Friday, April 30, 2010


Last Sunday seems like such a long time ago! It was a Glorious Day (It has been raining, hailing, windy, thundering etc., ever since) and we actually got to sit outside and have lunch on the patio at one of our fav. restaurants Papa Haydn, if you are ever in Portland you have to go there they have THE BEST DESSERTS ever, big gooey yummy creations!

So, as the Rhoddies are blooming we went off to the
Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens which is part of the Portland Parks and Rec. we are so lucky that our local area has a vast amount of parks with diverse environments maintained by the City of Portland. YAY! :)

So, I am very excited to show you this week's Friday Flowers which are the beautiful Rhododendrons :)

The Bees are busy already :)

This is my absolute fav. :)

This is a close 2nd, I love the pink shimmering thru when the sunlight hits it :)

These guys were so busy, nonchalant, it cracked me up :)

And, of course I couldn't resist taking a couple of shots of the Ducklings :) Can you imagine having 11 to take care of (I hear you screaming from here :)

Cute fluff ball and beautiful markings :) (Wood Duck)

I really hope you enjoyed The Rhododendrons :)
There is still time to enter to win a beautiful Art Card by Sherri Pekks check the details here it is so easy to enter and if you missed the Q. & A. with her you should check it out on my blog :)
Have a Wonderful Weekend. :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

I'm in a Treasury and Closing Shop!

Happy Thursday :)

A couple of things today to share with you all.

First I have a piece of artwork in a Treasury, "Pink Splash". Thanks to Sagescupboard for adding my work to this incredibly "PINK" Treasury go check it out HERE There are some beautiful pink items to see :)

On another note, I have decided to close down my Vintage Etsy Shop :(

Even though it is the most profitable one of my stores, I really do not have the time to juggle 4 Etsy shops and do them all Justice. It is a tough decision but I want to concentrate more on my Art and my Photography, a girl just can't do it all.

So, what I thought would be fun was to have a "NAME YOUR OWN PRICE" Sale :)

If you are interesting in any of the items in my Vintage Shop, just convo me and make me an offer :)

Here are a few of the items in my Vintage Shop still waiting to go to new homes.

There are plenty more so please go check them out at Vintage T. and make an offer :)
Don't forget to enter the chance to win one of Sherri Pekks wonderful Art Card in this week's Giveaway on my Blog, check out details and interview HERE :)

Hope you all have a Wonderful Day!

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Meet and Greet and Giveaway! :)

From Time to Time I like to profile, new to me, Artists whose work I just Love :) And so, here is Sherri Pekks. I bumped into Sherri in the forums on Etsy a few weeks ago and was immediately struck by her amazing Artwork. I Love her quirky sense of humour and lovely insight. Her Artwork is colourful and bold, clever and passionate.

I sent Sherri some questions so we could get to know her a little but first here is Sherri's brief Bio :)

"My name is Sherri Pekks and I am a Mom, Wife, Woman and Friend all wrapped up in one body and mind. I try to find humor and honesty in everyday experiences. Painting is like a form of therapy to help me deal with this crazy world and Life In General".

This is what sherri replied to the interview questions I sent :)

1). What do you love about being creative?

It makes me feel like I have a super power.

2). What is your Greatest achievement?

Creating an incredible family unit from scratch.

3). What is your idea of happiness?

Not being in Debt.

4). When do you lie?

Only small white lies, like to my girls, for example "Sorry Dunkin Donuts is closed on Saturdays"

5). What is your Greatest extravagance?

day care :(

6). What do you think is overrated?

"keeping up with the jones."

7). What do you most dislike?

When people flick cigarettes out their car window.

8). Tell us 4 things about yourself that would let us peek into your world or that you think define you.

I have commitment issues.

I am an overachiever.

My middle name is Star.

I don't enjoy decorating for the holidays.

9). What would be your dream life?

To not have money, or the lack of, control what I do for a living.

10). When you Die what would you like to come back as?

My Basset Hound, Bogart. He has the life.

That was awesome :)

Here are a few Art Pieces from Sherri's Etsy Shop :)

MisUnderstood Art Card (I absolutely LOVE this saying :)

Broken Trust original Artwork (oh, how true!)

Motherhood, original painting or art card "Check your Sanity at the door" (I can hear all the Moms now saying, "that's me" :)

So, I asked Sherri if she would be interested in doing a Giveaway to go along with this interview and she was really up for it. So, here is the info.

The Giveaway is for any single Art Card from her Etsy shop, it is very simple to enter just go to Sherri's Etsy Shop and heart it, check out all the wonderful Artwork, find the Art Card you would like to win and come back to my blog and comment on the Giveaway post saying why you chose that Card :)

The Giveaway will run until midnight Sunday May 9th (West Coast Time).

Here is the link to Sherri's Etsy Shop Life in General go choose which Art Card you would like to win :)

Here is Sherri's other Etsy Shop Beyond The Book for Bookmarks and Notebooks.

And her facebook "fan" page:

Good Luck to everyone. :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Giveaway Day is Here Again :)

I am so excited to announce the winner in my (just in time for ) Mother's Day Photo April Giveaway here on PoppyPlacePdx!!!!!!

One lucky person will be receiving FOUR 5 x 5 Rose prints of their choice from my Photography Etsy Shop very soon :)

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The winner is Evie at My Wifes Studio blog and check out her beautiful Jewelry in her Etsy Shop Congrats to Evie :)

I would like to thank everyone who participated, commented on my blog, went to my Etsy shops, hearted them and everyone who is now following my blogs :)

This is such a great way to make connections and I love reading other people's blogs!

Some special Thanks to Two Happy Stampers blog for posting about my Giveaway on their blog, you guys are awesome :)

Some love to Etsy Giveaways and also, International Giveaways for posting my April Giveaway!

I also want to give a big "Thank You" to Jac Ber Creations blog for giving me the "Sunshine" Award for my other Blog When T. Rules The World

And lastly, a warm "Thank You" to Nancy at My Heart and Mind Blog for adding my Artwork "Fall Series IV" to her Favs on her blog :)

Have a Wonderful Day!

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.

Friday, April 23, 2010


I just wanted to say a BIG "THANK YOU" to everyone who sent us best wishes for our Wedding Anniversary, you guys rock :)

It was so nice to wake up to Blue Skies this morning, YAY! It seems like every other day is nice and getting warmer then the next day it is rainy and miserable, blustery and downright chilly. But I guess that is typical April weather for us here in the N.W. A sure sign that we are on our way to Summer :)

I am very excited to show you this week's Friday Flowers which are the Beautiful Tulips now gracing our Garden :)

This beautiful yellow Parrot Tulip is available as a print in my Etsy shop :)

This photo was taken last year but I couldn't resist adding it to the group as it is one of my Favs. :) (also available as a print :)

I love this Red Tulip with the blurred backdrop of the white fence.

The top of a Rembrandt Tulip, gorgeous and colourful :)

I love this grouping with the yellow backdrop of the house behind.

I love the blend of Red Tulips with the blue of the Grape Hyacinths against the moss on the Mamosa tree.

Unfortunately, this is how a few groups of early Tulips ended up because of the intense wind and rain at the end of March, well, can win them all.

I really hope you enjoyed my Tulips :)

There is still time to enter my Beautiful Rose Photos for Mother's Day Giveaway if you haven't already done so, your Moms will thank you :)

Have a Wonderful Weekend. :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.