Come Follow Me!

Come Follow Me!
Follow the Yellow Brick Road! Follow the Yellow Brick Road! "My painting (and crafting) leads me to places I haven't seen (or been) before!" Sark. One of my favorite new places...Etsy Austin!

Followers

~The Hand of the Artist~

~The Hand of the Artist~
"Where the Spirit does not work with the Hand, there is no Art" Leonardo de Vinci

Welcome, Welcome, Welcome! If you are HERE, then Welcome...if you are not HERE...

THEN WHERE ARE YOU?????

Hello, everyone! Welcome to Redeemed by D.S.ign!

"Something New From Something Old! That is my motto!"

My name is Patricia Davis-Striegler, hence D.S.! I also dwell in the awesome land of Dripping Springs, TX, hence, another DS!

Well, I know this is going to sound a little corny, but...here goes!
I have been blessed with a vision…(it's true) I can see things that have been tossed, trashed, thought useless by many, transformed into something beautiful, useful, unique, one-of-a-kind treasures! (I can see the end product in my mind's eye!!Wow!!)
I pray these born-again items will bring a touch of the Redeemed to your life!

I love working with old, rusted discarded tin and aluminum, old wood fencing and barn wood, old rusted barbed wire, old vintage jewelry and beads, old plates, etc., just about anything that has been labeled “useless“, “no good“, “junk“ or “trash”!

I am also 'into' mixed-media (acrylics) interpretations of Scripture in folk art, repose, and mosaics, and clay. Also, acrylics painted on different and unusual surfaces and altered anything (books, journals, etc).

I will be adding more and more items as I am beginning a new artistic venture at Etsy.com! A great place to find one-of-a-kind handmade items! Please come by and check out my shop and please feel free to purchase anything you see! LOL!.

My shop is located at redeemedbydsign.etsy.com

Please come back often and check out my site for new items and information.

And remember, “Nothing is “just junk” in the hands of a creator.”
"Only the heart knows how to find what is precious.”
---Fyodor Dostoyevsky.


Friday, February 29, 2008

Blessings Today!




Well, Friends,
Today I am starting on a new series for Easter. It will not be using just one material for these new items. I am adding a new material to my current list, recycled paper of all kinds. Bear with me as I work on these new items. I will post pictures of my progress as I work on them and finish them. See you tomorrow! God bless!
Patricia

Friday, February 22, 2008

New Found Treasures





Howdy, Friends!
I just wanted to stop by today and show you some of my newest found treasures! This is just a partial display of what I have. My husband, Vernon, has been remodeling a home for some friends and they replaced these old wood windows with new ones---ugh---I like the old stuff, don't you?---so he brought these on home to me, about 6 of them! And maybe more.... The posts we got from our Free Craigslisting, a little like dumpster diving but a lot easier! Actually, they were a really big banister rail for a porch/ and I took it apart for the posts! I've got a lot of plans for all of these! I will be posting my projects as I begin working on them. I will post my progress as often as possible!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Howdyyy!!!!


Welcome and a Great Big Howdyyy! From the Texas Hill Country!
O.K. I admit it! I’m a junkyard junkie, dumpster diving grandma, passionately recycling unwanted materials into one-of-a- kind creations. I take discarded items found anywhere, and everywhere, even the side of the road, and rework them into works of art. I’m a little Folk-Artish, a little dreamy, a little whimsical (sometimes), a little odd, and over-the-top (sometimes), and very serious about other things, but I love what I do!



As I said above , I live in Texas, Dripping springs, to be exact, just outside of Austin!
I have 2 grown sons and 2 grandchildren, 2 wonderful, little dogs, who think they are human, and oh, yes, a wonderful husband!

I just love taking something that is broken, old, rusty, forgotten...and transforming it into something new and useful again, saving it from its destiny at the junkyard.

Actually, one of my dreams, is to have a Junk-Junkie’s Junk Shop ™. A place where artists, or aspiring artists, hobbyists, or shabby chicers and assemblage and altered anything enthusiasts can come to find the materials they need for a project. I pray this will come to fruition some day soon!

