Thursday, January 31, 2008

Easter basket

Easter basket, originally uploaded by Sea Dream Studio.

I am trying to conjure springtime! I so do not like winter!!! My studio is a blur of pastel flowers and pink glitter!
You can find the basket in my shop.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


crowns, originally uploaded by Sea Dream Studio.

Just added these pretty Bali silver crowns to my shop. They are really pretty.

Had to pick up Will (my youngest~ 11) early from school today. He has a tummy thing. He feels awful! He is all snugged up under an electric blanket on the sofa. My poor baby

Monday, January 28, 2008

Marie Antoinette element packet

Look what's new in my shop!! I had so much fun gathering lots of lush, pastel elements for these packets.
It was nice to have something pretty to look at on such a dreary day!!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

FLY collage

FLY collage, originally uploaded by Sea Dream Studio.

Just added this collage to my shop.

After a VERY foggy morning, we had a most lovely and warmish day here... in the 60s!! My friend, Laurie and I hung out. She is teaching full-time now and I miss her so much! She is like a sister... as nutty as me, poor thing. We went to JoAnn's and bought craft supplies, because neither of us have any at all... okay, that was a lie. We had a lot of fun being mesmerized by any and everything that had a speck of glitter, a sequin or a rhinestone. How sad life would be without a dear friend that is as easily amused as I am!!

Saturday, January 26, 2008


I have created a new species... the pink crowned wren. Find her in my shop.

Our snowstorm turned out to be only a dreary rain. Today though was sunny and getting warmer. Should be 70 tomorrow. That makes me very happy.
Made art today while the boys (dh and 3) sons went tool shopping for the oldest. Kate scampered off to hang out with friends, so had a quiet afternoon. Spent way too long on iTunes.
Thankfully my entire household is healthy again.
My son Ian (15) is going to Costa Rica this summer with a group of science students. I am very excited for him. He will visit a volcano & a butterfly preseve, study ecology, hike in the jungle, fly through the Monteverde Cloud rainforest canopy on a zipline... while I am at home swallowing tranquilizers! I spent some time researching the trip online today. It looks awesome, but of course it is going to be tough to let him go so far away. Oh, well... it is in June, so I'll wait a bit to really start worrying!

Friday, January 25, 2008

winter storm watch

Posted by PicasaSo, no snow yet, but it is cold enough! Brrr...
My husband and daughter are both ill with fever, body aches and tummy probs. Poor things!
I am wishing I had a mask and gloves or a haz-mat suit...

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

a winter day...

Another very chilly day here in north Texas. Though the weather report is hinting at snow for Friday, by Sunday it will be in the 70s! Oh, joy!!

Today I made a little art, did some laundry and mailed packages.
This is Marcel.. He lives in Paris...
and loves the flea market.
You can find him in my shop...

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Oh, it is crazy-cold here!! Very rough on us mermaid-types!! I am feeling very far away from the equator... I need a nice salt-tinged southern breeze and swaying palm right about now.

I have added some new items to my shop today (link at your right). I love collaging on this vintage farmhouse tin. It is so beautifully weathered. Wish I could fare so well...
I also made a special order birthday tiara and wand today and puttered up to McKinney to deliver it to the shop. I swiped my daughter's shearling coat so as not to perish in the cold. I may keep it. It is wonderfully warm!
I am off to cook some chow for the familia... I hate to cook, but at least I can stand by the oven and pretend I am feeling that heat from an island breeze. Perhaps a Miller Chill will add to the ambience...

Stay warm, my friends.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Springtime Bottle

Springtime Bottle, originally uploaded by Sea Dream Studio.

I am continuing my defiance of the weather! It IS SpringTime in my studio!!

Just added this to my shop...

Pink Wish

Pink Wish, originally uploaded by Sea Dream Studio.

Spring is in the air... NOT! But, I am dreaming of sunny, warm days. My woktable is all pastels, glitter and sweet blossoms.
My kids are enjoying a lazy day off. They emerge every now and then for food. It is so cold and dreary here and I am so glad I have no errands to run today.

The piece above is available here...

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Marie's grotto

Marie's grotto, originally uploaded by Sea Dream Studio.

