Friday, December 17, 2010

Celebrate 365

I have been notified by Connie Porcher of Celebrate 365 magazine that two of my Santa Claus figures will be the Christmas edition! I am so thrilled  to be included in this beautiful magazine with so many other talented artists! I encourage everyone to visit http://www.celebrate365.com/  for more information.  Thank you Connie!

 I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas filled with love,  joy  and the gift of sharing. I continue to pray for our troops, for all who have lost their jobs and for this country. Blessings to one and all! God Bless America ! ~Susan~

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!! Blessings To one and all.

I hope you all have a wonderful day and if you have a chance , come over to AHA Artists Studio
and take a peek  at our newest offerings ~Susan~



New Art For Sale on American Holiday Artists Studio
New art offerings are now up on the AHA website , if you have a chance please come on over and see all the fabulous new creations being offered just in time for Christmas! Here is the link to the Santa Claus & Snowmen pieces for sale in my studio.

http://www.ahaartistsstudio.com/Vanderhoek_studio.htm

This link is for the main marketplace
http://www.ahaartistsstudio.com/

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Christmas Gourds

 The holidays are coming swiftly upon us, while my 10 yr.old grandson laments at the length of time he has to wait for Christmas, I just purchased my first Christmas gift! It seems like this time of year sweeps in and out  like the tide.
This year we have decided to hit the beaches of Hawaii after the Holidays , which will be something to look forward to after the holiday let down.

I have been working on some new Christmas pieces to offer on Ebay & the http://ahaartistsstudio.com/    site . The first photo on the left shows all 7 tiny snowmen and 1 penguin. The tiny snowmen& penguin were created using 4" dried gourds. Each one has it's own personally , unique clothing and accent pieces.
  I will be offering a Large Santa Claus piece on the AHA website as well. He measures 15"  tall & carries small feather tree. He has a retro appearance with color washes ranging from dark to lights reds with tiny mod trees covering the coat. A border of vintage cream and combination of various geometric shapes finish off the border. His hat is cover in large two toned circles and HO HO HO written as a pattern on the hat.  He will be available on the website on Nov 25th.
I will be hosting a blog giveaway starting on Nov 25th ending on Dec.5th
Check back to sign up to win a one of a kind prize! ~Susan~

Monday, October 25, 2010

New Items just listed !

 Yea! It is the 25th of the month time for brand new holiday items to be posted on the American Holiday Artists Studios Marketplace  as our artists create new items for the holiday season, I invite you to visit the marketplace for all your holiday decorative treasures.  Most of our artists accept orders and commissioned work. Susan

Monday, October 11, 2010

Is Time Moving at Light Speed Or ....

  OMG is time moving at the speed of light or am I standing still??? Where did summer go? Not that Oregon saw much of summer, the temps never really hit much in the way of heat  and we had lots of rain too.
   There have been reports  saying our beloved pumpkins may not turn their glorious orange in time for Halloween! This could be a disaster, who in the world wants green pumpkins?! Unheard of!
 I can see it now , we'll all be painting our pumpkins orange. sigh.... Probably have to import some from another state,  this would just be wrong!
   Fall in Oregon is all about the corn mazes and pumpkin hunt. Every year our family treks out to one of the nearby farms for a afternoon of fun in the corn mazes, sipping hot cider, munching on  warm apple cider donuts. yummy! Most importantly the search for the most perfect pumpkin.  The kids always head for the humongous pumpkins, which of course out weighs  a small teenager!  Always a treat to try and wrangle it into the the wheel barrel.
 I have been busy working on commissioned Santa Gourds and  music doll pieces which I will post peeks of , before heading back to my studio. Smiles Susan


 

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Trick Or Treat Street

Join in the fun with three terrific artists! They are offering prizes and fun ! Here's the link

http://retrorudolphs.blogspot.com/2010/09/trick-or-treat-street-3-days-of-tricks.html

Sunday, September 12, 2010

My Little Demon

I thought I'd share my newest piece that will be available for purchase on the new www.ahaartistsstudio.com  Marketplace on Sept. 25th.
  My Little Demon is a hand sculpted piece made from paper clay securely mounted on a tin that opens to reveal a secret hiding place.  Named for one of my weaknesses " Halloween candy & cupcakes!"  Approximately 7 inches tall, carries a large lollipop and appears be standing on top of a cupcake. Demon has been painted then cover in Martha Stewarts extra fine glitter and  glass glitter on top of the cupcake.  Two different colors crepe paper fringe as accents. Off to the movies with my family! ~susan~

The Winners Are....

