August 31, 2009

Moving again - but not far

Well, my little studio is moving again. My daughter and her family have been staying with us until their house was ready. Well, they are moving into their home this week. I'm sad to see them go. No more pitter patter of little feet. ::insert heartbroken grandma sigh here:: But they are excited about their new place and it will be an adventure for them.

Meanwhile, will be moving my studio into their vacated space. I'm cleaning and re-arranging things this week. Music Man( hubby) thinks I've lost my mind. He doesn't understand how many time I can reposition things on shelves. LOL

Anyway, I promise to post photos once I get things in place. I love looking at photos of artists studios. It tells you things that they don't. LOL Let's hope mine doesn't whisper all my secrets!

Moonbeams & Blessings,

August 7, 2009

"She Who Gathers Tears"

Well I am almost finished with the new doll. Her name is "She Who Gathers Tears". I am setting her on the work bench and taking a few last looks at her to decide if she is truly finished. I think I may add a few more "tears" in her arms before I call her done.

She Who Gathers Tears lives underground. When people cry, the tears fall to the earth where she gathers the tears in her arms. Then she turns the tears to gem stones. Each gemstone comes from a different type of tear. This way she takes things that are bad and turns them into something beautiful.

I hope you enjoy her.

Moonbeams & Blessings

August 6, 2009

Polymer Clay For A Cause

Today I found out about a great store on It's called "Polymer Clay For A Cause".

Angela started her store in honor of her daughter, Courtney. Courtney was an artist at heart, but Muscular Dystrophy wouldn't let her create things on her own. Angela found a way to make Courtney's art happen. Courtney would tell Angela stories and Angela would make the characters out of polymer clay. It became their passions.

Courtney passed away at 14. Now Angela honor's her daughter's love of art through "Polymer Clay For A Cause". All proceeds are donated to children's charities.

Angela accepts art pieces as donations to sell in the store. So all you artists our there, perhaps you could donate something for a worthy cause. How about it?

Not an artist? No problem. Stop by the store and buy a great piece of art and help support the charities.

If you don't do anything else, please help spread the word about this great cause.

August 4, 2009

Welcome to my new blog home!!

Welcome to the new digs! I thought it was time for a new look and a new home, so here we are.

And I guess we should get right to down to it. What have I been doing while you were patiently waiting on a new post? Honestly, nothing productive. LOL But I'm being busy now.

I just started a new doll. Her name is "She Who Gathers Tears". Her main form is going to be out of this awesome root that I found. I have clipped and shaped the root ball until I have this form to begin with.

She stands on her own and has been covered with several coats of lacquer to protect her and prevent flaking. (cause you all know how embarrassing it is to have flakes!)

I'm working on her face today. Hopefully I'll get a photo of that up tomorrow. (crosses her fingers and toes)

So that's where I'm at right now. I want to thank you all for sticking with me for my down time. And thanks to everyone that is visiting for the first time too! Make your self comfortable and stay awhile!