Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Thank you, Carla Trujillo!

Back in June of this year, Carla Trujillo commented on my GameBoy on day I began following Carla's Indian Doll Art Works blog. I was in awe of her work. She inspired me to continue working on my dolls. You can see her influence, now in my work. And Although they'll never be as wonderful as Carla's, I love them just the same. Thank you, Carla, for your kind words and the inspiration you brought me. By the way, the one mounted on the blue yardstick is called Carla- just to say thanks-again.
You can find most of these art dolls in my etsy shop, RustyButton at

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Wow! What a busy and amazing summer! I created lots of art. I had a great time doing it and was amazed at how much I was able to get done with the kids at home. They were fantastic! They're getting so much more independent and they're so good!

Early in the summer, I took the kids down to the creek that I grew up near. It was hot and we didn't have a pool up for them yet. So they swam and I searched for heart shaped rocks. I didn't find any, but I did find lots of pottery shards!

I cleaned them up and used one so far in a collage. I can't post the pic of the collage yet, because its stuck on my camera right now. Long story short, the usp (usb?) port is no longer working on my computer, so I have to figure out how to download the pics from the camera card. Hubby will have to show me later.

This summer, I got my feet wet with doing Craft Shows and Sales again. I hadn't done them in about 8 years. I started small, at my church. ( a pic of my booth with my kids frolicing in the background) I sold a couple of items. I didn't get discouraged, I just kept going and applied (late) to a local Arts Festival. I got in and had the best show I ever had!!
As soon as I can download my pics, I'll post what I've been creating and what my booth display looked like for the Quaker Ats Festival. (What a difference!)