Friday, December 16, 2011


Well, Christmas is almost here! I think I've gotten most of my shopping done - we didn't do a whole lot this year and (*looking left & right*) don't tell....but I got mostly EDUCATIONAL TOYS! lol Fun stuff, but things that will hopefully encourage my daughter to LEARN about the world a little. Telescope, microscope - those kinds of things. Here's hoping she'll get curious about the stars and now she can play with all those bugs she's been collecting out of the garden! I think that we'll do something else special too. I keep thinking about gifts that my mom got at the nursing home - I think I want to do something for at least one of the residents this year for Christmas. I'm not even sure exactly what, maybe someone there just has a need we can help out with in memory of Mom. I think she would like that.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Halloween and an early Trick or Treat

These are some Halloween Goodies that I need to sell. They are all ether papier mache' or polymer clay. There are some sculptures and some boxes and some zazzle items - either trick or treat totes or cups.

I also have a great little painting of a civil war grave - I have no idea of who, what or when, it came to me in an auction and is very old and more than a little morose.

Steampunk Necklace

Hi - I'm giving away this cute steampunk necklace at my facebook page, the "FairieBower". All you need to do to enter, is comment here.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Art Card by Stempelientje with my Art

Another Really FUN card from Stempelientje.
The little penguin stamp was made from my original artwork into a great rubber stamp by the kind folks at Third Coast and see what Stempelientje did with the stamp! It's got great dimension and colors and really makes me think winter in the Texas summer heat. :)
See more of the great art cards they do at Stempelientje by clicking on the links! They have great tips for creating your own art cards and plenty of new materials to make them with and check out the art stamps at THIRD COAST RUBBER STAMPS!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Well, summer's gone and back to the grind. I'm searching high and low and for a new drafting table - I've outgrown my old faithful table. Bought during college, it's been used, loved and moved multiple times with me during these 30 some odd years.

Instead of replacing it with something new, however, I'm looking from something even older. The quality of drafting tables today doesn't even seem to be nearly as good as my old one - so I'm looking for one even older! :)

I'm in love with the turn of the century craftsmanship. I love all the pointless, but graceful lines and curves and the color. Suprisingly, green was popular then (and not that ugly, industrial green you usually see). I've found two that were a wonderful spring green color from Dietzen. They were lovely things - with lots of grears and knobs and just the kind of thing for someone who needs a little steamy inspiration.

Well, I'm still looking - keep you updated, but take a look at the beautiful typesetter's cabinet that I DID buy! and a peek at some of fun things I found on the roadrip to pick it up!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Spring cleaning

We're looking into "moo"ving the studio - it's taking over the whole house! Storage is in short supply around here anyway - this house is close to 100 years old and has NO closets to speak of !

Hoping we can find something that would let me have enough space for storage and someplace to house all my supplies!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Great Valentine Tutorial by Stempelientje

Happy Valentine's Day! And to celebrate, here is a great rubber stamp tutorial by Stempelientje using Third Coast Rubber - The female figure and heart, Designed by me!

Thank you so much Stempelientje and be sure to check out her blog to see more great stamp art!
Valorie Wilson, Stempelientje and Third Coast Rubber Stamps

Sunday, January 30, 2011

New Stamps

2011 is flying by! I'm working on lots of new stamps and hopefully a new set of paper dolls! They are such great fun to work on. :) The sculpture line is growing too and I'm loving working in 3d whenever I have time. I'll post photos later.

I took a trip to explore the nearby towns of Lindsay and Muenster, Tx last week too. Great little afternoon get a way. These small German communities are wonderful and full of history. Both towns sprang up along the railroad in the mid 1800's and both are full of German flavor. I was especially fond of the church of St. Peter at Lindsay and hope I can make to mass to see the inside which I hear is really gorgeous. Click the link to see a few photos.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011