Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tipper & Angel Patrice


Angel Patrice

I think I need to do something with those angel's wings! They just need to get bigger and more shapely.
Working at a slower pace due to some health issues involving my heart. It just recently occured and I hope to have it diagnosed and treated very soon. Luckily it is not life threatening!
I remember talking with my chiropractor a few weeks back about how I felt like my body was falling apart. I was sort of kidding around and then this surfaces. What would life be without challenges mentally, physically and spiritually?!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Spare Parts Monday

The most interesting piece on this doll is the skirt. I bought it for $.25 and was told it was part of a learning toy. Holding it in your hand, you can turn it under and it has a clear marble that stays in the center.
Tha base is large wooden candle holder. The trunk of the body is a thick cardboard cone from one of my kids projects. A plastic doll head, rusty head cone, a nut and a few metal found objects.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Art Doll - Willa

I had started Willa before I left on vacation a fews week back and I finished her up this past week.  Her skirt is a tin ball that has been fire treated.
Happy Father's Day!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Vacation Pics and Yard Sale Goodies!

I am back from a week vacation with my family on the coast of Michigan Lake. We were camping in an actual tent and sleeping on the ground in sleeping bags. Campfire everynight to toast marshmallows  

This is one of our favorite places to visit. It was a dream because there were few mosquitoes, very low humidity, and cool weather. I just hate camping in hot, humid weather!!!!!
There are plenty of trails to hike and bike. The kids were content with spending most of the time on the beach!!
The white sandy beaches are all natural! The weather was perfect except for one day of rain and that day was spent in Chicago. You can catch a commuter train close by the camp site into the city and it is about a 1.5 hour ride.  

Yard Sale Goodies

These a few small samples of some the goodies I found at a HUGE yardsale prior to leaving for our camping trip. My brother-in-law lives in Indianapolis and his neighborhood hosts this 2 day yardsale that includes 250+ families. They bring in food vendors and port-a-pots, so it is a big event for their area. It is one of my favorite events to attend every year!! My big find was this guy who guts these old homes and then sells everything he removes from these jobs. I mean he has a huge semi full of this stuff parked outside the house he sells at. Needless to say, I was in heaven!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Blog Give Away Hosted By Fellow Artist Angie B.

I am back from vacation to find a very talented jewelry artist and friend having a blog giveaway! Please stop in and take a peek at Angie's work because her work is awesome. The piece pictured above is an image that has been etched into the clay.
I will post pics from my vacation adventure and yard sale findings before the end of the weekend.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Pre-Spare Parts Monday

I will be on vacation next week, so I decided to post today. Spare parts used to create this doll - plastic doll head, a wire skirt I made a couple of years ago, wire spool, scrap wooden piece above the spool, half of a tin ball, and a hardware piece between tin ball and spool. I like the feel of this piece and will work on making it a permanent art doll.