Wednesday, May 30, 2007


I've been extra busy with commissions lately...never a bad thing!! here's a couple of pictures of my favorite. This is Pele, the Hawaiian volcano goddess that I made for my fabulous web mistress and long time friend, Beth. Her "fire" dress is made from a piece of collage material that I created by layering fibers between a piece of red satin and some iridescent tulle and then going wild with free motion embroidery and metallic threads. It was a lot of fun to make and I love the way it turned out. The under "mountain" dress is black duponi silk and she's wearing a traditional open fern lei and head piece. This doll was so fun to make because she was so different from what I usually do and she was so complicated to make...I do love a challenge!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Alyssandra and the grads

Here's another dragon daughter fairy. This one is Alyssandra, but everyone calls her Allie. Unusually, her mother is a white dragon and when she grows up she has the potential to be a very powerful sorceress...but right now she is very young and mainly has a huge potential for mischief! She is very sweet at heart though and her mischief is never cruel.

We went to the mountains this weekend for my son's graduation from college. It's kind of a strange feeling to see your child graduate doesn't seem like it was very long ago that I was wearing the cap and gown and yet it was really a lifetime ago. Yikes! I'm so proud of him , a lot of kids start college and don't make it through, and here he is heading off to grad school! Great job Nate!! And Lindzy too, with so many honors around her neck I'm surprised she could walk! Kudos to them both!