Thursday, December 31, 2009


and we haven't even celebrated Christmas!!! My daughter, Kaitlyn 17, is in Florida for her Christmas break and we decided to celebrate Christmas when she comes home. So I still have to make cookies, dinner and wrap presents!!! Jan. 10 will be Christmas for us!!! I can't wait. I miss that girl like crazy!! Below is a pic of our Christmas Tree that was finally decorated last week.
Hope this year is better!! I don't make resolutions but for the new year I would like to focus more on my art!! E-bay and Etsy!!!
I hope everyone has a happy and safe New year!!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday today. For us it is just another day!! We wont be celebrating until after Jan 6th when my daughter Kaitlyn comes home from Florida!!!

Monday, December 21, 2009


I now have a ETSY shop. Of course its empty right now!!! I will be adding items throughout the day so please bookmark me!!

On a different note....I am trying to get into the Christmas spirit but it has been difficult for me this year. For one my daughter, Kaitlyn, is spending her Christmas break in Florida. She won't be home until Jan. 6. SOOO we will be having our Christmas sometime that week. Since our girls are getting older (17 & 21) it is getting harder and harder to buy for them. Boy it was so much easier when they were little. I have however been blog hopping and am getting inspired by all the homes decorated for Christmas so I might just break out the tree today!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Mortimer mouse...

gets his wish.....check out my new ebay listing.....

Happy Holidays

Monday, December 14, 2009

yeah Christmas....

I love this time of year!! Finished some creations today. Go check them out!!

Thank you and I hope everyone is feeling the spirit of Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


No not me....ok well sometimes, BUT anyways I just added a new item on e-bay. You can check it out here>>> I will have 2 more items listed tomm. I need to get some good pics first. Hope everyone is being creative this week.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Prim santa sled....

listed on e-bay I will have 4 more items added by the end of the week so be sure to check back.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy "Turkey" Day

I hope everyone has a great day of family and food!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009


with my sled today and I love how it turned out. I want to keep it!!! BUT I already have WAY too much CHriStmAs stuff the way it is. The santa is one of Terrye French's design that I added my own touch too. I made his beard out of paperclay and I think it adds dimension to the piece. I added some moss, berries, grapevine,cinnamon sticks and pine cones to the top and hanging off to the side is a star ornie. I am obsessed with CINNAMON!! I use it on everything I make, I love the smell. It was hard not to add sparklies to this piece but I wanted a more prim look. I put my SANTA egg in a enamelware cup and added some rusty bells, polymer clay candy canes and a red glitter ribbon. Added sparkles to this one.
Last year I made a few sets of these lil MICE writing a note to santa. The mouse is made from polymer clay and has a scarf tied around his neck with, what else? CINNAMON rubbed on it. The note reads>>> Dear Santa I love you I have been very good I have many sisters and brothers what I would like for Christmas is CHEESE for my family I wanted the paper to look used and like the lil guy found it, so I watered down some brown paint and washed the paper with it and I made a few cup rings and smears also. I hope everyone had a wonderful day.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New pieces and....

I was so excited to get a package in the mail I couldn't wait to open it and see what I got. The pic below is the ornament I received from the swap I joined. It is so cute and I LOVE snowmen. The artist is Kathy Lowry from Thank you so much. I am going to put a hook on the back so I can hang it up. I made this little snowman from an antique bottle I had. I filled it with white pearl beads, lots of glitter and handmade polymer clay candy canes. The snowman is also made from polymer clay. He is sprinkled with lots of glitter and is very pretty in the light. The pictures just do not do this piece justice.
I handpainted this wooden egg with a Terrye French(LOVE HER)design. This is just a peek of part of the whole piece. More pics of the finished piece will be posted tomm.

I also started painting this sled today. It is also Terrye French inspired. I had to stop so I could let his beard dry, it is made from paperclay. So I will hopefully work on it again tomm.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Snowmen Galore....

