Sunday, December 21, 2008

Sugar Plum Fairies and Nutcrackers!

Well, what a wonderful time we had yesterday (except for the driving through the snow storm part!), we all went to the Nutcracker Ballet presented by Ballet Minnesota. It was wonderful! And Sabrina was able to add to her nutcracker collection, and get a souvenir at the same time.
Here she is waiting somewhat patiently for the show to begin. It was hard to get a good pic inside, but I did my best. I just love the story of the nutcracker, and of course the music. But the best part for me is the dancing, I never get tired of watching ballerinas dance on their toes, how do they do it? They wouldn't allow pix of the performance, of course, but I can tell you they did a fabulous job. If you ever get the chance, you must see it at least once! Bye for now!

Monday, December 15, 2008

I've been published!!!

I'm so excited! I was fortunate enough to be included in this wonderful new book by artist and author, Lisa Kettell. She is such a sweet person, and very supportive of other artists. I was so excited when she asked me to be a part of it. She asked me to include one of my fairy creations. The cover of the book is above.
Art Circus! takes the reader on a magical journey into the artistic world where they can discover their creative muse which is waiting to come out and play. It is at heart a technique book for altered artists, but is housed within a wonderful, spectacular fantasy land. The book will bring the reader, the daydreamer, the explorer, the artist, to a place have never been, where they can unleash their artistic dreams and explore hidden worlds through cutting-edge techniques, creative projects, and beautiful images.
The author of this book, Lisa Kettell is a wonderful, wonderful lady, a mixed media artist and writer with years of education and experience in altered art, graphic and print design, business, and marketing.
The Art Circus is available on Amazon to pre-order, with a release date in Feb '09.
Plus, because of the book, I was mentioned on Teresa McFayden's blog! Ididn't even know that she knew about me art! Boy, that made my day! Please check out the book on Amazon, it would make a great gift for someone or yourself! Bye for now!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Gingerbread house, no eating!

This is the house that Sabrina built, using a kit she got from Grandma Viv and Aunt Denise. But don't drool, because it is made out of foam and glitter!
Now, these cookies are real gingerbread. Sabrina decorated them at a sleepover she had at her friends house last weekend. She had a blast of course! Bye for now!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I'm on "The World for Blogs"!

Check out this new blog I'm featured on today! It's all about helping bloggers gain exposure and helping people find blogs. I'm think it's pretty cool!

The World For Blogs world4blogs

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Baby it's cold outside!!

These are from a recent snow we had, and it has snowed more since. I always feel like I'm in a snow globe when I see those big flakes. It's been really COLD too, down to zero last night! These pictures are even more beautiful in the black and white version I think, and makes the snow flakes stand out a bit more. Hope you are enjoying the flakes from inside where it is warm and cozy! Bye for now! :)

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