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August 11th…..Enchanting Blue Arbor

    I finally finished painting this arbor that I built 4 or so years ago.  "Enchanting" is the name that "they" named this blue.  It seems appropriate. Mimi and Linda made the fairies pictured a couple years ago. But we have been clearing brush in the woods, and Mimi found this space in a volunteer hawthorne (that I cannot wait until next year to see up close finally)  and she has been having a great time building fairy houses and rooms and shopping malls...

homegrown artists

Max and Mimi have been taking an art class this year at school.  They did these very large self-portraits that Linda and I love.  In fact, I had to have them work together on one of Noel, so that we could hang all three of them in the hall.  We plan to have them framed here soon, but for now they are tacked up there.  I took a picture of them with the Max and Mimi so that you could see the scale.  Aren't they...

Zowzy flips and Doll Book

 Are these cool flipflops or what?  My lovely wife, Linda, picked them up at Fred Meyer's for about 4 bucks.  I thought they looked mighty fine on the old farm table that I spruced up with sherbert colors last summer:       Speaking of my lovely wife, she had two dolls featured in the book Art Doll Adventures by Lisa Li Hertzi, below is a picture of the cover:      Linda has more about it at www.missmabelstudio.com look it up under OOAK dolls (One Of A Kind)....