Thursday, July 29, 2010

I think Im in a Alfred Hitchcock movie.......

...........or maybe I'm just Tippi Hedren. I have been making birds the last day, cloth bodies painted with acrylic paint, sanded, and have legs with button eyes. They are just fun little birds that would be fun perched on a shelf.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Grimm's Fairy Tales

Which is your favorite fairy tale by the Brother's Grimm? The ADO is having another challenge this time the theme is a character from a story by the Grimm Brothers. I'm having a hard time deciding which story I want to try and interpret, which do you think I should try?
A quick glimpse of the Elephant Man. covered by his cloak, dressed in rags, afraid to show his face, he hides in the shadows. The Freak Show promises to be more then you have ever seen before.

Things to do..........

Well lets see the second freak is almost done and the third will hopefully be started today. I have no idea why I want to do this series of characters and create a Freak Show, but I do and I will not be happy until they are done so I better just get with it and get this out of my system.

I plan to enter the next ADO challenge, the theme is Grimm's Fairy Tales, thank goodness I have a book of stories by the Brothers Grimm. Trying to decide which story character I want to create is not easy. Any suggestions?

I better get through the freaks and the Grimm challenge fast because I need to start working on Halloween and Christmas. I have witches, headless horsemen, pumpkin people, elves, Kringles and more that all want to get out of my head and take form. I'm joining some of my Fulton Street Artisan Market friends at a home show in Lowell in November around deer hunting season. Ill be sure and post more information as we get closer to November.

I wont be at the FSAM for a couple of week, I have to work at my real job, but hopefully when I return Ill have the Freak Show done and more fun and creative things to share.

So much to do and not enough time to do it

Friday, July 16, 2010

The Sketchbook Project

Well I just sent away for my sketchbook so i can be a part of The Sketchbook Project. The Project is a way to inspire artists to create artwork – whether they are professional artists or just starting out. All of the projects are open to everyone. Find some projects that interest you, sign up, and get creative. Most projects have an exhibition at the home base in Brooklyn, NY. Everyone who participates and sends back their work is included in the exhibitions. The theme I chose was Nighttime Stories. I'm looking forward to working on my sketchbook and have until January to finish and send it back when it will become a part of a national tour. For more information or to get your own sketchbook go to and start sketching.

Freak Show

Well the first character in my little freak show is done. Who knows how many more will come, what characters do you think I should create? I thought I would give you just a small glimpse, but I do not plan to reveal them until the tent goes up, the lights go on and they are all together in one place. The Freak Show will make its West Michigan debut at an upcoming Fulton Street ARTisan Market, look here for the announcement.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Their making their way.........

.........stopping in one small town at a time, setting up in the dark of night, and gone again as quickly at they came. Monsters, natures rejects, FREAKS. Are you brave enough to come to the show when its in town? Which freaks do you want to see?

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Fulton Street ARTisan Market

Well tomorrow is Sunday again, so that means you will be able to find me and my creations at the Fulton Street Artisan Market from 11am to 3pm. Hope to see you there.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Croquet with the Queen.........

Join the Queen of Hearts for a game of croquet.

Click below to join the Queen

You are formally invited to a game of croquet

on the palace grounds.

Join the Queen of Hearts this evening

July 8th, 2010

Don't be late!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy 4th of July

Yesterday I spent the morning and part of the afternoon at the Fulton Street Artisan Market, it was the first day that I have been able to participate and join my FSAM friends. What a great day, it was a little warmer then I would have liked, but the sun was out, the market was 3/4 full with vendors and the attendees were in good spirits.

At first I was a little concerned that my "art" is too crafty. I'm of course my worst critic and just was not feeling like i belonged there. My booth was not set up at all the way I like it to be, I usually like there to be a general theme that runs through the display and yesterday there was none. I had patriotic items next to Santa's, next to Halloween, next to watercolors, next to Alice and Wonderland, with a few fairies flying over head, but there most have been something about it that drew people in because I had a very good day, I was not disappointed at all. People commented on my pieces, were interested in some of the process it takes to create many of the items, and I may have even found a holiday event this fall to show my Kringle's (Santa's) at. Over all it was a very good day.

I need to thank my friend Adam for helping me out and finishing up the day for me when i had to go to work and for packing and taking down my booth for me. I would also like to thank LaShelle of Designs by LaShelle, we all need a person to be in our corner, I'm lucky I have a great family and friends, but I met LaShelle last year at the FSAM and ever since then she has been a great source of encouragement for me. She is always there with a smile on her face telling me how much she enjoys my work, someday its just nice to hear an encouraging word.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Fulton Street ARTisian Market

Well I'm finally going to make it to the FSAM this week. Tomorrow on July 4th I'll be at the market from 11am to 3pm. Of course I didn't get EVERYTHING done that I had hoped to, but I have a decent eclectic mix of things to show. Santa's, Fairies, patriotic items, and an assortment of Alice in Wonderland items. In the coming weeks I will be adding more holiday items and my favorite, Halloween. Hope to see you at the market and Happy Fourth of July!!!

Friday, July 2, 2010


I was out in the garden again this evening, the fireflies were lighting up the dusk sky when out of the corner of my eye I caught a glimpse of these three fairies in the flowers

Thursday, July 1, 2010


I caught another glimpse of a fairy

Wonderland preview..........

Off with their heads!!! This is just a sneak peek of what I'm going to be entering in the ADO Wonderland challenge next week. I'm still working on her but I'm sure you can figure who she is. be sure and take a trip to Wonderland next week and see what all the artist have created for this exciting challenge. I'll post a link so you can enjoy a trip down the rabbit hole too.