Thursday, March 31, 2011

Mz. Chicken Gourd is traveling to Spokane, Washington

Happy, Sad, Happy, Sad...Happy
she SOLD!!
But she is leaving home to go live with her
new owner.

who kindly created an etsy treasury

I am ever so grateful because I am
sure this is why my chicken gourd got attention.
Now I will go get Mz. Chicken gourd all packed
up for her trip.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

SPRING Fever and Sales!

Last weekend I had a Sale at my place.
It was a beautiful weekend and I had a blast
meeting new friends.
I want to do it again soon and have more
Art and Painted wares.

I still have some nice inventory to add to
the next sale.

I love my little faux porch to decorate and 
display around, plus there are some shade
trees back there. The tent helps but the trees
are better.  I guess it's a real porch, but it's not
attached to anything. I think we might build a
shed off the back of it for future sales.
I sold all those screens you see.

I love having outdoor sales like this when
the weather is good. 

 The table above is an old table we rescued
after a storm damaged it. The pedestal base
got broken.  My dear Roo (dear rooster husband)
crafted a base from old doors
(we have enough old doors to have a Door Store)
and then it got another coat of whitish paint-
I used Behr Flat Enamel.  Then I decided
to embellish the top with some designs from 
clear acrylic stamps..I love those! I didn't 
want anything busy so it's just a hint of
a darker color than the base color.
I used Minwax Paste wax to polish it up.
It looks great.
I am a Table a-holic, NO, a Junk-a-holic!
I have a big ol Pole barn and there are lots of
treasures waiting for their day to be transformed.

 The blue dishes look so pretty on the table.
Just in time for an Easter Dinner Gathering.

 Maybe we will have an outdoor Easter
dinner party this weekend.
Or if You come buy this table, You
can have your own dinner party,
Table, Dishes and all.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

12 Year Anniversary for 'Cackleblossums Art'

It's a Celebration of being in biz as 'Cackleblossums' for 12 years.
I have always loved painting chickens and eggs just as much. I also like to paint flowers so the name
'Cackleblossums' was born.

This cute egg pattern is my logo but I have created
  a pattern packet to share!


These little characters I created for my business logo and also
for Easter Decorations over the years. At Houston Art Expo in 2007

They are made from vinyl floor covering. 
I like to use the vinyl because you can cut
it out with scissors and make a layered effect.

You could also use water color paper or other paper products
instead of the vinyl floor covering.

I had a kit to make your own pin, but after many requests I
made the pattern packet available so you can purchase to make 
your own Eggface Creations. Just in time for Easter decorating.

find the pattern packet for sale at

or on this blog at the pattern packet page
of this blog
which are all $5.00
Painting patterns e-packets by Susan Wymola

Monday, March 7, 2011

Some of My latest Projects

My inspiration has been preoccupied 
but Now I am getting back into creating.
So, I went out to the barn to gather
all my fun projects and snap a picture.
Some of these things are for sale,
My original Art can be seen here
on my picasa web albums.

Some of these things in the picture above
are for sale on my online flea market-

Internet connection problems have a lot
to do with my ability to connect to my
art friends and inspirations. Grrrr..
For this reason I have to try to keep my
online biz simple. It's all on this blog.

What is does your inspiration come from?
I would love to know.

Mine comes from nature, wildlife, things that grow,
shopping garage sales and junk/antique shops.
I love to see what other folks do with their things.
It is amazing how many different ways there are
to recycle things into works of useful items
or fine works of art.

ReCycle, ReUse, and RePurpose

Sunday, March 6, 2011

My New Table will be home soon

I can't wait to go pick up this table 
where I have kept it in layaway at one of my 
new favorite
Antique Junk Shops:
It's 11 feet long and will be room for all of my family when we get together!

Now I will need to get all my chairs ready.
I like to use a mix of chairs that don't match. Some may get chickens and roosters
or pigs, cows, etc.

I plan to strip the paint from the table and
restore it to it's natural finish.

The table came out of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce
way long ago.