Thursday, February 28, 2008

Off to Denver!

Just stopping in here very quickly to say a huge thank you you thank you for the kind comments. We had lots of fun on our anniversary and took lots of pics, all of which are lost (for the time being) due to the missing memory card from my camera. Using the old cord transfer method, I was able to capture a photo a wonderfully collaged letter I received from my sweet friend Little Melfie. It's perfect and hangs proudly in my studio.


Tomorrow morning I am getting my very scared of flying self onto a plane headed for a business trip to Denver. It's a short flight, but I will be nervous the whole time. Before scissors were banned on planes, I would take silk ribbon in my carry on and spend the journey making ribbon roses, or I would sew little doll clothes. Now I am regulated to the latest issues of whatever magazines I can grab at the airport bookshop.

In the meanwhile, above and below are pictures of a piece I just finished called "the Shepardess". She is accompanied by a little sheep I crafted from paper mache and real Cotswold wool. The doll was sculpted from paper clay, painted and then dipped in beeswax. Her clothes are painted muslin. She was finished about a year ago, but looked lost until I made the sheep for her.

I also recently finished another doll for Viv on a Whim's doll swap. I have the sweetest partner, and I look forward to posting pics of the other doll(s) I made for her just as soon as she she has them in hand. :-)

Before I sign off I want to thank my sweet blog friends who tagged me with awards this week. I promise to focus on those next post, in the meanwhile I have to think of who to tag next! Plus I think I am overdue for another giveaway, or tutorial, or both! Stay warm out there everyone.
I'll be back with musings from Denver!

21 comments:

Lori said...

Jenny, your shepardess is stunning, what a darling sweet little sheep:) have a safe trip!!!

Lori said...

oh, and i love your initial from my sweet Mel:)

Ragged Roses said...

Wishing you a safe journey! Love the shepherdess and the sheep is just adorable
Kimx

Emily said...

Cute stuff, as usual. Have a good time in Denver! Happy traveling!

Rebecca said...

Have a safe trip, Jenny! Love the sheep and shepardess! I'll be posting a picture of my too sweet chickie next week. I'm breakin' out the Easter decorations tomorrow LOL.

big hugs

Mary Isabella said...

Your piece is very beautiful...Mary

Melissa Lobdell, Little Melfred's Studio said...

I'm so glad you like your little J-I really thank you so much for swapping! Oh my goodness-that shepardess is amazing!!! Your work is really incredible! Have a safe trip!!! xo-Mel

Marie said...

I love your shepherdess! It's lovely. I hope you have a lovely time in Denver. Oh, and the letter is the cutest!

Jackie said...

Love your Shepardess....stunning and the sheep a GREAT touch!! Have a safe trip...hugs, Jackie

FrostingsNSparkles said...

Your initial is gorgeous, Mel is so talented :D :D and I LOVE your shepardess girl, so so sweet! I hate flying too, I hope it is a smooth, safe trip, Jenny. My fifteenth anniversary is next month, what a coincidence! You look gorgeous in your wedding photo, m'dear!

Jenn said...

Just love that sweet J!!
And your shepardess is absolutely amazing!! So lovely!!!
xoxo...jenn

Sarah said...

Fun letter from Little Melfie. We are swapping in the Sweet Little Nest Swap! Love your letter!
Sarah
http://vintagelily.typepad.com/my_weblog/

SweetAnnee said...

Oh your lil creation is so dear. I love the lamb too!!
Have fun in Denver!!
deena

Kari & Kijsa said...

Hope your trip to Denver went well! we love everything! that sheep is absolutely adorable!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Jasmine said...

HI there...firstly, I can identify with you on the "fear of flying" thing, I have about 4 flights to take this year,some with the kids - some without, and I am a nervous wreck thinking about it!
I wish I could just relax and enjoy the flight!

I love that sheep, it is just so sweet.
Love the J too.
take care and safe trip
x

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Love the doll and her sheep.

jillian said...

your creations are beautiful. I loved looking thru your blog. AMAZING!!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

WOW! Your shephardess is amazingly stunning and beautiful!

Flea Market Queen said...

Love your "J"...
And your little sheep is adorable!
Congrats on your anniversary...
Priscilla

Cheryl said...

Sweet letter, and love your shepardess...what wonderful work on that. I can relate to the scared of flying thing. I know you had a safe trip.

Terri Brush Designs said...

FABULOUS Fun stuff! always fun to see what your designing.. and...... YOU HAVE BEEN TAGGED! go to my website to view the rules!!
Terri