Thursday, September 17, 2009

Blog Give-Away - Join In on the Fun!

I would like to invite those of you who are not involved with my other blog to come and join us! My daughter and I are hosting our very first Blog Give-Away! :)
Click on the link, read up on what you will win, & our contest rules, etc.
I hope you will come and join in on the fun!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Newest Baby in the Works

It has been a while since I've posted on this blog. I've been working on another blog that is just all about "things". lol You'll have to check it out! Click on this: The Simply Perfect Life

I am sharing it with my daughter, Krisdyn!

Now to my newest baby in the works. I have been working on her for over a month. Not b/c she is taking a long time, but b/c I have just been so busy. My garden has taken up most of my time. I have been harvesting and canning things for over a month now. Busy, busy!

Genevieve is 11" and has been sculpted, but now needs paint and hair. Not sure when she will get those, but soon, I hope! What will I do with her??? I don't know. Hardly pays to sell on eBay much anymore, so not sure where she will end up. :)
Here is a link to her photo album on Facebook : Baby Genevieve Photo Shoot

Hope you all have a blessed day!



Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Newest OOAK on eBay - *~Cacia~*

Down a few posts you will see baby Ellie! Well, Baby Ellie never found a home. I do believe her baldness had a LOT to do with it. Ellie was made over into Baby Cacia with auburn/carrot curly mohair and piggy tails. She is available on eBay right now! Click Here

Thursday, April 9, 2009

If You Want Me To.....

If You Want Me To – Ginny Owens

The pathway is broken
And the signs are unclear
And I don’t know the reason why you brought me here
But just because you love me the way that you do
I’m gonna walk through the valley
If you want me to

Cause I’m not who I was
When I took my first step
And I’m clinging to the promise you’re not through with me yet
So if all of these trials bring me closer to you
Then I will go through the fire
If you want me to
It may not be the way I would have chosen
When you lead me through a world that’s not my home
But you never said it would be easy
You only said I’d never go alone

So when the whole world turns against me
And I’m all by myself
And I can’t hear you answer my cries for help
I’ll remember the suffering your love put you through
And I will go through the valley
If you want me to
When I cross over Jordan, I'm gonna sing, gonna shout
Gonna look into your eyes and see you never let me down
So take me on the pathway that leads me home to you
And I will walk through the valley if you want me to

Yes, I will walk through the valley if you want me to...

Friday, February 6, 2009

Maxims & Reflections of Goethe

"In every kind of Art there is a degree of excellence which may be reached, so to speak, by the mere use of one's own natural talents. But at the same time it is impossible to go beyond that point, unless Art comes to one's aid" ~Goethe~

Monday, February 2, 2009

**Baby on Board**

My newest baby!!!!
Baby Ellie is a 10" ooak baby hand-sculpted out of professional dollmakers clay! She will be headed to eBay Tuesday night! 5 day listing.

I will be using her for my newest published tutorial on
"How to Sculpt a OOAK Baby ~ Hair Application" once the collector that purchases her chooses the hair color! 9 year old son Adan names all my babies. LOL
He would never admit it!
My 5 year old son, Joshua carries around one of the vinyl dolls I sculpted and was produced by the company Bloomers N Bows. He's not at all ashamed that he loves his little "PoohBear". Should I be concerned???? Nah! He will make a good daddy someday! :)


Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Loss of a Dearly Beloved Grandmother

This past week we laid to rest my beautiful grandmother. Fondly called "Granny" by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We are still in "survive" mode. Each dealing with their grief in a different way.
My wonderful husband Gary, was given the opportunity to officiate the funeral. I was sent this beautiful forward by a dear friend, and Gary used it in the sermon. It was so very appropriate.

5 Generations:


A must read
Read it thru to the end please!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Grandma, some ninety-plus years, sat feebly on the patio bench. She didn't move, just sat with her head down staring at her hands.

When I sat down beside her she didn't acknowledge my presence and the longer I sat I wondered if she was OK

Finally, not really wanting to disturb her but wanting to check on her at the same time, I asked her if she was OK. She raised her head and looked at me and smiled. 'Yes, I'm fine, thank you for asking,' she said in a clear voice strong.

'I didn't mean to disturb you, grandma, but you were just sitting here staring at your hands and I wanted to make sure you were OK,' I explained to her.

'Have you ever looked at your hands,' she asked... 'I mean really looked at your hands?'

I slowly opened my hands and stared down at them. I turned them over, palms up and then palms down. No, I guess I had never really looked at my hands as I tried to figure out the point she was making.

Grandma smiled and related this story:

'Stop and think for a moment about the hands you have, how they have served you well throughout your years. These hands, though wrinkled shriveled and weak have been the tools I have used all my life to reach out and grab and embrace life.

'They braced and caught my fall when as a toddler I crashed upon the floor.

They put food in my mouth and clothes on my back. As a child, my mother taught me to fold them in prayer. They tied my shoes and pulled on my boots. They held my husband and wiped my tears when he went off to war.

'They have been dirty, scraped and raw , swollen and bent.... They were uneasy and clumsy when I tried to hold my newborn son. Decorated with my wedding band they showed the world that I was married and loved someone special.

They wrote my letters to him and trembled and shook when I buried my parents and spouse.

'They have held my children and grandchildren, consoled neighbors, and shook in fists of anger when I didn't understand.

They have covered my face, combed my hair, and washed and cleansed the rest of my body. They have been sticky and wet, bent and broken, dried and raw. And to this day when not much of anything else of me works real well these hands hold me up, lay me down, and again continue to fold in prayer.

'These hands are the mark of where I've been and the ruggedness of life.

But more importantly it will be these hands that God will reach out and take when he leads me home. And with my hands He will lift me to His side and there I will use these hands to touch the face of Christ.'

I will never look at my hands the same again. But I remember God reached out and took my grandma's hands and led her home.

When my hands are hurt or sore or when I stroke the face of my children and husband I think of grandma. I know she has been stroked and caressed and held by the
hands of God.

I, too, want to touch the face of God and feel His hands upon my face.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Reborning with Kelly Lynn Smith

I'm pleased to announce that my LE (limited edition) Maddison Lynn doll kit has been chosen for an upcoming reborning online tutorial class with Kelly Lynn Smith of Angels Unawares.
I was very honored she chose my Maddison for this class.
The class is set for March 2009 and is already sold out!!!
Kelly will be running another class with Maddison kit in May of '09. This class is filling up fast. Click on the link to see more information about this class.


I'm new to the whole blogging thing, but decided to create this blog to post when I have new babies available. Also, news and events happening in regards to my artwork.
Thanks for taking a peek!!! :)

Phil. 4:6-7

"Be careful for nothing;but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."