About Me

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Sublimity, OR, United States
I am artist of texture and color. I enjoy working with textiles, mixed media and the graphic arts. I am an avid cottage gardener with a love for pass along plants and big fluffy pink peonies and pink roses. Many of my tangible creations reflect my love of the garden and all its wonderful colors. I have been selling my creations online since 2002 beginning as a hobby. After 10 years I quit the day job to pursue my art as a full time passion.

27 December 2008

Countin it down

Well folks, 2008 is almost over! And each year I look forward to staying healthy and not thinking about being one year older....I look forward to the rebirth of spring and all the beautiful colors to come even tho winter has just begun. I cherish the love that Valentines Day brings and the ode to the green 4 leaf clover of St Patrick's Day--but I am getting ahead of myself here!!! But I have been in the Valentine mode for a couple weeks now, busy stitching up pretties and listing them on my website. Not to far behind will be a few pretties on etsy too. If you get a chance pop over and take a peek!

20 December 2008

the wonder of it all

My sweet baby granddaughter Lynsie (14 months old) got to stay overnight nana and grandpa, and oh what a site when she woke up to a pretty blanket of white snow. She toddled her way to the window, blankie and bear bear in tow. Climbing up on her little stool to watch in amazement as the snowflakes fell, even her jammies matched the sight to behold. Alas, after a couple minutes it was old news and off to more interesting things like pulling a few ornies off the Christmas tree and terrorizing the poor kitty :(

14 December 2008

The angel in my tree...updated pics 12-17

...I finally got my 13 ft Oregon Grand fir tree decorated (took 2 days and lots of teetering from the ladder) and this angel is 12 ft almost at the top.Unfortunately my photography is not like in the magazines, I just could not capture the beauty of this tree. Unusual topper you say?? Well, this is my version of a tree I saw at the Oregon Garden Resort lodge and it so intrigued me. My hubby says it looks like some weeds growing in the tree LOL. It is actually lovely dried grass that has added sparkle to it that the camera could not capture
I had to change my blog clothes at least once for the season, shedding the blue shabby chic for the traditional Victorian garb..I hope you enjoy!

09 December 2008

All Christmas items on sale at my website

Just in time to finish your Christmas decorating! All the Christmas items are ON SALE at my website! Marionberry Cottage . And to sweeten the deal, I will ship your total purchase~no matter how much you buy~for only ~~FIVE BUCKS~~(applies to Christmas items only)

Make sure to make a note in your checkout message box that you saw this on my blog and I will send you an adjusted invoice.

Happy Holidays!

06 December 2008

We have a winner!

Today was the day for the drawing of the lovely lavender gift set celebrating the grand opening of my website!
Congratulations to JILL RUSKAMP

01 December 2008

Last chance for Grand opening specials and the giveaway

Good cyber Monday to all!! This is the last week to save on my website with the grand opening special discount. And while you are there sign up for this lovely giveaway!

Shop and sign up over at Marionberry Cottage today!
Drawing will be held on December 6th

Every Saturday

where we reside

where we reside
The ArborOak cottage