Sunday, March 22, 2009

He was a bad egg...

Yep, he was a bad egg and never got a break. Meet Rocko Peep - born to a single mother with too many chicks and to a father that was more interested in strutting around with the "ladies".
Rocko is a sculpt that I just listed on eBay tonight. He is my entry into a challenge one of my eBay groups have for Eerie Equinox or Strange Spring. There is so much more to Rocko's story. I wrote a whole morality tale for this auction and I wonder if I had more fun writing about Rocko or sculpting him. My eBay seller's id is idrawpix if you want to check him out, read his story, and learn from his mistakes (lol). I am so new to blogging that I don't know how to make a link to the auction, yet. This may take you there... but I make no guarantee, sorry!

Rocko was fun to work on, but I still have that bunny head staring at me from the workbench... now what to do with him....mmmmmmmm......what's that you say, Rocko? Oh! I couldn't!!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Another Pink Saturday

I am loving these Pink Saturdays! And, even though I am still new to this feature - it's only my second Saturday - I am so much more aware of the Pink all around me now. If you want to learn more about this weekly confection, please check out the banner to the right. It takes you to Beverly's blog - How Sweet the Sound - and explains it all.
When I first spotted this vintage sheet music cover, I knew it would be perfect for Pink Saturday. Not only do I love that it is Pink, but the title - No Can Do - and her haughty expression are just my style... not to mention the Tutti-Frutti hat! As Carmen Miranda would sing... I Yi Yi Yi Yi / Chica Chica Boom!
Happy Pink Saturday everyone!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Renewal and Rebirth

Just a quick post to wish everyone a very Happy 1st Day of Spring! I know I am ready for the change of season, the warming days, the renewal and rebirth of nature.

This is one of my favorite family photos. It is of my Mother as a young teen up in their apple tree. Sadly, we lost both of them this last year -- my Mother and the tree.

However, life goes on - renewal and rebirth - it will just be without them this year. I am comforted to see that nature shows us that we don't live in the past and that life keeps marching along... and what a beautiful march it can be!

Wishing you a wonderful Spring!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

My First Pink Saturday!

Oooo... I am so excited to be participating in my First (!) Pink Saturday. I'm still fairly new to blogging and just stumbled upon this weekly feature about a month ago. If you are unfamiliar with Pink Saturday, check out the button to the right and Beverly of How Sweet the Sound will fill in all the details. I can't be certain, but I think all that pink inspired me to rescue and revive this cast-off treasure into a fancy, french-ish pinkeep - which is also my first pinkeep.

Originally a brunette with a ponytail, she transformed into Marie Antoinette after a couple of hours on my worktable. I only intended to sew the pinkeep to fill-in her vase area with stuffing and fabric and ruffles.

Well, you know how it is... That saucy, sweet expression complete with fan! She just had to have a wig... and not just any wig, but one with flowers and birds and a wee blue streak. What is it about Marie that inspired her wig makers then and continues to inspired us today to spend way too much time on such whimsey? And, oh yes, this is a wig and removable. I just couldn't bring myself to glue anything.
She apparently had a hard life before I rescued her - poor dear - she is a bit fragile. I did apply some Hard As Nails adhesive to the inside of the vase to strenghten the old repairs done by her former owner. She does have all her parts, though, which the real Marie ultimately did not. She's not perfect, but that seems appropriate for this Marie (as does the Hard As Nails).

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