A Unique Primitive Art with a whisper to the past~

These truly ARE the voices in my head.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Hopping Through February

I love the carrots!

in the midst of a bumpy start~
(we had a frustrating day of service interruptions)

I am excited...
mild days
are mixing with cold and snowy ones.
You can feel Spring 
working up from your toes
and nesting in your heart.

It certainly shows up in my sketches
and enters 
my work table.

As I created Bea Bunny~
it was with
a bigger picture 
in mind.
I love taking simple, 
and bringing it to life
with dyes
and stitches.

A clever detail,
doesn't have to shout,
but rather
and melt into the piece
like a warm hug.

Time and stitches
add up to
a big love
and a thankful heart.
Not only for the ability
to work from home...
but for 
the opportunity
to build on the gifts given me.
To grow it....

As snows and cold
give way
to the rebirth
in Spring...
so does my heart
with the growing 
research driven by ideas.
 Forging ahead;
growing my seeds 
made of ideas,
so they may 

Friday, February 9, 2018

A Peek Behind The Curtain

I loved meeting and getting to know Joyce and Kaf

I've done many shows...
big and small.
This one takes the cake~
it is like no other.
(I was told it would be)

It took me a good two weeks
upon my return,
to fully
digest it.
( they tried to prepare me!)

The artwork of
my gifted friends
is so amazingly unique to them
and at such a high level, 
pictures cannot
take the place of 
seeing and embracing 
the senses!

This is such a brilliant
gathering of
they form a unique family.
Words just can't express that,
and I am at a loss....
a peek behind the curtain
may help.

before you play this,
scroll all the way down
to the bottom of the page
stop the regular music 


I came home
beyond honored...
with a mission
embrace visions
of my characters 
telling their stories~
by learning 
different techniques 
in my sculpting
and bringing them to life.

I am so honored
to be a part of 
Bewitching Peddlers
in 2018~

I am thankful 
the opportunity

and for my family and friends
that support

A special thanks to
my beloved husband
Team Sutter
in advance...
you allow my work to shine

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Here Comes the Snow

We received word.
that our two grandies 
would not be here today,
everyone is anticipating
The Big Snow!

I have sculpts
in various stages of 
I am also exploring 
different ways 
for armaturing
and assembly.
This will allow me to grow
my vision
of bringing some of my drawn characters 
to life! 
I once read 
of a person that was 
a beginner sculpter
cheerfully saying
that the sculpts were
all clay
through the process,
the person discovered 
that the delicate
was not very sound
and a reluctant change
 in neck thickness
had to be made.
What was not understood,
 was that her piece would remain
delicate and breakable.
We have such a wonderful resource
with the internet.
More and more,
I learn from
those that will share the basics.
I am building a library
of books as well.

I grew up
sculpting with
ceramic clays.
Armatures are important!
As I changed to
(which I adore)
I have learned 
about different kinds of armatures.

My Bewitching Peddlers 
opened my eyes to possibility.
Upon my return,
I have researched
different ways, 
to make my visions
come to life!
Trying a new technique!
I love the possibility it gives.
Clayworks like this,
need a skeletal system
and one that will
form a good solid piece.
There are several ways to achieve this
and each person
has to figure out
what works best for them.

Now, this has to be said...
when you see
how a tool is used
be it a light box for graphics, 
to a armature
that will carry 
a sculpt~
to use the TOOL
as just a TOOL
and do not copy
the finished piece or style,
but rather
trust in your gift.
Trust in yourself...

 I believe in 
Sharing how to begin...
and basics.
The rest becomes
your journey.

I will be showing parts of my journey, 
going forward.
In hopes
that it
will give someone
the wings that they need
to reach
their vision.

On this snowy day...
I will be working on my
friends to bring them to life...
and enjoying
the day~

Snowflakes out the window...
my Gram's recipe for sauce simmering...
a candle from 1890 Gable House Goodes burning...
(The above blackened beeswax is new from 
Misi's store  and might I say~
it smells just amazing~
enjoy her link!)

Whatever your day is... 
grab onto it and make it yours!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Goode February

it seems,
can go on forever.
We have had bitter cold,
snow and rain.

Although February,
 can be rather cold itself.
It carries with it,
 that Spring
will find it's way soon.

As you can see..
Sping has been first and foremost
in my work.

I love Netty LaCroix's patterns
and I love using them.
Sometimes I stay true to 
the techniques
and sometimes 
they reflect my vision.
(an egg or a sleepy mouse?
...ponder, ponder.)
I have added my own
 tiny, humble stitches.
It gives a homey
olde finished look
and often inspires
the Early and Primitive 
look that I love.
I often envision a young ladye
practicing stitches
by the fire.

Last night,
had it's first offerings for 2018.
If you haven't visited before,
hop on the link and enjoy
some one of a kind
Halloween Art.
(My wee friend has been spoken for, but there are still lovilies to be had)
It is a great way 
to start a collection
and see 

thoughts of love
and the yearning for
the newness
of Spring.

I have
been tweeking
things a bit...
knowing that 
life always changes.
I have been
how to make those changes.
the balance 
of home,
work that I love.

Embracing more
each year.
(Pinterest has some lovely inspires)
embracing it
even in my work.
As the new Raven Witch
walks where
the Natty Rats
have been.
My work will
my heart
and roots,
and still challenge
my vision of growth.
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