May this year bring you what you are looking for. I wish you family , love, great accomplishments and happiness. Happy New Year All!
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Hope the holiday finds well, peaceful and content. And if not, may it be so soon. Thank you to my followers and friends who have stuck with me through a trying year. I am still blessed and ready to begin anew!
So, are you ready to get started?! The fund just getting started:)
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
So if this had been a particularly hard year for you please remember all things in time and a miracle of oil that lasted for eight days.
I lift my glass to your personal miracle:)
From the bears and me:0)
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Its been a challenging year for me this year just as it has been for many of you, but today I celebrate all the things I am thankful for and this space cant begin to cover them. I hope you are feeling the same way.
Thanks for sticking with me and following my blog. I hope you are having a great day. The bears are sitting back relaxing smelling the turkey roadting in the oven. They are wondering what dessert will be. Dont tell them but its a peach cobbler! They would be all over it!
Happy Thanksgiving All
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
I was the backdrop for the mini Punch and Judy theatre. (This is part of my new illustrated page pouch collection being introduced for next year! While this one isn't for sale, one of a kind pouches will only be available at shows I attend. )
This wonderful display won artist Marilyn Wagner first place, and she was dressed as Rudolph and her hubby as Yukon Cornelius!
Artist Donna Griffin at her delightful table.
These are my Punch and Judy two faces Christmas ornaments. They are the first in a series that I am starting with this year.
I had to leave early to catch my flight so sorry to everyone I didn't get to say bye to, bye and see you next year. You' re going to be there right?
Friday, October 28, 2011
Two weeks into October my son survived a head on collision that totaled his car and left him with one leg with mutiple fractures and another leg with chipped bone. But he is alive, what a wonderful thing. So I have been a little preoccupied with appointments, etc.
However in the midst of it all, I saw a Sugarland concert with my daughter(despite a fear of heights and seat in the nosebleed section,hehe), and attended a Country Living Fair. Jody Battaglia was exhibiting with Earth Angels and had her wonderful array of character pieces.I got antique ribbon, happy me.
I am also working on pieces for my last show of the year, Hunt Valley in November. Also at work on next years shows and hope to enter a piece in the TOBY awards.
Photos next posting, I promise.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Also remembered was co-promoter Alex Wilson who died two months ago. His wonderful wife Janice and children will continue on in his stead in partnership with Mark McKay. So the show continues. And Alex you will be missed.
Now on to the show:
These primitive bears, with names like faith ,hope were by 2 Friends Bears. The artists are Agnes Intelicato and Audrey Howell.
Wendy Collins of Collins Gifts showed some wonderful artists pieces like these,
The large piece is by Heidi Steiner.
Another Collins Gifts piece.
These are two of my jewelry pieces that can be worn as a pin or necklace.
Another charming animal,
Mouse with style! Artist Armella Dana.
The show tables were dressed up for fall, there were plenty of bears, some pigs, giraffes, elephants, birds, mice etc.
Collectors spent time with their favorite artists, the Toy Shoppe, Collins Gifts and bought mohair from Intercal and Edinburgh.
Author, John Lamb signed copies of his books. There was something for everyone. If you missed it you can always join the fun next year, September 9, 2012. See you then.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Did the show in Chantilly on Sunday , that's my table set up. But you won't see the review until tomorrow as I am at the airport and won't get home until late. Cindy and I took a bump and got travel vouchers! Yippee. Cutting expenses!
But check back to see the photos.
Monday, August 22, 2011
So I decided to go to the Renniger's Antique Fair in Mt. Dora. When we got there, hubby and me, vendors were already closing up at 1:30 pm. Ugh, I know it was hot, it really was, but really?
Still, I had a good birthday as I spent it with family and had dinner with my son and hubby. Daughter sent me a great necklace, handcrafted. And I loved my cards!
The best part is even being here to have a birthday! Love to all my family and friends!
From the bears and me:0)
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Loved this piece from Lulu Tatum. It sold, sorry.
Me, Cindy Malchoff and her daughter Erin in costume.
See what you missed! I'll be looking for you next year!
Monday, August 15, 2011
Some other gallery pieces were:
This was Lulu Tatum's
This was by Susan Smith from England.
This is by Katherine Hallam also from England. All three were winners in the judging this year.
Michelle Seraphim was one of the artists at the show , shown here with one of her wonderful bears.
Ron and Kristy Northman were winners twice this weekend for this gallery piece and as a TOBY winner! They are in pirate garb for the sub theme of the Treasures of the World theme.
Some of the other pirates!
As you can see we really got into the spirit of the theme and had fun. Sorry if you missed it but there's always next year. So plan ahead to be there.
