Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Who's This? Finally Working On A Doll, Rainbow, Jointed Doll Class...



Wheeewww... that's a lot in the blog title.
 Here's a sneak peek at a little creature that is hitching a ride with the mystery faerie.... (If you post a comment on any of these posts that include something about the faerie I'll add your name to the hat : )
A funny little guy...
 a rainbow in our neighborhood...

I'm teaching a jointed doll class on my ning...
http://www.odd-dolls-fun.ning.com

I hope everyone one is well ~

Sunday, June 27, 2010

July's Giveaway... Mystery Faerie....

Can you guess who this is??? She's going to be the July giveaway.... Mystery faerie....
Post a comment on my blog if you'd like to have your name tossed in the virtual blog hat... July 25th~ the Full moon of July... will be when I announce the winner!
I'll remind you all during the month of July~so if you see a post about the mystery faerie please comment.... so you can be added!
Thanks so much for visiting my blog... I hope to have 300 followers by the 25th of July : )

The Winner is and Teatro ZinZanni



 The winner of my 2 pages of doodles is Abi!!!!!!  http://abimonroe.blogspot.com

I want to thank all of you that commented on this and all the other wonderful Birthday wishes!
It means a great deal to me to have you as my friends in this blogging world.

Teatro ZinZanni ~ well I can't even half way describe the magic, creative, interactive, joyous show this was! We weren't able to take photo's which bummed me but also I could understand...
SO.. I'll use photo's from their site. http://www.dreams.zinzanni.org I hope this link takes you there I've had trouble with it... you can also google Teatro ZinZanni...

The Show: Maestro's Menagerie

Step right up and step back in time as an 18th century circus troupe takes over Teatro ZinZanni's spiegeltent. The Maestro and his menagerie of strong men, equilibrists, and trapeze artists have come to collect an unusual puppet and end up staying awhile. Magic, merriment and mayhem abound as Teatro ZinZanni presents Maestro's Menagerie, a mesmerizing mélange of trickery and illusion guaranteed to beguile the beholder. With French Canadian static trapeze artists Ssens Duo in their Seattle debut, Maestro's Menagerie features the return of Ukrainian illusionist Voronin as the Maestro and blues songbird Francine Reed. Also featuring the sensuous Russian contortionist Svetlana, the Human Cartoon American clown Peter Pitofsky, Russian gentleman juggler Sergiy Krutikov, the acrobatic comic duo the Collins Brothers, opera diva Juliana Rambaldi, and the luminous equilibrist Elena Boradina.

We were seated by a young man dressed right out of a Dickens novel...
Our waitress looked like she belonged in a Burlesque show... boa's, feathered hat, glitter, lace dress and gloves.

I can't really even begin to tell the story it went so quickly. It's about Maestro asking a Romanian puppet maker to make him a life size puppet. The comedy of errors, around her and him were priceless!

One of my favorite singers was a big part of the show. Francine Reed. She has a beautiful smokey, bluesy voice. I know her from Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, which she travels with.

The costumes were over the top!
Here are a few pictures of some of the performers.
We had five courses...
Pork Pate, bread and hot mustard, pickles and olives to start.
Asparagus pureed soup.
Salad with goat cheese.
My son and I had prime rib with vegetables, and mashed potatoes. My husband had the halibut. All was delicious!
Last but not least was a torte with all fresh fruits... Of course we had wine..

When it ended I was sure I was transported for 3 hours to another world... We all need that don't we!

This was the best Birthday I have ever had! Ever! Including childhood!


Again thank you all for being here...

Friday, June 25, 2010

Tomorrow Evening I Will Pick a Winner ....

When I get home from Seattle tomorrow I will have one last look at my blog to see if any new people have commented... then I'll put all the names in a hat and draw one Sunday morning and then you will be the first to know!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I'm So Excited ~ This is Where I'm Going For My Birthday!

I've always wanted to go to this! It looks fun, wild and what I need!!!


Part circus, part dinner theatre, Teatro ZinZanni is a big night out unlike any other, a three and a half hour whirlwind of international cirque, comedy and cabaret artists all served up with a five-course feast designed by celebrated Northwest chef Tom Douglas.

An ensemble cast of aerialists, comics and crooners make every night at Teatro ZinZanni a unique experience.

An ever-evolving and constantly changing production, Teatro ZinZanni combines improv comedy, vaudeville revue, music, dance, cirque and sensuality into a dizzying and colorful new form that is never quite the same from evening to evening. The fast-paced action of the show unfolds above, around and even alongside the audience as they dine on a gourmet meal. Teatro ZinZanni is guaranteed to

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Good-Bye Duckies.... : (

Ok I'm not going to whine or whinge again after this...
Sometimes I can't believe what happened to me in just 5 and a half months... I'm  not going to go into it again, some of you know. Too many losses this year....

I put Vern and Doreen with my chickens yesterday and the ducks got so aggressive they were terrorizing them. Biting and pulling their wings. I had to separate them with a rake. Then I put them in my garden and they ate all my ferns and squash's....

Dilemma ..... I agonized all yesterday and today.
But I finally made the decision to give them to this wonderful young man that loves them. : ) Good decision I think even tho heartbreaking for me... They will have a good life and the stress level may go down ...

Healing from sickness and losses this year.... Maybe my Birthday will pull me out of it.

I'm wishing everyone here that visits a wonderful evening...

Monday, June 21, 2010

A Much Needed Present!

Came my way today...
Michelle from http://thestudioatcrowhavenfarm.blogspot.com sent me 4 beautifully crocheted spa towels in a beautiful bowl and to top that she sent me that wonderful Halloween ornament! I can hardly wait to hang him in my studio! Thank you Mish!

Also my son came up yesterday and said "Mom, it looks like your garden is wearing jester hats" : )


*Don't forget to leave me a post to sing up for the June giveaway... on my birthday June 26*

Saturday, June 19, 2010

This Blog Has Not Recently Been About Dolls

I haven't touched clay in about 3 months....
I've clearly had a case of the Dole Drums...
I am hoping the clay addiction will rear it's head sometime... but I'm not feeling it.

Here are some pictures of my day~
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My cat Thai sitting on our deck...
A baby crow waiting for it's mother...
Keep it simple...
I love succulents...
My ducks first day in the yard...
When I'm at my computer this is what I look at... Renee I think of you many times a day...

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Don't Get On A Treadmill While it's On!

Because that is just what I did today! Stepped on to a treadmill going 2.6 miles per hour.. not a good idea. It threw me almost the whole length of the gym! Luckily for me I must have strong bones... none broken but lumps, bumps, tears and bruises.... not a pretty sight.

Have a Great Week-end... I know what I'll be doing!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

June 26th, My Birthday Will Be the Last day....

For the doodles giveaway~
and on the 27th of June I'll announce the winner

My ducks and chicks have grown 10 fold......
If you didn't post on the previous post ~ post here for the June 27th doodle  giveaway~

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Not So Late For a June Givaway!

Junes giveaway is going to be copies of my 2 doodle pages that you can color, draw, paint, bead, cut whatever you want to do! Click on picture to enlarge.
Just add a comment to this post and become a follower... and your name will be dropped in the proverbial "virtual" hat.

Thanks for coming by ...

Monday, June 7, 2010

Coming Home From California

Sun and 80 + degree weather was a welcome change from 50's and rain~
I'll be home tonight and hope to share some of the pictures (if they turned out) with you.

Then I want to get in the idea of creating ...