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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Angels of the Shadow Children... on the Road!

The "boys" are on the road... (well, actually they have arrived!)
These three are in Laguna Hills, CA for a photo shoot at Prims.
I had to make the call... they were either going to be in
the "Plain and Simple" folk art show at the
Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts this month...
or fly to California!  (they arrived safely...)

Saturday, September 6, 2014

A Collage of Our Carousing!

We had such an enjoyable week-and-a-half away... 
all caught in these collage pics!
From the butterfly exhibit... to the carousel dragon!

From Komodo dragons and more carousel rides...
to discovering, yet another butterfly!

From discovering a great old cabinet in our kids' 1860 
farmhouse basement... to a stash a "treasures" we picked up at a Vermont antique shop... to swiss chard from their garden...
to fresh-picked corn-on-the-cob, some marinated asparagus 
and a little bit of steak thrown in!
It was a joy!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Off To a New Gallery!

I couldn't be happier... I just dropped these three mixed-media dolls off
at the Mullica Hill Art Center & Gallery.  They were all featured in
Art Doll Quarterly for an article "Folk Art That is Functional!"
"The Memory Keeper" (a repurposed three-drawer jewelry box)

"Music Box Angel" (with a nursery theme wind-up music box)

"Angel Assemblage"  (with a vintage, working clock)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Waiting...


Just a different take on some of our "finds" over in
Lancaster County... 

Overnight in Lancaster County...

We just returned home from a relaxing overnight in Lancaster County,
stopping by The Art of Recycle and the Green Dragon Market in Ephrata, Vintage Kollections at Carson's in the Cornfield over in New Holland, 
and today... Shupp's Grove Flea Market in Reinholds.


The Art of Recycle is a treasure-trove of "finds" and great junk;
This trip I picked up more rusty old springs, these greenware heads
wooden beads and some paint... Sigh
The vintage wooden blocks (spelling "Emily") will be integrated
in an up-coming doll; celebrating the life of Emily Dickinson!


Shupp's Grove Flea Market (Saturday only) is our favorite...
nestled in a huge wooded lot with every imaginable vendor
you could ask for... The pics say it all!





Did I have fun "digging" through these German bisque doll remains, or what!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

South Jersey's Best!

"It's the most wonderful time, of the year..." (sing along!)
One of Katie's co-workers dropped off the watermelon and peppers,
and the peaches & plums are from a local road-stand.
"Jersey Fresh!"

Monday, August 11, 2014

Vignette... Revisited





Between our gardens and our grandsons visiting... 
there is little time left for much else!  
And so a pic of our favorite vignette, hanging on some weathered 
(circa 1900) green church shutters from Vermont, 
which now keep us company in our dining room.