Friday, December 19, 2008

OH, the weather outside is frightful.

Well, I guess winter is finally on its way. It has been snowing for a couple of hours with no letup in sight.
This was our forecast:
High: 32
Snow...freezing rain and sleet. Snow and sleet accumulation of 4 to 6 inches. Ice accumulation of a tenth to one quarter of an inch. Highs in the lower 30s. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

Doesn't it sound lovely. Well fortunately I don't have to go anywhere to day. I think I may even do some "playing" up in my studio. I haven't done that in awhile.

I know I will not open my antique shop. I don't imagine anyone would want to come by with conditions as they are. Good thing they all came yesterday anyway.

I just saw the snowplow go by. He will be busy today as the snow shows no sign of letting up anytime soon.

If I accomplish any art or mini making up in my studio today I will post it tomorrow.

Glad my mailing is done and I have plenty of food in the frig.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A snowy morning and some free graphics



This is a picture of our garden shed. We keep our winter tools in there too.

We finally got a bit of snow that is sticking on the ground. It isn't much but it is snowy looking. Unlike what they are probably getting in Syracuse and Bangor. Up to now it has been mostly rain and icy rain this year. I would say winter but it isn't technically here until Sunday.

My presents are bought and wrapped, my cards are mailed and what baking I will do is done.
So I can relax and enjoy the season. Or I could if there wasn't so much going on.

I am hoping to get back to some art, some sewing, some doll house making in the New Year but now I am just collecting up stuff for that time.

One thing I dearly love is vintage images. I have a huge collection both real and in computer graphics.

Here are a couple of places that I find them:

Lisa Vollrath, an artist I have "met" via an online swap or two has a great site of graphics and each season she generously offers free images for the season in a "COUNTDOWN" each day leading up to the particular holiday there will be a new image. She is currently in the middle of the CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN You can download free images each day. Just follow the guidelines given you will have wonderful images to use in your art, day by day!
Her websites are

Go Make Something and Ten Two Studios


Another good source for free graphics is from the GRAPHICS FAIRY. She has a blog and offers a vintage graphic almost every day.

I hope you will visit these two sites if you interested in vintage graphics. It will be worth your while.