Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Pssst. Have you heard the news?

Well, girls, hold onto your hats, but I heard that an award was given to ... WAIT!

Really??? Oh, no, No, NO, NO!!!! It's for ...

Yes, indeed! That's absolutely correct. I was presented with this Kreativ Blogger Award by Lola at Lolas Enchanted, who runs one terrific flea market! (Be sure to check out her offerings!).

So, the rules are to name the person who awarded me, list 7 things that I love, and then award 7 fantastic bloggers. Okay.
7 Things I Love
1. My Spouse
2. Art
3. Theatre
4. Anything and Everything That is Vintage, Retro, Antique and Beautiful
5. Things That Sparkle, Shimmer, Glimmer and Gleam!
6. A Hearty Chuckle and a Surprised Giggle
7. The Friends, Family, Artists, Students, Teachers and Lovers Who Have Enriched My Life

I will have to think about the 7 bloggers I'm going to forward this to ... I juuuuust did this with another award and I don't want to overwhelm anybody with award duties.

But, I - for one - couldn't be more pleased if this award was made of meat.

Now, to completely change the subject. I had to share this tiny little shadow box with you. I think it's just a delight. Simple, but absolutely charming! This was made by Sue at Gossamer Creations...which I think is a swell name!
The little piece is only 6"x5" - and I just thought it was terrific. I know I (and, 'fess up - a few of you, too!) get a little carried away with adding and adding and adding embellishments to my work. I like it and certainly am a fan of 'more is more!" But it's nice to step back and remember that a sweet idea doesn't have to be crowded with stuff to be delightful and effective!

And, speaking of overdone. I finished the mini-theatre and sent off the photos for the judging of the "Life's a Beach" theme challenge. I could have gotten more carried away ... but, luckily, the deadline made it quite clear that the piece was finished!

There are some fun images "above the sea" ... I especially like the diver! But, I have to admit that my favorite part of the second story is the vintage crepe paper 'water' and the gold bullion used as the sun's rays. I love that stuff!

The "below the sea" area has a lot of shells added, as well as a piece of some kind of rock that I found years ago, which I have never been able to discover what it is. It looks properly under-watery, so it's finally found it final resting place!

Now, I know that everybody is getting ready for Lisa's Carnival Soiree coming right up! As you are getting your circus/carnival/masquerade outfits together, I can only hope that you are wearing the foundations which will make you the stand out on the midway! If you don't know about the Carnival Soiree, click the button below and read on!

and, finally, when shopping, make certain no snide, condescending, fashionista salesclerk talks you into anything, which, when you arrive home and look in the mirror, makes you say ...

What the hell am I wearing?!

Enjoy your day ... I plan on enjoying mine. I'm going to actually sit down and sew something today. Quite a plan for somebody who is - oh - say - a professional quiltmaker!!!

Now, it's your turn - GO MAKE SOMETHING!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Tristan ♥

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