Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Update - No Pic Post

I'm still amongst the living.

Been crazy busy at the other job. Getting a few more hours in by covering for co-workers. You know, illness, funerals, doctor's appointments and when that was winding down, others were off on vacations, spring break, and cruises. I am a bit behind on doll making but I'm getting there. There are a lot of bodies and parts hanging around. I was about to beat myself up over not being farther along but I will have what I have when the doll show comes around. I actually feel pretty good right now. Now that I've got a plan. Number 856. Or something like that. I will have pics of progress tonight.

The weather is crazy. It was raining so hard yesterday that it looked like it was just fog. Still raining like crazy today, so much that the snow has melted. The pond out back is over its banks and there are goofy ducks floating around. Um... aren't they kind of early? It isn't even March yet and I do believe we are in for at least one more snow. They're going to get their little duck butts frozen to the pond surface. A friend said that maybe they know something we don't know. I gave it a split second of a thought. Nope, it's Michigan. So I'll see ya later.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

I Am A Work In Progress

Yes, I am. I've been busy and finally got something done for this week. I also got back to working on my male bed dolls and continued to work on a free doll pattern from another artist. These things should have been done last month but they are getting done and worked on now. So that's a good thing. I finished ten Cauldron Critters. I will do a better pic later.

I am also a bit behind on my 29 Faces but I will work on that today. Have a good day!

Friday, February 2, 2018

Day 2

This is all I have for right now. Got sidetracked by some family business that needed tending to.

I may have to do 2 versions of her. One in black and white and the other in color.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Hello February!

Well... January was a bust but that's okay. Sometimes you need a fake start to get to the real one. I pray that the universe will be kind this month so I can get some things done but who am I kidding? So here's the first bit of art for the month. Oh, I'm also attempting 29 Faces this year.


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Parts and Parts

It's starting to get good around here. Mother Nature is still messing around. Warm temps, enough to melt the snow and be able to see dead grass and the sidewalk. Then in an instant, there's more snow. Right now I'm looking out the window and it's trying its best to squeeze out tiny snowflakes. We at least have another two, if not three months of winter left. I do recall one year that it snowed on Memorial Day.

Okay then... I'm doing better about not allowing others and their drama and nonsense get to me. I am my own person, I know what I want, and I know what I have to go to get what's right for me. I've got a doll show coming up and I've been busy. I cut out body parts that I had sewn last week and started to turn the pieces.

I am also attempting some male bed dolls. Yes, they had them, dressed in fancy suits or as sailors. I think I will add some golfers and playboys.

Friday, January 19, 2018


I know it's been a bit but the first three weeks of the first month of the New Year have been a bit sucky. And I wasn't kind to myself. Yep, still working on that. I do know what happened but don't want to go over it now that I've dealt with it. The past rearing it's ugly head once more. I think that will always happen so I shall continue to move on. I think more morning pep talks are needed. I did get a wonderful writing pep talk from a lovely friend in North Carolina. I told her of a problem I was having with one of my stories and she got me to seeing things in a different way. And I've been getting encouragement from a couple of doll makers who work in air dry clay. I'm going to finish something in that new medium, for me, this month. It won't be perfect but I'll have something to show.

I did manage to get down into the dungeon this morning and finally get some sewing of the body parts done. For several days, it's been freezing down there and one time I was wrapped up so much I looked like Ralphie's brother on his way to school. I believe that put a damper on many things and well... the slope got steeper and the slide ensued. I finally got Raggedy Ann done. Oh my gosh! It has been crossed off the list. I also have been sketching and forgot to take a pic and I will do that tonight. But she is done and I can give her back to her owner.

Feeling better about things, so let's hope I can keep it going. Sometimes I feel like a teenager with all this creative angst. Stay warm.

Thursday, January 4, 2018


It's really hard getting a start in the New Year. First, you have to figure out what day it is after all the days off for holidays and whatnot. Then it's finding and getting back into some kind of schedule, which I have to cut myself some slack and remind myself that I'm still in the first week of everything new. The weather isn't helping, being 20 degrees below normal for this time of year and all I want to do is hibernate. But I can't.

I got my first new doll pattern done and a prototype made up. I need to make a few changes but I'm liking the doll so far. It doesn't look like much but it's a start.

I think I will finish three at a time to see if I really like the pattern. I've also gotten in a second edit for two short stories. Not much happens when my work schedule is midday but it's still early in the month to figure that out. Stay warm and have a good day.

Update - No Pic Post

I'm still amongst the living. Been crazy busy at the other job. Getting a few more hours in by covering for co-workers. You know, illn...