Saturday, January 14, 2012

New Valentine, Christmas and Halloween work

"Queenie of Hearts"

"Vintage Snowman"

" Be Mine Mr. Valentine"

I have some fun new Halloween, Christmas and Valentine work up on Spookytime Jingles website.
Check it out..... I am overflowing with ideas (this can be a problem) and am busy working on more to you later.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Hey....I'm now part of Spookytime Jingles!

Wow, I'm so very excited. I am now part of Spookytime Jingles! If you don't know what that is, it's an incredible online marketplace that features spectacular (or spook-tackular) collectible Halloween and other Christmas and Holiday works by the most amazing artists! One-of-A-Kind, original, and oh so creative pieces. Be sure and check it out!
Thank you Dani and Lisa for your patience and your help.......

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Local Press!

I'm excited. One or our local newspapers, The Sierra Booster did a little write up about me and my shop. It's nice getting some press.
What has really been nice though, are the people that remember us from when we were living here 20 years ago.
I don't know if you can tell by the article but at that time we had a great Hot Dog place called Weenie World! I also has a tiny little shop then as well. It was a little country store called Zona Rose named after Don's mom Zona and my mom, Rose.
Anyway. I keep saying I will tell you all about it and I will. It's just that it's a long story or rather it's a legend. The Legend of Weenie World.............
That will be for another time.....when I have a little more time.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Whimsical Madhatter Snowman........

I've listed another new piece in my Etsy Shop. After I finished this one it kept reminding me of the Madhatter in Alice in Wonderland. Anyway he is cute and I have to admit.....He is a personal favorite. I will miss him.............. Good thing is I have allot more designs in my head just waiting to get out!
Check him out at

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Snowlady (and Man) for a Snowday.......

"I'm Dreaming of a Pink Christmas" Snowlady BirdGuardian

Woodland Snowman with willow wreath

Been working on all sorts of snowmen (and ladies) lately. Have two new large ones listed on my Etsy site. Check it out at

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Oh Yeah.....I Remember!

Now I know I'm back in California! Last night at around 11:30 I had a nice jolt to remind me
that we are indeed back... There was a rumbling and a rolling and a rattling of glasses and the first thing I thought of is....Oooops, need to get prepared. I couldn't find my shoes or a flashlight or a radio etc. etc. Glad it was short lived but it did make me realize that we need to get some emergency things together..... it is easy to get comfortable until something.....happens. Apparently we have been having allot of little quakes around our area. Hope they stay that way....LITTLE!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

From The Ashes .....

Like the mythological Phoenix bird....We have risen from the ashes, so to speak.
I apologize to all of you. I know I am not good (not good at all) at keeping you all informed along my journey. I have a very hard time while I am in the midst of everything to sit down and keep you in on the day to day. Plus, I really do get into a mode where I just want to hide and lick my wounds for awhile.
It hurt allot to close my shop in Prescott. I felt like we were just barely starting to get off the ground, but it's a long story and there really wasn't any other choice.
So it's been about 5 months now.....5 hectic months! We have made a big move back to a place we were 20 years ago (That could be a whole other blog entry- which I will try to do soon) and because of the kindness of a dear friend of ours, I now have a new shop and studio space.
It has not been easy..... it's been a lot of work. Allot of sweat and tears and emotional ups and downs but I am very, very thankful and grateful!! Being innkeepers at our friend's Bed and Breakfast was also thrown into the mix this summer. Besides being interesting we met some very nice people from all over the country. I also learned that while being fun and interesting a Bed and Breakfast is work. So all of you that have romantic notions of opening a B & B when you retire.....think about it. A gentleman told me earlier today that being retired means that you're RE-TIRED, meaning that you are more tired than ever. I thought that was a good one.
Anyway, I'm going to sign off for now. I'm back and in BUSINESS so forgive me and keep checking back. I do appreciate it so much.
PS Ooooops! I forgot to tell you where we were at. I'm in Portola, California which is 45 min NW of Reno, Nevada-1 hour N of Truckee California. In Plumas county which is in the beautiful High Sierras.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


I have sad news heart is breaking a little. We have made the decision to close the shop!! There is happiness and sadness in it. While I am looking ahead with some excitement and anticipation.....I am still......sad. It is happening so fast!
Will keep you posted on where we are going so stay in touch....

Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Mother's Day Mom!!

A day late! Pretty typical with me, but I couldn't find these pics yesterday. However, it did give me more time to think of my Mom than just one day I guess. I think about her allot really. She is always around with me though, and pops out at me at unusual times, in a thousand little ways.... So I wish her Happy Mother's Day yesterday, today and always ......