The winning number selected by random number generator are # 8 Cathy Santarsiero

and #29 Norime Henderson ! Congratulations and thank you everyone!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Last day to leave comments to be enter!

  Today is the last day to leave a comment to be enter in the ahaartistsstudio.com market launch. Just leave a comment and a way to contact you that's it! Visit the others aha blogs and enter there too!  I will be using a random counter to pick the 2 winners tomorrow. Thank you all for visiting! ~Susan~

Monday, August 23, 2010

CHRISTKINDEMART IN AUGUST ! GIVEAWAY Prizes

       AhA Marketplace opens Today!! with Grand Giveaways!

The AhA Studios Marketplace is open for business @  http://www.ahaartistsstudio.com/
Christkindlemart Giveaway Prizes.
      Prize# 1 Tiny witch ornie  
                                
    Prize # 2 sculpted ghost pin tag. (pictured below)
I will add a 3rd prize if I receive over 200 comments. So Invite your Friends!

To celebrate this momentous occasion all Ahartisans are participating in a Blog Give-away! This Give-away will run from August 25th through September 12th. The rules are very simple, and you have a chance to win more than one prize.


Here's how it works.

First, each Ahartisan has posted a picture of our give-away prize clearly marked on our blogs. Next we have all chosen a random number.

All you have to do is post a comment under each prize picture. Now, if your comment corresponds with the Ahartisan's chosen number, then hooray, you win the prize for that blog. So, the more comments you post, the more chances you have to win! Easy!


Each of us have listed our fellow Ahartisans on our blogs, so all you have to do is follow the list from blog to blog, find the prize and comment. What could be easier?
All contest prizes will be posted on August 25th!
Good luck & Thank You for participating in the American Holiday Artist's Studio Marketplace Great Give-away! ~Susan~

  This verbiage was shamelessly "borrowed" from either  Kim or was it  Pea who borrowed it from Melissa, who borrowed it from Valerie, or was it  Shirley? I borrowed it from all of you, ....So many of us borrowed this perfectly crafted statement I am not sure who really wrote it! But a heartfelt thank you!  You know who you are ! It was perfect~ :)




2 prize
Please your comments for this post  to be enter in giveaway

Sunday, August 22, 2010

CHRISTKINDEMART IN AUGUST ! GIVEAWAY

To Celebrate the debut of the American Holiday Artists Studios Marketplace
***** AHA artists are hosting a blog giveaway ****
starting Aug. 25th!
* * * * * * *

* THE GREAT AMERICAN HOLIDAY ARTISTS BLOG GIVEAWAY! *
To celebrate the debut of our new Marketplace our artists invite you to enter the world of Christkindlemart in the spirit of Europe's old world Christmas markets.
* Let us transport you to our virtual Christkindlemart marketplace. To start your journey,* grab your favorite hot beverage, then enter the winter wonderland of Europe, the air is crisp & *filled with the scent of freshly baked gingerbread, and huge decorated cookies hang from strings in the one of the brightly colored booths. Ornaments & tiny twinkling lights cover the* huge tree in the markets square, and before you is the first artist's virtual shop. * * * *
Each stop offers a chance to be entered into a prize giveaway just for visiting. There will be many chances to win, to participate leave a comment on this post along with your contact information should you be the winner of a blog giveaway prize. * * * *

Visit http://www.ahaartistsstudios.com/ for a complete of participating artists. I have listed all AHA artists to the left as well.
I will posting pictures my giveaway items later today

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Prizes! Giveaway!

