Archive for December, 2013

Ojai Valley Museum

Sunday, December 29th, 2013


Not too late to own some Tricia art from the ojai museum gift shop.


I’ll be listing these items to etsy once the museum takes down…

Confetti Faced Holder of the Glitter

Friday, December 20th, 2013

confetti face

confetti face glitter

Tonight at OVA Arts in Ojai, singer Patricia Cardinali for third Friday from 6-8

Tickled pink by this charming group of dancing altered’s!

Friday, December 20th, 2013

One of the participants in the Barbie Redux workshop, Susan Buchanan, finished her Barbies and they are sooooo much fun! Lively, colorful, imaginative, dancing cirque type characters, I love how she varied the postures. Very fun!! Her work always has a freshness to it!


Happy freakin Holidaze

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Yawnnnnnnnn awake again at 2:00 a.m.

Might as well write down some of the thoughts pervading my brain so they can leave and I can go back to sleep.

Thinking about this time of year and the mixed bag of emotions that surface relentlessly, I can’t help but believe that getting old ain’t for sissies! In younger days I was happy and joyous, even, excited! Just when, did excitement get re-placed with, UGH? For the most part days are filled with “I need to do this, I need to do that”. Its those damn expectations that can be so debilitating! Boxing gloves are not for the opponent they are for beating one’s self up! kaaaa-pow.

I often wonder, what, IS it that compels a person to do anything. Of course, its complicated. I’d like to cut myself some slack, be kind to the me that can’t do it all.

boot straps for withoutlight I am

But there is that ferocious TO DO list. And, my expectations. I remind myself, if you don’t have expectations you can’t be disappointed. You can’t be reactionary, you CAN live in the moment.

SO, I’m just, taking it one day at a time, putting one foot in front of the other.

Damn heels

I went into the local pharmacy/souvenir shop yesterday which is across the street from the post office which I have attended three days in a row, but I digress, so at the drug store, I was the only person in there, I needed a box of Christmas cards and I found myself looking at doo dads that would be fun gifts and feeling so pleased that I had the place to myself and thinking, how nice, there is no mall in town. NO MALL. There I was, in this tiny little pharmacy/souvenir shop, the only shopper and the clerk was so pleasant and happy and not stressed and quite out of the glue, oozed and eased up a sense of, dare I say, appreciation? A realization that I felt grateful for this place I live in now (Ojai) and for the few bucks I had in my pocket and for the happy, friendly, not stressed out clerk and for the short distance I had to walk back to my vehicle and for the hordes of broke, angry shoppers I don’t have to face. Merry Christmas indeed.

conjoined acorns and confetti face droplet

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

confetti face droplet

conjoined acorns

more work in progress, trying to finish up packing long distance gifts.

Confetti face ornament and pencil top!

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

pencil top

This year is winding up really fast. I’m only pulling out some hair, but the shopping will be done soon!


Saturday, December 14th, 2013


Confetti Face ornament and or pencil top!

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Confetti Face, altered Barbie head

confetti face

Celebratory Confetti Face Ornament

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

confetti face

Have a break from needing to go any where today, happy that, more confetti face ornies to come!

Aqua Dream at the Ojai Valley Museum

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

This altered Barbie ornament is available at OVM. She is a unique one of a kind piece.

Her title is Aqua Dream because she is dreamy in my favorite color: aqua. Seriously, her surface is beautiful painted with acrylics and copper leafed and sanded and finished with a strong varnish.

altered barbie ornament

Also available at the museum: Snowflake
Painted with acrylics and gold leafed and sanded and textured, she would look lovely on any Christmas tree! or hanging as a decorative work of art from a hook.


snowflake 2

Also at the museum: Carnival of colors! this whimsical mixed media figure is paper mached, painted with acrylics and textured. She also has some puffy yarn about her. There is a wire loop at the back for hanging.


Also at the museum is this funny whimsical piece whose hat is an upside down flower (did not get a good photo of her :()
flower barbie

Available at OVA gallery a sweet angel with super pretty pastel yarn for hair :D:


and this little truncated ornament:
barbie ornament

A few more ornaments in the works….