Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween!!!

Halloween is tomorrow so I thought I would do a little Trick or Treating on my 2 boys Austin & Westin. A little photo altering here and there and "Poof" some silly pictures of them in their Halloween Costumes over the years.  Happy Halloween!!!!   Love, MOM  ;-)

Monday, October 26, 2009

What's On Your Bulletin Board???

Bulletin Boards...what would we do without them? Keepers of tidbits, memory joggers and favorite things. I would be lost without mine. They are forever changing with whatever happens to be my interests at the moment. I have several in my studio and thought I would share a few of mine. To me... bulletin boards are  like magazines can tell alot about the person by what magazines they have in their home. Here is a glimpse into mine.... ;-)

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I have two bulletin boards above where I sculpt.
This one has reference sculpting sheets, some favorite quotes, some vintage postcards, vintage doodads and one of my favorite things a wooden cross made of olive wood from Jerusalem.The olive tree grows in the Holy Land and can survive for up to 2000 years. Jesus prayed in Gethsemane next to an olive tree that some say still exists to this day. I have a deep faith in God and this little wooden cross is always there to remind me of His love and sacrifice.

This one is also on my sculpting table...favorite cartoons, images, scriptures, my trusty Ipod, (I have to have listening music...plain and simple) journals, skeleton reference and a great cartoon I took out of a old Painting magazine from years ago when I was oil painting on canvas. The cartoon depict's a little fellow all ready to start a new painting but then he realizes it just isn't his day. I think we all have those days you start out with the best intentions...ready to create... and then...things just don't go as planned. Grrrr.. This cartoon  has been on my bulletin board for over 30 years. It has been with me for many years of creating and always brings a smile when I look at it. It has a lot of meaning to me. Comical but oh so true.... LOL  

This bulletin board is one of 2 in my sewing area. Favorite pictures of me and my horse Benta, new silk ribbon, more vintage postcards, silly cartoons, a sketch my son did of a fairy when he was about 9 years old, a vintage valentine my husband gave me on valentines day, and a sweet little sketch/doodle my husband did one day while on the telephone that he presented to me after he got off the phone. Very comical and reads "Hey babe...wanna Smooch?" LOL   ;-D

These images are from a Vogue magazine from several years ago. I have notebooks full of dresses that I love to have for inspiration. These are some of my favorites.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Witch Cackle and her cat Claws Something a little silly for Halloween! ;-)

Poor thing...I think she needs to see a dentist! Too much candy I suppose!

"I can't believe she dressed me up like this...I would rather be dead" :-(

Miniature pumpkin with handsculpted caramel apples, licorice and suckers.

Another piece for the Halloween season.
Witch Cackle has dressed up her cat Claws to do a little Trick or Treating. He of course is so embarrassed he hopes his buddies don't see him like this.
Oh... the things we do for our Masters!!!

Wishing you all a Boooo-tiful and Mischievous Halloween!!!

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Simon Halbig Doll #1078

I thought I would share some pictures of some dolls that I have restored until I have a new photo of a OOAK doll to show you. This doll was purchased at a yard sale 3 years ago for $1.50 She was completely apart with her german glass eyes floating around in the bottom of the basket she was in. Mouse droppings were inside of her arms and legs. ( ;-O) Can you believe it!!! ) And by a miracle she had no cracks inside of her head. She was so dirty but I knew she was very old and could be brought back to her spectacular self. I restrung her, and had her eyes reset, resculpted one missing finger and cleaned her up. She still had the original wig just needed some cleaning and restyling. I am always searching for vintage laces and trims so I had purchased this particular dress several years ago. The old "Whites" as they are called are perfect for these old dolls. I altered the dress a little bit, made her shoes from a vintage german doll shoe pattern and dressed her as authentically as I could. She is from around 1910 so almost 100years old! I love her and she now looks so cute standing on a table in my guest bedroom. ;-)