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, July 24, 2009

JNK Friday & Info About Buda Store

THE 1898 STORE

Good Afternoon, Everybody!
Welcome to JNK Friday!

Friday is the day we go shopping for junk, rust, anything to use in our artistic endeavors, or just something that catches our eyes or hearts! I love Rust! I think I have said that before! LOL! Well, last Friday I wrote about a shop in Buda...couldn't remember the actual name, but the Lady that owns it calls it an "Antique Museum"! And, WOW! is it! They have stuff from local (and maybe not all local) businesses from who knows how far back! I went back this past Saturday and took some pictures: The name of the shop is called 1898! that should give you a hint!


Here are some of the pics I took!


Right inside the door-look up at the wash-tubs!
Looks like a double tub! That would make it easier to wash & rinse!



Ok, here are some of the things I was talking about last week that you assemblagers might be intereseted in!

Lots of old pictures, post cards,
very old journals, business books, etc...even old scrapbooks!

Boxes of papers and old books!




And just for fun- lots of signs!



Well, I'm gone for the day! Gotta get my "JNK" ON!
And then I have a birthday party to go to!
Been working on some new things to put into my shop today, several garden garlands made of tin cans, some will be for your covered porch, meaning "out of the weather" and some will be for outdoors in the garden or flower bed areas, fences & gates! Whatever you want to use them for! I hope you like them! Hope to post by Monday!

God Bless!
Going JNK'ing!
Patricia

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Making A New Image For Facebook and New Site



OK! It Worked! So go and FAN ME! on Facebook at:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Redeemed-By-DSign/101424819422

Make me a friend, if you want! I'd love to be your friend!

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000030523468


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I am trying to see how this turns out...we'll see! I am also making me a new website at Wordpress, where I will also place my blog, until then this is where you will find me!!

Here goes nothing! If it fails, I will delete this post!
God Bless,
Patricia

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I think it worked!

Friday, July 17, 2009

New Posts In "Survival Instinct" Section!



Hi, Again! Wanted to let you all know there is more info in the Survival Instinct Section of Redeemed By DSign!

There is a new Subject called "Sustainable Living" where we talk about Going Green and Living Green!

New Today:
Links to Building a Straw Bale Home! Going Green Beginner's Guide Etsy Organic and Going Green Team info! Check it out and let's talk about it! Patricia, Redeemed

Getting My Rust!!!




Well, Good Afternoon, Everyone!
Welcome to
JNK FRIDAY- Getting Our Junk On!

Last night on Facebook, I was saying I needed to get some Rust! Yes, I do mean Rust! I love working with rusty, old stuff! I really do! Last Saturday I was in Buda with a friend and went into this really cool Antique Store on the corner of 967 and Main. I can't remember the name of it, but the owner calls it an Antique 'Museum'! I really could be one! It is really fabulous. I am going to be there again tomorrow, so I will get more info and post more about what I found in there!



What I was looking for that day was some rusty old keys. She had three and wanted $3.50 each! I didn't want to spend quite that much for them, so I passed. Decided to do all of my shoppong for supplies at ETSY! Save on gas, etc., since I have to leave Drippin' to get to any antique or junk stores! A little shipping, but if the price is right...hey, I don't have to get out in this Texas heat! And I just love looking at new shops at ETSY!



And I found some wonderful "RUSTY" shops!
The first one I found some keys, but she has already sold them, so I am going to have to keep looking:

www.VintageMarketPlace.etsy.com

She also has a Blog:

http://mittensathome.blogspot.com/

The second one was her favorite and that is how I found it was:

www.OldGreyMarePrimitive.etsy.com


She also has a Blog:

oldgreymareprimitive.blogspot.com

Go and check them out! And have fun RUSTING!!!

The JNK Lady,
Patricia,
Redeemed

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

You "Love" Me, You Really "Love" Me!!


