Sunday, May 31, 2009

HoHo Halloween!!

When I saw this piece from Jorge de Roges of HoHo Halloween I knew it had to be in my collection.
I love that it's an ornament for the tree as well as a shaker! Halloween party anyone?

Friday, May 29, 2009

You gotta LOVE this face!

XOXO --- Upon removing her from the box, this was my first response!

This is a "Sea Beezle" created by the very talented Cheryl Prater. I was lucky enough to have Cheryl as my swap partner in the "Under the Sea" swap sponsored by Zan Asha. I just love the whimsy in all of Cheryl's pieces.

For this swap each artist was to create an under the sea inspired piece. As my part of the swap this is what I created for Cheryl.

***great minds do think alike!....not knowing what either was making, we both did mermaids and they are both almost the same size!***

Thanks Cheryl!!! My Sea Beezle is a treasure that I'll enjoy every day as she watches me in the studio!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

ADO Treasury on Etsy

My "Girlfriend" art doll bust is included in this treasury at Etsy....come by and have a look at all the talent at ADO (Art Dolls Only)

Etsy Treasury This treasury is up until Sunday at 3:23p.m so you gotta hurry to see it!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

My Mother's Day 2009

.....and that's what we did!
My two daughters surprised me for Mother's Day by travelling back home and spending the weekend with me.
We did our usual favorite things like shopping,eating,laughing, just being together!
And as you can see, we just like to have fun!
To create a lasting memory, we have started an annual photo shoot and here's some of our pictures.

Friday, May 15, 2009

The Girlfriends

A series of three sculpted in paperclay over cloth art doll busts with inspirational quotes. These were inspired by the Greco style.
The three "Girlfriends" will be available next week in my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

SpookyTimeJingles Update May 13th

At the stroke of midnight (EST) May 13 the new creations at SpookyTimeJingles will be updated with all new items. Here is a sneek peek at what I've created this month. I hope that you'll come by and check it out.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Where do I Create

Now that all the painting, sawing, sanding and weeks of organizing are finally finished, here's a peek into "My Little World"! I have a space to call my own with lots of daylight! I'm out of the basement!!!
My husband, Jim deserves a round of applause!!! (clap,clap,clap) Just look at that bamboo flooring that he installed.

And here's me doing the Happy Dance in my purple furry flip flops!

Almost all the pieces in this room are either things we had in other rooms and now re-purposed or are reclaimed, recycled/upcycled,or just plain old-fashion trash picks! My husband and I are not to proud to stop the car and pick up a perfectly useable piece of furniture!!! LOL!!!
We've found some pretty awesome stuff over the years.

So here's my little tour....

The work table was previously used as a dining table, however it was too large for our present dining room. A piece of lexon (also a trash pick) covers and protects the top.

This little "goodie cabinet" was a curb find. Now home to some favorite things.

I had tons of supplies and had to find space to store it all. I've spent weeks organizing bins and boxes in every nook and cranny of this room. The tall cabinets are from Target and they are perfect at keeping everything behind closed doors.

The closet is home to my fabric stash! Some of you, and you know who you are, will appreciate this....the fabric is grouped by type, texture and color! This is one side.

My sewing area.... Jim cut down an old kitchen table to fit the space. The wodden boxes hold all my scissors, attachments, needles, thread, etc. And I'm surrounded by more great artwork.

A few vintage dolls and heads keep watch...

My new computer desk is also a dumpster pick....we couldn't believe anyone would throw this away. A little sanding and varnish and it was good to go.
I now have plenty of room to work and everything is at arms reach.

The tour wouldn't be complete without a picture of my constant companion.....Squire! Yes, he really does get into the doll bed and will nap for hours!

Monday, May 4, 2009

New Package Design and my "Treats"

I've been wanting to make my own designed packaging and business cards for so long and have been playing with so many different ideas.

 It would have been easy just to let someone else do this for me (like my daughter), but I wanted to challenge myself and come up with an idea and make it myself!  

 I love "clean design", so the black and white sketch I had done of my ornaments would work for what I envisioned.
 I really liked the idea of the vertical business card as I can also use it for hang tags.

 I got a "pat on the back" from my daughter who is a graphic that made me feel really good!!!
Now, every package I send out also includes an additional bonus of my signed art!