Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Cuddly Rigor Mortis Auctions Original Painting for Japan

I've blogged about Cuddly Rigor Mortis many times before, like for Valentine's Day, and remember when Perry imitated art? Well the lovely lady behind Cuddly Rigor Mortis, Kristin Tercek, is not only amazingly talented, but she has a big heart too! :) Kristin is using her incredible artistic talent to raise money to help benefit Japan by auctioning a beautiful original painting with a cherry blossom theme titled "Mono No Aware" on ebay. All proceeds from the sale of the painting will go to the Red Cross. It measures 6.5" x 9.25", acrylic paint on a beveled wood plaque. It's sealed with a high gloss finish, and it's signed with the title and year and has a small hanger on the back.

The bidding ends for this great painting in just two days, so you better put it on your ebay watch list asap!

Kristin captures the breathtaking beauty of the cherry blossom perfectly...

Face detail

Sunday, March 27, 2011

I'm Baaaaack!

I apologize for being MIA for almost the whole month of March, but I swear I haven't been laying around eating chocolates(does anyone REALLY do that?). My 90 year old Grandma fell in the beginning of March and broke her arm, so I have been taking care of her during the day, & that takes up alot of time and energy. Then the rest of my days are spent doing house chores like dishes, dusting, laundry, and it seems like I am forever vacuuming up cat hair, sounds like an exciting life eh? Not only have I been busy/tired, but the Winter of 2011 has decided to hang on for dear life into late March, and it's starting to look like it might even be around for April! Argh! It's been so dreary, cloudy, damp and icky here in NE, it even snowed this weekend :( Family stress and crappy weather aside I feel like I have some free time coming to me and I'm gearing up for some Spring and Summer DIYish things.

I don't have a craft, recipe or other helpful info to post today, I would however like to share something with you that I discovered about a week ago that I am in love with. I came across an Etsy store called Fable and Fury, and they make the neatest laser cut stainless steel necklaces and earrings, very artistic! My favorite are the little deer earrings posted below.

So cute!

This store has something for everyone, including silhouettes of the likes of David Bowie, Vincent Price, Johnny Cash, and H.P Lovecraft, and animals like owls, cats, and Jackalope-(yes, a Jackalope is an animal)-just to name a few designs. Love Edgar Allen Poe? How about wearing him around your neck? Nevermore wear a boring necklace....

The Octopus Girl below looks like something from a Victorian horror novel, so naturally I love it! :) Seriously, go check Fable and Fury out, you won't be disappointed with what you find.

Ahoy Mateys!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

March Madness


I know St. Patrick's is still a few weeks away, but it's never too soon to start crafting and preparing. Here are the links to some past posts I did on Patty's Day crafts and even a recipe for regular and Vegan corned beef and cabbage.

Vegan Corned Beef

-At the End of the Rainbow, and Vegan Corned Beef

-A Fanciful Shamrock

A Fanciful Shamrock