Sunday, April 23, 2017

Final Performance

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I decided to add a circus poster to this piece announcing the very last performance.  If this is your first time seeing this piece, pop back one blog post to see the story of Choe' and Raja.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

An Elephant Never Forgets

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 Hi there!  So glad you stopped in to see my latest creation.  I have to say this was just about as fun as doing my "Cat in the Hat" sculpture for Art Doll Quarterly Magazine last summer.  You can still see this on my blog banner.

 Chloe is a circus performer who has just finished her very last performance with her long time friend and performance partner;  Raja the circus elephant.  Chloe sets the ball aside and unbuckles the harness to remove the head piece from Raja's head and trunk.
With familiar precision, Raja easily lifts Chloe up with his front leg so he can look into her eyes as to say, "thank you for my freedom".  Knowingly, Chloe closes her eyes and leans in to give Raja a hug and a kiss thanking Raja for his faithful service.

This may be the end of their performances together, but not to their friendship.  An elephant never forgets.   

**I am undecided if I will be selling this piece or not.  It was an idea that came to me in a dream and has deep meaning for me.  

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Sunday, April 16, 2017


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Picture taken by my daughter, Melinda Shay  

Happy Easter, Spring Equinox, Passover or however you celebrate this time of year.  Hoping everyone has a peaceful day, that we may start to spread peace and love ALL days.  Pray, practice and work toward a rebirth of peace in our vast world and the world right outside your door.   

Namaste, God Bless, Merry Meet, Shalom, Salam

Friday, April 14, 2017

Elephant Love

Well Hello!  So glad you followed me over to Willow Hollow. 

I am so excited to see this piece come alive.  This elephant is part of a vignette I'm making for a magical circus series.  I love the circus and the performances, but am so happy the elephants have been given freedom from performing.  They are gorgeous  creatures and I'm glad they are able to live without the stress of working for the human race.  I just wish they were able to go back to the lands that they belong and survive.  For now they will be scattered about living as close to their natural environments as possible and can still be appreciated and observed.

Hang tight to see the final product.  Today is painting day!!!

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Don't count me out.....

Don't count me out........I'm still here and creating unique characters.  I will be posting items for sale online here, on my facebook and on Etsy.
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This is my latest creation.  I'm so excited to have come across the ribbon jointed doll.  I bought a tutorial by Dorote Zaukaite to learn the "jointed technique" and then I created this dancing circus performer.  I love everything about her, from her ballet pointe slippers to her Vegas style head dress.

Soon she will be all finished and available online for purchase.

A big thank you to all of my wonderful customers and artist friends who lift me up throughout the years.

Susie K

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Pulling it together

Today is the first day in many months that the sun is what woke me up instead of an alarm.  Happy to have the whole day to work on my art and NOTHING else.
Pulling it all together today.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Getting back on track

My very first mixed media on canvas - and my daughter's Christmas gift from me.  
To me the holidays keep us so busy and happy that I don't get back into the groove until late January.  Well this year is no different.

I have started an intense yoga teacher training to add to my collection of things I can do when I'm retired.  This year is going to be the year of changes for me.  I am moving forward to do everything I can to prepare to be an independent self employed happy person.  I'm super lucky to have an amazing husband who is in strong support of my decision.  (I think he'd like to see me in a better mood at the end of the day).

Stay tuned as I create new art in many mediums and get back to what makes me whole.

Of to yoga school!