Sunday, May 3, 2009

Gifts, An Award and Weekend Madness In The Studio

Happy Sunday EVERYONE! Hope everyone had a beautiful and creative weekend!

Darla Peterson, over at bestowed me the "Favorite Blog" Award. Darla emailed me and this kicked started my weekend! Thank you so much Darla for thinking of me and giving me this wonderful award! I'm honored that you picked me as one of your Top 10 Favorite Blogs. I understand that I have to pass this on to my Top 10 Favorite Blogs. This is very difficult for me, because I have way more than 10, and I cannot possibly decide on only 10.
So, this is what I will do, if you visit my blog, please take this award and pass it along to your favorite bloggers. Keep this award going and pass it on to other Bloggers! So take the award and enjoy it!
If you have not stopped by Darla's Blog, make sure you do!

My Saturday morning started off with a HUGE cup of Coffee, no surprise there ... and as I was sitting on the porch, I see the postmaster stopping at our house and making her way to me with a package ... and look what was inside! Pattee Graham from Odd-Dolls sent me some of her absolutely amazing works of art. We are both taking the workshop over at EVB Studios and Pattee sent me one of her April Fool's Head and other little friends for my studio. I absolutely love them all and I especially love "Little Lost Boy" (above) He is freaking adorable and has made his little home upstairs in my studio! Thank you again Pattee for all of the special treasurers you sent me! I love them all! Cheers my Friend!

See Pattee's work over at

This little gal is WIP that I am working on and she must be completed before June. She will be travelling to North Carolina to Jane. I belong to Jane's Ning Group, Cloth & Clay and we, as a group, will be sending Art Dolls as a group submission to Art Doll Quarterly. I still have to work on her Skirt, which is being made out of recylced newspapers.

This piece I'm working on for DAG. Our May Challenge is entitled "Ghost" and this is what I'm working on. Not sure where it's going, but I'm sure she will tell me!

Here are some more WIPs I'm currently working on! The one on the right freaking looks like Yoda! LOL

Last week I started this little dude and he has gotten some coats of paint this weekend and a little friend! My she has big ears! LOL

You asked for more, well here they are and they are NAKED! Stay tuned for updates on these little gals!
Legs and I wish I could sculpt my own legs and arms like this! LOL

Before, I close up the studio for the night (well, a few hours anyways), I try to work on journal pages. Here are some journal pages that I started last night. I love working with journal pages because you have such freedom with them and just "HAVE AT IT" with no worries! I'm having fun with this! I am working on getting over my fear of that "blank canvas syndrome."

Most of you know that I'm involved over at EVB Studio, and I have to tell you, if you haven't checked out Marie's Ning site yet, you must! We started our 1st Saturday Workshop and it's all about Birds. I couldn't stop making these ... Fun, Fun, Fun!

Here are some more "April Fool's" that I sculpted this weekend. The one on the right is like Pattee's (see above). I thought we could swap! LOL And of course I had to have a little guy holding a sign..."GIGGLE"

See the "Blank Canvas Syndrome" strikes ... I have gessoed this piece so many times I can't even tell you, but one thing is for sure, it will have nice texture when I'm done with it! LOL

Now, I'm off to paint some more and work on some more journal pages. I hope you all had a beautiful and creative weekend and until next time...


Pattee said...

Michelle thank you so much for showing the things I sent you! Your are way too kind.

I can't believe ALLLLL the work you've been doing! I could never keep up with you (that is unless we share a bottle of wine and work till the wee hours of the morning LOL) Even then...

I love the birds you've been making.. I've just made one. I need to get out to my garage/studio to work with air dry clay..

The gossip girls are fabulous...

And I wish you a great week ahead.

Kaerie Faerie said...

I just love your birds, I want one!

Zan Asha said...

Girlie! Once again I am EXHAUSTED looking at ALLLLLLLL that you do! Gah--do you think you have enough energy to come over here and complete some of MY projects??? :D

Ahh, and you are SCANDALOUS! Showing nekkid dollies! My poor eyes!>:D

LOVE all of them! Froot Loops and coffee and hugs to you!

Sugar Donkey Dolls said...

Once again you amaze me. I love the ghost so far. Can't wait to see him finished.

Sonia ;) said...

Girlie if I could bottle your energy...Just send me some of that special have been cranking, ripping and jamming out some art.

Sonia ;)

Sue said...

Well, I couldn't comment after reading your post, because I had to have a nap first. I was literally worn out reading everything you have accomplished this weekend! Your are simply amazing. Confess - you are magic right? And you have magic little imps working in your studio. I know!


Yve said...

I love everything you've featured but thos birds - I WANT them all!!! Feel a birdie sculpting session coming on, thanks for the inspiration :o)

Paula - Buenos Aires said...


I want to make stuff like that and I´ve never ever ventured into doll making or anything similar.


Once Upon A Blue Crow said...

OMG, my head is spinning! How big was that cup of coffee??? And to think I felt good about getting ONE painting done :) You go girl! Congrats on your award-you SO deserve it!
I love EVERYTHING you've been working on. Everything looks fabulous. Love that sweet little guy you got too, and the birds....oh my the birds. I may have to go over and peek at that workshop-just maybe :)
Do your best Sun Dance for tomorrow-I want to see it again!



Leah said...

Teehee, your comment about the gessoed canvas cracked me up. Good for you for keepin' on with it!

So much gorgeous work here! I absolutely love the birds you created! said...

just found your beyond awesome blog
wish you were my neighbor...
I would share a micro-brew with ya
so glad I popped in... fun fun fun
mona & the girls
rain'n here in the eugene or area
today... flowers tomorrow :)

Clevelandgirlie said...

Love love love your little dolls you are making here. Came to you from Third Eye (Michelle's) Blog. Can you tell me about this clay - it IS air dry? What kind of paint do you use and do you glaze it? I would love to give it a try. Where do you purchase your supplies for this. I can see making heads for my fiber creations and buttons - oh the buttons I could make.
Please e-mail me if you get the time - I would so appreciate it.
PS YOur birdies and creatures (Yoda!) are beautiful. How fun.

Misty's Creations said...

Wow, you have been so busy, do you ever sleep?


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