....as a kid I can remember singing this song....
My Grandfather's clock was too large for the shelf,
So it stood ninety years on the floor;
It was taller by half than the old man himself,
Thought it weighed not a pennyweight more.
It was bought on the morn of the day that he was born
And was always his treasure and pride,
But it stopped short-never to go again-
When the old man died.
Ninety years without slumbering-
Tick, tick, tick, tick.
His life seconds numbering-
Tick, tick, tick, tick.
It stopped shout-never to go again-
When the old man died.
In watching its pendulum swing to and fro
Many hours had he spent while a boy;
And in childhood and manhood the clock seemed to know
And to share both his grief and his joy,
For it struck twenty-four when he entered the door
With a blooming and a beautiful bride,
But it stopped short-never to go again-
When the old man died.
My grandfather said of those he could hire,
Not a servant so faithful he found,
For it wasted not time and had but one desire-
At the close of each week to be wound.
And it kept in its place-not a frown upon its face,
And its hand never hung by its side;
But it stopped short-never to go again-
When the old man died.
It rang an alarm in the dead of night-
An alarm that for years had been dumb.
And we knew that his spirit was pluming for flight,
That his hour of departure had come.
Still the clock kept the time with a soft and muffled chime
As we silently stood by his side;
But it stopped short-never to go again-
When the old man died.
Henry Clay Work
......funny, hm, I don't remember it being so sad, we loved that Grandfather Clock.


Altered Domino

Lately I have been working again on altering dominoes. This one was so much fun it is a combination of painting, stamping and collage.
Then I sealed it with several layers of Diamond Glaze



Today is a very special day.
My husband and I was married on this day 15 years ago. 
Boy where did time fly too.



I'd like to be the sort of friend that you have been to me;
I'd like to be the help that you've been always glad to be;
I'd like to mean as much to you each minute of the day
As you have meant, old friend of mine, to me along the way.
I'd like to do the big things and the splendid things for you,
To brush the gray from out your skies and leave them only blue;
I'd like to say the kindly things that I so oft have heard,
And feel that I could rouse your soul the way that mine you've stirred.
I'd like to give you back the joy that you have given me,
Yet that were wishing you a need I hope will never be;
I'd like to make you feel as rich as I, who travel on
Undaunted in the darkest hours with you to lean upon.
I'm wishing at this Christmas time that I could but repay
A portion of the gladness that you've strewn along my way;
And could I have one wish this year, this only would it be:
I'd like to the sort of friend that you have been to me.


ATC Butterfly Delight

This piece came to me while I was working on a set of cards over at ATCsforALL in a swap that I was participating in. For that swap I painted tulips some with butterflies. Here I hand drawn a stump 
adding a vine of flowers and a butterfly. The medium I use for this card is Watercolor. this was fun and I plan to make more in this series.


Altered domino Key Chain

One of my many hobbies is altering dominoes. This one I made into a key chain for a swap over on the Flickr site I belong too. We were to make a key chain using the them Travel. 
I decided on this one to collage it I started out with a map that I cut up the size of a domino. Then I decided that I needed someone traveling what better than a fairy. From there I wrote a couple of sayings:
Tour the Country Side
Road Trip
Once I was done with all my embellishment I then started layering several coats of Diamond Glaze. It took a few days to complete for each layer I let dry 24 hours. Once this was all done then I made the chain with rings which I accented with beads then added the key ring. Now what we have is a 
Altered Domino Key Chain



A laugh is just like sunshine.
It freshens all the day,
It tips the peak of life with light,
And drives the clouds away.
The soul grows glad that hears it
And feels its courage strong.
A laugh is just like sunshine
For cheering folks along.
A laugh is just like music
It lingers in the heart,
And where its melody is heard
The ills of life depart;
And happy thoughts come crowding
Its joyful notes to greet:
A laugh is just like music
For making living sweet.
Author Unknown