Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
There was this cool dressmakers stand.
A box for letters...
That clown puppet was a little scary!
This guy way way up high on top of some shelving, he seemed to enjoy making sure the mannequins were all in place!
The mannequins were great, there are 27 of them! Hmmmm...what could I do with those?
I wouldn't want to take a bath in any of these!
And I really liked this cabinet. I would have taken this home if I had a spot for it.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
My Kim Murton pieces arrived today! I so love her work. So whimsical and fun! They are both in my kitchen resting peacefully after their long UPS ride from California.
To find out more about Kim's ceramic pieces just go to my sidebar and click on her site.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Here is another stuffie that I've added to my shop. I bought some more recycled sweaters tonite and hope to get them all washed up and ready to make more dolls. I have a really good idea for a future stuffie, but I can't make it quite yet. I think I need an orange sweater.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Can you believe it, it is snowing in Seattle! We are having the weirdest weather, hail, sleet, snow, thunder storms and sun, all within the same day,,,,hour! So, I have been busy inside making stuffies. And,,, here they are. I am really happy with how they are coming out. And, no broken sewing machine needles either! They are made from recycled sweaters, prints of my own art, and filled with polyfill. I will start posting them soon on etsy. I'm not sure if I can part with the first one I made, yet...
p.s. Update....Gerbert (the tallest one) is in my shop
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
The faces are designs from my original paintings. I transfer the images onto muslin. The bodies are from recycled wool sweaters, and stuffed with fiberfill. Lolli is large, about 16 inches tall. And the little one is about 8 inches tall.
Now I need some striped sweaters to make more friends.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I'm reading Eckhart Tolle's "A New Earth". Which really has nothing to do with this illustration but drawing, painting and reading are foremost on my mind right now. I feel scattered today and not sure why. Anyway,,,,, It's wonderful and I even was able to participate in the webcast Monday night. I haven't got very far in the book yet, I'm savoring each thought I read and going back and reading certain parts again. And,,,, I do feel happy today, even though a little scattered...
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
The Seattle Public library has a book sale twice a year. It is wonderful and not to be missed! It is held in an old airplane hanger and it is filled to the brim with books, all kinds of books. I just love going to it and I almost forgot about it yesterday! Most books are $1.00. I bought these Children's books for the wonderful illustrations. I also got some old 1930's engineering books I can cut up for my collages. I can't wait to go back in the fall. I wish I could show you some of the insides of these books, but I think its against copyrite laws. I love the book by Giselle Potter. I researched her on Amazon and found more books illustrated by her. Now I have ordered two more. Books are so addicting!
Saturday, April 12, 2008
I was fortunate to get to see His Holiness, the Dalai Lama yesterday. He is here in Seattle for 5 days. I went to a panel discussion at the key arena. It was wonderful. I used my camera in my cell phone for the first time, but I'm not sure how to load them to my computer. The panel discussion was "From knowledge to compassion, what we can all do".
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
I am so excited to make these handbags! I use gently used handbags to create my art creations on. These handbags are great! The photos show two different sides of the same bag. These will be in my shop soon but I wanted to have a couple to list so customers can chose. I am making another one, but it will be hard to give up, I think I want to keep it for myself. If you are interested in one just drop me a line. I will post sizes and dimensions in my shop.
Friday, April 4, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
I have had more time to work in my journal the last couple of days. Here is my latest. It is called "Puppy Patrol". I just found out I need new tires for my car. Ugh. They are very expensive. I guess there is no good time to buy new tires. Hey, maybe I'll just borrow this Puppy's tires, they look like they are in better shape than mine!