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Putting It Together…

Woodlsnd Spirit Doll

Woodland Spirit Doll

Why do you suppose we create a project and stop just before it’s finished?

I do this all the time,  I start a project, and I’m over it before it’s completed.  Is everyone that way?  I’m over it, and ready to move on to the next thing.  This is clearly a flaw in my personality!

This is exactly what I’ve done with the “Woodland Spirit Doll” series.  I started these dolls when I was just out of the hospital and recuperating from hip surgery.  They were given all the patients and love,one would give a new puppy or a child.   Slowly they became little people and started to speak to me in a way that prompted me to give them each a different personality.

But, soon I realized they were far too delicate to place on a table or place on a nail and hang on the wall.  They needed protection…a box to place them in.  Now I’m getting into an area that I never planned to go to.  Boxes holding art pieces just hasen’t been my thing…but it is now!



I have put the largest into a frame with glass in front, and not wanting to remove it, I forgot to take a picture before putting it together.  The picture I did take, has a my reflection in the glass.  I apologize for this, I’m sure many of you can relate to this.

Woodland Spirit Doll

Woodland Spirit Doll

This is the first of the four Woodland Spirit Dolls, all mounted into a black glass covered box.  Once I get them mounted I’m finished.  The boxes have been purchased, and to top it off, I have dropped the fourth and smallest box and broke the glass.

Way to go Karen!  Sometimes one has to shoot themselves in the foot before the finish, just to make things fun!

The third and forth of the dolls are not yet finished, but when I’ve completed them, I will definitely post them.

I very very much appreciated all of you reading my post, it keeps me going.  Thank you



Creating Spirit Dolls

Driftwood Spiorit Dolls

Driftwood Spirit Dolls

While I’ve been recuperating from surgery, I’ve been creating Spirit Dolls.  My son gave me three beautiful pieces of smooth driftwood, and all I could see were faces in them……so that’s what I did!

I put faces on them and created spirits with moss, and shells, metal hearts and anything else that felt right.  Later I will show them as I finish them.  It’s a little slow right now, but I work on them a couple of times a week, and then I need a breather.  With all the other things I “have” to do to recuperate, I don’t have a lot of energy to spend in my studio.  It’s always on my mind, and in my heart, and I want to show them to you, it will just take a little longer than I’d like.

If you need any extra creativity ideas there are so many things to just run into on YouTube, and sometimes I’ll take my computer into bed while relaxing and just scan all the how to videos.  It’s a terrible time sucker, but it’s impossible to be upright all day!


Return of the Used Paintbrushes


IMG_0925Over the holidays, I got so hungry for art, and not having much time to myself, I decided to start some Art People.  I know you’ve seen my brushes I had created from old used and worn out brushes, and these are an extension of those.  Simple at this stage, but gaining personality by the minute, for sure you’ll see the next step as they morph into real people with a personality, and style!


Aren’t they fun?  All of the finished brushes are now living with another artist, and the newly created brushes will be available soon.

Retirees Paintbrushes

Retirees Paintbrushes

Have a great weekend, and I want to thank all of you for following my blog.