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Monday, December 29, 2008

Last Days of 2008

Whew! Only 3 days left in 2008, and what a year it has been! I always spend a lot of this time planning for 2009 and what my goals are for the year. I really hope to make a "come back", as my world has been very upside down for the past 18 months. Taking care of mom and all her financial affairs has pressed my wings down I pray this year I can make my way to a happier time.

I wanted to show off my last 2 pieces of 2008 which were special orders for Christmas. I wanted to wait until after Christmas because I didn't want to spoil the surprise for their happy new Mamas.

I wish for only good and happy times for all of you bloggers in the world. May you always have fluttering wings to keep you high above the negative influences in our world. Keep dreaming and never give up! Love to you all!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I haven't Fallen in.... YET!

A little levity and lots of sparkles are needed for so many in the world. I would add my name to the list, but I have so many things to be thankful for!!! I am so thankful to all my great clients who ordered Whimsies in 2008. God love you all for being so kind and patient as I have riden the rollercoaster of life. THANK YOU!

So What HAVE I been up to???? Well, I would like to share all the beauties that I've been spending time with for the past month. Here are some of the creations that left the workshop:

Available at the MP... Star Fairy

Gatherer of Wishes Clock...

Some of Dozen I made...

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Where does the time go???

What a month and historic time we are living! I feel I am living a wild roller coaster ride and I'm in the lead car... lol I could bore you with all the gory details, but it just overwhelms me to think about! Time for a lot of good vibes!

The November Marketplace is opening at midnight EST tonight. My offerings are unique this month with an opportunity to customize your own Whimsie. I hope you will find a baby to bring home

Thursday, October 09, 2008

It's Whimsie Time

With all the doom and gloom of the week, here is a little upper.... TWO Whimsies born!!! Yippee!! You are the FIRST to see them.... email me at if you'd like to adopt one of these honeys...

and Wizard of Oz Set 3 released!!! I love them, and I hope you do too! Please check back more often as I hope to post more creative ideas and positive thoughts. (and I think we need it!) Have a great Friday!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Still trying to do laundry and clean up after being gone 4 days, but I wanted to post our picture taken with Jillian and Janet (of course) backstage before the show. It was a THRILL and I will try to post a video to show you some of the show...

I met up with my bestest friend, Sammie, in Las Vegas and introduced her to some of our oldest friends... A GREAT, GREAT TIME was had by all. I can't wait to do it again next I wish!

Now back to the World of Whimsies! I've been really concentrating on what I REALLY want to do and work getting better from the inside out. Hopefully a Whimsie will appear occasionally.... Only time will tell! For now... keep positive and enjoy!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Leaving to Las Vegas to see Jilly and Janet!

They grow so fast... don't they? Elf and I are flying on a jet plane tomorrow to see Jillian perform in the Janet Jackson Rock Witchu Tour in Las Vegas, September 19th. Wow... what a road this has been for all of us, but especially Jillian. I feel this is one of those surreal moments that I will relive for a very long time. I hope to win a million dollars while I am there visiting, so I will let you know how that turns out! Until next week.... Christy

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Celebrate and Rememberance

Jillian, Janet, and Laurel (from left to right)

It was a BIG night last night! My "little" girl performed her first concert with Janet Jackson in Vancouver, British Columbia. I will be flying to Las Vegas next week to see the concert myself, on September 19th. I am so EXCITED and proud to watch Jillian reach another milestone in her career path and be a part of her dreams!

I would like to honor all Americans on the 7th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. I pray you use this horrific reminder to listen to your heart and make the choices that will matter in your life. Live the very best life possible, and find your dreams!

Monday, September 08, 2008

Where have I gone?

LOL! I seem to mumble this statement to myself a lot lately..hahaha

I am working on some pieces for the PFATT Marketplace which will be released on 9/10/08, so I will keep you posted.... These pieces will be painted fabric dolls..something different for a change.

My dear friend, Lori/VintagePalette, is having a giveaway. Click on her name to enter.

It warms my heart that people come by my blog to see me, and leave a comment. Thank you! My artistic self is hiding from me lately, but I'm working on it... If you have a little extra room on your prayer list, I'd surely like some help. Take care and back soon!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Why is It?