Starting on August 25th American Holiday Artist will be hosting a all member blog giveaway. Giveaway will end on Sept 12,2010. To enter on the 25th just leave a comment on each blog that has a announcement and prize for the giveaway. Each artist will have a prize giveaway , so be sure to visit all our wonderful artist members. For a list of artist blogs go to
www.ahaartistsstudios.com our new site to debut on Aug. 25th.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Celebrate 365

The new summer issue of Celebrate 365 magazine is out ! Connie Porcher, creator of this awesome magazine graciously used three of my Alice figures in the lastest edition! 2 dolls figures and the large teapot clock. All of the pieces in this magazine are wonderful, it is a honor to be in the magazine with them. Check out the feature interview with Flora Thompson of Bone Head Studio, I am a huge fan of this talented lady's work. Her version of Alice is amazing! Congrats to everyone ! check out Celebrate365.com For the latest work of your favorite artists and market lines. ~Susan~

Saturday, July 31, 2010

2 new items listed on Ebay

I have just listed 2 new Halloween pieces on Ebay. Yeah! Finally have been able to get some fun stuff done. Now, I face the daunting task of cleaning up my studio so I can actually find the things I need for my next creations.
My husband continues to lurk outside my studio door any time he wants to speak to me. My husband " mister neat nick" fears being consumed by my hideous messiness.
On occasion, he will point a finger accusingly at the carpet as bits of fluff , threads, and crepe paper that hitch rides on the legs of my uber noisy, fluffy little dogs, that then carry the objectionable bits outside the confines of my studio. I can't be held responsible for bits of rubbish that sneak out of the studio of their own accord.
I invite you to check our AHA groups offerings on ebay using aha art in the search box! Enjoy your weekend ! ~Susan~

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Here are the pictures !

I thought I'd post a few actual pictures of the house now that it's painted . Thank You EV!! For reminding me to post the outcome. I had a hard time getting a good picture because Oregon is in the middle of a for real heat wave!! It's a whopping 105 flipping degrees out there!
In the immortal words of the Wicked Witch from the Wizard of Oz " I'm melting!!" We went from 65 degrees to 105 in the space of about 3 days! On those cold, endlessly rainy months of Oregon ,I wonder why we left Phoenix AZ. Oh yea, I remember now!
I need to get in gear and work on some of my paper mache pieces, man those puppies will be completely dry within a few hours. Tomorrows going to be another scorcher , so you'll know what I'll be working on tomorrow. Unless my husband offers to take me to the beach that is.
Bye for now I've got pumpkins to paint! ~Susan~
PS: for those who have joined Flora's (BoneHeadStudios) prayer group to prayer for our country & it's leaders , stay strong we can make a difference! Blessings to one and all!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Phew!

Sorry about the cliff hanger! I had quite the shock when we were finally able to sneak out of the house to view the new color. My heart sunk , when I first saw it. The color looked so light and we had Sunshine too which really made the color look light.
We had been testing the color on our normal gray skies which apparently made the color darken even more. The picture that is currently post of our deck is the color it was. Sort of a light tan which we liked but felt we wanted to change it up a bit, so we went with something different. Once the cream trim was painted and the front door received its new color sun dried tomato ( a color my husband confessed was way out of his comfort zone) everything just sort of fell into place.
It was sort of funny though , my husband kept reassuring me that the color looked great,
of course once they allowed us out he was all over the place making sure he didn't miss anything. I went back inside and hid, secure in the knowledge that we had made a huge house sized mistake. It took me several hours to wander back out side to check the color again. Since our backyard had the contrasting white pergola it was easier to see how the color really looked. The color had a chance to dry a bit & darken and I felt so much better.
It took a good 4 days for the color to dry and now we both love it. A couple of our neighbors have stopped by to tell us how much they love the new look! YAY!
My recommendations for anyone who is having their homes painted this summer, take a deep breath try to stay calm, check out homes that have colors you like, get lots of samples paints to try out and cross your fingers!! ~Susan~

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I'm Freaking out here!!

