Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Art Walk at LOLO Boutique

Well I know I told a few of you at my recent shows that I might be doing a trunk show in Dec. for one of the sweet stores that so graciously sells my creations.

Well it just so happened that last week when I went to drop off a few new pieces for Lolo Boutique, Susan mentioned she had no artist for Fullerton's first Friday Art Walk. Fortuitous happenstance? Perhaps. Whatever it is, I happily accept the serendipity of this gift. So it's Bella Luna Arts, this Friday night at Lolo Boutique in downtown Fullerton.

In looking back through my posts, I realized that the last time I was featured at an Art Walk was actually last November so it's kind of perfect I think. As always, I'll have new things, but here's a few pics of the some goodies I've been crafting these days. These pieces are actually already living with their new owners (unless they were purchased for gifts)but you get the idea, for new things to come this Friday :)

Check out my side bar for details. Hope you can make it and if not hope to see you soon!
Take care, Bridgette

Oh and just so you know the Wishing Tree is still standing tall in our yard, willing to hold any wishes you may like to send. Comment or email me for more info if ever you'd like to send something! And if you've never heard of theWishing Tree, click on the link above for the original post so long ago... :)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

A huge thank you to all those lovely people who stopped by to see me this past weekend at the Irvine Fine Arts Festival. It was a really crazy week for me and my family, and in spite of the rain Friday, and the chilly air on Saturday, it turned out to be a great weekend. I'm always so amazed and humbled by those of you that come out to see and support me. Thank you. You gift me with tremendous blessings, far greater than just sales. Don't get me wrong, the sales are wonderful and allow me to continue doing what I love to do, but the encouragement from those of you who just seem "to get it" means so very much to me.

Now a few of you asked about upcoming shows and the only other one I have scheduled for this season, is The Nutcracker in Brea. Check out my side bar for more info. if you'd like to stop by.
I'll be sure to have lots of new things, since I nearly sold out in Irvine.

I'll even have a few rings

like these, I've been toying with,
waiting in my studio to be finished...
especially for you who've been asking :)

hope you like them.

Con carino,

Thursday, November 3, 2011

You are a light...

Thank you for those sweet comments. It's so nice to hear from you and know you're still out there!

Much love, Bridgette

P.S. Now for a bit of a technical-type blogger question...does anyone know how to remove those GIANT spaces between my text and photos? I think it has something to do with how I upload. I tried to go back and edit the html, but to no avail...

Anyhow, if anyone knows I'd love to rid my post of those huge gaps.
Thanks again!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Where to begin...

I tried to write a post or two this summer,

even saved one in " drafts."

Just never felt quite right

about just diving back in.

After being gone for so long, it's hard to know where to start. And of course the longer I'm gone the harder it becomes.

Do I stick with the "art stuff" or try and explain why I've been gone so long? Does it really matter? Probably not. But I'm here now, with two shows fast approaching and since the art and my life are so closely entertwined anyhow, we'll give it a go...

besides, today (or what is left of today) is Dia de los Muertos! and I'm sure my Milagra girls in heaven will be right here as they always are, whenever I need them.


Sept 2001-Sept. 2011
Grandma Trini Sept.1, 1920- May 2, 2006

So what have I been doing lately, besides working my day jobs, driving kids to sports practice and trying to help my Mom secure the purchase of the "short sale" house next
door? (Yep it's true!tremendously exciting, stressful, hopeful and even a little fun)

For the wee hours left in between these things known simply as "life", I'm getting ready for a show! Here's a few peaks at some new stuff.

Still working with lots of brass,

and as always the vintage components I love, but these multi-strand pieces have been really fun.

So this weekend I'll be at 29th annual Holiday Faire in Irvine on Friday Nov.4 from 5-9pm and Saturday the 5th from 9 a.m.-4p.m. (I've lalso isted it as an Event on my Bella Luna Arts Facebook page.)

I'm so looking forward to being out among my art friends again, so if you're in town or around this weekend, be sure to stop by the show and say Hi. And if you're not, just stop by here, leave a comment or a message on my Bella Luna Arts Facebook page. It always means so much to me to hear from you. Thanks for taking the time to check in with me once again.

Take care,

stay inspired,

Bridgette :)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

I'm thinking cupcakes...

With Lent over and Mother's Day fast approaching, I'm wondering... what shall I do to get my man to make another batch of these little darlings again? Oh, Red Velvet how I miss you. It's been much too long. Ok, I guess I really should be thinking of exercising and celery or something green to eat, but how fun is that????