I think I am obsessed with snowmen! I can't stop painting them! Here are two more items with>>>>what else snowmen!! The first one is a little rusty shovel. The snowman is all tuckerd out. The handle has greenery, grapevine, white pipberries, cinnamon star and more. Then I made some snowpops out of polymer clay. Added a stick to each and put them in a rusty bucket with snow, bows, and glitter.

I am so happy to be back in the studio again. Boy did I miss it. I am trying to get some inventory for the etsy shop I want to open before Christmas. I think I am almost there. So watch for my Grand opening! ;)

Hope everyone had a glorious day!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

O' Christmas Tree.....

O' Christmas Tree.....I managed to make it in the studio yesturday and finished some items I started a few weeks back. The wreath has lots of extras on it, pine cones, dried oranges, handmade candy canes. The tree has a prim house with a tree, flag, birdhouse, and other lil details. This tree is just a simple prim scene. There is a grapvine wreath around the top. His scarf has some rusty bells and grapevine.
These two ornies are made from polymer clay sitting on top of a bell. I added lots of glitter!!!
The pics do not do these pieces justice. I need a new program, actually I need to learn to use!!!!

Hope everyone had a creative weekend. I will stay out of the studio today. I need to run some errands but hopefully will be back in there tom. It felt so good to create again and it was a great day outside.......shut the furnace off and had the window open so that helps the mood alot.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

little update....

Well the past two weeks have been awful. I have been in bed most of the time.....for those of you who don't know, I have alot of physical hip and back. So this has kept me from the studio because it is really hard to sit up for any length of time. I am having major "studio" withdrawels though...LOL. I am feeling better and hope I can get into the studio today for a bit. I have a few christmas items I would like to finish and can hopefully get some new pics up for those of you who have been asking. hope everyone has had a good weekend.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Awesome Giveaway.....

WOW!!!!! Pumkin Patch Primitives is having a great giveaway....OHHHH I want these!!! I love the rules for this one....Here is the link go check it out

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Two new e-bay items.....

Well I finally got my items listed on ebay. I should know better then to list something first thing in the morning. I listed my snowman sleigh first, looked pretty good. launched it and looked and HELLO I had the halloween background for my sleigh......UGH!!! So went and redid all of it. So now they are right(I think)....
Here is the link

Well now off to the studio to work on another Christmas piece!!!
Have a great weekend

Friday, October 16, 2009

Got Mail.....

I do....Found this wonderful package in my box today....I love presents. These are the cones I won from Wildwood arts. They are so cute and colorful. Thank you Jeanne..... Now for my give away!!! unfortunatly I have not heard from the winner and it has been a week with multiple emails and comments on her blog. So I will draw another name....poor bella has been in a box for over a week....good thing she's a bat and likes the dark......ok so the new winner is LYNN from PAINTING THYME NEEDFULS. I will email you so I can get your snail mail address.


Thursday, October 15, 2009

jingle bells, jingle bells....

jingle all the way!!!! Found this sled at a flea market awhile back!! Decided to finally paint it. I will be posting this and my halloween dish on e-bay tomm. I always start my auctions at a low price. So this gives everyone a chance.


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Very First award....

I received this award from sonia at I love it....ok hope these are n0t supposed to be just one word answers......
1 Where is your cell phone? table
2 Your hair? red

3 Your mother? not there
4 Your father? not there
5 Your Favorite food? mexican
6 Your dream last night? weird
7 Your favorite drink?
8 Your dream/goal? own shop
9 What room are you in? living room
10 Your hobby? art
11 Your fear? spiders....ewwww
12 Where do you want to be in six years? happy
13 Where were you last night? home
14 Something that you aren't? outgoing
15 Muffins? love
16 Wish list item? go to Myrtles plantation
7 Where did you grow up? Michigan
8 Last thing you did? blog
19 What are you wearing? clothes.....dah
20 Your Tv? on
21 Your pets? chihuahua(diego)shih tzu(karmin)cat(chico) man(skip)
22 Friends? some
23 Your life? pretty good
24 Your mood? good(so far)
25 Missing someone? yes (son)
26 Vehical? truck,firebird,van,kia sportage
27 Something your not wearing? slippers
28 Your favorite store? barnes and noble
29 Your favorite color? hunter green
30 When was the last time you laughed? doing this
31 Last time you cried? few days ago
32 Your best friend? skip
33 One place that I go over and over? bathroom...LOL ok studio
34 One person who Emails you regularly? skip
35 Favorite place to eat? wow...ummmm- tonys

well I hope I won't break any rules here but I can't add six people because I know of so many that do not accept awards! so I hope no one is offended.....I had a blast doing this though....thanks sonia.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Time has arrived....

