Sunday, February 27, 2011

Well Ooops!

Please pardon my error on the Doll Town celebration giveaway.  I guess you need to be a "member" to be able to leave a comment.  Darn.  So I will come up with another way to celebrate.  Details to follow....

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

2011 Happenings....

I finally ~ almost ~ somewhat ~ kinda ~ closely there...have my schedule set for 2011.  I'm so looking forward to everything I have planned.  I hope to see you somewhere along the way!

 Sunday, February 27
7pm EST

A brand new site, dedicated to dolls. 
How exciting is this?

Pop on can read more about it.  There are amazing artists that will be part of this.  There will be works for sale...all the time.  You don't want to miss it.  Look for my page and leave me a comment that you stopped by.  I will be having a little giveaway during my next web sale on March 27.  You won't be able to leave a comment until the site is live on February 27.


March 17-20
An Artistic Affaire presents
"Moulin Rouge"
Manhattan Beach CA
We will be Can Can - ing our way onto the big stage as we create a tiny little dancer, costume her and create the fancy stage for her "One Last Number".

This event is sold out but please visit Kim Caldwell's site and sign up on her mailing list for mailings on future events.  They are one of a kind !


March 27, 2011
Sunday, 5pm PST
Spring Web Sale


September 10, 2011
4th Annual Tinsel and Treasures Show
Alamo Women's Club
Alamo, CA
Exciting new Artists have been added!!  It's going to be the best show yet!!

September 30 and October 1
"In The Studio Workshop"
Step into my studio and come create some magic with me.
There is limited space for this workshop.
Danville, California
Details to follow


October 15, 2011
Santa Ana, CA


October 16, 2011
Gilding the Lily Workshop
I am so excited to be returning to Gilding the Lily this Fall. I will be co-teaching a class with Iva Wilcox. 
Details and information to follow but think jingle bells and ho-ho-ho's.


Dates and times of Fall Web Sales to be announced at a later date.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


 Where did you go????

I can't believe it is February...and the 9th at that!  Now a days it seems like you blink...and've lost a week!  At least that is how I feel.  I'm working hard to keep my eyes wide open!!

In January I took a trip to New Jersey to visit some East Coast gals.  I taught a class and we had a great time playing with clay, paint, fabric and trims.  Each of the students had their game on and it was so great to see their individual styles emerge as they completed their dollie.  

Kecia Deveney organized the class.  She did a fantastic job and she was so incredible to work with.  No stone unturned and nothing forgotten...which made my job incredibly easy.  I stayed with Kecia for the 6 days I was there and she was a fantastic hostess.  Her home is whimsical and lovely.  It was so inspiring to be able to spend time there and to play in her ~over~the~top~ studio.  It surely should grace the pages of Where Women Create. 

Each morning I awoke to breakfast on the table and after class on Sunday we were treated to TWO men cooking for us.  I mean come on!  It doesn't get much better than that.  I didn't want to come home (but don't tell my husband I said that). 

Here are some photos as you walk out of Kecia's home.  Love ~ Love ~ Love the scenery.  I think I could be quite happy living amongst this loveliness.  Until, of course, my car was buried in the snow.

I woke up the first morning of class not feeling so great.  I had a cold coming on.  I was definitely not my usually uber chatty self...but we still got the job done. 

 Rita and Evelyn

 Linda, Pam and Betty.

 Beth and Sandi.

 The troublemaker table.  These gals are a hoot.

 Colleen, Kelly and Mary.

Sallianne, Marlene and Mz. Carlson got away before I got their picture snapped....darn!  I'm going to have to peruse the girls blogs and see if I can find some.

I had a great time with these ladies...cold and all.  I was so happy to be in there after the December snowstorms and outta there before the wild ones hit.  My timing was most excellent!

On the agenda for February...

This handsome young man of mine is headed off to Colorado Springs tomorrow. He is a swimmer and is going to be training at the Olympic Training Center...a great opportunity.

But he's grown up a bit since this picture...I just love this picture...face smashed against the glass.


Such a great kid.  I couldn't be more proud of him.

And this kid...will be keeping me on my toes.  He had knee surgery back in October and ripped the repair to pieces last week.  He is going back to the Operating Room in a couple of weeks and hopefully....this procedure will work !!  So I have lots of time set aside to worry.  A momma has got to have her worry time.

And I cannot forget....I've got lots more work to do to get ready for Moulin Rouge in March !!  I can't wait to head down south and see old friends and make new ones.  

I will post pics of my progress as I have some.  I'm so excited!!  

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