It is just the strangest phenomonon.... The pieces you love the most always seem to give receive half the reception than the ones you aren't so in love with. It always perplexes me as I feel I am a person of good taste. lol

I just love this painting and hopefully someone else will... hahahahha
Click HERE to look and bid (praying and possibly begging) Until next time.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Happy Monday!

"Nighty Night" would like to wish you a happy and productive week on this fine Monday morning. Mondays can be such dreaded days for so many, and for me as well many moons ago. If you are a Monday hater, please know that this condition is not forever! You may change your destiny at any point.... Remember, you can DO IT!

I did make some sweet Halloween note cards which are still available for only $5.00! These will surely make someone tickled this Fall. Have a great day!

Thursday, August 07, 2008

A little Project

Call me crazy, but I swear the weather is changing here in the Northwest...This subtle change spurred some "nesting" in my pig pen of a studio. lol... What? You don't create in a beautiful, sun-filled, artist loft? naaaaaaahhhhhhh...

I've recently added some new "tricks" to the Whimsie tool bucket... GOLDEN FLUID ACRYLICS, Artist Crayons, and Water Soluable Oil Pastels... So fun, however I needed to surround myself with my tools, so a little reorganization was needed.

Here's my little process and a Whimsie hint on how to paint anything!

1. Go to Thrift store and spent $1.50

Primed pieces with KILZ

Painted with acrylics

AHA! I did it!

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Almost gone...

Seems like I was just muttering this same statement about the Summer this morning, but so is this JOL Salsa Can Man Here is the first my "GREEN WHIMSIES" collection... I will be recycling some of nature's biggest nemesis (ie plastic bags, foil, cans, etc) by incorporating into my art. As many of you know these supplies are not very beautiful or easy to work with! I've been playing mad scientist experimenting with each of these, and I hope to giving new life in art versus landfills. I'm excited at the challenge and possibilities!

I get sad thinking that Summer is passing so quickly... Let's just slow everything down! Sit in the bright rays. Smell the clothes on the line. Squeeze every bit of sweetness out of the season before it's gone...POOF!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

A Little Whimsy fun...

A sweet little pumpkin girl flying to her party.... I love playing with Sepia tones, and she is just too cute... She's on Ebay up for bid until Friday pm... Bid HERE

This is what she REALLY looks like:

Don't you love color?

Friday, July 25, 2008

Another EBAY item?? What in the heck!

I hope you have not fainted and hurt yourself from the fall, but I've managed to FINISH my 2nd Halloween Whimsie, a Vintage Can Witch, named "Wilamenia". I hope she finds a good new home! She has been very therapeutic, and I think that look shows in her face.... This is a 5 day auction ending on Wednesday, July 30th.. Wednesday?? I know, but I can't stand 7 day auctions... I have the patience of a gnat!

I've almost finished my Lisa Kaus Workshop piece.... and I had loads of fun creating in such a magical place. Give yourself a gift, and sign up for a workshop!!! You DESERVE IT!!! I will talk to you soon!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Such EXCITEMENT and APPRENHENSION, I am filled with today.. I finished my first piece for EBAY in a year!!! Holy Moley... It is just so hard to believe, but it's true. The opening bell will ring tonight at 6:00 PDT, so I hope you will stop by...Here is a direct link if you would like to adopt, "Your Never Too Old". and will be listing him tonight at 6;00 PDT. I hope he finds a good new home!

Tomorrow, I am taking a WORKSHOP with Lisa Kaus here in Portland. I feel like I'm packing half of my studio, but a girl's got to be prepared for everything... LOL

This is what we are making:

This is where I will be working:

Hopefully, I will finish the piece (problem when I take a workshop), and I can show you how it turned out. Talk to you in a couple of days... Big Smiles! Christy

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Spiritual Help and a Ho Ho!

It was fast and furious, but the PFATT Marketplace was released on the 10th, and POOF, they were gone! I am so thankful that people even remember me, so when I sell something it just gives me a boost.

