our finished puzzle 2011 Christmas Day.

Happy New Year!

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