Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Decor

All things sparkly.
I wrapped for hours yesterday.  I am so close I can taste it! 
Intending netflix to see me through this wrapping marathon, I accidentally played a movie that was in french.  Reading subtitles while wrapping.  Perhaps not the most efficient method.
It's a white Christmas!  I ran a needle and thread through pom poms and hung them up with thumb tacks.  
These tacks started with bats in October, then switched out for leaves in November, now snow for December.
Ez (5) set up this little nativity.  All the figures have their backs to you because they are crowded around Mary to get a look at baby Jesus.  Classic, kids are the best. 
 Did you just kiss the screen? I know, baby hands are so delicious.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Little Miss Muffet - A Shadow Puppet Play

Our first shadow puppet play in our little theater.  I will show how it was made in the near future.  For now, enjoy our production.  My little Ezra is reciting the version of Little Miss Muffet that she chose as this quarter's poem recitation for her kindergarten class.  With Cloe and Delia as puppeteers and filmed by me.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Shadow Puppet Doodle Book!

I created this doodle book for my nieces and nephews and cousins for Christmas (spoiler alert!).  I had extras printed.  Lots of them.  If you want to buy some for the kids that you love, or even some that you just like, email me!  You can buy them for $12 each ($15 will include shipping).


Tuesday, December 6, 2011


A Christmas Angel.  
A miniature painting of a miniature angel for a miniature show at the Greenwich Workshop Gallery in Connecticut.

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Bring it on.
An advent calendar to enhance the Christmas joy.
 I used my cricut to make 25 cute little envelopes.
 Sparkly paper and jingly bells.
 Silver and gold, white Christmas is this year's theme.
Whew, all 25 to string together with twine
 An activity or treat for every day until the big one.
 Oh cricut, cute cards for the cute envelopes.
 Merry Christmas!
We had a mug of hot chocolate tonight.


I hope you had a happy PIE day!
From our early morning Turkey Trot... a Vegan feast!
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. 
So much to be thankful for.

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Clover Iona chose to be baptized and confirmed a member of 
She is a good girl and I love her very much.

Speaking of churchy things, I have a profile!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Little Red

This is my Cloe as Little Red Riding Hood. I am keeping this, actually giving it to Cloe for her eighth birthday next week. Lil' Red's cape has wolf ears.  The cape is symbolic of being your own worst enemy. That might sound despairing, but I don't mean it so.  It is about taking the weaknesses that give you a disadvantage and overcoming them, and becoming more for it.  My Cloe is good at this.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Name: Phi Phi 
Totem: Phoenix
Weapon: Night and Day
Skill: Daggers
Magic: Controls Fire

Name: Violet
Totem: Dragon
Weapon: Rainbow
Skill: Slingshot
Magic: Voice Stealing Rocks

Name: Ravon-
Totem: Raven
Weapon: Midnight
Skill: Sword Fighting
Magic: Speaks with Birds

Everdeen the Elf and
Reggie the Celtic Warrior
with Amaranth the pseudo-axe
And her Elfkin baby

Skills and Magic: Drool

Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Armory

Have I been painting? Yes, I have. 
From top to bottom: Amaranth, the pseudo-axe; Night and Day, the daggers; Midnight the sword; Celeb Asea (silver leaf) the bow; and Rainbow, the slingshot, with a pouch of magic, voice-stealing rocks.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunday Drawing

Ghosts and Ghouls
I can't stop!
 We got "boo"ed by a neighbor, so we made cupcakes to pass the booege along.
I can be pretty fancy sometimes.
Out in the night, strapped in for some quick, doorbell-ditchin' getaways.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

So Much Love, it's Spooky!

Here is what I love: Everyone who made a comment on the last post.

Here is what I don't love: Choosing one to share a little spook with.

So... I've made a spooky sign for everyone who commented!  

I can't help it, Miss Mayer! Love. Sister! Love. Sister-in-law! Love. Pam! Love. Chandra! Love. Marlene! Nicholas! Megan! Jessie! Brooke! Love, love, love. I don't think know Angela, Manda, Annalee, Cat, Sarah, Alabala, and Jennifer yet, but I'm feelin' the love!! Email me your address ( and I'll send one out right away! It's almost the big day!!