Archive for December, 2009

Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Back to my old habits

I pass her majesty the ocean on my way to work and her last day of 2009 was especially spectacular as she gleamed under the sun’s brilliance.

and I worked on a Barbie today, see her in the image..So the New year hasn’t even arrived and I’m back to my old habits!

Many thanks to you who read here, especially if you have taken a moment to comment, as I have said before, comments are a gift. Another year, another chance to get it right!! well wishes for 2010 and may each day be filled with the promise of the good unfolding before you and recognizing when it is.


Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

I have the lights on this morn cuz its cold and gloomy, I don’t want to get rid of the tree, it makes me so happy!!


Live journal

Monday, December 28th, 2009

I so enjoy live journal. In spite of this years mass exodus. Facebook and the superficial drivel that goes on there will always only mildly interest me. I check once or twice a week basically to see if my son has posted something or I would hardly know whats going on in his life!!

I guess, when people are contemplative enough to at least try to journal, I know that there is true introspection and a real interest in learning, in life and becoming a better being. But those who put out single sentence bait and silly game statistics just don’t reach me. I like a little depth. some deep. some real.

yay! Happy holidaze, almost over

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

I know, thats a bit scroogey.

Its true, that is how I feel about it. Stressed out people on busy roads and germ filled air planes, packed parking lots with peeps carrying debt ridden credit cards, does not equal joy or magic. The magic comes in January when the credit card balances jump from here to there and money needs to be pulled out of some magician’s hat, and lots of it.

We tried to keep it as low key as possible. I do like it to be fun for children.


While I don’t buy into the myth and religious aspects of the holiday I do enjoy having a tree. The smell, the nostalgia. I decorate it with art that people have given to me and that makes the tree meaningful. Its different, and has its own peculiar beauty.


On this tree see works by Lelainia Lloyd, Diane Moore, Jac Myerscho, Cynjon Noah, Jen Minnis, Horrible Sweet, Shain Erin, Cathy CUllis, Deb Galcik, Lisa Martin, Renee Troy, Shari Enge, Susan Haskell, me, Karenann Young, Carla Naron, Raven, Maripat Doyle Oberg, Junker Jane, Dollygagging, Kerry Kate and others.


Hair doos

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009




Friday, December 18th, 2009

It was a rather spectacular day yesterday as I made my way through the canyon to The Ten Women Gallery. Doesn’t seem fair when so many parts of the country are knee deep in snow. I put the top down on my convertible car so I could feel the crispy fresh air,and so I could awaken my dulled senses as I am grappling with yet another loss this year of a family member. Her death takes me by surprise occurring so shortly on the heels of the death of her husband, my uncle, less than two months ago. This rather numbing event has put a damper on my energy and enthusiasm at this very busy, very stressful time of year, but I am plodding along trying to deal with obligations and still make sense of life.
I still hope to finish up some new work to list on etsy and take to the gallery before Christmas, like all retail, its an important time of year for us artists.

Best wishes to readers of this blog for stress free days ahead, peace of mind and a bit of joy in between.

Eclectix Gallery

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Patricia Zemanek from Eclectix Gallery in the Bay area wrote a nice article about the Barbie Redux exhibit.

more ornie

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009


I’ll be listing a few ornies to my etsy shop and a few are available at the Ten Women Gallery for locals

Collage ornies

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009



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Yes Julia, there is no Santa Clause

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Julia Sweeney has a piece that has been airing on showtime recently called “Letting go of God”

Its her journey shared with skill and insight and fun and intelligence. If you have ever had any doubts about God or your particular brand of religion, you may find her piece of interest. I was riveted and entertained (its very funny) and if nothing else, it is thought provoking.

Here is an excerpt:

And, she has a blog;

Also, she has a dvd available through Amazon