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Allan graduates! Masters of Science!
Masters in Engineering from CU!!!
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!
Spirits in Sanford 2012
Spirits Cat Poster
Click Crow to See Spirits in Sanford 2013
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.
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.
Yes Everyone!!! Esmeralda is finished and along with a few others, is off to Art Doll Quarterly! Please wish us luck! Here are a few pictures of her, including her little boy Jeremiah, who was featured in my Art Doll Quarterly article last fall. Hope you enjoy!
I have had so much FUN with her...she was a joy to make!
Well Everyone...my very first standing doll is finished and I hope you like her! Her name is Punkin' Bunnie and she is ready for the Anthropomorphic Challenge being conducted by Art Doll Quarterly this Fall (August)! Wish her luck!
Punkin’ is part paper Mache and part soft
sculpture doll. She stands 29.5-inches
from base to ears. Her body is made of muslin that has been stuffed and
weighted for sitting. Punkin’s arms and legs are detailed in acrylic paint and
lightly wired for posing and holding very light objects. Her legs are wooden
dowels to achieve a steady standing position.
Lower legs and feet are sculpted, painted muslin and rest on a sturdy
Punkin’s bonnet is orange felt topped with a
small shiny bead. It is embellished with crystals, ribbon, and lace.
Coordinating bodice and sleeves are made of a 100% cotton Harlequin pattern
fabric with a purple sparkle overlay of tulle. Her collar is made with five
layers of different cotton Halloween prints that echo the colors in her stylish
outfit. Orange, rhinestone buttons and lime green metallic rick rack are added
accents, Sparkling crystals are applied one by one on much of her lace trim.
Her peplum is of wide black Venice lace that
has been elaborately studded with crystals. Her skirt is a beautiful black and
purple striped satin. Punkin’s skirt is layered at the hemline with five
different trims! She wears lavender
pantaloons trimmed with ruffled black and gold lace with little bat “garters”
near her knees.
Punkin’ carries a metal sign advertising her
pumpkins for sale on one arm and holds her prized Jack-O-Lantern on the other. She stands next to her little friend Hoots,
sitting on a magical bejeweled pumpkin.
I hope you enjoyed Punkin's "work in progress" over these last weeks (see previous posts) and thank you for following along on my never ending Adventure in Clay!
I cannot begin to say what an honor this is and how special I feel...to be chosen by two such accomplished Artists and a jury of other artists is beyond words....Please read on...
Meet the Producers
Most artists can relate to the fact that the urge to create begins at a very early age and I am no exception. I was born in San Antonio Texas and graduated from the University of Texas in 1993 where I studied painting and art history. I began my career in art working for the film industry in Hollywood California as a production designer. My journey eventually led me to become a children's book illustrator. I have illustrated over 15 children's books, and I am the licensed artist for the Splat the Cat ICR books. I own and operate Grimm Grinz Studio where I like to satiate my love for all things Halloween by creating character sculptures.
I was born and raised in Texas and I'm living in beautiful Kenmore, WA. I come from a creative family and was exposed to gardening, music, art and crafting at an early age. I studied architecture/art/horticulture in college and have worked in several industries, including Real Estate development and Corporate Events.
Currently, I am a co-owner of Halloween & Vine in Petaluma, CA, I work an 8-5 job, make creations in my studio, Runamuck Studio , and am co-owner of Hallowbaloo.
about it!!! Also please go to Halabaloo Facebookand like their page. There you will see some of these fabulous Artists works and get a dynamic view of the show as it develops and moves toward September 20th 2014 and the culmination of this wonderful adventure.
Here are updates on Esmeralda , one with her son,Jeremy, who was featured in ADQ Fall 2013 and Punkin' Bunnie...Wish them luck...still have lots to do.
Please let me know if you like getting the "Work In Progress" updates..with each one, I am giving you a little piece of my heart to you! Please come visit me at https://www.facebook.com/boggybottombayou and "like" my page!
OK...I have an update for you, my Pretties! Punkin' is put together for a trial here to see if everything fits....balances to the eye and just to see if she will please just stand up...AND SHE DOES! Thank the Good Lord! Let me know what you think! What is everyone doing today? I'm afraid I'll be doing submissions until they are out the door!
Yesterday, my three guys...I have 4, but one is in Colorado, well, they gave me a belated Birthday dinner...Matthew (middle child) was the Chef (boy can he ever cook!0 and he made stuffed flounder in a creamy sauce...stuffing was panko breadcrumbs and lump crab meat and seasonings with shallots YUM! We also had snow crab. Gary baked my cake (DH) We had a great time!!!
Hi everyone! Today I'm going to give you an update on my opera singing frog, Esmeralda! This post won't have that awful white background to it!!! Found out how to fix it!!!
She is coming right along...made her a "damsel in distress" style hat as I thought it looked kinda "Opery" (yes I just made that word up!) also think the feather boa works for her...what do you think...please comment and let me know!!! Also, Witches of Giggleswick on Facebook is featuring my art right now and LeeAnn has made me an Album of some of my very best pieces!!! Please go to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Witches-Of-Giggleswick/1438375269725632
and "like" the page and my Album....much appreciated!!! Thank you in advance for your support!!! As Always, Love and Friendship, Carly Anne
OKay...what am I up to today??? Well, I got one show submission sent off and one to go! Still working on ADQ submissions...today I will be working on the bases to my new standing dolls...WOW they are a lot of work, but I am really enjoying them!!! Here is a sneak peek of Esmeralda! She is an Opera singing frog!
As usual, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!!!
Looking for the August Tutorial? See August 1st Post!
Spirits in Sanford this October 4th and 5th! Halloween Fun!
Join us on our Facebook Group Page August 31st - October 31st!! Handmade Art Fair Members will be posting their latest creations for the season! https://www.facebook.com/groups/halloweentrunkshow/
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A special note to all my followers on my blog. I’m trying to get the word out that Google completely lost my followers, so I’m having to start over. Please, even if you’ve signed up before…please re-follow and for all those 1st timers…Welcome!