Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Mistletoe :)

Hellooooooo Loves:)

Me and Mistletoe have had an interesting history... When I was 3, I chased my dog around the house, hovering Mistletoe over it's head, trying to kiss him....when I was 7, I was chased by a boy at school who was holding the green plant, trying to kiss me, and I kicked him.... The plant often appeared during my highschool years and almost ended up as a tattoo of course....what girl would not want Mistletoe creeping up her ankle?:) When I was 21ish and just beggining my art carrer, It grew in a tree just outside of my art studio window, and I climbed that tree and cut it from the tree, and sold it to make rent:)

Yesterday I saw it.....

Hanging in a door way....

Practically singing to me...

I felt like a small bird trapped in it's Nostalgia.....

I just wanted to take the time to twirl my skirt for the sake of Nostalgia and Holidays....Forming your own traditions.... Creating those memories.... Taking joy in the uniqueness of the children around you, and the joy that settles in your smile when you see the simple things taken beyond words and the ways of the world...

I send all of my kisses to you Mistletoe.... from me at 21...& at Yesterday.... the change of life, and with that the growth we take...the small decisions that form the bigger tree.... The people we meet and learn to love, then take away the unique joy of their time given....

I Love you Mistletoe....for being a symbol of something small, grown within memories to be something great:)


Here is also some new art:)

"Knowing Your Sweet Laugh, As Well As Your Name"

....this capture is based off of a memory....sweet smiles....sweet whispers... the joy of new Stories.... ones come to light I guess you could say:)

I wish you all a lovely Christmas & you have no idea how much joy and sweet smiles I send your way:)

Cheers, Beards & Banjos

Miss Samantha Joelle Honey Lamb

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

"Piles Of Ghosts & Large Gardens"

Ok Loves....guess What?:)

New Art!!:) Take a Gander:)

"Piles Of Ghosts Part I"

This image was actually inspired by my lovely friend Samantha Crain...& her amazing self:) She has a little drawing on her Dashboard of literally, a pile of Ghosts:) I thought I might try to take my love for her, & that image....& create this capture:)

So there ya go:)


Did you folks know I am building a HUGE garden this year....should be about 10 raised beds....I will use my minor in Plant Propagation for good and do some green house work and start a huge garden:)

I just had to say that out loud:)

Cheers, Beards & Banjos

Samantha Joelle Honey Lamb

My New Kitchen Table:)

Ooooohhhh for the love of this Sweet Old World:)

I have been in the market for a new kitchen table for a while now, but as many of you know, I am very pickey when it comes to my antiques:) I have looked high and low...allllllll and there...& everywhere:) But, as if Magic, while out on a stroll one day in the Woodlands of Hobart....I came across a amazing dream that through ways I can never tell, I recieved in the form of a present:) Because I never would have been able to afford it in reality :)

My New Gnome Table:)

I know!!! It looks strait out of Snow White:)

When I saw it, I thought maybe the Gnomes who were going to feast on it a bit later were busy at work Harvesting Cotton or something:)

Speaking of Cotton...Meet my new cat Cotton:)

I know...A bit Ghost like...He is kind of creepy..I am not going to lie...but very lovable...he is the kind of cat that hast to sleep right under your chin or curled against your side... But goodness gracious...he is whiter than my white walls...& creeps around as if running from something I can not see...he has been at Early Bird Acres three days now and he might just need the new name of Powder:)

But yes...The Table...It was made by an Old Man by the name of Donald....I do not know his last name...& he lived in NE Oklahoma:) He made 5 of these tables in his lifetime, and this one was the last he made before he died...

...& I believe he made it for me, and did not even know it...this sweet old world simply sang to him one day "Make this table...Just So"..& he did it:)

But yes..I adore it and can not wait to host my first dinner party with fits perfectly through the front door, so I can carry it into the garden this spring for latenight dinners with Beeswax candles and yummy creations:)

Just tooooo much fun:)


With the continuation of new art lovely days, lets now take a gander at a pretty capture:)

"Her Horse & Her Favorite Dress"

This image was inspired by the book "All The Pretty Horses" and life here at Early Bird Acres :) This is a Handkerchief that goes with my favorite dress and I like to pretend that my sooner or later going to be mine horse is just around the corner... Grazing on some meadow grass just beyond the tree I am laying against:)

Ooohhh Spring....come to my window already:)

Did you know that I love you?:)

Cheers, Beards & Banjos

Miss Samantha Joelle Honey Lamb

Gnomes Homes my Loves:)

My sweet loves and Darlin Dears:)

