Thursday, September 30, 2010

green man rocks out...


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~Green Man rocks out at the Garlic Festival!~

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ever have one of those days...
Or weeks...
Where everything seems,
well,
wrong, or bad, or sad, or negative?
I have been having one of those weeks...
I feel a bit like everything is caving around me
and I have no clue what to do.
I am not good with words.
My art (which is also my work) seem to be my only outlet,
my only comfort,
my only way of distracting my mind,
but sometimes I just want to disappear.
I want to be able to skip over these sad moments in my life,
the times when we have to make decisions that are horrible,
the ones that need to be made, but feel like I have no right to make.
My head is swirling and I feel like I can't breath.
It isn't fair.
But I guess that is life, right?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tumblr

I just wanted to share that I have also started a blog on Tumblr!
I am still trying to figure out how to use it,
but it will be a simple montage of photos that speak to me.

skona hem inspiration


skona hem inspiration , originally uploaded by frillie designs.

LOVE this space!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

246/365 (by The Dainty Squid)
0926000636.jpg, originally uploaded by Little Owl Arts.

Sunrise on the road...

Friday, September 24, 2010


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sunset driving through the birkshires last night.

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0923001838.jpg, originally uploaded by Little Owl Arts.

sunset driving through the birkshires last night.


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It may be fall, but the roses are still blooming! I am going to dry these ones for tea.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Groundwork...

Ok, first of all I just need to say that I want and need this sweater!

thick wool knitten coat

Now...
I wanted to share with you an artist who's work I LOOOOVE!
One day I am hoping to own one of her beautiful works of art!
So amazing and so inspiring, I love Danna's work.
Even though it is impossible to choose which ones I like best,
here are a few that I wouldn't mind staring at every day!

Intertwined - 11 x 11 limited edition print

Campfire - limited edition print

Constants of Motion -limited edition print

Rise, Shine - limited edition print

Aren't they amazing?
Click here to see more.

Both her sister and mother have wonderful shops as well...

Just dropped Posey off at the bird sitters,
getting ready and packing to leave this afternoon for NY...
Got my costume pretty much ready (there are always last minute details)!
And away we go....

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

New work, Costume and the Garlic Festival

Good afternoon!
I am so happy that I found someone to watch the animals while we are away at the Garlic Festival this weekend...
Now I have to pack (ugh, YUCK!)
But its ok, we are going early to have some time to poke around, it is so beautiful out there!
..
I am currently saving for an external hard drive so that I can reinstall the photo program on my laptop because it is having an attitude and not letting me upload any photos.
It has been frustrating not being able to use my real camera and not being able to post photos easily.
I have a bunch of new things to put in my shop, but they will have to wait...
Darn computers!
...
Anyhoo, thought I would share a little of what I have been working on lately...
These are a few photos I took with photo booth.

This is the beginning of the skirt that I made for my costume for the Garlic Festival.
I am the Garlic Faery (and Andy is the Garlic Giant on his stilts) and we walk around interacting and having a ridiculous amount of photos taken of us.
I have already dome some of the embroidery on it, but have a little more to do.
Don't mind that my house is a MESS!
...

This is the hat that I made for it, I need to add a few feathers and haven't decided whether or not to embroider garlic bulbs on it or not.
What do you think?



...
Lastly is the vest that I felted.
I have already embroidered a garlic bulb on either side, but I still need to add scapes and maybe roots...




These are among a number of other things that I have been working on lately.
What have you been up to?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

So sorry for my absence lately. I have been having one hell of a week...
I have been stressed and worried about money (ha! who isn't?) and sad and worried about jacob who is not doing so well, he has been having a harder time walking and starting to pee on his bed more frequently.
It is totally crushing to watch him degress like this.
Also, we are supposed to be leaving Thursday for our next gig, The Hudson Valley Garlic Festival in Saugerties, Ny. (which we have been doing for the last 6 years and are BOTH contracted to be at).
I just found out that the person who is supposed to stay at the house with the dogs and bird bailed on me.
I had been trying to contact him all week and weekend because he mentioned something about not being able to stay for the next one in Oct., but he got a hold of me and dropped the bomb about not doing BOTH of them.
I am having a really hard time now finding someone to stay with Jacob, who is basically handicapped.
I am so mad, I don't even know what to say.
So now I am really stressed and have 2 days to find someone.
Not cool at all.
It is hard feeling like you can't trust your friends.
Anyway, sorry for the negative post... Hope you all have a wonderful week!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Hang... Again

...And because it just sounds so beautiful...
Here is another!

Hang

This instrument is called the Hang (pronounced more like Hung).
This has to be one of the most beautiful sounding instruments I have ever heard!
I have a friend who has one,
they are heavenly!


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

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0914000911.jpg, originally uploaded by Little Owl Arts.

Safety First! Veda loves riding with the seatbelt on!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010


0910001033.jpg, originally uploaded by Little Owl Arts.

a puddle of felted mermaids getting ready to go to the orchard...

A bathtub in my garden...

OH MY GOD!!!
I WANT THIS!!!
I NEED THIS!!!
I always have wanted an outdoor bathtub!
I always tell Andy that when we have a home of our own, I am going to put a bathtub in the middle of my garden.
Totally amazing!
I just can't get over it!
It is SOOO beautiful!

Doesn't this look heavenly?

Via ... Via

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Pay It Forward

A couple of weeks ago I was visiting one of my favorite blogs, A Butterfly in My Hair.
Vibeke had posted a Pay It Forward and I was lucky enough to sign up in time!
I love these.
So I am going to play along!
For the first 3 people that respond I will send a little something to
and all I ask is that you Pay It Forward!
I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday!
...

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By the way, I am looking for a good hat like this that will fit my head with my hair...
I used to have a really small head, but now with my hair the way it is, it is much harder to find a well fitting hat!
photo via

Monday, September 6, 2010

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0906001821.jpg, originally uploaded by Little Owl Arts.

New Cowl with hand embroidered Queen Anne's Lace design.

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0906001809.jpg, originally uploaded by Little Owl Arts.

Fruit of my labor after an afternoon of dyeing and drying, and 2 days of carding. Boy, am I tired, but now one to felted mermaids!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Glamping

This is a new term that my friend just told me about...
And I have to say, I am liking it!!!
When we are working at the festivals, we tend to bring extra stuff to gussy up the big tent...

So I was excited when my friend posted a link to this marvelous new trend:
GLAMPING!!!
How much better can it get?
I LOVE camping,
but what I have come the realize as I get older is that festival camping is NOT the same as regular old out in the woods camping!
So this whole glamping sounds wonderful to me!
I think that if there was soap and continuous fresh water involved I could live this was all year!
SO...
Here are some photos I have found of this new phenomenon!























I love the outfit this woman is wearing....













So what do you think about it?


Awesome, right?

Pay It Forward

A couple of weeks ago I was visiting one of my favorite blogs, A Butterfly in My Hair.
Vibeke had posted a Pay It Forward and I was lucky enough to sign up in time!
I love these.
So I am going to play along!
For the first 3 people that respond I will send a little something to
and all I ask is that you Pay It Forward!
I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday!
...

Tumblr_l6kwpve2gr1qbvuwpo1_500_large
By the way, I am looking for a good hat like this that will fit my head with my hair...
I used to have a really small head, but now with my hair the way it is, it is much harder to find a well fitting hat!
photo via

New Treasury

I would like to share my new treasury with you.
You can link to it here.