Alright, back to work...

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Flea Market Finds

The Sunday before last, after an exhausting Sat. show the boy & I (and at the very last minute even my young girl) decided to get up before the sun and head out to the Long Beach Flea Market....unfortunately the guy he sooooo wanted to track down wasn't there because it was raining...whimp! Well we didn't stay for too long either, but before we left, my boy did manage to catch sight of this little treasure trove for his steampunk lov'in Mama! Yep once again, while I was looking at something else this is what HE finds hidden under a table!

Doesn't look like much much right...

But check out all the cool stuff inside! Each little drawer filled with watch parts, tiny tins, crystals, watch makers tools I can't begin to identify yet, and of course lots of dirt, but all so much fun!

Oh and here's the little carved find on the table that was soooo distracting me from the watch cabinet below. Had to buy these too... Ciao for now!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Another something new...

Here's a few more new pieces for this Saturday

Vintage Victorian clock hand necklace with Haskel pearl and crystals

Lots of teeny tiny Charlottes in poured resin not yet finished.

Aren't they cute?

This piece has a Frida feel I just love. The picture
didn't come out the best but you get the idea... rosary chain, Haskel pearls, vintage finding and the double sacred heart medal.

Well I still have lots to finish. Hope to see you Saturday!

Ciao for now :)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sneak Peek for Sat.

Hey friends, been working like crazy trying to get ready for this Saturday's Brea Spring Boutique. Here's a peek at a few of the new goodies I'l be bringing. You can check out my side bar for more info. Hope to see you there. Oh! I almost forgot...I finally found her...the perfect vintage dress form, small stature, great age and awesome fabric that actully matches my other display stuff. She's sooooo cool! I post a little pic of her later, but her true unveiling will be this Sat. adorned with some new Bella Luna Arts jewels. Better get back to work!
Ciao, Bella

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Beads on the Tree

Remember these?

Last June I wrote a post about these special beads.
These are my prayer beads from years ago, way back when I taught high school Religion. I probably don't need to re-write the post, but if you want the full story you can check it out here... :)Here's the short version...there was an activity I did each year, usually with the Seniors. Each student would create a set of prayer beads in quiet meditation and after a few class periods we'd have a small prayer service & blessing and would each trade beads. There by all ending up with a strand of 30 or so beads made up of the intentions and prayers of each person in our class. I rarely got around to stringing my own sets. These beads are part of a collection that has been waiting to be strung and placed somewhere very special...

Well Bella & I finally strung them on some thick waxed linen.

The other day after a long rain while the ground was still squishy we walked out under the still grey sky and found the perfect spot to hang these beads that have been squirreled away all these years. We said a little prayer together and hung them here.

I really think here is where they've always belonged.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Paper clay fun at Cindy's

Last week my sweet friend Cindy invited Bella and I to her little studio for an art date. We did this once before, this past Christmas and had sooooo much fun we couldn't wait to do it again.

Here's a few of the goodies the kids & I came up with...This one was created by Cindy our very talented hostess! Sorry for the terrible pictures I actually had forgotten my camera so we used one of our phones...not so great, but you get the idea. These three were made by Danny, Bella & I.
Again, crumby pics...and of course these guys have gone on to their new homes. But they sure were fun to make. And they really did look cuter in person. I did the with the big star on it's head, Danny did the happy Santa snowman in the middle and Bella did the one with the sweet blue fluff. (Which Grandma got for Christmas).

Bella even made this Cheery Cherry Soda guy on her own a few days later.
Not bad for a kid who's not yet reached double digits...
We're keeping him!

So we finally managed to squeeze in a few hours back at Cindy's this past Monday.

Been wanting to make a little baby for Mr. Moon.

Then I did a little something for Easter...

But even better than that, check out what Bella came up with. ( Under the gentle direction of Ms. Cindy :)

Love him! Thanks Cindy, for your sweet inspiration!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


I'm not sure how time moves so quickly, but here we are in Feb. and finally I'm back to give my little blog some love...

First up is the Wishing Tree. Still standing strong so beautifully adorned with wispy pieces of faded Tibetian prayer flags, rain washed tags with prayer intentions hard to read now, in all their weathered beauty.
Since I last posted, there have been a few new additions But for tonight, this is the one I wanted most to share.

With love & strength for Christie & Chelsea