Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category


Saturday, December 14th, 2013


Aqua Dream at the Ojai Valley Museum

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

This altered Barbie ornament is available at OVM. She is a unique one of a kind piece.

Her title is Aqua Dream because she is dreamy in my favorite color: aqua. Seriously, her surface is beautiful painted with acrylics and copper leafed and sanded and finished with a strong varnish.

altered barbie ornament

Also available at the museum: Snowflake
Painted with acrylics and gold leafed and sanded and textured, she would look lovely on any Christmas tree! or hanging as a decorative work of art from a hook.


snowflake 2

Also at the museum: Carnival of colors! this whimsical mixed media figure is paper mached, painted with acrylics and textured. She also has some puffy yarn about her. There is a wire loop at the back for hanging.


Also at the museum is this funny whimsical piece whose hat is an upside down flower (did not get a good photo of her :()
flower barbie

Available at OVA gallery a sweet angel with super pretty pastel yarn for hair :D:


and this little truncated ornament:
barbie ornament

A few more ornaments in the works….

Acorn ornies

Sunday, November 17th, 2013


Happy Mother’s Day to Mommas Everywhere

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Delma Joy Temple: Bio Mom

Cecilia Ramirez: Mom

Mother in law: June Anders with her Momma, “Toots”

Bucket List

Friday, April 5th, 2013

I wish I were in India for the Holi Festival of colors

This week in India is the Holi Festival of Colors. I WISH I were there!

Hol! Ha!

see more here and here

So good

Valentine Love

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Happy Valentines day to those reading here 😀

Some love in the mail from art pal, Karenann Young

What can be Said of New Year’s Rhymes?

Monday, December 31st, 2012

What can be said in New Years rhymes?
That has not been said a thousand times?
The new years come, the old years go
we know we dream we dream we know
We rise up laughing with the light
we lie down weeping with the night
we hug the world until it stings
we curse it then and sigh for wings
we live, we love, we woo, we wed
we wreathe our prides, we sheet our dead
we laugh, we weep, we hope, we fear
and thats the burden of a year

e. wilcox

Tree Redux

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

We stabilized the base of the tree and the tree stand and got it back up yesterday.

It certainly makes a house feel homey.

Tree Drama

Monday, December 10th, 2012

I spent two days decorating a sweet little Christmas that a friend gave me. It came attached to its own stand and yesterday it crashed. Not sure what happened but I did lose a lot of ornaments, BuMmE r!!

Ornaments by Junker Jane and Lelainia Lloyd

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

I’m a big Junker Jane fan

I love the fabric that the green monster is made with. The piece is a reminder to me to keep jealousy at bay 😀

This ornament by Lalainia Lloyd is one of my favorites, so cleverly composed.

Links for both artists are in my side bar and they both have etsy shops. BUY HANDMADE!

Giclees of this original painting; Girl Looking Askance, are now posted to my etsy shop.