Sunday, February 28, 2010

Some things never change....

This darling man and I have been together 20 years in August, and on Feb 12, we celebrated 16 years of marriage.
We look a little different...gone is his 90's rock star hair, and he has more facial hair and tattoos...Im a lot wrinklier and gawd knows a hell of a lot wider..were parents now, and our commitments list is a hell of a lot longer....
but when were together we are still those kids we were 20 years ago....enjoying every second of each others' company...just as great mates, and just as in love.....
its nice to know some things never change.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Hello - Evanescence

This is the song from my art journal..its such a beautiful song....enjoy..

Hello.....

...art journals are the best places to put..stuff...like this drawing I did a LOOOONG time ago....she goes so well with the Lyrics to Evanescences' "Hello"....( I sooo love that song)

and i cant resist sharing this little guy....
hes not finished...but i love him!!!
More soon...
Love, Debxxoo

Monday, February 22, 2010

Tarisota Gallery is up! Up!UP!!!Yeah baby!!!

You can see all the pretties here ..so why not go meander through whilst partaking of a warm beverage or two??
Its been worth the wait..I promise!!!
More soon
Debxxoo

Friday, February 19, 2010

Tarisota still on hiatus!!!

Just to let you know...Tarisota is still having technical difficulties, and the Gallery is still a no go yet, as our beloved Tarisota Creator still has no email or internet!!
Because of this..
she has asked us to "show you the money"..LOL..or at least..our projects from the kit this month...
all the Tarisota Team will be doing this..so visit the Tarisota Team link list (on the side)>>>> to see what theyve all been up to!!!
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These are some more of my projects!!..a bracelet....all the beads are made of the 7 Gypsies paper in the kit!!!One of my all time favourite quotes......
My lightning photo and some beading..(aaargh!!)
..and our very own Blythe style folder.....using the fabulous 7 Gypsies file folder...all the photos are of our girls...(except for one or two small business cards inside)
(this is the little mini album inside!!)

..and then I made this:
...a super snazzy disco owl softie!!!(*snort*)..and whats he for????
..for holding ipods, what else would a sparkly owl softie be for????(he also fits my Ipod touch nicely...but I dont think Im allowed to keep him!!!)
The gallery should be up Tuesday..all going well with the world....so youll get to see all the juicy details then!!!
More soon!!!
Love, Debxxoo

Photo of the day....


So, I have missed one or two photos this month...still ok so far though...but heres todays' photo..
Ive been doing the beg borrow steal thing for my Michael De Meng class projects..
this box of babies was given to me today by an old friend...arent they scrummy????
More soon,
Debxxoo

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Carnivale Reptilia...

....finally finished this one...its been sitting in my art room unfinished for months..but now?
Shes done...and I am happy..
the title really is just words...they just popped into my head when she was done....
LOL...its slightly catchier than "sometimes I feel like I am from another planet..."..although, thats good too, I guess..LOL..
Do you like???
I am thinking I might sell her somewhere...shes a bit big to post though..shes approx 115cmx40cm....
meh...think about that later...
More soon!!!
love, Debxxoo

Tarisota goodness..


This is my last month as the Tarisota "Designer In Residence"...and because of Tamars' technical difficulties..she said it would be ok to share a project with you before the gallery goes up..
I love this layout so much..because it is about my Grandmother.
I dont remember much about her....she died when I was only young..but, like me she was the family photographer.
I still have her box brownie...the one she lovingly took all the family photos with.
This is her using it..
...just a little detail..I made the pansies.. By hand!!! *sigh* such a beautiful kit.....
Cant wait to share more with you!!!
More soon, Love, Debxxoo

Monday, February 15, 2010

Tarisota News Flash!!!


Hello lovelies!!!
Just so you all know.....The Tarisota Gallery will be delayed a day or two due to technical difficulties....Its looking like it will be up Thursday!!!So stay tuned!!!
..and if you're waiting for your email about your latest Tari collection...due to the same technical difficulties, Tamar currently has no email facilities..but she has said to pass on that your collections will be in the post today (Tuesday!)!!!!
So be strong!!!It will be soon!! promise!!!
More soon,
Love, Debxxoo

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Etsy lovin on Valentines' Day..

Im a stinky shopper...wandering around a big fat shopping mall sounds like torture..but!! I LOVE to wander through the shops on Etsy...
I wanted to share some yummy things I have found..
I must say...Im feeling very excited about Autumn being around the corner..these things would look fabulous in my house..*sigh*
..like this tree huggers' pillow!!! Via Etsy..the shop is called HiTree..which would look fab on a lounge in a room like this:
..yummy decals....via Etsy..the shop is called Wowwall..*sigh*
..and I should feel fabulous lounging about on it wearing this....(of course I would add tights..LOL) Via Etsy..
this shop is GinaMicheleVintage
and then this little beauty:
Just sitting on the coffee table waiting to be scribbled in :)
Via Etsy..the shop? Monorail.
...love me an upcycled canvas baggy......Yummo!!!
via Etsy the shop;kerrishangups
and then last but not least..look at these beautiful faces!!I should love these on my wall in my new lounge room.... *dream*
..oh so beautiful!!!!!! Via Etsy.. The Artist is Marisolspoon... I think Ill be buying many prints...I LOVE them!!!
Ok..shopping bug officially fixed..and not a cent left my wallet!!!Gots to be happy with that!!
Happy Valentines' Day!!
Love, Debxxoo

Friday, February 12, 2010

Yoohooo....playtime at my house!!!