sorry Im late but for some reason the printer didnt want to work, then of course it wouldn't post
so I will try again.....I had my daughter, Kaitlyn, scramble them up and pick a the winner.
I want to Thank all of my new followers and I will definitly have another give away soon.

Here is a fabulous give away(honestly I don't want anyone to know because I want to win) I collect antiques. Our house is decorated in nothing but antiques. So I want to win......go check it out and sign up

Good luck.....
don't forget 9pm tonight for BeLlA

Thursday, October 8, 2009

TrIcK or TrEaT sMell My FeEt.....

Finally finished my CaNdY DiSh I love this one. As you can see there are FoUR different cats on this piece with lots of bats, which all all different. Not one bat is the same. The lid has a spider web on it with some spiders. You can use it for anything but I thought it would be cute to hold your favorite candy. I will be listing this on e-bay tommorrow. If you are interested in it just email me.

Don't forget only one more day for my BELLA giveway.....



Saturday, October 3, 2009

GhOuLtiDe GatHeRinG.....

was worth the trip.....unfortunately I did not get any pics. We were not allowed to take any in the buildings. I think it was because this was a historic village with museums, but that still does not make sense. All I know is there were signs stating no pics in buildings. I still had a great time. We live 101miles north of where the show was. The weather was chilly and it was raining on and off. It was amazing to see all the artist's work and to actually be able to pick some of them up. William Bezek and Scott Smith were dressed to impress. I finally bought the ADQ and had it signed by Scott Smith...giggle(writing in right hand corner). It was hard to get to P.K Gracia's(soft in the head)table but I patiently awaited my turn and stood there in awe for a few min.(ok like 20) After we went through all the buildings me and my hubby walked through the village which has a schoolhouse , church and some houses which are all set in the 1800's, which I love. I could not wait to get home and get in my pj pants and curl up on the couch and read my magazines. Of course I had to drive home but I TRIED to follow the speed limit but out of the corner of my eye my magazines were saying "hurry, hurry"...giggle. We made it home safe and I only made it through ADQ so far, which I know I will look through probably a dozen times. So now to wait for next year. Hope everyone is having a good weekend so far.


Friday, September 25, 2009

Very First Giveaway....

I am so excited...I was not sure what to give away but I have decided it will be "bella" the bat ornie who debuted yesturday.

All you have to do to enter is:

1. become a follower

2. leave a comment on this post

3. mention my giveaway on your blog with a link

For every number you do that is how many times your name will be added to the pot!!!
I will announce the winner on October 9, 2009 at 9 pm eastern

Good luck to everyone.


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Bella and Frank....

sittin in a tree.....(wink) was busy in the studio yesturday!!! Finally got some good pics of Frank, He is all polymer clay and 5 1/2in tall. Bella the bat ornie turned out better then I expected she would. I love her. She is paperclay. I painted her then added some great purple netting I had which I think was perfect for her lil dress. She is 5in tall. I will post them on e-bay in the next few days.

ALSO don't forget about my giveaway. I will post information along with a pic tommorrow. I can hardly wait.


Tuesday, September 22, 2009


I just listed my Autumn crock on e-bay.
Click "my ebay" in the right column>>>>>

Thank you

FaLL is upon us......

I love Fall. It is my FaVoRitE time of the year. I love the smell of firewood burning and the colors on the trees. The cooler temps and eVeRytHiNg else that is Fall.
I joined my very first swap today!! I already know which oRnAMeNts(yes more then one) I am swapping. I posted a link over there>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
go check it out and don't forget to sign up.....
I also decided to have my very first GiVeaWaY this Friday sept. 25th. Details will be announced then.

