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Monday, August 25, 2014

Thunderroseleather, a fabulous shop to get your next gifts for your loved ones

Meet Debbie and John of Thunderroseleather, Artists of Handmade Leather and Bead work

Hello all, meet Debbie and John, they are the owners of the Thunderroseleather Shop – present on
They are creating handmade old style leather work and bead work, one piece at a time, by hand, with tremendous attention to detail. They are buckskin and beadwork artists living outside Sedona, Arizona in a little community called Cornville. They have been working with leather and beads for more than twenty years now. They truly enjoy making beautiful pieces of functional art for their customers and always hope you enjoy your new creation as much as they enjoy making them for you.
handmade leather purse
I for one love this warm looking piece with the turquoise accent.
You can order one of their standard items or ask for something special. They develop their own designs and are able to work with your ideas, include you in the process of creating your handmade item/art piece. All of their work is handmade in Arizona and guaranteed by them. Most of their work reflects the styles of the old west, western, mountain man and native American cultures.
I am somewhat familiar with the Indian culture and love this piece of Art.

handmade leather pipe bag
They are always moving forward and learning, so the needs of contemporary lifestyles have become a part of their designs.  At the end of the day both of them think each piece they make is unique, practical and made to use and enjoy for many years.
Isn’t this a beautiful clutch?Elk skin is their primary choice of leather. Buffalo, deerskin, deer tanned cowhide and other leathers are available for your custom made piece. All bead work is done by them by hand and is available on most items. All you have to do is asked if you wish for a specific design. They oppose and never use production bead work. Everything a customer can think of is not always possible, although they will do their best to accommodate your needs.
handmade leather clutch
Here is something for the lil ones….in Thunderroseleather shop.
handmade leather moccasins
What an offer! Only possible in HANDMADE! Right here on
Everything in their shop is made to order. You will not receive the piece you see in the photos, they will specifically make it for you in a similar fashion. Your very own one of a kind Designer made, handmade item. All of the hides they use are unique and one of a kind .Therefore the color and texture of each hide will vary. Elk hides are a product of nature, blemishes and imperfections are a natural character of the leather. They state, that from time to time a particular color may become temporarily unavailable. Because each hide is different and unique the lids and overlays on the handbags and shoulder bags will not be exactly the same as you see in the picture in their shop, as yours will be made to order.
handmade purse
They also state that if you see something you would like in a different color, size or style in their shop, please contact them. Both of them thank you for buying handmade.
They invite you to look around in their shop Thunderroseleather, and look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to contact them. You can find their shops and the links below and can contact them via email
Debbie and John
It was my great pleasure to introduce you to such fine artist as Debbie and John at Thunderroseleather shop here on

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Your Hands

This story is dedicated to all Artist’s working with their hands

Grandpa, some ninety plus years young, sat feebly on the patio bench. He didn’t move, he just sat with his head down staring at his hands.
When I sat down beside him he didn’t acknowledge my presence and the longer I sat, I wondered if he was OK. Finally, not really wanting to disturb him but wanting to check on him at the same time, I asked him if he was OK.
He raised his head and looked at me and smiled. “Yes, I’m fine. Thank you for asking,” he said in a clear strong voice.
“I didn’t mean to disturb you, Grandpa, but you were just sitting here staring at your hands and I wanted to make sure you were OK,” I explained to him.
“Have you ever looked at your hands,” he asked. “I mean really looked at your hands?”
I slowly opened my hands and stared down at them. I turned them over, palms up and then palms down. No, I guess I had never really looked at my hands as I tried to figure out the point he was making. Grandpa smiled and related this story:
“Stop and think for a moment about the hands you have, how they have served you well throughout your years. These hands, though wrinkled, shriveled, and weak have been the tools I have used all my life to reach out and grab and embrace life. They put food in my mouth and clothes on my back. As a child my mother taught me to fold them in prayer. They tied my shoes and pulled on my boots. The made numerous usefull, functional or pretty things in my life. They have been dirty, scraped and raw, swollen and bent. They were uneasy and clumsy when I tried to hold my newborn son.
Decorated with my wedding band they showed the world that I was married and loved someone special.
They trembled and shook when I buried my parents and spouse and walked my daughter down the aisle. They have covered my face, combed my hair, and washed and cleansed the rest of my body. They have been sticky and wet, bent and broken, dried and raw.
And to this day, when not much of anything else of me works real well, these hands hold me up, lay me down, and again continue to fold in prayer. These hands are the mark of where I’ve been and the ruggedness of my life.
But more importantly it will be these hands that God will reach out and take when he leads me home. And with my hands He will lift me to His side and there I will use these hands to touch the face of Christ.”
I will never look at my hands the same again. I remember the day that God reached out and took my grandpa’s hands and led him home.
When my hands are hurt or sore from cutting china plate rims and glass I think of Grandpa. I know he has been stroked and caressed and held by the hands of God.

