A Unique Primitive Art with a whisper to the past~

These truly ARE the voices in my head.

Friday, March 15, 2019


Amy is looking for a home. 

Early Work Mercantile 
opened last night.
There are still wonderful pieces that I have available. 
This is Amy.
She is named after
one of the Little Women~
I always loved her 
" You don't need scores of suitors,
you need only one, if he's the right one."

A favorite quote of mine,
that I have often repeated to my daughters as they have grown up.

To say that I got involved in her dress,
is an understatement.
I had this pictured in my head for years now.
I attack my sewing simply
with an elegance to it...
and this was anything but simple.
I was able to get it,
driven by my desire to 
challenge myself.
It took some time. 
....and it was 
so very worth it.

Our Starling colony has
been arriving
as Spring
creeps in...

looking for homes!

And what says,
Spring is coming
as much as sheep?
The wee ones 
are arriving!

 Witch in white is still available.

I love pieces that 
I can tuck
in the dollhouse 
hang on a cupboard door.
these are a perfect size.
of course...
Halloween does live in this house
year round.

....and with it a new 

The Moss Witch of County Cork
is still available at EHAG

Mousies are an ever 
source of 

A friend
nudged me about 
adding more mushrooms
this year.
It's been a while...
These are inspired by the ceramic ones.
that my Dad
and I would make 
and sell to Vermont Shoppes
when I was 
a teen.

 As you can tell,
I have been deep 
in creating...
and for me as an Artist,
it is because a part of me needs
to escape
life at the moment
and create a balance

Our family
is suddenly faced
with a member
that has a health crisis.

It has knocked the wind 
out of our sails 
at the moment...

"In Her Widow's Weeds" is still available.

I will be sharing
when it is decided to be shared.
Right now,
we are all
just navigating
the start of 
this journey.

Monday, February 4, 2019


When I was a young girl,
my Daddy told me, 
I could do anything 
that I set my mind to...
 I could be anything 
I wanted to be.

As I grew into a young woman
and entered the workforce,
I realized that it was still a man's

I tossed that power suit
and heels...
and I made my own way.
I followed my bliss 
of family, children,
and my art.

Many a time,
 I would  hear that I couldn't
complete my vision
in the way or technique 
that I wanted.

I have always
stepped quietly away 
from those men...
and came back, 
proving them wrong.

has always served me well.
It keeps me challenging
to work out a
"can't" and make it a "can".
It pushes me
to grasp
the process and technique
in areas that 
I feel are not my strength
and own just a bit of it.

....in the end,
it comes down to problem-solving.

This year,
I am using 
to work on
human faces
and watercolor.

Who says
that you
just have to 
pick one???

Friday, February 1, 2019

Yawn and Stretch

February crept in
under a crisp,
starry night.
Quiet and without fanfare...

I peeked out 
to say hello, 
in the wee hours,
before I making my way
to my slumber.

With February's entrance,
our visit from
the arctic vortex is starting to retreat...
Imbolic brings a celebration;
we are halfway between
Winter Solstice
Spring Equinox.
we are ever closer to 

Last night, 
was also the release of EHAG '19.
I usually do
Skelly Girls for Bewitching Peddlers...
but you may see a rare one, 
here or there, 
to celebrate something special
during the year.

I have already
started my sculpts 
Bewitching Peddlers
as I work on my outline for the year.
While January
is a rather long feeling month...

I have kept myself
in clay
and hot tea beside.

As February
starts its day,
I feel a new sense of vigor~
knowing Spring will be here soon.
Time to shake January fully off of my shoulders
and get moving into February.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Cozy and Creative

Winter has certainly made its way
to our area.
This past week has brought
a big snow,
bitter cold,
warmer temps
flooding rains
with no place to go,
with all of the snow.

We know for certain that 
the Winter still
has a way to go,
so we stay cozy and create our world around us...
bringing bits of Spring 
in any way we can.

If you pop on over to my Etsy Shop
(click on the piggy picture)
I will take 15% off of your
pattern order
until the 28th!

I am spending my time
with my version of
Paper Whites!

EHAG and Early Work Mercantile are fast approaching
Bewitching Peddlers 
has me
sooo inspired
my creating for September.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Simmering Soup and Sipping Tea


January is always exciting for me.
The Holidays wind down...
we rest up
and I pull out my notes
 from the year and start 
jotting down things
making a basic plan.

A wink and a nod to an earlier time.

Early Work Mercantile
and EHAG
give me the ability
to create monthly offerings.

The Maker
and Artist
in me
knows that this 
keeps creativity rolling...

People have not been a comfortable subject for me...
I am more at home with bird and animal faces.

Bewitching Peddlers
gives me the 
to create on
the level
that I have yearned for.

Whimsy is a good area to start the step...
but I wanted a little more realism.

In it all...
an outline
keeps everything
running well...

I am pleased with this group of ladies,
I have this thing about black hearts...

gives me the time
to create a workflow
a chance to 
see all of my notes and ideas
laid out.

Inspired by Mourning Art

I always 
make a challenge 
for myself...
I push myself 
to look at areas that my work 
needs to grow
as well as where I want it to go.

January brings 
bitter winds and snow,
I look forward
to cozy days
with a pot of soup simmering
and sipping
peppermint tea...
and as you can see,
I was 
to start creating
and challenging 

Friday, January 4, 2019


A peek in my basket that hangs on my wall...
It shows a project for Early Work Mercantile this month
and a bit of a hint.

As the New Year rings in,
instead of making a resolution,
I will pick a word 
to guide me through the year.
This year,
I picked "comfort".

My trip to the Adirondacks this Fall
was a wonderful get away with dear friends...
and inspires my work.

At home, 
we will continue
to surround ourselves with that 
which brings comfort.
Hygge (hue-guh)

From simpler meals that continue
our goals of 
cleaner and healthier
( I have lost 30 pounds so far,
just being more mindful)

The view of Main Street, from our hotel room in Lake Placid.
Love the view of Mirror Lake. This village holds so many memories for me. My year of art school was an amazing dream come true.

to enjoying 
gatherings with friends and family.

Somehow, birds are my thing.
In college, I had to pick out a filler course for graduation. I didn't have much to choose from in that time spot and Avian Biology fit. It wasn't anything that I was drawn to. Who would have thought, it would be so important in my work all these years after. 

Even in my work...
I am harkening back
to what brings me comfort and joy~

As an Artist,
I know that while comfort
can be nice to settle into...
I need to push that comfort level to grow.
will certainly be taken out
of its zone!

Oh those Sleepy mice! It is fun to see that they still inspire other artists! They are so fun felted

A new year
and a new trip 
around the sun 
is exciting.
I know it will fill itself as years do;
 a balance of good and bad,
happy and sad.
I will be settling into a coziness,
surrounded by what is important
and making it all