Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Some new work and other randomness...

 Well, I suppose it had to happen sometime. I've been getting a lot of spam comments on this blog, so I've switched to moderating comments. Naughty spammers.

Remember this can? I do. We always ate Spam when we went camping. And I LIKED it. Salt and fat, I guess.
I wanted to share what I get to see everyone morning at about 6:30 a.m., up at the bus stop with my youngest (who isn't so young any more). We just had the truck washed, so the sunrise is reflecting off of the hood. Looks like an abstract painting.

I finished two little skelly pirate dolls. They look like they're waiting to go to the dentist. Slightly anxious.

And I finished one dancing skelly painting. This is the 'before'.

And this is the 'after'. The colors are much brighter that these in person, but you get the idea. Happy skeletons dancing in a graveyard with a little church in the background. There's a dog skeleton hopping around, and a tiny cat skeleton sitting on top of a tombstone.

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to get back into collage and this little dog popped into my head. I used paper (tissue paper, scrapbook paper, and doilies), fabric remnants, and lots of gel medium. I used my brand spanking new inktense pencils, too. 

I was on Facebook and saw this trailer. Part of me wants to live this small. Just chuck out everything that doesn't fit in something this size. Of course, once the DH and I squeeze in here, there would be no room for my art supplies, so I'd need to drag another trailer behind me. A studio trailer. And another trailer for my dogs and cats to play in. 
And I am betting kids and guests won't fit in here with me and the DH.
Nope. I'd need a trailer train. 

They'll see me coming for miles. Toot! Toot! 
Happy creating!


  1. How fun to be riding in that trailer you speak of. Great pictures, love it and your skelly paintings and dolls. I know what you mean about wanting to live "small" so to speak. One accumulates too many "things" throughout life. Loved your post, fun and chipper. I could almost see a smile on your face, I know there was one on my face.:) Take care and have a great day.

  2. Oh I almost forgot, SPAM is so tasty. I love it!! I always take some to my mom when visiting as she loves it too. They sell it in single packages now too. Spam, spam, the magical spam. :)

  3. Love your new dolls and your paintings are wonderful as always. I want to live small too but would need a second small house just for my studio and I'd like mine to not move. ;0)

  4. You're having way to many creative moments! I think you must have gotten my share of them lately. I'm still working at getting better with my new pencils and think I'm improving and then I see that adorable dog and there goes all of my new gained confidence. Your skelly painting is fantastic and those two skelly pirates are way cute. BTW I think I'm going to have my carpenter son build me that trailer. Years ago when we lived in California I saw one along the same lines and wanted one then. I wouldn't want to have a train of them though. ;0) Have a great day. xox

  5. Love your new little things. The skelly & church piece is adorable :)

  6. Oh I am getting spammed to naughty spammers! I get my oldest out to the bus at that time as well. Some mornings it is really lovely. Not today no school icy and snowy roads. Love the newbies! We are downsized here but the boys keep growing I would love to upsize soon as they are just going to grow and not shrink! Lol

  7. Une jolie publication...
    Gros bisous.

  8. Oooh, lovely sunrise. And lovely artwork, m'lady. You are so talented.

  9. You are having lots of creative fun over there! Loving all your new stuffies and paintings.

    That trailer thingamajig is so much fun, love it!

    I dream of living a non-cluttered life but no matter how much stuff I get rid of, the pile doesn't seem to get smaller. What the hoohah is that all about?!

    Happy happy Hump day! xooxoxo

  10. Oh what a lovely morning...we had rain and sleet again today . You won on Barb's blog so you will have fun making something more to your style. I love the gypsy trailer! Wouldn't it be fun to caravan across the country...the warm country for now! Peace, Mary Helen

  11. Love the sunrise (my youngest is going to be 20 now and go into the rmy by next year ugh). Love the skellies and paintings also. Sorry been MIA. I would love to have that travel trailer also.


  12. Trailer train! I'd like to ride in one of those. If you let me ride, I'll bring you a can of Spam. I like Spam too. Sliced and fried...mmm. My kids think it's too salty.

    Your quip about the dolls waiting to see the dentist cracked me up! Hahaha, so cute. And your dancing skellies are awesome. Dog skelly -- totally cool!

    LOVE your collage! Whoa, that's wonderful!

  13. I love the photo, it certainly does resemble an abstract painting. Your dolls and paintings are quite wonderful. It's always a pleasure to see what you have been up to.

  14. HAHAHA!!! Nice post!!!
    Love the idea of a trailer train guess I would need one too!.
    I always carry a lot in my suitcase too, haven't learned to travel light in those 28 years I fly. I always joked about needing a trailer instead of a suitcase ;)
    Love the skeleton painting and the doggie and the dolls and the picture is magical!
    My gosh you are on a creative roll dear! I am still in hibernation :(

  15. What a gorgeous sunrise! You have been so productive! Kudos to you! That is super that you are going to go back to college! That trailer is totally awesome! I would gladly downsize to it! I could make it work. Wishing you a day filled with sunshine!

  16. hee hee, trailer train, now that would be fun! how awesome is that trailer?! i love spam, but only when in hawaii where you can get it anywhere, i think spam musubi is the best!! and time spent with your son while watching a sunrise sounds like heaven. love your dolls always pam, they keep getting cuter and cuter. all your work is awesome. keep having fun and stay warm!

  17. the painting came out even more lovely than i knew it would! i love the little skelly plush ones too. yes! that is the "neverwas haul" (i think that's correct) and is one of my moste favorite things in the world! i keep telling the mister we WILL have a vardo one day, even though i know it won't be that cool. but, i would probably need a few of them as well...

  18. I'm giggling and I too want a trailer train. and i love the painting - i just love it!

  19. Hi Pam! It's been a long while but I was finally getting around to blog hopping some of my favorite peoples and here I am! Hope you are well! I love your doggy collage - it made me remember Leo Lionni and Eric Carle books, some of my most favorite. Add a trailer for me to follow . . . what an adventure you would lead!

  20. What a beautiful sunrise!!! Great shot, Pam.

    Your pirate dolls are adorable and I love your paintings! You are so multi talented, seems you can do everything :)

    Have a fab weekend!

  21. I really love your day of the dead paintings, very mexican folkart..which I love!!!
    I took "clara" to our grand daughter clara!!!!!!!!
    I think it will be a favorite of hers. Thanks again for the giveaway!!!!
    Happy st pat's !

  22. The dancing skellies painting is now my all time favorite! I absolutely love it!!!!
    I've been getting spammers too and had to cancel my trackbacks too. Bummer!


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