Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween dish GIVE AWAY

I think it's time to give something away !
This is a little flower pot saucer that I painted and then I sculpted a little pumpkin guy with polymer clay .
Please leave a comment !
Tell your friends too
I'll draw a name in a few days
Happy Halloween

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

the baby head

Many years ago I bought this head on Ebay . I think it cost three dollars to buy and fifteen dollars to
ship . It is VERY heavy .
It needed work though , so I painted it and antiqued it .
but I don't know where to hang it !
I keep walking around the house with it . I asked Buddy but he was no help .
click on the photo of baby head on the green chair ... you can see it large .
If I find a good spot , I will take a photo to show you
I think she is so cute in such a creepy baby way !

Saturday, October 24, 2009

You're a doll .... pillow

It's been a while since I made a pillow ... I forgot how to do it ! .... I really did forget .

I felt awkward and dumb and I didn't have a real idea but I knew I wanted to piece old bits of fabric on the pillow .
So I took an old drawing I did months ago.
I printed her on muslin , and after I printed it ..... I went over all the lines again with ink and then I painted it with acrylics and Inktense . My printer is an okay printer but I am never satisfied with the color . It looks washed out ... so I freshen it up .[which takes forever ] ....
then I pieced all the fabrics and added bits of lace and buttons .
I am happy .... I think I am BACK into pillows !

Friday, October 23, 2009

a new book page illustration

To find an OLD book ... and each page has a wonderful heading ... oh , this makes me happy !
There is something wonderful about book pages .
The words are already there . It is so much fun to come up with an illustration .
I used pen and ink ,acrylics and then of course .... INKTENSE pencils
this is in my Etsy shop now
Mrs. carrot .... the Good Housewife

Thursday, October 22, 2009

halloween things on etsy

I have about 12 ? or 14 ? Halloween things in my Etsy shop , but I will be taking them off soon .
For my blog friends ... if there is anything you want I will take off the shipping
so just let me know , or buy it and I will send the shipping cost back to you [ in paypal ]
This photo here is of a little dish [ for candy corn ?]
The little pumpkin guy is hand sculpted and painted .

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tuesday afternoon

There's always a cat in this laundry basket ... they take turns all day long
This is Baby M
which is what we call her but if anyone asks I usually say Emma

Yesterday and Today

This is Juliette...
yesterday and today she got the laundry basket first .
All my cats love this basket .

Isn't she cute !
Her head is much cuter than her body though
she's 15 years old
she's wonderful

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Good Housewife

Thanks for all your comments on being 55

Today is my anniversary . 35 years
I didn't take the time to figure out how many meals I've made ....
by the way > This is NOT a self portrait

I am back into drawing on old book pages with my Inktense pencils... and .... being a good wife

Friday, October 16, 2009


Thank you to all the people who have written and asked if I am okay ....
I am .
Oh yeah ..... I'm just great .... ha ha . No , I really am . I'm just going through a weird time .
I'm trying to figure things out . I'm doing strange things . I think it's because I am 55 .
This is what 55 does :
1. She wears a wool hat and scarf in the house [ because she is freezing ] and 10 minutes later she rips it all off , opens all the windows , turns the fan on full blast [ because she got hot AND claustrophobic ]
2. She fills garbage bags with old books , clothes , old art work , new art work and craft supplies
She puts these huge bags in the driveway and then worries she may regret what she tossed out.
3. She sharpens pencils and starts to draw , abruptly stops and prepares dinner [ and it's only 11 a.m. ]
4. She wants to go for a walk and then she remembers that she doesn't have anything long enough to cover her fat ass , so she thinks she will go for a walk when it's dark [ yeah right ]
5. She wants to paint her kitchen cabinets but then thinks about cleaning all the crud off them first so she loses interest .
6. She thinks ..." I'll make some new curtains " but that means she will have to clean a table and she doesn't have enough fabric for curtains anyway
7. She thinks about dieting while she munches on crackers spread with cream cheese and raisins
8. She wants to read like she used to . She used to devour the classics . She is happy she has gotten through 4 of Tolstoy's short stories in the last week .
9. She forgot that there's laundry in the washing machine . It's been there two days so now it has to be washed again
10. She talks to people in her head..... she thinks she emailed them
11. She feels good and then she walks by a mirror and is surprised by her reflection
12. She is concerned about the direction her country is going in , she wonders if others are shocked by these changes
13. Her anniversary is this week . She is so grateful to have a wonderful husband but she also marvels at the fact that she has cooked nearly everyday for 35 years . How did she come up with so many meals ?
A friend sent the following words to me , and I have added on to them
This is what I know and believe
Regardless of the road you travel .. Lonely Lane , Brokenhearted Boulevard or Poverty Parkway ....
There's no place you can go that God can't follow
No heartbreak , no betrayal, no rejection , no failure , no disappointment and no evil can stop Him from coming near . He cannot fail you . He will never quit you , never forget you and never leave you
He made a promise > I will never leave you nor forsake you
and even when I can't stand myself .... He loves me [ and YOU ]

I am planning on doing a give away very soon . Please come back to visit
and thank you .... you are all wonderful friends to have . I wish you weren't spread all around the country . I wish we could have tea together

Friday, October 9, 2009

funny ears

This is a piece of Luanne plywood which is a fun change from paper or canvas
It's acrylics and Inktense [ of course ]
Funny ears

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Vampire mom

well .... it IS October !

Vampire mom is in my Etsy shop

sweet dreams