February 27th, 2009

Kat with Duk – New Mohair Kitty in my Etsy Shop

Here is my new mohair kitty, Kat with Duk. Kat is 7 1/2″ tall and has a 4″ needle-felted wool companion Duk, a runner duck. Kat is made of distressed German mohair and has glass eyes that I hand-painted. She has armatures in her arms and tail, and can stand on her […]

February 23rd, 2009

Illustration Friday – Instinct

The topic for Illustration Friday this week is “Instinct”.

She didn’t know where she was going, but Sally’s instinct told her it wasn’t good.

February 15th, 2009

Projects Around the House – A Doll’s House (W.I.P.)

I’ve always been interested in miniature settings, especially ones that include handmade objects. I found a dollhouse kit, the Buttercup that looked fairly simple and had an open main floor and attic. My daughter and I decided to do the dollhouse project together. It has […]

February 6th, 2009

Artist Bears and Friends Etsy Team on Blockhead Radio, Saturday February 7 at 1:00 P.M.

I’m excited that members of our Artist Bears and Friends Etsy Team will be interviewed on the Blockhead Radio Artisan Team and Group Show this Saturday, February 7 at 1:00 P.M. Eastern time. Please come join us!


February 6th, 2009

Art – Inspiration from Books and Elsewhere

My childhood copy of Raggedy Ann in the Snow White Castle by Johnny Gruelle, 1946 by the Johnny Gruelle Company

Finding inspiration sometimes seems like an allusive process. I find inspiration from looking at books, attending art exhibits, visiting flea markets. I especially love books of patterns such […]