Monday, February 13, 2017

Love is...

Love is...

Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate love.

This year I am going to try to keep a seasonal tree. I had purchased a five foot artificial Alpine tree in December. It was in my bedroom and decorated in sea shells for Christmas.  After taking down all the Christmas decorations I moved the Alpine tree to the living room and sat it next to my house plants.  For most of January it was just a pine tree with no decorations.  Checking my craft stash I found quite a few wood hearts and began making February decorations. Below are photos of the ornament making project and the finished tree.

A February LOVE tree,
decorated in new and old handmade and  purchased ornaments
and tags made by me and several Blogland friends.

Posting with Pink Saturday later this week.
Happy Valentine's Day!!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Magical October...

Magical things often happen in October.

Meet Dan de Lion.
A messenger faerie.
If you believe, he will blow your message of love, hope, dreams, or wishes to the one you love on the seeds of a dandelion.
I took me weeks, not months, to finish this new art doll. About three months ago I shared a clay head that I started for this doll when I introduced my Butterfly Elf, Star Catcher.
I was stuck on what kind of a body I wanted to give my new character for quite some time. Originally I was going to use a box for his body but I didn't really like the effect.
Then summer arrived. I took time to plant flowers and relax at the beach. September rolled around and I had a new idea for his body that I wanted to try.
Below are some photos of many, but not all, of the steps I took to complete Dan de Lion.



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Friday, July 22, 2016


Do you remember this clay head?
It was one of my newly begun art dolls.

"Sometimes the journey to completing a thing takes longer than you think."

I don't have a plan I just begin to mold the clay.

Then a face begins to emerge. A character, a personality, an attitude.

His ears are pointed. Hum mm, an elf?

Painting begins. 

He'll need a body. Wood turnings and dowels

He should have hair.
White, unraveled, stands of yarn hair.
It happens when you handle those lovely bright stars

He should have butterfly wings..
My clever, handy, brother cut wings for him from scrap wood

Clay boots with laces
A clay pocket for safe keeping of stars
And a fashionable star scarf around his neck.

He is a Butterfly Elf  Falling Star Catcher

His lovely wings are glittered on the front
and tell his story on the back
of catching falling stars and
saving them in a pocket
for those rainy days.

He has already caught several falling stars for his rainy day collection.

He wears a hang tag that reads
"Let it shine all the time let it shine."

A finished project!

Speaking of finishing a thing.
A few days ago I took these photos of the sun setting while sitting on my backyard deck.

Day is done, gone the sun, beautifully.

I thought this was quite interesting and gorgeous.
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