December 25, 2010

Happy Holidays! & My latest project

Mac and & wanted to wish you all a very Happy Holiday Season. We really appreciate you stopping by to share some creativity with us. It means a lot.

Here's what's been keeping my so busy for that past little bit. It's a family tree collage for my Mommy-in-law.
                                                    (Click on the pic to see a bigger image.)

She's super sweet and I wanted to do something really special for her this year.  There is a photo of her grandmother, her parents and all her brothers and sisters; ten in all!

Over the holidays,  I'm going to play around and get my studio back in order after the frenzy that took place. "Once Upon A Moon" is "Once Upon A Mess!" at the moment. LOL

January brings us into a new year and a lot more creativity. And regular blog posts, I promise!

For now, Mac and I are going to go find some goodies in the kitchen and then wonder off to bed.

Moonbeams & Blessings!
Jesi and Mac

December 20, 2010

This blog is running me BATTY!

For some reason my blog has decided to eat my design template. Please bear with me while I try and make sense of this mess. Mac is not helping at all. He's lying on the bed making those squinty cat eyes that they make when they know the answer to the problem and refuse to help. Grrrrrrr  Perhaps if I bribe him...

December 11, 2010

Come be my friend on Facebook!

I just got my page set up on Facebook and I'd love for you to be my friend there.

!! Just Click Here !!  (Or use the link on the right side of the page)

Mac and I will be posting snippets during the day & keeping you up to date on the fantastical friends that stop in and the magical mayhem that is happening. Don't be the last one to know when the Root Witches are going to be in the shop. I hear there might be a frosty lass on her way soon.

Moonbeams & Blessings

October 27, 2010

What Tarot Card Are You

This seems to suite me well. Some things touch closer to home than others. But then I guess I have always been a moon child. It's quite evident from the moons you will find everywhere in my home.

You are The Moon

Hope, expectation, Bright promises.

The Moon is a card of magic and mystery - when prominent you know that nothing is as it seems, particularly when it concerns relationships. All logic is thrown out the window.

The Moon is all about visions and illusions, madness, genius and poetry. This is a card that has to do with sleep, and so with both dreams and nightmares. It is a scary card in that it warns that there might be hidden enemies, tricks and falsehoods. But it should also be remembered that this is a card of great creativity, of powerful magic, primal feelings and intuition. You may be going through a time of emotional and mental trial; if you have any past mental problems, you must be vigilant in taking your medication but avoid drugs or alcohol, as abuse of either will cause them irreparable damage. This time however, can also result in great creativity, psychic powers, visions and insight. You can and should trust your intuition.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

October 22, 2010

Saying Goodbye to a Master

Eric Joisel,a master of oragami, passed from this world Oct. 20, 2010.
He graced the world with his amazing talent and I am honored to have seen his work.
Here is a link to his memorial  in the New York Times. Memorial 

 You can see more of his amazing work on his web site.  Eric Joisel  
Each piece is done with ONE piece of paper...
One piece of cuts.. no glue... AMAZING!

October 19, 2010

Wow! It's been along time! (and I have a new piece- finally)

I bet you are all just as bored as Mac is, hmmm?
I'm so sorry I have been such a bad host. 
I have been dealing with medical issues that have kept me from doing much in the studio. 
It's hard to sculpt when your hands and eyes are working with their own agenda.  
At least the doctors are trying to figure it out now.
They've done MRI's, CT scans, lumbar punctures, EEGs, EMGs and tons of blood tests, but we are still not sure what is wrong. Hopefully the next trip to the Neurologist will shed some light on things. But until then, I'm just keeping things positive and working in the studio when my body will hold still long enough to sculpt. 

I managed to finish "Sing Sing Sing" who has now been renamed,
"Twig Sprite Sings The Blues"
She is my tribute to all the amazing divas who inspire me with their musical magic.

I'd love to hear what you think of her. 

I haven't decided if I will keep her or offer her for sale. 
I've become quite attached to the lady. LOL

If she starts looking for a new home, you will be the first to know.

Time for me to wobble off to bed.  
Sleep is a great healer,
PLUS Mac is waiting to warm my feet! 

Moonbeams & Blessings
Jesi & Mac

July 24, 2010

Tas-Elmish - Looking for a home on eBay

Tas-Elmish is looking for a new home. He's having fun in my garden, but he is kind of looking for a special  garden of his own.  Would you like to welcome Tas into your house? Just pop on over to eBay and place a bid. He's starting out at $25 but you can snag him on a buy it now for $50. Shipping is only $10 for priority (in the US)  Here's the link to the auction  Tas-Elmish Auction  
You can always find my auctions by searching for OnceUponAMoonStudio   I hope get a chance to stop by. 