As I mentioned in my last post, Deluxe went really well....& one thing I was surprised that did so well, were my Gnome Homes:)

I have been making Gnome Homes for a while now, but only for myself:) I enjoy placing them on book shelves or scattered amongst picture frames:) Encourages the kids to smile and my friends to laugh:) I make them in many glass items....Mason Jars....old lanterns....jelly jars....& light Bulbs....& recently glass ornaments :)

So.....I thought it would be fun to also offer them online :) & from now to New Years, free with every Adoption of a piece:) Fun Huhh:)

They are made with dried Meadow grass and Woodland Moss...real moss:) it smells very sweet:)

They are also stuffed with cut out hearts from my lovely old books..encourages the gnomes to rest for a while:)

Maybe soon I will show you all my personal Gnome Home Collection...very fun:)

Anyways, as also promised, here is some more artwork:)

"We Rode To The North Pasture"

It is available right here my darlin dear:)

I wish you alllllllll a lovely day & send many warm hugs your way:)

Cheers, Beards & Banjos

Samantha Joelle Honey Lamb

Monday, December 13, 2010

Why....Because I love You:)

Hellloooo my Lovely Darlin Dears:)

Thank you too all who came out to Deluxe craft show On Saturday...It went just sooo darn well....I can not even begin to tell you how happy I was...Happier than a peach:) Your words....your sweet words that gave me more warm fuzzies than I can express:)

I would Also like to say how exctatic I was to get best booth!! I could not understand what Sara was saying at first when she brought over the little tiny book and said that I got best booth.....But when It finally came to light in my brain, I think I might have squeeled :) Ohhhh Goodness gracious.... I was just happy to Represent Deluxe in the best way possible:)

In addition, I had more than a dozen people who talked to me who said they were sad because I was not releasing my new artwork to you folks...One lovely lady explained to me that my new artwork was just always something she looked forward too and without it she just didn't know what to do...At first I laughed and blushed...then she said "I'm serious...." and then she grabbed my shoulder and looked into my eyes and said "Samantha Joelle Honey us at least a few dear"......It sounded like something my brain was trying to say to

Here ya go my loves:)

From now until Christmas, I shall be introducing new captures!!!!

...& I would adore your feedback On the new captures:)

Here is the first one for you my my loves:)

Title:"...& Then The Strings"

I am working a lot with Handkerchiefs Lately...I adore the transparency of all of them and such:) All the colors....How the light dapples across their surface..Ooohhhh so lovely:)

But yes...Keep your eyes open for new things coming your way:) I love you all more than you can imagine:)

Cheers, Beards & Banjos

Samantha Joelle Honey Lamb

Thursday, December 2, 2010

"From The Ground Up"

Hellooooo my darlin Dears:)

I have had the pleasure of working with the band "Sleeping At Last" now for about 4 years. They have not only been a lot of fun to hang out with, cut out paper clouds, eat at classen grill, fall in love with Ryan's amazing mom who is just sweeter than a peach, roam around parks, talk about every aspect of the creative world....but they have been an inspiration.

Not only are they two of the hardest working people in the music world that I have met, they are a constant stream of support. For my last project called "The Perpetual Picnic", Ryan O'Neal from "Sleeping At Last" created a lovely Instrumental track for the soundtrack that plays during the Instillation. It has become a favorite of patrons. It has so far been played in exhibitions in:
*Lovely San Francisco
*New York

The last date was San Fran and a older guy asked me kindly if I would play it about 4 times in a row....I was happy to do so:)

Here is the song my loves right here: "From The Ground(Instrumental) Up"

This lovely month, the "December" volume of their "Yearbook" project was released. I was more excited than my donkey Fred seeing a basket of apples and carrots, when I saw that they were releasing a version of "From The Ground Up" with lyrics.

It was and is SO sweet an wonderful:)

This is also a great opportunity for me to encourage you folks to go and support your independent musicians :) I could go on and on about supporting your artists of crafts and paintings and such...but you could always go ahead and buy a loved one, a subscription to Sleeping At Last's "Yearbook" project. That is the kind of gift that would give your loved one a gift every month!! Very unique and very Lovely:) I have nothing but love for those boys and I adore what they create:) some of you also might know, Ryan did the Forward for the second edition of my poetry book "Harmonicas & Honey" :)

.....That also made my day:)

I am a faithful reader of their fun blog too:)


In other news, we have named that lovely Hen "Kay", because that is what she responded too:)..Congrats Lisa!!!

We shall introduce our next lady next Sunday:)

I wish you all a lovely thursday and friday, & I send my love:)

Cheers, Beards & Banjos

Samantha Joelle Honey Lamb