Sunday, July 25, 2010

After the Storm

Our neighborhood got slammed by a fast moving thunderstorm Friday night. Luckily, our street didn't lose many trees or branches (although many leaves were strewn across yards). We did lose power for about 2 1/2 or 3 hours and, whilst driving around to see what damage may have occurred, found many broken, uprooted and downed trees just down the road, right off of Lake Erie. Needless to say, we were spared yesterday's severe storms (they hit just south of here) and we currently have a gentle, but steady and much needed rain today. These photos were taken at sunset last evening. The setting sun was reflecting on the tail-end of the storm clouds to the southeast of us and oddly lighting our neighborhood. Enjoy!

Friday, July 23, 2010

In the Garden

Hot, dry weather is not being kind to my garden. My daylilies are almost finished blooming. Still have California Poppies and my garden phlox are hitting their stride. Unfortunately, my cosmos that I started from seed are growing very slowly (not enough water) but they just shot up over the past week. My mums are beginning to bloom and the bird seed is sprouting under the feeder. Other than that, all I have is what is pictured above [that and one miserable cat, pictured below!]

Thursday, July 8, 2010

In the Garden

Same ole, same ole. Coneflowers, daylilies, California Poppies and Phlox. The one exception, the little red petunia that appeared in the drive/walkway. My pansies and violas were decimated by the deer.( I'm not sure why all of a sudden they were appealing, they were ignored for 2 months!) Hopefully the phlox will be able to withstand their voracious appetites (they are behind some netting but they keep popping there pretty little buds out, no doubt tempting the visiting deer association!)

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Latest Blooms



my little one and his tree, both are 3 this year

Butterfly on Foxglove

Doodlebug Siloam Daylily

Pandora's Box Daylily

California poppies

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Newest Paper Clay Sculptures - Part 1

Alice in Wonderland Ornament

Alice is sculpted from paper clay and painted in acrylic paints. She has yellow merino wool hair and a black felt headband. She has a blue and white crepe paper collar. She measures 4 inches long(7 inches with black satin hanging ribbon)3 inches wide and 2 3/4 inches deep.

One of a kind, signed and numbered

Cheshire Cat Ornament

This one of a kind Cheshire Cat ornament is entirely sculpted by hand and painted with acrylic paints (Our cat Scooter was my slightly *mad* model)He grins from ear to ear and his pearly whites and glowing eyes are sealed in a high gloss acrylic. He is adorned with a black and white crepe paper collar and hangs from a black satin ribbon. He measures 3 1/2 inches long by 3 inches wide by 2 1/2 inches deep.(with hanger he measures about 8 inches long)

One of a Kind, Signed and Numbered

Mad Hatter Ornament
Truly one of a kind, this Mad Hatter is sculpted entirely by hand and painted in acrylic paints. His hair is orange feathers. His hat band, hanging ribbon and bow tie are hand dyed silk ribbon and he has a collar of crepe paper. He is approximately 5 1/2 inches long by 4 inches wide by 3 1/2 inches deep. The hand dyed ribbon hanger adds an additional 4 1/2 inches of length. Signed and numbered, there will never be another Hatter as mad is he.

One of a Kind, Signed and Numbered

Queen of Hearts Ornament

This Queen of Hearts is sculpted entirely by hand and painted in acrylic paints. Her hair is rust colored Merino wool. Her crown is made from gold glittered card stock and is adorned with a heart shaped red 'jewel'. She has a collar of crepe paper which is finished on the bottom with a second heart shaped jewel. Signed and numbered, she is truly one of a kind. Approximately 6 inches high(without red satin ribbon hanger which adds an additional 2 1/2 inches in length)by 4 inches wide by 3 1/2 inches deep.

One of a Kind, Signed and Numbered

Blue Caterpillar Sculpture
One of a Kind, Signed and Numbered

White Rabbit Sculpture
One of a kind, Signed and Dated

Twinkletoes loves everything that glitters.
Silver and gold.
Diamonds and snow.
Tinsel and Christmas lights.
Most of all he loves the twinkling stars in the dark winter sky.

One of a kind paper clay sculpture on a wire armature and wooden base. Signed and numbered, he measures approximately 10 inches tall with base (Twinkletoes himself measures about 7 inches)His base is painted, antiqued and is adorned with German glass glitter and tinsel. He has beautiful blue eyes that match his wintry, ice blue jacket with little snowy stars painted around the edge. The underneath of his jacket is red as are his shoes. His pants are dark navy with white stripes.


I have so many new pieces, I need more than one post. All sculptures are available and will be posted for sale on both my etsy and shop now (facebook) shops. As soon as they are listed I will edit this post with more details(sizes, etc.) and appropriate links. You can also communicate with me via the comment section of this page if there are any you are just itching to have :o)