Posts Tagged ‘christmas’


Saturday, December 14th, 2013


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….

Weebles wobbles Snowmen

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013


These guys were made with tiny gourds. The seeds inside them make them wobble.
This ornament is going to the Ojai Valley Museum for the art and book fair Dec 6th.

These recent figures appear deceptively simple. There is an intensive process of sanding and re-painting and sanding and re-painting to achieve the organic looking colorations/spots

Ornament by Lisa Martin Bowman

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

This ornament from my collection was painted by Lisa Martin Bowman. I am a big fan of Munnys and this one is especially sweet!

Ornaments, and folio

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

I had meant to start posting ornaments from my collection, of all handmade, artist made ornaments but I have bee so sick the past week I did not even get started. So. I’ll post three today to make up for lost time and also one that I designed last year for sale in my etsy shop.
This is one available in my shop:

From my collection this one is made by artist “Dolly Gagging”

This one is by artist Diane Redmore Moore:

and this one is by artist Carla Naron:

I do so enjoy my unique ornaments!

Also I have been working on little collage folios, they are about 4 x 5 inches and can hold atcs or aceos or little photographs or they can be stared at and displayed 😀
this is one of them:

I used thick canvas and they fit so nicely in the hand!


Friday, December 9th, 2011

now to pack for mailing ~~

Final incarnation

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

After glazing and details. I will add a bit of glitter to the snowy area. The girl who swallowed a tree 😀
if you would like a Christmas card and are not on my mailing list, send me an email with your address and I will add you.

My crafty side

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

printed on vellum

ho ho ho

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011


One more day of drying, then glazing and details. I don’t know why but this painting was hard to finish, the hair is layered many times over

In the studio:


Masked Marauders

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

They are out to steal your presents (and your heart!)

These little burglars are easy to make! They are hybrids, I used two different push molds that I made from two different dolls. First I used the body/torso mold and then a separate face mold so that the face will be out of proportion with the body. There are made with paper clay, first dust your push mold with corn starch or flour, I use a fluffy paint brush for this. After your separate pieces have dried attach the head to the torso with more paper clay. when dry, cover with tissue paper and glue of your choice, I use perfect paper adhesive. I gesso’d the faces and painted them with acrylic paint. The fabric wings were purchased at Michaels craft store and adhered to the bodies with e 6000. the wire is left intact so they can be tied to a christmas tree limb and they look very pretty!