Monday, July 11, 2011
We also made a fruit salad with plums, nectarines and grapes with a lime honey dressing, and a blueberry/cucumber salad.
The cucumber salad was a Rachel Ray recipe.
Best part was kids coming back for seconds on the cucumber salad!
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Our historical building dressed up for the holiday and welcoming us.
Our daughter gets a laugh at her dad as he grabs a morning hotdog from Hot Diggity Dad. He hasn't met a hotdog stand he hasn't liked yet!
Look at these beautiful onions. Just some of the great vegetable and fruit available.
I got fresh laid eggs, new potatoes, dry rub seasonings, and honey sticks with flavorings like blackberry and cinnamon.
Will be going back again, there were orchid plants and antiques too!
Happy Fourth of July everybody.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
My wonderful husband goes maybe "I should go back to the living room!"
From the bears and me:0)
Saturday, June 18, 2011
A fuzzy picture of me and my dad, ( I cropped out my sister), I don't have many of him and I together. Only two I think. But I like this picture, he had a great smile. He wanted so much for his kids. For us to study hard, get an education, make something of ourselves.
Just like any other father. Mines been gone a while. I still miss talking to him, hope he knows I'm alright, we all are. His grandkids are well. Love lives on.
Happy fathers day to all fathers living and those living in our memories, we love you.
Monday, May 30, 2011
It hangs on our wall along with some other awards if his service. The military made him a better person, a better teacher and a great man of service to all. He calls men young and old sir in passing. He helps women in distress, he's often been late because he stopped to change the tire of a woman stranded alone. He treats children with respect. And I am fortunate that after 23 years of service he retired unharmed. That's been years ago.
Today my thoughts are withtjose who served just as admirably as he yet didn't return home or were injured.
Thank you all, may you have peace and forever feel all our love and respect.
I will always remember.
Sunday, May 29, 2011
My piece, Travel Companions, for the artists judging.
Bev Whites table.
Art of Reina Mia Brill, knitted wire sculpture. Check it out at www. ReinaMiaBrill.com
Joanne Livingstons table of Desertmountainbear.
This is by Mary Esther Ward at http://cottonwoolbabystudio.easy.com
And this was by Cindy McGuire.
It was a wonderful show. Sorry there wasn't time for me to get to more artists tables and get pictures. I was still recovering after all.
Hope they do it again next year. Hope you get to attend!
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
This is the sign that welcomed all the conventioneers to the show. The Alice chess pieces are on display at the Sue Quinlan doll and bear museum. They were made by me. Had to get the picture, hehe!
The viewing for artists signature pieces was wonderful.
This piece by Lori Simon, Friends , was a winner in judging.
Another winner, this is The Collector by artist Karen O'Brien.
Doll artist, Diane Keeler was another winner with Queen Alice.
Other fun pieces are:
This is by England artist Katherine Hallam.
La Journey De la Photo is by artist Francisco Carreno Stewart, who hasn't done a show in a while.
This is Lyric by artist, Mary Esther Ward.
And Sweet Pea is by artist Pat Murphy.
So this is just part of the morning events. Afterward there were wonderful seminars to attend. And on Saturday there was the show. So this review is in two parts! It was just too big to do in one!
Monday, May 9, 2011
Saturday will be open to the public from 10 - 2pm. Conventioneers will be able to attend seminars by leading artists in the bear and doll industries.
Ted Menten will be in attendance. Beverly Port and Helen Bullard, leaders in bear and doll world respectively will be honored for being pioneers in their fields.
Artists have been blogging and posting on facebook sneak photos of some wonderful pieces that they will have at the show. There is a lot of buzz about this show. People are excited to attend.
Here is my sneak peek:
Garden Fairy Queen, my auction piece.
Hope you get to attend.
Friday, May 6, 2011
From the bears and me:0)
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
One of my new ducks.
One of Ginger Brames pieces.
Donna Nielsen's new open mouth bear.
There were lots of good pieces, you'd have to have been there. Hehe!
Well my surgery is tomorrow morning and I need some rest. They are going to try to find where the extra pvc's are coming from in my heart and stop them. So I may not post for a few days and if you are waiting on an order hopefully by the end of the month I'll be getting things out again. Please be patient while I go be a patient. Hehe.
See you soon!
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Time to fess up...still having health issues, wearing a life vest now for my heart. So I work a little slower but I still work. All is well even if I resemble a snail, hehe! See you at the show. :)
From the bears and me:0)
Thursday, March 31, 2011
But this collector and friend requested I try and I just finished it.
Meet Skunky, my first and likely only skunk! Hope she likes it! Do you? Hehe.