Monday, December 26, 2011

With the weekend's festivities over and my dear cousin put safely on a flight back home to the West Coast, I opted for some quiet, creative time for myself.  After spending so much time reminiscing in the past few days, I suppose I was feeling a bit nostalgic about my childhood.  I think that's why this page created itself as it did.  The adorable little lady featured is, alas, not me but I supposed I could live for a moment vicariously through her and my friend gets a special surprise out of it, as well. 

Lil' Luna Moth and her pet owl.
 For full credits to this piece, check out my gallery here.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Bzzz Bzzz Bzzzz!!!!!

We have been busy busy little bees here in my household this past couple of weeks.  
Here's what I've been up to:

I started about a month ago scouring local thrift stores for articles of clothing that I might transform into more period appropriate (1850's) attire for this year's Christmas in Little Falls celebration.  This year will mark the first time any of us dressed up in Dickens' style but we are hoping to start a trend that will take off in the years to come.  I created costumes for all of us and spent no more than maybe $30.00.  I'm so proud of how well they all turned out; most accomplished were our straw bonnets I made from simple inexpensive hats, scrap fabrics and trims.  UPCYCLING ROCKS!!

Things have also been a bit hectic around here getting adjusted to having a new member of the family.  Losing our sweet Topper was such a traumatic experience and some days I honestly feel that I will never fully get over it but also realized that there is enough love to go around and room still left in our hearts for another.  We saw this sweet face and could not resist . . .
Despite the craziness, I have managed to get some creating done.  I really love how both of these pieces turned out.  I see my art evolving and changing and I honestly start to think that maybe there are others out there who might enjoy my pieces as I do.  I have had a few inquiries by people looking to buy prints of my artwork and I wonder if I might give it a go and see what happens.  
Anyhoo!!! Here are my latest pieces; the first two created "just because", the third to highlight Tumble Fish Studios' latest and greatest kit.
Greta wasn't about to let anyone "STEAL THE SHOW"

I call this the "CIRQUE DU SOULEIL"
And now for a little fun at my very own expense . . .
For an explanation of this crazy colorful concoction, see my gallery here.