Category Archives: Christmas

Meet Julenisse, The Norwegian Santa

Typically, people believe that Santa lives in one of the Northern Scandinavian countries, as a matter of fact, you’ve probably heard he lives in Lapland. But despite his home being so close, Santa Claus is not a common Christmas icon … Continue reading

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My Little Elf . . .

Many years ago, and for a period of about 10 years, I created a gift line of wire-bodied resin elves. They were very popular during the Christmas season and my customers looked forward to adding new characters to their collection … Continue reading

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The Art Connection Summit

Under normal circumstances, September would be the start of a new series of workshops offered in my studio. However, Covid19 has disrupted everything. But from hardship comes innovative new ideas and a different way to gather and learn from each … Continue reading

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Studio Space Downsize

This quote by Leonard Da Vinci is going to be put to the test as I settle into my new studio space – a compact 8′ x 6.5′ room. This is the space where I sculpt and create my figurative … Continue reading

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A Story About the “Mémère” Elf

Last November I posted photos of some Christmas elves I made. Not long afterwards I received a message from someone who was in a frenzy to get her hands on one particular elf I had shown that looked just like … Continue reading

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Teacher’s Sample Sale at Wall Candy Art Expo This Saturday!

Teaching is a big part of my life as an artist. I love sharing my techniques and introducing both young and old to the joys of 3D sculpting and polymer clay. My style of teaching is to work alongside my students … Continue reading

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Studio News

Here’s something new from my studio . . . 15 very special little Elves. I’ve hand-sculpted the face of each one-of-a-kind Elf. They are dressed in dark green striped leggings and t-shirt and green suede shorts, overalls, skirt or tunic. … Continue reading

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NEW Art Workshops

I hope you’ve had a great summer and are enjoying the last few days of August. Before you know it we will be settling into our routines and planning ahead for cooler weather, holidays and if you are like me … Continue reading

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It’s All About The Hustle

It’s going to be a busy month . . . and I love it! I haven’t participated in a Art Doll Show in years, but I’m super excited to be part of the Quinlan Doll and Teddy Bear Expo in … Continue reading

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Christmas Nostalgia

Nostalgia is that emotion that stirs up memories from our past. It’s hard to describe the feeling of nostalgia, but you can’t miss it when you have it. The holidays, especially Christmas, stirs those nostalgic feelings more than any other … Continue reading

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