Sunday, December 12, 2010

three winners

winners of giveaway

Denise [ nanabeast ] ..... Diane Hoeptner ..... and Lydia Aleshin

Thanks you SO SO SO SO much . I always say the same stuff but ... here I go again .....
Your comments make me smile and laugh and see things in a new way
Thank you
Merry Christmas .........

scroll down to see David and Bing sing

David Bowie & Bing Crosby - Little Drummer Boy (Video, TOTP)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

giveaway snowman heart .... and my happy news

so .... this morning I went in my backyard and cut some branches . I love trees, tree limbs , twigs , branches ....... ah ....... they are beautiful.

I stuck them in a jar that I painted . I covered this glass jar with brown paper [ mod podge ] , and then I painted a weird lady on each side .

I made two new dolls . SOON to be in my Etsy shop , but email if you want one .

AND > on these tree branches I hung three of my handmade , hand painted snowman hearts .
soon to be in my shop .

These snowmen are going to be in the Better Homes and Gardens 2011 Christmas magazine .
a long time away ..... but they want the snowmen hearts and the how to directions NOW
so I've been working on this

I would like to give someone a snowman heart .
Please leave your name , and I love your comments too !

What do you think of my crazy window ? On the side I stuck vintage curtain tie back things , and vintage bureau scarves and doilies and rhinestone pins

I have other news but I'll wait ... there's too much I wrote here already

Don't forget > enlarge the photos and click again so you can see real close up , so you can see the dust and how I never seem to get to cleaning my house

leave your name > Jerry and I will do a drawing soon , I don't know when ...... I'll check with him later . He's out somewhere . I don't know where he is

Thanks for visiting
and Merry Christmas !

Thursday, December 2, 2010

paint and .... eat

do you know what kills me ? ..... about me I mean .......... all I want to do is paint and eat
sleep a little , then paint and eat
I have all this great news to share . GOOD stuff . Stuff I should be posting.... not to brag , but to share my news and to promote my work , but I don't feel like it
Isn't that crazy
well .......... anyway ............. I painted this lady , cut her out on my scroll saw
I walked around the house propping her up everywhere
In my kitchen ... on the ledge ..... next to another painting I did a few years ago
that lady is called " Do you Believe in Magic " . She has a guy in her hat juggling
and then on my dining room window sill

I will tell you my good news soon ..... when I'm in the mood , ha ha
right now I'm thirsty and tired . Time to sleep soon
I have the radio on OLD time radio ....... I love it ...... OLD radio shows from so many years ago

good night everyone

this mysterious lady is in my Etsy shop........ [ sold ]

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

art doll for Etsy

Sweet Vintage Lily art doll .................. I used an embroidered vintage bureau scarf for her dress
she's in my Etsy shop........[ sold ]

Monday, November 22, 2010

Etsy , rabbit art doll

Inside , outside , taking 100 photos , do you ever feel like you take too many photos ?
do you ever think maybe your neighbors see you walking around [ in your junky clothes ] the yard with a bunny boy and a camera .... what a nut
it's okay ......... I'm happy
hope you are having a happy time too
this rabbit is in my shop

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

on Etsy .... cat pillow

made a cat pillow ..... I used thinned acrylic paints , and my Inktense ... to get a watercolor look and ink
this is the expression on my Holly cat ... she always looks like this !

in my Etsy shop

Monday, November 15, 2010

Breakfast at Ginger's- golden retriever dog eats with hands

Etsy ,whimsical cat .....colorful and happy

This cat .... I painted him on mdf board and then cut him out on my scroll saw ..... attached him on TOP of a frame , put wood backing on [ where the little buttons are ]
I love cutting characters from wood . It just makes it a little different , a little more unique
This cat painting is in my Etsy shop.........[ sold ]

Sunday, November 14, 2010

For Etsy another cat girl art doll..a velveteen dress

brilliant green eyes , a melancholy expression .... made this cat girl yesterday
in my Etsy shop
happy Sunday everyone !

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Etsy .... art doll , Momma Carrot and Baby Carrot , Click to ENLARGE

please click these photos so you can see them BIG
I had a great time making this doll ..... I really did laugh the whole time I made her
The baby carrot smiles and then ....turn him around and he is crying
they joined some of the other dolls ....... there's a lot of dolls here
in my Etsy shop........... [ sold ]

Saturday, November 6, 2010

for Etsy art doll , cat pincushion ...... a new one !

Made another today .......... giant pincushion ..... or just as a piece of art
In my Etsy shop ! .............. [ sold ]

Friday, November 5, 2010

for etsy .... Giant cat pincushion

a really big pincushion ..... 13 inches tall on a wood base
in my Etsy shop

Thursday, November 4, 2010

etsy paper doll , cat girl on cardboard

do you feel like you spend more time taking photos , writing and posting on Etsy than you do creating the art ?
I'm so tired ..... and I'm also a big baby . I just want to make the stuff , I just want to create
and it seems like so much time is spent on everything else
well ..... see .... I'm a big baby
I put some Winter things in my Etsy shop ...... some snowmen , a Santa and this paper doll
Just put them on , and now I want to take a nap

one more thing > My cat , my old Baby Em is doing FINE now . She is eating and drinking and being annoying .... she is fine
thank you again for caring about her [ and me ]
I'm thinking now [ wondering ] if maybe she fell , she has some favorite spots in the house that require quite a leap , maybe she missed and fell and got hurt ? but she is back to her old self now

HEY .... ONE more thing > Did you watch the Soupy Sales show when you were a kid ?
I grew up with Soupy and the Three Stooges and the Addams Family and ..... etc
doesn't this photo of my big fat old arm ,in my big old smelly sweater remind you of White Fang ?.......... or Black Tooth ?
You can see them on You Tube
and Pookie too

Saturday, October 30, 2010

mermaid painting .... The Brilliant Ethel Mermaid... just sold

Remember Ethel Merman ? .......... well this is Ethel Mermaid
in my shop ...... just sold !

