Thursday, July 30, 2009

Art Books & Workshop Sketches

Greetings and Salutations...
I wanted to share with all of you some really wonderful Art Books that I ordered off of Amazon. However, I haven't been able to actually dive into them, but this weekend I think I'm taking the time to go through them page by page. I glanced at them, and I have to say... I'm really excited about the pencil drawing ones. I'm taking quite a few workshops this Summer, which has me pretty busy with homework, watching videos and doing a lot of practice work. The trick with pencil drawing is that you HAVE TO DO THIS EVERY SINGLE DAY! (and believe me, if I can do this anyone can do this) I never in a million years thought I could actually draw something, and have it look somewhat human! LOL I've been practicing and really taking the time to learn this wonderful art form. Not only are my workshops teaching me how to use a pencil, but it's also teaching me about perception and color, which I've been experimenting with my paints. I absolutely love this new art form that I'm learning and it will also help me as an Art Doll Artist in the long run.
So with that said, I challenge you out there to pick up a pencil and just DRAW! Don't worry about how it looks, just get the pencil to met the paper and have FUN! Trust me... you will so enjoy it, and it will become part of you!

These Pencil Drawing Books are freaking awesome. Especially the ones to the Left. You have to get the workbook that comes with the book. I'm very interested in how the Masters started, so I'm building up my library with all kinds of amazing and wonderful books. You can't have to many books around! LOL

The Journal Bliss book gives you a lot of techniques about journalling...which you all know I absolutely love doing!

Here is a "Work In Progress" that I have been playing around for months now. Every time I walk by her, I throw something on her! LOLPictures from my Sketch Book with My Progress. I just love drawing faces and the more I do it, the better I will become!

Here is a tip...Write down all of your art supplies in a journal and take it with you where ever you go. You never know when you will pass an Art Supply Store or be out and hit the jackpot on sales or a new Art Store that you never knew existed...There is nothing worse then getting home to realize that you already had the things that you bought! LOL

I hope everyone is enjoying their Summer and being creative! Have a wonderful weekend! Until next time...


Saturday, July 25, 2009

***Art Doll Quarterly and The Eclectic Beings***

I can't wait any longer. Everyone has been emailing me and or leaving me comments about seeing my EBs in the New Issue of Art Doll Quarterly! Well, I had to contact the Editor and let them know over there that I haven't received a copy of the Magazine and that I'm getting responses from people and couldn't really comment on the article, because unfortunately I haven't seen it yet! LOL Go Figure! LOL I STILL HAVE NOT RECEIVED A COPY OF THE MAGAZINE! Thank God For CANDY from Howling Moon Designs! Candy emailed me and she also posted it on Arts A Flutter's Blog, the cover and one of the pages showing my EBs, so I could at least share this with all of you! Thank you so much Candy for taking the pictures.

I know one of my team members and friend is also in this wonderful magazine, Nicole Johnson from I can't wait to see her dolls in print and read her article. Congrats Nicole...We made the same Magazine Issue! WHOOOHOOOO! KEEP YOUR FINGERS CROSSED THAT I RECEIVE MY COPY! LOL If I don't, I'll just grab an issue from B&N!


Friday, July 24, 2009


Greetings and Salutations! It's Friday and there is a Blog Event going..."Where Bloggers Create" which is being hosted by Karen from, and if you have not been over to see her amazing, shabby chic Blog...get over there today and check out where this amazing Artist Creates. Karen's pictures and her Creative Space is something out of a magazine! Also, there are a lot of other amazing Creative Spaces that must be seen by the other participating artists, so follow the link and stop in and say hello to everyone! WELCOME TO THE STUDIO AT CROW HAVEN FARM

Walking onto our porch...which needs a bath!


ENTERING THE STUDIO OF MADNESS! Yes, you have made it to my Creative Space. Now be warned...there is a lot of stuff in this Studio, so don't get lost in all of the goodies. It's hard to believe, but I know exactly where everything is in my Creative Space! LOL LOVE IT HERE!

This is my main work area. I'm close to the Stero, TV (love watching old movies on DVD. We don't have access to TV, so we have a HUGE variety of DVDs! I'm looking for an old sewing table so I don't have to share my sewing space with the Computer!
A Lot of Blank can't have to many of them! LOL

The Holding Room! LOL

I hope you enjoyed my Creative Space! I love being in my studio and creating my art. Stop back soon to see what is going on in this magical madness of a Studio! LOL

Have a wonderful and creative weekend and make sure you stop by and see the other Artist and where they CREATE!

Until Next Time...CHEERS!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

It's Time For A Giveaway and The DAG Treasure Hunt Has Begun!

Greetings and Salutations ...It's a BLOG EVENT Giveaway here at The Studio at Crow Haven Farm, and DAG ("Dark Artists Guild") is Hosting the Event. Just in time before FALL! So Join us and have a chance at winning my Giveaway (which is shown below) and also a chance to win other amazing prizes from a bunch of wonderful artist's and DAG!

This contest is open to anyone, except participating blogs and current DAG Members.