I, too, want to touch the face of God and feel His hands upon my face, one of these days.
Monika of Mosaic Art by Myeuropeantouch

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

A Wine and Canvas Evening on the Town

 I recently went to a "Wine and Canvas" evening .... Well, we didn't "Wine" but stayed with our Water, but....
Ha! Did I have fun....(you know I have been painting and drawing a lil, so I decided to try my hand)
Upon arrival “horse devours” were served, a lil marinated tuna and shrimp with sea grass.....(pfftt...pffftt, spit, spatter... Sea grass) then came the hot wings with pine apple, and the class was started....
Every one sat in front of a real wrapped canvas on an easel, next to a large paper plate with dollops of acrylic paints, water glass and different paint brushes.....
The painting we were to replicate was a light house on the ocean in rolling hills of green.

The artist and owner of this establishment, started to give us instructions on how to go about to paint this "scape of a Light house" and on we went. All in all it was so much fun, dinner was served while we were painting and we took a bite here and there.
A 3 hour event, and even if you are not an artists one can have great fun at this event.

I will post mine here and I think I did not to shabby, having never painted with acrylics.... I don’t think I did too bad....
I might think of bringing a lil group of friends there down the road.

Lighhouse Painting Acrylic Painting
Listed now in my shop for purchase

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Lisianblue and Reflections

Meet Kris of lisianblue and reflections, her shop’s here on which are full of so many different art pieces and goodies you just have to check it out for yourself.
She used to live in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, I think she just moved and she welcomes you to her online studio’s.  You will find well made hand knit and crocheted hats, scarves, wash clothes, bibs, baby booties and more in her shops. Generally, her hats and scarves are made to keep you warm, they are not made with huge needles so  that they go quickly, they are made with the smallest hook or knitting needle possible to make a fairly tight weave. 
Your purchase allows her to donate hats and scarves for the less fortunate. Isn’t that wonderful!
I love this one, but then of course I am very partial to her craft
handmade crochet hat

She used to have shops on other venues and had great ratings at those venues. She chose now to have her items only on because she wants the effort she puts into promoting handmade creations by herself and others – to help promote this very supportive venue called She has enjoyed working with a variety of mediums, and still does.
Here is a different pattern of her hats, I so love and never could do this myselfcrochet beret

She is a mom and grandmother. Because of this fact, she had plenty of time to learn and practice a number of different crafts you will find in her shops lisianblue and reflections.
Such as: - candle making - knitting & crocheting – sewing - beading – earrings, necklaces, bracelets, anklets, bead weaving,  stringing,  wire connections, sewing beads on clothes.
- cross stitch - wood working - Fine art paintings with oils, and soft pastels – photography - painting on glass. - paper creations, cards, gift tags, quilling, cutting, origami, boxes and bags.
She has been making cards for  years for friends  and family.
Her glass Paintings are out of this world….have a look…
painted ornament
So, you see, she’s’ done a lot. And most of what she does, she does well – or she does not do it.
Ready for Shamu…..(smile)
stained glass orca
Kris is a versatile person and like most artists cannot do just one thing. She has to switch around – partly because she get’s bored doing the same thing and partly because of trying new things. But, one thing you can be assured of – the handmade items you find in either of her shops are done well. She tries to keep her items fairly priced – if you think an item is priced too high, tell her, she states - if you think it’s priced too low – well you got a bargain in her shops.
On a personal note, Kris is such a loving, caring person, I consider her a close friend on this online selling venue,, you can now find her here at:
isianblue and Reflections
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Such a pleasure to introduce Kris, go, go visit her shops.....

Monday, August 4, 2014

Look at this transformation, handmade Mosaic Violin

Look at this full size Violin I found. Face Plate cracked, no bridge, scratched up
everywhere, some pegs broken on the tail piece – the repair for this violin would
have been so outrageously high, it wasn’t worth it.
What to do – of course, a cherished art piece for the music lover to display on the
wall, dresser, table. An auction piece for a Symphony Orchestra to make the public aware
of the local Symphony Orchestra and what it has to offer.  A gift for the music protégée,
a child learning to play the violin or an adult even. 
It’s curtain call long gone – I transformed this violin by sanding, priming and painting it.
Placing a china plate rim mosaic, complimented with stained glass on this violin face plate.
Every lil tile is placed with the greatest love and care, glued down, matched up with
complimenting colors. 
I then grouted the mosaic with an antique white grout, sealed it with Tile Sealer – and on
to the “pretties”. I placed handmade clay roses strategically and lovingly, the missing
strings were replaced with light green pearl strings – and look at her now...
What a beautiful gift this makes, Wall Décor, Centerpiece....available at my shop here
Thank you so much for looking and enjoy....  