(My Family)

I just got through reading a post on our
Etsy Austin Blog by Camille Jackson, "You Like Me, You Really Like Me!", then I had an "event", got a little bit side-tracked for awhile, and then I read this post by Margaret Finnegan on her blog, Finnegan Begin Again, the link to the article can be found in my previous blogpost!


Quote From "Finnegan Begin Again" (Words of wisdom from the English writer Jane Austen)


"Is not general incivility the very essence of love?"


Here she is talking about siblings, brothers and sisters who spend so much time together that they show "too much love"...



(quote)and "can't help but show affection by name calling, minor shoving, and purposeful irritation.
"


I am feeling soo loved lately! Even though I haven't spent a whole lot of time with some people, I am definitely feeling loved!
And before you all take this for what I don't really mean, I do understand what a sibling goes through and what she was actually talking about! I am a sibling of 5--the oldest of 3 sisters and 2 brothers! Believe me I get it! All we did was fight and call each other names, trick each other, want to get away from each other, but let anyone say or do anything against just one of us....look out!!! To this day we are a very close family! We all get along wonderfully and stay in touch all the time, do favors for each other, travel together, visit all the time, help each other out, have 'myspace' to share pictures and such and now 'facebook' ... not sure if they are all on that are not yet, but 'myspace', yes. We lost our parents 7 years ago just 9 days apart (just out of the blue) and then they nearly lost me to spinal meningitis 2 weeks later (exhaustion from being the oldest and getting everything done - lowered my immune system and all) so we have really become closer than before! Is that possible!


So, if all of this means you love me, then hallelujah, praise the Lord, come on and let's get it on!!!


God Bless each and everyone of My Friends! and Loved Ones!


(and don't forget to check out the blog link I am talking about and read what she had to say about siblings, love, Jane Austen, and her children and then check out the rest of her blog, it's great!)



(quote) "And as their general incivility proves, they are just so full of LOVE for each other. They are just so full of LOVE for everyone."

Finnegan Begin Again: Wise Women Friday: Jane Austen

Finnegan Begin Again: Wise Women Friday: Jane Austen

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Facebook Info and Other Addy Info:

Hi, All! Just Posting my Facebook, and other info:

Facebook Fan page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Redeemed-By-DSign/101424819422

My Facebook Friend Page as I am calling it! PLEASE feel free to be my friend, whether we have met in person or not "yet"! For we will get to know each other real soon! I promise! An I do NOT break my promises! God Bless! "Everybody is a friend once you get to know them and let them in!"

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000030523468


God Bless,
Patricia,
Redeemed

Thursday, July 9, 2009

I'm Not Crazy, I'm Just a Little Undone!



Hi, Folks! Got that song in my head, "AGAIN"! Feels like that has been my theme song for the last few months! Not sure what I'm doing today! I'm a little undone with what to do with my Facebook Acct. Created one for my Business--Redeemed By DSign, but still have the other one for jesusonthemainlinenow....most of my online and personal friends are there. Not sure whether to keep it or transfer all friends to this new one redeemed... and delete the jesus...one...can't decide! Well, I don't have to do it right now! Anywho, I am still having some computer problems, but I sure hope to get them all resolved this week! The computer that my brother-in-law worked on, did not have Office Suite or even Works and my documents that I downloaded were not compatible with Wordpad....I don't get it. so my Pastor is working on that for me...some other stuff, but I sure hope it is all worked out soon! I don't think I can take too much more of all of this craziness before I'm not just a "little undone" but totally "crazy"!!!!!


Working on getting my info to Beth at etsyaustin and need to go there next... I hope to see all of my friends here soon!
Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers! I hope to get all of this "stuff", (was even sick), behind me and get back to the b
usiness of "creating" (crafting something from nothing) and "declaring" (writing & speaking about Our Lord who renews and repurposes us from nothing to something in Him!)
I Love Jesus and I Love all of YOU!!!
God Bless You all In Jesus Name!
Patricia Davis-Striegler
RedeemedByDSign.etsy.com


~Or "Is it the Beginning!"

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