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Allan

Allan graduates! Masters of Science!

Allan Graduates!!!

Allan Graduates!!!
Masters in Engineering from CU!!!

Great Accomplishment!!!

Just last week we went to Colorado for my eldest son's graduation from Colorado University at Boulder. He now has his Masters in Environmental Engineering. He received his Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from USF where he was the President of Engineers Without Borders.

He has always had an interest in providing sanitary drinking water to those in other countries who have none. His most recent trip took him to Africa for a few months! He had quite the experience!

Congratulations, Allan!!!





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Eagle Release - Back to the Wild

Eagle Release - Back to the Wild

Eagle Release - Back to the Wild

My Son Matthew, Birds of Prey!!!

This is a picute of my son,Matthew, who is the Coordinator for Eagle Watch in Florida!



Audubon’s Center for Birds of Prey opened its doors in 1979. Thirty one years later, the Center is the premier raptor rehabilitation facility in the eastern United States. Raptors treated at the Center include hawks, owls, kites, falcons and eagles. In addition to birds of prey, it also cares for vultures, taking every opportunity to educate the public about these very valuable members of the stork family.


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Annual patient admissions average 600, with a release rate of 40%. Approximately 10% of admissions annually are Bald Eagles, and the Center is renowned for its eagle care. To date the Center has released 407 eagles back to the wild.





Non-releasable birds may live out their lives at the Center as education ambassadors. Young birds with permanent disabilities are trained to the glove and become “working birds”, traveling to schools, festivals and other events. They interact with over 20,000 people annually.





The Center is located in a suburban neighborhood on Lake Sybelia in Maitland. In addition to over 20 species of raptors and vultures on display, there are educational displays, a butterfly garden, gazebo and wetlands on the lake and Audubon House, a restored 1924 bungalow.

Falconry

Falconry
Matthew and his Red Ttail Hawk

Monday, August 18, 2014

1st Post on My new Background!!! Works in Progress!


Some “not so wise” Owls!
Here is my latest take on a prominent member of the bird family. These goofy owls are going to be fun to paint! All of the texturing should show up wonderfully after the stain is applied. Simple tools are sometimes the best...I used my generic vegetable peeler to provide these owls with quick and easy feathers! Carmen, Candy Corn is in full makeup and just needs to be stained and varnished to complete her look!
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Until next time,
Love and Friendship Always,
Carly Anne

Friday, August 1, 2014

Blog Hop is Underway!!! Come and Win!

13 Prizes!!!
Our First Folk Art and Primitives (FAAP) Giveaway!!
To be entered to win my Froggie Spool Ghoul below,
you must leave a comment and follow my blog.


For a second change to win, go over to my Facebook page -
(The link is below) and "LIKE" me.

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The Giveaway will run from August 1st - 31st.  There are 13 artists participating in this hop.  Remember you need to visit all 13 to be entered.  I am just one of them. 
Here's what you could possibly win!  Super cute, huh?  But you have to visit all 13 sites!!  Don't forget!!


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Brenda Griffith of The Rusty Thimble is our wonderful leader
and Blog Hop Host.

Should you get lost jumping from one blog to the next. 
Go to Brenda's blog post. 
Here is the link ... www.therustythimble.blogspot.com
and you can see where you've been.
Easy enough!

GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL!!

Love and Friendship Always,

Carly Anne

My Art Doll Quarterly is here!!!


Carly Makes a Stand

ADQ 2014
Well, seems I'm getting around a little...because I received my ADQ Magazine and I have some great news that my dolls are appearing in Art Doll Quarterly! this is a very special issue and will always be cherished.
I have been selected again as a featured artist with an article, for this year’s Art Doll Quarterly Fall Issue! Why is this such a special issue to me…? Well, several of our Giggleswick Artists will be alongside me this year. My partner in Giggleswick, LeeAnn Kress is once again featured, and also my dear friends, Margo (Marguerite) Noschese and Debb George, Lisa Ammerman and Robert Brawley are all in there with me!!!


In this article, called “Carly Makes a Stand” I go through the step by step process of taking a sitting doll, a “shelf sitter” and making it into a standing doll. For any of you who have not made a standing doll, you may find that this is just the right method with which to begin. It is very basic and straight forward. Many other doll tips are given as well. Happy reading!

