old timer

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!!!

Hi guys!!!


After all the Christmas drama, I took a much needed break.

See ya in the new year!

Be safe and have a good one!

Friday, December 13, 2013

2 New Pieces and Falala Pics

Hi guys!

WELL!!!  Falala ,,,, so far ,,, so ,,, OH MAN!  I'm stinkin' up the place ... ROFLMAO!!!

What can I say.  No one is walking in the door.  When it comes to a show 2 things can happen.  You sell OR you don't.  When you don't you need to figure out why.  Is my art bad?  Is it the wrong type for this crowd?  Is it some thing I'm doing wrong?  What???

When no one walks in the door,,, well!  It's tough to tell how you are doing.  DAMN!  Sorry!!!

So!  Just for fun,,, here are 2 pics of new goodies that are at the show and a few booth shots.

Found chain, scrap wire and a big peace sign.

Key chains from car parts and belt buckles.
The Justin belt buckle was my first sale.

Mostly set up. 
Thank goodness for Amy Duncan and her help!!!

What you see when you
walk in from a different door.

All these wind chimes and metal cut outs are
hanging off an old bouncing ball cage that
you would have found in a store.

It has 4 sides and takes up about 4 square feet.
SCHWEET and fast!!! 

A lot of good compliments on the clocks!

The dress form and her earrings is always a hit!

So???  What next???  One more day of this and it's gonna be better!!!!  YAY!!!

THANK YOU AMY DUNCAN!  Your help was wonderful, fun and appreciated beyond words!!!  You're a great friend.  Please take a minute and check out her blog.  Just click on her name ... Amy Duncan!

Have a good one and thanks for stopping by!  Shell

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Clocks For Falala

Hi guys!

Here's a few clocks I made for Falala.   Most of the parts are junk, scrap and funky finds.  The clock movements are new.

A sweet little lunch box.

Lady Bug beads.

An old flaggers paddle that my boss gave me
off my truck back in the 1990's.

I covered the handle with a fiber cable marker I
found on the ground in the alley after
Frontier workers left the area.

The numbers for this clock are the same ones you
see on the telephone pedestals along the streets.

Peace VW clock.

I picked up the GTE first aid box at their recycle center
many years ago.  The other box is fantastic! 

Time to think of a few more things to make in this last day before Falala!

Have a good one and thanks for stopping by!  shell

Another Joy Alley Find

Hi guys!

Sorry!  This is going to be fast... you see I finally started building stuff for Falala.  YEP!  I have one whole day left to get some thing made.... LOLOLOLOLOL!!!!  What can I say???  It's just the way my brain works,,, or doesn't!   hahaha!!!


It's a wishing well.

AND!  It's in really good shape!

Yep!  This will be at Sorticulture!!!

Have a good one and thanks for stopping by!   Shell

Monday, December 9, 2013

It's Raining Cats and Dogs!!!

Hi guys!

Here's one piece that will be at Falala this Friday and Saturday!!!

Huskies, Cougars!

Wind chimes ...

Fun and sounds great!

I love these keys!!!

I love wind chimes.  When they ring, they always sound warm, friendly, yummy!

Hope to see you this weekend!!!

Have a good one and thanks for stopping by!  Shell

Sunday, December 8, 2013

FALALA is on the Way!!!


What am I talking about???

It's a holiday art show that lasts 2 days and is tons of fun!

Come check us out!


Holiday Sale of Fine Arts & Crafts
December 13, 12-6pm
December 14, 10am-6pm

2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett, WA  98201

Admission is FREE

Now in it's 3rd year, this holiday sale is the perfect opportunity to purchase locally made gifts of art directly from the source. Whether you're searching for a wine stopper with a wood turned handle, a cashmere scarf, or a ceramic serving tray you're sure to find a unique gift for everyone on your list.

Be one of the first 50 people through the door on Friday and receive a free gift from the Schack Art Center!

"Fa-La-La" is also one of the tasting stops during "Shop and Sip" on Saturday, December 14th in downtown Everett. Enjoy fine wines curated by Wicked Cellars at the Schack from 12-5pm that day. More information about "Shop and Sip" at www.holidaysineverett.com

Fa-La-La Participating Artists: Beth Anderson, Loren Ballard, Melinda Barnett, Karen Boulton, Jeannie Burham, Jody Cain, Chris Chennault, Barbara Goodfellow Childs, Ann Marie Cooper, Steve Dalton, Rick Davenport, Susan Dawson, Mary Freiburger, Dan Ishler, Claire Jauregui, Tamara Kelly, Judy Macauley, Mary Anne Nagy, Brian Reed, Stephanie Roman-Olvera, Sella Rush, Mariusz & Dorota Rynkiewicz, Sheila Saxon, Von Schroeder, Liz Strausz, Robin Westbrook, Karen Young, Jennifer Amos, Shelley Holm, Susie Howell, Joi & Dan LaChaussee, Isidro Nilsson, Susanna Tam.

I hope to see you there!  Shell

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Look What Joy Found!!!

Hi guys!

Check this out!!!

I kid you not when I say ....  JOY FOUND THIS!!!

You see, I was in the garage working on some metal stars I cut out.  All of a sudden I realized I hadn't seen momma in a little while.  So I went looking for my escape artist.  You see when Joy sees some thing on the other side of the fence and she wants it.  She just bull dozes her way through a fence board and RUNS!!!  For a 13 1/2 year old mutt, she can boogie!

I was just calling her when my neighbor brought her home for me.  We were talking in the driveway and this guy drives by in a truck.  In the back was this...

This baby turns real nice when the wind blows.


I know it's hard to see through my mess!  BUT! 
 This is AFTER I cleaned up a lot of it!!!  :)
Just look at this sweet baby!

Well, as I was standing there talking to my neighbor, Joy went over and decided to go into the yard this used to be in.  The guy had thrown it in the back of his truck, along with a lot of other stuff, and he was headed to the dump with this!!!!  CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT???  I mean,,, come on!!! 

So, I go over to get Joy and was talking to this guy.  He's marrying the neighbor who just sold her house and who's yard we were in.  He's telling me about how he gets to take the last few things from the yard to the dump.  I "mentioned" I would love to bring this home ,,,,  you know ,,,, so he won't have to pay for the dump fees. 

SCORE!!!  This will be at Sorticulture!!!

We brought it home.  More goodies to come soon!  We scored a couple things.

I'll miss my neighbor.  But I can't thank her enough for letting us take her "junk".

BTW ... Joy got an extra treat for being a bad girl and leaving the yard.  tee hee hee!!!!

Hope your holiday was nice.  Mine was!

Have a good one and thanks for stopping by!!!  Shell