Monday, November 24, 2008


Saturday started off going downtown with a freind. Man it was cold but refreshing, I do love the cold. Then I went out to pick up my Mom and we went to Jackson to surpirse Ronnie and she what her and her friends had created in Jackson. Bought a few little things. We went to lunch then head back to Somerille via the back roads. While going back Mom's she showed me this great historcial church that I have driven by many times and never knew set back there. That is what the pictures are of. I love old buildings. It just amazes me how much pride and detail went to the buildings of the past. Then I hung out with Dad and help him paint on the landscape on his train lay out. These are the trains that he and I worked on and had all set up when I was little. Then they went back in the attic when they moved out to Somerville and he pulled back out and set up last year after semi retiring.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

"Green" Transport

If you have followed my blog you will no that back in April I got this tricycle it was in rough shape. This fall my Dad helped me refurbish it. He took it a part, cleaned all the chrome and made it shine like new. While he was at it he made sure that it was in working order. I went out and spent a Saturday painting it the wonderful RED with white baskets. Once I had it painted my Dad and I put it all back together. We had to ordered a new basket for the back(the old one rusted out), fenders, head light, tail light, reflectors and of course a flag. Once a parent always a parent he wanted to make sure that I will be really visible while riding even though I in my 40's I am still his little girl. Dad delivered it back to me and now I am ready to ROLL. Well this tricycle has filled a dream and not only that it gave me another special memory to share with my Dad.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Okay I have added the Followers Link..I must keep up with all my bloging friends one thing at a time. So please add your picture to the followers link. I would love to see who is following me and sharing in my life.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Fall 2008 in Arlington

Okay I just wanted to share with all of you what a great FALL we are having here in the south. This is how God rewards me for suffering through the hot, sticky and humid summers here in the south.(if you are thinking that she doesn't like the summer heat you are on the right track)Have been saying for a few weeks now I was going to take the time and get shots of these great colors of fall and have not taken the time. Well last Sunday while working in the yard with the great crisp breezes from the north blowing I took the time. I could have filled up a 2g memory card with photos but stopped and got back to work after about 15 minutes. I would love to someday be one of those "LEAF PEEPERS" on the New England Coast. Since I am not I will relish the fall here in the south. I just feel so alive this time of year and rejuvenated. So to all my friends that don't get to see this great change of season enjoy and just pretend that it is a little chilly,a slight breeze is blowing and you can here the leaves falling.

As you have noticed I have several places to sit in my yard, but now I need to learn how to sit there and in joy. Any suggestions???

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Mixed Media Mélange (M³) is excited to announce a 3 day artist retreat to be held in September 2009 in West Tennessee.
We are currently searching the globe in a quest to find talented artists/ instructors to offer a variety of dynamic mixed-media classes.

If you are interested or know someone who you'd like to recommend, please email us at and we'll send the proposal forms.

Artfully yours,
Roxi Phillips
Creative Director
Mixed Media Mélange

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Time to Remember

I hope that all of you will take time today to remember those that in the PAST have fought to protect us and give us the rights we have today. Those who are now in the PRESENT are sacrificing to help protect us and to keep our freedoms. And those who in the FUTURE will serve our great nation to help keep us safe and free.

I would like to just say THANK YOU to all of the unsung HEROS from the PAST, PRESENT and the FUTURE who have given and continue to give of themselves to let me have the rights and privileges that I have as a US Citizen. THANK YOU is not enough but is all can say and BLESS each and everyone of you.

The card about was made with Artistic Outpost's 4th of July plate, red and blue white core card stock. The gold Dresden foil is from Rock Candy Designs. I used the Fiskar star embossing plate and the Fiskar stripe embossing plate and distressed it a little to make this card front.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Venue is Chosen

Here is another teaser for 2009. Then venue has been chosen. This is where we will be holding the FIRST Mix Media Masters retreat in the fall of 2009. Look for more hints and info for what this great new ART event here close to home in the south will have to offer.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Another post with pictures..but I am just glad it is Tuesday and that Monday is over. Have you every had one of those days that you wonder why you even got out of bed. Yesterday was that way. It all start Sunday night I couldn't get to sleep. Then got up a little late..went for my morning walk at 5:35 which is home packed lunch and had to go back 10 times it seemed like to get everything that I ready to leave..had to come back in because I forgot my glasses..left out and there was a great sunrise happening..went by bank to make a deposit..then at 6:50 had a doesn't have much damage..all the while I knew what was waiting at the office for me..hey I got my first ticket since I was 18..not to bad..have to go to court and probably safe driving school..go to the office late for was a little after this time my head and back were hurting..busy day at the office and nothing seemed to go right..but hey I went home and worked for just about an hour and went to bed early..when I got up it was TUESDAY and it just started off better...okay I am done bitching..those who know me well also know the whole story and thanks again for all the thoughts.

Saturday, November 1, 2008


I received this "bootie" from Kathy my art friend in Portland, OR a couple of weeks ago and just now had time to get a picture of it to post. It was a great surprise the day it arrived. She found a pair of vintage baby shoes and turned them into precious pin cushions. This piece of art sits proudly by my sewing machine and every time I look at it I think about my friend that was gracious enough to share a part of her art with me.

She also got the great news that some of her art work will be published in the March/April issue of Somerset Studios. I can't wait to she what she has created for them. Congrats and waiting on pin and needles to see your art in print.