Saturday, July 15, 2017

Christmas in July! Almost.

The last few weeks have been hectic to say the least. I starting working on Halloween items and PFATT decided to focus on Christmas in July - Holi-Daze theme. You know me....I love Christmas! They left it open to have any holiday but I was pushing myself for Christmas items. Was so excited to start new Santas, until "life" had different plans we spent 4 days at Boston's Children Hospital with my daughter. She had become Diabetic Ketoacidosis and was in ICU for 2 1/2 days getting her glucose levels under control along with her fluids which were causing her heart to beat irregular. After that, we spent 2 more day in what is known as Diabetes Type 1 Boot Camp for the parents to learn how to care for a child with T1. Let's just say, I was in shock. Type 1 diabetes is so different from Type 2 which is all I ever heard about. This is not brought on by a poor diet or lifestyle, but an auto immune disease where the pancreas stops making insulin for the body to convert carb/sugars to feed the bodies cells for energy. There is no cure. We have to supply her with insulin, by injection, to give her what the body lacks, as well as monitor her levels so we can correct unsafe levels in her body. I could go on, but I will spare you the health lesson and just add that Julia is doing much better, and we are slowly adjusting to our "new normal" life. She has been nothing short of amazing.....a true superhero through this whole experience. I love her more than words can say.
Needless to say the Christmas pieces I had hoped to get done did not come together. The last few days I have found some time to sit and work a little bit on my Double Sided Ornament (Santa on one side and Mrs. Claus on the other). Hoping this gets done for next month (maybe?). There are still some great items available on PFATT Marketplace this July. I have a Santa and snowman from prior that were never listed that are now for sale. Check out what the other artists have come up with. They are spectacular and best of all, the fantastic Colleen Moody is the guest artist of the month! How cool is that!


Monday, June 26, 2017

My heads have found bodies!

Just one lonesome head waiting for limbs. And yes, that is a Santa in the left corner just starting to grow a beard.

Monday, May 29, 2017

First pieces heading to PFATT Marketplace

I've been looking for a new place to sell my pieces other than Etsy. I am so thrilled to say that on June 10th, I will have a few pieces up for sale at PFATT Marketplace Folk Art. A variety of talented artist are represented their, and I am flattered they asked if I would like to be included. My Uncle Sam's will be posted this June 10th, along with one of the Easter Ornaments still available.

The Uncle Sam pieces are more primitive than my usual glittery pieces, but there is something about Americana items that just scream for an aged, primitive look. These guys have a clean, super matte finish and a crackle/crazing on both the wooden block base and clay heads. An original design that was inspired from a vintage candy holder. The crepe paper embellishment is not only vintage, but the edges were dyed to whiten the tips and compliment the aged paper.



 



 


 

Friday, April 21, 2017

BACK TO BLOGGING

It has been a LONG time since I posted here on my blog. Not that I wasn't busy. More of a decision to seek some other social media and business avenues. I slowly removed myself from Etsy and relied on shows / word of mouth to sell my pieces. Many of Etsy's changes made it difficult to be seen and even harder to sell. Good news is I have a few things in the works which will give me other options for selling on-line again. This includes selling on a great new site as well as here directly on this blog. More to come on that down the road. With that said, you will see me blog posting again along with building on this current blog format. For now, I want to say hello to everyone out there! It's been too long.