Sunday, October 26, 2014

Oktoberfest 2014 : A Blog Hop

Without further ado... *drum roll* :
my Autumn Splendor in PHOTOS
(I'm a photographer, too- you can see my photography for sale in my ArtFire shop by clicking here).

Here is a full moon photo taken in September...

 A crescent moon & sunset!

Some Mums (Chrysanthemums)

More Mums.

The newest addition to the flower "family". (Yes, more Mums!)

I don't know what this flower is called, but it sure is pretty and was still blooming mid-September.

The tree to the right was getting just a touch of yellow.

 A hibiscus that was really happy in the garden this year. Also was blooming like mad in September!

Plume grass.


Another flower I don't know the name of...

This was the MOST GORGEOUS and INTENSE sunset EVER.

The leaves on the burning bush were just starting to change.

Fiery sunlight/sunset!

October Full Moon.

At last, something I actually made! (Though the photo is cool too). These are jack'o'lanterns I made from polymer clay. You can get them in my shop on Etsy.

A walk I took mid-October with my Mom and her doggie, Odie.

From that same walk. This is the La Crosse River at Veteran's Memorial Park in West Salem, WI.

No leaves!

Left: a skele-cat I picked up at Michaels Arts & Crafts (SCORE!) and a Hello Kitty Halloween card sent to me by a good friend. In case you *didn't* know, I ADORE Hello Kitty. =^.^=

The tree in front of the house. Yellow, Red and Orange leaves in a riot of color!

Late October pumpkin carving.


Look at all of those leaves! Gotta rake those up! O.O

All of this is what October means to me. It's also, *gasp*, my BIRTH MONTH. :) I just celebrated my birthday on the 21st! Fun times, batpeeps.

I hope you've enjoyed looking at all the photos of my Oktoberfest Goodness.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

c5 Challenge : Choosy Chicks Choose Chicklets Challenge

I ultimately decided to add electric blue to the lovely green of the Sue Bead... along with some shades of green that match *perfectly*. There are China glass faceted beads, Swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls and stick pearls...
 The blue crystals are coated clear rock crystal quartz.

See? Perfect! :)

I adore how this set turned out! I think it's just lovely. 

Click here for a list of participating artists! :)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Choosy Chicks Choose Chicklets Challenge (c5)

 Opening the Sue "Chicklet" Bead...
It's officially out of it's wrapping now! :)
 Awwwwwww, it has a little flower on it!
 And it's in one of my absolute favorite colors!!!
Some ideas are brewing... 


Yes, those are all strands of freshwater pearls... one of my favorite materials to work with! I think they're a perfect match to the chicklet bead...

The reveal is August 3rd! It's coming up quick! :) Keep your eyes posted for more "c5" posts coming up!

Here are all of Sue's links: