This is my first witch doll. She is so pretty. Samantha is dressed for her coming out party and she came with her cat, Desire. Jenny from
Wonders of Whimsy has been mentoring me on these dolls and I love it. I am so excited, I am already on my 3rd doll. I hope to bring at least one doll a week and truly hope that I can actually make some money. She will be listed on E-bay this evening at 8 pm mountain time. Click here to view her auction.
I decided to wait to put my angel doll back on Ebay until I had my witch doll finished. I added some gold German glass glitter to my angel's wings and lowered the price, including shipping. I hope she sells!!! Click here for her auction.
Here is a sneak peek at my witch doll I've been working on. Jennifer @ Wonders of Whimsy had been my mentor. I wanted to get into sculpting and making dolls is definitely an avenue. My skills as a painter as well as my designer skills are in use. When it comes to stitching, I'm better at witching. Jen has been showing me how to do everything. I will be putting Samantha up on Ebay this Tues. Sept. 22nd.
Now for some Halloween paintings. Here my beloved kitty Sam posed for me. I am putting this on Ebay tomorrow. This is a shout out to my friend Jenny @ Wonders of Whimsy. She has been such a great teacher. With her help I am making a witch doll which will be available soon on Ebay as well.
Introducing my first doll! She will be available on E-bay tonight, click here to view. I am so thrilled.
Jennifer Carter of Wonders of Whimsy has really shown me the ropes. She helped me make this. We start out with just a cloth pattern. After we stuff it, you take paper clay and form the face. The day she helped me first use the paper clay was so much fun. To get it to the finished doll took a lot of work. What I love about it is I can use my 2-d painting skills on a 3-d piece. I will be thinking about a sewing machine. I have to go now, I'm starting a witch. Thanks Jen!
This is my blue point Siamese kitten that was rescued by my friend Jenny Carter at Wonders of Whimsy. He now enjoys the good life. So many cats are loose on the streets of Denver. Jenny has saved so many little lives it is amazing. It is so important to get your pets spayed and neutered. It prevents unwanted suffering.
This beauty is the black sheep of the litter. He lives a good life now. My paintings are 5"x7" acrylic on canvas board. The Sylvester kitten is a 5"x5" acrylic on canvas board.
This painting has all the festive coloring of a Halloween decoration.
This is the seal point Siamese kitten that is the brother of the tuxedo. Thanks to Jen, this kitten enjoys a chance at a good life.
This is my Felix, Sylvester, Tuxedo kitten. Jenny at Wonders of Whimsy saved his little naughty butt. Look out if you are a mouse. This kitten is ready to pounce. She took these wild babies and socialized them. They now live with good families.
While visiting the Denver Zoo last week with my G-kids, I was able to get some shots of the flamingos. They were all sleeping with their butts to the crowds except for these two. I'm getting them ready for Stella's the coffee house. Jen @ Wonders Of Whimsey and I want to use my paintings for a children's book about the Denver Zoo. I have started some of the images that we need.
This is my Sunny. I lost her this week. We are sad. She was a delight. Unabashedly cheerful. She was always glad to see me. I got her from some people who no longer wanted her. I had acquired another cockateel from someone who could no longer care for the bird. I thought the best thing would be to find a companion for her. I have to say that "T-Bird" was slightly disappointed when I brought her Sunny. She wanted a boy bird. They never truly got along but tolerated each other. I built them an aviary they shared with two parakeets. It turns out Sunny loved the parakeets better than TBird. She and TBird would compete for my affection. They secretly liked each other just fine. We think Sunny had an accident and crashed into the wall. She was such an angel. We buried her under a baby box elder tree we planted today. I listened to "Free Bird" Lynyrd Skynyrd today in memory of her. I picture her being born (hatched) again as a free bird. Free to fly away in the sky.
I donated this to the 7th Annual Wine and Arts Classic at the Arvada Center. It was presented at the auction table. I do believe some one walked away with it that night. They better be careful, it was still wet.
The Nite Lite Vandals play this weekend at Glenns in Northglenn CO. May 23th from 4pm to 8pm. Come meet Sadie Vandal my twin.
It seems like a ling time. I've been busy but finally I was able to get some work done. Especially with a couple of dead lines. Stella's coffee house changes art on May 13th. Some one bought my Peacock painting and a painting of an ostrich I did. I've been going to the zoo in Denver with my son and his kids. I take bazillian pictures when ever I'm there. So I started painting the locals at the zoo. The lion is so beautiful. It was like he posed for me. He's 11"x14" acrylic on canvas. I have to get back to work. There is a Cheetah I'm trying to finish!
I said yes to a set painting job At the Denver School for the Arts. It took me a few weeks to finish. I will get some fotos to show off the set. I have spent more time being a granny nanny. This is Korben. He is almost 4 months. He's pretty precious. I am helping my son who stays home in the morning with the kids. I arrive a little after noon to watch the babies while he goes to work. So from 12:30 to six pm, I take care of the kids. It is a wonderful time.
I have the morning to work on paintings. It seems I might be very busy soon. I might have said yes to painting The Stations of the Cross for my church. Yikes! That is a large undertaking. More later...
Here is one of the Denver Zoo's elephants. I love them dearly. Denver has two lady elephants. I get impatient with zoos. I think Denver tries. It is a nice zoo. I think the keepers take the fine ladies for a walk in the early morning before the zoo opens.
The You tube video is of my band a few years ago. My friend Sean(guitar player in video) and myself have since formed another band. We will be playing at Owlsey's in Denver March 23rd. We are called the Nite Lite Vandals, or NLV. We do lots of covers but we have several originals through out the sets. We have a lot of fun. Currently NLV is going to make a video. Maybe by May.
Here is my Sandy! He is a fine example of what the Rocky Mountain Alley Cat Foundation does. He lives happily under my house, an old Victorian near downtown Denver. I have been providing for him for almost three years now. Someone had captured him in a trap and lovingly got him neutered and vaccinated and let him go. He is a feral and will not approach me. Let's just say he and I have an understanding. Live and let live.
Bewildered and wondering how she ended up here. She loves dogs better than cats. I brought her inside when she came to me as the temperatures plummeted last November. No one has posted any signs that she is missing. I will post some signs to see if anyone is looking for her. She is a spayed female maybe a few years old.
I have relisted my four seasons in birds. I have lowered the price. Ipainted 4 paintings this week. they were all for Stella's Coffee House on South Pearl in Denver. I have two vistas of my Denver. One is a close up view like I see where I live. The other is a little further out at Stapleton where my son and his family live. They are both 30" x 12", oil on wrapped canvas.
I learned to paint when I was eight. I picked up guitar when I was twelve. I was young when I had children and did not start any sort of career. I was bitten by the theatre bug in my early thirties. I've painted so many sets that it is difficult to count them all. Sets are not a permanent thing. They are much like the actors that play on them, transient in their importance. As soon as the show is over, then it is taken apart and destroyed. I had to quit my job at The Arvada Center in Colorado, when my back could not take it anymore. For the last five years I have been home mostly writing and painting paintings. It is what I dreamed about doing to make a go of it as a fine artist. There are moments when I truly feel that I am running in place.