Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Thank You ALL!

I just wanted to thank you all for following my blog!  We need only 10 more followers before I have my giveaway!  I am very excited about that!  I am sorry for my hiatus from blogging once again--I will post pics of my first 'art show' very soon and tell you how it went and other news from around here!  (I will try to tomorrow but I have a long list of things the house needs done so we will have to see).  Big HUGS to you all friends!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Hectic Happenings!

Hi everyone--as promised I have a little update post this evening!  However a longer post will have to wait--tomorrow is our small town's Olde Home Days and I'm doing my very first "art booth!"  I'll primarily be drawing people as animals of their choice (a nice spin on caricatures) so we will see how that goes!  I also will have two small children's t-shirts for sale that I hand-painted, a shelf I did in prim style (Thank you Ravenwood Whimzies mom for teaching me stuff!) a replica of the chicken painting I'm doing for my giveaway as well.  Meanwhile my mother-in-law from Ravenwood Whimzies will be selling a few crafts and my husband Mr. Fox will be promoting, his weather site.  Should be a very exciting day! 

I'm hoping to post soon about what happened when I made Ricotta cheese for the first time, and some photos of the different art projects!  Stay tuned--and thank you for your patience!  Also, a big THANKS to all my followers both old and new!  Getting closer to having the giveaway soon!a

The Wicked Faerie Queen Giveaway!

I think The Wicked Faerie Queen only needs one more follower before she's going to do her drawing!  Check her out today!

By the way I plan to do another post later when I get time--so much is happening! :)  Stay tuned!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A Few Updates!

Hi everyone!  I want to throw out a BIG THANK YOU to my followers, both old and new--we are halfway to 51 before my giveaway!  Feel free to promote my blog to get us there faster if you wish!  And thanks!

The past couple weeks have been a whirlwind.  I am sorry I haven't been able to keep up with all your wonderful blogs lately--I have been wanting to though!  Ever since the last Friday of July my husband "Mr. Fox" and I have been helping his parents to move.  We've also been working on setting up our own place as we will be buying their "old" house from them--Mr. Fox's years long dream!  There is still lots to do.  Here's a peek at what I've been working with.
Auntie Em!  It's a TWISTER!
 We finally have our kitchen more under control (but not entirely) and the living room is looking much more like a living room! 

This past week I've been looking at blogs and a website called for some yummy recipes.  It's been the first real chance I've been able to *really* be able to cook for my husband.  Here are a few pictures. 

Fresh PA Peaches and Beef N' Beer Sliders from

Honey-Glazed Chicken, Sweet Potatoes and Peach Skewers from
The brown things to the left are the pecans you put on the skewers.  We are thinking of doing more of a sugar coating next time to accent the sweet potatoes and peaches!  Earlier in the week we did the turkey chili weekly greens had as well--delicious!  Next time I think I'll add a little bit of taco sauce for a touch more flavor though.

I've also been doing quite a bit of art.  I painted a little "treasure box" for my new younger cousin Jake.  We used Colorado as the theme as that is where Mr. Fox and I went on our honeymoon!
Box from the Front

The sides of the box

The back of the box

The top of the box

Here's an angled picture so you can see how it turned out!

I made the inside to look like the night sky!  He already added his coins hehe

And I've been doing other art too--here was my latest commission I did--someone wanted them drawn as an elephant (their favorite animal) and their sister as a monkey.  They requested tulips and daffodils in the picture as well (favorite flowers).  It was a lot of fun to do!  Prismacolor markers was the medium.
So as you can see lots is going on!  To top it off--(the move and art and such) August 19th and 20th our town is having Olde Home Days.  I'm having an urge to pay the $10 to get a booth and try to sell things.  My plan is to draw people as animals of their choice (kinda different from the common caricatures) but as color takes a long time I'm thinking pencil.  What do you think?  If I do it, what do you think I should sell it for? I'm thinking $10 each.  Does that sound decent on 8 1/2 by 11" cardstock?  I'll also be working on my very own etsy shop too!  So stay tuned!  Thanks for reading this and blessings to you all!