LOVE & BEAUTY are ever present in Kirsty Mitchell's book "Wonderland". Six years in the making, "Wonderland" was created in memory of Kirsty's mother Maureen. A loving tribute ~ a personal journey through grief.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Today I discovered the AMAZING art dolls of Amanda Louise Spayd!
From her website.....here is her "official" artist bio:
Amanda Louise Spayd’s mixed-media work combines the textures and colors of antique domestic objects, the natural world, and an obsessive attention to detail. At once endearing and unsettling, her fabric creatures evoke ideas of cast-off children’s toys and ill-conceived taxidermy experiments with crooked human teeth.
Because of their aged, antique appearance, one is left to wonder about the origin, past experiences, and past lives of these creatures. Do they look like this because they were abandoned, or because they were literally loved to pieces? The idea of an unknown past story, combined with the possibilities of their future, is a central theme of her work. Her work has been published internationally, and is highly sought after by collectors around the globe, and she has exhibited her work in galleries and conventions across the United States, France, and Japan.
Amanda Louise Spayd ~ A truly gifted artist!!!
See also "behind the scenes" ~ the making of "The Maker" film:
Monday, June 8, 2015
|The Joy of Collage|
Lynn's "The Joy of Collage" Class: http://www.carlasonheim.com/the-joy-of-collage-with-lynn-whipple/
Lynn's Website: http://lynnwhipple.com/
Lynn's Blog: https://lynnwhipple.wordpress.com/
Lynn's Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LynnWhipple
Friday, June 5, 2015
|Photo Courtesy of Michelle G.|
Mmmm! Donuts! Why is it that something that is so BAD for you tastes so GOOD?!?
My favorites ~ Chocolate iced custard filled (Bismarks or Long Johns), chocolate iced with peanuts, white icing with coconut.......who am I kidding? I never met a doughnut I did not like!
When my kids were little, I used to make homemade cake donuts. While they were still hot, I would shake them in a paper bag filled with cinnamon & sugar. Mmmm!
Now that I am trying to go "gluten free"... I must find some new donut recipes... in case I need to feed my donut cravings once in awhile.
EAT A DONUT
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Happy Mother's Day to my Mom who left this world in 2010. She is a beauty. Beautifully calm, kind, creative, loving & giving. I say she IS a beauty because I feel that she is still with us, touching our hearts & still teaching us. Peace & blessings to you Mom. XOXO
|Painting by Barbara Burger, my beautiful Mom.|
Saturday, April 18, 2015
This is a FABULOUS show! 20+ vendors selling vintage and antique items, upcycled and repurposed creations, garden décor, furniture and handmade items.
Plant sale to raise money for The Karen Tischer Benefit. The Coon Valley Business Association will be selling food to raise money for playground equipment in the park.