Monday, June 30, 2008

Happy 4th

There she was sitting on the shelf (Betsy) and I just knew what she was thinking: You bought me at a yard sale and I do nothing but sit here. I watch you as you work and hoping someday you might do something with me. OK, I told her, but it's got to be quick. I am very busy. I have been packing up a few dolls and getting them ready for a journey to California. They will be in the winter issue of my favorite magazine "Art Doll Quarterly" I am just so excited that they will be taking this trip. Seaside Santa is also going and he should be back just in time for his big day. I better get back to Betsy because she has waited along time for this day. I got it! You can help me celebrate the 4th. I grabbed the decorations that usually go outside, Wow! This will make a great skirt and look at these bows, It will probably only take three, 1 large and 2 small. This is just the kind of quick I was talking about.
I will just pin everything in place, add a little sparkle and she is good to go!

Betsy I hope everyone has a great 4th. I will be going to the beach, art show, parade, and just having a little fun and I hope you all do the same.


Saturday, June 28, 2008

Blogger Award-Thank You!

Tina from The Artful life presented me with this beautiful blogger award and I am so thrilled to be included in this awesome group of bloggers that have been nominated. Thank you Tina I will put it in a special place on my blog. I started blogging in January, so this is really special.
The award is for creativity, originality, and contribution to the blogging community. Many of my favorite blogs have this award. I am supposed to give this award to five people: These places are extra special and I always enjoy my visit!
A Walk In The Park
Nancy's Art And Beautiful Junk
Shabby Accumulations
The Mum and the Rose
Ro Bruhn Art The guide lines are to pay it forward:
1.)choose 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award based on creativity,design,interesting material, and overall contribution to the blogging community.
2.)Post the name of the author and a link to his or her blog so everyone can view it.
3.)Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and the link to the blog that presented the award.
4.) The award-winner and the presenter should post the link of the "Arte y pico" blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5.) Please post these rules.
Thank you again Tina for this wonderful blogger award!


A Victorian Seaside Santa

It all started with a head I sculpted years ago
a coat with lots of handwork!
A little more detail
A bag full of goodies


His boots are made from a vintage pair of gloves
The little bear needed a cover and pillow
A few more toys waiting for their place
A piece of driftwood to steady his load It won't be long now!


Monday, June 23, 2008

A Victorian Santa

This is a coat that will go on a Victorian Santa. I thought this piece would never get finished. I get so frustrated sometimes because I want to do simple and quick pieces, but one thing leads to another and this is what happens. I started another paper pixie a week ago and the same thing happens, way to much time spent on one item . I will just have to keep trying for less.


Saturday, June 21, 2008

Have a beautiful weekend !



Tuesday, June 17, 2008

I thought it was time to make another post. I am working on a few things, but they are all in the finishing up stage. I have been making patterns and instructions to sell on Etsy. I am also putting together a few kits. I am hoping to do a show in October, so I am working on some christmas items. We have really enjoyed our puppy Maggie so much that we will be adding another member to our family Belle. She is the same age as Maggie, so it should be lots of fun. Mango is not getting much attention these days, but he is a good sport about the whole thing and he seems to enjoy the activity. Yesterday, I packed up a few art supplies and umbrella and spent the whole day at the beach. It was a grrrrreat day! I really need to do more of that. There is nothing like being outside. Maggie


Thursday, June 12, 2008


The test results are in and NO cancer. Thank you for your prayers! If you ever need a prayer partner, please let me know. I believe in the power of prayer! It Works!


Sunday, June 8, 2008

Daisy ( Paper Pixie )

Every now and then one of my bright ideas comes to life and this is one of them. The whole doll is made from coffee filters! I had a blast trying to figure this one out. I have journals filled with my bright idea and many do not make the grade, so I was just so happy this worked.


Thursday, June 5, 2008

Like the poem said, your kind words came into my darkened space like a beautiful firefly. Thank you so much! Your prayers and support are not taken for granted by this girl! I was thinking how pleased God must be when we come together and ask for his help. Awesome! The procedures are done! My doctor said the results would be back in 2 weeks. She said she felt good about it, but of course we have to wait for the results. Without going into great detail, my thyroid might be culprit of bad test result. I am feeling good and back at work.


Sunday, June 1, 2008

Don't Worry - Be Happy

My dear sweet husband brought me these beautiful flowers yesterday to cheer me up. I have been a little down because I did not go the full year without some suspicious cells, so Tuesday I have to get another colposcopy and now an endometrial biopsy. I know so many of you that come here are Christians and I would really appreciate any prayers you could send up for me. I believe in prayer! I am so scared because I lost my mom to endometrial cancer. I try not to think the worst, but it sometimes just finds its way into my head. I think that is why I have been making all these fairies. It makes me take a little trip out of real life into fantasy. I was reminded this morning in a sermon that all thing work for the good for those who believe in Him. I hold tight to that promise. I hesitated on writing this post because it doesn't really have anything to do with the art, but then again it does. LOL