Thursday, November 12, 2009

More Marli

This is Marli, the newest angel in the team. She dreams of the day when she's earned enough stripes to get the good routes and the easy rescues. But for now, she's just happy to have her wings.

Marli is completely handmade, without the use of any molds. Her dress is made from a map that shows her crazy route. Her little skirt is made from clay with added tinsel for a little sparkle. She has been topped with a crackle glaze for an antique finish.

Sweet Marli is a one of a kind art doll. She is meant to be admired, but not played with like a toy. She is not intended for small children.

Marli measures approx: 6 inches long, and has a small ring attached to the back for hanging.

Marli- The Rookie Angel

A Wee Dish

Friday, October 30, 2009

Next UP....

Mermaid Twins.
One clay in cloth doll. One mixed media painting.

Friday, October 16, 2009

The Spirit of Christmas

Christmas is Hannah's favorite holiday. And, the spirit of Christmas is with her always.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

This is Hannah

This is unfinished Hannah. She is so sweet and innocent. She is a part of something new and special that I am working on. I just love her little pumpkin.

Meet Hannah

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

This is Leah

Leah is the doll version of my painting "Tomorow I'll Start Flying". As you can see, she's been putting it off for a while now.

It's Raining Dolls

It's raining for real here in Southern California. The day is gray and cold. I want to sleep, sleep, and sleep some more but I have to finish my dolls for a doll show at the end of this month. Here's what I've been working on. Her name is Ariel.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tommorow I'll Start Flying 3

Good morning,

This is the third painting of "Tomorrow I'll Start Flying". She was done in acrylics, ink, watercolor, and paper. She'll be on Ebay later today.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

On My To Do List....

Lately I have been trying to mix things up in my studio so that my creativity continues to flow. Right now I am determined to finished this little clay doll. Here is a look at her "before" picture. Hopefully her "after" picture will be up tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Water Dance

This is my latest creation. A mixed media piece of a mermaid. I hope you like her.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Harold- The Candy Bandit

Harold is up to his old tricks again. Every Halloween he's on the prowl trying to steal candy.

Harold measures approx. 10 inches tall by 4 inches wide.

The cracks in his face show you just how many years he's been up to his tricks

He has tiny painted shoes and has been filled with love and new polyfil.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Happy Birthday To Me.....

My birthday was this weekend, and it was the most amazing birthday ever. My husband surprised me with flowers, dinner, my favorite cake, and a personal shopper. Basically, I had my own episode of "What NOT To Wear", without the whole world watching (thank goodness).

On Saturday, an old friend (a buddy I met in Boot Camp ...yes I said Boot Camp) came by and we made dolls all day. Clay dolls, cloth dolls, softies, etc. What we planned on doing for only 2 hours, turned into an all day event. I will post pictures tomorrow.

Hope you all had a positive weekend.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Act on Your Dreams Today

On a day when I was feeling extremely discouraged, I received an email with this quote:

"Write the vision [dream] and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it."
(Habakkuk 2:2, NKJV)

Have a vision for yourself and proclaim it. Don't get down when things don't happen over night. My Mother used to always say, "It takes nine months to have a baby". What she meant is that anything worth having takes time.

Be encouraged today to stick with your dreams.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Little Lael

Hi all,

I antiqued little Lael today and finished her shoes. The crackle affect really shows now.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Almost done...

Here's the latest look at my doll. She's almost done.

Monday, September 7, 2009

My newest obsession

is clay. I am totally in love with my first clay and cloth doll. Can't wait until she's done.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tomorrow I Will Start Flying 2

This sweet little girl is named Anjulie, and even though she has wings that will take her anywhere, she'd rather put it off until tomorrow.

This print will be available in my Etsy store tomorrow. I hope you like her.

For Everything There Is A Season.....

The Bible says, "For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven"


I was not prepared for all my ducklings to be gone at the same time.

In about a week, my four boys (ages 4-14) will all start school. Four brand news schools. They have their new backpacks and shiny school supplies. They're ready to make new friends and learn the ropes in this new town. We've got the schedules memorized. Who gets dropped off 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and last. All systems are go....EXCEPT of course my heart.

To say that I am not ready is an understatement.

I am the Little Engine That Could. I keep telling myself.."I think I can, I think I can".

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

I think I can

We have finally moved, but it seems the real work is just beginning.

I seriously want to throw everything in the trash.

I want to draw, and paint, and breathe again.

Patience. That's what I'm praying for.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

All Grown Up...Well Almost

my first born son turned 14 yesterday. it was a bittersweet moment. hard to remember where the time went. the good news is that he has turned into such a sweet young man. he is very kind and thoughtful. a great role model for his younger brothers.
to mark the occasion, i make birthday posters every year. here's a glimpse of his.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

tomorrow i'll conquer the world

my latest creation came about because at times i put off anything i can until tomorrow. a diet. my errands. my life. i debated on whether or not i should title the painting "Today I Will Start Flying", but in the end i felt like she wasn't sure about that.

i do know that tomorrow i won't start flying because i will be in the process of moving. yeah!!!!. my family and i are going to move to a little town like mayberry. the streets look like a movie set, and everybody really does know your name. all the schools (elementary, middle, and high school) are within a four block radius of each other,...and with four boys ages 4-14 you know that's a dream come true for me. now maybe I can hang my keys up and pick up a paint brush more often.

once i'm unpacked and settled in, ... i will start flying.

Monday, May 18, 2009

The Weight Of A Secret...

"nothing weighs on us so heavily as a secret"

this quote is so telling. secrets are dangerous and binding. we really are a prisoner to them, until we set ourselves free.

find a way to free yourself today.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


i've been doodling alot lately. sketching, but not finishing. i think i'm a little restless.okay alot restless. my family is in the process of moving, the school year is almost over, and i smell summer just around the corner. here's what's on my mind

Thursday, May 14, 2009

A Tea Party.....Finally

i had a blissful mother's day. i slept in, and my husband brought breakfast to me. i spent the rest of my day with my mother, shopping, laughing and snacking.

the best part of the day was when my four little boys gave me my gift. drum roll was a beautiful white tea pot with four little cups, one for each of them. a teapot is something i've been wanting forever. my boys are all so cute and sweet to me. i immediately made a pot of tea and they indulged me with a tea party. i guess i don't need a little girl after all :)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Angel Mother

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.

this quote by lincoln says it all. i love my mother. she's my biggest supporter and always convinces me to keep going whenever i think about putting all my art supplies away for good.

she loves me unconditionally. she tells me the truth, especially when i don't want to hear it. and, the best part is that i constantly overhear her telling my sons how lucky they are to have a mom like me.

my mama gave me my wings.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Less vulnerable today...

Do you know how helpless you feel if you have a full cup of coffee in your hand and you start to sneeze? 

i love this quote because it's so me. i always want to be sure, and safe. it's very hard for me to live in the moment. i never think the cup is half full, let alone really full. on the off chance that i do, i still find something to worry about (like sneezing). 

therefore, the decision to start selling my art has been a very scary one for me. will anyone like it? will anyone buy it? oh god they're all going to laugh at me. 

i'm forcing myself to live out loud. to be vulnerable and free. the feeling that i get when i create a piece of art is sooo sweet, that i can't help myself.

i am currently selling my art on etsy and have pictures posted on flickr.