Moonbeams & Blessings 
Jesi & Mac

July 8, 2010

Wonderland ADO Blog Event - Evil Cheshire

I have had so much fun doing this challenge. I worked in a new medium for me, needle felting. I really enjoyed learning to work with the wool. I like the feel and texture. I think I'll be exploring more with felting.

I wanted to go a bit darker with my Cheshire Cat. I always thought there was something just a bit sinister lurking behind that smile. So here he is:

I changed the photos. These are much clearer.

Thanks ADO for letting me join the Tea Party! It's been a blast! I can't wait to play again. :)

Moonbeams & Blessings
Jesi & Mac

July 7, 2010

Sr. T.H. McAnally has arrived!

This hansom gentleman is  Sr. T.H. McAnally. I know his name is a bit different, but it's a code version of his Peculiar name. (not to be confused with his Jellicle name which no one knows but him - for an explination visit here: Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats )

Sr, stands for Speed Racer - T.H. is for Tim Horton's, where he was rescued, and McAnally is from the bar in the series of books Jim Butcher, The Dresden Files.

We just call him Mac for short. :)

Mac moved in with us two days ago and has taken over the duties of ridding the house of anything fuzzy, fluffy or misplaced on the floor. He is very diligent about guarding us from evil birds that lurk outside the window too. He is currently making sure that no one steals my recliner, by throwing his body on it and sleeping. :)

He is an absolute doll! (But don't let him here that. It threatens his macho side.)  He was a big brave kitty surviving on his own outside when he was only tiny and barely able to eat. But he has street smarts and a serious swagger, so he got by, even if he was just skin and bones. Then a nice lady named Pam rescued him. She fed him really well and loved him a lot. Then she took him to the vet where he gave up the possibility of passing along his genes, if you know what I mean.   Now he's all up to date on his shots and has come to live with us. 

He is showing interest in doll making and has adopted a perch just over my work table where he can supervise.Right now we are working on our entry for the ADO Blog Event - Wonderland. Stop by tomorrow when you can see how we did. :)

I'm sure you'll be hearing from Mac from time to time. He definitely has opinions on most everything.

Moonbeams & Blessings,
Jesi & Mac


June 7, 2010

Sing! Sing!! Sing!!!

I heard a lovely noise outside my window this morning and when I wandered over to see where it was coming from, I was greeted by another Twig Sprite. She's not quite dressed for her singing debut. Her face is not painted and she's really not pulled together yet, but wow what a voice! She's a work in progress, but I see big things in her future!

Moonbeams & Blessings

May 25, 2010

Tas-elmish - homeless twig sprite

Tas-elmish (9), originally uploaded by OnceUponAMoonStudios.

I'd like to introduce this little guy. His name is Tas-elmish. He is a twig sprite who has taken up residence in my yard. He's a very happy guy considering he just lost his home. He used to live in a small run of trees near here, but they showed up today with a bulldozer, and he felt a move was in order. I have an inkling that a few of his friends will be moving in also.

April 9, 2010

I'm back from OZ after the house fell on me!

OK, maybe a house didn't fall on me, but I have been out of commission for a while now. I apologize for not letting you in on this sooner, but I was not able to sit at the computer.

To cut to the chase, I lost the use of my legs for a while. We don't know why. The Vampires in the white coats are saying it's either a strange complication to my Fibromyalgia or something neurological that they can't find.

Things are looking up though. I have gotten most of the use of my legs back. However, I'm still on a walker or cane, depending on the day. Some are good, some are bad. But all are better than being stuck in a hospital bed unable to move. Talk about something that will tick you off... wake up and try to get out of bed to go to the "Little Girls Room" and realize that it's not going to happen. Needless to say I was NOT fun company.

I'm trying to get back in the swing of things again. My hands are still a bit shaky, but I'm feeling much better about diving back into my art. I just have to do it in short sessions. The Music Man & The Gothling moved my work bench into the living room and shelved a closet to hold all my art supplies. (except the large branches and roots)  I've been sketching a lot this week. I should have have something interesting to show you soon.  Until then, here are the last three tiny projects that I have done. I'd love to know what you think.

Moonbeams & Blessings,