Monday, December 21, 2009

Winter Wonderland

Sharing our wonderful winter wonderland with you. The house is decorated, family is coming, and all is magical. Happy Holidays to you all and I'll write again in the New Year. Cheers!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Gallagher the party snowman

Having our first snow of the year. It is magical and adding to the Yuletide spirit. Meet Gallagher the party snowman. He is happy today!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Local Color!

To blogging I will go, to blogging I will go........ OK, yes I have been smelling to much paint fumes! What a busy time of year! To much to do and not enough time! I have been slow in the studio these past few weeks. I took a wonderful getaway weekend to NYC with my sister-in-law. It was awesome. No kids, no hubby - just gal pal time and fun!!! We are off to South Carolina for Thanksgiving next week and Boom! it's December. Lots of house projects under foot still, but the major roof project has been completed. Wow! Yes completed. Something in this house with closure - amazing! Well, Happy Turkey Day to all!
Yes, this guy has been seen roaming the streets of Woodstock!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Belated Hallow's Eve

Hope all had a Spooktacular Hallow's Eve! I have a new camera that my hubby bought for me. I am currently playing around with it. Awesome! I am also busy finishing up orders and prepping to clean off the work tables and shift into the next holiday mode! Fa la la la la

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

For my little Princess

Had to set my regular projects and orders aside to make time for my daughter's Halloween costume. She has been insistent on a pretty pink princess dress! Yikes, hot pink slipper satin, sequins, and girly stuff! Ahhhh. Not my usual dark palette. What can I say, anything for my little 3 year old princess.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Missing Sid

Thanks everyone for a great response to my Halloween creations! I must say, it is my favorite time to create! There are still a few designs left and posted on my site, I plan to update my site again in November! Happy Fall!

I will miss you Sid!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Getting Ready to Launch

I have been busy, busy, busy with kids, garden and our old house problems - er, I mean projects. None-the-less, I will be launching an update to my website with Halloween critters in the next week. I'm crossing my fingers that all goes well. I have been having problems with my computer lately. I think my husband is tired of being my "Tech Support". Tee Hee. Be sure to bookmark my site and check back soon: or email me to sign up for my mailing list. Enjoy the sneak peek photo. OH! We took a family vacation to Ohio and attended the Country Living Show! WoW! Great weather, well attended and the Earth Angels Booth knocked my socks off! Amazing and talented ladies! The Columbus Zoo was awesome too. We really enjoyed it. My daughter loved the boat ride and wants to raise Flamingos. She is 3 years old and everything in her world is about PINK!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Summer is speeding by!

Summer is speeding by and I have been so very busy. We are up to our eyeballs in "This old house" projects! We will be finishing our painting project in the Foyer and we are now dealing with a leaky roof/wall in the master bath. This was an addition to the house in the early 90's, our farmhouse was build in 1874. It has been messed with over the years by various owners. We bought is about 5 years ago. Our labor of love has now turned that ugly corner of being a consuming, stressful and obsessive project! Oh, did I mention never ending too. Dealing with projects, plus my 3 and 1 year old, have not left me much time in the studio. Oh, and yes, I am in the middle of relocating my studio space. Arggg!!!! I' trying really hard to be patient and not get too overwhelmed. I would just love to have uninterrupted, peaceful creative time again. None the less, I still have Halloween dolls in the works. Off to get my son up from his nap. Ta Ta yes, this was my bitch-o-log!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Big DC Flea

Off to the Big DC Flea tomorrow! I hope to find lots of inspiring treasures and trinkets. Summer just seems to be buzzing by, which is OK by me. I don't enjoy the heat. I prefer Fall weather so I can throw on my favorite boots and nestle into layers of clothes.

Monday, July 20, 2009

On the Table!

Working away today while the kiddies nap! Found some wonderful buttons in PA on my antique show runaway day. I'm inspired by the pewter and shell ones along with celery colored fabrics. We will see what unfolds!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Fall Palette Wonderland!

Inspired by my new Fall palette of muted Pomegranate, "Yummy Yack Green", Burnt Umber, "Flippant Fuscia" and deep Plums. Ghouls and "Dark Dudes" are coming to life. My work table is a mess! My 3 year old loves to get into it too! She is learning to use scissors and I feel like I am living with Edward Scissor Hands. She is cutting up everything she can get her hands on. It looks like it snowed in our fabulous wonderland! Yippeee

Monday, June 22, 2009

Garden Geek!

Absolutely Gorgeous! The heirloom hollyhocks I planted called "Black Watchmen" have finally bloomed. They are really amazing and very inspiring for my current Halloween works. It appears that they are currently being ravaged by caterpillars. Errrr. This means war!

Yummy Detail!

Such a yummy color of velvety black!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Art+Fear = Struggle

Reading a great book this eve. Taking Flight by Kelly Rae Roberts. Oh yes, the struggles of Art and Fear! I relate! My inner voices are using me as a punching bag these days. It is really tough getting back on the creative horse after taking a break for a year or so while having my two kids. Finding the time and energy to create is a major struggle, not to mention the challenge of just being focused. My expectations are unrealistic I am told. My children are only three and one. I am hard on myself I know, I cannot "produce" like a use too. I shall chant - One day at a time and one dream at a time....................

Lady Pearl

Lady Pearl was a blast to make! I just love the old crazy quilt I snagged at an antique show. Even though it was in rough shape, I still had a hard time cutting it up. Oh the stories it could tell.................

Sir Edmund

Sassy Sir Edmund! He is a total snob and was nothing but trouble in the studio.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Let the blogging begin!

After having my two kids, ages 1 and 3, I am finally getting back to my art work! I must make time for it in my life. It is my passion and part of my soul. I am currently working on some cool Halloween tricksters! Check me out and sign up for my mailing list!