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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Playing With Frida

 I'm working hard these days. I want to open another Etsy shop (I will definitely let you know when it's open) that has my art and images on clothing and other stuff. This morning I've been playing with an image of Frida Kahlo . I love her art and her style. I have this idea to print this image (on tee shirts and other stuff) and then add random, crazy-sewn, fabric scraps as "flowers" in her hair. Inside my head it looks really cool. I'm really happy with the way this image came along, I played with it for about an hour trying to get it just the way I wanted it. What do you think? I'd love some feedback on this idea. Wouldn't it be fun on a little onesie?

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thankful Thursday - Mushies Everywhere

Everywhere I turn in my yard there is a little (or big) mushroom poking out of the soil. They are so beautiful! I'm hoping to find the time to do either a photographic or painted study of them. They really are enchanting. I'd like to find some to eat too (don't worry I'll be very safe about this).
Thanks mushies, you make me smile!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

December Thrills Me And Chills Me

Oh there is a chill in the air. I love this time of year. I ordered some gloves today. I'm excited for them to arrive. I've been missing some phone calls lately because I can't get my glove off fast enough to answer my phone (the phone doesn't respond to a gloved finger). So, I ordered these special gloves with metal in the finger tips, and they are supposed to work with my phone. Hooray, warm hands and nice conversations all at the same time.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Cyber Monday/Meatless Monday

Hi Kids, I wanted to say thank you for following along with my blog, and in celebration of cyber Monday I wanted to offer you 10% off on everything in the Gilding Lilies Shop. Just use the coupon code "Holidays2011". Happy shopping!
Now, for the meatless part. I wanted to let all the local veggies that the Caspar Community Center has an amazing breakfast on the fourth Friday of the month, and to make it even better they always serve a vegan option, hooray! I went yesterday, and it was so delicious! I can't wait for next month. Next time, I'm taking my camera, because it really was a feast for the eyes, as well as the mouth.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Holiday Weekend

Dream Within A Dream
I hope all of you are enjoying a long and love filled holiday weekend. Thanks to my guests yesterday, you made it a really lovely day for me.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Introducing The Gilding Lilies Magnet Collection

Dragonfly Magnet Available Here
Butterfly Magnet Available Here

Seashell Magnet Available Here
Seagull Magnet Available Here

You're A Love Magnet - Available Here

Growth Magnet Available Here
Bloom Magnet Available Here

Stocking stuffer alert! So, here are the gift items that I added to the shop today.  I think these little magnets turned out really well. I'm especially fond of the positive word group - love, personal growth, and blooming into the best we can be - I like the idea that maybe a magnet can draw those things towards us.  I'll have more to share with you soon.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Small Gifts

Tis almost the season, so I have been working on creating some small gift items (great stocking stuffers too) for the Gilding Lilies Shop. I'm really happy with the way these bookmarks turn out. I'll have more little gifts to share with you really soon. If you would like to purchase my bookmarks they can be found here.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Not The Average Meatless Monday Recipe - Flax Seed Curling Gel

I have a riot of long red curls. Some days they are beautiful, but on a bad hair day...Well, you get the idea. With that much volume it can get a bit crazy and frizzy. The other day I came across a recipe for a Flax Seed Curling Spray, and I decided to give it a try, and I really like it! You bring one cup of water to a boil, then you reduce the heat to a simmer, and add 2 tablespoons on flax seeds. Simmer for 10 minutes, then drain the seeds out of the gel that has formed. Next time, I'm going to try putting the seeds in a cheese cloth pouch so that I don't have to strain it. Allow it to cool, and pour it into a bottle. You can keep it for about a week in the fridge.
To use it, just pour a small amount of the gel into your hands, rub it around, and apply to damp hair. Style as usual. It feels healthy, soft, and not at all "crunchy". It really helps the curls get along, stay together, and fights frizz. Good stuff!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Homage To Andrew Wyeth

I have always loved Andrew Wyeth's paintings. My mother introduced me to his work when I was a young girl, and I can remember spend a great deal of time looking at his work, enthralled with the color palette, detail, and the lovely simplicity of his compositions. After taking this photograph it instantly reminded me of his work, and with some tweaking, it was even closer. So, this is my humble homage to an artist, I have loved, for as long as I can remember.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Alice In Wonderland - Rock And Roll Bride

Remember a while back, when I told you about an Alice In Wonderland themed wedding that I worked on? Well, that wedding has been featured on the Rock and Roll Bride Blog. There are lots of pictures, if you feel like taking a peek. It is still one of the most fun weddings I've ever worked on.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

I'm Still Here, Playing With A Kitten

This week just simply got away from me. I have been super busy. Among the many things happening this week, I helped my daughter Nichole acquire this little cutey. Isn't he sweet! Nichole took this picture of him looking at me, as I gushed, and told him how precious he is.