Love and Friendship,
Carly Anne

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sneak Peek FROGS WITH TEETH


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Carly Smith here...Well...how is everyone doing? I know I am looking forward to an exciting Halloween Season!!! Here is a peek at a few of my latest WIP. I remember when my boys were little and they used to watch Sesame Street...OH, how I loved that show! Anyway...they had a hilarious little skit with Kermit on Dental care and showing kids how to brush right...right during it, someone mentions that Kermit (frogs in general have no teeth!!! Then all of a sudden, someone shoves a set of dentures in his mouth and he finishes the info-mercial with a full set of teeth!!! I was LAMO instantly!!! These guys are dedicated to Kermit and his maker...they brought so much to kids and adults alike! Here they are...my frogs with teeth!!!


 Yep...Kermit was a real inspiration!  "it's not easy being green!



Well, until next time!
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Love and Friendship Always.

Carly Anne


Thursday, July 24, 2014

My Art Doll Quarterly Came and...



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Seems I'm getting around a little...I received my ADQ today and I have some great news that my dolls are appearing in Art Doll Quarterly! this is a very special issue and will always 

be cherished. I have been selected again as a featured artist with an article, for this year’s Art Doll Quarterly Fall Issue! Why is this such a special issue to me…? 

Well, several of our Giggleswick Artists will be alongside me this year. My partner in Giggleswick, LeeAnn Kress is once again featured, and also my dear friends, Margo (Marguerite) Noschese and Debb George, Lisa Ammerman and Robert Brawley are all in there with me!!!

In this article, called “Carly Makes a Stand” I go through the step by step process of taking a sitting doll, a “shelf sitter” and making it into a standing doll. For any of you who have not made a standing doll, you may find that this is just the right method with which to begin. I is very basic and straight forward. Many other doll making tips are given as well. Happy reading!

Love and Friendship Always,

Carly Anne

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Pre-Show Teaser Available!!!

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I have a surprise! A Pre-Show Teaser!!! For all of those who will not be able to attend the show,I and to give a sneak peek preview of the two shows I will be in this Fall: Hallowbaloo and Spirits in Sanford (see links below!)

I am giving you a chance to purchase one of my brand new designs...Jebidiah is from my "Spring into Fall" Collection. They all have a base made out of an antique, rusty bedspring! Jeb is 19" tall including his spring base.
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As with all my Candy Corns, Jeb has a very apparent sweet tooth! He is made of paper clay and is embellished "out the WaZoo"! Jebidiah may go home with you for $98.00 and 15.00 travel fare. Please contact me at carolynsmith906@gmail.com for purchase.
Please stay tuned as over this weekend I will feature only one more of this new collection.


Hallowbaloo
http://www.thehallowbaloo.com/

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As Always,
Love and Friendship,
Carly Anne



Monday, June 23, 2014

Tomas the Alley Cat

As Seen In Art Doll Quarterly Fall 2013!!!

Tomas is part Paper Mache and part soft sculpture doll. He stands 20 inches tall and about

15 inches when sitting. His body is made of muslin that has been stuffed and weighted as
he is a shelf sitter. Tomas‘s arms are detailed in acrylic paint and lightly wired for posing
and holding very light objects. His legs can also be positioned to sit in different ways.
In addition, he displays very well standing with the use of a doll stand. Sometimes, after
shipping, the weight bag inside shifts a little and one may have to set the doll down with
a little “thump” or “bump” to his bottom to re-position the weights. 
Tomas’s Halloween party hat‘s fashioned from orange felt. It is embellished with little, tiny bats, tinsel andfeathers. His shirt is made out of orange and black Jack-O-Lantern fabric print. His lapel is embellished with decorative trim, crystals, and little bat shaped beads. His sleeves are
trimmed in black and orange spider lace and decorated with crystals! Tomas is dressed in
his finest! He wears a black felt vest lavishly decorated in pumpkins gold trim and crystals.
With the detail on the back, Tomas looks good coming and going! 
Orange and black checkedpants are fastened with a plain black jute twine. 
His pant cuffs are accented with ruffled, black organza trim and orange iridescent, ribbon. 
Tomas’s holds a retro styled cat head garland and is ready for a Halloween Party anytime!
Cost is$225.00 plus $15.00 shipping
International Buyers please contact me for shipping expense to your location.
 
 

 Scary-Go-Round
 

As Seen in Somerset Studio Fall 2013!!!




 Scary-Go-Round Featured in Somerset Studio Magazine in the Fall of 2013! Make it yours!I am introducing my first Scary- Go – Round. The figures are original, hand sculpted creations mounted on a very large antique, wooden spool. The characters of the ghost and owl are repeated around its inner diameter for color and shape balance. The much larger figurine on top is a very happy and excited Mr. Can de’ Corn! Mr. Corn wears an eight layer ruffle around his neck that incorporates about a third of a yard of fabric! Each fabric laver is color coordinated with a mix of Halloween prints echoed by the smaller ghost figures. Poor little owls…no ruffle for them!



