Saturday, May 23, 2009

The creation of a Blog Award


As most of you know I am new to blogging,

and I have to tell you I have fallen
in love with the concept of blogging.

By no means do I claim to be an expert
in blogging, but I do know what I like
to read, and look at.
I have done a ton of reading blogs,
a whole lot of looking at pictures,
and content, and much pondering of
just what blogging means to me.

I think blogging means a lot of different
things to a lot of different people.

I want to give back to my fellow bloggers,
who I now consider my friends.

So, I have created a new blog award.

It comes with a creed that includes my ideas of what
blogging means to me.

I think I get it now.

I have found out that being a blogger is much more
than just networking and trying to sell my dolls.
I realize now that blogging is a network of sharing,
and gathering new friendships. I have met many
wonderful people who really care
about their fellow bloggers.

The rules are simple:

Upon receiving this award,
simply pass it on to (one) other person,
and tell why you gave this person the award.

I will start out by giving this award to
Joanna Thomas. I have admired Joanna's dolls
for many years now. Her warm and wonderful blog,
her exquisite dolls, and Joanna the person
exemplifies what blogging is all about.

http://joannathomasdolls.blogspot.com/



Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thanks so much Patricia for such a special award. I truly appreciate it. Please visit Patricia's
Blog for a special treat as her blogs are all lovely. A truly talented lady.
www.woolytales.blogspot.com

I am passing this special award on to 3 people:

Patrizia Cozzo
http://patriziacozzo.blogspot.com/

Alena-Eliseeva
http://alena-eliseeva.blogspot.com/
Ayala Art
http://ilove2paint.blogspot.com/

These are all wonderful sites, please visit them if you get a chance!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

I've been Tagged

I've been tagged by Marcie Hart a One-of-a-Kind Fine Art Doll Artist. http://marciehart-aworkofhart.blogspot.com/.
Please be sure to visit Marcie's beautiful blog. This blog is filled with charm, and warmth, not to mention beautiful Art Dolls. My Favorite doll is Ryanne. Please be sure to check out this beautiful doll.
Thanks so much Marcie, it has been an honor to be Tagged.

These are the rules for the 'Tag'
1)Name and link back to the person who tagged you.
2)List six things 6 (un) important things that make you happy.
3)Tag 6 bloggers and let them know they're "it" by leaving them a comment on their blog.

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(1) I am an optimistic person, so just about anything makes me happy. But the most important thing that makes me happy is my family.
(2) My pets make me happy.
(3) The first snowfall makes me happy.
(4) Spending endless hours sculpting my dolls makes me happy.
(5) A drive in the canyon in the fall makes me happy.
(6) Being Tagged on my blog makes me happy...lol

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These are the (six) bloggers I have chosen to be Tagged:

(1) Patricia Cabrera
http://themagicalmarionettetheatre.blogspot.com

(2) MichelleK Art
http://michellekartdolls.blogspot.com/

(3) Essie
http://vanessies.blogspot.com/

(4) Rita
http://ooak-fairy-fae.blogspot.com/

(5) Debie
http://piskies-and-poppets.blogspot.com/

(6) Mina
http://sugarbabycreations.blogspot.com/

I hope you will stop by and visit these wonderful blogs.

** Please Remember "YOUR IT" **

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Best present ever

For Christmas this year my husband surprised me with a Canon EOS Rebel xsi camera. It is the best camera I have ever owned.
For Mothers Day he got me a Macro lens for taking pictures of my
miniatures. I should be getting the lens Friday or Saturday. I can't wait. I never thought I would ever get so excited about a camera lens. I have been playing with the new camera since Christmas, and now I think I have the hang of it.

Every time I take a picture now I have to run to the computer and
go to the sites I have saved that teach me how to use the camera...lol. I am really not a good photographer, so this camera lens is a must!! It will do all the work for me, all I have to do is press the button...well not quite, but it will help...lol

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Asian Inspiration


Well, it's that time of year again.

Every year about this time I get in the mood to sculpt Asian children...don't ask me why...lol
I have spent hours and hours looking for just the right picture to give me the inspiration I need, to sculpt what I have in mind.

For me it's not the pose or surroundings, it's the face that seems to give me what I desire.

I have been like this for as long as I can remember.
My moods dictate what it is that I desire to sculpt.
Sometimes the moods last for one doll, sometimes for many dolls.
Has anyone else had this happen to them.

I guess that's why I don't take commissions anymore...if I am not in the mood to sculpt what was commissioned, then the sculpt just sits there waiting for my mood to change.

This is the picture that jumped out at me...in fact it shouted and screamed at me...lol
The doll I am planning will not look anything like the picture, it's just the face that gives me
the inspiration. Hopefully this picture will be the one that helps me produce a good number of sculpts..


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