Monday, April 27, 2009

Shrines...






A friend invited me over for dinner and said why don't we make shrines?
So we did... The bottom one isn't finished.
The top three photos are made from an old box(not sure what it's purpose was) I painted it. On the bottom shelf I have air dry clay faces bound with wire, a fish vertebrae, flicker feather, dog bone, crushed quail eggs and barbed wire. The top shelf has a air dry face bound with wire, barbed wire, and old yin/yang tile I found and then I cut out old tarot cards... they represent something that's happened in my life..

I am also going to follow 2 friends of mine Michelle and Cindy ...
They have a giveaway for the first 5 people to comment on there post.
So... the first five people to comment on my post I'll send you something.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

WIPS are out of the trash

It's a funny thing between me and my WIPS... when I'm done .... I'm done. I never look back... I can't think of one WIP I miss... Once when I drove to Montana I stopped and left little WIPS all down Interstate 90 east. Camping area's, rest stops, small grocery stores, bathrooms in restaurants. It was great fun.

But you all convinced me to take these lost children out of the trash ~ All I could think of is these little lost ones in some land fill thinking I really did desert them.

I had terrible nightmares last night. All night... and so now I have an idea what might happen to these lost ones... Nothing gory.

Happy Saturday! It's at least warm enough out to plant my onions!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Well...

I hate to say it but I threw my WIP of my lost children in the wastebasket...
I worked with them and they kept getting worse and worse... or so it seemed to me they did. 

Do any of you get that way? Work and work on something...then BLAH! Not working...

Actually not much has been working for me lately! What's with that...

Ok it's late Friday night ~ I need a good night's sleep.....

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Several different things....



These are WIPS of my lost children...
I received my special imp!!! From Flora of Bonehead studios. He is adorable and I love him! Thanks Flora



I am in a doll project with 2 other women here in my town. This is the second time we have traded.... Here are some pictures. The top one is the one I just completed and the bottom one is my original doll... so they will go through one more transformation.





I hope everyone is having a good week~



Tuesday, April 21, 2009

"What does DARK mean to me?"



A challenge on DAG (Dark Artist Guild) http://darkartistsguild.ning.com
Asks "What does DARK mean to you?" 
The first thing that came to mind was loneliness.
Or to be lost in darkness. It wasn't the Boogey man... 

So here is my piece for the DAG challenge.... loneliness....

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Renee Award




Nicole from http://itsybitsyfunzyonesie.blogspot.com awarded me this wonderful award~ Thanks Nicole.

The Renee award was created by Bella http://bellasinclair.blogspot.com and 
Ces http://cesandherdishes.blogspot.com in honor of their friend 

Bella wrote:

"This is a brand new award and I have the pleasure and honor of spreading the seed, watching it grow. I hope it finds it's way to those who are like Renee: the acorn, a small package becoming a tall and sturdy oak, giving more acorns, becoming tall and sturdy oaks. giving acorns.

Here's a little bit about Renee from her profile on her blog so you understand the whole of the award:

My name is Renee and I am 53 years old. I am married to someone I love and have three children and one granddaughter. I am a happy person. I have Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC), and I am not happy about that. I am Stage 4 and I am in the process of learning to live with the birds circling my head.....

So now I'll pass the wonderful, sweet award to some of my fellow bloggers..

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

"Ship of Fools"


I've been crazy making these "fools" not exactly no where they are going... but that they are taking precedence in my doll making... all my WIPS are going "WHAT the ....?  What are we chopped liver?" Ok Ok .... 

With out further ado...

Friday, April 10, 2009

"Ship of Fools" Class


I've dared to quickly paint a couple... I'm not sure what to do about the color.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

I've been taking online classes



One is with Nancye at http://nancyesartdolls.ning.com
and the other is with Marie at http://evbstudiohome.ning.com

I'm so enjoying both classes ~ they are both GREAT teachers.

Look what arrived!


I got my wonderful scull challenge doll from Mealy Monster! 
Sue is so talented visit her blog at http://itsybitsyfunzyonesie.blogspot.com You'll love her work. I'm lucky enough to have one of her great mealy monster pins.


How do you all make such cool blogs???

Some of you have the coolest looking blogs here on blogspot. Adding link and side picture and things. Pages that I can't find in the templates.. is there a extra "fee" for some of these beautiful blogs?

Inquiring mind.....

Monday, April 6, 2009

Monday, finally a sunny spring day!


It was a fabulous day today. The second beautiful day we've had all winter/spring. 
I was out most of the day pruning sitting in the sun, sketching, listening to birds and of course my chickens clucking around me. One of those moments that stands still.

I worked on a doll (a bust) that I made at http://nancyesartdolls.ning.com
I tend to make a first really fast rendition ... then work towards a more finished piece.
Here is the really fast rendition....

Sunday, April 5, 2009

I'm honored that Sprite would give me the Sisterhood Award


I want to Thank Sprite http://spritebites-brokenplanet.blogspot.com of thinking of me....and awarding me the Sisterhood award... I know so many of the blogs I follow have this award already but I'll go search for one or two.
Dani from ambitions designs http://ambitionsdesigns.blogspot.con

Marilyn from marilyn radzat http://marilynradzat.blogspot.com

Flora at bonehead studio http://boneheadstudio.blogspot.com


Janie at Just plain beans http://justplainbeans.blogspot.com

I know there's a lot of work to pass this forward... but I just want you to know that I bestow the sisterhood award to you~

Sorry to all that I have awarded this award too... It seems when I go to your blog (through my blog posting) it doesn't go to your blog.... weird...

Sunday






Well here it is another end of the week..
On to the next week. What will that bring?

I'm almost finished with the doll that I am doing here in town. We are trading dolls just like in ADO traveling dolls.

This doll came to me plain, blank. It's a vinyl doll that the woman got at Good Will. She then gessoed her... so she was just white with a huge mass of yellow hair.

I added eyes to her and she became a grump. So as I was taking the paper clay off I accidently wiped off her gessoed face. To find a sweet little face. I think it shocked me as I thought there was nothing under that gesso! Now what???
I've been thinking a lot about myself getting older. And how when I was young I had no idea what would change on/in my body, or what kind of person I would be at my age... not that I feel as old as I made this doll... But I thought it appropriate since I've been thinking about this. I'll make half the doll. I left the cute face, and I put half her hair in a braid. Then on the other half I got really into making this doll old and also living OUT LOUD! She doesn't care, she's going for the "purple" look. Watch out Dancing With the Stars!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Friday, April 3, 2009

Fee Fi or Fum? Do or don't feed the Trolls






I have my 2 new plaques up~

Do or do not feed the trolls is the large one. 

The other is Fee, Fi and Fo...
The 3 brothers that get into trouble.

They are on my Etsy


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Troll is mounted...


Now he just needs his saying 
"Don't Feed The Trolls"

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

2 new Etsy listings



I decided to sell Poor Gus and Mr. Giggles.... They are on Etsy.... 

Troll is almost finished...


I have such a hard time completing a doll...
I get to a certain point and then.... blah...
But besides that point I just made : ) I'm almost done with my Troll Plaque! Yea!
I'll assemble him tomorrow and put him on Etsy~

April Fools Day...









I've never liked practical jokes harmless or not *it's a lonngg story*

I thought I add a couple pictures of my chickens that make me laugh every day.
Also some older dolls I've done..