Hope everyone enjoys a nice FaLL day!!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

doo-be-dooby-doo.... I finished my bean pot fall painting thingy!!! I love painting on these for fall! Need to keep one for myself. I changed a few things since my WIP photo....just wasn't feelin the swing. This painting has alot of details all over(too many to mention) so take a look. I will post this on E-bay with in the next few days. If you are interested in it before E-bay just e-mail me. It measures about 12in. with flowers and about 12 in. across. Also look for an upcoming give away in the next week.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Well I finally found the camera and downloaded my pics......WHAT!!! wheres my Foto Finish!!! Had to re-install!!! pfft so finally here are the projects I am working on.The first pic is of a bat ornie that I am working on. He is sculpted with paperclay and is base coated with black paint so far. The above is a bean pot crock that I am painting. Alot of extras. This is of course a WIP and not nearly done. Thought I would just give you a peek!!! As soon as these are complete I will post them. Hopefully in a few days!!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

will it ever end....

Had PLANS on posting new pics of what I have been working on. Sunday night I ended up in the E.R with my daughter Kaitlyn. She had passed a KIDNEY STONE and still had one. Was sent home and we ended up going back Monday afternoon as the other stone was moving was there for 8 HOURS. She almost had to have surgery but it passed Thank God!!! She is only 17 and I was hoping I would NOT pass this on to her. I get one every year and always have to have it removed. I told her she can't say I never gave her anything(giggle).

SO I WILL post some pics tonight so please check back!!!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Clean, Sort and move

We have been so busy this weekend I didn't create anything new. Yes I have been in the studio
but I was cleaning out my storage area for a yard sale we are having at my in-laws. Two years ago my Father-in-law had a major stroke. They lived 90 min away from us. He was in the hospital for some time. The decision was made for them to buy a house near us so that we could take care of dad. So we found them a house 6 blocks away from us. Now the fun part was moving them from a 2 story farmhouse with 3 bedrooms and a huge garage and two outbuildings to a small 2 bedroom cottage. I have never seen so much stuff. So after sorting through it and storing it we are just now starting to set up the yard sale. It will take us about a week. It is just me and my honey doing all this work and it catches up with you fast. I didn't think I had so much stuff to get rid of from my studio but I brought out about 5 boxes myself. I can't wait until this is all over and things quiet down and I can concentrate on my art.

I thought I would give everyone the heads as to why I am not posting more. I am still here.
Just very busy.


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

do you love giveaways???

I do.....Carolee of "king of mice studios" is having one and we all know what great art she does!
Go over to her blog and sign up I have also been pondering the thought of having a giveaway myself.
But more to come on that thought later!!!

I finished my snowmen yesturday!!! Here is one of them. The other one needs new pics. I am currently working on a halloween sculpt. Hope everyone has a great day and don't forget to
check out Kaitlyn's video on you tube. Link is in the post below this one.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Alice in Wonderland...

My daughter Kaitlyn and her friend Bryce have been working on a movie about "Alice in Wonderland"(or their take on it)Kaitlyn is Alice and her friend Bryce is the Mad Hatter. I just seen a clip of it on you tube and had to share it here with
you please leave a comment and let
me know what you far!!! More to come as they progress!!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Let it sNoW....

let it sNoW....I know.. its to early to start thinking of Christmas with Halloween right around the
corner RiGhT!!!!! But I LOVE snowmen!! Here is a Wip pic of two that I made out of paperclay.

Here is a pic of the "almost" finished snowman. I painted him an antique white then I drybrushed a very light blue over the white. I covered him in a fine light blue glitter. Added his scarf from some scraps I have and made him some earmuffs, don't want his ears getting cold. The snowball in his left hand is covered with snow-texture paint. All I have to do is make him a sled to ride on and he will be done. As soon as I get the other snowman done I will post him. I hope everyone had a great weekend!! Now back to work!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Still Here!!

