"Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness. " ~ Rumi

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Amanda Louise Spayd

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

The Joy of Collage
I am so very excited to be signed up for Lynn Whipple's class "The Joy of Collage"!!! The online class starts tomorrow! I have admired her work for a l-o-n-g time. Here are some fabulous links:

Lynn's Website: http://lynnwhipple.com/

Friday, June 5, 2015

It's National Donut Day!!!!! oh yum!

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.


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

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

The Vintage Market

Come see me at "The Vintage Market" on May 1st (10am-7pm) & May 2nd (9am-5pm) at Coon Valley Village Hall ~ 108 Roosevelt St. ~ Coon Valley, WI ~ sponsored by "Donna's Daughters".

This is a FABULOUS show! 20+ vendors selling vintage and antique items, upcycled and repurposed creations, garden d├ęcor, 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.

Look for my booth as you enter the door ~ front & center! "Remember Me" ~ Vintage Inspired Design & Decor.
Remember Me.......Emily!