Monday, November 23, 2015

Angel with Birdie Doll

Today I made an angel doll, holding a birdie.

It was fun to make her. The birdie is stuffed with lavender, so she smells as good as she looks. For  more information and pictures of the process head over to SewBeeMine.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Update on Sew Bee Mine

I've been selling things that I've made over the years at The Phoenixville Farmers Market. I took a break last year, and then came up with an idea to offer just things that had to do with food and cooking. So started collecting vintage quilts, embroideries, tablecloths, etc. to make one of a kind aprons, potholders and grocery bags. 

Saturday Oct 3rd, I began doing the actual work for Sew Bee far have gotten a blog up and going, created 9 one of a kind aprons with matching potholders, 5 grocery bags, and 10 potholders!

Check out the Sew Bee Mine blog. Here's one of the aprons and matching pot holder.

matching potholder
Embroidered Linen Apron

Friday, October 9, 2015

Sew Bee Mine

After a difficult, extremely stressful year, including packing up our entire home and my studio and moving twice in seven months, feeling so happy to have my creative mind back.

I've got a new painting on my easel! and getting ready to launch a new venture, Sew Bee Mine, creating beautiful one of a kind aprons and other sewn goods for cooks/kitchens out of mostly vintage fabrics,  I've been collecting vintage quilts, embroideries, appliqu├ęs etc.

Will probably debut at the Phoenixville Farmer's Market sometime before Christmas!

Monday, August 24, 2015

All You Need is Love

When our children were young and would learn of a "bad person" doing something awful on the news, I would tell them that most people were really upset by what that person had done and most peoples' normal reaction is to want to help.

I've always believed that the overwhelming majority of people are loving, beautiful, fair, kind, good and caring, etc.  Recent events in my family's life have demonstrated the absolute truth of that belief.  How wonderful is that?

Character attributes are generally taught to us by our parents. The best kind of teaching is by example. If you hold doors for people, your children see that and they do it.  If you care for people around you, and demonstrate that care with empathy and good will, so your children will learn.

It really all comes down to love, for oneself, the family, neighbors, etc and just keeps expanding into the world. Thoughts and actions of love are constructive of brother and sisterhood, peace, friendship and happiness.

I wish all these things to everyone.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Summer Fun With Kiddos From All Over The World

Admiral Giddy-up and the Seahorse Brigade to the Rescue,
protecting the mermaids and fish in the boat from hungry sharks.
Trash Talking Pirates and Their Parrots 

This summer I'm so happy to be back working/playing with kiddos from all over the world again as part of the English Language Learners program sponsored by the Delaware County Intermediate Unit. So many beautiful accents! Here are a couple of pictures at the stops along the way so far.....

I really wish there were more pictures, but I can't do these shows AND take pics myself. These are from some of the teachers, kind enough to email them to me. :) Still have more places to go over the next couple of weeks, and hoping for more photos. Lots of people are taking pictures. This is my second summer with this program and we are already planning for next year.

Yesterday I was with middle and high schoolers and we had a blast! There is nothing cuter than a teenage boy wearing a mermaid tail and holding a baby mermaid named Bald Beatrice, pretending to be her father.

Now back with elementary aged students, really having a ball with them at various locations.

Making Seahorse Puppets After the Show
Chinese Seahorses!

Laughing his head off Pirate!

Pirates, a Seahorse, Octupus and some Mermaids with Babies

Also had a sweet happy time at The Gingerbread House last week in Fairless Hills. This is my sixth visit there! It is so nice to travel around to familiar places and see some of the same kids year after year. They all remember which stories they have been in and which parts they played. Here are some of the colors in Come Joint the Rainbow, arguing about which one of them is the best! Of course each one is important, but you have to come together to make a rainbow........

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Booking NOW for Spring and Summer 2015

ArtyPantz Interactive Theatrical Storytelling Events! 

Call 610-644-8088 or email NOW to book for the upcoming seasons. Spring months are fairly open at this point, but summer is filling up quickly. There is some availability in June,  July is just about completely filled, and there are a few dates left in August. Click HERE for more information on all the different stories to choose from. Each one has a matching craft too.

Farmer Puppets after Dig! Plant! Water! Sunshine! Love! How Does Our Garden Grow?

Farmers with watering cans in Dig! Plant! Water! Sunshine! Love! 
How Does Our Garden Grow? 
Groundhogs attacking the garden in
Dig! Plant! Water! Sunshine! Love! 
How Does Our Garden Grow?

Fire Ants in Hooray 4 Bugs!
Making Puppets Afterwards in
 The Capture and Return of Bald Beatrice
the Baby Mermaid
Admiral Giddy-up, a shark and Bald Beatrice in
Admiral Giddy-up and The Seahorse Brigade to the Rescue

Come Join the Rainbow
Yellow is the color of sunshine in
Come Join the Rainbow

Give a Dime in Holy Mackerel the fishing boat
 with Pirates and their parrots in  
The Capture and Return of Bald Beatrice the Baby Mermaid

Making rainbow lollipops after
Come Join the Rainbow
Making Seahorse Puppets after
Admiral Giddy-up and The 

Bug Wands from Hooray 4 Bugs!
Click HERE for more information on each story.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Woman With Rooster

We are hunkering down out here on the East Coast for a big winter snowstorm.
This picture was taken outside, so there are a couple of snowflakes here and there.

Woman with Rooster
Acrylic on Canvas 30 x 40

close up

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Fox in the Garden

Fox in the Garden
Acrylic on canvas 40 x 30

Fox in the Garden close up
Acrylic on canvas 40 x 30

Fox in the Garden close up
Acrylic on canvas 40 x 30