Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Bliss...

My Boys

I hope eveyone had as wonderful a day as we did.  We are so very Thankful for our blessings.  Our first Thanksgiving in our new home.  Perfect!  The boys loved using the formal china and being "grown-up".  They also loved the pie:)   

Quote for Today:

"Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received.  Thankfulness is the natural impluse to express that feeling.   Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse."
~Henry Van Dyke

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Three Muses Challenge...Time...

The TimeKeeper by Jamie Miller
(collage on canvas with antique watch parts and antique photo from my personal collection.  Quote written by Me:))

Here is my entry for the Three Muses Challenge.  It is not a new piece, but it is important to me.  I made this for a man named Walter who ran an antique store in town with his wife.  He collected and repaired pocket watches and we loved to talk about them together.  He was the TimeKeeper.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!!...FIT Quickie!!..

I am logging in real fast to post the FIT, will be back later with more.  I am running around like a turkey with my...well, you know;)  Love, Jamie

Ok, I am back.  Wow!  This has been a busy Holiday Season already!  I am hosting the turkey dinner this year and getting everything  together has really has been a job!  I actually had to unpack some of the stuff I needed!  LOL!!  (The invitation to help me unpack is still open, by the way:)  I hope you have a wonderful day with your family and friends.  Be careful in your travels and save room for some punkin pie:)

Love, Jamie

 I have been unpacking some ephemera and thought these mushrooms would be great for Fall.  And they are edible:)

 This is an albumen photo from the civil war era.  These photos are larger than cabinet cards.  Some that I have are 10 by 12.  This photo measures 10 by 6.  I often wonder if during this sitting they had an ambrotype  or tintype image made also.  Their clothing is a wonderful example of late 1850's -1860's fashion.  These six are a brother and his sisters and they all look very serious:)  I love the names on the back of the photo.  You know it always tickles me to find identification on my photos.

 Mother, Molan, Monroe, Martha, Manda and Maria:)  At first I thought the numbers showed where they were sitting.  But I now believe they are to show their birth order from oldest to youngest.  That Martha is a stern looking Gal is she not?  LOL!!

 These two FITS are are from a series of German bird prints.  I can never seem to pass up the blue eggs.  I love the blue eggs the best:)

Quotes for Today:

"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures."
~Thornton Wilder

"Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving."
~W.T. Purkiser

"May your stuffing be tasty
  May your turkey plump,
  May your potatoes and gravy
  Have nary a lump.
  May your yams be delicious
  And your pies take the prize,
  And may your Thanksgiving dinner
  Stay off your thighs!"
  ~Author Unknown

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Three Muses Challenge...Keys...

"The Key To Solace" by Jamie Miller

And The Winner Is......

Sweet Donna from Bluebirdlane!!!!!  Send me your address Sweetie!!  Thank you to each and everyone who make this blog feel like home to me.  I never would have made it to 200  posts without your support and friendship.  Love, Jamie

I love these three Ladies.  I bet they are sisters.  They are perfect for the upcoming winter in their heavy coats and winter hats.  I think the sister on the far left is pregnant and hiding it. It was rare for ladies to be photographed while pregnant in the Victorian times.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Art-e-ology's 200th Post Giveaway!!!!!!...

Dear Sweet Friends,

Well, today is my 200th blogpost!!  I would not have blogged for so long if it had not been for all of you wonderful Friends.  I can't express enough the joy you bring me and how much I love seeing you here. Our blog community has more heart and soul than I ever thought possible from the internet.  So thank you.  Thank you for your kind words.  Thank you for your talent and all you share.  Thank you for the warm shoulder when I need it.  Thank you for letting me have FITs every week:)  Thank you for being such an important part of my life. 

Love, Jamie

Now.  On to the LOOT!!!!  Sorry it's so late in the day.  Today was CRAZY!!!

I am going to let the giveaway run until next Tuesday (November 16th) and the winner will be announced on the Free Image Tuesday post.  So just sign up here on this post and I will use the random number generator to pick the lucky duck:)

First let me post a disclaimer that the photos you are about to see are HORRIBLE!!  I missed the daylight today so please forgive.  Photographer, I am not!  LOL!!!

The Giveaway is 36 antique photographs.  There are tintypes from the civil war era, Carte de Vista photos, cabinet cards and Real Photo Post Cards.  It is a wonderful set for a beginning photo collection.

The Whole Shebang!

Tintypes and Real Photo Post Cards

Cabinet Cards


I hope you like it!!  Thank you so much and Good Luck!!!!  Love, Jamie

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Today Is Art-e-ology's 199th Post!...Free Image Tuesday and A 200th Post Giveaway!!

I can't believe that I almost missed it!!!!  Long ago, I missed my 100th post and by the time I realized it, it was too late to do anything.  LOL!!  So, in celebration (of me actually getting my act together!) Art-e-ology is having a 200th post Giveaway.  I will post the Giveaway tomorrow (Since it will be the 200th:)  and then anounce the winners at next week's Free Image Tuesday.  I'm so excited!!!  I'm SO excited I didn't miss it a second time:)   

Look at this stunning Beauty!!  She is perfect!

I love this monkey and his toy puppy.  I wish I could have dressed my boys like that.  Right.  I don't think there is enough money in the therapy fund for that!  LOL!!

This Little Angel is perfectly posed and such a cutie.  I love her dress and shoes!

So many lovely Artists have used the FITs in their artwork.  Please let me know when you post a piece because I love to see your beautiful creations.  I am setting up a special post every week to showcase them and show them off.  You can email a link to my email account ( or just comment here on the blog with a link.  I have no idea why I haven't been doing this all along!  Foolishness on my part, for sure!! I am so amazed everyday at the wonderful people who we encounter here in Blog World.  I know it has made my life richer in ways I never imagined.  Being absent for the move just highlighted how much I depend on each and everyone of you.  I missed being here and seeing your art.  So, forgive the sloppy hugs and enjoy the new FITs:)  Love, Jamie

Monday, November 09, 2009

Mail Love and Free Image Monday...

Look at the lovely art canvas Sweet Tami Roth created for me!!!! She is participating in the Random Acts of Kindness for 2009 and boy was this a wonderful surprise! I love the vibrant colors and the sweet message. I haven't forgotten about my RAK girl!! We have until Dec. 31st, right? LOL!!!!! Run over to her blog and see all her wonderful creations:)
Inspire by Tami Roth

Ok. On to business.

1. Old house sold. We were on pins and needles towards the end, but it all worked out:)

2. New house almost unpacked. (You will be hearing this for the next year or two! LOL!!)

3. I am blessed. I have the most wonderful blog friends. Thank you each and every one of you. I know my time here has been limited of late, but your comments and emails mean so very much to me. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!

So how about Free Image Monday today and Free Image Tuesday tomorrow? How does that sound? You won't know what to do with yourselves! LOL!! I have some really sweet photos for you. (Don't forget you can access all past FIT images by clicking on the button on my sidebar.)

This is a RPPC (Real Photo Post Card) and I am really in love with the border framing thisLittle Miss. It would make a great Photoshop frame.

Ok. This little Guy is just screaming for a party hat!!! Don't you think? Even though he is wearing a big bow and a dress, he is still all boy! LOL!!

Look at this Sweetie all ready for the cold weather in his peacoat! I cleaned him up a bit, but left the frame shabby for you.


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