Monday, July 26, 2010


Just a quick hello to let folks know I'm still among the living! It's not really a "blue Monday" since I have found my "MUSE" again and am on a creative roll! A wonderful thunderstorm and the approaching Autumn perked up my imagination! Thought I would share the gorgeous blue glassware a friend of mine collects! Isn't it beautiful?!! Have a great week and stay tuned for more posts!

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Just a few pics of Oreo with her new favorite toy! It's a slow day and I thought I would share this pretty girl and her new soon to be demolished obsession!

Friday, April 2, 2010


A time for renewal and rebirth....and launching those big new projects with much success!

art by Janette

Saturday, March 13, 2010


I saw this little tree in a busy parking lot and upon closer inspection, noticed this amazing work of art. An industrious and talented little bird built an incredible nest of twigs, plastic and (most of all) string! This little momma wound the string around branches, twigs, etc. to create an anchored work of art! Look closely for the string....I've never seen a nest quite this unique!

See towards the center of photo (the straight line) for string that is repeatedly wrapped around small branches!

Click on any photo for a real close-up and you will see even more intertwining of various types of string! This was no "bird brain builder"!!

The string is visible in the nest along with her assorted building materials! She was so creative! Look to the upper right branch, this little bird wrapped a piece of string around the branch and into the nest!
Look to the left of the left branch and you will see a straight anchor string....very clever!

Here is another view of an "anchor string" (towards the middle). This little momma wrapped that string around the bottom branches (see limbs on bottom of photo). She was building a nest to withstand a Texas tornado.....and it did! Isn't Nature amazing!?

Sunday, February 28, 2010


Just because......I haven't posted much lately and it is beginning to look a lot like Spring! The moon is full, the air is balmy and I smell Spring on the horizon. Listen to the earth and you can almost hear those little leaves growing and buds popping! Rebirth and renewal are here.....can Halloween be far behind (yes, I know...I'm always thinking about Halloween)!!

art by Janette

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Well, I almost slept thru Valentine's Day! After being snowed in for several days and so cold I couldn't sleep, I had to catch up! Eight or nine inches of snow may not sound like a lot, but in Fort Worth, it is a major event. Over 200,000 homes throughout the Metroplex had no electricity for several days. We were "trapped" in our home with no electricity or heat because of downed tree limbs and icy slopes. We packed our food in snow and burned every candle and flashlight we could find. We don't have a fireplace so no heat source was available and the temp in our house was forty degrees for three days! Hotels were full and taxis were scarce. It was a nightmare, but it is over and we are so thankful for all the things we take for granted....heat, hot food, transportation, lights!! Now, you know why I had to take a nap!!

We still have lots of tree branches to cut up, a fence to repair, a downed power line in our driveway to avoid (until the power company makes it to our neighborhood). We are slowly returning to a normal schedule, but we just wanted to take a few moments to soak up the heat, hot water, warm food and lamplight!! Happy Belated Valentine's Day to everyone!

art by Janette

Saturday, January 30, 2010


On January 28, published three pieces of my art from my Etsy shop "ART AFTER DARK"! Thanks Celebrate Odd Etsy! Click on this fun blog in my "links to enjoy" and see what wild and strange things you can discover. I love the food pillows! Who wouldn't want to lounge on a chocolate chip cookie!?!

art by Janette

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Unable to Fly....and Happy New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Hope every one started the New Year with renewed hope for a great 2010. I have been absent from this blog and not tending my Etsy shops because I recently discovered I am unable to fly! I was injured when I tumbled down some stairs at a movie theatre and am recuperating. Nothing was broken, but I sure could have used some "fairy dust" and "lift off" as I plunged down those stairs! I feel fortunate to have only bumps and big bruises so I guess 2010 did start off "okay" for me. I should be walking without a cane by the end of the week and ready to start the New Year properly!

art by Janette