Thursday, December 17, 2009


AUSTRALIA bound for the holidays...  I wanted to wish you all , a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. 

See you in January 2010.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


"There's no place like home for the holidays." I'm so glad to be back. It seemed my one month  excusion turned into a three month  adventure with no computer access. However, I ended up with anew passport,  and a new baby  Grandson,  Bodhi , so we're calling him our Christmas Angel.

 I am of course very fond of all angels big and small, fat or thin, real or otherwise. SO when the opportunity came  to   create around that theme, I donned my imaginary wings and flew into my rather messy  tatami room. Beginning a project is always a chore and also a revelation of creative energy. I had been  baking earlier in the day utilizing  paper doilies for  cake  display purposes for afternoon tea, when "bing" a light came on in my head.

 Since childhood, I had seen  doilies folded and  tied with pipecleaners to create a 3-d angels, so I commenced staring into the lovely raised eyelets of the perforated paper.  In minutes I was tearing, turning and gluing the doily which ultimately ended up in  fragmented and formless pieces all over the table. " Now what", I thought to my self... " Now what do I do?"

I decided to just let the spirit take over with the paperdoll form. So what you see is what you get when you play with the Angels... I really don't even remember "  zaa art' of  painting her rosy little cheeks and lips... Actually I do believe the little cherubs  had a hand in that. They're always into my make-up brushes ....  when they get caught, of course, they BLUSH !!!