Monday, January 26, 2009

Simply Frisky OWOH Giveaway

She stands on her hands
when she drinks bits of whisky
She dances and twirls
and she feels simply frisky

I am glad to be participating in this years One World One Heart event (better late than never). I can't believe how many people from so many places around the world have been generously reaching out through their blogs with their creations! What a great way to get to know fellow artists.

The giveaway prize I am offering on my blog for the OWOH event is a bright paper doll, sturdily made using several layers of papers and paints. She is made to last while she decorates your office cubicle, hangs out on your studio inspiration board or holds a page in your favorite novel. Her bodice reads "Simply Frisky".

OWOH was created by Lisa Swifka last year as a 'giveaway event to bring bloggers together from around the world who may never ordinarily meet. It closes the gap of the blog community and enables us to interact, discover new and wonderful people, and in the process possibly win a prize or many prizes along the way'. Click the OWOH logo for more info on this spectacular event!

To win this doll, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post by February 11th. Since I'm all about childhood memories, I would love to hear what your favorite childhood memories are. Whether it be the days you went to the park with your siblings or when you went to your first sleepover or a favorite toy you had; if it brings a smile to your face, share it!

The winner will be randomly chosen and announced on my blog on February 12th. Just remember to leave an email address so I'll be able to contact you if you win. (Your email won't be added to a mailing list or given away).


I Don't Want to Live on the Moon

One of my favorite memories of Sesame Street was when they played Ernie's "I don't want to live on the moon" song; the best version is with Aaron Neville. It's a bitter sweet song that reminds us that there's no place like home with our loved ones. To pass on the memory of Ernie's song to my Delilah, I created a painting with four storytelling scenes. I cast my beloved Buster as the main character. I hope Delilah grows to appreciate the painting and its meaning in the years to come.

I Don't Want to Live on the Moon - Sung by Ernie and Aaron Neville
Oh, I'd like to visit the moon
in a rocketship high in the air.
Yes, I'd like to visit the moon,
but I don't think I'd like to live there.
Though I'd like to look down at the earth from above,
I would miss all the places and people I love.
So although I may like it for one afternoon,
I don't want to live on the moon.
I'd like to travel under the sea.
I could meet all the fish everywhere.
Yes, I'd travel under the sea,
but I don't think I'd like to live there.
I might stay for a day there if I had my wish.
But there's not much to do when you're friends are all fish.
And an oyster and clam aren't real family, so I don't want to live in the sea.
I'd like to visit the jungle, hear the lions roar.
Go back in time and meet a dinosaur.
There's so many strange places I'd like to be.
But none of them permanantly.
So if I should visit the moon,
well I'll dance on a moonbeam and then
I will make a wish on a star
and wish I were home once again.
Though I'd like to look down at the earth from above,
I would miss all the faces of the people I love.
So although I may go I'll be coming home soon.
'Cause I don't want to live on the moon.
No I don't want to live on the moon.

Delilah (Miss Piggy) and Kermit

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Dolls on a Balloon Ride


As a frequent visitor of a cute blog called Du Buh Du Designs by artist Christine Alvarado, I was amazed to see the creation below. She sculpts these adorable polymer clay dolls and her husband made her the hot air balloon for one of their outings. Christine did a great job decorating the balloon and staging the pictures; don't you think so? And the dolls look like they're having a great time!