Thursday, June 25, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Here is my youngest, Mandi. She is pregnant with her second child. She's a trooper, her pregnancy has many complications so she is on bed rest for the next 6 months of her pregnancy.. but she is keeping in good spirits.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
About a week ago Alan and I ( More so I) added a new member to our family. I've been aching to show you pic's of our new baby but she's too fast for the camera. Her name is Lizzy and she is a 4month old Chiuwauwa ( dont know for the life of me how to spell that). I got her from my sister-in-law and I just love her guts. As you can see in the video our older dog, Queen Tessa loves her guts as well. Maybe in a few weeks, months, or years when she settles down long enough for a snapshot, I can give you a close-up of her sweet little face.
Monday, June 15, 2009
I am so honored to have received this amazing award from such a talented, kind and uplifting Artist and friend.
Thank You Gourdie! Those of you who know the Gourdqueen,http://thegourdqueen.blogspot.com/ know that when she see's something incredible or something that excites her, she shows her enthusiasm by typing "SCREAM".
This award is to be shared with anyone whose blog you just love. Whether it's their art, their interests, the things they share, you just simply love to visit their blog!This is what you do:
1~Accept the award then post it on your blog with the name and link of the person's blog who shared this award with you.
2~Explain the award.
3~Then share the award with at least 10 blogs that make you SCREAM! Please tell what makes their blog so special to you. Be sure to let them know they have received the award. Also you can share this award again if you run across more bloggers that make you SCREAM!Now to start SCREAMING!
I would now like to pass this award to the people and their blogs that make me SCREAM!
1- RetroRudolphs http://retrorudolphs.blogspot.com/ Lori's work is perfection! She is a very talented lady with a wonderful blog.
2- Hope in the Heart of Darkness http://hopeintheheartofdarkness.blogspot.com/ I think Karen's art is so unique and creative. I always enjoy visiting her blog to see what she's up to next!
3- Mother's Dream Artworks http://mothersdreamartworks.blogspot.com/ Sheryl is a multi-talented artist. Her sculptures make smile and her canvas paintings take my breath away. I enjoy visiting her blog for her love of art, her family and other artists.
4-Dark Ravens Nest http://darkravensnest.blogspot.com/ Sonia is kind and shares so much through her blog.
Her artwork inspires me and I really enjoy seeing her WIP's.
5-She Devils Sweets & Skullies http://shedevilssweetsandskullies.blogspot.com/ I had to SCREAM the first time I saw this young artists work. She is amazing!
6- Just me and Mom http://parkerandkari.blogspot.com/ Okay, I love these two Mother and son duo. Kari is a Fantastic decorator and a modest artist and my 7 year old grandson has creates magic in his artwork!
7-Pieces of Me http://freckleberry.blogspot.com/ Sheila's blog is one of the first blogs i ever started reading. She is a wonderful and kind person and she creates the most precious paper mache Santa's.
8-Funky Junk Interiors http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/ I LOVE this blog! This gal is the most creative person I have ever come across.Through her garage sale finds, she creates funky and fun masterpieces for the home.
9-King of Mice Studios http://kingofmicestudios.blogspot.com/ I find Carolee to be Brilliant in her art and her writings. Her blog takes me to a magical place.
10- Bone Head Studios http://boneheadstudio.blogspot.com/ Flora is one amazing artist! Her work is incredible as well as her gift of sharing with others .
Go check these blogs out and have a little SCREAM!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
My eyes wandered over to the closet where I have much of my magical supplies. I was searching for something in those boxes to give me just a little inspiration... I glanced over to the portrait of a little girl I have hanging on the wall.. I couldn't help but smile as I remembered why I hung a picture of this girl in the studio closet. I'll tell you why... When I was all but five years of age I thought of myself as an artist, and since I was an artist I felt it was very,very important to have a studio. I tried to convince my mother on several occasions to let me turn the closet into an artists paradise... Her response in an oh so loving way was.. absolutely not!
Although I did not get my studio at the young age of five, my mother assured me that I could create masterpieces at the kitchen table..
I began reminiscing of the creativity I had as a child, my mind freely flowing with ideas creating exactly what was in my mind as i perceived it without limitations or boundaries..
As a child, I had several special people in my life who always supported me from a very young age.. My mother, who was my teacher of art. She encouraged ,taught and critiqued. My Father, he was proud and always encouraged and my sweet Grandmother who displayed all my creations proudly on her dresser. I feel very fortunate to have had such wonderful support from my loved ones.
It became very clear as to why I hung the picture in the closet. The little girl now has her very own studio in the closet and most importantly, It was to always remember the child artist in myself.. to create freely from the heart.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
That is me down in the pond. When the backhoe dug the hole he dug a little deeper then we had wanted. It was 31/2 and 4 feet in some areas. Today we are filling in to about 2 feet in some areas and 3 feet in others. My title is.. the LEVELER! Hey, I wonder if Levelers get paid? I would take it in the form of a puppy..
Oh Crap, You scared me! Daydreamin is over, there's Alan with another load of dirt.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Back to the BUG! Since we last spoke, I have made a little progress with my bug & Turtle... as I sat down in my studio that early morning a few weeks ago.. I realized that I couldn't go any further on the piece until I created the base, as my bug and turtle doll will be secured to the base. So this is what my next step in the creation is... For that texture I am trying to create, I used some natural elements ( Dried Moss and Mica Flakes) saturated in this wonderful Sculptor's Fa-Brick(GREAT STUFF!) It dries rock hard leaving wonderful natural looking texture. I mixed the Mica flakes with the Sculptor's Fa-Brick to make a thick pasty medium. It was an experiment and by golly I just love the way it turned out! So that is a keeper in my experiment book.
Here are my two of my three greatest creations. Amanda is the cute gal in the blue she is my youngest daughter, and Tiffanie is the cute gal in the red. As you can see, Tiffy is the one having the the new little bundle of joy in just 6 weeks.