Okay, so we decided to have our home painted. It took us forever to pick out the colors, finally my husband and I choose a Sherwin Williams color called Comfort Gray with Alabaster for the trim and Rookwood Red for the door.
Having been fans of the HGTV for a couple of years , especially Curb Appeal, we felt confident we could avoid the pitfalls of the folks on the shows, especially when the house color goes on and the owners freak out because the color looks totally different when painted on a large building. After all I am an artist, I work with color everyday ! We took their helpful hints on how to choose colors really taking into consideration the color of the brick on the front of our house, style and our yard.
Then, I found the Northern Shores and Seaports Sherwin Williams brochure. There it was ...the perfect house with the colors I crave. A two story painted pale gray with creamy soft white trim and a deep red brown front door.
The moment of truth, the painters have arrived today to paint the house. I am freaking out!! The reason, we have been entombed inside of our house ! It is covered in plastic, all of the doors and windows are covered I can't see anything!!!! If we have made a mistake in color choices, all of the neighbors will know it before we do. ARGH!!! I feel so helpless, and the fear keeps building, I have visions of those odd looking lilacs and blues people paint their houses. At least on Curb Appeal, the home owners are allowed to get out of the house before the actual painting begins. This allows them to freak out on camera and stop the painting to avert a horrible paint color fiasco.
The front door bell rings, I answer the door , the painters have a question and have been forced to create a exit for us because they have a problem in the back of the house. I quickly exit the door and run to the curb to view the house, my stomach sinks , the color is really really light ...... frantically I search for the huge paint sample we created on a large piece of artist canvas to compare the colors , then I realize I threw it away yesterday , trash day...... SCREWED!! I am praying the color darkens up when it completely dries..............
OMG! are we going to be those people with the odd color house????? I am painting another canvas with our color to compare it just to be sure the paint company didn't screw it up. I did dip one pinkie into the our color sample and covertly placed my color onto a spot already painted by the front door. Drat! the color blended perfectly ! We may have made a huge mistake. I am suppose to be dieting today, at the moment I am shoveling toffee coated peanuts in my mouth as I type. Bad day to diet , as reality kicks in .....this house paint is guaranteed to last 25 frickin years ! OMG! I think I'm going to be sick....

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Our new deck!

I thought I would share something else with you today. Even though we are still in winters clutches for the moment our backyard is in glorious living color. My husband decided it was time for a real deck to enjoy our blooming backyard. We had a pebble concrete deck before which wasn't very foot friendly for those of us who go barefoot virtually all the time.
Now it is soft & smooth to the foot and so inviting! However, it is drizzling again, sigh, and the ground is squashy , wet & cold on my feet as I take these pictures. Pooka & Chloe' investigate while I take pictures, silly doggies think there might be something new out there to find. They are fascinated with the pond, probably because of the singing froggies. They are only 1 1/2 inches long fully grown but boy do they like to singing!

Notice the gray skies..... Our backyard is long and sort of narrow, our a corner lot the slopes down on the far side. We wanted to create a intimate & private setting especially as our neighbors are fairly close on the backside. I think we managed to create a private sanctuary with all of the towering trees and lush foliage. This is our secret garden. Where Clematis commingle with tiny pink climbing roses, on hidden trellis's and climb the vintage white rattan headboards set out for them. There is a small waterfall that has been over taken with green leafy ground cover with it's purple flowers. Now if only the sun would grace us for a while , we could have it all!
Can you find Alice , the white rabbit, Daisy, the caterpillar and the mad hatter ? Probably not since the pictures a so small, but I have Alice sitting near the front of the waterfall Daisy is nestled to her left and the caterpillar is tucked in amongst the ferns . The rabbit and mad hatter are sitting shaded under the burgundy and green leafed Japanese maple trees.
For those of you with the sun shining on you , I envy you , for those of us that sit under the gray skies of the Pacific Northwest, hang in there our day in the sun will come! Blessings Susan

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Halloween art pins.

Just a quick note to show off the wearable art pins I have just listed on EBay. They have been mounted on aged hang tags that can be displayed on your favorite holiday tree or easily removed to wear as a Halloween decorative pin. Have a wonderful day! ~Susan~

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Finished at last!