Oh, that Marie Antoinette... slave to style, naughty queen! This grotto assemblage transforms Her Highness into a mermaid empress. I chose lush millinery flowers in creamy pastels to create Marie's enchanted undersea world.
This piece is available in my shop.

It is a verrrry cold day here in north Texas, but sunny and bright. I will continue to stock my revamped shop.

Tonight my sweet son and delightful daughter-in-law are having us over for dinner. They are so cute in their little apartment, so happy and content. Sweet days for them...

Hope your Saturday is wonderful!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Azura's grotto

Azura's grotto, originally uploaded by Sea Dream Studio.

I have added some items to my shop, including this mermaid grotto. I am enjoying stocking the shelves!
Cold here today with a few stray snowflakes drifting down every now and then. If it is going to be this cold, I'd just as soon a blizzard blew in.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Notice anything different? How about my beautiful blog header? Cathy at Avalon Rose Design this wonder for me AND a matching one for my Etsy , but best of all a remarkable template for my shop!!! I am absolutely delighted with this design that is so me!!! In fact, the little girl in the left hand corner is me!! Cathy's work is always so lovely and I urge you to contact her if you need these services. She is so talented... and a very sweet and friendly gal!!!
Now, as to that website... well it will be up and running very soon. I am busy stocking the store shelves. I will make an announcement when the grand opening is near!! Perhaps a give-away is in order... Stay posted...

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Don't do this...

Don't do this..., originally uploaded by Sea Dream Studio.

Took this sunrise picture through the car window, WHILE DRIVING!
Smart, huh?? Well, if you stop on the little curvy road leading up to Will's school a carpool mom might pop a cap at your head and this is not a photo I am willing to die for.
The weather gods are feeling benevolant today... high near 70 and mucho S U N S H I N E! Oh, yessss!

So, how to spend so lovely a winter day? I plan to give the hacienda a quick swipe of cleaning, pack up Etsy orders and make some art... or... go to the thrift store! Hmmm.... maybe I can do all of it... if I get off this computer!!

Monday, January 14, 2008


Ah, Monday morning... children off to school, dh away on business. The sun is bright and wintery light falls across my studio in a most enchanting way... Glitter and sequins beckon.

The coffee pot is full and dogs are napping. Biggest decision of the day... music or this beautiful silence...

This is a day to create.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Swan Valentine

Swan Valentine, originally uploaded by Sea Dream Studio.

These Valentine candyboxes are really fun to make. I've had this swan for a while and I was glad to find a home for her. Available here...

It is a cold, sunny day... perfect for staying inside and creating. Glitter is flying in my cozy, warm studio. What should I make next??

Friday, January 11, 2008

Valentine candybox

Valentine candybox, originally uploaded by Sea Dream Studio.

Love is in the air... and on my worktable...
Find this assemblage in my Etsy shop...

Portrait of the Artist Painting a Portrait (Vintage)

What is it that drives us to create? For many people it is as natural and vital as breathing. To those outside this realm it might seem a curious passion. For me, it is simply where I live, my constant refuge.

Monday, January 07, 2008


Oh, I hate it when I have so much to do I can't create! Tonight Ian starts driver's ed, we have to pay bills and I need to come up with a VERY EASY science fair project for Will... and dinner... arrrg! I wanna' MAKE something!
But, on a positive note... it is WARM here... 76 to be exact! Now, this is my kind of winter!!!

Sunday, January 06, 2008

I can see clearly now...

My sweet daughter Kate has an Etsy shop!!! She is selling hand embellished reading glasses. They are so cute! Check them out here...

Marie of the sea

Marie of the sea, originally uploaded by Sea Dream Studio.

Here is the always stylish Marie Antoinette as a mermaid in her sparkling gseashell grotto. FInd her here...

Look mom!

Look mom!, originally uploaded by Sea Dream Studio.

My heart's teasure!

Friday, January 04, 2008

New shade!!

New shade!!, originally uploaded by Sea Dream Studio.

Oh, I found lavender!! So pretty and available in my Etsy shop.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Look what I found!

More beautiful feather fans!!
Find them here...


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