Friday, October 29, 2010

Etsy art doll art pillow .... Nevermore

Baby Em seems much better .... God answers prayers ..... thank you for your prayers and good thoughts
so now I feel better too ... so I made a pillow art doll
in my shop

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Etsy art doll , alphabet sampler embroidered body

Oh ..... Hard to believe how quickly the days go by . I will be doing a giveaway SOON , to celebrate my third year on Etsy
but right now my cat Baby Em is sick . so I've been worried about her
happy stuff > three years on Etsy , 36 th wedding anniversary too

this doll was fun to do > I used an old sampler for her body
She is in my shop now

please say a little prayer for Baby Em .... thanks

Sunday, October 17, 2010

BE GOOD art doll....... sold

a friendly creepy reminder to BE GOOD
in my shop ...... [ sold ]

Friday, October 15, 2010

winter white cat girl

made a winter white cat girl today ..... in my shop

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Halloween cat girl art doll ..... yes , another one !!!!!

in my shop ............... Etsy shop ...... [ sold ]

my personal story

You can read a short story about me ...... sort of personal , I don't talk about it much
I'd like you to read it [ my blog friends ]

I was asked by Kathy Peterson to share my story . She has her own T.V. show on LifeTime .
and her website is >

I find it really hard to talk about myself .... so much easier to hide behind my dolls

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

weird pincushion........ click to enlarge...... sold

Hey ..... Hi ...... I decided to make something weird today
a pincushion in a tea cup , the bunny lady is stuffed and painted and attached to the cushion
it was fun to make
don't forget to click .... then click AGAIN to make the photo even larger
it's in my shop
did you make anything weird today ?

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Blissful Bunny art doll

click to enlarge .............. new doll in the collection ........ Blissful Bunny
a little creepy ???
in my Etsy shop

Saturday, October 9, 2010

new doll , this one likes jewelry..........sold

ART DOLL CAT DOLL ............I had an aunt .... Aunt Terry .... she LOVED to wear jewelry
I was thinking of her when I made this doll . This Auntie has a rhinestone and pearl necklace, earrings and a shiny bracelet
She's in my shop !

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Susan of SmacThoughs is so funny ......... she bought a doll , she took a photo
Go see
She is also a great photographer and artist
Dolly is happy with Susan in the big Apple ............... Thanks Susan !

Sunday, October 3, 2010

another cat girl art doll...........sold

You've got to
Accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
Latch on to the affirmative
Don't mess
with Mrs. In-Between
sing a long if you know it .............. thank you Bing

Saturday, October 2, 2010

rag doll art doll..........sold

Just finished her .... I must have worked 80 hours on this one ... ha ha
Juliette is not included with the doll

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Cat art doll ... Halloween-ish..........sold

here's what I did today ......... a new cat art doll , right now she is sitting next to a painting of mine [ Betty's Budgie Birthday Party ]
she's in my shop !

Saturday, September 25, 2010

It's All too Much [ a favorite Beatle song ]

If I told you that there is NOT ONE SPOT in my house that isn't cluttered with my art ..... would you believe me ?

click photos to enlarge

I have these photos to prove it , Poor Holly ......... this used to be her chair
what am I going to do ?
There is 37 years of art in my house
ah , what am I going to do ?........ I'm hungry

Thursday, September 23, 2010

cat art doll ... Polka Dot Baby..... sold

made a new cat art doll today ........... in my shop !

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Halloweenski cards

Stanley and Sally Halloweenski greeting card set .......... in a clear plastic gift box !
in my shop !

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Christopher Walken

look below ... It's Christopher Walken dancing because he is happy for me !
TODAY >>> I got on the front page [ Regina the paper doll]
and she is ALSO ..... in the Etsy finds [ storque ]

this is great ............ I'm very very happy
be happy for me . I know you are , I needed this BOOST ! it is a big deal !

this is the link > click here to see the Etsy storque article and photos

Fat Boy Slim - Weapon of Choice

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

My kitchen window.. click to enlarge

I finally painted my kitchen window [ a blue green ] , and then I made a valance using vintage handkerchiefs
My inspiration came from the Flickr photo below . Mine isn't quite as nice .and I just couldn't get a good photo .
but I'm still happy with it
The little lamb cup holds little baby dolls that I bought at Stratford Antique Center
I needed to take a break from Etsy ... I swear Etsy consumes my mind and time . I used to spend time fixing up my house , but now I get anxious .... thinking " oh , I should be working , I should be taking photos and listing on Etsy "
I need to get back into my house , I need to get back into reading and going outside [ especially now since it is cooler ]
OH >>> and I made a quilt ! My very first quilt . It's nothing really special , I just stitched 5 inch squares together , but it makes me happy . I didn't even take a photo of it , maybe I will soon ..... Juliette loves to sleep on it .
so >>>> now I need to paint the kitchen cabinets , but that will be a big job
Just wondering > Does Etsy consume you ? Do you look for hearts and sales ????
Are you always thinking you will come up with that ONE item that a thousand people will buy ?
Etsy is like gambling ..... Come on Etsy , Baby needs a new pair of shoes

P.S>. Don't forget to enlarge the photo and THEN click again > to get even closer !