Wee Ceramic Doll

scan0127This sweet-faced dolly actually has a little plastic pencil sharpener inserted in the back of it which makes it utilitarian as well and cute as heck. She’s about two and a half inches tall. Painted ceramic, I think. I thought she looked like Mexican folk art or possibly European but I did a search online and the only vintage pencil sharpeners that had a similar look were from China. So there ya go.   Probably had a sticker at one time which is gone. I used colored pencils on tinted pastel paper. I like the warmth and not having to apologize for a muddy background wash!

Snow Day

valentine card 013Valentine greetings from our house to yours! We’ve gotten about a foot of snow since yesterday–so beautiful and blizzardy. Schools are closed–lucky kids to have a snow day on Friday! Time to strap the snowshoes on. This Valentine card was too pale for the scanner to pick up the colors. It completely washed out–so I had to photograph it instead which explains the shadowy corners. And I used the auto correct feature which kind of changes everything but you get the idea. Can’t chat now, got snow angels to make! Stay cozy and love to you all.

Valentine Necklace

scan0121Seeing as how Valentine’s Day is coming up, thought I’d post something all hearts and flowers. This is a necklace of polymer clay hearts I made years ago laid out on a charming little painted thrift store tray. I love all the amazing jewelry people make with polymer clay–things that look like carved ivory or museum pieces. So I bought some how-to books and the clay…but I quickly learned that polymer clay jewelry was not going to be my forte. It’s good to find out these things so you can get on with your life, right? So many things I don’t have the patience for. But I like drawing. And I like you. This is a valentine to you.