Re-exploring Key West

Friday, October 18, 2019


Today’s collection focuses on ELEPHANTS!!!!   I love elephants!
This collection started about 52 years ago. When Ron and I were married,He had 2 elephants and I had 1; and after displaying them on our coffee table I got lots of elephants for Christmas along without statements like “I saw your collection!”   It was born.  

Most of my elephants!

Burial urn.  Do you have one in your collection???

Cigarette holder. Really popular in the twenties 

Box with broken trunk.  Little carved stamp done years ago. 

Another cigarette holder. 

Rusty elephant with elephant eye staring at you 

Table and stool

Another table

Table on elephant rug.  

Come back. 


What does a collector collect?    If it is me, I collect a LOT.   Today I am listing collections and I will start posting pictures—collection by collection!!!

Raggedy Ann & Andy dolls. 
Dolls including brides, boy dolls and others.
Depression glass.
Crystal & glass candle holders
Reagan items
Snow men
Miniatures 1/4 and 1/12 scale
Paintings many I’ve done and many purchased.

Stay tuned!!!!

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

June 2019 OMB-Bedroom

Update!!!   The more I looked at this, the More I knew It needed MORE pictures.


In 2010 I did my first name day room.  Since then I had three done and had two
 to go.  Done are the living room, kitchen and dining room.  Just finished was the bedroom.  I have one more to go.  At this stage, I don’t have a clue what it will be.  

Sunday, May 26, 2019

May has been a very productive mini month

My one a month bunch was completing my boat house.  This is quarter scale.  

Then I decided I could not go to Lakeland next month to do a fun day project with an unfinished project waiting to be completed. 

Santa’s workshop is done and it’s in 1/12 scale.  

Then I had swap items that needed to be finalized into Mel’s junk shop.  It is 1/12 scale. 

I am so very happy to have completed 3 projects. And the month isn’t over.

Come back next month to see if I am as productive!!!

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Funky owls

When I finished the 50 pears I realized I had 7 days before my next online class.  Whatever will I do?   How about 7 funky owls in 7 days.    Size 6x6 inches. I think they are cute.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

February and March OMB drive through coffee shop

Built in February and furnished in March.  

Really love this!!!!

Monday, April 8, 2019

Pears, pears and more pears !!!

About 15 or 16 years ago I followed an art assemblage group on yahoo.  I came across an exhibition of 50 pieces of art in 50 days.  I was enraptured by the thought.  Pieces were small about 6x6 if my memory serves me well.  There were assemblage pieces along with portraits and landscapes.

I tried it with watermelons and got to 8 pieces and then thought “to hell with it “.

Well, I’ve completed 52 pears.  2 were done in 2016.  The other 50 were done in the last few weeks. Size is 3 1/2 x 5 inches.   I don’t know if I will frame theme but if I do, it’s a staple size at dollar tree. Enjoy!!!

Trash picking success —finally!

Several years ago I acquired ( trash picking) a camera tripod that was in great shape and I wanted to make it into a floor lamp.  After knowing I didn’t have the tools (and the skills) to do it, I was at the point of giving it to a friend who has yard sales.   Had a friend who wanted to go to the art studios on Stock Island and we went into Damon Designs.  He had a tripod floor lamp on display.  To make a long story short, I asked him if he could wire my camera tripod and he did.  HE DID!!!!  I’m so glad I hadn’t gotten rid of it.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Final 5 days of 30 days of creative practice

what a great 30 days!!!!!  Check out Wendy Brightbill Studios

Day 26.   Typography

Day 27 pop of color 

Day 28  Geometric 

Day 29. Silhouette 

Day 30. Choose your own adventure,