Thursday, March 26, 2009

Aviaryanna and her Halcyons

Halcyon (hal-see-en) are birds from mythology. The belief was that the bird hatched its young in a nest floating on the sea during the winter solstice. They are supposed to have a peaceful,calming influence on the waters. This is where we get the saying "Halcyon day."

I imagine that Aviaryanna is getting ready to send the birds off just before the winter solstice , peacefully waiting for their return.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Doll Show

Cathleen Smith ,CALA, CDP of 1st Choice Home Care contacted me last year and asked if I would be interested in having a show featuring my "Soft Sculptured Art Dolls" She has a interest in local artists and enjoys displaying their work for her clients, their family's and also the public . So in May of last year I had a wonderful two weeks, with some wonderful people.

My Mother and me.....Mom, Laura L Stanick is an multi-award winning artist for her watercolors,oil paintings and sculptures. She also has had art shown here with Cathleen. We are very proud of her many talents

Thank you all for coming , Diane and her family, Janice and her daughter LaShay, Mo'a and my good friend Evelyn. Diane and Janice are wonderful "Doll Artists" we belong to the same doll club,"The Garden State Doll Artisans". And thank you Cathleen and your wonderful staff.

Bunny Goode and her husband Ed.
Bunny is an accomplished and well known "Art Doll "artists.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

I thought that I would dig around and see if I could find some of my hand work form my childhood. What I really wanted to find was the cross stitch squirrel that I made. It wasn't were I thought it would be, but I found a counted cross stitch apron, embroidered pillow case, counted cross stitch pillow. They were all made in Catholic School when I was 10 years old. To think that I still have them is surprising because we moved quite often . This is some of the work that Sister Monica and Sister Leopa taught us girls.

The apron is counted cross stitch on red and white gingham, DMC cotton floss.

Embroidered pillow case done with variegated pearl cotton.

I always though this design was strange, I never liked the red part. The Nuns would be happy to know that I learned some thing from them. Bless them both.