Saturday, July 25, 2009

We got egg!

Straight from the straw, dirt and all

All washed up

One of our ducks, not sure which, layed their first egg! The egg is a bit small and the yolk is a darker orange. I've never had a duck egg, but it was delicious! I scrambled it up so we could share it easily. Ethan thought it was the best scrambled egg he'd ever had!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Carnival Day

In the years I've volunteered at my local library, I have planned so many kids activities but this was the most challenging! How to have a free mini carnival with prizes for a very small amount of money?

I came up with 5 games, face painting, and the library director hired a gal to make balloon animals. Everyone loves balloon animals! We had goody bags for all and two gift baskets in a drawing.

Yesterday was the day, 50% chance of thunderstorms in the forecast! I woke to a dreary rainy morning. I had my art fair tent set up outside and out two of the games inside in the Library meeting room. Luckily the rain stopped, sun came out, and we had a great turnout! I was swamped the whole time doing face painting, so a good friend and "helper" took photos.

Each game booth was run by volunteer carnies (my kids and friends from school). It was fun but exhausting and I don't want to do it again in the near future!

Everyone loved the bean bag toss..this game I got from my brother and
all I did was paint a bulls-eye on it
Yes, the game was knocking plastic golf balls off tees with a water filled ketchup bottle!
It worked better than a squirt gun.

Me painting ants down his arm :-)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Moo Crew Feature

I am the featured WIST member (Wisconsin Street Team on Etsy) over on the Wist blog. Stop by my Etsy shop and look at what prints I have and then leave a comment here. One winner will be picked at random to receive their chosen print!
Yay! Free Art!
This weekend I'll be in Mount Horeb. My booth will be accross from Moonhill Mercantile, just before 3rd Street. Stop by and say "Hi!"

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New necklaces

These are my new style of Doodle pendant. Each is still an original painted doodle, but these are done in pen and collaged onto cute little plastic tiles. I only have so many tiles, so each will be numbered and initialed. I haven't counted them up yet, but I have about 60 of each (square and round).
They hang from 18inch long cute ribbon cord thingies.

I luv'em!

Ok so they aren't on Etsy yet...I'll have them for sale this weekend in Mount Horeb, WI. Then on Etsy after.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009


Alright so I finally got something done! These were quick snapshots I took outside under a tree..thus the dappled light. These were each done very intuitively without any real planning. Just a lot of messy playtime!An assemblage of my Doodle Birds on a vintage grater. Each bird image is cut from it's original paper then collaged with more paper on a small piece of wood and wired onto the grater.

16x20 inch collage on canvas with cardboard, an old photo, and recycled and found papers.

11 x 14 inch collage on scrap mat board...slightly warped so I'll have to flatten it somehow.

These last two are 9 x 11.5 inches collaged on scrap book board
leftover from a class I took last year