Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Umpqua Man


My latest pen and ink stippling portrait. This is my "Umpqua Man". I haven't had this one printed off yet. But, will when I get a couple more portraits, cowboys, and bucking broncos finished. I'm getting very excited about the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo. Just worried that I won't have enough rodeo and rustic items. But, I keep reminding myself that there are still 4 months and a week left to create more fun stuff for the booth space. I just like to freak myself out a bit.

Have a great week filled with Love, Joy and Big Squishy Hugs!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

My newest fabric creations

One of the Creepy Dolls.
I've been approved for a booth space at the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo this coming August. I've got to get busy and make a lot of Western and Rustic items! This is my Lakota Lady, pen and ink, that I've gotten printed to make cards, 8 X 10 and 11 X 14 prints. Last night I picked up some mats to start getting them ready for the sale. I will frame a couple of them also. I've also drawn a vintage cowgirl, bronco buster and bull rider. I'm working on an Umpqua Tribe man, since that's the tribe in this area. I've put it to the side for now because I was getting very frustrated trying to get all the fur "just right". Was just making myself more frustrated.

I will also have a Christmas Corner, since we have several Winter themed items from the Christmas Fair. And, a Creepy Corner for some fun items that will be geared for the Halloween season. Or, people who like things on the creepy side. Not really creepy, just fun creepy!

Every time I think I'm going to keep up on my blog, I get sidetracked with other things. Like making a lot of items to fill up the booth spaces for the fairs!

So, I'm off to work on some "Sad Bunnies"! Have a great day! Big Squishy Hugs!

Monday, September 5, 2016



Two pillows for the Christmas Fair.


The beautiful albino peacock at the Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon, USA. It's been almost one year since we moved here and I can't believe how fast time as gone by. I still enjoy going to the Wildlife Safari and seeing the animals. So amazing to see them in a more natural habitat, running free and wild. Well, mostly wild, they do know when the feeding trucks arrive and they do like when you purchase the feed cups and give them treats.

I'm keeping busy working on a lot of sewing projects for the upcoming Douglas County Christmas Fair at the fairgrounds early December. We (Cathie and I) should find out later this month where our booth space will be located. Hopefully, we will get a booth! YIKES! I freaked myself out!

I would post photos of the sewing projects, but my windows updated awhile back and I lost a lot of photos during the changes. UGH! I'm hoping that Shawn was able to stop the automatic updates from Windows because every single time it updates, my computer gets all messed up and I lose programs, files, and photos. Frustrating to say the least.

That's about it for now. I should be better at keeping up on this blog. But, I'm too easily side tracked these days.

Big Squishy Hugs and Keep Creating!

Friday, January 8, 2016


Been a long time. Actually, I tend to forget that I have a blog. UGH! This is one of my latest Adam Ant portraits. I've started another one in pen & ink stippling. Sadly, I've shoved it to the back burner to work on more Creepy Dolls, and other items for a bazaar sale. Cathie (younger sister) and Cyndia (good friend) and I are hoping to get a booth at the Douglass County Fair's Christmas Bazaar in December 2016. If I'm going to have any stock to sell I need to get busy now! Plus, I need way more than a few Creepy Dolls and Rag-a-Muffin Dolls. HA!

The move to Winston, Oregon has been interesting. I now have plenty of "Quiet Time" to create and relax. It's been very good for my depression swings. The neighbors are quiet and nice. The people I've visited with at restaurants, coffee drive thru's, the museum and Wildlife Safari have been extremely nice and sweet! I've talked to a wonderful lady at the Roseburg Art Center and she was a darling and very encouraging. I'm hoping to join the art center and take some classes soon. To help get my confidence with my art back up. I've lost so much technique and CONTROL wise with my drawing skills. This will help get it back.

Well, this is not getting any more items made and ready for a bazaar sale! Have a great weekend!

Big Squishy Hugs!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

It's been a very long time since I've posted. Shawn was hired by Roseburg Forest Products and began work on Aug. 31, 2015. The company would cover him staying in a hotel room for one month. That meant we had a month to find a place to move. We were able to get into a very nice apartment, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Quite large. I've taken over the master bedroom and one spare room for my art rooms. The one spare room will be more for my library area.

Now, I have my art space. I don't clutter up the rest of the house with stuff,, stuff and more stuff. Once I can get some bookcases in my library room, I'll be able to get more of my supplies organized and easier to find when needed. It's already much better!

I lived in St. Helens my entire life! 60 years in one town. 60 years of dealing with the same people and mindset. It was difficult to leave my "home". But, it was a good move to get away from the stress of things going on there. Things that are out of my control and so very frustrating.

Hoping to return to working on "Just for Me" projects very soon.

Big Squishy Hugs and back to unpacking more boxes!