Saturday, December 10, 2011

December - again

I don't have pictures to share right now.  I do have an elf I just finished last night and mailed out today though - and will post pictures hopefully by tomorrow.  Peppermint elf is part of a doll swap I'm participating in on A Dolls Safe Haven.  I received my gift from another member - Aileen - she's a wonderful artist.  I haven't opened the gift yet - it's for Christmas after all. 

I'm going to Texas for Christmas so I will have the holiday with my dad.  When I come home in January, there will be a little Christmas for my family here. 

My Granddaughter, Samantha, is turning 6 on the 21st and I will be on my way to Texas that very day - so we did an early birthday party for her here at my house.  She was a very happy and lucky girl.  We had her birthday dinner of "Regular" chicken, mashed potatoes and corn - with a bubbly cider toast - topped off with a Barbie chocolate cake and mint chip ice-cream.  All Sammy's favorites.

Tried to remember what it was like when I was 6 - kind of stretches the memory though - I know it was good....

Saturday, September 10, 2011

On a roll...

You'd think that after the storms of the last couple of weeks - not to mention the 8 inches of water I'm trying to deal with in my basement and the leak in the roof - I'd be much too haggard for art.  It is helping to keep my chin up.  I'm taking a class on A is for Artistic given by Marilyn Radzat.  So far I've taken her Head series and her hand and arm series.  I still need to add a little to the palm area of one hand and flesh out/smooth the arm areas but thought I would post a picture or two.  My thought for this figure is to make her a Herald Angel.  She will be a gift for my church.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Second installment - face pendant #2 - not too seriously

This is the second of the two face pendants that I've worked on this week.  It's funny how I make the faces and then it takes so long before I figure out how I want to finish them.  This is the second face that I've worked on this week.  The faces were finished long ago and I just got into a beading frenzy and finished them.  This one really is not taking myself too seriously.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Not too seriously...

Happy Labor Day weekend 2011.  As I come into the unofficial time of fall in the northeast, many things come to mind.  I've had many happy years here in Cambridge, NY.  It's one of the most beautiful places I have ever lived.  I plan to be here for a few more years to come.  (God willing.)

I've been working on some more beaded face pendants and actually have one done and wonder of wonders - I have a picture to post.  I have another one that is well underway and hopefully I will post it by tomorrow. 

For anyone who doesn't know, my last two pieces that I placed in an art gallery were stollen - not something I'm very happy about - I learn the hardway.

This is a face pendant that is a tongue in cheek - actually tongue stuck out rendition of "Don't take yourself too seriously".  Have a great day and hopefully another photo tomorrow.

Monday, March 7, 2011

March 7, 2011 Another Snow Day

I just wanted to post my latest creation. It's an Easter type bunny that calls back to my White Rabbits that I was doing back in 2003. Boy how time flies by. I have three orders for these bunnies now for this coming Easter. This particular bunny for is for an Easter Bunny Swap on A Doll's Safe Haven list. I hope my swap partner enjoys this bunny. It's a surprise so I can't say who will be receiving this one. :0)

I'm hoping to start an Etsy shop soon and will post a link here when I put any items up.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Melinda DeRocker singing feels like home to me...

Check out this link on U-Tube. Melinda is my friend Rob's wife and she has a beautiful voice and this song is just wonderful. Hope you have a lovely day and that things are going well. Today I am going to try and create - something!

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I am a mother and a grandmother. I was married to my best friend, Ted for over 17 years.  I am now a widow - but have many wonderful memories.  I am an incredibly proud parent and grand parent.  I am very blessed. I live with five frisky cats, one extra large swim-e fish aptly named - Fish.  Fish is a very old member of the family too, like over 18 years.  There is also a five year old crazy dog named Wolowitz in residence - kind of in the middle of nowhere - but I kinda like it that way too. I worked for a tax department which I don't find at all interesting or full filling and just a blur in my mind now.  My main time soaking love, outside of the family and friends that are very dear to me; is creating and making artfully crafted objects that warm people's hearts and tickle their souls.  Who could ask for more than that?