Thursday, May 29, 2014

It's Always Christmas and Halloween at The Shabby Red Door!!

I just wanted to let all my customers and collectors know that even if you are only in the area once a year or in the summer's Christmas and Halloween in The Shabby Red Door all the time.
I'm always working on new Holiday pieces and do some custom pieces as well. So come on by. I'm back to my summer hours Tue thru Sat 10:00am until 5:00. If you need me to be here at another time just drop me an e-mail, or give me a call at the shop 530-249-2747
See you Soon!!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

With a Heavy Heart........

I am feeling pretty sad today. Yesterday I had the sad task of having our boy Saki put to sleep. We were so blessed to have him since he was a baby (born in 96) but it's hard. He was like our kid and I have to say he was the "perfect" cat. Not a problem in 18 years at all. Nothing but a loving companion to both of us.
He will be greatly missed!! Thank you God for bringing him into our lives.....

Friday, May 16, 2014

New Cards

I'm trying to make my ADD self sit down long enough to list some new Halloween cards up on my Etsy site.
I'm joking, I think, about the ADD....

Monday, May 12, 2014

Far and Away.......

I've been away from my blog for so long and spending so much time on Facebook, that I almost forgot I had a blog! promises for me to break, but I think I'm going to try harder to keep it up....I think. It seems  a good place to write more detailed info than on Facebook.
In any case here I am again, what, 3 years later??  Procrastination is my middle name.....
I am working away on my art and projects as usual. I'm so excited I am going to be featured in the Art Doll Quarterly magazine ( in their Fall issue coming out August 1,2014. It is for their Anthropomorphic Art Doll challenge and I will post the issue here when it comes out.
In addition to selling my work on, you can now find me on as well as on my Etsy site
So, stay in touch and keep me in line about posting and keeping you guys up to date with me!!! 

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!!