A little blog about the life of a somewhat lost dreamer....looking for my grace in this crazy world.

20 September 2014

I'm teaching...

So, it's official, I'm teaching again!  This time it's a class to teach the Wee Witch.  You remember her...

The class begins on September 26th, and you can sign up and participate any time until we close the class.  The closing date isn't set, we'll close it when registration begins to slow.  This is an online format, you get the pattern, 4 lessons, and access to me to answer any questions you might have.  The fee for the class is $29.00.  Where am I teaching?  At Doll Street Dreamers... you can find all the information here.

Those of you who read me know that I like to celebrate things like this, and this time is no different...

Wee Witch has a cousin, Esmerelda. 

They both have those magical boots...

They both have pet spiders...

And, there's a distinct family resemblance, don't you think?

Esmerelda is going to leave me though, and I want her to have a good home... so, who among you is going to volunteer to have her come live with you?

Anyone?

She doesn't take up much room, she's only about 12 inches tall, and that includes her hat.  She's got a sewn and stuffed body that has been hand painted and embellished.  She wears a fabric skirt with a fabulous petticoat under. Esmerelda is jointed at her elbows, knees and top of legs so that she can sit and dangle her legs over a shelf or book... she's perfect to sit around for Halloween.

Here are the rules:

If you follow my blog (and I will check check to make certain that you do, if I don't find you among the followers and your name is drawn you will be disqualified), you may have one entry.

If you have liked the Facebook page for ACreativeDreamer (you can find that here) you may have one entry.

If you follow me on Pinterest (here), you can have yet another entry... And Google+ (here) can even give you one more...

Be sure to leave one comment for each entry in the comments section so that you can have as many entries as applies to you.

AND, if you take the class, you get 10 bonus entries to thank you for supporting my artistic efforts!

The winner will be chosen at random on October 17th and I will allow entries right up until the minute the winner is chosen.  The name of the winner be posted here on the blog in the 17th.  That winner will have 48 hours to send me their mailing address.  If I have not received it by then I will choose another winner.

Anyone have any questions?  You can ask them in the comment section (that will not count as an entry), or you can email me with them if you'd rather (the email is in the left side bar of the blog).

Let's begin...

(Disclaimer:  This is an ART DOLL, not a play doll.  There are pieces that could be hazardous to small children, so please do not allow them to touch.)

19 September 2014

Art Abandonment...

I recently  joined a facebook group called Art Abandonment.  I really must learn to be the first to jump on wagons... I've been doing this for eons and never thought about making a group for it.  Anyway...

I have two pieces set to be abandoned today...


Both are 2.5" x 3.5", framed into a 4" x 6" frame.

My first abandonment of today... another is planned for this afternoon.


This piece was dropped at 6:30 this morning at one of the University of Kentucky Credit Union locations.  It's a print of an original piece I did.  I embellished it with doodling and the phrase "Be at peace.  Know that everything is unfolding exactly as it should."  That's been my mantra for the last few months, I repeat it to myself a thousand or so times each day.

Not sure yet where the other will be abandoned, I'll leave it somewhere along the way while running errands this afternoon.

Ever think about abandoning some of your art?   What do you think about it?

18 September 2014

Doodles...

When I can't seem to pull my act together (and I can't seem to), I doodle...






And then I colored (actually, painted with watercolours) some of the doodles...





Then I had a couple of prints made... and I am giving one away...  Check out how it can be yours here.  But you'd best hurry... it's being given away on Saturday.


08 September 2014

Busy, busy, busy weekend...

I woke Saturday morning quite early (insomnia... what'cha gonna do?) and for some reason decided to clean the studio... couldn't be because I could barely walk through it, could it?  Anyway... after about 5 hours of cleaning and organizing my desk looked like this...


And, about 20 minutes later it looked like this...

 

Seriously.

I cannot believe how much I got finished this weekend... must have been some sort of time warp.

I did this...  (now, to be clear, some of these projects were half way finished already)


It has a light in the base that flickers through the windows... I wish that showed a bit better.


And then these.  The house and most of these ornaments are a donation for a local cause.


Then a little painting that was floating around in my head...


And, since I had the glitter out and it was already everywhere, and I do mean EVERYWHERE, I did some mixed media houses that I glittered up.  It's a small (4" x 4" base) piece that I'm going to "abandon" for the Art Abandonment Project. The September challenge is "mini cities", this is as close as I'll get.  (Although, I do love it and plan to do more of something similar... Christmas theme maybe?)

In between all of that I did clean the rest of my living space, took the dog for a couple of walks, did dishes, even actually fixed myself a real meal rather than the yogurt or crackers and cheese I seem to have been living on for the last couple of months.  And, I baked a cake to take to work...

I'm exhausted reading the list!  What did you guys do with your weekends?

04 September 2014

A Wee Little Witch...

I've just finished up a little cutie!  Technically, she was supposed to be another mermaid like this little one...


Because I was going to teach her in a class.  But, as things so often go with me, when I sat down to re-create her so that I could take photos and really write the instructions, she just was not happening... something else was determined to come into being, and I just couldn't stop her.

I've been posting teaser photos on Facebook of late...

And you know what?  I was told I am mean...

I agreed, and said I was cruel too...

But I think I've teased enough... so, without further ado...

Please meet my Wee Witch...


She is very wee indeed, from the tip of her hat to the curve of her magical shoes, she stands about 9 to 10 inches tall.

And is absolutely adorable...

Pet spider and all.

And, while I didn't get the mermaid class written up... at least not yet... I did create one for my Wee Witch.  More details will be coming on that as soon as the dates are set!

Oh, and, there will be a give away involved... more details forthcoming about that as well!

02 September 2014

And, they're dropped...

Here they are waiting to be found...






Now, let's see if whomever finds them contacts me to let me know they've been found!

World Art Drop Day...

It's World Art Drop Day y'all...

Here's what I'm dropping today...

This one is 5" x 7", mixed media (pencils, paint, oil pastels and marker) done on 140 lb watercolour paper.

This one is only 4" x 4", done in the same mixed media... but...

This is what I've done to the back.  Cute, eh?

And, finally...

This one is a whopping 8" x 10", done in acrylics on 140 lb watercolour paper.  I guess I'm still stuck in the folk art frame of mind.

Lots of stuff done this weekend, I'll be sharing more this week!

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