Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I've been busy

At least I feel like I have been busy. The next four pieces are all ones I made while in the hospital on bed rest. Since I sat there most of the time by myself (other then the nurses coming in to check every few hours and family and friends who visited) I needed something to pass the time.
This piece is part of my Gathering Girl series and is called "Gathering Icicles"- you can find the original HERE in my Etsy shop. My favorite thing about this piece is that the mittens and hat I made from this tiny scrap of vintage fabric a friend gave me at an art show we did the the beginning of Nov. She is a quilter and thrives on vintage fabrics (and she has some good ones). It feels nice to put a little life back into a tiny piece she had leftover.

At that same show in November I sold the last few of my originals with owls. I thought it might be time to make some more.
This one is called "Looking Back" and can be found HERE in my Etsy shop.
I had so much fun making that one I did another similar one.

This one is a little more playful and is called "Moonlight Games", you can find it HERE.

This is the first one I made while in the hospital and a friend snatched it up right away. I just love it though so I am offering it in 8.5 x 11 archival prints HERE. It is named "Dance under a Mysterious Moon".

We have a wonderful , super happy, thick and heavy kitty named Woody. This is a portrait of him and the first piece I have made since being home from the hospital and after having Roxy.
That makes is special to me. lol
"Stripes are Nice" - in my Etsy shop HERE.

And now to my first custom piece since this past summer. Being pregnant does something too me and I had no desire to make custom pieces. Actually it was just too much pressure on me, but happy to say I am back to lovin making them! yay

This one is so special as it was commissioned by the sister-law of a friend of mine from college. I don't want to say too much more b/c I am not sure when their baby shower is and this is a gift for their little girl who is due soon. Super happy with how it turned out. It features the first verse from Bob Dylan's "Forever Young" song. It was so inspiring and really made me love what I do all over again. (Bring on the commission piece!!!!)

I made this one over the weekend. I just had this image in my head of a little hippy girl playing guitar and singing. Where the chandelier and orchid came from I am not sure but they just felt right. lol
"Hippy Girls Song" - can be found HERE - she is 10" x 12"

Life is settling in back to normal and that makes me happy. Play dates, artwork, cooking again...good stuff!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Roxy Nova....has arrived

Well this little girl right here has been keeping me from being a good blogger. At 34 weeks pregnant I was put in the hospital (totally unexpected) with pre-eclampsia. I was there until they induced me at 37 weeks. It was a long journey. Really hard to be an hour from home on bed rest with a 3 almost 4 yr old who is trying to understand what is going on. My husband had to take all that time off from work to be "Mr Mom". He was fabulous by the way and keep the house and London and the pets all in order and still found time to come see me at the hospital whenever he could.

But that is all behind us now and here she is. Growing like a little weed and as sweet as can be.

She is adorable in purple!

Here she is with proud daddy! She was born on Dec. 13th 2:22pm and weighed in at 6lb. 1 oz
She is now a month old and up to 8 lbs...Yay!

Here is big brother London holding her so carefully. He is a sweet big brother who gives her lots of kisses!

Me...now a mother of 2, crazy huh?

I am going to try to post another post soon as I have lots of new work to show!