Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Lion and the Lamb

The Lion and the Lamb....FUNDRAISER for CATS in NEED.
I am selling this piece in my Etsy shop at a very reduced price as a cat rescue fundraiser. 100% of the sale will be donated toward spay/neuter/vet care for cats and kittens this spring. This labor intensive piece (40+ hours, was $600) has a special place in my heart. I made it in a fantastic dollmaking class years ago...was my first attempt at sculpting human hands. I put it up for sale for awhile and then I decided to keep it for myself, but I am now ready to let it go to help the kitties :)! I am getting so many sad, desperate email pleas for cats and kittens in need right now (especially in GA). Every single dollar makes a huge difference in saving lives.
Purrs to all~~

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Double good news for Choo!

I almost forgot to tell you that Jimmy Choo's Leukemia re-test came back negative (!!!) AND he went to his forever home last week!!! We were beyond thrilled and relieved about his test results. His adopter was very excited too. She and her family wanted him no matter what, but we all wanted to be assured that he would live a long, healthy life from here on out. So, he is now in St. Louis with his wonderful family and his new best buddy, Milo. Thankfully, Milo was ok to let go of his "only cat" status and welcome Choochoo into his life with open paws :). They eat together, sleep together and play all night together. Joy joy!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Ready for Summer!

I had been counting the days until it was time to decorate our porch for the summer. The time finally arrived this weekend!!! The weather cooperated for a few hours on Saturday so I took full advantage of it. I scrubbed the concrete, hosed down the furniture, planted flowers in my pots and pulled out the pillows and fun accents. My stray babies were very helpful. They were truly excited to have some activity and entertainment going on. And they are quite pleased with their fluffed up, summery home :).

Mr. Tubbs surveying his view...

"I am king of the porch, hear me roar!!!"

Ramsey napping on his perch...

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Spookytime Jingles Sneak Peek!

When the clock strikes midnight tonight, new spooky and sweet holiday treasures will magically appear on the STJ website! I am anxious to see what everyone has to offer this month. Two of my hot air balloon sculptures will be up for grabs....

A frog witch hitches a moonlit ride with a jolly jack o' lantern!

and a little cat 'n' mouse for the holidays....

Monday, May 9, 2011

A little twist on The Owl and the Pussycat...

First of all, I hope each of you had a wonderful weekend and a lovely Mother's Day. I got started on spring cleaning and was finally able to get outside yesterday to work on the patio and backyard. The weather was perfection! I scrubbed the patio floor, cleaned the grill, pulled out the furniture and did some planting and "decorating" in my flower beds. Then I turned up my tunes and took a nice, long run. It was a GREAT day.

As for my artwork...finished up this piece on Friday afternoon....

The owl and the pussycat have decided to trade in their boat for a hot air balloon and take their romance from the sea to the sky! This piece is sort of The Owl and the Pussycat meets Alice in Wonderland meets The SnipPets :). It will be available tomorrow for the Pfatt Marketplace update.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

WIPs for the week....

I am trying to get these up, up and away!!! The logistics of creating these has been a bit more difficult than I had anticipated. I think I have it all figured out finally...just hoping I can pull it off. One will be ready for the Pfatt update and the other two for the STJ update. Better get back to sculpting and painting....

Monday, May 2, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. "Wuf"

Just wanted to share my most recent custom cake topper for an NC State bride and groom.
This was a fun little pair to create! I am a Tarheel girl but I love the Wolfpack too :).