Wednesday, November 9, 2011

MY MISSING MONTH...

Or, what I've been up to...a friend brought it to my attention last evening, that I have missed an entire month of blogging, and wanted to know if my arm was broken.  I'm sure I've broken some very cardinal rules of blogging...no, my arm is not broken - in fact, it's been a very busy arm this past month, but it seems I've missed quite a few things, in the interim.

I missed my first born's birthday wishes on here...it was a grand 25th birthday (yes, I had him when I was 12), regardless of missing it on the blog...Happy Belated Blog Birthday, Louie!  Though not on his birthday, this is Louie and my Joe, relaxing in the summer heat; and Louie and Big Papi/David Ortiz of Boston Red Sox fame, at his job this year.

Louie and his motley crew, after his arm surgery...I didn't blog about that either, but it was in July, and is all better now!

I missed Halloween...and I LOVE Halloween!  My kids always had home made costumes (plus handing them through the neighborhood for years...the costumes, not my kids), and though I never expected it at this age, I am still getting the occasional request...two years ago it was actually to outfit him and his buddies as Motley Crue - this year it was the Jersey Shore gang...fist pump, push-ups, Chapstick.  A grand time was had by all then, too, even though it didn't make the blog when it should have.
And I'm sure there's much more that I missed...just make it up and fill in the blanks.  Imagine me some place wild and exotic, if you wish - that would be grand, too.  But it would be a lie, and that brings me to this - what I've actually been doing with SOME of my boring, non-blogging time.  This photo was posted, last month, as a potential outlet for some creative beading.  I've been invited to share a booth at an upcoming show, with a dear friend who keeps me supplied in antique buttons.  Yes, I would probably have to admit she's a "pusher"...but she doesn't seem to ever have to push too hard.

I've been transforming the tintypes from the prior photo, into these beaded creations...still not totally complete, and lacking neck chains (as they will all be pendants by the time I'm done), 16 of the 20 are completely beaded and "buttoned up"...the time consuming work, anyway.  All buttons are antique/vintage; tintypes are all original (and sealed), from my collection of old photos; and the woman here has what just might have been the first "B-52", ever!  That's her hair - not a hat! 
Add to that, this second grouping below (plus 4 more, not pictured here) and yes, I've been keeping my mind and unbroken arm busy...if only to have an excuse for not keeping up to date on the blog. 
In addition to the handmade chains, a few of these will, undoubtedly, be adorned with some of the beautiful dyed, acrylic flowers from Vintage Meadow Artworks, as well.  Finished photos will follow, before they are carted off to the show.
These women were all beauties...
  
 While one here could have benefited from a good hairstylist.  A beauty, nonetheless.
I've pulled photos already for an end of summer travelogue (something else I missed this past month), and promise to get back in the saddle again.  Wishing you a creatively happy Thursday...

19 comments:

Jackie said...

Holy Smokes! You have been busy!!
Those pieces are beautiful! Good luck with the show!

Colleen said...

Love everything that you have made and I'm sure they will all sell! Love the Halloween outfits - you always outdo yourself!!!

oldgreymare said...

Having seen these in person, I must tell your followers these are gorgeous; sImply gorgeous, and the workmanship is divine.

Just in case their eyesight is poor. lol
xx
z
glad to see you are back! Now, come back soon hehe

Dorthe said...

Oh my eysight is not poor-lol
I can see how fabolous they are, gorgeous with all the pearls, and flowers. And I love all the pink you added :)
Hugs,Dorthe

Annie @ Originate and Renovate said...

Holy Moly Tanya, Every single thing you make is perfect and amazing. Those are Gorgeous!!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I am in love with these beautiful beaded tin types. Lovely work.

Danielle

Ronna said...

All wonderful! Love all your beaded creations. Have fun at the show and let us know how it goes.

Carole said...

Oh you are such a tease not having these beauties in your etsy shop.
Love the Jersey Shore gang.

Good luck at the show.
x
Carole

Jillayne said...

It has been a long month, but here you are, with stories to tell. So glad to see what you've been up to - I need a "pusher" when it comes to antique buttons - all my sources are all gone.
Your creations look luverly!

The Primitive Bucket said...

What?? Not one for Grandma Wooley!! tee hee...you want them to sell!!.. They are beautiful,awe inspiring and all that!!! You Rock and you know I'm not just saying that!! Love you sis.. miss you more!!
Joleen

Colleen Mcgraw said...

Whew! you have been really busy girl, love all the tin type beadwork...you rock! you will do fantastic at the show.

Hopewell Creek Designs said...

Glad to se you're back! Wow you have been busy, I love how the tin types turned out. I are just beautiful!!! Getting ready for any show is a ton of work so I understand completely how there was little time for blogging. Just remember we are all here whenever you get the time=)

Cindy said...

absolutely beautiful!

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Oh my goodness, these are divine!!! LOVE the old tintypes turned into wearable art! What great pictures you used...how fabulous!!

vicki said...

Hi Tanye- no apologies necessary for your little break- life happens- and you deserve the break!

Your little tin type creations could not be more lovely! This us such a creative design-- your ideas are just wonderful!
Vicki

Romeo said...

My whiskers!!! These are incredible!!!! Absolutely positively beautiful!!!! Just seeing those should make anyone reading this post happy that you were gone, well since it was not a broken arm afterall. Did I mention that these are incredible?!? How about beautiful - did I mention that already?!?!

"Her" and Romeo

Amanda said...

Hi Tanya! What great new pieces you've been working on! They are so lovely! I did stop by in October and wondered where you'd gone, but I figured you had just gotten busy with other things...life...as we all do! Glad to see you back, and thank you for your sweet visit this morning! It was great to hear from you!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

time worn interiors said...

I came over from Z's blog to say Hi and tell you I LOVE your creations! Fabulous!
tot

Theresa said...

pure and utter gorgeousness! t.xoxo