Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A new Chinese Craze!

Align Right
Well you wouldn't loose them in a crowd I guess! Another crazy thing: I can access my blog, add posts, fiddle about, but can't leave comments on other blogs! it keeps telling me to sign in, so I do, and it totally ignores me! anyone else having this problem? or has Yve from Freaky Little Dolls passed on her PC Pixies? ;O)

Monday, July 27, 2009


If you've not checked out FuzzB, go do so! it's a new buying and selling site (well, new to me!) It's a little 'busy' for my brain to navigate, but I think I will set up a shop there - it's only 5 Bucks a month, or 25 Bucks per year for life (I like their positivity!!) with no other fees, and they are happy to promote all your other sites too (and lets face it - these are becoming endless!!) I've joined, and already met a happy, talented bunch of people. Click on the chick.... Blue Fuzzy Slipper

Saturday, July 25, 2009

It's True!

I'm an Etsy Treasury addict! Click on above link, or the images in the Gallery, to enter seller's shops (at end of posts) Thought I would take a break from Art Dolls! AND! I just got a message from another Etsy seller, who featured my hearts in their Treasury: cool! :O)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My Etsy Treasury for this week! Go check it out! Don't forget to leave a comment on the Etsy page under the Treasury - the more comments, the more likely we'll get Admins attention!! well, you can but try! Click on the above link to get to the Treasury page.

Friday, July 17, 2009

My Eve and Gaia ADO Four Elements Challenge!

This is Eve, she is my first experiment with Polymer Clay. I have learnt so much from her, and can still see a thousand errors - but hey! best way to learn eh!!! Images enlarge if you click on them. She's 12" high. I decided to paint the eyes, rather than insert glass ones. They are still a little flat looking. I also discovered what paint works well, and what doesn't, more importantly! she ended up with a 'distressed' finish. Totally deliberate of course!

...... And now for Gaia, The Greek Goddess personifying the Earth. My ADO four Elements challenge. She is made from cloth, and painted with watercolors.

Don't forget to check all the artists out - you can link to their pages via the ADO Blog. All the names of participants are listed on the left side of the page. There are loads!!!!!! :O)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Another Etsy Treasury Grab! I grabbed another Treasury, and intend to every week, until we get to the front page!!! click on the above link . They are all outstanding as usual (I added a couple of non ADO members too, cos I adore their art)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Ok, no-one mentioned that if you sand clay, she ends up looking sanded! tee hee. Good job she's going to be painted eh! I also made the terrible mistake of using my neck as a model - never again, I have the grossest neck ever - do you think I need to tone down the neck details a bit more?! definition is good, but now you know how ugly my neck looks!!! :O) I have decided to finish her all in clay - hair, clothing (well, the tiniest amount!) and accessories... should be interesting. Her eye brows look huge in the photos too, so may tone those down a bit before she is re-baked. Let's have some feedback, I need to be critiqued - or rather, she does! What are the pros and cons to using real glass eyes?

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Polymer Clay Experiment! WIP

I have finally succumed to trying out Polymer Clay... I'm loving it so far, I have to say it's much easier than working with fabric... I have so many ideas running through my head, I can't work quickly enough. I quite like the idea of cheating and using a ready made mold (just discovered they exist!) but I think it would be more rewarding (although more frustrating!) to start from scratch. I'm trying to make a bust...I find getting the eyes to match a pain in the butt. I'm scared to put her in the oven incase it goes wrong! not that I'm ready for that yet!
I have also 'met' a new artist, who is such a sweet chick. She made this adorable pup. Isn't he cute?! Linda is also promoting a giveaway from Sarah of Cotton garden studio so go check both artists out!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

I got an Etsy Treasury! yeah!

Here is the link: If you go check it out, remember to leave a comment there! It was sooo difficult choosing from so many fabulous artists, and I also wanted to make sure I didn't duplicate any from DebiDesigns' Treasury. Two in one week eh! not bad going! And guess who's in it? my all time favorite Tony Bear from Little Black Crow Studio. If someone would like to buy him for me, I'll love you forever :O)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

An award!

Thank you so much Dessa Rae for this beautiful award. As requested, I have passed the award on to one person - I chose Sonia from The Dark Ravens Nest.
Check out their brilliant blogs and art work!

It's our 3rd Wedding Anniversary today!

Jesse & our gorgeous Neices
The Swan Hotel, Lavenham, Suffolk, where we got married!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

A Hundred Thousand Angels

I have just added a playlist to my blog, because I wanted to share my favorite piece of music! Lucinda Drayton of Bliss has the most magical voice I have ever come across. My mum and I have seen her twice singing live. Have you ever got 'goose bumps' listening to music? I do with this one!! We played this piece at my Grandads funeral and it still makes me cry! Infact, the first time we saw Bliss, my mum cried, and following the performance, Lucinda came and sat with my mum. It was an experience not to be missed! (although I'm sure my mum wouldn't agree!)

Friday, July 3, 2009

Etsy Shop

I've finally opened my Etsy Shop! It's taken me a long time to list pieces, and I still have lot's more to add. It's all a bit scarey really! I also discovered I'm taking photos with a two smaller pixel thing, so when the images get enlarged, they loose sharpness. Drat. Live and learn eh!