JoAnna of Moss Hill Studios is a having a blog giveaway for one of her awesome dolls. go to her blog and leave her a comment and you might win it! i've seen these dolls up close and personal when i was in Connecticut at Art is. (there was one doll she was selling that i was eyeballing, but someone else got it first!) they are so unique and there is something very comforting about them. even if i didn't get that doll, i am the proud owner of one of her necklaces which we traded with each other on vendor night.


Joanna's giveaway is based on wishes, as in "what do you wish for?" that's the second time in two days i've been posed that question, so i've been thinking about it and came up with a few things:

1) i wish for a healthy year for Tucker (and every year after that)

2) i want to start teaching art classes. got to figure out what to teach. got any suggestions?

3) i want to drive the coast of Calfornia from one end to the other (north to south, south to north, doesn't matter !)

4)and finally i want to go back into the mountains near Tucson, Arizona and stay at the Beatty guest ranch and photograph hummingbirds.

those are my wishes!


speaking of wishes, here is a little poem off of a tiny little picture i bought at the flea market recently:


That you may know long, happy days with blue skies and song of birds, and flower strewn fields, and mossy banks with bending willows ~

And peaceful nights with stars and soft moonlight and sweet dreams; with sometimes a thought and sometimes a dream of old, old friends.

isn't that so nice? i just love it. and speaking of flea markets..... it was only 20 degrees here today, but jeff and i decided to brave the flea market and yes, there were vendors there! (not many, but a few). i scored a box of bottles for soldered, embellished bottles, an old shaving kit thing, which i have no interest in the shaving things, but the zippered case it came in -distressed yummy, soft, leather perfect for deconstructing. let's see what else? a box of some sort, some metal flowers from a well worn, patina'd brass candle thingy, (1) tiny baby/doll? golf shoe (sounds weird, but really cute!), some spoons for jewelry, an 8x10 vintage baby photo and a fish made of mother of pearl - kind of interesting; maybe for an assemblage? it's about 7" long (see pic, which does not show how beautiful the mother of pearl is)


well, go figure - after posting about my wish for Tucker to have a healthy year, he woke up with a low grade fever, sneezing and coughing.