A Unique Folk Art with a whisper to the past~

They truly ARE the voices in my head.







Thursday, June 30, 2016

This Magic Moment

Charlotte is such a gentle soul.
Her smile and twinkle remind me of her namesake.

has opened once again 
and I am so excited 
to show you Charlotte 
AND 
see what everyone else has made!
You can bet,
 I am right there taking a peek
 with all of you.

I love the twinkle in her eye...
she is a merry maker!

My Blue friend 
had magic in her
from the start...
It started step by step.

First,
 with those beautiful eyes,
 that seem to look right at you.


That fabric...
has been in my stash for over 2 years.
I knew it was perfect for a Jarrahdale as soon as I saw it...

Then in her finish...
which is new for me ~ 
and I adore.
It opens the possibilities for more sculpts that need this look
to complete my vision.

The fabric itself went through a process...
not just the usual for a little aging.
It had a sheen to it,
that just did not work for her.

And finally~
Her dress.
I LOVE not just the color,
but the style
and 
the bustle.

I am not a fancy patterner
by any means.

I adore simple,
with clever details...

but, 
this was 
my personal challenge 
to myself.
The final part
that added up to
 one
 magical 
Pumpkin Ladye!



This Magic Moment

Charlotte is such a gentle soul.
Her smile and twinkle remind me of her namesake.

has opened once again 
and I am so excited 
to show you Charlotte 
AND 
see what everyone else has made!
You can bet,
 I am right there taking a peek
 with all of you.

I love the twinkle in her eye...
she is a merry maker!

My Blue friend 
had magic in her
from the start...
It started step by step.

First,
 with those beautiful eyes,
 that seem to look right at you.


That fabric...
has been in my stash for over 2 years.
I knew it was perfect for a Jarrahdale as soon as I saw it...

Then in her finish...
which is new for me ~ 
and I adore.
It opens the possibilities for more sculpts that need this look
to complete my vision.

The fabric itself went through a process...
not just the usual for a little aging.
It had a sheen to it,
that just did not work for her.

And finally~
Her dress.
I LOVE not just the color,
but the style
and 
the bustle.

I am not a fancy patterner
by any means.

I adore simple,
with clever details...

but, 
this was 
my personal challenge 
to myself.
The final part
that added up to
 one
 magical 
Pumpkin Ladye!



Sunday, June 26, 2016

I Speak In Fabric....


I love textiles...
and have been drawn to them
 from the time I was little.

 Stitchery, laces 
and 
intricate handwork
capture me,
but.... 

Fabric draws me like deer to headlights.
I step into a fabric store 
and the voices come... 

"I need" and "will you look at this"
babble away..
Sometimes not just in my head; 
but making their presence known in what I call
" The Rainman Effect"


Yes.. I babble away in my own little world 
as Dustin Hoffman's Character did.
Friends and family can attest to it.
I'm sure that I am entertainment to some.
To me, 
it is very important business 
that is done between bolts and the Universe.
When I walk out with my treasures,
 I know if they are Pumpkin Ladye dresses,
Mousel apparel~
or just a piece that I need to covet...
 until they whisper where they go.
Exactly like the orange fabric in the picture.
Stay tuned!

~ * ~

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Strawberry Moon And A Firefly Summer

Halle~ the first of the 2016 Pumpkin Ladyes

In the wee hours of Monday 
I went out to peek at the moon.
Summer Solstice with a Full moon is magical indeed.
Clouds were racing in front of the moon at times...
 the winds carried the smell
 of pine and roses,
wrapping me like a quilt.
This is the start of my Firefly Summer....

Mz Soot~ Black Cat Ladye

Summer memories of my childhood.
Endless days, 
filled with family, friends and adventures;
but it was the nights
 that were always my favorite.

At the sight of the first Firefly, 
we gathered jars..
running about and capturing them.

We marveled over their magical ability 
and wondered if there was really an
"Ugly Bug Ball"...
as Aunt Edna once told me.

How fun would it be to see that~
or catch a glimpse of fairies.
These nights always ended much too soon..

A jar full of twinkles would fly out at the end of the night.
To bed we would go~
Sleepy and intoxicated 
with belief in magic,
that always happened while we were asleep
and
 we were never quite able to capture it....


Weaving wee baskets of wire.
I love that I am able to make and create most all of the little details.

And so now,
 there are wee ones once again...
and we will be able to pass the magic
of a Firefly Summer on.
For me;
 especially~
I will be creating my own magical friends to keep me company, 
a short while.
 They will go to new homes and families.
It seems, 
that I truly have fallen into
 the work of my dreams.

Pip~ the fairy mouse.
These friends are truly made of memories.


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

June Is A Race

Jaune
June is taking off  
like the month is some kind race.
Here at the Cottage it is!
We have crammed our days full.

The gardens are in and look wonderful.
Some projects complete.
and my creating~ 
 has been full on!
 I am also balancing my time with my retired Beloved.

We are both learning 
how our days will 
dance.

Halle

Jaune and Halle made it to the finish line on Early Work~
However, they weren't quite early.

Junes allergies
 and computer issues have struck.


Mackenzie Rose


Our biggest news however,
 is the arrival of
Miss Mackenzie Rose.

Master Tommy is a big brother!!!

 Grampa will be welcoming
Miss Mackenzie soon,
to come stay with us while Mommie works.
Just as we did with big brother.

So,
 you have been warned, that baby pictures are sure to sneak in among the Wee Folk here!
~*~