Friday, September 26, 2008

and the winner is.....

drum roll please.....before I say who the winner is, I just wanted to say THANK YOU.... THANK YOU!!!! All of your messages were so thoughtful and saying prayers for my family, well I was overwhelmed. Thank you doesn't seem like enough and I wish I could give all of you a little treasure, but since there is just one little me I can only do one for now. I will have more giveaways, because this was just so much fun and I am deeply touched that you liked my art :)

So.....the lucky winner is: THE FEATHERED NEST I will leave you a comment on your blog and let the fun begin. I also have three new pieces going to my Etsy Shoppe. I was so excited.... I just had to post the winner first. So, I am off to add these guys in my shoppe. Here's a peek!! Thanks again for all who enter and touched my heart with your sweet comments. I hope you stop by again!! Have a lovely night, Jackie

Friday, September 19, 2008

Give...give...giveaway!!

Hi everyone,
It's been a while since I last posted. So much has happened. I finally am able to sit down and post. You see my computer is/was in my cozy little basement we finished about a year ago. Well, last weekend we had flooding in our town. It hadn't seen this much water in over 100 years. Our basement was completed washed away. We still are getting things thrown out and trying to save some things....but when something like this happens you can't get attached to "things". My husband and I worked as quickly as we could but most of the kids toys and other things in out store room was lost. So....we have started demo and are still drying out :( Thank you, for all who have emailed us and checked in our family, it truly means a lot!!

So.....I am having a giveaway!!! I have thought a lot about this and don't know what to giveaway.....so I thought of an idea. I will have three things to choose from. You can pick ONE. Then, I custom make this piece for you. Yes, you read this right. It will be customized just for you. You choose the piece you want and the colors...everything! Why you ask am I doing this....well, it's purely out of appreciation! I love going to everyone's blog and many of you I call friends. It been a great place to share silly stories..ask for advice and get inspired in this lovely blogland full of such great eye candy for the soul!! Many of you are always here when I need a friend, so a simple thanks is just not enough. So, that is why I am doing this giveaway.....but wait there is more. If you mention this on your blog your name will go into the drawing 5 more times!! I hope you enjoy this and thank you from the bottom of my heart!! So here are the offerings I hope you like them!
This little fella is in my Etsy shoppe....he will be sculpted on a vintage block. I have a "P" for pumpkin or "C" for cat. You get to choose...yippeee!!! Next is a little Ellie Candy Container.
Again, you will be able to choose the colors for this keepsake! And finally....you can choose a fall birdie! These little guys are so fun with their acorn hats! They just make me smile.
Ok.....that's it! So...enter your name and it goes into the hat I will draw the name in one week...next Friday and then the fun begins! I hope enjoy the offerings. If you have any questions just let me know. Have a wonderful weekend! Take care, Jackie

Monday, September 8, 2008

Meeting Friends.....

Hi Everyone,
This weekend flew by....we spent most of it at the ball park and soccer fields.
With fall quickly approaching, I get slammed with all those crazy fall sport schedules. I quickly become the oraganizer of who gets dropped off at this field and who is picked up where...and of course throw in snacks, water and the right color uniform....esshh!! I do love it though and the older they get it gets more exciting!! I also pack tons of things to do for my littlest who is dragged through it all...but I know she not far behind them. I do bring stuff for me too, I can't bring clay or paint, but I bring wires to be twisted for armature....I love to knit too and its easy to knit and watch at the same time...so I do feel like I'm getting things done. It must be the artist nature or just always having to do things all the time...I can't ever sit still. Plus, it makes me less nervous watching the kids...even at this age it's almost nail biting!!

So my weekend started off so great....I had two artists over to my house. Jenn from Noodle and Noodle Lou and Michelle from the The BlackBerry Briar. Both true talents and I adore their work immensely!! We each have kids and thought it would be a nice little play date...even for us grown up gals too! Jenn just moved here and both Michelle and I were so excited to have her so close to us. Michelle and I meet a few months ago and just clicked....she is so sweet and we relate having kids and this art thing going on. So, we decided to meet in the morning because we all have kids in school too and had to be back in time to catch them off the bus. I was on a creative high....just to relate to another mom/artist was sooo great. We chatted about marketing our art and the balancing act of raising a family too. We kept chatting and chatting and it was like we were little kids again so excited to be telling story after story!! We gave each other little goodies...which how GREAT is that....so unexpected too!! So the time flew by and before we knew it it was time to pick up our little ones from school. I had so much fun...it truly was great food, great friends and a GREAT time!! So, go check them out and if you don't have their art yet.....get a piece you won't be disappointed!! I can't wait until our next gathering!!

Spooky Time Jingles months offering are coming on September 13th and I have been trying to finish up a few pieces....here is one finished piece. I hope you enjoy!! He is a lil elephant with a pumpkin on his trunk......no peanuts for him!! He loves his pumpkin treats.Last little note.....next post I will be having a giveaway. I believe I have 50 blog posts...oh my!! Take care....jackie

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Spooky Time Jingles peek.....

Hi everyone,
Thanks so much for all your kind words from my last post. I am forging ahead and taking your advice. Soon, I will be creating in a quiet house, counting the minutes until I pick up my kids...and then having to be the referee 10 minutes after they come home... a day in the life of a sahm!! So with all this change happening I'll just share a photo I took when my littlest went to her first day of preschool...it melted my heart She was soooo brave and walked right into her classroom, turned around and said "bye mom" I was strong for her and then I peeked in her classroom a bit after she walked away. So, the first day was a success....I know she will love her new classmates and all the fun things the will do. We even got are first of many art projects on our refrigerator. Can you tell I am a proud momma? Thanks again for the moms who are bit ahead of me, your advice is greatly appreciated!

So...it's that time again... Spooky Time Jingles will be offering new goodies for the month of September. Click on the new avatar at the top to go to the site....pieces will be available on the 13th, I can't wait!! I'm like a kid in a candy store...such phenomenal artists!!! Here is one of the pieces...if you rembember I snapped a pic just of her legs in an earlier post......say hello to bat girl. She has a tart pan as her dress. I love home made Halloween costumes. So, that is where I got my inspiration from....tell me what you think?
I am hoping to take some better pics....it was a bit overcast today. So don't think your advice was all for nothing. I know it's not the greatest pic....I am trying!!! So I hope you like her...she makes me smile. It will be hard to part with her...do you ever get that way about your art? So I am on a roll with homemade costume kids. I have a few more sketched out...so hopefully they will make it to clay. So before I go, here is a shot of my girls last year at halloween....I made their costumes...hence the inspiration I guess :o) I was even one too....my hubby was the farmer. (get it...farmer with his chicks...i thought it was funny). My son would NOT be a chicken (who can blame him). If you look at the picture you can see he is the headless horseman...it was a cool costume! So, at least I got to have fun with my girls. I know it won't last so I will relish in it now...I hope you get a good laugh.....


Yes.....we have already started planning our costumes for this year......happy creating everyone!!
Talk to you soon~jackie