First of all, November 1st is always a good day for me, because that is the anniversary of the day I married my very best friend! This year David and I celebrated 27 years of marriage. YAY!! (I use the term celebrate loosely here. David took the day off work, but I spent all day on last minute preparations for my craft show the following day. That evening we set up my display. It was after 8:00pm before we enjoyed our "romantic" dinner of McDonald's! LOL!! We were tired and starving....I was about ready to chew off my own arm! We will make up for it with a nice dinner another time!) In some ways it is hard to believe it's been 27 years, and yet, I feel like it's been forever. We've had a good run so far, and I anticipate many many more wonderful years ahead!
Secondly, and more relevant to my blog, November 1st the newest issue of Art Doll Quarterly hit the newsstands! I am THRILLED once again to say that my work is featured in the Show and Tell Section. While this is the third time my work has appeared in this fabulous publication, it never ceases to amaze me to see it on the pages alongside such talented artists! It is very validating, to say the least!
So, here are the two Santas they chose for this issue. I created these pieces last year, and blogged about them here. Since you have to submit entries for the Winter Issue in June, I sent in pieces I had on hand because I didn't have time to create something brand new for this year.
Santa's Sack of Sweets
Dressed in a classic red suit trimmed with tinsel-flecked chenille, this Santa carries a hand-sewn grey wool felt bag adorned with a felt poinsettia and filled with 3 tiny clay candy canes.
This jolly Santa is dressed in a red suit with white chenille trim and a black ribbon belt with a gemstone buckle. He carries a little teddy bear made from clay and a stocking hand-sewn from red wool felt and trimmed with white mini pompom fringe and a glittered Christmas tree. Two tiny candy canes fill the stocking.
If you are interested in purchasing this magazine, here is what to look for:
You can find it at Barnes and Noble or at stampington.com
In the coming days I will begin showing you the fun Christmas figurines I have been working so hard on, as well as my limited edition Christmas ornaments.
Hope you all had a frightfully fun Halloween! I anticipated more trick or treaters than we had. Which means that I have waaay too much candy left over. Which means I'm eating waaay too much candy these days! EEK!!