Getting a lot of paintings and sculpting done . I am blasing through some good images . I takes a whole day to warm up then I have to stop for something then I loose my groove and have to start all over again. But not thise time!
About Me:Hello! I am here to be amongst other magical Fae's, network and to be amongst kindred spirits. I am at this moment of my life fully indulging myself, to the point of saturation, in all that is Faery and Art. I have been obsessively sculpting and doll making for a little over a year now and cannot seem to stop for some odd reason. Looking for answers . Does anybody els have this problem? Is this a problem when I don't want to go out, pick up a ringing phone or mingle with "non-believers" as to not burst my bubble of absolute bliss and creative flow?
I am a mamma of three wonderful, kind children 14,10 &9.I have been an artist all my life and am just coming out of studio to share and grow fully as an artist. I have been basically raising my brood and find more time now to chase my lovely Muse.
I started teaching art classes this summer. First time for me and it is so far turning out to be a fantastic experience. I have doll making classes and will have watercolor classes coming up soon as well. I love giving back to my community and sharing the joy of creating art with others. We are ALL artists and sharing the power to create is wonderful.
I sell my work on Ebay and have been sculpting with polymer clay for a little over a year now. I made my first full doll with Wendy Froud's "How to make a Faery" DVD. I think it was only out for a few days when I had ordered one. She is the best. I adore her work and her sense of how she approaches her work. I feel that my dolls and characters are literally waiting in line to come forth before I even lay my hands on the clay. Some days I am grouchy so I make naughty trolls and wicked meanies.THEY even turn out cute.
I hope to meet Wendy at Faerieworlds this summer where I will be vending and show her all that she has inspired me to do and become.She was a huge catalyst. I grew up wanting to work with Jim Henson at the Creature Shop but instead , I stay home and make my own! I do want to work on bigger projects and learn to sculpt with larger materials some day.
Dislikes:Meanies,pollution,owies (emotional and physical),fakers-liars,people who copy your art and call it their own,those who neglect anything that is under their care-kids,pets,plants,fishies...
Hobbies:I make dolls and paint. I don't garden at the moment as we are temporarily in a rental home. I miss my gardens terribly though.I try to knit and can't do it. It is boring for me to do the same thing over and over again.
Vices:Sucker for guys with long hair, wearing kilts or one who has mastered a light saber!
Good chocolate or Truffles.
Virtues:I love to love. It still amazes me how many people walk around not letting anyone love them.
I greatly enjoy sharing what gets me happy and makes me move deeply into my own sacred space and creativity. If there is joy...you should share it and make sure that you bring as many with you as possible.
I now know and make sure(Finally!) to take care of myself first in all things so that whatever I give externally is truly a gift not something set out in search of expectation or validation from myself or others. It is the real things always :)
Well, I have finally started to submit my art around to various companies that I like and that have come recommended. I don't know why it took me this long. I like the 5 new paintings I just did and then my two Witch/Elves are pretty and I got the symetry thing down finally. It is hard to make eyes the same, each nostril of the same thickness and all that crazy detail stuff. I like details though, my brain hummmmms after I make art all day. I fly through really hard puzzles after a good creative workout! LOL!
I know that the market is slow and that this might be seen as a crummy time to start business to some but not to me. Things are going to rebound with wonderful synchronicity and at a high velocity for all. All manners of good will come to pass. I am looking forward to the future , again. Keep open and anticipate :)
I did, and the retreval for it did not work to resending it to me so I finaly remembered it after 3 months! Sheesh.
Well, hope everyone is having a great fall. I had fun this summer. Travelled far and wide (FC in Philly!) with my Faery family and met all kinds of fantistic artists, authors and other Faeries. Glad to be back to working on my projects. Ebay is very slow right now and won't be selling anything for a while. I am holding back on my dolls and sculpts and taking a break from being out there for a bit.
Glad to be back again :) I made lots of neat Witches these past couple months. I will get their new pics uploaded soon . I also have been teaching more and more so it is wonderful to start others on their creative journey too. I officially have my own sculpting group that is going to have monthly meetings in my studio here at home. It is great to finally have others to create with and share my love of doll making with. They are all students of mine but they are all going in different directions now so it is fun to see what we are up to :D
I am back from a long summer. I thought I could managae a lot of things at the same time but I am just not one of THOSE people. LOL! Wish I could be but I am just too laid back and dont do well with anything hectic. So, long story short: I did too much this summer for many others and not enough for me .
I made it though. I am back into a routine that works very well for my and keeps me super productive. One biggie was that the kids are back into school and that they have all their activities squared away and that there is a routine in place for the household again. Summer always throws everything up in the air . We travelled quite a bit to see family, road trips , I had festivals to attend to and Chris had business trips. I don't want to be in the car anymore by the way. Washington, Oregon, and Northern California are all beautiful areas to drive to and through however, I just want to stay home now and lock myself in the studio.
I was able to get back into my groove again quite quickly and made a few new dolls this past week (they all have lovely new homes already :) ) I absolutely love getting to make my little Elves again. I adore the boys. They are ever so adventurous and full of self esteem and no worries. They are not jaded yet. Some of my older ones are a bit cynical as they all have a back story full of all kids of detail. I don't often share that with buyer/collectors. When they are in my hands they tell me abouth themselves. The younger one are just so thrilled to "Be".
My list of projects is ever so long and I am so behind and FaerieCon is just around the corner. Oh, I am going to be vending at FaerieCon! The stress I have over this is nothing like the stress I was having for Faerieworlds . It is all new to me . I learned so much about so many things at FW and about business, people, myself and the art world and how Faerie touches us as a whole group.
So, needless to say "Upwards and Onwards!". Good to be back into my own things again. I feel the energy filling up and charging as the fall procession is ready to commence.
I am feeling utterly unprepared for vending at Faerieworlds. I have a lot to do and find this all taxing. I make my art for my own pleasure and the joy that it invokes is reflected. This is real "work" for me. Maybe it is good....? I am just be moaning doing things on my own terms and from my own creative space. This is more than I thought it would be , time wise, on my skills, creating genuin characters, painting with enough detail and of course the finances.
I am sure all will work out in the end and it will all have been worth it. Just a bit worrisome if I can pull it all off well.
My most cherished and dearest children's book author and illustrator Tasha Tudor passed away yesterday at 1:35 Eastern time . Tasha wrote and illustrated over a hundred books. She is the reason why I picked up watercolors and started to doodle my own little worlds. I loved her book "A Time To Keep" . I was 6 when my mom brought me to America all by herself to have a chance at having a normal and unstigmatised life ( I am half Korean) . I couldn't speak English or read at that age . When I started school and went to the library and discovered that book I didn't need to be able to read, all I saw on those pages was love, family, sharing, caring, gratitude, celebration in fabulous colors. It made my new life so much more bearable. Each page was a gloriously detailed escape. I hadn't the faintest idea what Christmas , Easter,4th of July, etc. were. ( I was raised Buddhist )
She illustrated every month of the year in that book with manificent detail of all the holidays and seasonal activities of a family and community . Looking back today, it trips me out now that I think about it. It was the best and kindest introduction into this western culture. After checking the book out every sigle week for a good part of that school year, I felt more confident in what I thought I could expect and couldn't wait to start to embrace my new life as an American girl. I dreamed for the first time about my life and looked foward to my future.
I don't know what would have happened to me if I, no, if Tasha Tudor's book didn't find ME. I might have completely shut down . It is amazing how profound something like a little book, an image can set into motion.
I hope someday that I too can give what I have been given.