Saturday, January 29, 2011

Valentines, Anyone?

My friend, Susan, invited me over to her house this morning to make Valentines.

Susan is one of the most creative people I know.  I love going to her house because it's just so....well, inspiring!  My house always looks very vanilla upon my return.  Anyway, what a fun way to spend a Saturday morning!  It was nice to see fellow artists, and a good time was had by all.  Let's see what I can share with you...

Susan has two pets:  a loveable but hairless sweetie pie cat named Carmella and a handsome, dapper dog named Jakk.  They are beyond loved, and I suspect they are very happy to live in such a creative environment!

Susan's home is full of things I'd like to stuff in my purse and run out the door with!

The chair would be a tight squeeze though!  Susan's upstairs studio really is a calming retreat:

Here's Susan with some vintage Christmas ornaments that belonged to her grandmother.

We sat up our Valentine crafting on the dining room table.  When the host said, "Don't bring anything," she meant it!  I've never seen so many art supplies in my life!

I would occasionally take a break from "crafting," and wander around capturing some images of beautiful things like these:

One of the girls, Sharry, brought much coveted Sprinkles cupcakes for us, personalized even! I documented Susan holding the box, just so everyone would know it existed.  Within seconds, only a mass of crumbs remained.  The red velvet were delicious!

We diligently decorated for several hours before retiring to a nearby tea room for a ladies luncheon.  How civilized!  Good thing we only discussed wholesome things like housekeeping and doing the laundry...

Well, I wasn't done, but a cute little box popped up saying I was out of space on blogger, and I had to go and pay $5.00 for 20 GB more.  Now it says it might take a day to process it!  Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!  You're probably bored by now anyway, but know that some darned good  Valentines were made in Dallas this morning.  Catch you later!


  1. Gorgeous photos Vickie!
    Thanks for capturing our day so beautifully!

  2. What a fun day! I love the button jar-makes me want to swish my hands around in it.

  3. Drat!! Somebody already spied the button jar! So next time, you just find me a big old jar full, ok? Love, love your artwork and life seen thru' the eyes of Vickie.