The greatest creations are those that as you create them, you get lost in your thoughts, by the time you're tired of thinking you're holding in your hands, something from deep within...

Welcome inside my head, my heart...

Sunday, April 5, 2009

New stuff, Very Exciting News! and a Contest! :D

Hi Everyone!!

Well, I said I would finish something by the first of the month for the UFO/WIP challenge and I did it! Technically. ;) I've been a lil busy (and tired!) so I hadn't had a chance to take pictures until today but never the less I made it and I'm here with proof! hee hee Of course, it was something new and therefor not shown in the wip pictures on my previous entry but that's ok right? :)

Quick note for all those who are participating or would like to, we extended the challenge to cover completing wips/ufo's and any new piece, from start to finish. :) We've had a few new people jump in too! They are listed on the participants list over there on the right if you'd like to see what they are up to. If you'd like to join us, super! just let me know so I can add you to the list. It's fun, motivating and inspiring!

Speaking of inspiring,....I had a bit of an explosion. While finishing up the pieces (mentioned at the end of this entry) I could not stop myself from starting a few new WIPS during the process! It seems once working more frequently the creative energies really started flowing. About 5 new little hatchlings emerged (will be available soon!) and a couple more heads too!

Here are two of the new ones, they even got a some paint, woo hoo!!
Am I on a roll or what? ;)ha ha ha

The bluish woman's face with molting is pretty large, about 4 inches and will part of a larger piece. This is my lady of the orchard type piece a few friends and I are experimenting with ;)
She'll be entwined with branches and the creatures that live among them.

and a new lil one...

I'm really enjoying working on these :)

and now, last but certainly not least, some very exciting news!! :)

I will be teaching an online class later this month in collaboration with the amazing Sherry Goshon and Jean Bernard! :D woo hooo!

Many of you know already how I feel about online classes right? Love em! Teaching among these two fabulous, giving artists and putting a class together for others out there who share this love, and for self expression is a HUGE inspiration. :) (thank you!)

Jean is currently running a Contest on her blog for her New Beginning Celebration!
By heading over to her blog and sharing your experiences by answering the question that is there, you will have a chance to win prizes as well as free classes! :) (You can also see how she torments us by showing only part of what she's working on!)

If you'd like more information about my portion of the class please email me at . For more info on this class, updates, classes in general and/or free tutorials and tips please sign up for Jean's notice list on her website.

I'm excited! :) What fun!

Oh wait, was I supposed to tell you what it is?
a sneak peak wouldn't hurt would it? ;)

Samples ;)

As always, thank you so much for visiting.

Have a super, fantastic and wonderfully creative day! :)

BIG hugs,

Major Awards! :D

Oh my goodness, I received 4 awards over the past couple weeks and I am completely honored!!

I am a little overwhelmed doing all of these at once but will do my best to do this difficult task of selecting just a few of you for each. Even more difficult considering many of you may have them already. I may add to this later if the rules allow :)

If you don't particularly like wearing badges or already have the award I’m tagging you for, no worries! How great to be thought of, and possibly more than once huh :)

In the order received:

Helena thinks my blog is fabulous!

Thank you!

The rules state that I must list 5 things that I'm addicted to, and pass the award along to 5 blogs I admire, and they must do the same.

Chetta Cheese Chatter
Bonnie Jones

The Sisterhood Award.
At admit I giggled when I first received this little pocket badge but I absolutely
LOVE what it represents and am honored to receive it from the fabulous Sherry Goshon.
Thank you Sherry : )

This award is presented to blogs which show great attitude and/or gratitude.
The requirements of accepting this blog are:
1. put the award logo on your blog and/or post
2. nominate five other blogs that you feel show the spirit of the award.
3. to let the nominees know about the award, comment on their blog.
4. Link to the nominees in your blog post.
5. To show gratitude and friendship to the person that gave you the award, link to them in a blog post.


Yeah, that's right I snuck a few extras in there that deserve this one, and what huh? :) hee hee

The Kreativ Award
Thank you Nita! :)

The requirements of this award are that the recipient list 7 things that they love and to pass the award onto 7 other deserving bloggers, and to notify those bloggers, I chose:

The Proximidade Award was given to me by
Pattee , Thank you! :)

The description of this award is as follows.
This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY-nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers!”

and so I give pass this award to 8 other bloggers, friends...
and ask that they do the same....

I'm supposed to list 5 addictions and 7 things I love/like with the above awards so I'll combine them into the following:

Like/Love, Addictions and/or a lil something about me in no particular order of importance,

Coffee, especially w/ coffeemate

Red wine

Having a world to get lost in...

Creating…drawing.. sculpting, painting....


Family, friends and pets (my kitties and froggie)
I absolutely love frogs!! And all animals,
earth/science/nature (and collecting fragments of it)

The rain, and walking in it without coat or umbrella.

The violins in an orchestra.

The sound of a piano.

I love all trees, and especially bare ones.

and our deck
(no matter how unkempt it is.)
I go to bed later than most of the world and wake up earlier.
I get little sleep.
While the world is sleeping and all is quiet I’m usually enjoying coffee or wine out there, beneath and gazing into the trees, listening to the wind rustle them and their beautiful chimes.

No matter how busy or chaotic life gets I can walk out there, look up into the trees and deep in my soul feel a sense of connection, calm, and peace. Even if I’m only out there for a moment.

Thanks for the awards, and for visiting. ;)