Lovin’ this Re-purposed Jeans-Purse

Discovered this wonderful site at thepolkadotskirt.net with this great tutorial by funny lady, Kathy, for turning an old pair of jeans into an ultra-cool jean purse. Man, I have a few ‘skinny me’… Continue reading

A Pretty Butterfly Package

There was a package in the mailbox today.  Surprise, surprise, it isn’t one of those freebies I’m always signing up for.  No, this is from my loving sister & there’s a couple felt-pen… Continue reading

Surprise Pay It Forward handmade!

My sons & I loved the 2000 movie, Pay It Forward, with favourites Bruce Willis, Helen Hunt, Kevin Spacey, & especially, Haley Joel Osment.  And since the book is usually better than the… Continue reading

Immigration

Originally posted on Deidra Alexander's Blog:
Illegal immigration isn’t new, Native Americans called it white people.

Doctor’s order: A belly laugh a day

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Another beautiful ‘smile’ photo from my favourite Swedish lady at wellhowaboutthemapples.wordpress.com wellhowaboutthemapplesmary View original post

Reblog–>About symptoms [cancer]

Originally posted on cancer killing recipe:
Knowing cancer symptoms is very important,becase early detection saves lives. According to Webster’s Dictionary: symptom – in medicine, means any condition accompanying or resulting from a disease…

Colour Fun

Oh, so much fun with colour around my house lately: Butterfly pillows from Bombay tie my bedroom colour scheme together Dawne Design. I’ve been decorating with colourful flowers & butterflies & fairies & real-life… Continue reading

Permalink

Originally posted on wellhowaboutthemapplesmary:
Yes. Just do it. The recommendation is to do it to give it to somebody that seems to need it badly. Don’t expect anything in return. It will loop…

A Major Re-Start

. I haven’t written here for awhile.  😦 No, I take that back — I haven’t posted here but I’ve certainly been writing. Snippets of thoughts.  Confused.  Sad — heartbreaking sad.  Sometimes anger. … Continue reading

CityScape Deters Critters

The CityScape window installed — no outdoor critters can come in & indoor critters [ahem, Mollie] can’t go out. I had lots of fun making this quick window — it’s mostly long &… Continue reading

Working & Loving Stained Glass

Woohoo, I’m having so much fun working on two porch windows: The first Rainbow panel is up — I love the juxtaposition of the squared pieces with the curves of the Green Trees… Continue reading

Pardus — My Happy Kitty

I was trying to photograph my newest window before it was installed when Pardus decided he wanted some cuddling.  Now, when Pardus decides it’s time, he means now. Pardus’ look says “I want… Continue reading

Tragedy Brings Change

I needed to focus on something constructive: My re-organized desk & project area is looking pretty — even if it’s still a little crowded. Last week, my desktop was a complete disaster —… Continue reading

Testing Window Concept

When writing at Dawne Design about my newest window Project 27–Squared Rainbow Concept, my Photoshop drawings were showing up funny — so I tried a test here.  Over there, with a light blue… Continue reading

First Snow

Lady & Mollie love playing in the snow while our ‘Tree Spirit’ looks on. Woohee — our first snow of the season is always a big event here on the Isle.  Yup, all… Continue reading

It’s Not Turkey Gravy With Icing Sugar

Famous last words: No, the canisters don’t need to be labeled — it’s obvious the sugars are lower than the flour. Vanessa Dawne My unlabeled canisters — from left:  tea, brown sugar, white… Continue reading

2012 — Building on 2011’s Foundation

Celebrate what you want to see more of. Tom Peters The porch entrance is alive with colour. Everywhere I look in this old, not-so-mobile home, I see the beautiful colours of my work… Continue reading

Blue Menagerie Details

I’ve posted more details of creating the Blue Menagerie at Dawne Design — Project 21. Please check it out. Simply A Dawne Thought black

Christmas means Special Visits

Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas. Dale Evans “Flowers Love Sun” for my 2-yr-old grand-daughter. What a wonderful Christmas season I’m having… Continue reading

My First Commission Work

BLUE MENAGERIE The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play. Arnold J. Toynbee Completed panel, “Blue Menagerie”, leaning in my window prior to delivery. I DID IT !! I… Continue reading

Yahoo, I’m Coming ‘Round the Bend

Do not quench your inspiration or your imagination; do not become the slave of your model. Vincent Van Gogh Sneak peek at last corner of blue mosaic panel Yahoo, I finished the glass… Continue reading

Getting Back Up on my Horse

Beware so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance. Jean de la Fontaine Two of five panels for new window in place. So, so often, I am distracted from… Continue reading

Bright Beginnings

Hmmm, over a month since I’ve written here?  Really?  While some of that time was accidental, some was intentional. Although we’ve been enjoying a gorgeous autumn filled with sunshine, I spent a couple… Continue reading

Playing with Math, Glass & Nature

Oh, so much fun working with glass on my latest project, Green Trees.  [Hey, I know it’s a funny name considering the tree is clear textured — but the sporatic use of green… Continue reading

Ten Year Tragedy

It’s been ten years since I stood in horror & watched thousands of innocent people die. [photo by Sara K. Schwittek] I was just starting a new life — in my mid-40s, attaining… Continue reading