Monday, November 23, 2009

Santa Diorama

New for 2009: Santa and his Dog

Featuring another one of my favorite designs which is entirely handmade without the use of molds or patterns. Each design is uniquely different and a one-of-a-kind original piece of artwork. The Santa and his trusted sidekick are sculpted out of air dry clay over assorted dried gourds. He sits upon a wooden chair with his hand sculpted stocking hat rests upon the back of the chair as an artificial tree is at his side. He is accompanied by his favorite winter time snack, a gindergread cookie and a hot mug of cocoa.

It is housed in a large dried bushel gourd which has been hand painted in acrylics, glittered and sealed with acrylic spray. The interior is painted black and heavily glittered that sparkles when lighted. It comes with a 7 watt clip light, and has been signed and dated. This is not a toy; please handle appropriately.

Approx. 20" tall x 18" wide.

Special priced at $65.00 + shipping and handling SOLD!

Contact me at if interested or I can make one especially for you with your choice of a cat or a dog.

Winter Diorama

Created for winter 2009-2010
Created from a large bushel gourd, cleaned, carved and hand painted it houses a hand sculpted whimsical snowman and his friend the winter hare. A white artificial evergreen and frosted tree are visible in the background. The interior has been painted in Wedgewood blue and heavily sprinkled with German glass glitter. The exterior has been hand painted with a traditional snowman upon a gourd vine with a star filled sky. It sits upon a 10" wooden candlestick pedestal and wooden base. It has been adorned with white tissue festooning and hand made tag. It has been signed and dated by the artist. A 7 watt clip light added sparkle when light.
Only $65.00 + tax and shipping.
This piece has been sold, but I will gladly create one specailly for you.

Fly Me to the Moon

This whimsical decoration has been created from a dried cannonball gourd that has been cleaned and hand painted as a grinning moon. Flying high above attached by a black wire is a 1.5" hand sculpted Santa in his rocket ship along with this toy bag and chenille Christmas tree. Santa and rocket have been hand painted and glittered. Red/green/white tissue festooning adorns the moon's neck as it rests upon a wooden base. There are 4 available.
$45.00 + tax and shipping.

Santa Doll

Limited Edition Santa Doll Decoration:
Created from air dry porcelain clay over dried gourds Santa measures 24" tall and comes dresed in his finest red velour fur trimmed robe with matching stocking cap. A recycled pair of authentic specticles are perched on his nose. He holds a candy cane in one hand and his golden toy bag with magical key in the other. This is a one-of-a-kind design created without patterns or molds.
He can be yours for $125.00 + tax and shipping.
SOLD - thanks!

Hand Sculpted Santa in a Chimney

New for this year. Individually hand sculpted Santa's have been created from air dry porcelain over a dried gourd with sculpted hands and fabric stuffed body. He is popping out of a hand painted paper mache chimney that has been topped with white tissue festooning. Santa is dressed in a jolly red suit and matching stocking cap with natural lamb's wool beard. (Note: fabrics and trims will vary).
He holds 4 hand sculpted candy canes. He comes with a handmade tag and is signed and dated by the artist.
Santa's are available in 4 different sizes, let me create one special for you!
X-Large...$65.00 + tax and shipping

Cream Chalkware Santa

Cream Belsnickle ...$48.00 + tax and shipping

Limited Edition 2009 Chalkware Santas

New for this year is an assortment of 10 hand poured chalkware Santa's. Each one is individually created from Hydrocal Sculpting Plaster in vintage chocolate molds. 12" tall they are available in Cream, Wedgewood Blue or Brick Red. Each has been individually hand painted, accented with tinsel garland, holds a goose feather tree and heavily sprinkled with glitter. They are signed and dated by the artist.
$48.00 + tax and shipping.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

It's Time for the Holidays!

My, Oh My...where does the time go? As I was sitting at my desk, I realized that I hadn't yet turned the page on my calendar, and what a cruel joke. Christmas is just 3 paydays away! Tell me it isn't so! I have been so caught up in the the fall crafting circuit to stop and realize I need to get on the ball.
So just letting you all know that I would love to see you in the next couple of weeks. I have two events quickly approaching.
Saturday, Nov. 14. Holiday Shopping Expo
will be held at the Cherry Valley Lodge in Newark, OH
from 10am - 3PM
there will be a variety of vendors on hand
selling their goods and offering services.
Saturday, Nov. 21. Holiday Open House
will be held at 144 N. 40Th Street, Newark.
My sister and I will be offering a hand picked selection of Art
and Longaberger merchandise for your gift giving pleasure.
Be sure to stop by, introduce yourself and enjoy free refreshments.
If you do you will received 10% off your purchase!