 As usual, I have taken this primitive piece and added a little bling using different colored crystals for a sparkling effect. Even Prim pieces need a little bling sometimes. If you get to close to me when I’m blinging up a storm…you just may get blinged too! This piece is made to turn or spin, revealing a different little ghost and owl at every turn. The whole piece is mounted on a base that rotates on a turning device. He was a lot of fun to design and I hope he brings a little giggle to your day!
He is 15.5 X 7 X 7 
Cost is $395.00 plus $25.00 shipping
International Buyers please contact me for shipping expense to your location.

  carolynsmith906@gmail.com

As Always,

Love and Friendship,

Carly Anne
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Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Envelope, Please!!!

Winners Announced!!!

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1st prize goes to Jean Berryessa and is a Candy Corn Spool ghoul
2nd prize goes to Joyce Mayer and is good for 50.00 off any item currently for sale in my Etsy shop or in my Selling Album on Witches of Giggleswick FaceBook (expires Sept 1st 2014)
Winners, please contact me at carolynsmith906@gmail.com to claim your prize!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Give-Away Re-Do Starts Now


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Give-Away Redo Starts June 1st That means NOW! I ask for your patience and understanding…I’ve only done one of these by myself and I messed this one up big time! Please read on:
Well, I couldn’t figure it out…have a give-away and only a handful of people came. I had two good friends review my Give-away and give me some advice…and I’m taking it. They both said I had too many rules and that some of the steps were just too hard to do.
Also that I needed to have a “redo” of my give-away to give those who felt they didn’t stand a chance against my “Wall of Rules” a chance to participate (don’t worry, those that entered will be given credit!). So here is what we are going to do:
*For the few who entered the first time around, you do NOT need to re-register
*this Give-Away will be bigger and better! 1st place is the candy Corn Spool Ghoul and 2nd place is 50.00 dollars off any item currently in my Etsy store! So everyone has two chances to win!  Expires August 1, 2014
*I will keep this give Away SIMPLE! Please forgive me for making the previous rules too many and too hard to do.
*This time there will be only two rules:
1) Follow my blog (see “join this site” by scrolling down on the right side-bar
2)Leave a comment I have one request…that you “Like" Boggy Bottom Bayou on Facebook, but you don’t have to in order to enter. My Link is https://www.facebook.com/boggybottombayou To get started, my blog link is right here! http://boggybottombayou.blogspot.com/ Hope to see you there!
Winners Announced June 15th
Love and Friendship Always,
Carly Anne
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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Bat Update!

A Work in Progress



Well, it seems like I haven't put a "Work in Progress" (WIP) piece lately ...so here goes...My large bats (I have 3 sizes!) ...guess I like bats! I didn't ever NOT like them, but realized, after posting a board on Pinterest called "Cute Bats" that I must Love bats! So do other people...especially women, are re-pinning my cute bats! Anyway, 

I think I was saying...My large bats are almost finished. This one just needs the base finished and attached to the spring!








Love and Friendship
Always,

Carly
Anne

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Available for Purchase!

Available for Purchase!

Simon









Simon is part Paper Mache and part soft sculpture doll.  He stands about 23-inches tall and about 14-inches when sitting.  His body is made of muslin that has been stuffed and weighted for sitting.  Simon’s arms and legs are detailed in acrylic paint and lightly wired for posing and holding very light objects.  His legs can also be positioned to sit in different ways. In addition, he displays very well standing with the use of a doll stand. Sometimes, after shipping, the weight bag inside shifts a little and one may have to set the doll down with a little “thump” to reposition the weights.

Simon’s hat is fashioned as a leaf cap from paper clay and hand painted just like his head. He wears a wide ruffled collar with five layers of fabric that color-coordinate with the rest of his attire.  His fashionable shirt is in a bright gold with purple flower fabric with a contrasting lapel of orange double ruffle and ribbon trim with shiny glass beads.  Sleeves are embellished with purple lace that is edged in tiny green crystals.  His purple plaid pants are cuffed with orange ruffle and match his lapel.

Simons Purple vest is his show piece! Felt flowers are adorned with hand beaded accents above satin stems.  It is trimmed in metallic multi-colored rick-rack.
His little boots are larger around than his skinny little legs, and are accented with orange, shiny tinsel and little bright faceted gold beads.  Simon carries a rather Large Jack-o-lantern to light his way at night.
Simon may go home with you for 155.00 FREE SHIPPING

Simon would love to go home with you!

Please contact me for purchase at carolynsmith906@Gmail.com

Love and Friendship Always,

Carly Anne