1) You have to Follow DAG's Blog

2) Become a Follower on my Blog and other Participating Blogs

3) Leave a Comment in the Contest Posts (HERE, DAG and Other Participating BLOGS)!
4) LOOK FOR for the following ICONS!


Here is my Giveaway for the DAG TREASURE HUNT!!!

PARTICIPATING BLOGS: (Make sure you check out DAG's Blog for more Blog Participants)!
GRAND PRIZE: OOAK Mad Hatter Art Doll (The Grand Prize is being offered by the ever so talented MarZel over at

In order to have your named entered for the GRAND PRIZE...You must visit all Participating BLOGS!

The Treasure Hunt begins July 22
and runs through August 7, 2009!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

New Awards from Odd-Dolls by Pattee

I have been given two (2) very, very special awards from Pattee of Pattee and I are involved with many different groups together and have gotten to know each other through participating in these fantastic groups. Especially over at DAG, Pattee has been such a wonderful addition over there and helps me out with the PR Group. Pattee is one special crazy lady who has incredible talent, not only as an Art Doll Artist, but also as Painter, Drawer, and Mixed-Media Artist. Pattee recently took some mini-holiday's to Idaho, Colorado and other other beautiful places. I can't wait to discuss her travels with her since I've been some and have seen some of the beautiful places she visited over the Summer. Please make sure that you stop over and see her incredible art work. Also, Pattee has now opened up her Etsy Shop, so check them out at

Here is the First Award and the Rules and Information about this Special Award:
This award was created by Ces
In honor of her friend Bella Sinclair
The post on Ces's blog regarding Bella and the history behind the creating of this wonderful award.
In Ces's own words:
"I designed this award to celebrate art in the blogs and to honor the value of friendship, sisterhood, sharing and caring. It is to be awarded to the gifted, accomplished , eloquent and talented blogger whose friendship and influence inspire us to do our best. That I named it after Bella Sinclair is because she epitomizes all of these things,, She is an inspiration to many of us."
Also Ces says:
"I hope that when Bella returns, this award would have already circulated in the blogs. It is my honor to give this award to the first recipients who I hope will find the same as I have in spreading its crown, giving shade and comfort of friendship and caring of the sisterhood by sharing this award with their blog-friends and sister."
I am passing this award onto:
Zan over at (Gorgeous, Talented, Funny, and GREEN...yes, she is the keeper of the Bees...she is saving our honey!)
Second Award
The Rules:
This award is given by one to person to one person.
This Award is a Very Special Award...All Awards are special, but the fact that Pattee gave me this Award...just means the world to me. Thank you my friend. Remembered and Cherished Forever!
This Award is being given to Michelle over at 3rd Eye Muse, Michelle, and I know you all know her...Always makes it a point to visit our blogs and gives us encouragement to keep going and reach for our dreams. Even when she is busy with her own blog, art, family, friends, chores, day job, Michelle is always there leaving words of wisdom for us and keeps us going. I love her to death and can't wait to meet her! WhoooHOOOO... Enjoy it, because you earned it my friend.
Until Next Time...

Friday, July 17, 2009


Art Dolls Only Blog Event has begun. Art Dolls Only is hosting an Art Doll Challenge based on the theme "ELEMENTS." EARTH, FIRE, WATER, AIR. This Blog Event was opened to Non-Members of Art Dolls Only and to Members and we had to choose an Element and form our Art Doll around that Element. Some did all Four Elements, Some did Two Elements and Some did One Element.

I did One Element....EARTH. Please meet EARTHLING. Earthling is here waiting for the Fall to arrive so he can gather his leaves to make beds for his family and friends, who reside in a small village outside of Mertzville Berry Cobweb.

Earthling is also know for protecting the Earth. It saddens him when he sees others destroying the good Earth. Especially when people drive through fields that have been worked to the bone in order bring good food to others.

Notice the Key in which he has around his cloak. This key is very special. It unlocks the mysteries of Mother Nature. Earthling is the Keeper of this key, and will only open the door when the world is ready! I've asked him how long we would have to wait...his response...Not in your life time Ms. Crow...the Earth needs to repair herself and it will take years to undue the damage that has been inflected upon her. However, if everyone does their helping to repair her, Ms. Crow you might have a chance to see me turn the key. As I walked away, ideas of helping the EARTH and spreading the word consumed my brain...then I started to giggle...I know what I will do, and with that Crow Haven Farm has become "GREEN." Have you all become GREEN? What are you waiting for? Help Earthling turn the key!

Little Earthling comes to visit so often and today I see him sitting in his favorite spot which looks out into the fields. He loves that spot, so we have designated this little spot on Earth as the "EARTHLING ROCK."

I loved doing this Art Doll Challenge and I especially loved the theme. Please make sure you visit the other Team Members and Non-Members who also participated in this lovely event. Some of the Art Dolls that you will see will blow your mind. These ladies have spent a lot of time getting ready for this event so make sure you stop over and see their lovely creations.
You can visit all of the participants at Nicole from Mealy Monster has set up a list of participating Art Doll Artists...So get going over there. LOL Enjoy...I know you all will.
Thanks for stopping by and hanging out with me and Earthling.


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