Saturday, July 24, 2010

As Promised....

It's been a while since my last post!  As many of you know there was a gallery opening on the 16th of July in which I was asked to exhibit two of my dolls, both are multi-media.  The theme is "Things in the Air"  I was quite tickled seeing as it's been a long time since I actually was able to create anything.  However, with the help of my two wonderful friends and mentors, Sherry Goshon and Jean Bernard, I once again begun to create dolls, one of my first love's.  So, thank you to both my talented friends and hallelujah, my muse seems to have returned, here they are.
Here is my Fallen Angel, forlorn, she is banished to
the earth alone, truly she is my Alter Ego. She was
started in 2009
Here is Escape from the Cocoon, again, I think she tells the tale of my resurrection from a long slumber!  Started
and completed 2010

Friday, June 4, 2010

Catching Up

It's June already, CIFI 2011 is over and done with and so it's another year in the bag, so to say!  CIFI this year was unbelievable!  Such fun and laughter and the teachers were amazing.  Jean Bernard and Sherry Goshon teach an open ended class that takes their students to a new place.  Arley's ladies are always too gorgeous to be believed.  This year Sherry and Nancy Gawron both taught classes for children on Friday and Saturday nights and the kids were thrilled!!!  Other mini classes included Yvonne Nathenson wonderful brooch class, Gail Sakovich's beading class, Elma's clay flowers, and Donna Coles wonderful origami cloth folded kimono's.  Next year's theme is the Enchanted Forest...  LOL...  How fun.  Plan on attending this wonderful little conference here in NM next year if you can.

I can't believe that it has been this long since my last post.  For those of you who are following my school progress, I have completed my first semester in my Master's Program, pulling A's in all three classes.  Yippee!  I have also taken a summer job at an open community art center.  It's only 10 hours a week, but I will be working with the Youth Development, Inc. children this summer, and am quite excited!

My house mate has left, so I am reclaiming my house!  Living room is almost back to being a living room, dining room needs only a few more touches and it will be back to being just that, but the most important thing of all is that I am reclaiming my studio.  Seems like it has a long way to go yet and I may never be done, but are we ever really done completing our space?  I never really have been, I always think, oh, this would work better here!

It's like Christmas to say the least!  Unpacking boxes I've not seen in a while, discovering old friends and seeing that I can make "new ones"...  LOL...  it's a lot of work, but I am enjoying it!  Hoping to soon have a real space to play and make my own art....

Today I will leave you with a couple of pictures from CIFI 2010....  LOL....  did I tell you we already have "secrets" for CIFI 2011?  The grass never grows under our feet...

Monday, March 15, 2010

Peggy Wilson Class-WIP

Peggy Wilson, what a wonderful teacher and marvelous person this lady is!  Her classes are small (only 15 persons) so that she is able to give each of her students individual attention!  This was a two day class, I learned so much it was unbelieveable!!!!!!  If you get the chance to take a class with this wonderful artist, don't hesitate.  I have a very short list of teacher's that I will take a 2nd class from, and she is definitely on it!
       As usual, I ventured off on my own path...LOL...Thank Goodness, Peggy didn't mind at all!  We all started out making the Queen of Hearts, "Off with her head"....  however, once I got the mouth done, I realized she wasn't screaming, but singing...  so here is my work in progress...  She will be "Earth Mother Goddess" when she is done.

Quilt square for Hoppa and Brucie Baby's Wedding....

Two of my friends are tying the knot soon, not once but twice!  Once with there family and loved ones, and the 2nd time with there doll family and love ones (which I am part of) at a marvelous annual doll conference known as the "RenoIowa Doll Conference", held alternatively been Reno and Iowa, by Jean Bernard and Sherry Goshon.  They have requested that quilt squares be made by each of us, those who will be attending and those unable to attend.  Besides being known as "Bubbles" by my Vintage Trailer Friends, I am known as the Phoenix in doll making circles--hence, I chose to create this piece for their quilt.  Best of luck, love and happiness guys!

I can not believe!.......

that it is already mid March!  Where has time flown off too?  I've been busy, busy with school of course, and have been doing lots of art work!  One of my favorite classes is bookmaking.  I have made pocket books to hold all my needles, art books, art field journals, books with covers and books that close using ribbions and skewers with rubber bands!  So, school has kept me jumping for sure!  

Winter seems to be never ending here in the Rocky's.  Yesterday was a mix bag of snow, rain, sleet, sunshine, rain, more snow and more sunshine....  over night is snowed an additional 3 inches, such is life in New Mexico.  Don't like the weather?  Wait 5 minutes, it's likely to change.  

Let's see, since I last wrote, I've seen Avatar.  Amazing movie...  Loved it.  Sherlock Homes, Robert Downey Jr.  was amazing and must have trained hard as his naked upper torso was really sweet eye candy and I just saw Alice....  Woo Hoo....  another amazing film.