Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Join Us for One World One Heart!

What is One World One Heart?

Well...I like to think of it as a unique way for people to meet.

Lisa from Whimsical Bohemian came up with this idea as a way to bring lots of people in the blogging community together. The basic premise is that you can go to other blogs to see what people from around the world are working on/thinking/doing and expand your own world a bit.

It encourages us to extend out to other blogs that we may never otherwise get a chance to see. Lots easier than trying to stumble across blogs blindly!

The little imp in the picture above is going to be my giveaway.

If you are interested in winning him, mushroom included, please be sure to leave a comment on this post. Also, be sure that I have a way of getting back to you if you are chosen as the winner.

All winners will be chosen on Feb. 15th.

Why don't you take a few minutes to pop over to Whimsical Bohemian to see who else is participating? You just might meet someone really interesting and sharp.

AND you might want to sign in to win whatever cool items are being offered on THOSE sites as well!

Until next time, happy exploring!


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Not quite done...

Tomorrow...That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

It has been quite the week. Storms, flooding, volunteering in the kids' school, a funeral. Woof!

I have been working on a mini ADO project, in conjuction with my other items, and just haven't had time this week to finish up. Grumble, snort, spit.

The sculpts were easy this time. One piece was scrapped and redone but the other one worked out well first time around.

Today I hope to finish dressing them. (It isn't always easy to dress a three inch tall doll. Tiny, tiny britches, those!) We shall see if the new round of storms eats up all my time again or not.

Hopefully I can post SOMETHING new to view tomorrow.

If not, you'll know I floated away.

Just kidding. If not, you'll know that everything took twice as long as it should have (seriously...these storms are making things really dicey right now) and life just got in the way. Again.

Until next time, happy rainy days!


Saturday, January 16, 2010

Why I Shouldn't Be Left Alone- Part 1

OK, I had a little money in my PayPal account and these tools have been calling to me for months.
"Buy us, Theresa. Buy us, and you will be so happy."

Normally I would say that things don't bring happiness. But the tools were RIGHT!

I AM so happy.

These are called Colour Shapers and they were originally meant to be a texturizing tool for paint. One could use them to sort of push the paint into different areas. Very cool.

I bought them, however, because they looked as though they would be easy to move across polymer clay.

I wanted something that could smooth as it goes. I also wanted something that could easily push, pull and move the clay.

BINGO! These are great.

I bought a whole set of #2 in firm.
I was worried that "firm" would be too stiff, but it is perfect. I think "soft" wouldn't be as useful.

If you can only buy one of the set, I would suggest the taper point, as it seems to be the most multi-purpose of the bunch.

Dick Blick had a really good price. Compare there before buying from another artist site.
This is one of the "THINGS" that I made.

He is baking in this picture.

You know it's bad when my husband comes in and asks me, "What IS that"?
and I reply, "Gee, I have no idea. It just sort of came out."

Husband shakes head and walks away.

Yep, that about sums it up.

Now the question is, what DO I do with him?

Until next time, happy new tool trying!


Monday, January 11, 2010

I'm IN!!!

It's official! I am finally on the ADO roster! I am so excited!

What is ADO?

Well, ADO stands for Art Dolls Only. You can take a peek at their blog at

If you visit the blog, there are links to facebook and twitter, too. Well worth the click!

This groups focus is to promote art dolls across the web. The members all have etsy shops in which to sell their work. The talent pool is big, big, BIG!

ADO holds challenges throughout the year,too. Prior to becoming a member, I would look at everyone's challenge pieces and drool.
And be envious.
And drool again.

Now I will be able to participate!

I am beside myself! Pinch me!

Until next time, happy wishes coming true to you

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Either my mailman did it again or there is a thief afoot. My new set of heat set oils did NOT arrive when the post office says it did.

Their paperwork says it was delivered at 10:42. I was home at 10:42.
My door was open. (Yes, I live in SoCal, so it was about 75 degrees.)
I didn't leave the house until 11:10.

I DID, however, receive all of my next door neighbors mail. Again. Just like I do about once a month. I had no mail in my box for me at all.




I am hoping that whoever has it will return it. Sometimes I'll get my "lost" mail weeks later.

If it was stolen, I am probably out of luck. What a sad waste. The thief wouldn't know what to do with the paint. *sigh*

We shall see. I am just praying that I am not $50 poorer. I really needed that paint! My elves are sitting here waiting.

OK. My attitude is now adjusted. I am choosing to take a deep breath and move on.

Until next time, may only good things happen in your world.


Friday, January 8, 2010


And, of course, I didn't have my camera handy.

I am talking about the other night at my son's swim lesson.
The sky was the weirdest and most beautiful color I have ever seen.
It was bright, bright violet and navy and deep purple. AMAZING!

These pictures are from this morning's sunrise.
It was quite pretty as well.

As you can see, the moon was still out saying, "Hello" this morning.
Isn't the sky color interesting?

In fact, this whole week has been filled with amazing sunrises and sunsets.
Has it been extra spectacular lately or am I just outside and paying attention more often as of late?
I definitely feel that God is trying to get my attention.
I am now addicted to watching the sun rise and set.

Such a peaceful and meditative way to start and end the day.

Thanks for listening to me wax poetic about something basic.

Tomorrow I'll show you my newest elf. (I scrapped two yesterday in a snit. I sculpted for hours and the end results were not at all what I had visualized. They had to die. It was their clay-ish fate.)

Until next time, happy sky watching!


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Was Blind..

...and now I am a little blinder!

These are some of the eyes that I make for my teeny-tiny creations.

Since I am no longer a spring chicken, it isn't always easy to see what I am doing!

And while I am not a perfectionist in everything that I do, eyes are pretty darned important to a piece, don't you?

Unfortunately, this pair is less than perfect.

Being able to see what you are doing is not overrated!

Luckily, Santa whispered in my parents' ears that I could really, really, REALLY use an Ott light.

Especially an Ott light with a magnifying glass attached.

Looking at the first photo, I probably should have asked for some hand lotion as well, but that's a post for another day.

These eyes, as not-really-perfect as they are, may still be usable. We shall see.

They will need to go to a character with a heavy lid.

Or maybe someone who is a little goofy.

Crossed eyes have their own appeal, no?

Perhaps next time I'll post some eyes that I made when I could actually SEE what I was doing, instead of those made using intuition and luck.

Or maybe I'll post whatever ends up with these eyes...

Until next time, happy envisioning!