Shine on You Crazy Diamond Saturday, Jul 18 2020 

Shine on You Crazy Diamond

Thought many of you could relate to the feeling of trying to get your point or idea heard and don’t know why others don’t see your vision.  It is so clear in your head, how can they not see it? I really thought everyone could and did think this way, in pictures.  Already in your mind for you to pull up when needed.

Welcome Mozart

I have been called crazy many many times, perhaps you have too, so many have.  In high school that was the first word of my nickname.  Sigh….  However, never ever have I ever been called stupid.  I have felt the sting of instant dislike but not due to lack of intelligence just an immediate look of hate before one word is even spoken.  Sometimes you wonder if they smelled you coming or something.  It can make even the most confident doubt oneself.  The perception of others.  Why does it even matter??

(If you ever ever doubt yourself due to another persons’ perception of you, please watch this lil link below it just might change your view of things.)

A Hater’s gonna hate.

Sometimes what you get is a surprise. God Has a unique purpose about such things. Talent you are born with is really a gift from God. Be glad he loaned it to you. What ever it may be, you could be ahead of your time.  You just never know.  Better to keep going and see what becomes then regret what never took place at all.  Doubt = Evil


Perhaps your like my father and prefer to watch Scooby Doo or Tom and Jerry to attending even one more MENSA meeting. He knew what he was and didn’t feel the need to take the ego root. Instead he read and read and read and read some more.  I am certain he is up in Heaven siting next in a cozy chair reading a book.


Voice of God

And as far as your haters go, keep going they already look ridiculous you don’t need to point it out.  Never stop perhaps your moment has yet to come.


ONWARD and Shine  …….  Shine on Crazy Diamond

Starting Over Once Again Monday, Jul 13 2020 

Where to begin again?  My mind is full of all the things I need to do, the people I need to contact and the invitations I need to address.  How does one accept an invitation to a fashion show in Greece or Milan with no work to show.  Even if language was not a barrier do I even wish to explain?  What happened to it all??  No I don’t.

My ideas have always come from within and above, yet with no supplies this is a tough sell even for me.  I have no choice, this is what I do.  It was a gift God trusted me to have and I mustn’t waste it.  So, I lost my son and two homes to black mold, my business and then my way.  It has been over 6 years living homeless for me and my daughter.  Our lives on hold for what felt like an eternity.  Friends and family long gone lost in our sorrow never to return again.  And the abuse all homeless people are subjected to has taken a great toll.  For my sanity, for my security, and for my spirituality I will make this work somehow.  God grant me great strength as I start my climb up this hill.   Supplies, supplies, my kingdom for supplies.

Marelle 7/13/2020

Lisa Lampanelli and My Bucket List Tuesday, Mar 27 2012 

Ahhh the bucket list.  Have you made yours yet?  Maybe you think your too young or simply don’t think of it at all.   I have had one for a while and plan to keep adding to it.  I am one of those lucky to be alive people.  Born with a heart defect that should have ended it all for me on the 7th day of life.  Doctors didn’t discover it until I was 34, my aorta was completely shut.  No exaggeration, somewhere I am in some medical book or journal.   To put it simply, I’m just happy to be here.  I have had years taken away by being bed ridden with illness, but, still, I am so very happy to be here.  By now your understanding my desire to have an achieve my bucket list.     It consists of a wide range of to dos.  From spending a night in a haunted castle to swimming with otters, yup otters.  Recently I have had the joy of crossing off one of my to dos, making a purse and giving it to Lisa Lampanelli.  Humor gets you through many things and when you are so ill, it becomes essential.   The first time I saw the lovely Lisa she made me laugh so hard I couldn’t breathe.  Ripe with fever, coughing with tears running down my face, laughing my ass off.  Oh how grateful I was for that moment.   I even laughed the next day thinking of some of her comments.   So, onto the bucket list she went.

In February she was appearing close to my home and I was well enough to attend, yippeee!!  I got two tickets for me and my daughter.   The purse I made was perfect for her.  It even had a vintage comic strip on it saying how men are easily offended.  I had contacted her people and let them know of my intentions.  It didn’t matter if I didn’t get to meet her, I just wanted her to have this gift as a thank you for making me laugh when I really felt like crying.

The night of the show I gave the gift bag to security and they ran it back to her dressing room.  Her show was wonderful!!  We had so much fun.  On the way out she was signing autographs and I just walked up to her and asked if she had gotten her purse.  What a lovely lady she is.  She was so genuinely grateful and was amazed that I had actually made it.  She said to her assistant, “You should see this purse this bitch made for me.”  I know, it was awesome!  She even let us get a picture with her if we would wait until everyone left.  I never took a picture of that purse I made but I did name it Little Lady Lisa.  Big score for the bucket list.  I couldn’t of asked for a better moment.  It was a most wonderful evening for me and my daughter.

Now, had I not had her on my bucket list I don’t think I would have even considered giving her that purse.   I would have attended the show, no doubt, but that would have been the extent of it.  If you don’t know ahead of time what you want to do, then, you won’t see the opportunity when it comes along.   It doesn’t matter your age, it just matters that you make the moments happen.  After all that is all life is about and all it is worth…the moments along the way.

Thank you to the lovely Lady Lisa Lampanelli for choosing to be the genius comic you are today.

Spring is in the air, yippeee!! Saturday, Mar 3 2012 

With spring comes change.  I thought I would welcome spring with a fresh new blog…ta da!!

This year we will all see more changes than ever before, not just in fashion, in everything.  I’m sure some of you have felt it.  Either everything, and I do mean everything is going great, or, everything is going down hill.  Fast and furious is the pace of this year.  It brings to mind over and over something Winston Churchill once said…”When one finds himself in hell, it is best to continue the journey til that is no longer the case.”  I can’t say I know much of this man, but, I do remember great quotes.  So I say, hold on it is gonna get a wild ride.  If things are not so great right now, hang on, in an instant it will change.   That is the one thing I know with all my heart, there is a balance in this world.  So if your being hit hard, then, something great is about to happen.  Like that song…”What a difference a day makes….”

With this amazing oportunic year I have really just let go and let my creations take on in all directions.  If you have read any of my other posts or know me at all, you know, I claim no rights to my talents….I am simply a tool for the creator of all creators.  Sometimes I look at what I have made and I am in awe.  “Where did that one come from?”  Oh yes I will talk to myself, my dogs and whoever may be listening.  I am sure my neighbors have deemed me a nut.  I live in my world and I like it here.  You will see some truly amazing new accessories coming to the shop, HopscotchCouture.   Especially for my brides, headpieces unlike anything you have ever seen.  The beauty of what I do is that not even I can duplicate any of my designs.  Using all vintage materials and no patters ensures that one of a kind means just that, One Of A Kind.


This year I even plan on doing some tutorials on how to makes these bouquets…and other fun pieces.   Yes it will be a big year I can promise you that.

First Blog Ever………. Friday, Mar 18 2011 

Hello all, Marelle here, silly, in a good way, artist and designer, mom, and owner of personal pet a zoo.  I am the one with the long hair.  I know we all look very similar.  There are two cats also, I just misplaced them at the moment. 

Now here is a little bit of art.

I look forward to chatting about art, funny moments and new words, example: sweater nutter, schmere, and triskett.