Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Frightful painting

I experienced quite a frightful nightmare last night. When I get these I paint differently. Here is what I did as a result of last nights scary dream. I hope you find him charming as do I :) link on the side

Monday, December 21, 2009

Collage SNOWMAN 6 x 6 with Santa balloon

6 x 6 flat panel board painting - collage. or click skelly on the left :)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Kookshi painting

Kookshi Japanese style folk art girl
Painting just posted on my site under paintings page.
5 x 5 gallery wrap

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

This week brings a few more Christmas pieces including a papier mache clay Santa on a wooden ball. He is an amazing finely crafted ornament for your holiday tree! I am also pondering a Candy Cane man. I had a handful of requests for the Candy Cane ornament man so I thought perhaps a full figure sugary treat is in order. We will see :)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas ornaments arriving 10/10/09

These will be available in just a tad.
On my Charlie Brown tree there is a:
Christmas tree man, Ultimate fruit cake man,
Holly-n-Heart Snowman, Reindeer with bell,
Santa with big button and my favorite Candy can man.
All have glass beaded legs. I will post here again once I get
the photo's uploaded. Hang tight!
ho ho ho ho ho ho ho

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Spookytimejingles TREE now up for bids on Ebay!

Unbelievable opportunity to own a unique and whimsical tree featuring Christmas ornaments from the artists on site! So many wonderful one of a kind creations plus not only do you get the ornaments BUT you get the tree and all of its trimmings! Take a peek, bid then sit back and cross them fingers and toes! Merry Christmas~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Monday, November 30, 2009


This week................ SNOWMEN! Looks like three sculptures and two ornaments. Come back again in a day or two to see the wintery sweetness unfolded!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Christmas Crows and Santa's!

FINALLY done... that took soooooooooooooooooooooo long. These two sets of Christmas pieces have lots of detail with extra this and that. Please note that the Santa on the left is NOT available. Everything else is. Favorites are the middle Holly Santa and the Christmas Crow Snowman rider. But they are all fabulous and can be found on my website at under OTHER holiday folk art.

Crazy winds

I said weeks back that from time to time I would post comments about my experience of living on the beach. Well, last night gives me a reason to post... no, not a bear action this time. WIND! BIG winds. Winds like I've never seen or heard. Around midnight I woke up to the house howling. I took a peek outside and watched as the winds and rain raced from left to right in a horizontal fashion, like a speeding train. Gusts that I swear would tear off the roof and take out the windows. I closed the blinds and went back to bed covering my head. Two hours went by then it subsided. But that was only enough for me to get back to sleep. I again woke up to a loud strange noise coming from the front deck. The winds where so strong that it took a garden bench that probably weights some where around 80lbs and turned it completely around and 10 feet from its original position. I feared it would fly away so I went out and moved it closer to the house. Those winds where STRONG! I was thinking about how those news people go out in gale force winds to report. All I needed was a microphone! The winds where crazy warm too. At 4 am that was a refreshing way to wake up. BIG TIME! Gotta love the Oregon coast line :)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hiron's Eugene Oregon

Come meet me today at Hiron's in Eugene Oregon! Hiron's has all the newest Enesco Pumpkinseeds available for this holiday season. Meet me and have me sign your new Santa, Snowmen, pin, ornaments... See you there at 4! Check poster for location.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

What's in the works

Today I started on three Santa's and two Christmas crows. The Santa's are very similar in style and design as to what will be reproduced by Enesco for the Christmas 2010 line. Just think, an original! The Christmas Crows are my first. Should be fun to finish and show. Look for these to appear on my website within the next 3-5 days.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tried to upload a photo of a new ACEO I just painted and placed in my Etsy shop but I am getting some blog error :( So, if you want to see the new art card, travel on over to my ETSY shop! Link on the side. xoxo

Monday, November 16, 2009


Till Christmas I am offering a FREE surprise gift included with ANY purchase off my website, Etsy shop, Artfire shop or site. Value is 8.00 and FREE!!!!!!!! Hurry while supplies last!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

If in the area, please do stop by The Flower Basket in Cottage Grove Oregon.
Tomorrow I will be there for a special Enesco signing event. Hours are 10 am till noon.
Hope to see you then!

Last Friday's event was fantastic! Lots of Pumpkinseeds pieces
sold including the new Christmas pieces, ornaments and pins for this year.
I am now gearing up for this Thursday's event at Hiron's here in Eugene, Or.
They too just received their new Christmas pieces and pins for this year.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Kookshi's added to my etsy shop

TWITTER warning!!!!

