Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Coleen's Reflections My order Arrived!!

Coleen wrapped it like a present,,and it truly is a gift. I was blessed with one of her flower broaches. Thank you so much dear friend, you know what I like.

I ordered the "N", I love the words... "Nature is the art of God".
If you are interested in more of Coleen's creations visit her blog at
http://coleensreflections.blogspot.com/

The broach looks so perfect on my 1800's blouse. And on the back is the word "Seek". Truly a gift that keeps on giving. I have always admired the way you completely finish everything you create Coleen.

This mail made my day!

Coleen has a secret, and will show you soon,,I am sworn to secrecy,, but don't miss it.
Keep an eye on
Just look at all of them!!!! And only 15.00 !!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Feathered Nest, A Wonderful Giveaway!!

How sweet is this journal that Dawn is giving away,,,,,and that's not all,,,,click the link to see what other creations she is planning to give in celebration of her 900Th post.

Friday, April 17, 2009

A 40 second Inspiration --KC Willis Class

I am so ready to take this class. Here is a short film for inspiration.
I hope your Friday is Fun, and Full of good Fortune.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Something Wonderous is Happening...In Shelley Noble's Halfland

Halfland is a world of very special creatures who will come to life in a story told by the creator of Halfland, "Shelley Noble". The process of creating Halfland has been a long and delightful journey of discoveries and sharing. An infectious delight to all who encounter it. Shelley is creating, in her living space, a movie set, 1/3 scale to human size. It will be a handcrafted stop motion animation film, that many are waiting to see. I encourage you to visit Shelley at: http://notesfromhalfland.blogspot.com/


Shelley shares her techniques of creating smaller miniatures, to the largest of props. Furniture, lamps, doors, puppets, landscaping etc. are figured out along the way, and she is generous in her sources, tips, tricks, and discoveries. She invites others to take part as well to design the under water characters. I have donated some landscaping materials myself, and am just tickled to be apart of the magic in a small way.

It does take over the loft like warehouse her and her husband live in, as a regular house just wouldn't be big enough. See more at http://www.flickr.com/photos/thestriderstopmotionpatrolofjoy/collections/72157612225423809/
There are four main characters; Rana, the goat woman weaver, Kyra the black mermaid, Tarn the crow woman, and Yanu the moth man hunter. There are others you will discover on her blog that are just too wonderful.
In creating stop motion, the set/actors will need to be moved a fraction at a time between frames. Special construction and planning are very time consuming to make it look real.
Speaking of "real" Shelley likes everything to be alive, and "apart" of something else,,,,HALF of something else.
The happy chair (above) is in Rana's cottage,,which is large enough for Shelley to sit cross legged in. There is a photo on her blog that shows her inside the walls working on the cottage. The photo below also shows the scale. I urge you to go to her blog and see many other treasures that will be in the Halfland film.
I do wonder, Shelley,,,,,what will you do with the set down the road??? Oh...I know,,keep the space, and move out, and build a larger Halfland community,,and make more movies! Of course !

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter

A few images for your enjoyment this weekend.






Tuesday, April 7, 2009

KC Willis Of Lipstick Ranch


ONE MONTH of Bloging today KC Willis!!


I am so jazzed to introduce KC Willis to you. I first discovered KC Willis on her website, http://www.lipstickranch.com/ some 5 or so years ago. I found her fiber art so inspiring. I never thought I'd ever really know much about her, but I knew she had a story. I certainly didn't think I would have any of her art between my fingers...but look! Do find the HGTV video and see her, and her magical home.

KC Willis is now blogging,,and you will find her style of writing and stories so enjoyable. I hope you will join me in her journey of talent, and tales, and secret weapons. She tells her whole tale here:


Please see The Furniture Smith,,who just happens to be her husband, and the collaborative work they create with furniture, It-is-to-die-for,,,,,, http://www.thefurnituresmith.com/


And, And drum roll please...KC Willis is giving on line CLASSES !!!



Click on simply Everything! Enjoy yourself to pieces!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Friday, Fairy, and Frog

Dover again,,a great selection of images today from children's fairy tales. www.doverpublications.com
I hope you all have a nice weekend!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

April

It seems like it was just February....