A Unique Folk Art with a whisper to the past~

They truly ARE the voices in my head.







Monday, December 28, 2015

A Big Sigh and Snowflakes


How would I describe our Christmas?
It was one for the books, that is for sure.
I was incredibly busy packing orders, farther into December than I thought I would be~ 
But what a blessing!


An unexpected late night call, 
made for a race North to home.
I chat with my Mom most every day and generally a couple times a day.

I had not talked with her this day and she knew we had a gathering in the afternoon, so it was no big deal...
until a Nurse called and explained that she had lost her ability to speak and become unresponsive.
We were off!


Long story short, 
she is fine and fully recovered!
Whew!
It is hard as you see your parent's health become more delicate.
I am the closest to her of the three children. 
( I would not have it any other way)
It is up to me to relay the happenings and assess the importance of the situation.
It did not seem good as we arrived.
After a few hours, she began to change and come around.


We were very relieved that she would be home for Christmas, 
however....
just as we had that thought,
a virus stuck our house.
It was full on Lysol Lockdown...
we had not even done our Holiday shopping!

Somehow, it all came together.
We were able to secure the gift wishes of our loved ones and deliver them Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


And now....
I am ready to give a big sigh.
All is well.
We did it!
...and now I can enjoy a little Winter's hibernating.

Tonight, our first Winter storm will arrive.
Chicken soup will simmer all day..
a pie awaits the day's end.

I have Outlander ready...
with ink and paper.
I am content and cozy.
I am ready!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Happy Solstice


Happy Solstice to all!
Our days will now become longer.
 It is all such a happy time as family and friends gather.


We sip on cider and eggnog.
I love looking on the faces of wee ones as they meet up with Santa.

Halloween 2014

Of course, 
I do live with my own Santa. 
It is so fun when children take a second look or point him out.
His eyes do twinkle and sometimes a jolly, "Ho, ho, ho!"
is all that is needed...
to help keep the magic going.


We still have gifts to get....
as we have been called to be beside a loved one.
We just dance the days the way we need to and always look at the blessings that each day holds.

My workbasket that now hangs on our wall. 
It is a treasure itself, 
and now it is filled with what takes my fancy...
  or holds my heart.
 Sometimes it changes every day...
or perhaps over several days.  
I can't explain it, 
but as the Doll House does; 
it grounds me. 

As we light candles today and embrace the celebrations of light and longer days ahead;
we extend it,
 with the healing energies and love for our beloved...
and to all who may need it~  



Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Sniffles and Offerings

Dori Sparrow

The Wee Cottage is bursting with life~
It's finals week for Jess and I'll miss her and her critters while she goes home between semsters...
A wee little boy brings us lots of smiles during the days~
and I am working as I can between naps and snacks...


Old Thistle the hunched back Doormouse

is open 
and I am a bit late.
In all of this, a case of the sniffles has been coming on for a few days.
Yesterday was difficult and I am thankful for lots of homemade soup and the ability to rest.

I am feeling better and now I would like to introduce you to some new friends.


Wee Rosebud Doormouse

I am smitten with Gnomes.
 Not to mention making visions come to life.
With Dori, played about with how best to give her a plumpish body.

Each friend is new and fun! T
hey all have ribbon wrapped pixie booties 
and a blanket of antique batting~
 best of all,
I have offered them each with a special sale price for the Holidays.

Now that is Goode News!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

Heaven And Nature Sing Deer
Our trip to Lake Placid a couple of months ago is still reflected in my heart.
The mountains with trees dressed for Fall will always linger, never far.

Lake Placid has been a part of my soul. 
I always thought that I would go back there and live....
funny how life has other plans.

It is now my place to rest and rejuvenate my creativity.

Black Angel Ornie

In my reflection of my time at the School of Art those years ago,
my Primitive Journey has been reflected as well.
I am loving the wee folk that are coming about now.


Little Snow Angel

The humble and rustic look of Osnaburg.
The leathery look of waxing and the primitive style that captured my heart. 
I am stepping back with fresh eyes and workmanship that has been gathered with time and making.

My hair has gray in it.
My fingers are starting to look like my Gram's;
a bit arthritic as they hold a needle and stitch the days away...
and my eyes see children grown 
and Gandbabies.
One is on the way.

Bliss.....



Thursday, December 10, 2015

Stop By~~~

Santa Lew

The PICTURETRAIL Show is up and running~
 It gets hectic as the first emails come rolling in,
 but there are still plenty of wonderful Wee Folk to be had!  


Santa Wilhelm



Some are one of a kind.....some are now retiring.


Daniel
Many are done using techniques that reflect the past. 
So many are perfect to nestle withing your antiques or Early home.


Netty Santa Kitty (sitting)

Monday, December 7, 2015

An Online Show


Hello friends~
 It's almost time! 
I sent out emails and posted on social media~
My friends that did not get adopted while in Gloversville, 
will have another chance on Thursday evening.

They are all chattering madly~
A new home is quite exciting! 
A click on Griswold's picture will take you to  the Picturetrail site.
You may want to review how to purchase and look at some past friends.

Me; I am ready to really jump back into creating and designing full time again. 
I can't believe how fast it has all sped by~
with a little one now walking and talking....
and a new brother or sister 
who will make an appearance in June.
I won't have full time Nonnie/Nanny duties, 
but they will not be far.

It certainly is, "the most wonderful time of the year" !

* The link is now fixed~ Thank you!





Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Good Morning December




I wanted to stay in bed. 
I was toasty warm... 
but I could smell cawfee brewing~

and could hear a little wee voice talking to Grandpa.

There is much to do today. 

This first day of December has dawned with milky skies and a frosty chill that carries the smell of wood smoke. 
 Enough to make your heart smile as it tickles winter memories.
Ah December, you are magical.



Among the amazing number of pattern orders to go out,
 I have some friends to share.

I believe a Picture Trail Show is in order. 
I will be fast at work getting it all set, 
in hopes that it can happen towards the end of the week.

Ah yes, magical December,
please send some elves.....