Saturday, January 30, 2010

Who Dat Going to the Superbowl?

Da Saints, dats who! Alright, a bit off subject from my regular blog posts but a subject that is very dear to my heart.

The truth is I'm not a big sports fan, but I am a huge Saints fan. I've lived in a number of major cities and never have I experienced a similar connection of a city to it's football team. On game day while wandering around the city you can feel the electricty in the air, strangers smile at one another and proclaim 'who dat'. If they win the same strangers are yelling, dancing in the streets and hugging each other.

It's been said that since Katrina the Saints have united a city of defeated people and gave us hope. The truth is this connection was apparent before Katrina devestated the city. I remember the days when fans wore paper bags over their heads and the team was nicknamed The Aint's. Even in those not so victorious days the people of New Orleans embraced and were united by our faltering team.

If you've read my blog you know my love for this city. It's always very difficult to relay exactly what this city means to me and its residents, it's a feeling that one must experience to understand.

I hope with the Saints going to the Superbowl and the national spotlight New Orleans has assumed recently that the rest of the world will get a glimpse of a city full of culture, tradition, love of life... a city full of people that have endured tragedy and prevailed, a city this time united in victory rather than devestation. You can be sure this city will be on fire come game day. There will be a party here like no other when the Saints win the Superbowl.

....and when thats all over, we have Mardi Gras, ahhh how I love this city!

Monday, January 25, 2010

One World One Heart Blog Event

Alright, I decided I must get in on this event!! I'm browsing all the beautiful blogs and having so much fun. I also have such wonderful blog followers it just wouldn't be fair to sit this one out.

What a great event put together by The Whimsical Bohemian.

The truth is I've been so very busy of late I wasn't sure I wanted people visiting my very neglected blog. I do welcome old and new visitors and promise to keep things a bit more fresh around here in the coming months.

So on to the fun stuff. The giveaway. Zombies!!! You know Zombie Love is forever and they truly love each other for their brains. So here is the gruesome pair.

*How to enter*

1. leave a comment on this post, please only one comment per person.

2. Please be sure your comment takes me back to you, if you are not a blogger, make sure to leave a email address where you can be reached.

3. On February 15th, 1 random winner will be drawn from the comments left. Winner will be notified by email .

I have another piece to offer for this event over at the ADO Team Blog Giveaway, along with 16 other artists!! This is the giveaway of giveaways so please take the time to check it out, comment and you will have the chance to win something wonderful!! Heck with that many pieces it would be hard not to win:)

Good luck and have fun browsing!!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

A Glimpse of my Traveling Doll

Here is just a glimpse of my Traveling Doll, Hester Bates and her journal.
I you didn't follow this project last year I really encourage you to do so this year over at the Traveling Doll Blog . The Traveling Doll Project is an ADO event.
This year we have 7 teams, consisting of doll artists from around the world. Every particpant starts a doll and then sends it off to someone, somewhere else on the planet and that artist then adds to the doll and so on and so on. Each doll also starts off with a journal which the artists fill with thier experience and progress.
This year I am on Team #1, TeamPoupee. The gals on my team are amazing and accomplished doll artist. I would be lying if I didn't admit that I am a bit intimidated by them:) Please check out their sites
So please be sure to check out this event and see where Hester Bates ends up.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Day with Zombies

I think I needed a bit of a break of the color expolsion that has been taking place at the Loopy pad lately and got out my old color palette to make some zombies. It was fun to put away the needle and thread for awhile and just sculpt and paint like the old days.

I decided to offer some of my zombie cake toppers in a more diverse nature. These couples can be purchased as either heterosexual or homosexual pairs. I have to be honest in saying that I got the idea from a recent Etsy article but was quite sure I hadn't seen any zombie couples and felt it was a niche that needed to be filled.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


I've recently been follick-ly liberated. What a joy. By far the hardest part of making dolls for me is hair. I think it's because the hair really can make or break a piece.

So I've been through tutorials, looking through others work, books etc... trying all kinds of techniques and materials. Lately I've just acquired the 'what the hell' attitude. Wefting and gluing and just going banana's with the hair and wow what fun.

In another life I used to be a hair dresser, you would think I could style some hair. So I've been reverting back to my big hair, goth days and remembering the freedom I used to feel with others hair and mine and I believe it's paid off. This new series of dolls I've been working on definitely have less contrived hair and I think it's fun.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

A Girls Dream House

I just must share this beautiful story with you. If you haven't yet please take the time to check out a very dear cyber friend and ADO team members blog Kaerie Faerie. Kaerie has taken the time on her beautiful blog to show us a very treasured doll house that her grandfather made for her mother, who eventually passed it down to Kaerie. What a special gift. Kaerie is going to be remodeling her special little home and will be documenting the progress on her blog, so be sure to follow her progress it's sure to be a treat.
I am honored that Kaerie has taken one of my little dollies home to add as a resident to her dollhouse along with some of my other very favorite doll makers.
Thanks again Kaerie for sharing with us. I will most definetly be watching your progress.
Be sure to check out Kaerie's dreamy little softie dolls in her Etsy Shop too, they are absolutely precious!

Friday, January 8, 2010


Sure Giselle she would clean her room, walk the dog like mom said but as soon as she had enough money saved Giselle planned to run off and join the circus.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Lula and Beth

Lula often worries about ghosts.

Beth is feeling melancholy today.