Sunday, September 26, 2010

A change...

I have changed my Blog name from The Life and Times of Samantha to Fat Cow Studio.  I am adding an Etsy account soon and I want all the names to match up.
I hope that all my friends can still find me!

Samantha is still fine.  She is getting older and having a hard getting around, but she is still my best friend.  She sleeps most of the day, but still has that sweet face and a wag of the tail as I walk by.  This is my favorite picture of Samantha.  I just love this dog!

My rainy Saturday creations

 It was a perfect Saturday in Texas.  A nice cold front blew through and brought rain and much cooler weather.  It was a great day to stay inside and get creative.
I love Halloween and I was in the mood to make some spooky creatures.
I made these out of sculpty clay and old wooden spools.  Each one formed into it's own personality.  
Pumpkin head and old crow

party skeleton
Not so scary cat
I have a few more to make, maybe a witch and a ghost......

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sister trip-route 66

Kim driving full steam ahead on Route 66

My Sister, Kim and I took a few days to travel from Texas to Colorado recently.  On our way to Santa Fe, we stopped at Tucumcari, NM and took the old Route 66.  It was so amazing and awe-inspiring.    These are just a few of the sites we discovered.
The Palomino Motel-Very cool
This was my favorite, Blue Swallow Motel
I would love to stay here!
Blue Swallow Motor Court
Mexican Food Cafe and old Truck
How great is this??
I loved the remains of the old hotels and restaurants.  They are reminiscent of a life when families took long road trips. Kids got excited about swimming in the hotel pool, mom's got a break from cooking and cleaning and Dad's got to shed their ties and white shirts for Bermuda shorts and crazy shirts.  It is a shame that these great buildings are falling by the way side.  They have so much character, with many stories to tell.  I hope that they are saved before they crumble, so the next generation of kids can swim in their pools and the parents can have a cocktail under the neon lights.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A sneak peek....

My sister Kim and my new brother-in-law, Dan's wedding was extraordinary.  Their special day was the most original, magical, sweet and spiritual wedding 
I have ever attended.  It was such an honor to be a part of such a beautiful event.
Here is a sneak peek at some of the decorations.  I will post more as they become available.

Groom's table, vintage truck with peppers,  illustration pens,
fishing reel and old "Dad's" soda bottle
Zinc lid and ball jar filled with vintage sheet music,
colander fairy garden, table number and old
porcelain robin on vintage tablecloth
vintage cold cream jar, silver fork
and Lemonade sign
Vintage wagon, watering can full of sunflowers and handpainted sign
"We Remember" Sept. 11 tribute