Saturday, July 12, 2014

Texas Road Trip!

I love living in the great state of Texas for a million reasons. One has to be that I'm only an hour and a half from Round Top. What does that mean??? Junk Gypsy!

Gotta love scouring through all the goodies in this place!


Also visited the Rachel Ashwell The Prairie Bed and Breakfast. It's a huge area with several houses, dining area, and large reception area. It's in the middle of nowhere, (about 8 miles from downtown Round Top)...but worth the visit!

If in Round Top, go to Royers Cafe! Texas country style food at its greatest!!
 I also visited a shop I loved, called Mimi Bella. Beautiful clothing and accessories called my name!

 OOh, they even had one of my favorite jewelry lines, Marianna! Eye Candy!
Loved my day trip!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Hand Made Gifts...

I was thrilled to be invited into a wonderful creative art swap hosted by the talented Carrie. 
Teresa from Oklahoma was my swap partner. Here's what I sent her this week...



Looking forward to my box!

Here are a set of projects I finished recently too. They're tiny journal notebooks for special friends of mine, my Kindergarten teacher team. I think they'll enjoy them!


Thursday, June 26, 2014

A Southern Style Brunch

Recently I gave a retirement brunch for a dear friend of mine. We had such a great time talking and laughing throughout the morning!



 I think the theme of my meal was "Southern Traditional" with a twist!

Menu:
Egg and Hash Brown Bake
Sliced Baked Salami
Bagels and Lox/Cream Cheese Spread
Individual Fruit Cups
Traditional Monkey Bread

I made a simple Peach and Prosecco Punch (We were all adults!)...
1 Bottle Proseccco 
1/2 Liter Gingerale
1 Frozen ring of Peach Nectar (made ahead of time in a bundt pan)
Slices of Peaches

Combine all ingredients in a punch bowl. Take frozen peach nectar ring out of bundt pan by tapping and wrapping a warm wet towel around pan. 

I love making something special for my guests to take home with them. This time I made brown sugar vanilla scrub. Here's my recipe:

1C Brown Sugar
1C White Sugar
1/2 C Coconut Oil (Trader Joe's)
2 Tbs Vanilla
1/2 C Caress Body Soap "Vanilla Kiss"

Spray-paint the lids of mason jars. Fill the jars with scrub. Wrap muslin around the jar and add a bit of sparkle in the middle with a glitter 3D sticker.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

My New Art Studio!

Welcome to my NEW MendyTexas little country art studio!!




It's been way too long since my last blog update! My family's made a move to "the country." Well, it's a beautiful subdivision in "the country!" I'm now in Magnolia, TX.

We built our new home on a bit of acreage. I'm most excited about my new art studio! I had the best time getting it all together. I chose IKEA Billy shelving in white to line the walls on two sides of the room. I put two IKEA white shiny plastic table tops on top of four short bookshelves. Two have drawers for my art supplies, and two are mini cabinets, for my sewing machines.

I found these two velvety chairs at World Market, on sale of course!

My creamy-dreamy chandelier was ordered from World Market online, on sale again! I added strands of pearls.

My artwork and inspiration boards are filled with mementos from many Texas Paper Cowgirl Events, Silver Bella Weekends, and the Breakfast at Tiffany Event in California.






Paper Dolls, little books, tags and ATC cards from swaps all across the country sit on my shelves.

My MendyTexas pink suitcase holds the publications I've been lucky enough to have been featured in.




The walk in closet is filled with supplies for my annual Art Camp for Girls weekend, held in June.

I hid a tiny TV in the corner, so I can catch up while creating!



Happy Spring Y'all!
Thanks for dropping by!

Mendy

Friday, November 1, 2013

Sweet Little Boys

I was delighted to have created these two large canvases for a sweet family. I think they'll be darling on the wall of a bedroom or game room. The collage was made with lines from a sweet poem by Shel Silverstein. The letters are wooden, from Michaels. I used all original vintage children's readers for the backgrounds, and then lightly textured and painted over them. I sealed the entire canvas with Mod Podge.









Friday, June 14, 2013

2013 Summer Art Week for Girls!

I just finished my fifth year of Mrs. Mitrani's Art Camp for Girls! I love my one week of mini workshops for girls 8-11! We had a blast creating more than 15 projects this year!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

May Things

Wow! It's been quite a while since I've posted!! I've been getting ready for my annual art camp for little girls the past few months. I'll have about 26 girls coming in and out during a week in June.

Lots of fun projects for the girlies!!

 I've been organizing lately...




My family will be packing up soon because we are building a house in more of a rural style area. Yay!! Getting nervous about packing all of this stuff!