Twitter STRANGE emails. WARNING! If you get one from me its NOT from me! I just received two from people I know and I am certain they had no clue. It linked to some "inappropriate" website that my computer blocked. BEWARE.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Beach mystery solved

My friend Patrick seems to have solved the mystery. Who would have thought that baby jellyfish where creepy? Not I. As you can see from this jellyfish life cycle, I found what appears to be number 1,2 and 3 stage. And are they sprouting from the sand? Not born? OK, it might be time for some biology classes here. Fascinating at best :)

Sun and beach and all that is good... except............

OK.................. some one PLEASE tell me what the heck those pink larvae wormy things are! Please.

As you can see I had the beach all to myself :) Bitch'in or what? Maybe it was because of those pink nasty thingies all over the beach or perhaps its because Oregon is amazing and no one knows that yet. Roxy and I had a hard time trying to avoid walking on those beach boogers. After about a mile of walking I got grossed out. OK anyone know?

Friday, November 6, 2009

Kookshi's are here :)

What are these? KOOKSHI'S! I am introducing a new style that is inspired from the old Japanese wooden dolls called kokeshi. These four girls, Kazzy, Kandy, Kali and Karma have wooden bodies and heads accented with polymer clay. They are now for sale on my website at

Look at what I won!

Leah of Leah's Art Magic had a blog give away and this is what
lucky me won! He's fantastic and charming and MINE :)
Visit Leah here to check out her fantastic sculptures!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Locks of Love

Sierra my daughter is donating the 10.5 inches of her pretty hair to Locks of Love. Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. xoxoxo Hurrah Sierra :)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

What is this?

This weeks work events include a brand new design. I am working on getting together a small grouping of these pieces. You might be surprised at what you will see so check back for your first glimpse of Ko0k-shi's. I should have them completed by the end of this week :) xoxo

Sunday, November 1, 2009

sculpin fish

Check out what my daughter caught off the jetty here in Florence Oregon. Its called a sculpin fish. The pic does not show the fish "puffed" out but when he was his fins fanned out on each side and poisonous spines at the ends that give a painful sting. This is some type of bottom feeder that was a good CREEPY Halloween fish at best :) Of course, we sent him back like we do all the fishes of the earth.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Tsunami warning

This morning I got a taste of what's its truly like living on the beach. Around 9 am or so I was up stairs working away when I hear sirens. Loud! What on Earth? I mean, I knew it was a tsunami warning but are you kidding me??? So I look at out at the sea... it all looks good. So receding of waves, no one getting in there cars zooming off to higher ground. My heart was racing as I have never heard these things blow off before. After about 3 minutes it stopped. So I waited again and watched for street activity. Nothing and no more alarms. Whew! OK so at least I know what to expect. Sure would be nice to know when they test these darn things! Coastal living. Gotta love it!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Reminder of my local (oregon) signing dates

I will be posting this as a reminder of Novembers Oregon special Enesco signings I have coming up. At each event I can sign each reproduction figure that you purchase through the wonderful gift stores listed, bring your own to have it signed or have a chance to purchase a few special made pieces made exclusively for each store. Limited to 2 each for each for The Flower Basket and Hirons.
I hope to see you there!

Artfire shop

I saw BEAR!

OK I finally saw this mystery bear and OH MY! I had no clue. He was HUMONGOUS! I was thinking that the he was, you know, kinda average small brown bearish type of deal. But at 3:44 am, through my bedroom window I saw this slow roly poly mass of brown fur waddling around by my car. I heard the trash can fall over and that is what woke me. So now again, on this lovely Wednesday morning I get to pick up trash. I enjoyed seeing him and have been wanting to spot the big guy but hate paying the price of trash pick up. So off I go... rubber gloves in tow. (I swear to get a pic one day so I can share). xoxo

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Kate and her creepy glasses and our carved pumpkins

We found this pair of SUPER creepy glasses at the novelty store today. Talk about spooky... scary....... eeeeeeeeeeeeeek!

Monday, October 26, 2009


My first stormy night here at the Oregon coast. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. The wind is kicking up so much so that I had to get off the upstairs deck. Whew! I should have packed my helmet.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

something new 55.00 each!!!
Just added these to my reopened ARTFIRE shop. Both are tiny at a mere 4-5 inches tall. Fits in the palm of your hand! Wooden face and body. Cute!

just added! St paddy's Lucky Frog