Alot going on this time of year. Parties, gift giving, gift making, baking and spending time with our wonderful friends has taken up most of it. I had a moment and wanted to share our son Alec's beautiful and as always, incredible photos.
He decided to join his Dad and Uncles this year in Colorado on their annual hunting trip. He hiked the mountain sides with only a loaded camera and by far had the best shot! These are just a few of them.
The pond reeds are my favorite. Hope there is a framed photo present under my tree this year...hint hint ;o).
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
"It's beginning to look alot like Christmas" challenge begins with a grungy snowman!
He's made of stuffed batting and stained with coffee and cinnamon. Pink grunged scarf and twig arms.
His hat is made of osnaburg muslin, painted, stained and sanded.
His face is embroidered with two black beads for his coal eyes, French knots for his coal smile and carrot orange thread for his nose.
A "sprinkle" of clear, German glass glitter for a fresh fallen snow feel.
He measures 8" tall and approx 8" from arm to arm.
He's sold, but I can always make more!
Inquiries on purchase or questions, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or click on the AHA MARKETPLACE button on the left side of my blog.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Yes, it's that time of year again. Friday, October 28th and Saturday, October 29th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm are the dates to save!
The Annual Victorian Holiday Boutique has outgrown Prescott's Brinkmeyer House this year we have moved to the beautiful, historic Hassayampa Inn's Arizona Room, downtown Prescott (yes, I said downtown!).
I will be selling Halloween and Winter Holiday themed ornies and dolls. My bestest sister Barbie of Periwinkle13 and bestest friend Cheryl will be sending beautiful bead work for sale too.
Creations by CS Designs will also be featured by my good friend Cindy. You can check her out at Creatively Living My Destiny under "sharing" on the left side bar of my blog.
This is a charity event with my proceeds going to Breast Cancer in memory of Angel Burch (miss you special lady!) and Dottie Viehweg, (one of Prescott's nicest ladies).
Come spend a fall weekend with us in Prescott, AZ. There's nothing like a walk through downtown when the trees change color.
So grab your hot cup of coffee, a warm jacket and take in the scent of fall.
Need more information?
The Arizona Room
122 East Gurley St.
Friday, October 28th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, October 29th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Need more info?
Call Cookie at 702.592.5886
or Bobbie 928.771.8135
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
My friend Suzan at oldgreymare is having a huge "give-away"!
There are 8 amazing gifts possible, created by 8 amazing artisans.
Just click on the cowgirl on my side bar and enter to win!
Here are several possibilities:
Monday, July 18, 2011
Our "By the Sea" Challenge for AHA this month gave me an idea for "dead fish"...staying in my grunge, creepy theme I like to do.
There are (5) fish total. (3) fish measuring 9" long and (2) fish measuring 7" long.
They are made from stuffed muslin, handpainted with two coats of acrylic paint, sanded and stained with coffee and cinnamon which gives them a washed up on shore appearance. They only look like they stink like dead fish! They are hanging in netting (included).
They are listed for sale at http://www.ahaartistsstudio.com/norine-centofante-grunge-goddess-primitives.html
Any questions please email me at : email@example.com.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
Meet Harris my Patriotic Grunge Bunny. He's now available at the AHA Marketplace. Just click on the AHA button to the left of my blog.
He measures 14 inches from the tips of his ears to the tips of his toes.
He's made from stuffed osnaburg muslin, handpainted with two coats of acrylic paint, sanded and stained with coffee and cinnamon which gives him a rich, dark chocolate glaze (looks almost edible!).
He's dressed in brick red pinstriped cuffed pants with a flag theme shirt, brick red vest with a little American Eagle button, black felt belt with silver toned buckle. He holds a slightly grunged American flag.
Hooray for the Red, White and Blue!!
Any questions please email me at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, May 2, 2011
Now I lay me down to sleep, one less terrorist this world does keep.With all my heart I give my thanks, to those in uniform regardless of ranks. You serve our country and serve it well, with humble hearts your stories tell.So as I rest my weary eyes, while freedom rings our flag still flies.You give your all, do what you must..with God we live and God we trust.
Monday, March 28, 2011
This is my first listing for the Year of the Rabbit. You may purchase her at the AHA Marketplace website. She is a primitive folk-art grunged doll. She measures 17" from the top of her ears to the tips of her toes. Dressed in a pink, robin's egg blue and taupe outfit with matching button floral accent.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
AHA Marketplace presents...
The Year of the Rabbit!!
In our artist's studio-gallery page, you'll find original, and limited edition holiday-
themed art. AHA artists offer unique, heirloom quality-collectible art for all customs,
faiths and holidays.
Our artists offer new work on the 25th of every month, bookmark us to see and
purchase new work every month! All mediums, all styles represented.
To visit each artist's studio, click on AHA Marketplace Year of the Rabbit icon on the left of my blog.
Thank you for supporting independent artists.
Friday, February 25, 2011
~Primitive Folk-Art CIRCUS PUNK Doll~
You can find this vintage, reproduction "knock down", circus punk, primitive grunge doll now listed at AHA MARKETPLACE (just click on the AHA banner to the left of this page).He measures 11 inches from his head to his weighted bottom. Made from stuffed osnaburg muslin, handpainted with two coats of acrylic paint, sanded and stained with coffee and cinnamon.
Please note that this is an "extreme" primitive, folk-art doll; some stitches were just meant to be seen!
Monday, February 14, 2011
Saturday, January 1, 2011
In 2010 my wondeful friend, Angel, lost her battle with breast cancer.
In her honor I created several little snow "angels". One of which was donated for proceeds to go to the breast cancer fund this past November at the Prescott Victorian Holiday Boutique.
This one is listed on my AHA Marketplace website for January at http://www.ahaartistsstudio.com/.
~Holding My Heart~, Primitive Folk-Art, Snow Angel..
She's dressed in a grunged jumpsuit made with pink ribbon for Breast Cancer fabric. She sits holding a muslin, stuffed, painted pink, grunged heart. Her head, arms and legs are made of stuffed osnaburg muslin. All parts have two coats of paint, sanded, then grunged with coffee and cinnamon stain and sanded again. She measures 12.5 inches from the top of her head to the tips of her toes. String hanger in back for hanging and signed by doll creator.
Please note that this is an "extreme" primitive/folk-art doll...some stitches were just meant to be seen!
All of my creations come from a smoke-free enviroment.