These past few months have been a struggle for me!!! With all the stuff going on around me it is difficult for me to be creative right now!!! I am slowly starting to get back into the studio and will post new work soon.
Hugs Kathren

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Think I'm Cursed

Is there such a thing? If so....then I have been cursed. Planned on going to mom and dads for dinner this afternoon but wanted to at least get my one item listed on e-bay: check! Mom called and said dinner was ready, my man was already over there working on the deck, they only live around the corner from us. So anyways I shut the computer down and figured I would finish my next item when I came home. So walking out the door to come home I notice my back tire is flat....WHAT THA.....things just keep coming at me. Well I drove it home and will let the man deal with it later. In the mean time I DID post my other item on e-bay

I think for the rest of today I am staying in and just watching the boob tube while I surf some blogs. Hope everyone is having a great weekend!!!

Frogs, Pumpkins and Bats OH MY!!!!!!

Friday started out to be a great day!! I went into the studio cold drink in hand turned the air on, sun was out I was ready to go. THEN not even 10 min. into it.....the POWER goes out. What I checked all the usual stuff, no go. Found out they were working a few streets down and power would be off. another cold drink and sat out on the deck with Kaitlyn(my daughter) and talked and played cards for about 5hrs!! I thought well this day is shot. Then we BBQ and ate dinner together and the power came back on about 6. So she went to her room and I watched some tv. When I went to bed and was thinking about the days events I thought it was a great day. I got to spend time with my daughter talking and laughing.

SOOOOOO saturday I amde it back into the studio and finally finished 2 pieces I was working on. In my last post I mentioned my man found another cast iron pot and I painted on that. I love how it turned out. I have it on ebay right now so check it out :

I also have another item I am going to post so as soon as I have that up I will post the link.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Finally......some ambition!

After some rough patches going on in my life this past month or so, I finally went into the studio yesturday and actually did some painting instead of just going in there....looking around and closing the door!!! I sold my cauldron with the witches on it to a friend even before it hit e-bay. Luckily for me the guy at the flea market always has 2-3 of the same item. Thats why my honey likes to shop up there, me.....not so much!!!! But anyways he bought me the last "cauldron" that he had so I am busy painting on that one and am very excited so far on how it is turning out!!! I will post pics tonight wether it is done or not just for a sneak peek so make sure you check back.
OHHHHH and before I forget....I WON.....I actually WON something. Robert from halloween fanatic had a give away and my # was picked. I was so excited. Now I am eagerly awaiting my Cruella davil picture. Need to get the mail before my daughter though so she doesn't swipe it from me....well I'm off to the studio!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Shocking loss...

Well this past weekend has been very sad and emotionally tiring. Friday morning we received a very shocking phone call that our Uncle bob had a severe heart attack and passed away which was very suprising because he was not sick and was not on any medication and for being 74 he was very active. His wife is just beside herself. Our dad who was his brother and best friend is just heartbroken. Feb 2008 dad had a dabilitating stroke which has left him very dependent on his son(my hubby) he is paralyzed on his right side but we do what we can with him and try to keep his spirits up. Yesturday we had him and mom over for a bbq with my step-daughter and fiance who was up visiting so we had a good day!! But with all the sadness around us lately is has been hard for me to find some insperation to be creative. So I haven't posted anything new in awhile. I am hoping that things start to look better.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Nice and Quiet

The neighborhood is back to normal!! The pOlish fEstiVal was this weekend.. which isn't a bad thing exCept we live right aCross the StrEet from where they have it. Now... when we bought the hoUse we knew this. And actually its not that nOisy....but we didn't think we would have to put up with all the iGnoRent people that attend. Last year we pretty much had to stake out our own dRiveWay because people would block it or decide they could pArk there or on our lawn. So this year we parked our cars aLong the road in front of our House so nobody could park on our lawn or in the dRivewAy!!! Worked out pretTy gOOd!!! Onto a better note I finally made it back into the sTudio!! The man found me some stuff at the flEa MarKet. One of the items was a black cast iron dish....the minUte I seen it I autoMaticAlly thought of a wiTches coUldrOn so I painted some witches dancing around a couldron. I am going to list it on EbAy along with Frank!!! Hopefully I can get some better pics. It has been miserable and raining here for the past three days. So I will have to take them in the StudIo.