At last the finished Alice in Wonderland teapot. The teapot measures 8" inches by 10"inches . I created this piece by first making the armature and then sculpting the entire piece with clay. It features a large dandelion on the back with assorted leaves. On the front the Cheshire Cat sits above the heart shaped frame of the clock . with clock is battery operated and easy to remove to replace the battery when needed. Layers of color washes were used to created an aged distressed look. Thank you for stopping by! Susan

Friday, April 2, 2010

Wip of new work

I thought I would post a few WIP photos of piece I am currently working. Still lots to do yet bases need to be added and lots of tweaking but we're getting there. I really like creating these pieces. Maybe I should take some pottery classes so that I could try and create them as real teapots! Wouldn't that be fun. well off to my studio. smiles Susan

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Hungry for dessert not much time?

This is a fun recipe to try. Cake in a cup. Especially for kids to make . It takes 5 minutes from mixing ingredients to microwave! My grandson wanted to bake something together so we tried this recipe. He loved it , it's sort of a sponge cake consistency,very tasty and satisfying especially with ice cream or whipped cream.
5 minute Chocolate mug cake
4 Tbl spoons flour
4 Tbl spoons sugar
2 tbl spoons cocoa powder
1 egg
3 Tbl spoons milk
3 tbl spoons oil
3 tbl spoons chocolate chips
splash of vanilla extract
1 large mug

add all dry ingredients into mug mix well with fork.
add slightly beaten egg mix well
add in milk ,oil and mix well
add chocolate chips and vanilla mix again
place mug into microwave and cook for 3 minutes cake will poof up like a souffle and collapse down and end of cooking time. cool and eat.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Just listed on Ebay

I have just listed the 2 music box art dolls for sale on Ebay under my other selling ID french prairie prims I have added links to these auctions. please check out!

Friday, March 19, 2010

We're all mad here!

I am beginning to feel a little like the mad hatter, my studio is in chaos again. sigh! I just can't seem to keep it clean . I like having everything within arms reach when I am working especially when I am starting to assemble pieces that require bits of lace, ribbon, crepe paper. The next thing I know I am drowning in STUFF!!
Is it really any wonder my husband stands in the doorway to talk to me rather than coming all the way in? He's probably afraid he'll be covered in the bits and pieces of debris that cling to every surface of my room at the moment........ on the up side, he leaves me alone to create and forges for he's own lunch.
I just finished 2 new pieces that are a bit different for me . I purchased a pattern from Rebekah Holloway a couple of years ago and would pull it out on occasion a place it in the I really want to make that pile, then when I clean my studio it ends up back in the pattern cabinet. I finally pushed myself to make it and I love this pattern! It was a combination of soft sculpted body with a clay sculpted head and shoulders. I gave them a whimsical twist and ended up with 2 music box art dolls. Glory is a patriotic piece that stands on a drum box music box was added and play America the Beautiful. Glory's pants and umbrella are navy blue with white stars, her coat is warm and natural with tiny red pom pom accents. The brim of her hat and her collar are red crepe paper that has been fringed. Her tutu is layered gathers of red tulle for that foo foo look. She carries a cone filled with moss and paper flowers. Overall height is around 11 inches .
The one is called Live Joyfully, she wears all warm & natural with deep pink accents, her layered gather tulle skirts are the same warm pink as are her collar and hat trim. This piece is larger than Glory by about 2 inches. Live stands on her toes , she carries a matching pink umbrella in one hand, and a mask cover in ultra fine silver glass glitter in the other.
The box she stands on is wood covered completely in warm and natural fabric, with vintage faux velvet ribbon and antique lace . The banner is made of crepe paper trimmed in silver glitter and the phrase Live Joyfully. Her music box plays Edelweiss. Measures 13".tall.
I will be listing these pieces to night on Ebay. That's all for now, thank you for peeking in ! ~Susan~



Saturday, March 13, 2010

Alice figures just listed.