..I have been playing....with my last kit as the Tarisota Designer in Residence.......so many pretties to play with!! *sigh*..
not long til the gallery is up!!!!!!
Hope youre having a happy, creative weekend!!!!
More soon..
Love, Debxxoo

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Bryan Adams - (Everything I Do) I Do It For You

16 years ago we danced to this at our wedding....the words still mean as much now as they ever did..
Happy Anniversary Mr G.
I love you.
Mrs G.xxoo

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Twilight VS Trueblood war part 376..

In our house, my daughter and I have been locked in a battle over "He who is the hottest most awesome and most lovable vampire"....this was my champion... Eric.....a more than worthy contender...(ROWR)

This was her champion...Edward..... *ahem*....yes, quite nice...but..soo young...
But after much argument, ogling and heady discussions..... It would seem that we have come to agree that this particular fellow..is the" Vampire to defeat all Vampires "in our house....

His name? Mick St John....(Alex O'Loughlin)..
*sigh*
As you were.
Debxxoo

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Treasures I have found...

So, now that I have Saturdays off...one of the first things I wanted to do with them..was do over the garage sales..you know, get up early, buy the paper...and go from one to the next..to the next..
and so I did that this morning..dragging my Mother and children with me..
this is what i came home with... This gorgeous old first aid box...glorious glasses with one lens missing..and a jar full of these scrummy old handles..
all for a song!!!
I also snaffled a Moulin Rouge book.....that shall become subject to Mr Scissors...LOL...
ooo..I do love a good garage sale....
as you were...hehehehe
Love, Debxxoo

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Quoth the Raven......





Look what I bought!!!!
Two of my speshies have their own, divine Etsy shop for all of you who love to collect the loved, the used, the quirky and divine...for those who love to create..for those who love to wander, like a Gypsy...taking only that which speaks to you...
they are The Gradum Gypsies...and you can look here for that which might speak to you.....and perhaps keep something for your self......

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe.......
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
`'Tis some visitor,' I muttered, `tapping at my chamber door -
Only this, and nothing more.'

Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December,
And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
Eagerly I wished the morrow; - vainly I had sought to borrow
From my books surcease of sorrow - sorrow for the lost Lenore -
For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels named Lenore -
Nameless here for evermore.

And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
Thrilled me - filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;
So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating
`'Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door -
Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door; -
This it is, and nothing more,'

Presently my soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer,
`Sir,' said I, `or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore;
But the fact is I was napping, and so gently you came rapping,
And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door,
That I scarce was sure I heard you' - here I opened wide the door; -
Darkness there, and nothing more.

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing,
Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before
But the silence was unbroken, and the darkness gave no token,
And the only word there spoken was the whispered word, `Lenore!'
This I whispered, and an echo murmured back the word, `Lenore!'
Merely this and nothing more.

Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning,
Soon again I heard a tapping somewhat louder than before.
`Surely,' said I, `surely that is something at my window lattice;
Let me see then, what thereat is, and this mystery explore -
Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore; -
'Tis the wind and nothing more!'

Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
In there stepped a stately raven of the saintly days of yore.
Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he;
But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door -
Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door -
Perched, and sat, and nothing more.

Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore,
`Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou,' I said, `art sure no craven.
Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the nightly shore -
Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!'
Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.'

Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly,
Though its answer little meaning - little relevancy bore;
For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being
Ever yet was blessed with seeing bird above his chamber door -
Bird or beast above the sculptured bust above his chamber door,
With such name as `Nevermore.'

But the raven, sitting lonely on the placid bust, spoke only,
That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour.
Nothing further then he uttered - not a feather then he fluttered -
Till I scarcely more than muttered `Other friends have flown before -
On the morrow he will leave me, as my hopes have flown before.'
Then the bird said, `Nevermore.'

Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly spoken,
`Doubtless,' said I, `what it utters is its only stock and store,
Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful disaster
Followed fast and followed faster till his songs one burden bore -
Till the dirges of his hope that melancholy burden bore
Of "Never-nevermore."'

But the raven still beguiling all my sad soul into smiling,
Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird and bust and door;
Then, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking
Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore -
What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt, and ominous bird of yore
Meant in croaking `Nevermore.'

This I sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable expressing
To the fowl whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom's core;
This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining
On the cushion's velvet lining that the lamp-light gloated o'er,
But whose velvet violet lining with the lamp-light gloating o'er,
She shall press, ah, nevermore!

Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer
Swung by Seraphim whose foot-falls tinkled on the tufted floor.
`Wretch,' I cried, `thy God hath lent thee - by these angels he has sent thee
Respite - respite and nepenthe from thy memories of Lenore!
Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe, and forget this lost Lenore!'
Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.'

`Prophet!' said I, `thing of evil! - prophet still, if bird or devil! -
Whether tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore,
Desolate yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted -
On this home by horror haunted - tell me truly, I implore -
Is there - is there balm in Gilead? - tell me - tell me, I implore!'
Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.'

`Prophet!' said I, `thing of evil! - prophet still, if bird or devil!
By that Heaven that bends above us - by that God we both adore -
Tell this soul with sorrow laden if, within the distant Aidenn,
It shall clasp a sainted maiden whom the angels named Lenore -
Clasp a rare and radiant maiden, whom the angels named Lenore?'
Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.'

`Be that word our sign of parting, bird or fiend!' I shrieked upstarting -
`Get thee back into the tempest and the Night's Plutonian shore!
Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken!
Leave my loneliness unbroken! - quit the bust above my door!
Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!'
Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.'

And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming,
And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted - nevermore!

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010