Saturday, June 20, 2009

GrEat Day!!!

Today has been pretty GoOd. I fEel so much better! So I finally fInisHed my FranKensteIn that I started before I Got sIck. I PoSted 2 pIcs. He is made of PolyMer ClAY and is abOut 5in tall. I will list him when SEHA grOup has their HalLowEen saLe. Along with a fEw other items I plan to haVe finisHed. Sooooo while FraNk was in the oven. I went Looking for a Charcoal Print I had started over a YeAr ago and would like to finiSh (of and angel and baby walking...reminds me of my son)and I found the very fIrst charCoal print I did when I was in CollEge. So Iposted thAt also. Since I am new to bLogging not alot of people kNow my art or what I do. Hope I didn't bore you too mUch.

Friday, June 19, 2009


oK So I have been sick for like the last 2 weeks!!! I finally went to the DR. on weds and found out I have a pretty bad sinus infection.......I won't bore you with the details....ewWwwwwWWW!!! So yesturday I felt better good but not quite good enough for the studio....toDaY ALOT better!! But the question came I clean the house( I am somewhat of a clean freak) OR do I go in the studio??? OH the irony!!! Well needless to say the house won...laundry, dusting, etc etc... Tommorrow though I will venture into the studio....OH YES I WILL!!!! I started a frankenstein sculpt with polymer clay before I got sick!!! The SEHA group is going to have a major sale on EBAY so I would like to have several pieces ready for this......I will of course post pics. And I kinda gave up on pics of my lil eCEntrIc gUy!!! I just can't seem to get good pics of him that show all the details that I would like! Ok so I am raMbLing on so I will close for now.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

GivAwaY At PjS

OK so I totally LoVe givaways!!! Go check out the fanTastic art on the site and enter to win one of her FabUlous pieces of Art!!! Don't forget....Tell all your Friends!!!
Ok So Today Started off pretty good!! Took the caMera and got some pics of my sculpt...Had to take them inside because it is cold and yucky outside(Michigan---gotta love it) satisfied with that I went into the studio and started scUlpTing!! Then I thought well I am going to take pics of the stUdiO so everyone can At least see where I do my work!!! Did that. Came downstairs after a few HoUrs to add my Pics to my Blog and Guess WHAT???? Deee Daa Deee da Deee!!! NO FRICKEN memory card in the camera.....OY!!!!!! So I haD to sTart over(The cable to the Camera is somewhere in the BlaCk Hole). So I took all my pics over......needless to say by then it was a bit too Dark to get any pics of my sculpt!!!!....Ohhhhh The irony. Well mayBe tomm. Because NOW I am DeTeRmined to get good pics of Him. This is the entrance to The BlAcK HoLe(my daughters room) We only go in there when NeCeSSarY......or our dishes are MisSiNg!!! Love The Halloween sign!(founf it at MicHaels craft Store)
These Are pics of my StUdiO...I figured I would let EvEryOne see where I try to be CrEaTive!! My Hubby Is the one who made the counters, shelves etc. and drywalled it for me. Then when I was in the Hospital he painted IT fOr me(the YelloW....always sUnnY in there). I added all the Extras. That area is basically My StoCk area.

This is my PaiNtIng area(wIth A pic Of ChucK--hubba hubba---LidDell..UFC fighter)

This is the area where I add all the final ToUches to my aRt!!!

This is where I should have a sink that works....but Its being UsEd as Storage for now until the mAn gets around to adding PlUmbInG to it. Behind the Door is the DreadEd StorAge area(I'll Have to venture in There ShortLy).

And this is where I do aLl my Clay(sCulpTing) at.
Below is the OverSeeEeeeer of My sTudio.....My veRy firSt scuLpt!!!

Well I hope eVeryOne had A proDuctiVe weekEnd!!!