"A Southern Mom, Daughter, Sister, Granny, Dog Lover, Crafter, Painter , Java Junkie Queen, and Friend".

Friday, June 29, 2012

Good Friday Morning!

I have a busy weekend..begining with spending all day today with my Mom and my sisters making decorations for my daughter's wedding ont he 14th of July.  Then back to my house to finish placing price tags on items for a huge yard sale we are having tomorrow. I hope sometime today to have time to look at all the FAB Linky  Parties out there today. So, I hope everyone has a great weekend. Blessings.....Deborah

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Southern Girls Wear Their

Flip Flops with Pearls! New wooden sign....just love this!! Enjoy....Blessings, Deborah

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Meet The Blue Eyed Babes

I had spotlighted my hand painted wine glasses when I first started my blog, but have had request of pics for them again. So, these are some of the "blue eyed babes" that I have painted. I have also done the "green eyed gals". I can do special orders from a picture or photo a person has. Hope you enjoy. Blessings, Deborah

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Even the QUEEN can have a BAD HAIR DAY!!! Folk Art Painting.

I wanted to show off my 3 new original paintings. I know I'm not really an artist...even though my little sister, or as we call her "red on the head" Becca says that I am. But I have so much fun paintings my whimsical creations.  This one was inspired the other day while I was in the bed watching TV. Leg propped up on pillows, due to sciatic pain...and flipped through to the History Channel. And there was the Queen! OF ENGLAND!!! They were showing lots of pics of her over the years, and my lord...all those HATS! And I was thinking, does she EVER have a bad hair day???
Dance towards the Life you really Want! (And this is what I look like dancing, since my left leg is full of metal). But, this idea came from a picture that was taken at one of our family reunions, and all of us "women folk" were doing a Congo line!!!

And this was inspired by one of my favorite books and Broadway play...which I saw...WICKED! Great take on "the true story of the Wicked Witch of the West". She was so misunderstood...lol

Monday, June 25, 2012

70th Post and the Truth about my Blog!

First, I can't believe this is my 70th post on my blog. So excited! When I created this blog several months ago, I wasn't sure where I was going with it. I feel I have to be honest with everyone, because everyone has been so kind to be with advice, caring, and just being there for me. You see folks, when I started the blog, I wanted to make money. I'm a 56 year female who two years ago due to Life had become disabled. After several accidents, I was to injured to work full time anymore. Can't stand for long....can't sit for long....sometimes I have to lay down for hours at a time. Life had dealt me a blow, and I felt sorry for myself. Lost alot, (material pocessions...house etc.) and had to get adjusted to living off of a social security check! At 56!!! I was devasted.
But then....something funny happened and I realized that I could still be a great participant in "this thing we call Life"!!! So, I pulled myself up by my bootstraps...and taught myself how to make jewelry....craft...and now paint! Everyone who saw my items loved them...and I realized I could sell them and make extra money. So, hence the idea of a blog. Thought I knew what I was doing. Thought I would just start see the money rolling in! Wrong! Because my heart was in the wrong place. Over these past months, I read so many wonderful blogs....learned so much.....and always been made to feel welcome when visiting another blog.
I have so many new ideas about what I would like to do and go! I'm going to share more of myself...my ideas...my stories( I'm the story teller in the family)....and I hope somewhere along the line  you will share with me....and if someone sees something they would like to have...well, that makes it all even better.
Thank you again for being my Followers, my Friends, and allowing me to enter your Life today. Also, I revamped my blog...made it a little more me...and tried to organize better. Blessings to each of you, Deborah

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Spotlight Again!!

Wanted to share this with everyone again.....my newest window painting. She is For Sale at $40.00 and could possible deliver if close to me. Enjoy! Blessings, Deborah

let's Get Me to 50!!!!

