Friday, November 24, 2006


"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity...It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow."
Melodie Beattie

Hope everyone is enjoying their Thanksgiving holiday!

Monday, November 13, 2006

doll follies

In the latest issue of "Art Doll Quarterly" there is an article on a fun project for the holidays about my ornament dolls. At our Christmas Mah Jongg game we always exchange ornaments and last year I made these for my gal friends with their images. I also made some for my kids. They are fun and easy to make.

There is also an article about my "Sound of Music" sister Debbie Larsen who played my younger sister Marta in the movie. She makes her Santa Clauses all by hand. I remember when we went to Salzburg, Austria for a SOM reunion, we hit every store in the city looking for buttons and accoutrements to add to their clothing. Check out her website where you can see them and her other endeavors.
I don't think I have mentioned it yet that I am working on my second book for Rockport Publishing. My first book for Rockport, "In This House", I wrote with Sarah Fishburn and embraces the art of 11 other artists. It's due to be released July 2007. This book that I am working on now is consuming every waking moment of my life...more about its contents when I get the ok to talk about it.
Let's just say I wish Coco Cellini was a better typist...

I had better get back to work now...

Monday, November 06, 2006

the dwelling place

Some new pages for an old altered book

a new twist on an old classic good job Gwen - Wind It Up!

Thursday, November 02, 2006


If you know me you know I am a huge fan of '24' and I have been so patient waiting for the new season to begin in January 2007. So imagine my glee when I was sent this link to pacify me until January. So I thought I would post it here if suspense and thrillers are your thing too.
Miss you Jack...
24 trailer