Tuesday, August 26, 2008

September STJ WIP

It already feels like crunch time again and everyone's busy at work for the September update of Spookytime Jingles. It just keeps getting better as the months pass for this awesome site.

Here's a pic of one of my September offerings in progress. It has since been completed but if you want to see it in it's entirity, you'll have to wait for the Spookytime Jingles update on September 13.

Now to pass along this kind blog award that I recieved from Laurie at Monkey Cats Studio a while ago. I would like to pass it along to:

David at Chicken Lips

Janet at Folk Art by Campbell Jane

Lori at RetroRudolphs

April at April's Folk Art

Dani at Ambitions Designs

Danita at Danita Art

Marie of Marie Patterson's Studio

Friday, August 22, 2008

I won a Blog Award!!

It's the small things that make it all worth while as a folk artist.
I just recieved a blog award from Laurie at Monkey-Cats Studio, and it really made my day; especially coming from such an outstanding artist.

Now I need to pass this award along to seven others, but not just yet. I'll post my choices very soon.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Two STJ Artists Featured!!

I logged into Etsy today and was pleasantly greeted by an interesting email, asking for permission to feature me on a great website by wonderful Folk from the Heart!

I was also excited to see that Janell of Pumpkinseeds folk art was featured as well. Cool huh!?

It's such a great honor to be featured amongst all of these great artists! Have a look:


Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Well, this is my first time to be tagged, and by none other than the great Vintage Sister Studio. If you're familiar with her work (and you probably are) your probably aware of her superb artistic abilities. I just love her work!

So I'm supposed to show off all of the tools I use in my work, which really isn't a whole lot, but here they are:

First off, I use an assortment of pliers and scissors for cutting and bending wire, etc. I couldn't live without my worn out old pair of needle-nose pliers up top.

Here we have various sculpting tools for this and that. I'm not sure what exactly the tool on the bottom is but it's one of my favs. It's great for poking holes through tough materials such as foil.

Now this may or may not seem a little odd to you; i don't know what kinds of things you use. I find that matches make excellent little disposable sculpting tools. I can use them for details that none of the real tools seem to match. Same goes for the guitar picks.

These are great for polymer clay sculpting. They allow you to rotate your piece 360 degrees without getting fingerprints all over everything!

And then of course there's the paint brushes. Yes, this is a pretty sad looking collection of brushes, but they get the job done.
So I guess now I should choose some people to pass this tag along to. Hmm...
1. Laurie at Monkey-Cats Studio
2. Janell at Pumpkinseeds Folk Art

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

August 13 STJ Update!!

I hope everyone is as excited as I am about this month's Spookytime Jingles update. I can't wait to see what everyone has in store for this month. Judging by what's been posted so far on our Flickr page, it's gonna rock!! I'm particularly excited about all the new artists coming to STJ; such great talent!

I wanted to have three sculptures listed for each section this month, but I've fallen so far behind I'm afraid this isn't going to happen. Either way, I should get back to the 'studio' and get busy.

Here's a little taste of what Crescent Hill will offer this month...

I'f you would like to see the rest of this sculpture, you'll just have to make your way over to http://www.spookytimejingles.com/ on the 13th!!