Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Angelina, angel of love....

Love flies softly on the wings of angels
with tender words and hearts to share...
A kiss, a touch of loves first blush
as lovers eyes gaze into eternity....
And pledge forever love,
as hearts take flight on the wings of love.

See Angelina now on ebay!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Obama Inaugural Commemorative Ornament

Ben has a big smile on his face as he knows he's going to be celebrating big time next week! Another Black Americana piece, Ben was created using an egg shaped gourd. Check him out on ebay right now......

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Celebrate America!

It's time to celebrate a new year and new president. Whether you voted for or against the incoming president we all have the opportunity to see history in the making. Many did not expect to see this upcoming day, when we would vote a black man into the office of the presidency, but I say, why not?! We are supposed to be the land of the free and the home of the brave. No matter who they are, what their ideology is, it takes a certain amount of bravery to run for office in this day and age. So let's say thanks to the out going president for his efforts to keep us safe and secure, and thanks to the new president to be for being willing to tackle such a huge mountain of tasks that will come his way. In my efforts to get into the mood of the celebration I've created this Primitive Black Americana Uncle Sam. He stands 27" tall, so he would make an impressive addition to your Americana collection. Find him on ebay today.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

American Holiday Artists and a day of rest

If you are looking for something beautiful to ponder go to the AHA blog and see what some of our artists are cooking up. There are bunnies, and horses, and kitty's and more. Our wonderful director Suzanne Urban has guided us in bringing on board the best of the best in creative arts. We have an excellent role of artisans who are from all walks of life, but who have the same goal to bring beauty and joy into the lives of their collectors. Come take a peek and you will see what I mean.

For those who like a moment of reflection here's a wonderful Sabbath day poem I found that I would like to share.

A Day of Quietude by Reid Crowell
It would not be at all amiss if we
Took one whole day to live deliberately....
To leave the ceaseless whirl and seek a lane
And walk its peaceful, shadowed length again
With thoughts attuned to nature's growing things;
To hear the feathered whir of thrushes' wings,
To stand in silence by a curving stream,
Unruffled by a vagu or fretful scheme;
To hearken to the whisper of the grass
As over it the playful breezes pass,
To bring our scattered selves to bear until
We really see the sky beyond the hill.
To have an evening meal with prayerful grace,
To note attention to a spoken word
And try to show we have truly heard;
To gain a calm in which to hear a sage
Speak from the frame of some old classic's page.
And underneath the sprinkle of the stars
Look upward from the earth and all its scars.
We would face days ahead in better mood
For living one bright day in quietude.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Coco, A sweet chocolate cupcake doll

Coco is my newest offering on Ebay. She is a sweet little chocolate cupcake doll. Made from muslin, hand painted and embellished with sparkly frosting trims. She's sweet, adorable, and ready to fill your home with love! As always each of my creations are one of a kind

originals. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a creative and restful weekend.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Beatrice Bunny is gearing up for Easter....yes....already....lol

Isn't she a darling little lady, all spiffed up for the parade? Well, actually she's been trying on different outfits, as Beatrice never likes to wait until the last minute. And since this is such a big event she does want to look her best. For a little FYI here's a link to see how big the Easter Parade has grown in New York City.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A New Venture.....

When you have an Aha! moment, and figure something out that has been haunting you for awhile its the best feeling in the world, well okay next to a hug from your grandchild or your husband tells someone on the phone how beautiful he thinks you are... 
Okay, so I talked my husband into letting me have a macbook for my birthday last year. I struggled at first having used a PC all my computer life, so I asked my dear friend and co leader of AHA what to do and she told me to start googling for all the things I needed to figure out. Wow! I never dreamed it would open up so many doors to creativity! But it has, and I'm addicted to designing on my computer now. So to feed my addiction I'm offering my services, for a fee of course, to help design banners, blog pages, auction templates and so on. So, if you like what you see for my back round and banner, contact me and let's get creative! I will still be working on my sculpts, paintings, ornaments, and dolls, but this is so much fun that I want to share it with you. I will be creating pages with links here on my blog and hopefully my website, with samples of my work that you can choose from, or we can do a custom design. 
Oh, and the photo above? My mom, grandma and great grandma. Aren't they beautiful? Mom was only not quite 2 there. She is my inspiration.....