Sunday, November 16, 2014

poetry

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
the wind howls outside in it's cold and brittle voice. the sun eeks out it's loving warmth with the frailest of heart to shelter those wandering the fields, sparing what little is left of summer memories. delicate, lacey snowflakes fall like spun glass, rioting the frozen air with tiny laughter and sparkling eyes.
 an angel stands behind the frail curtain, quiet, listening and waiting
for us to speak again in our own delicate voice.
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Beautiful antiques available on Ebay

 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mike and I have been collecting antiques recently; we've always loved them and just decided to start buying some. We have been offering them on Ebay and really have fun selling them that way. If you are interested in any of the above items, please let me know. I have some things on my Ebay site and some on my Etsy store, so you can purchase them there or contact me here through my blog and I will get back to you with details and prices. Tons more antiques to post, so if you love antiques and vintage, please leave me a message or you can contact me through my Etsy shop at: www.sunflowerhouse.etsy.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Our most exciting news......a book about our nature art!!

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
My husband and I have been working on a book for over a year about our nature art!! It has been an incredibly exciting and enlightening experience and we have learned so much. It is an instructional book about how to make our fairy furniture, fairy houses and little characters. It will be out next spring, in April, as far as we know. Mike and I wrote the book and took many of the photos. The manuscript is done now and is with the editor; we are working with them on proofreading her edits. We're also working with a publicist and a book designer. It has been the most wonderful experience and the people we are working with are so kind and helpful. The book will be published by Familius. We've seen some of the finished pages and they are so beautiful! This will definitely not be just a dry, factual book but very elegantly designed with a very artistic look with inspiring instructions and a fun, very uplifting feeling to it. This is really a dream come true for us, so we are really excited to be working on something that we have wanted to do for a long time!!
 
We will have photos of the cover and more information soon when we are able to release more about the book. In the meantime, we hope you will share with all your friends, family and acquaintances about our upcoming book. It's going to be very special.
 
The photos above are not necessarily ones that we will be instructing how to make, but samples of our little fairy furniture and houses. Some of the photos above will be featured in the book, however. Our fairy houses are very beautiful and inspiring; we will be teaching how to create small versions of these houses in the book as well. To see more of our nature art, just go to our Etsy shops at:
 
Love to hear from you!! If you know of any magazines, newspapers, blogs, companies, authors, other artists, etc. who might be interested in doing a book review on our book when it comes out, an interview, an article, offer our book through their company or blog, etc., we would love to hear from you!! Thanks so much!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Miss posting on my blog!!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I have been so busy lately, trying to finish our book about our fairy furniture. It will be out May of 2015; we're so excited!! It is an instructional book about how to make our nature art. We have been working on it for almost a year. It's taking longer than it normally would because my husband and I have been working full time teaching art to adults with disabilities but finally cut our hours down to three days a week, so our lives are quite a lot more stress free and calm. We are grateful for that. We also have been having so much fun buying and selling antiques as well and have just become so busy with that. We call our new antique business "Lost in the Attic". We have found some wonderful things and love looking for the most beautiful antiques we can find. You can see our beautiful china, antique hats and purses, dolls and many other lovely things on our Ebay store "natureartgirl". We hope to have some of our antiques and vintage things on my Etsy shop in the very near future. It's called "sunflowerhouse". We also some day would love to have a real brick and mortar shop. We had a wonderful gallery several years ago and loved it. We had so much room to work on our art and were so excited when people came in to see our art.
 
So, we hope you will visit our sites and let us know what you think.
 
The beautiful photos above are from Tumblr.