The four completed figures are now up for adoption on Ebay. I have posted new pics of the completed pieces. The Three figures are mounted securely to a vintage child's block with 4 four vintage pictures of Alice scenes one on each side of the block .
Flutter has a combination of vintage laces and ribbons with layers of tulle. Her hands and Polk a dots have been dusted with extra fine glass glitter. After all butterflies have to have lots of color especially if they live in Wonderland! Alice wears layers of gathered tulle and tied with a vintage velvet ribbon and if you look on her wrist she wears a tiny key. ..... I wonder what it opens?
the Queen of hearts is wearing a gathered skirt of crimson wired ribbon to achieve that royal ruffle. Her ornate crown is dusted with ultra fine ruby red glass glitter and faux crystal. She carries her baby flamingo with her everywhere.
The last piece is the Mad Hatters Teapot which features the White Rabbit watching over the door on the front of the teapot. I was asked if it is a actual working teapot. The answer is no this a a sculptural art piece for display only. But I am happy to know it looks real!
Well off to make dinner ! Thanks for stopping by...~Susan~

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sneak Peek

Finally I have a peek for you of the things I have been working on for Aha's Alice In Wonderland Challenge. In the back is what I think the toddler Queen of Hearts might have looked like. Dress in her Red and black outfit complete with Crown! Next is a magical teapot with a door that might just lead somewhere in Wonderland but you would have to use a drink me potion to get through. Flutter is a magical butterfly from the looking glass world. Finally Alice, dressed in frilly tulle with blue satin ribbons. She wears a bracelet with a key on it . I wonder what it opens?
I hope to add the mad hatter, the Caterpillar and the Tweedle bros. rabbit and the cat! We'll see how it goes.. But for now these little cuties are just waiting bases and few props. That's all for now! Thank you for stopping by!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

WooHoo!!

My new banner is beautiful! Created by the very talented Sheryl Parsons of a Mothers Dream! Sheryl worked with me to create a truly one of a kind banner and even gave me the third column I was looking for!

For anyone who is html challenged as I am, Sheryl has been a gift. I highly recommend her as an artist and a creator of beautiful blogs! Now I just need to get some work done to post on my blog. My Alice in Wonderland figures are coming along , I will try to post some WIP's pics tonight.



Monday, February 15, 2010

And the Winner is....

The randon number generator has chosen 115 so my winner is ......
The winner is Sassy Pack Rat!!! Congratulations to you and thank you all for taking the time to leave comments and visit with me.
If for some reason the winner doesn't contact me by 17 th I will choose another winner. Thanks again Susan

Saturday, January 30, 2010

ONE WORLD ONE HEART GIVEAWAY

Welcome to my blog! I hope you enjoy your visit with me today. I have just baked some fudge nut brownies and have a pot of cinnamon orange tea brewing ,hmmm can you smell the cinnamon? yummy! Come in and visit for a while. While your here please feel free to participate in the One World One Heart fun!

One World One Heart Giveaway has begun ! This brilliant idea came from and was created by the hostess of this event is Lisa at "A Whimsical Bohemian". The idea is for bloggers all over the world to visit and connect with one another. Swap ideas, share our stories and encourage our peers.

Last year I spent many enjoyable hours visiting all the different blogs, and decided to join in the fun this year.
For my blog giveaway I will be offering one [1] Victorian Santa ornament that I designed for The Artistry of Poland Design contest. My original work was recreated into a hand blown glass ornament. The winner of the blog giveaway will receive one signed ornament.
To enter it couldn't be easier, just leave a comment on this post... that's it! Oh! be sure to leave your name and your email address, should you be my lucky winner.
All this fun ends on February 15Th when the winner will be drawn at random. If for some reason the winner does not contact me within 3 days , I will draw another name. thank you for visiting today and good luck!~Susan~

Friday, January 29, 2010

Alice in Wonderland FUN!!

I am so excited I can hardly wait until Tim Burton's version of
Alice in Wonderland comes out!
The color and imaginary on the Disney official website captures my imagination! So much so that I have started creating Alice figures.... baby style. Alice is almost complete along with a wonderland butterfly baby. I have already sketched out my ideas for the Queen of hearts baby, Mad Hatter , and the Caterpillar. So much fun! Watch for the WIP's I hope to post some today. ~Madly in Love Susan~

Monday, January 18, 2010

Finally Done!

