Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Why I am not Santa Claus

 A little sarcastic note to my customers and friends
and a big reminder for me for next Christmas

Even though I have many Reindeer friends, I am not Santa.
How do I know this? Let me count the ways...

1. I do not have 100+ little elves helping me make things.
        Everything I sell is made by just me. I do not wake up in the morning to find everything made and finished by my little elves that work for me. I wish.....

2. I really have no sleigh and 8 tiny reindeer!  I cannot deliver everything overnight.
        As much as I love the post office, I cannot guarantee that the item you order on  December 22nd is going to make it to you by Christmas.

3. Ho, Ho, ho....
       I have discovered I am not very jolly when overwhelmed with work.

4.  Cookies and milk...
           hmmm.... I forgot to go to the store, the milk went bad, and who has time to make the cookies????

5. Making his list, checking it twice....
         I really need to work on this one, I am not perfect, I have little sticky notes all over my studio..... no organization at all

Finding out who is naughty or nice
       This one I really wish I could do, some people came be so naughty, but the nice ones make up for it. I wish I just did not worry so over the unkind comments.

I am not coming to your town.
      Really, now who would make these if I did, sorry I missed your party, but the orders were coming in and I took on too much. I need to learn to say no.

North Pole
      I live in sunny Florida, and my Siberian Husky has never even seen snow. Something I have promised her one least she likes to go to the beach and swim.

Snow White Beard
        Blond hair, no beard, but the white is coming in rapidly....

"Christmas is not just a day, but a frame of mind" (Kris Kringle, Miracle on 34th street)
    This is the one which sustain me through out the year, and if I can put a smile on someones face this Christmas, then I have done my job. I may not be Santa, but I am one of his followers.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Last Day!

I am actually swamped with custom orders, so today is the last day I will accept any custom work for Christmas delivery... in fact, I think I will sleep through January too, since I am unable to sleep right now.....

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

You people think differently??

I actually had someone say that to me at an art festival. "You people", as in artists.
Do we? I mean, really? I do not think so, although I am the first to admit my mind zooms off in a hundred different direction most of the time, I also admit I have a severe case of ADD and take medication to help, that way I can at least focus on finishing what I start.Fragments and shards everywhere! My mind would move so quickly that I couldn't keep up with my own thoughts. Some artists think differently than other people, and some artists think differently than other artists, but a lot of artists probably think like a lot of other people. The reverse is probably true as well.. I don't think that being an artist is the dividing line. I think it's a matter of how people think and see things.
Sometimes I feel as though I am trying to say something, explain my thoughts through art. I see a light shine on a leaf, the reflection of a sunrise in the water. I am enthralled. 

I was out the other evening and I was watching a little sparrow taking a bath in a decorative fountain. The way the lights shone on the water, the sparkling of the the droplets in the air, the sweetness of the joy of the little bird. Some woman came up and went "yuck a bird", and shooed it away. 
I guess if this is how other people think, I am glad I think like an artist.

Monday, August 30, 2010

My Chihuahua was featured...

they were so happy with their purchase of my little ornament they wrote about him and my store.

 If anyone needs adorable little clothing for the little tiny pups, feel free to check out her store! 

I do not see my Kira wearing any of these, (it might just fit her little foot....)
but, it is always so nice to have my customers send me feedback on their purchases.
It gives me the warm fuzzies when they are happy.
Have a Magical Day!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Inspiration and finding your passion

What inspires my art? What inspires You? Do you even know? There are things I think about, that I am passionate about. My love for animals, nature,

the way light reflects on a leaf.
Find your passion and do something with it.
Not necessarily creating art, but creating thinking minds, teaching, learning.
 One of the things I do....
One of my passions..(besides creating and painting)
I am a volunteer dog trainer.

I love it. I am helping dogs become better pets, but more importantly I am helping people understand their dogs and become better owners.
 Often, my job is more about playing human psychologist rather than dog trainer.
Along with my passion for training dogs comes  my passion for educating their humans. It is far easier to train the human than to try and rehabilitate a dog  that has been abused or neglected.

There is nothing better than seeing a former student in a higher level of class, still working on his training and knowledge. Knowing I might have helped get him there.Knowing that my knowledge of dog behavior combined with my love for teaching may save the life of one dog. That makes it all worthwhile.

  1. What is it that you like to do for its own sake, without any concern for reward or compliment? Do you like the joy of building things? Do you like to just create music? Do you like to teach? Do you like the challenge of watching your thoughts in action?
  2. If you won the lottery, I mean the really, really big one how would you like to spend the rest of your life?
  3. If you were informed you are about to die shortly, what would you regret most as not having spent your time doing?
  4. No matter where on Earth you are. In a rich, first world country, in the bush lands of Australia or high up in a Himalayan village what do you see yourself doing regardless of location?
  5. What activity do you always find yourself coming back to throughout your life?
  6. What activity can you just not see yourself doing without?

Saturday, July 31, 2010

New dogs, Angels...

New for this week,
Bedlington Terriers

Cane Corso

Rhosesian Ridgeback 

and introducing my Angels on Etsy!

For a limited time my highly detailed Angels are now available on Etsy. These Angels have been featured in select galleries and art shows in the United States. You will not find Porcelain Angels like these anywhere else besides through me. There will be just a few available, although custom angels can be made, please contact me for pricing.

~~~~ To see the entire sculpting, firing and glazing process with lots of photos~~~~~
~please see this link

Friday, July 30, 2010

MyTagArt is pleased to announce that Artist Pamela Fleming  has signed with us and will be Available on August 6th !

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Ornament Survey

 Please, help me out with this short survey on some new ornament designs! All comments and suggestions are welcome!
 These are my three best selling designs,(not breed specific)

I would like to introduce several new designs,
let me know what you like and dislike by clicking the following survey.

 ( New designs, above and below)
All comments left on survey are anonymous, so feel free to critique
Click here to take survey