Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Default Winners

Hooray!! I have two winners for the two UNCLAIMED PRIZES of Pair Of Twos!! In no particular order, we have:


Yip Yip!! Please, winners, send me an EMAIL with your mailing address so you can receive your prize! Get it to me before THIS Friday (May 29th) and it's yours, if you lag, someone else has a chance!! So many eager people, I'm really happy to hear from you all! Aaaaand, there will be more chances to win freebies in the future too, so hopefully EVERYONE'S a winner at some point!! Thanks for being so enthusiastic and FOLLOWING MY BLOG!! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Babyboss Magazine Feature

Babyboss Magazine featured my artwork in their 8th issue for April! They're based in Indonesia, and I was so excited to get my copies when they sent em out. Their pages are both in Indonesian and English which is really crazy to see.

I'm super pleased with the layout and interview - and plus, the name of the piece is "The Natural Talented Lady" which makes me really happy because it's so weird and funny!

The English was kinda broken a little bit, so it made it kind of innocent and fun to read. Like this:
"...She is lucky enough to have such supportive parents. When she was kid, her mum would gave her and her siblings a white typing paper and a huge box of crayons, and they spent hours drawing, laughing and fighting with each other..."

This part at the end is called "Fun Facts" (Hee Hee!) and it says:
*If she could transform into a color, she wanted to be red because it screams.
*She loves freedom.
*She hates being tickled, hates that she loves ice cream so much, and hates the post office.

They chose odd pieces to include (I think, anyway) like these little matchbooks I had done for the freebie giveaway (to the 85-100 attendees) at Baby Tattooville last October. But I like that! Super job Babyboss! Thank you Godot & Grace for the special feature!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Eva Monleon

Eva Monleon (Misakomimoko!) makes these exquisite dolls that I have fallen deeply in love with!!! SEE HERE what I'm talking about!! Her world is extraordinary, and I am enchanted beyond belief...I'm in a love daze. She should be celebrated.

**And in other news, two spots just opened up to win Pair Of Twos prizes!! Two winners haven't contacted me, so I will be choosing two lucky default winners today and will post those names Toot Sweet!!**

Friday, May 22, 2009

Thursday Happened To Be The Best

I got out of my work head yesterday...and it was glorious!! I went out into the world to see what I could find for inspiration. I found a lot. I found a carousel just sitting there waiting for tiny children, a mermaid starring out from inside glass, a delicate bunny sitting atop a pile of saucers, nesting dolls painted all pretty - smiling and carring on, and a carousel panda - the star of the crowd. It was a great day, I even brought home some of it's wonder, for my very own. Thanks Thursday, yer the best.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Humtptys For Sale Soon!

"...And how exactly like an egg he is!' she said aloud, standing with her hands ready to catch him, for she was every moment expecting him to fall.

`It's very provoking,' Humpty Dumpty said after a long silence, looking away from Alice as he spoke, `to be called an egg -- very!'

`I said you looked like an egg, Sir,' Alice gently explained. `And some eggs are very pretty, you know,' she added, hoping to turn her remark into a sort of compliment.

`Some people,' said Humpty Dumpty, looking away from her as usual, `have no more sense than a baby!..."

**My Humptys will be going up for sale through my website shop soon! They had their professional pictures taken yesterday, and they were very gentlemanly indeed. (¡They each got a peppermint for being so good!) There are five Humptys total, varying in clothing and in nature - all hand-crafted and hand-painted with much-much love. Keep a look out in my shop for their debut soon!!**

Monday, May 18, 2009

And The Winners Are...

Alright, honestly, I really didn't expect this many entries and comments! I'm overwhelmed, and excited by you guys. I'm so glad there are so many things that make you all happy, and I enjoyed reading them. You guys make me smile, thank you! I wish there were more prizes to give away, but doing them by hand takes a painful toll - but don't dismay, there will be other giveaways in the near future!! I promise!! This was a great start I'd say!

...and the Pair Of Twos winners in random fashion are as follows:

* Crystal (58)
* Dan-0 (13)
* Sarah (40)
* Ginger Loves Art (87)
* Cheryl Cambras (93)
* Thea Schultheiss (42)
* Jason Limon (3)
* Johanna Parker (33)
* Morgaine Faye (28)
* Nicole (70)

If you 10 could write me an email with your name and correct mailing address, that would rule. Any winners that don't claim their prize within the week, I will chose another winner at random by Monday (May 25) so think fast!!

Two things that make me happy? freakin playing cards and laughing hard.

So glad to finally hear your voices, and PLEASE ~ keep on keepin on! Yip Yip!!

...Pair Of Twos Almost Over...'s the final day to get your comments in!! The FINAL CUT OFF TIME is 3:00pm sharp (pt). I'll put the number of entries into the bingo turner and will then have a little boy (¡impartial party!) turn and pick the numbers. I've fastened the winning Pair Of Twos in each envelope so it's completely random as to which pieces you wieners will receive! I'll be announcing the winners shortly after, and will be asking for a mailing address. Please EMAIL ME with that information, DO NOT post your private information on my blog!!! (you can find my email address through my website "contact") Hot diggety!!

