Tuesday, June 23, 2009

and he gently drapes the beautiful crystals in her hands...

just cruising on Etsy this morning...how cute is this??? and she makes up the sweetest little stories to go with each one.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

She broke away from her world and fell into someone elses.
She broke away from her world and fell into someone elses. by Kari Atol

Not a whole lot going on with me! Waiting for the sun to come out someday...i swear the gloom is gonna be the death of me. Still on the polyvore kick so i thought i'd share some lastest ones.

Oh! I am teaching at Zinnia on Friday 11-4. Its going to be the Mandala class again! It's super fun and easy and you will love the results--scouts honor!! =)

Saturday, May 30, 2009

don't ever believe it's easy...
don't ever believe it's easy...
You are second hand smoke,
You are so fragile and thin,
Standing trial for your sins,
Holding onto yourself the best you can.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Dolls for Sale!

happy Tuesday everyone! Here is a sneak peek at the dolls that will be for sale at my Etsy shop! They will be posted Wednesday at 2pm Pacific time.

This is miss Vivianne, she's a prima ballerina.

This is Mirabella, sweet as can be~*
This is Giselle, as you can see she has a bit of an attitude!
This is Fleur, she's a bit of a mystery. She loves vintage clothing & tattoos. And this is the beautiful Madeline! She adores her polkadot knee socks!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Portrait Re-do

and Viola! she's all dolled up =)

i know ya'll have seen these before, i'm doing a little polyvore experiment....stay tuned

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Magical Mandalas!

What a fun day yesterday! I taught a mixed media mandala class at Zinnia
and had such a great turn out. Everyone was so nice and so open to just enjoying the experience~ first we collaged our boards....
then added the gold leafing(personally my favorite part!)some of the student work before the paint goes on!

and VioLA!! the GorGeous end results!

Here's the gang showing off our glowing pieces of artwork! aLL in one day =)
Thank you EVeRYone for such a FantAstic FabUlous DaY!!! Check out my flickr page for all the photos! http://www.flickr.com/

Sunday, May 10, 2009

AwEsome day!!

So yesterday was the best day EVER!! ok maybe just the BEST DAY this YEAR!! I attended a group art show at Zinnia where I exhibited, I sold another painting that was already at the store, met Angela Cartwright from Lost in Space, AND her sister Veronica Cartwright too!!!! OMG Veronica is one of my most favorite character actors!! She was so nice and funny and she told us this hilarious story about how she kept her kids 4th grade Mission project for 15 years until she realized that rats had eaten the roof off!! We were all complaining how easy the kids have it nowadays where they can just BuY the whole kit, donkeys and all, and we had to make them from stuff like sugar cubes, Popsicle sticks, and pasta for roofs...hence why the rats were interested in it! okay here's my proof of meeting Veronica...

THEN before all this crazy happiness, I saw that my most FAVORITE ARTIST Anahata Katkin had given me a big ol' shout out on her blog! my name is there AND a collage I did! Seriously I jumped around the room like an idiot for 15 minutes...oh yeah and went back to to her blog to make sure it was still there about three or four.....hundred times! And first thing this morning to make sure I hadn't imagined it! Really, best day EVER!!!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

okay, so my SIL Tyn and I have this running joke about the boys in our family always buying too much or too large of something because "it's the better deal" We once send my hubby and FIL, Bob to Smart and Final to buy us some mayo for the coffee house we owned. "Just get the tub size" we tell them. Well those boys (that's what we call them when they've done something "boyish") did not get the tub size, no..they brought us a TEN POUND BOX of mayo. Well now, we were really curious how they packaged mayo in a cardboard box so we opened her right up to see that the mayo was in a gigantic plastic bag. Tied at the top with a twist tie. umm yeah, not only did we not know how we were going to portion that out onto little slices of bread we weren't even sure if it would fit in the fridge. If you've ever seen Fight Club and the scene where they're tossing the 'fat bags' over the fence to later make soap..you get the idea of what ten pounds of mayo in a bag will act. Now that was ten years ago but it's still funny to this day and what brought up this delightful memory was the other day when dearest hubby went to the market. I had asked him to get soy sauce and he asked me "didn't I just get some?"I answer, "yes dear but I use it almost every day" clearly forgetting the 'mayo incident' i didn't specify a size and this is what he came home with

those boys!!! i love you honey =)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Hello Dollie!

Good thing I have a hubby that doesn't mind if my house work goes by the wayside for a few days. Or that I can't stick to one thing for very long. OR that I leave aLL the stuff I'm working on all piled in a corner in the living room. Here's what's been keeping me occupied..err obsessed...for the past week. Her body is made from polymer clay and her skirt is crepe paper.

Look at her cute bloomers!!

so that was so much fun that I immediately started another one!

stay tuned for the finished product~*

Thursday, April 16, 2009

AF day 3

Lordy, life has been in fast forward lately. So0oo many things I want to show ya'll! I'll finish up with Artfest pics of my last day of class with the aMazing Misty Mawn! She is so sweet and quiet and lovely and a fabulous teacher. I love her painting style and was so thrilled to have gotten in to this class. Her style is so different from mine, she starts her portraits by painting in all the dark areas then highlights with the light. I've never taken a formal painting class so maybe that's how portrait painting is taught? It blew me away to watch her do the class demo, she paints fast, I mean really really fast. I couldn't wait to try this new style, anyhoo here's my portrait!And here I am posing for the obligatory cheezy student/teacher pic..and my finished paintingLastly here are some pics from Show and Tell night! Almost as much fun as the classes, this is the student work that was blowin' my mind! This is metal screening, etched with spray patina.
This is a teeny little book made from various found items like this leaf between sheets of mica. I believe this is a Bee Shay class.

hmm. not sure who taught this class but I loved this piece!

Random pieces that i adored...

These are from Michael DeMeng's classes! He's going to be teaching at Zinnia!! I can't wait.

Lastly this is Halo! Isn't she AmAzing!! She's a Russian Borzoi and she was quite shy but let me get close enough(with her owner there) to snap some pics of her.