If I were to illustrate her, she would wear many hats…(and shoes…black ones)

handmade birthday card with cut paper and a rhinestone

Birthday card:  cut paper & a rhinestone

…the former name of this little blog as some of you long time readers might recall.  I nixed it a few months ago in the interest of keeping everything “the same”…but that doesn’t mean I don’t still adore sparkly, shiny, blingety-bling rhinestones…So when Aunt Pam landed us tickets for the Tim McGraw / Lady Antebellum concert, and decided we all needed custom t-shirts with Tim songs on them…I instantly thought RHINESTONES!  I mean, if you can’t rock rhinestones at a country show, then tell me just where else you might get away with it?  We arrived at the arena, all decked out in our hot pink rhinestone studded shirts…(thank you Custom Bling Apparel)

Turns out our seats were in the very last row.  It was steep and scary up there…

Much to our surprise, a Security Guard named Ron, spotted our shirts (and perhaps my Wild Thing purse)  all the way from the floor, and sent a fella up to get us…

Ron if you’re reading this, YOU’RE THE MAN! We went from the dead last row to stage-front for the whole show!  We screamed like little school girls…good times indeed.

Lady Antebellum put on an awesome show…(tell me her bracelet isn’t the most fabulous thing you’ve ever seen!)

The drummer actually gave me one of his sticks…and signed it…(gush)

We even got to touch Tim McGraw!  (who also put on a stellar show, although I was a little miffed he didn’t play Indian Outlaw just for Pam.)

The moral of this story…sparkle is good, sisterhood is better, and a little rhinestone never hurt anybody.

i can’t wait!!!

October 18, 2007

Finally a little challenge has presented itself, (in the form of a mural), and it’s been worth the wait.

As a muralist, you get approached all the time to do things like paint Pooh Bear and Disney creatures, or other copyrighted materials.  YUCK!  Wouldn’t you rather have something custom that no one else has?  Something unique?  This is part of the reason why I steered away from marketing my mural work to the masses…maybe I’m a “muralist snob” but there is always the potential for a mural to “consume your life.”  It’s a long, tedious process, and personally, I’d rather spend 80 hours bringing my own creation to life rather than the creations of old Walt Disney…(hmmm I wonder if Tattoo artists feel the same way or if it violates their ethics not to ink what their client wants?  Bob aka Jason will know…(and no, he isn’t my personal tat artist, just an old college pal, and one of the most talented artists I have EVER met.)

Thankfully, I’ve been fortunate enough to have some wonderful clients over the years, and the new ones are no exception.  I’ll keep you posted on the progression of what looks to be a truly one of a kind experience!  And special thanks to all of you have allowed me to adhere rhinestones to your walls 🙂