Tuesday, April 28, 2009


The Frozen Charlotte class I took with Robin Dudley Howes this past Saturday was “delightful” indeed!
What a talented, wonderful soul she is! While I don’t get a chance to take many classes, I’m so glad I made time for this one! From the moment I sat down in front of my sweet little kit to the unveiling of the coveted Charlottes all lined up in their vials, the class was wonderful. For me Madame Robin was inspiring, spiritual, and oh so patient. I can’t remember how many times I asked the same questions over & over but she never made me feel like a dork. It was also a pleasure to create in such a cool venue with such an eclectic group of creative women. We chatted, shared yummy snacks, and enjoyed the hours as they slipped quietly, too quickly away. I left the day with that dizzy feeling of having too much, too good and wanting to go right home, to keep it going, working with the fresh techniques I couldn’t wait to incorporate into my own designs and ideas. What a gift. Thanks Robin for giving me some great new tools to use in my artistic toolbox! And if any of you ever get a chance, I certainly recommend a class with this talented professor of cool! Check out my “delightful” little lady under glass…

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Viva THe GReeN ScenE!

What a wonderful way to spend a weekend. Although it started out a bit frantic, since we had just returned from a few days in the awe-inspiring Sequoias, (which really deserves a post in itself!) and traffic was that typical Friday night California kind we all love… once I actually got there with my stuff, the Fullerton Green Scene was lovely!

The folks that come out for this show are so down to earth, so friendly so fun! I met tons of really cool new customers I hope to see again and of course was inspired by the limitless possibilities of what I could do in my own yard and ODLS. Thank goodness I worked the show alone, so I didn’t get too much time to shop. I did of course frequent my neighbors across the way and discovered some great new herbs, and two gorgeous sweet pea vines for up along the second tier fence(I’m always trying to hide that lovely chain link).While it was a toasty 97+ degrees the people still came, bought some Hawaiian shaved ice and trucked along.

I had a number of Milagra Gourd dolls and came home with only one who I brought back to The Little Dress Shop yesterday along with my other creations. She must be lonely there now, so I’m encouraged to make more for the store and for my next show in Old Town Tustin. I was also excited to be commissioned to create two new Milagras for a couple of cool gals out of town.

So the next show I’m doing is in Tustin on May 16th and it’s called Glitterfest. I’m really excited and honored to be part of this show and one among a large group of very talented artists. I start to freak out and think “what I am doing in this show with all these real artists?” and then I say “hey I was on TV, I did 12 ½ minutes with Carol Duvall ! I’ve been published, I’m ok…right?” The show is sponsored by a very cool store in Old Towne Tustin called Whimzy!. Check it out if you a get a chance. Here’s a few pics of some more new things.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Mary Watches Over Me...

Here are a few more things I've been doing with watch parts...

I love these tiny vintage miraculous medals and how perfectly they fit in the small space....more to come.
What do you think?

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Green Wings!

This Friday I was able to sneak away to the Santa Monica Gem show...overwhelmed once again, but inspired by everything... thankfully I was able to carve out a good chunk of my Saturday out in the yard with the kids and a tray of some new found goodies from the show. Made lots of new stuff and a new friend...check out those beautiful green wings!