Thursday, December 23, 2010

Snow in Southland

Hi! made a santa for my parents in Naples Fl. Just to share the abundance of snow we seem to be getting this year here in chicagoland. I'll take snow over ridiculous cold anyday though.
Enjoy and Merry Christmas!!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Gifts

So I am so proud of myself, I planned to make some gifts this year and gave Heather hers this am (i think she likes it) Every year i have all these grande ideas of making things and justify the ridiculous amounts of money i spend on art supplies because "i'm gonna save money and make presents" then each year time gets away from me and i am running around shopping for people. So making one gift so far may not be much to some, but to me it is a big step. Now onto number 2...3....4....5 (ok maybe 2,3, but 5 yeah i'm i'm that organzied, not!)

Thursday, December 9, 2010


So my girlfriend Heather and I are having a January bird contest - we were both inspired by the book Little Birds such a great little book. So the book is our jumping off point - and we can do whatever - looking forward to it!

Shun the non believer!

Ok I'm gonna try to post - these are some Candy Mountain shoes I made for my daughter - Shun the non believer!

Saturday, September 11, 2010


I am so bad about posting, but do continue to work when i can. Here is my foray into paper clay, she's been naked for awhile so thought i'd start to dress her. She is still in progress, enjoy!
for more photos go to my facebook

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Latest Projects

I'll post some pics tonight, but trying to do something "pretty" for my mom, i have a tendency to go a little creepy, which i love but she makes that "oh it's nice..." face that means she thinks something is creepy.
We'll see, i think i just naturally go for a different style, there are just so many amazing uber beautiful so perfect sculpters already...we shall see.

Also been drawing just a little everyday...redeveloping me style....

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Yoshida Book

Just go my book yesterday, the mind whirls with ideas, inspired, love it!!!!
get yours here

Friday, July 16, 2010


Just something I did before work since the pastels were left on the kitchen table by my girls.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Here's my Alice Enjoy!

She was fun, but stringing her took longer than the painting.... I really have to be more precise in my measurments. (then maybe I wouldn't have needed powertools for assemblage....) Shes made of Prosculpt and is part of my big eye thing I'm fascinated with for now...thanks for looking!

ADO Alice

Wow, she was a lot harder than i thought, but i learned so much. Thank you ADO for this opportunity and I hope you all enjoy! These and other photos on Flickr

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Alice Doll

So excited by this challenge! She's almost ready....tonight....I hope you enjoy, she is only my 3rd attempt at a doll (2nd this year and one 15 years ago!) Love the process, and thank you to all those amazing artist who've shared what they know and brought me hours and hours of enjoyment learning from you!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Bieber Fever

Hi took my daughters and some friends to Justin Bieber, YAAAAAAYYYYYYY! Actually he's very cute and can sing and there are worse boys my daughter could like. So made a silk screen and screened the shirts with black glitter, then brought fabric markers and foamcore (to slip inside to make coloring easier) so they had something to do on the 2 hour ride to wisconsin.
They turned out cute and the concert was fun,

ok ok so i haven't posted sketches yet, they just seem so bad when i look at them after they are done, i love some of my art for about a day then i see the flaws..... And speaking of flaws, wanted to try prosculpt - LOVE IT!-(get it here) but wanted to just test it out and mess with BJD before i sculpt my Alice doll. It is very rudimentary, and a huge learning tool....but not very good, the next will be better. I'll put legs on her and give her to my daughter tonight to have since she is just practice and a few things i wanted to test out. I sometimes get so wrapped in my own head and my fear of doing it wrong or not being able to make what is in my head a reality i freak myself out to the point of not doing anything, just all in my head. I am really trying to "just do it" and look at projects as building blocks and does not need to be perfect......

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Drawing, Drawing, Drawing

OK, tonight I'll post some sketches, just trying to practice my drawing skills, and it's coming back....a little at a time. Just have to redevelop my skills, looking for "my style" and inspiration. Of course my girls inspire me, but they get grouchy when i ask them to pose.... don't they know I'm preserving them in history.....someday......someday, they'll appreciate me.....
posted some old pics i took of them, will add more along the way - did i mention i'm a pro photographer too...... my beauties

Friday, June 11, 2010

Here are 2 acrylic paintings, still working on the oils and not ready to share yet....soon.
then sculpting....

Thursday, June 10, 2010

What i did last night...

Well... to paint or to sculpt? notice i didn't say sleep, no time for that. Well I painted.. just thought I'd warn that I am going to post some paintings I'm working on tonight. 2 oils one acrylic. I am going back old school and copying the masters (new painters i really love) just been a long time since i did anything not digital so I am going back to my artschool days and copying styles to develop my own. The little painting is a Jasmine Beckett-Griffith copy, thank you Jasmine, you inspire me! (I gotta give credit) (I actually loved her and her art before I knew who she love love her, check her out!) The other paintings are me goofing, no detail, finals will be completely different... Then I sculpt....

Oh yeah NIADA annual conference is in Chicago...Kismet...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A doll I made

just getting back into tactile arts....loving it! made from super sculptey, next to be made with prosculpt.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Sydney Sloane Photography Mothers Day photos 2010

Hi here is a link to order additional images from Mothers Day Tea from Walmart. This way you can order directly from them, and pick them up at the store. I hope you enjoy and please email me if I can be of further assistance,