Saturday, February 14, 2009

my first art doll!

Here she is, my very first art doll! This slight resemblance of Marilyn Monroe is constructed of polymer clay, beads and wire, and lots of trial-and-error! The close-up photo shows how the letter beads on her "arms" spell Norma Jean. This was a lot of fun to make, and I'm looking forward to making more! Stay tuned!

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Friday, July 18, 2008

Balanced clutter

I've been holding myself back from doing any real crafting
lately, only been "virtual" crafting when I surf etsy and other artsy
blogs, etc. online. The reason is I need to get some balance with the
house, it is so unorganized and cluttered, it drives me (and Byron!!)
nuts! It's also nice to be settling into Sam's new kindergarten schedule, which
actually allows me to do some basic cleaning (real basic) and trying to
make sense of all the toys and stuff and how to manage where we play
and do what activities. Playing with the idea of either a yard sale
or selling things at one of the baby/kid stuff consignment sales, too.
I'll do a little crafting here and there, but will be able to think
more clearly about my business and where I'm going with it once these
household clutter issues are at least partially solved. Though I am
excited about scrabble tiles. we'll see what I come up with.

well colby's saying "" which means he wants some mac n
cheese (noodles for doodles), so gotta go!

love, jenner


Monday, May 12, 2008

Hi! Just thought I'd share a bit about 00my typical day. Well, I'll leave out all the silly details of what really goes on in the 2 hours of morning mayhem as I get myself and the 2 preschoolers out the door to get one to her daily really does get crazy!!
Anyway...after finally getting DD off to school, I stop at the post office, as is becoming a ritual now, (woo hoo! I'm finally making sales!!!) and mail off my latest sale item. Then I try to hit the grocery store for a few necessities, but DS (19 mos.) won't have it. He has a terrible meltdown in the produce section, could not even get him to ride in one of the oh-so-fun "car carts", so I drag him out, kicking and screaming, and just go home. (with the music blasting to cover his screaming which I can do nothing about while I'm driving!!!) Fortunately he takes a nap right away, so I get to do my favorite pasttime, CREATING STUFF!!! Without kids! Enjoy a leisurely 3rd cup of coffee, turn on my crafting light at my craft table, and roll out some polymer clay. Just squeezing it in my hands is therapeutic, and seeing those colors form the pattern I'd envisioned while lying in bed last night is very satisfying. When I finish, I'll post a photo, I promise!
Gotta go, time for DD to come home!!!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Hi! This week was sort of exciting for me, as I made 5 sales on my etsy site, I think what helped, too, was that someone "found" me and featured me on this website, I was yesterday's "today's pick", the featured independent business of the day. So I was excited, free advertising! and seemingly those 4 sales yesterday may have come from that! So I'm learning the importance of getting connected and getting my name out there. The photos above are new items I've recently listed on
I'm hoping to keep up the sales and find some consistency and routine in all this, yet I always want it to feel like "art", too, at least a little bit. I know, it's 98% perspiration and 2% inspiration, or so they say, but I don't want to get caught up in the numbers.
adios, amigos....

Thursday, April 10, 2008

How you Live video

I love this video. Speaks to us all. Go on, check it out. And live generously.

(by the way, it's the group Point of Grace, singing How you Live (Turn up the Music) ):

have a nice day,


Here are the lyrics for this great song by Point of Grace

Point Of Grace - How You Live
From the album How You Live

Point Of Grace – How You Live
From the album How You Live

Wake up to the sunlight with your windows open
Don't hold in your anger or leave things unspoken
Wear your red dress, use your good dishes
Make a big mess and make lots of wishes

And have what you want, but want what you have
And don't spend your life looking back

Turn up the music
Turn it up loud
Take a few chances and let it all out
'Cause you won't regret it
Looking back from where you have been
'Cause it's not who you knew
And it's not what you did
It's how you live

So go to the ballgames and go to the ballet
And go see your folks more than just on the holidays
Kiss all your children, dance with your wife
Tell your husband you love him every night

Don't run from the truth 'cause you can't get away, no
Face it and you'll be okay


Oh, wherever you are and wherever you've been
Now is the time to begin
So give to the needy, and pray for the grieving
Even when you don't think that you can
'Cause all that you do is bound to come back to you
So think of your fellow man
And make peace with God, and make peace with yourself
'Cause in the end, there's nobody else


Friday, April 4, 2008

this is so ridiculous... (my creative space)

Does this look like an artist's studio? Of course not! This is my crazy master bedroom/playroom/kids' art room/mommy's cramped and insane place to sort-of create stuff while every few seconds reaching over to open a paint bottle for the kids or pick up a toddler when he wants "down" or help pick up a bunch of beads that someone just spilled on the floor... ay yi yi!!!

Made my third sale on etsy!!!