**any deleted entries will be counted only by number - no deleted comment will win - (i'll make sure of it) - no one person will be a winner more than once, we spin again**

Saturday, May 16, 2009


I'm super happy with all the comments and entries - great job! I'm officially naming this giveaway "Pair Of Twos"! Each winner (10 lucky happy people) will receive a pair of hand-drawn uniquely original playing cards (2). They're graphite and color pencil on paper made to look vintage and whipped up special for this event. Oddly enuff, there are no 2s in the series, and that's what makes the name fun for me. You people are making me very happy with all your double happy things, and I can't wait to find out who the lucky people are! I'll be drawing numbers out of my old bingo turner thingy (??), so it'll be completely random and fair to all who enter. Yay? Two more days to go, keep em comin - and follow my blog!! Wooooo!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

My First Giveaway!!

Gearing up for a Balistic Giveaway Bonanza - my very first! I'll be giving away 10 super little secret treasures, enter to win by following my blog and leaving feedback on this post. Tell me two things that make you happy - that's it! Come Monday, 10 of you will be randomly chosen for ME to make you happy! It's gonna be fun, don't be a chump! Yeehaw!!!!

PS. The more you comment, the more chances you have to be chosen, right?...winkwink...

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Humpty and Cupcakes

I've been madly sewing like crazy the past two days. I've made three Humpty Dumptys!! I'm pleased with the way they turned out, pretty funny looking. They all have long spindely legs which are wrapped up in long tiny socks, some little knee caps and elbows, a baby little diaper, a jingle bell heart, twirly-swirly hair and rosiest cheeks!! Their little faces are painted with acrylics, and everything else is hand sewn goodness. Here are their pictures that they sat nicely for, and some cupcakes I found around town on Mother's Day! I haven't decided what I'm going to do with them yet, but I plan on making 2 more...
Also, here is a kind spot light on my work, thanks to the super folks at! Check it out!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!!

Happy Day to all you Mothers out there!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Inspiration Cluttering My Desk

The whole gang watches me sweat it out

My big strawberry heart sitting at my desk

Baby Tattooville name tag print by Shag, along with a cheap skeleton and Friends With You cloud!

Donuts Galore, holmes

Gumby listens to Steely Dan

Inspiration Around The Workspace

Vintage Alligator Man Poster

Fisher Price Jingle Ball (remember??)

Lady Head With Eye Patch

My Friends With You Family

Eskeleto Cheap Toy

Things around my place that make me happy..

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Night Terrors, What Do You Want From Me?

~A NIGHT TERROR, also known as pavor nocturnus, is a parasomnia disorder characterized by extreme terror and a temporary inability to regain full consciousness. The subject wakes abruptly from slow-wave sleep, with waking usually accompanied by gasping, moaning, or screaming. It is often impossible to fully awaken the person, and after the episode the subject normally settles back to sleep without waking. A night terror can rarely be recalled by the subject. They typically occur during non-rapid eye movement sleep.~

A little departure from the usual post - I'm dedicating this one to all the NIGHT TERROR VICTIMS around the world. ~_~ ...zzzzz

Last night I had a night terror. I woke up to this slice of a man (think - a man sliced into thin slivers like a piece of balogna, but cut so thin that you can see right thru him) hovering over my side of the bed. I was a little grossed out, but pretty sleepy, so I just kinda scooted the covers away and I knew he was so thin he'd blow away. He did, but then I woke up again when he finally made it up and floated down onto my legs. That's when I freaked out and made a fuss. The other night, I had another one, but this time, I was scared because our bathroom (which is closest to me) was a bloody meat locker. I woke up and flipped out because apparently, I had already told my husband that I didn't want to sleep over here next to all the sides of beef. I hated it.

When I was younger, I would wake up in the middle of the living room, trying to convince my mom that there really WAS a styrafoam spider doing a jig on my pillow - next to my head. (She never believed me...???) But more recently, when stress is really a problem, I've woken up screaming - paralyzed and terrified - my heart pounding on my ribcage, shaking like I'm about to be massacred, starring WIDE-EYED at the white-nightied bum lady, head down, shuffling across the room. Or the freaky ghost being floating in the corner of the ceiling. Or the spiders scurring out of the huge spider egg hanging in my face. I've hurt myself on occasion, trying to get the hell out of my husband's grip, him telling me it was okay and there were NO Lincoln heads popping up on the side of the bed. Bruised and blundered, bonked and scratched, I've had quite a time with it. So has he.

If ANYONE knows what I'm talking about, knows someone that has them, or has them yourself, what's up? It's a wretched pattern, and I'd love to hear from you... :( Good night, sleep tight, don't let....well, just try and get some sleep.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

La Noche De La Fusion by Gary Baseman

Myself, my glasses and my Paddle!

A Bubble Girl in the crowd!

Myself and Toby!

Greg Simkins and Jenn with their little trouper crouched and eating icecream!

Buff Monster and Me!