Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Last Dollandia Girls (for now!)

I finally shipped everything out to Washington yesterday.  I said a prayer and now I will just have to wait and hope it all makes the trip without being in a million pieces!

I finished 2 final Dollandia girls and they made the trip as well.  They are smaller than the others, maybe about 7" total.

Back to the studio!!  I'm still making zippered pouches since I can pack them in my suitcase.

I can't wait to see you all!!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Dollandia!! (again!)

Here are the new inhabitants of Dollandia. They will all be making the trip to Artfest. They are about 6" tall, although it's been said, a bird on the head or a pincushion hat will certainly make you taller! The cage girl is about 7" tall.

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Greeting Card Factory!

This weekend's activities included the making of some new cards. I'm pretty good at setting up an assembly line, I think I finished up about 125 cards. They are in my (somewhat warped!) sense of humor, and all in black, white and red. There are 6 designs plus 1 that is seperate.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Getting Ready for Artfest 2011

Hello, all!  We're only about 3 weeks away from Artfest and I'm working like a maniac to get it all done so this post is in my (really trashed!) studio.  I am working on funky buttons, new little people, skull barrettes, pendants, sketchbooks and a new tiny painting.  More when all is done.

Also, I am so excited that Kathie, Collette and Martina are taking my class!  I can't wait to meet you!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sexy Eyes vs. Evil Eyes

Okay...I'm posting this before I chicken out!  Tonight I was telling my daughters (ages 15 and 16) about an incident when I was about 20 years old. 

I went to a "get-together" (aka party!) with some friends.  There was a new guy there.  We began talking and really seemed to be connecting.  After a long conversation (where he seemed very interested), I decided to throw some "sexy eyes" at him.  He got a startled look and quickly excused himself.  I was totally bewildered.  I went home and later that night went to the bathroom mirror to try out the "sexy eyes" on myself.  Mother of Pearl!!!  Those weren't "Sexy Eyes"...those were freakin' EVIL EYES!!  I won't scare the life out of you by showing you exactly the look I gave that poor boy (I did show the girls and they laughed hysterically....and then hid in their rooms!) but suffice it to say....I never did the "Sexy Eyes" again!!

Just thought I'd share.....

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Metal Mania and Something Different!

Okay....first, Metal Mania!!  I just finished a bunch of new bracelets and necklaces.  They are copper and brass.  The background pieces have been etched and soldered.  Any riveted attachments are hand-drawn, cut and soldered.  The bezels contain tiny art from my paintings.

And finally.....Something different!

I felt a need to do something loose and fun so I made these 2 little paintings below.  They measure about 9" x 3" and are acrylic on plywood.

Thanks for checking in!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

My Willowing Interview!!

I was interviewed this week by the wonderful website  .  The interview is up on their site as of this morning.  Please check it out!

On the Dollandia front:  I finished 3 new kids this week!  Then I took them to the cemetary to photograph them...we had such fun....tee hee!

They are below.  From left to right:  Johnny Somewhat Rotten, Zoe and Marmalade