You should know that I am doing the happy dance right now! My studio is CLEAN!!! yes I finally beat it into submission , after numerous hours of painful sorting , tossing, and general cleaning. I am sure when my husband goes to clean the vacuum out there will several unhappy expletives coming from the garage, but I'll just hum louder to drown him out!
I am pleased to note that I remain , Galadriel, I mean Susan, I passed the test. I tossed everything that was readily replenished like the massive toilet roll collection,the bits of material too minute to really do anything with but thought I could use it for something??
Paint bottles that contained the tiniest bit of paint known to mankind, paint brushes that had 2 scraggly bristles left ,assorted bits of broken pottery .... well you get the idea.


with a bright newly cleaned studio I am ready to get back to work, actually play, can you really ever call art work? And good news I found my remote for my Ipod system AND my tv which been missing in action since the holiday rush to finish everything up. Which means I can be surrounded by music again,oh happy day. Life is good when things are clean and every thing is in its proper place. many happy sighs! Susan

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Your invited!

Amelia's Sweet B Folk Art and Lori from Retro Rudolphs are hosting a birthday! Clink the links to the right to be included in the fun! We will celebrating these two talented ladies birthday's! ~come join us in wishing them both Happiest of Birthdays! ~susan~

Monday, January 4, 2010

The De Santafaction process begins!

Well, I procrastinated as long as I could, the taking down of Christmas trees ,wreaths, Santa's is always a sad time for me. Tucking away all my favorite beaded ornaments and collectible figures I have founde over the years.
I love the way our home glows with soft twinkling lights, sparkling ornaments , and my Santa collection displays. I would leave them up all year round if it weren't for the dried up Christmas tree and people thinking I was just a little odd. LOL who am I kidding, people already think I'm odd!
I managed to clean out my laundry room today, which is a catch all for things that don't have a place or in this case , wrapping paper, tissue, bows, plus several finished gourds and just plain old junk! Throwing things away has always been hard for me , everything has possibilities for future art projects, however I have come to realize if I don't start throwing things out I will be up to my blooming arse with this stuff! I'll be like the people who pass away leaving 100's empty milk cartons or some such stuff for others to deal with. Besides there's always going to be new things to replace them. Maybe even better things! hmmmm.
Tomorrow, I tackle the most dreaded room of all.... My studio! music should be playing here, the scary dum.. dum... dum.. the one that plays right before the unsuspecting victim opens the door to the spookiest room in the house. This would be my studio. I started to clean it last week, moving things around but its still out of wack. I need my studio to make sense to me. I let it take on a life of its own and now my beast has to tamed again. So I will have to rearrange furniture and just plain put things away before I can do anything creative in there.
I can't have fun until my work is done! Phooie! Wish me luck as I go to do battle~ Susan~

American Holiday Artists

American Holiday Artists
Ebay Art Group I belong to visit us to see all of our members creations

Phineas Birthday Surprise

Phineas Birthday Surprise
SOLD

Hawaii in early Dec

Hawaii in early Dec
North side of Oahu

Earlier this week

Earlier this week

Old World Santa Glass eyes

Old World Santa Glass eyes
Gourd

Snow Dec 2008

Snow Dec 2008

Snowflake Santa Gourd

Snowflake Santa Gourd
ex large gourd sculpted

Mirek's sculpt

Mirek's sculpt
HUH??

Mirek's updated version

Mirek's updated version

Victorian look Christmas Angels AHA/Adsg folk art Ooak

Victorian look Christmas Angels  AHA/Adsg folk art Ooak

Smoking Pipe & Red/Blk Santa's

Smoking Pipe & Red/Blk Santa's
Gourd Art

Mad Hatters Teapot

Mad Hatters Teapot
Just listed on Ebay

Christmas Snowman

Christmas Snowman

Fall Celebreate 365 is out!!

Fall Celebreate 365 is out!!
Be quick and grab yours! this book is amazing!

Jingle Bell Santa 2008

Jingle Bell Santa 2008