Okay, everyone, my 56th Birthday is a little over a month away....July 27th!! I would love to have 50 Followers by the time that date rolls around. I love doing my crafts...I love visiting with all of you in your lives through this wonderful thing called "blogging". I've learned so much from each of you, so if you don't already Follow me, please spread the word, and let's get Three Dawg Lady Designs to 50! Blessings, Deborah

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

My Beautiful Granddaughter Kenzley

Folks, it has been a hectic couple weeks, and still several more to go.  I haven't been doing alot of crafts. Planned a 4year old birthday bash. Planning a baby shower for this weekend. Having a birthday bash for my grand daughter who is turning 1 tomorrow!! And then my oldest daughter is getting married July14th!! So will be busy these next few weeks, but hope to post some pics soon of some things I've been working on. But I had to share these gorgeous photo's that my son and daughter in law had made of Kenzley. She is my Heart. Blessings, Deborah

Monday, June 18, 2012

Father's Day with my Daddy

Spent all day yesterday with my parents. It always makes my Heart leap into my chest , every time I'm able to see them both. But, I was a Daddy's Girl from the beginning. I was the first child, and Daddy did everything with me. He taught me how to fish, hunt, play in river and just have fun. He also would have Mom dress me up and take me out to eat...just me and him. He was an attorney for over 50 years, and when I was younger there was a place here in my hometown of Waycross, Ga. called The Waycross Newsstand. I guess you could say it was an early version of a coffee shop. The men...cause back then the women stayed home....would gather before work and read the newspaper and drink coffee and discuss the problems for the day. I would feel so special when on days that Daddy didn't have to be in court to early, that he would take me with him!!! Feeling SPECIAL!!!! I always did. Now my father is 83 years old....and suffering from a very rare brain disorder called Pic's Disease. He still knows who I am..although at times he can't get my name out....but that same sparkle is in his eyes when he looks at me. He is my Hero, so I wanted to share one of my favorite pictures of myself and him. It was taken when the Saints won the Superbowl...we had a party at out house and were rooting for the Saints. I had made hats and a "hoodoo" stick ...well, any way, the pic speaks for itself. Blessings, Deborah

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Please Help Me Get to 50 Followers!!

Okay, everyone, my 56th Birthday is a little over a month away....July 27th!! I would love to have 50 Followers by the time that date rolls around. I love doing my crafts...I love visiting with all of you in your lives through this wonderful thing called "blogging". I've learned so much from each of you, so if you don't already Follow me, please spread the word, and let's get Three Dawg Lady Designs to 50! Blessings, Deborah

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Needs Tips for painting on Glass

If you've looked though my blog, you will see that I paint wine glasses. Int he past I've always painted the entire glass, then after the baking process, I've sprayed a sealant on them, and it has worked GREAT!! But, I have a few ideas of painting smaller designs on the glasses. SO, do any of you paint glass. What do you seal with? I need some advice. Thanks....Blessings, Deborah

Friday, June 8, 2012

Queen of the Mermaids

This is a painting I just finished today. It is painted on a hardwood plank....65 in long, 8 in wide. The words painted on it are....imagine, laugh, play. I hope you like it. Blessings, Deborah

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

DIY Wedding Decorations....NEED HELP FOLKS

Good Monday afternoon everyone.....I need suggestions....my oldest daughter is planning her wedding. She will be getting married in a small intimate outdoor wedding beside my parents pool on July 14th. Her colors will be cream, lavender, pink, green, all in light variants. SUGGESTIONS for easy DIY decorations. There is so many talented folks out there, I know that some of you have some great ideas. I've thought of getting small vases from the Dollar Store and doing small rosebuds in each for the tables.....but IDEAS I need. Thanks everyone. Blessings, Deborah

Blog Train....trying to figure this out

Ok folks, I f ound this Blog Train thingy a couple days ago, and am still trying to get the hang of it....so here is the link for me on Blog Train(I think I did this right) check it  out....Blessings, Deborah

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012

Back from trip....painting for my daughter

Hi everyone....back from a wonderful visit in St. Augustine Fl. visiting my oldest daughter, Anna Brooke. If you've never been to our "nations oldest city" you need to plan a trip and go. The history is amazing....beach is beautiful, the bay front is a great place to sit early morning, drink a cup of Java and watch the sun come up. You need to go!!
Ok, as I had stated in a previous post, Anna Brooke is pregnant and expecting in December. This will be my second grandchild, and I'm ecstatic! And Anna Brooke's birthday was May 24th while I was down there, and I had wanted to do something special for her, so I painted this painting and put lots of love in it. I hope ya'll enjoy it, and will be posting more pics later today. Blessings, Deborah

And after painting it, I added the words" She is Full of Life and Love". You will that in the other pics I will be posting soon.