August 18, 2015

Old Crow Womin

Old Crow Womin went outside yesterday and said goodbye to the murder of crows that kept her company while she was coming into being in the studio. 

Each day they greeted her with calls bright and crisp.
They told her of their flights and their adventures.

She whispered back to them her wisdom and her secrets.

She told them of a womin that she must go to.

A womin of great love and clarity who was in need of her support and her knowing ways.

She told the crows that this woman was a crow at heart and would welcome them all into her world.

There they would bring crow magic to the woman in her time of need.

The plans were set.

So now they travel.


Old Crow Womin is a commissioned piece that will be residing in Pennsylvania, USA with a lovely woman of wisdom and magic.  I am sure the two of them will whisper crow magic and spread love and light to all who meet them.

Much love my Crow Sister
I am blessed to call you friend.

and the Wild Wimmin of Once Upon A Moon

March 30, 2014

New Look For An Old Friend

Back when I first joined ArtDollsOnly I was privileged to be a part of the Traveling Art Doll Project. 
That is where one person starts a doll out and others in the group each add their own touch to the doll and journal the process. Then the doll comes back to the owner. 

My doll's name was Bent Willow Woman. I started her off as just a head 

and the other ladies added their magic and she took on a very 60's "old hippy" vibe. I have a lovely journal/scrapbook of Bent Willow Woman's life and journey complete with photos and comments from the lovely ladies that helped her along her way and it means the world to me. 

But after sitting around in my studio for a few years, Bent Willow Woman decided she needed a new look. One that projected who she was today. 

So we wandered off to the second hand store and looked something to re-purpose for her new outfit.
It took some searching, but she Bent Willow Woman saw the red scarf in a basket in the corner, she just knew that was for her. 

We took it home and she was right! The scarf transformed into a lovely dress that fit Bent Willow Woman perfectly. We added a lovely necklace and some feathers for her hair and the look was complete. 

There was just one thing left to do. 

I wrapped Bent Willow Woman up in a box and sent her to live in the beautiful mountains of Appalachia with my mommy.  :) 

She arrived yesterday and has been given a special place in the living room where she can look out the window and watch the deer grazing in the yard. 
She gets to see the sun set and the moon rise over the mountains. 
She is home. 


February 23, 2014

There's a BIG Sale going on!!!!

Everything starts at $35 or under 
and there is NO RESERVE!!!

I've been in hibernation for a while
but it's time for the spring clean out 
(a little early) 
to make room for creating new pieces and new energy.

see if that piece you love is part of the sale

December 21, 2013

I'm Doing Some House Cleaning

I'm cleaning and re-decorating the blog / website and etsy store. 
Things are getting a bit stale and I want to shake it up a bit. 

So if you stop by the site and it's a bit wonky
please bear with me.

December 20, 2013

Medicine Dolls, Fairy Godmothers and Hats!

Weeehooooo!!!!  Chemo is over and the prognosis is awesome!

I want to thank you all for hanging with me and sending all the prayers love and light! You are AWESOME! 
All the notes and cards helped keep my spirits up during the chemo. :)  And the hats too! OH THE HATS!!
 I've had SO much fun with them! See....

My lovely daughter made this for me!
You can find more of her creations at
The Soul Shine Shack 
But any way.. lol .. I'm back among the living! I'm up and around a ready to be busy creating again. In fact, I am enrolled in two awesome classes at the moment.

One is taught by the talented Deb Wood. It's at A for Artistic and it's a Fairy Godmother full body sculpting class.  I'm not so sure I'm cut out for full body sculpting, but giving it a try is one of the thongs on my bucket list, so I'm going for it. I'll be updating you on my progress here, no matter how questionable it is. LOL ( and that should be no reflection on Deb's teaching! She is great! I just don't know that I have the patience or the light hands to do that kind of work.)
 Here is what Deb's Fairy Godmother looks like:
I'll be adding photos of MY version later... It could be quite the frightening adventure! 

My second class, Medicine Dolls, is with the amazing Barb Kobe.
It's a class on making healing dolls, which Barb assures me that I already do. LOL  Who knew! 
I'm learning so much about intention, symbolism and what healing truly is. 
If you are interested in Healing Dolls, Barb has a wonderful blog called The Art of Healing Dolls or hop on over to her page and take the Medicine Doll Workshop. It's a very deep learning experience.

I'll be posting the first of my Medicine Dolls later. I think she definitely deserves a post all her own. 

So that is what I'm up to at the moment; just getting back into the swing of things. Oh and I'm on a mission to update my web site / blog / Etsy store and integrate it with Wild Wimmin.  I'm entirely too spread out. Time to start the new year with SIMPLICITY and PEACE. Plus that makes it easier for you to come hang out with me. 

So check back again soon and see what's happening in my world. 

Moonbeams & Blessings! 


August 26, 2013

I just wanted to say thanks for hanging with me, even though the posts have been few and far between lately.
I'm dealing with breast cancer and things have been a bit hectic here to say the least.
Everything is turning out well and I hope to be back in full swing by the first of the year.
The double mastectomy is over and  now I'm gearing up for chemo. BLECH!  But it won't last forever, right? :)
So keep checking back in and I'll do my best to post some of the little things I'm playing with in the studio.

If you are interested in what's going on with me health wise, here is where I'm blogging about it.

Again, thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate your support!

Moonbeams & Blessings,

January 26, 2013

Reflections, Balance & Action

Over the past year I have been searching for something. I didn't know what it was, but I knew I needed to find it. Something was missing. 

I hit the library and plunged through the self -help books. I ravaged them searching for an answer to what was missing in my life. What was it that I was needing so desperately? 

Well, with much quiet meditation and soul searching I finally realized what was missing...

It was me. 

I had become so bogged down in trying to create "acceptable art" that I forgot the reason I make art. I make art to let my soul shine. I make art to touch the people that it calls to. I make art for joy,balance and connection. I make art because it is the way I connect with spirit. 

I wanted to share this with you, because I would love to have you with my on my creative  journey. I would love to share my art and thoughts and creativity with you and have you share back with me what it means to you. Does it touch you in any way?  

Here's a peek at one of the new creations and where my soul is leading me.

I hope you will join me on my journey. 

I'll keep you posted. 

Moonbeams & Blessings,