Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!!!!

Dance to the Light of a Blue Moon

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Counted Cross Stitch

I have forgotten how much I enjoy doing counted cross stitch . So this coming year I will be pulling out my books and finishing sewing the rest of the stocking for the family.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009

My interpretation of Henri Matisse painting " Dance " Who are you going to be THE NEXT TIME AROUND??

The top picture is of Henri Matisse's painting DANCE. It has been one of my favorite paintings and when I came across a needlepoint book "MUSEUM MASTERPIECES IN NEEDLEPOINT by Brande Ormond I did DANCE in counted cross stitch.
But I had my own idea of how the women would look, so I took a little liberty in the hues and shades of the women. I think that it made it more interesting. Hope Henri won't mind.
So now for many years I have been thinking about going the next step and doing them as Art Figures. They have been dancing in the back of my mind for a long . Till I meet Janice Anderson, a fellow artist . Her Art Figures are so strong! From her I have seen what can be done .

No matter how hard I tried to get the blond figure to look more like the original movment in the painting, she would not cooperate.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


I had the best time last Saturday sewing up this Halloween Costume. I got an email from my grand daugther Finna , she wanted to know if I could make a Halloween outfit for her American Doll. Told them let me see what I can do, went to to my stash of "this and that" came out with the one and only pattern for a 18' doll that I had and it happen to be a Halloween doll pattern. This is the finshed project. Sure hope that it fits the doll.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Beaded Chakra Art Fetish

I didn't set out to make a Chakra figure . She has been waiting patiently for me to understand what she wanted. Sometimes it takes me years to hear what the dolls tell me. Don't worry family I don't hear voices , but somehow the figures have a way of becoming what they want to be and not what I set out to make. She was a exercise in how to make a small human figure. One day we were doing some beading in our doll club and it all fell into place. I don't know much about Chakras but I made sure that I used the correct colored beads in the correct center of the body. Beside the bead work I have done embroidery with metallic thread .

Chakra means Wheel in Sanskrit.

Consciousness and energy move from one
frequency to another in spiraling fashion

Thursday, September 10, 2009

End of summer

Just a few pictures to remember summer by. Peach picking was a fun day , I didn't know that our grandchildren didn't like peaches...More for us :) The watercolor in the back grown was painted by my Mother, Laura Stanick.

The Clear Water Festival in Asbury Park was a nice day out with the family.

The look on Kayla's face when she came across the poor stuffed wolf...

Friday, August 28, 2009

Bunny Goode - BIG Idea Studio

Last week I went to check out Bunny Goode's new art studio. "BIG Idea Studio". It is a fantastic set up, large space and good lighting. Her studio is at the Monmouth County Airport and while you are taking a class you have a wonderful view of airplanes as they are landing or taking off.
I wish her the best of luck in her new enterprise . If you have any questions for Bunny her web-page is on my favorites list .

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Dragon Rider

The doll club that I am a member, "Garden State Doll Artisans" meets once a month in the Public Library in Neptune N.J. We decided that we would pick a children book and make a soft sculpture illustration that the
library could put on display in November . I picked Cornella Funke's book "Dragon Rider" , since I enjoy the idea of dragons flying around . So here is my interpretation of the book cover.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

A visit from Mo'a Romig-Boyles

Last Friday I had a very lovely visit from Mo'a Romig-Boyles. She is a wonderful accomplished painter, sculpture, fiber artist and much more. At this time she is enjoying photography, if interested you can visit her blog and take a look at her work. I have her on my fav.list. She very generously gave me this beautiful handmade doll. We talked about our love of grandchildren, gardening and art. It was a very enjoyable afternoon. The only downside to the visit was I forgot to take pictures, how silly was that!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A perfect summer Sunday

Water Play

Hide and Seek

Air Show and Lunch

Relaxing and reading.

If you look closely you will see the weeds,oh yes, they are getting ahead of me by the minute. Don't know what has changed , I used to be on top of the weeding , the pruning , the dividing off the Day Lilly's , what has happened?? Could it be that I am not as young as I think? Oh well, we do the best that we can. So here is the garden, weeds and all on a very perfect summer day, with our daugther Rebecca and her two children Kayla and Ben , my husband Michael and Lucy the dog.