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!


~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...


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, 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! 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

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.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Papier Mache Baby Gifts


Hi! Everyone!

I am soo excited! I have finally come to a place in all of my computer re-vamping...that I can say "Whew"! OK, I know I am not totally finished, but I've at least come to a "stopping point", or should I say "pausing point"...

I am fixing to e-mail Beth and let her know that I am not on our blog list (on our Etsy Austin Blog). I am happy with it now!

I am also posting below the pictures of the Baby Shower Gifts I made for my niece, B.J.! And that is a whole other story! As you can see below, they were for a "girl"! Two doctors told her unmistakeably that she was having a "girl"! Well, what to her surprise, when out popped a "BOY!" She did not even have one piece of clothing for a boy! The room was done totally in "Tinkerbell!" Needless to say, it all has to be changed! they are keeping it all for the next little one, who they hope will be a "girl"!

For all of those who are even remotely interested in my doings and going...I am going to be posting my To-Do-Lists just on the blog, so please continue to follow me! You will just have to click on the link and you can see all of them on the right side of the Blog!

Here are my Pics of The Baby Gift!

They are Paper Mache! Something from Nothing, isn't that my motto! Well, I really do that, folks! The other is a peg hanger that is painted to match the Butterfly, Flower, and Heart! They are painted and decoupaged with tinkerbell!
(The paste I use and which I prefer to use, is a mixture of 1 part water and 1 part flour. the oldest recipe I know of. I tried to use elmers and water...yuck! Hated it! This is what I have always used, and it works great!) (ok if there are typos, I am having a horrible day typing, LOL!--I will check later)

The Finished Products!

Material for the project.

Step 1 - Patterns!

Cut out patterns in cardboard and tape together...

Cover the entire strcture with strips of newsprint dipped in paste...

Let completely dry and paint and decoupage...

Finished Product!

Finished Product!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Working on Prototypes for New Products This Week!

Encourage yourself today in the Lord and know that through God Almighty you can be made into a masterpiece even if you do not believe it's possible. God is in the restoration business and He is able to take the brokenness that we sometimes feel and turn it into a glorious work of art.

"But now, O Lord, thou art our Father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand" Isa. 64:8 *************************************************

I added a Green area and to add a couple of tutorials

Recycling is what I do! I will be adding more as it comes my way!

Open For Business!


I almost forgot! I ordered my new business cards and they are in! I will be posting a pic of it on the right in a sec! When I finish working on my new floor cloth designs, I hope to use one of them as my new logo. but until then, this was the only pic I could find that even comes close to expressing what I do!
I was hoping to get them before the meeting!

This is the day that the Lord hath made! I will be glad and rejoice in it! Praise the Lord!


I sure hope I get to go to the April 14 meeting! Girls, I really have not joined and "disappeared"! I am always around and checking in! Staying on top of all that is goping on in Austin! Please, just bare with me for a little! God Bless You Etsy Austin!

Here's my List of To-Do's for April 9-14, 2009!

I will only post my 3 top ones and if you are interested in reading what I am up to, you will have to actually go to my list at The Blog (this is for my RSS feeds)
RedeemedByD. My To-Do's List:
  • Finish re-working my blog page!almost done!Still a little more to do here!
  • #1-Work on Prototypes for new Product Lines this week!
  • Meet the Etsy Austin Team as soon as possible! April 14, 200-I sure hope I get to go! Hope to be able to show some of my new stuff???
  • # 2-Priority-Re-decorate my Sunday School room for Spring/Summer-1/2 Done!
  • oops, that was 4, sorry
Praise the Lord, and God Bless!
Patricia, Redeemed

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!
From: (youtube)
How To Put Together A Crafting Box For Your Child.

Easy Screen Stenciling:


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.
How to Go Green: The Basics Great Info here for the beginner who wants to learn all they can about going "green"!

GREEN BUILDING DESIGN: "BUILDING WITH AWARENESS" by Ted Owens: I found a great site with great information and a DVD on Straw Bale Construction, etc!

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:
See ya later!
Patricia, Redeemed

The below info is still in construction! Coming Soon!
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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