Wednesday, July 23, 2008 Spotlight

Front of dress

Back of dress

Front detail

Well my daughter just turned 18 months old last week and that means photo time. So of course I had to find the perfect outfit for her photoshoot. Well I found it!!! I had hearted a shop on Etsy a few months back that I found in one of it's famous treasuries and knew it was the perfect outfit. I noticed she did custom dresses for little ones. Lorelei is very petite and I knew this would be the best option. I contacted the lovely shop owner Becki and she was so quick to respond and was very excited about doing this for me. She turned this adorable custom dress out in 3 days even with major serger problems but she kept in contact the whole time and about where she was in the process. She didn't have this color combination but I love aqua and red together. She paid a lot of attention to detail and when I get it I'm sure it's going to fit my daughter perfectly!! She has an adult poppy dress that I hope to own once I get some more weight off! PLEASE check out her amazing shop! You won't be disappointed. She also does custom wedding dress portraits that are beautiful.

That's it just wanted to show off some great talent!

Have a beautiful day!


Friday, July 18, 2008

"Never Forget" - Memorial Holocaust Star

I was honored to be a part of helping out some young boys and their mother. They decided to collect memorial stars from different people and artists to honor those who died at the hands of Hitler in WWII. I have always studied about the Jews and their plight during that time so this was near and dear to my heart. It took me quite some time to figure out what I was going to do but this came to me today and I'm sooo glad it did. You can read about their project more here.

I created it with canvas paper and acrylics, then glued it down to foam board and painted the sides. I coated it with a thin layer of beeswax and added a ribbon with glue on the back. See more in my Flickr photostream.

As for me I've been treading water lately. I have many projects that have been put on hold due to lack of time. It's summer time and my daughter is constantly on the move. She's so much fun and of course I can't resist taking her to the beach, taking her out for ice cream and all the fun summertime things you can do! She's a joy! She just turned 18 months today!! I can't believe it!! Anyways I'm sorry for not blogging sooner but life just got in the way. I'm not staying up all hours like I did before. I've started working out again at the local Curves. I used to work for a Curves and I couldn't even fathom working out at one ever again. The stupid "change stations now!" cue gets my blood boiling at times, but I can't argue with the results. I've been getting up and going at 6 am 5 days a week and it's paid off! In a month I'm down 3 inches and 3.25 pounds! I'm glad I decided to go back. It's 30 minutes to myself although I'm dead to the world when working out. I basically roll out of bed and go not a pretty sight I must say! But who cares it's for a good cause to get rid of the flab!!!!! I have a goal to shoot for too, my brother is getting married in February over in Holland and I don't want to be just another "fat" American going to Europe, I can't be!!! I refuse to fall under that category. So cheer me on and kick me in the butt if I start slacking!!! ;)

Look for new art once I get caught up with the commissions I have going. I'll be sure to post it here. Well it's way past my bed time now at 10:48:44 sec. I should catch some zzzzz's. Hope you all have a lovely weekend!




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