Monday, November 30, 2009

Snowmen!

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 www.pumpkin-seeds.com 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

free!


Till Christmas I am offering a FREE surprise gift included with ANY purchase off my website, Etsy shop, Artfire shop or spookytimejingles.com 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.
xoxo

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Kookshi's added to my etsy shop


http://www.etsy.com/shop/Pumpkinseedsfolkart

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 www.janellberryman.com.

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.