Wow, I would LOVE to find one of these dolls and own it! I especially love the details of the stretch marks...thank gawd I didn't get any while pregnant! It would be fun to put her in some kind of art shrine...Check out this link: here
Pumpkin orange again...people are going to get sick of seeing me in this, I LOVE this outfit for this month! Today I walked a whole 2,889...whoo hoo! Snort...aches from yesterday for sure!
Some GREAT mail came from Mizz Amanda today! Negative Nancy I had to have since my family worked for Eastman Kodak! LOL AND she surpirsed me with a wall hanging!!!! Squeel with delight!AND I got my pumpkin bracelet too! OH thud! What a great day!
I worked on the Aptos Blues shrug...I am so excited it is looking like a shrug!
What a great day! It started off with me realizing that I am FINALLY getting some definition! I have some muscles showing and I am loving this! Then the guys at work picked on me that my sweater was missing most of it! Giggle they just don't understand the shrug!
Today Champika's beautiful shawl came in from Turkey earlier than we even expected! It is wonderful quality and workmanship! AND she looks beautiful in it!
She has been seeing Mary and I wear our stuff, and when I bought the two shrugs she HAD to have one! So she bought this one! It is a beauty!
Sherry's husband Eddy went to New Orleans and brought me back a fantastic Voo-doo doll for Spiritual healing! I LOVE it! I have it hanging at work for now! Maybe it will cleanse my area! He also took some awesome photos and I feel like I was there living it with him! Some Day I have to go! SOOOO delightful!
But I was a little tiny bit disappointed... The Tomb of Marie Laveau the Voodo Queen, New Orleans, I thought would be on green foggy land with willow tree's hanging in Spanish moss, stuck with a weeping cement angel to guard her, but instead it is a catholic cemetery IN town!
A little history of Marie:
To begin with, New Orleans Voodoo
is steeped in Catholicism. Marie Laveau, the most
renowned Voodoo figure in the history of North
America, has been buried in a Catholic cemetery
which has a separate section for Protestants.
She was a devout Catholic who attended Mass at
the St. Louis Cathedral nearly every day. First
public record of her appears at the Cathedral,
where she was married to Jacque Paris on August
4, 1819. To a greater extent than her predecessors,
Marie Laveau would mix holy water, Catholic prayers,
incense, and saints into the African-based Voodoo
New Orleans Voodoo, like New Orleans
culture, is a mixture. Marie Laveau herself was
a mixture: She was a free person of color, born
to Charles Laveau, a wealthy French planter, and
a mother who sources indicate could have been
a mulatto slave, a Caribbean Voodoo practitioner,
or a quadroon mistress. Marie may also have been
part Choctaw. The objects and actions employed
in the practice of New Orleans Voodoo are called
“gris-gris.” “Gris” is
the French word for grey, signifying a mixture
of black and white magic, magic which can be used
for different purposes. Gris-gris, the basis of
New Orleans Voodoo practice, is a concept which
is based upon mixture.
There is no architecture
in New Orleans, except in the cemeteries?
- Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi
Eddy found many things to photograph including some fantastic quilts with voo-doo on them! Ooooh to have seen it in person!
Then later in the day my friend Jessica came in with her new son!!!!! Squeee! She wasn't going to let anyone hold him because he is only 5 weeks old, but decided I could hold him, so I used some antibactiera stuff and got to have some baby time! And the poop whisperer came out in me again, I got him to poop!
I love my friend Bewitched on Flickr! She found all of her Kiddles from childhood and I had commented on how I had adored them in my childhood and had them all, and that I don't have one thing left from my childhood due to some issues with my mother.
Then yesterday she surprised me with an altered kiddle just for me!!! IN a box that she painted especially for me! Man she made my entire week and I have to place her in a place of honor that I can see her all the time! Bewitched healed a small sacred wound that was still inside me buried and it feels good to have some healing! Yes, art can heal!
And awesome of awesome! I am finally loosing some of that medication weight! YEAH!!!!
Oh I didn't know that Susanna Oroyan had cancer, apparently she just passed away yesterday. How sad for the doll world and the world in general. She was such a joy! I enjoyed her work, her books and always wanted to take a class by her!
Lola L'Amour came to hang out with me today! I am loving the bone girl! She is special! Thanks Amanda! She is the best! She even likes watching ghost stories with me...no one else in my house will!
She made my day! I was going to keep her at work to cheer me up, but too many people commented about how they wanted to steal her and take her home...I believed them and decided to bring her home where she is safe and sound! : )
Oh what a GREAT mail day I had! In the midst of a hard Friday, in comes the mail lady! With boxes!!! Ooooh to joy!!!!
My NEW Day of the Dead Witch, a new artist I found Tamra out of Texas, and My favorite Bone maker Karen!!! I am so excited to show them off! Karen was SO sweet she included a wonderful item with a fav bone person on it for my cell phone!!! I just LOVE the way my collection is coming along! I am SO happy with these!!! Squeeel!
Hee hee hee! I think I have an art headache!!! I am on a high from doing art! This is what I look like when I am screaming for pure joy over art! I get so excited being around these girls! I am wearing Cecelia's crown she was given at Art Unravelled!!! I so wanted to steal it! So I am going to have to make one! Giggle Too fun!
Seriously we get on over load of eye candy! You will have to check out flickr to see it all! Yikes I am just so HAPPY!!!
When I got home I started to print out my fatbook pages and while that was printing I was stitching together the altered book we are making! I have 5 pages on each side and I think it is going to be a lot of work but a lot of fun embellishing!