Craft Tip of the Day

SIMPLE Crafts for Children, Sunday School, or YOU!!!

Videos are here! I think it was just my other computer! No flashdrive there! So, that means they never left! LOL!
~FOR CHILDREN~
From: www.simplekidscrafts.com (youtube)
How To Put Together A Crafting Box For Your Child.

~FOR ADULTS~
From:www.WOWzzy.com
Easy Screen Stenciling:

THE SURVIVAL INSTINCT

A Lifestyle of Learning!
I am in a perpetual state of learning right now…I am like a dry sponge soaking up all the information I can find. I don’t profess to have arrived, but I am seeking and searching and learning… Life is fragile right now… The economy could get better or it could get worse. Some say let’s be prepared for the worst… I say, “Let’s prepare so that no matter what happens it will be better…life will be better, more fulfilling, enriched, and just plain fun…!" Enjoy the feel of dirt in your hands, the taste of fresh vegetables you grew on your own little spot of earth. Take hold of and cherish the moments of time spent learning how to bake and how to use herbs and any handcrafted items that are useful in everyday living or earning a living!! Share the knowledge you have gleaned with your daughters and sons! Learn…Learn…Learn…Teach…Teach…Teach… Learn to be truly self-sufficient ( or at least to some degree)… It just really feels good to know that if all else fails, you can take care of you and your family… Just that knowledge, alone, is “happiness immeasurable!” I will be posting information below and updating video tutorials as often as I can! All information will have the authors and links to their web pages for more information on each subject discussed!

~SUSTAINABLE LIVING~*Information & How-To's*~

Etsy Organic Team Promotes Organic Goods Organic tag identifies organic products from sellers committed to promoting sustainability.
http://planetgreen.discovery.com/home-garden/etsy-promotes-organic-goods.html
How to Go Green: The Basics Great Info here for the beginner who wants to learn all they can about going "green"! http://planetgreen.discovery.com/go-green/green-index/green-basics-guides.html

GREEN BUILDING DESIGN: "BUILDING WITH AWARENESS" by Ted Owens: http://www.buildingwithawareness.com/Movies2.html I found a great site with great information and a DVD on Straw Bale Construction, etc!
Reviews:

Jerry Hutton alternative energies expert Director of the Fuel Cells and Alternative Fuels Training Center at Hocking College "Ted Owens, in his "Building with Awareness" DVD, has taken the process of "Green Building Design" to the next level in both the construction and operations of the home. I highly recommend these construction techniques for anyone interested in implementing truly sustainable designs."

And another:

"I spent last weekend watching the Building with Awareness DVD. As soon as I was finished. I watched it again! This extremely informative and beautiful video, as far as I know, is the first of its kind. At least, the first green building video I have been able to find with the building process laid out step by step in a simple and very visual format. I'm ecstatic to have found Syncronos Design!" —C. N. Nevada


So, check out the site and let us know what you think! More Sustainable Info to come! I am playing with the idea of posting all of my Sustainable and Survival Instinct Articles on a new blog just for Green&Sustainable Living...don't know yet...if I could archive them here on different pages, that would be great. If anyone know how let me know. I know, there are no comments here. Just e-mail me at: redeemedbydsign_blog@yahoo.com
See ya later!
Patricia, Redeemed

The below info is still in construction! Coming Soon!
~THAT 'OLD TYME' WAY!~
Coming Soon!
~LIVING OFF THE LAND~
Coming Soon!
~THE HANDMADE REVOLUTION~
Coming soon!
RAW FELTING:::MATERIALS FOR RAW FIBER FELTING & SPINNING
This video (below)is what got me interested -big time- in Raw Material Harvesting and making products from it! This is one of the most amazing videos I have ever watched! Just Amazing!
GREAT BLOG AND SERIES ON PLUCKING RAW FIBER OFF BUNNIES! See Yarn2Spin's blog on angora Rabbits for lesson series on Harvesting Rabbit Fur: "What Does It Take to Pluck a Rabbit?"Pt 1-4