Monday, March 24, 2008

The Monkey Is BACK!!







Woohoo!! I have something to share with you this week!

First off, I have to acknowledge one other brave soul who joined me last week (but she didn't tell me, so I have an excuse for not sharing her link). My friend Cassie at Mockingbird Hill gave us a peek at what she was working on last week....and I have to admit I was intrigued by her photo (and she apologized for being a day late....hey my Monkey never even showed up last week!)...Thanks for participating Cassie! Hope your Momma's on the fast road to recovery....


And now, on with the show....


I'm not really in the middle of this one....almost done, actually....just have to add some bits and baubles and bling (more?) and she's outta here....ok, parking on Etsy, hoping someone will like her enough to adopt....
For obvious reasons, I call this one "Our House"...
I have always loved that song "Our House" by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young....I have a slew of these plaques that I have had for almost a year waiting for the right project...I finally found it over the weekend when this little picture came together...
Sometimes, things just click in your head and you just know what you will do...how it will come together...the planets align, your fortune turns and the process is easy.... If you are a lucky soul, it happens to you often....if you're me, it's a rare bird and you better enjoy it before it flies the coop....
So anyway, on Friday, I was boiling eggs to color and humming this song to myself when the light bulb finally came on (must be one of those energy efficient fluorescent things that takes forever to turn on completely)...paint it, genius!
So I finished my eggs, dug out one of these plaques and got started....

There are allot of different mediums and influences in this one...I used a bit of my scrap booking/tag making skills, a bit of the altered art influence with some different surfaces and mediums. The cottage/shabby/ girly thing got a shout out too, with plenty of German Glass glitter (vintage buttons and ribbons to follow) and light, sunny colors, and of course, decorative painting (because at the end of the day, that is who I am)....

So I'm thrilled to be able to actually share something with you....

And I hope the upcoming week is joyfully productive and creative for you too!

Happy M-m-Monday to YOU!!

3 comments:

The Vintage Sister Studio said...

Hey Steph! Welcome back...I too have had a hard time giving my blog the attention she deserves. I love the new little home, especially the cute little cats.
Have a great day!
Tracy

Lisa B. said...

Very cute! And one of my favorite songs also.

Kathi said...

okay, I did the monkey in the middle thing...how can I refuse? We'll see if this helps me have the productive week I need!
Kathi