Saturday, May 30, 2009

I really need your advice...and my Finny boy!

Happy weekend, bloggy friends! I hope you all have some fun plans in the works :).

I am writing this little post because i truly need your advice. I submitted my artwork to Art Doll Quarterly magazine back in March and this week they wrote to say that they are going to publish my dolls! Woohoo! I am very excited indeed! However, i am TOTALLY waffling about which 3 or 4 dolls to send them. My husband said, well, why don't you poll your blog friends?? Great idea....alrighty then! So, if you have a few minutes and are willing, i would be so grateful if you would head over to my etsy shop and then lend me your thoughts.
Thanks bunches!!

My new mini photo studio arrived yesterday morning! Such fast shipping and it was free....gotta love that. I haven't used it yet, so i don't have any photos to share, but stay tuned.

I think I have written about all of my personal cats except one, so I thought I'd share Finnegan's story today. Our sweet Finny was abandoned in the same warehouse as Rooney (previously posted about him). Animal control trapped him and deemed that he was too feral for adoption, so they were going to euthanize him. My employer (a fellow rescuer) and I decided to adopt him, and he has now been with us for almost 3 years. He is a TOTAL scaredy cat and truly never would have been adopted. I think he was terribly traumatized from his past, but he has a very loving side. He lays low during the day and then every night when i got to bed and turn off the lights, he jumps up and spoons with me. I can't describe how excited he gets. I rub his tummy and he licks my face and snuggles as close as he can get. Sometimes he wraps himself around my head or drapes himself across my chest. I rarely get a full night of sleep, but it is worth it to give him those hours of bliss :).

The first photo is Finnegan shortly after we rescued him with some foster kittens from the same animal control. The second photo is recent....he is much plumper now...LOVES his canned food treats.


Pepi said...

Con todo respeto hacia tu obra porque sabes que me gustan todos,yo dirĂ­a que una de la mas completas es ¡The Lion and the Lamb! pero he tenido que ver tu etsy 4 veces para decidirme.Bonita historia la de tu gato es precioso.Buen fin de semana.

Jake and Micah said...

It's so hard to decide but I love Fairytale Cat Temple Topiary, Milo, the White Rabbit & Claude the Circus Kitty Juggler. Ooops that's 2 cats. But the cat ones are my favorite ones! :)

Jill said...

Finny is so sweet! My Markie is a bedtime snuggler too. He waits until I climb into bed & then jumps up & plops down up against me. I rarely get a good night's sleep either but we love our kitties don't we? I love the 2 kittens in your photo & their funny big ears they haven't grown into yet-ha. As for the dolls/sculptures I love your Claude the Juggling Kitty & Dahlia the Hippo! You should send one of your frogs too ~ they are all cute! Good luck ~ Jill

suziart said...

Kitty Juggler and Cat Topiary!!!

Too hard to pick, really, all are awesome!!!What talent and imagination...CONGRATULATIONS on the magazine publishing!!!!

The story about you feral kitty made tears of joy! How lovely to have that special baby at night, trusting you and loving your comfort.
Hugz to you,

Designs By CK said...

Popping in to say hello & welcome to EHAG! :-)

Lovely art & blog too!

SpOOky Best,
Chris (-:

Lisa Nelson's Art, Bucks County Designs said...

Congrats Carrie! ADQ is a BIG deal - make sure your shop is well stocked before it publishes because you will sell out in no time flat. I think all of your dolls are wonderful - just be sure to send a cat and a frog! Hugs to the kitties!

Talking Horses Arts said...

Congratulations!!!!!I am soooo happy for you, how exciting!
I would not know what to tell you on which to choose because they are all awesome. If it is pictures they want then send some extra and they can
Again so happy for you enjoy!!!

Sharon said...

Congratulations! Your work is so wonderful that it's hard to pick favorites, but I especially like Claus the kitty juggler, Annette, the circus rabbit, and the Lion and the Lamb.

Jenny said...

Aww that is a wonderful Finegan story. I get woken up all night. Sometimes three of them sleep right against my legs so I cannot move and it gets hot!! lol

My picks for your mag are:

Claude and

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

I too am voting for a temple or two, your choice, but I love your frogs!! I would also send Fiddle Frog, one or two of your kitties. Great news lady!!

Jenny Carter said...

Hi again,

I left you another award on my other blog htt://

Barbara Jacksier said...

Congrats on having your dolls published. I'm useless as a voter, however. Love them all!