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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

5 Interesting Facts... What do you think?



I've been wanting to sell cards of my work for quite some time, and here are a few of my attempts:


Now I need to decide how to sell them...or if it's too late to do for this year. What do you think?


Here are today's pictures of my kitchen:

Painting tomorrow and cabinets being delivered on Saturday! YIPPEE!





Now for more fun... I've been tagged! I am to provide 5 Interesting or Random Facts about myself... hmmm... Here goes!

1. I'm a middle child
2. I used to throw up every Christmas until the age of 11..(I would get so excited that I would just make myself sick over it!)
3. I've lost almost 100 lbs since January 2006.
4. "It's A Wonderful Life" is my all time favorite Christmas movie, and I cry every time!
5. I have a secret desire to publish stories about the Whimsies.

I have tagged my following blogging friends!~
1. Lori/Vintage Palette
2. Joyce Stahl/Enchanted Productions
3. Penny McAlister
4. Iva's Creations
5. The Polka Dot Pixie

Sunday, November 25, 2007

GIVE AWAY!


Yep Penny's offering a Give AWAY this week! Run don't walk to her blog and enter!

So tomorrow is "Black Monday", and I am wracking my brain on an internet special. Please check back tomorrow to see what I've come up with!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

I am Thankful


I am thankful for so many things this Thanksgiving. As hard as this year has been with heart ache, I am ever so thankful for all that I have:

1. First of all my family....My 3 children and my sweet Elf comfort my days with love and support.
2. My parents for giving me the ability to dream..(I love you Dad!)
3. My cozy little home, even with it being 1 kitchen short this Thanksgiving.
4. Having a creative spirit with the ability to follow my Whimsical dreams
5. My health and for having diabetes... Yes, I am even thankful for that.. If I had not contracted it, I would not be as healthy and 85 lbs lighter.
6. For my best friends that I might have never touched, but always in my heart each day.



Here is just one example of pure friendship....Penny McAlister I met Penny at a show (Folkart Invitational) in Orange County, CA about 4 years ago. We "roomed" together, without much thought, and it changed my life forever. Penny has been a constant cheerleader in my pursuit of spreading Whimsies around the world. She introduced me to Midwest and others, and has continually educated me about the industry, techniques, and products. Penny has always held my hand through the highest highs and the lowest lows. To think that I've only hugged her a few times seems impossible, as she has "hugged" me at least 100 times through emails and over the phone. I am celebrating her Whimsical work and her most receent accomplishment of "beating me" to be published in Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion magazine. God Bless you Penny, and thank you for being my friend.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Prepare for Horror...

Yes, as promised, I would like to show my BEFORE pictures of my little kitchen from 1947. In the previous 16 years, we painted, laid floor and counter tops, appliances, and painted again, but nothing could help...........

I tried to decorate

Then Elf decided he would take matters into his own hands:

who said you need more than 1 outlet?


My Pantry and China cabinet, LOL


Here is the first day the calvary showed up:
Does anyone else see the orbs? I think one is Dad watching over me...

An "OOPSIE" from the contractor...We will see what happens about this... More pictures to come...and thank you all so much for posting on my blog words of encouragement. It really touches my heart!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Guess Who?


Let's hope this cat makes many smile.... I know he made me smile...even though my house is being torn apart as we speak....

We bought our house 16 years ago, and when we moved in, the kitchen was the "worst" part of this house... Well, finally that will be fixed... It is my hope to post the progress here on my blog... Pray it goes quickly and perfectly... snicker... we all know how that goes... hahahahhaha

Saturday, November 10, 2007

A Surreal Feeling!



I can't thing of anything to say about this, but how wonderful this piece of paper makes me feel...No matter what happens, my family, and friends will be able to have this little piece of paper for their scrapbooks. You can also see the next 3 ornaments and a free ornament box...Click on the Wizard of Oz characters on the right for ordering information. Until next time, keep wishing on the stars!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

A Color Explosion!


Here he is..."THE MAD HATTER"...his color just really twirls my skirt! I am very happy with the way he turned out, and now on to the Cheshire Cat. I hope he makes you all smile, like he does me....Have a great Friday! Christy

Monday, November 05, 2007

Let Lightening Strike Twice!


Guess what series I'm sculpting now...

Will have the Mad Hatter next

and then the Cheshire Cat. Let's hope they twirl some skirts! LOL

Saturday, November 03, 2007

I'm PUBLISHED!

Apparently being able to say that word, "published", means something somewhere, but to me it was one of my dreams when I left my job 5 years ago. So here it is, the Winter Issue of Art Doll Quarterly... page 6, 7, & 8.. Enjoy!