I wish I could go into all the behind the scenes actions here at home, but frankly it makes me tired and stressed out........ So, I will just say that with the help of "self help" books and a lot of prayers, I think I have solved my mom's financial troubles and home selling problem... I will know more by the end of next week, but I'm very excited at the solution....

I am a BIG believer in self help books... so if you are down and feeling like the world is crashing in on you.... I would like to suggest the following:

This book took me from 0 to 60 in only 188 pages...After I finished reading this book I quit my job and never looked back. I firmly believe this is a life changing book, and have read this book about 5 times. Super fast and cheap read.. Click HERE to order your own.

I just finished this one for the 2nd time, and this one could help many people during such worrisome times. A little more spiritual, however very comforting...Again very short (under 200 pages) but powerful... Order HERE

Get reading and and start believing. Thank you for stopping by! Christy

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Another Goodbye...

Heaven got another great girl today.... our last chow, Whiskers. Whiskers has been not well for the past couple of weeks, but we gave it our all.

Whiskers has a lot of company up there, so I know she was welcomed. Her brother, Doc and sister, Asyln...her mama Emma and her daddy Bubba.... As well as Sampson, Pumpkin, Ruby, and good ole' Peeler. We have owned Chows for the past 28 years, and they have given us many years of love and friendship. We miss them all, and now Whiskers is at peace. God take care of her...

Friday, June 20, 2008

And the Winner Is......

Drum Roll......................................

Post #90

Laurie Hardin!!! And since I live in a hole in the ground, I had never met nor seen Laurie's Halloween art... until this morning...

I am BLOWN away by this gal's talent!!! Check her blog out: Laurie Hardin blog I just had to add her as a link to my blog... Enjoy the eye candy, and Congratulations Laurie on winning my WOZ #2 collection!!! Thank you everyone for helping my navigate my way back to Whimsie World. Love to you all!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Question #5 last of Contest!

Guess who's teaching at the ZNE Convenzione 2009????? ME!!! Oh Lawd! I'm nervous already... It's been a long time since I've taught...HOWEVER, even more of a brain whacker is WHAT TO TEACH???? (and everyone else) So my last question of the Five....

If you were signing up for my class, what would you hope to learn in 6 hours????

1. Painting a fabric doll
2. Mixed Media with a Sculpted piece

Monday, June 16, 2008

Question #4 of Contest

License or not to License... That is the question... The Ashton Drake licensing was perfect for me as I was given the opportunity to create pieces I would never have had access to... With most licensing opportunities, you give them everything that makes your art unique.... As you can see... I'm very torn and need some help here.

No... Keep Whimsies One of a Kinds
Yes... Get them produced at a much more affordable price.
Yes... However only 2 dimensional images..(cards, wrapping paper, plates, etc...)

***You girls are doing great, and are a big help****

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Question #3 of Contest

Do you decorate/collect Halloween? Other than orange & black... is there another color you'd like to see?

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Question #2 of Contest

What colors are you decorating your home with now? For me, I'm wildly attracted to natural, cream, & black, and hope to add more to my home....


Friday, June 13, 2008

It's CONTEST Time!

Let's Celebrate the "Return" to CC's Whimsies by giving away some Whimsies! What do you have to do, You ask.... Well, help me figure out where to start! (Oh, please) You are entered to win every time you leave an answer to the Daily Question. There will be a new question of the day for the next 5 days, so come back everyday for the best chance to win this set of signed Wizard of OZ ornaments.


1. Which Whimsie Medium would you like to see first?

a. A Primarily Sculpted Piece
b. Painted Canvas with Mixed media
c. A Clock
d. A Painted Fabric Doll

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

I hope you will return on Friday the 13th, 2008.... I will be starting a contest/celebration of my favorite holiday... Hope you will return...

One of my latest Marketplace crations...

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Yippee! A Surprise!

Without warning in pops my 2nd set of Wizard of Oz ornaments by Ashton Drake...(Yes, I'm in the dark about most of

I hope you are signed up to receive all 12, if not, It's not too late. Just follow the link on the right side.

Yes, It's COMING.... Halloween in June, and I will finally have some things to offer. I hope you will stop by with your fuzzy slippers and enjoy our newest creations. ENJOY NOW!