Thursday, July 31, 2014

I am a featured Artists today, thank you Anne from On Fire for Handmade

Check this out, I am a featured Artists today, Thank you Anne from “On Fire for Handmade”.....♥
Just scroll down on this website....I am giving a discount of 10% on all of my artwork,
6 pages to scroll thru. Just let me know - I will discount the item.
Blessings to all of you and thank you for looking

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Having a Tea Party, or just need a fabulous Centerpiece?

 Look no more, here it is....

Handmade Teapot Centerpiece, shabby, cottage, chic, white and pink with handmade clay roses, pearls, crystal and bling
This early 1900′s tea pot was not salvageable at all, I sanded it down, primed and painted it White.

The Tea Pot speaks for itself in its beauty and I decorated it with handmade clay roses, pearls, rhinestone bling, cameo, paper roses, Venice Lace, pearl/crystal ribbon and much more.

Now it can make a statement as a new center piece for your tea party or just grace a counter or table.
What a centerpiece to show off… could be the perfect item to start the talk of the town at your party…. This Teapot Centerpiece is breathtakingly beautiful. What a fine center piece this is for any room and place in your home. Beach Cottage, Shabby Chic, Paris Apartment, Garden Room, Patio Décor.

It will brighten any home and room.
A “formerly silver-plated Teapot” made by a Company which is long out of business, the silver plate had faded, but now this teapot sprang to a new life.
Ready to be loved it again?
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Friday, July 11, 2014

Vinatge Washboard Mosaic Wall Art, so shabby, cottage

Handmade Mosaic Wall Art Washboard Design bright yellow glitter mosaic
Wall Art Vintage redesigned Mosaic Washboard, handmade broken china mosaic in yellows, lavenders, purples.
The mosaic is done with cut, broken china plate rims, mixed with some glitter tiles and stained glass. Sanded, primed, painted and distressed... Grouted in Antique White, a row of lavender pearls surround the Mosaic and it is sure ready for hanging in any room you chose too. Every lil cut Mosaic Piece I placed with utter loving care so as to preserve some of the patterns of the Vintage China Plate Rims. One small piece at a time, utterly time consuming, but I love what I do. Fit for Laundry, kitchen, garden patio, and any other corner you wish to brighten up a bit.
Wall Art Washboard Mosaic handmade clay roses handmade mosaic shabby cottage chic
Aqua colored Washboard Mosaic Wall Art, handmade Mosaic and clay roses. I sanded, primed and painted a vintage wash board, so it can be loved again for another 50 years. This wash board wall art is covered with a cut china plate rim Mosaic in the hues of blues, surrounded with light blue pearl strings.
Every lil cut Mosaic Piece I placed with utter loving care so as to preserve some of the patterns of the Vintage China Plate Rims. One small piece at a time, utterly time consuming, but I love what I do. Grouted in an Antique White grout, gives it this charming look of times gone by.

The Wash Board is vintage, distressed at some spots what a charming wall art for kitchen, laundry rooms, patios, oh, wherever you wish to brighten up a lil corner of your world. Handmade clay roses tucked in the upper right corner to give this wall art hanging the special touch. A handmade piece to fit in any style of decor, Shabby cottage Chic, Beach, Paris Apartment, Garden room or Kitchen Handmade by Myeuropeantouch
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Monday, June 30, 2014

Numerous handmade Mosaic Cake Dome Servers in my shop

Cake Dome's, Cake Cover's, Cake Server's with glass pedestal cake stand.
Handmade Mosaic from broken cut china plate rims and stained glass. The colors I chose are subtle and pale or bright and shiney.

Every lil mosaic tile and glass tile on this cake dome is placed with the greatest love and care. I then grouted and sealed the Cake Dome Cover's, pearls surround the cake dome's lid and some clay roses placed at a perfect spot on the dome's enhances the hole design.

Switched out the old wooden knob's with a fun new knobs. Shabby Cottage Chic.... Fits into any décor, any room, can be fully used and if not used it is certainly a show stopper at any party.

Measurements: Dome 11x4.5 Glass Pedestal: 12.75x 4.88
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