I have been so busy setting up my new etsy shop. I just love it! I am currently going through many of my paper and digital collections to make up ever new and interesting collage sheets. My goal is to delight Altered Art workers with the unusual and fabulously sublime! My next goal is to put up some groups of ribbon flowers I have been working on and to work on some luscious artist kits that I have in mind! The ribbon flowers have vintage glass or crystal rhinestone centers and are too yummy for words! I just want to create some delicious packaging for them and then will take photos and list them. My final goal will be to list some of my finished works of art. This is so much fun!For this week's party, I am giving you a St. Paddy's Day party from a 1907 book by Paul Pierce titled Parties and Entertainments. Here goes:For St. Patrick's Day--A Donnybrook Fair " A Donnybrook Fair" is an excellent entertainment for St. Patrick's day. Ask guests to come in costume and throw open the entire house. Arrange a number of stalls or stands (tables under old umbrellas), and have these presided over by market women, with short full skirts, big gingham aprons, kerchiefs and small shawls or sun-bonnets over their heads. Have a number of grey-haired women (powder the hair) sitting about knitting lace and selling knitted lace. Have one or two peddler women going about with trays suspended about their necks selling notions and cheap trinkets. Arrange live stock pens with a live pig, geese and chickens. Have a "goose girl" in charge; and have a dairy with dairy maids selling buttermilk, butter, cheese, eggs, etc. Have flower girls selling roses, violets, azaleas and shamrocks. Have a cottage with roof of turf for the Inn. Serve an Irish stew, boiled potatoes, fish, cakes and tea. Arrange the "Blarney Stone" in the midst of a "bog," the more pitfalls the better. Jaunting and low-back cars should be part of the scenery. St. Patrick's Well should be a feature.It would be great fun to see one of these parties in action wouldn't it????
I specialize in watercolor with pen and ink, mixed media and mail art, including art dolls. I love creating and sowing the fertile soil of my creative mind with new art techniques or subjects.
Some of my favorite subjects to paint include: Marie Antoinette, Alice in Wonderland, mermaids, fairies, mushrooms and Candy Land. I like to paint my own visions of these things.
I am a born again Christian. Fundamentalist Baptist, to be exact. I am serious about my faith, it is my life, which is why I include it here. As I believe one day, I will stand before the Lord and give an account of every word and every opportunity to share the Gospel, I present the Gospel on this page and possibly in any materials I send out. I do not do this to be obnoxious. I do it to obey my God and my faith. Please be as tolerant and understanding of my faith as you would want me to be of yours. Yes, I would like you to be saved, because I believe it is the only way to Heaven. But, I respect you as a person, no matter what decision, lifestyle or faith you may choose.
I believe the following about salvation:Becoming a Christian is simple. It only requires belief. It cannot be earned in any way. It is the free gift of God.1. Admit you are a sinner and that you need a savior. That is, YOU can do NOTHING to save yourself. Romans 3:23. Admit that God sent His son Jesus Christ to die on the cross in your place. John 3:16 and Romans 6:23. Believe that Jesus rose the third day, thus gaining the ultimate victory over death for all eternity! Romans 10:19. Ask God to forgive you and to give you new life in Christ. Repent of your sins before God and ask Him to make you a new creature in Christ Jesus. Romans 10:19. You can have peace and eternal securtiy in Christ! Romans 10:9 and Romans 10:13. If you still have doubts as to Jesus Christ and God's plan for salvation, please read the Gospel of John and the book of Romans carefully. Ask God to reveal His truth to you.