Sunday, June 27, 2010

Montreal Zoo

I took these pictures last year at a Montreal zoo. Aren't they magnificent animals? I can't wait to go back to the zoo this year.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Artistic Doodle Journey #5

Here is my 5th one completed. When I start one of these little "jewels" I never know were they will take me. I am always surprised at the end. I think one of the most exciting thing for me, besides completing the piece, it to achieve a good balance with the different patterns. It really becomes a challenge.

My Artistic Doodle Journey

The best part of this journey is that I am able to start each piece and finish it within 3 days. Yes, it does take hours but it is very rewarding when I see the finised piece. There will be more to come. Actually I need 9 more to complete my commission.

Blast from the 60's

I never thought I would see these again. May daughter did a great job of keeping them safe.

Blast from the 60's

I was recently visiting my mother in Alabama and my daughter, who is now 38, said that she had come across my old Barbie's. I could not believe that she still had them. They are over 45 years old and in wonderful shape. It was tons of fun sitting looking through all the clothes and accessories. It really brought back many memories. My grandkids, 16 and 9, really got a big kick out of seeing the clothes that I had designed and made. Yes, I really played with them!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

My Artistic Doodle

This is the first one of a series of 12. I still have to do the shadowing and it will be done.

Sitting Pretty Waitng For Her Dress

I just could not resist to take her without any clothes. I am in awe of how beautifully she has been sculpted.

Friday, June 11, 2010

My First BJD - Its Arrival

I ordered my BJD from Korea on April 24th and have been checking weekly to see if she had shipped. Finally, Monday I got the notice that she was on her way. IT ARRIVED TODAY!!!! I am so excited and she is as beautiful as I had pictured her on the Dollstown site. She came in a cardboard box which was protecting the pretty blue doll box.

She was packaged beautifully in bubble wrap and they had her laying on a pretty white pillow, which I thought was clever. What was a surprise is how heavy she was.

From Montreal she goes to Toronto to get her face, hands and feet painted and when she returns she will get eyes, hair and an outfit, which are waiting for her when she makes it back home. I will continue to post progress pictures of her journey.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Come join Patti Medaris Culea, Cyndi Mahlstadt, and Adele Sciortino on an exciting 11-day, 10 night doll-making cruise. We’ll sail to the southern Caribbean destinations of Labadee, Haiti; Cartagena, Colombia; Colon, Panama; Limon, Costa Rica; and Grand Cayman on Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Seas.
February 25- March 7, 2011
Departing from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Cruise Itinerary:
Day 1 Depart Ft. Lauderdale

Day 2 Cruising

Day 3 Labadee, Haiti

Day 4 Cruising

Day 5 Cartagena, Colombia

Day 6 Colon, Panama

Day 7 Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

Day 8 Cruising

Day 9 George Town, Grand Cayman

Day 10 Cruising

Day 11 Ft. Lauderdale

Package Includes:11-night Royal Caribbean Cruise Food & Entertainment Workshops with any teacher
Doll ChallengeShow & Tell evening event
Extra afternoon activity with a special guest
Group photo Mad Hatter Hat Night

The cost of the cruise starts at a little over $1500.00 per person, which includes the cruise fare, port charges, government taxes and fees, gratuities and workshops with any teacher. For companions not interested in the workshops that fee is deducted. They can attend any of the social functions if desired.

Our theme this year is Alice in Wonderland. Cyndi,Patti and Adele are creating dolls based on their love of the new movie and the books. And, as you saw in the listing above, we will have a Mad Hatter Hat contest, so put your thinking caps on for the type of wacky hat you’d like to wear.

Pre and Post night hotel stays, airline reservations, hotel/ship transfers, will also be arranged based on your specific requirements. Other fun activities will be announced at a later date.

Our wonderful leader is again Barbara Roby. She’s worked her magic and blocked the best cabins on the ship for our group.

Space in classroom sessions are limited so CALL NOW and confirm your spot.
Barbara can normally be reached by phone between 10:00A and 5:00P pacific time weekdays. And you may email me at anytime
Barbara Roy 925-246-5707
BR Travel Services 1989 Santa Rita Rd St
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

My Artistic Doodles

My Artistic Doodles Enjoy!!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

My Zentangles

~~ 70 lb paper and Black Micron Pen #02~~

**65 lb paper and White Med Gelly Roll Pen**

I am a real "Zentangles" junkie :-) I love doing these little works of art.