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They are both on Etsy.

Hi everyone!

I just finished adding four character doll in my etsy shop. Do check them out.

Thackery BeeneParacelcius GreeneRavenna BlackBilly Boyd

Again, pardon my radio silence. I had surgery on my right hand 15 days ago and was out of commission until now. Typing still hurts but I am back.

More about the developing story of the Trees of Knowing later. My hands need a rest from typing.

Happiness!

Contemplating…

I have been in limbo since I lost my job in October 30th 2014. My wrists, hands and major weight bearing joints have taken a toll for the worst. Amazingly enough I have been working on creature projects these past few months despite that.

I have found an at-home job in the middle of March but after a month (as per the aggreement I signed with the company) I was not paid. As an effort to raise money to pay my bills (storage, rent, bus fare), I have put some of them up for sale on my CreatureSmith etsy store. I have more creatures to photograph and put up on my etsy shop with the same intention.

I am thankful that I am still able to create these creatures and characters despite all that I have been going through these past several months and this past 2 years. Getting over a painful divorce last year took a lot more time, energy and spirit than I realized it would. I feel like swimming in molases most days but I trudge on.

I’ve had to rethink everything. The dreams I had before the marriage, the dreams I can still hope to and endeavor to achieve now that I have pain issues on my hands. I am, however, still here -although a lot worse for wear, and still hopeful and committed to living a life of happiness.

With the help of new and old friends, I am able to press on. Do pray for me. I still and could always use more of that.

Thank you.

Happiness!

Fae baby, merbaby, bee baby and tiny octopus are now ready for adoption.  Inquiring and desiring minds, visit my etsy store!  Happiness!

fae baby

fae baby

Merbaby

Merbaby

Bee baby

Bee baby

Tiny Octopus

Tiny Octopus

I just finished the first batch of the Creaturesmith Curiosities.  They will be available on etsy tomorrow May 22nd at 2:00 PM PDT.  More photos on etsy.   

Fae baby

Fae baby

Bee baby

Bee baby

Tiny octopuss

Tiny octopuss

Merbaby

Merbaby

WIPs

Hello again.  Its nice to be able to post again.  After I organized my new work space I was all fueled up.  Here’s what I turned out…

Cover
Sorry about the orientation. Haven’t figured out how to rotate it on here yet.

Stay tuned for more WIP photos.  WIll post some soon.

Happiness!

Hello again…

Pardon the radio silence, again. There’d been a lot of major changes in my life these past few months.

My divorce went final in April, I switched employers thrice, I was approved to rent a studio/ gallery space at the 2110 Gallery in downtown Sacramento, I was laid off on Halloween, the gallery will have new management by December 1st. Whew!

I found my creative voice again after months of not having time or the place to work on my art again. Having a creative space has helped a lot. I feel like I’ve made more progress since Halloween because I have more time in the studio. Meanwhile I want to share the photos of my dolls in their gallery setting…

Ravena & Billy
To the left is Ravena, a character in the developing story arch from THE TREES OF KNOWING. To the right is Billy Boyd, the first in my Urban Faery series.

Here’s Ravena with her lights on…
Here she is with the red lights behind her.

The Trees of Knowing gang
Here’s the Trees of Knowing gang, a little worse for wear.

I’m currently working on another urban faery and a shrine that’s part of the Trees of Knowing story. The story has started to come together 3 nights ago. I had some sketches of paintings that started as a visual record of dreams I had. They turned out to be part of the story.

Working at frantic pace to make the colored studies for the story and at finding a new job and another place to live.

I also managed to finish these ancestor mice for my niece. A very belated birthday and early christmas present.
Mice 4 Gracie

Do pray for me. I could really use it. My spirits are high but I’m still twitching in winds of uncertainty.

Happiness!