Thursday, December 27, 2007
Seriously, we had a great time- all the kids were here for the weekend and it was sure fun! Love seeing the little ones with their packages- but truthfully, the big kids seem to have just as much fun!
I'll be back in a day or two- and will try to be more forthcoming with posts here in the new year. 2008. Can you believe it's the new year already! WOW.....
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Friday, November 30, 2007
We got snow early- and it's been cold enough to keep it on the ground too so this is even more incentive for me to stay home and stay focused. Happily so!
This week I have two listings on ebay, Caleigh, a fairy that sits on the edge of a glass star....
And Sister Mary Martha, AKA Sister Mary Motorin' who has managed to secure a motorcycle for the Convent! What fun, huh? Gosh, I love my "job"! Have a good week- I will be back soon...
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
And here is a photo of Helen and me- Helen is an avid fairy collector and has about 30 of my fairies in her collection. I tease her and tell her I think she 'stopped counting' at 30. She has over 400 one of a kind sculptures from several different artists- a very avid collector indeed! Such fun and so nice of her to come and join us It was great to put faces and voices to the typed words we have been sharing for a few years now...Thanks everyone!
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Friday, October 5, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Did you ever wonder how the trees got their beautiful fall color?
Well, I found out! This morning while on my walk through the woods, I was enjoying the splendor of the rich and vibrant fall colors. I wondered how such a phenomenon could take place- nature is always such a mystery. Then..... suddenly right there on the forest floor, I saw her! This tiny sprite with her cheeks all rosy from the crisp morning air- busily attending to her task! A wee bit sloppy she was, but she was certainly getting her duties doneI She told me she is called Pippi... I thought it fitting for this tiny little painter...
Thursday, September 20, 2007
If you click on the small photo to the left, you can read their story on the second page of the listing. I don't do many male sculpts but really enjoyed creating Sir Arion. He has leather-like riding pants and real kid leather boots.
Gosh, this is fun! Thanks for your time--
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Last year I had a good number of commissions on my waiting list. In the dead of the previous winter we decided early spring would be the time to tear into the kitchen and remodel. My house is laid out in such a way that doing that involved the whole first floor of our home--which includes my studio, just off the kitchen area. WHAT A MESS......
This went on for several months....
Then in the fall, my dear daughter in law called in distress, she was told she needed to be on bed rest for the remainder of her pregnancy; three months. Well, they have a two year old, Ella (now three!). We all know how THAT goes.
Gramma to the rescue.
Actually, I enjoyed it immensely, but getting ready to go and stay for a week at the time was a challenge. Needless to say, that commission list didn't get any attention AT ALL.
All ended well, even though the baby was born a month early. I was lucky enough to be invited to be there for his birth. Such a gift! Jamison Allen Wood was born at the end of November. That led right into the holiday season!
And so it goes...
Also, once I got this blog up and running-- I started the list over with #1. I don't want you to think that after all this time I am only on number 3, actually, it's more like 10, but who's counting, right?
Anyway, I am happily making progress this year, and so far no one is pregnant and we have no more remodeling plans. YEAH. Finally getting finished up with that-that HAS been a 10 year process here. A story for another day...
Thursday, August 30, 2007
She is sporting some of the mohair I showed you last week- it's short, very shiny and very soft. Perfect for the short hairstyles. I really liked how her wings turned out too-all those holes were burned into the film with a soldering gun. Took hours. Good thing I LOVE MY JOB!
Have a safe holiday weekend! We are going away and I will be back Sunday evening very late. A cousin is getting married on a sunset cruise. Should be fun!
Thursday, August 23, 2007
So this is where it all started....
First, the mohair is brushed, washed and dried and then bundled. I got 70 bundles and this process took me about three days.
Then I laid out plastic, and donned the rubber gloves. I had been buying up several- actually dozens of boxes of haircolor. (approx 150.00) Then I decided that maybe I should have professional haircolor instead- so I enlisted the help of another friend, Debbie. She was a hairdresser before she went into her artwork full time. She sent me a box of several colors- ring up about 80.00 more... MESSY....
Turns out I used all the boxed haircolor- all the professional color AND went back to the store for about 6 MORE boxes of color. Add 50.00.After the color process was finished, we rinsed. And rinsed, and rinsed... AND RINSED. They are spread out on the washer and dryer...
Friday, August 17, 2007
Seated on toadstools, this cute twosome are hoping for the best! Enjoy!
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Back into the studio today- finally back at it! I miss it when I am away....
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Monday, July 2, 2007
I know, I know... well, I guess it was hot that day-and he's a little character!
Monday, June 11, 2007
So today I am pulling weeds in my own gardens! Here's a picture of one- And here's my helper. She's not too good at pulling weeds- she'd rather chase the squirrels! Seems her work is never done!
I need to get as much done today- and possibly tomorrow- then it's back to the studio. I'll check in with you again soon!