Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Toy Soldier Trials

I'm learning that the heat isn't a ceramic mold pourer's friend. It has been over 100 degrees here lately and it hasn't made pouring easy. I've started pouring small things in my laundry room and am still having to manipulate a bit. I have this Toy Soldier mold that refuses to cooperate with me! My kids are thrilled because the less than perfect pieces will be cleaned, fired and given to them to paint! My last Toy Soldier looks like he's attempting to bow!

I haven't tried the large snowman that caused me so much grief last week. I've been using some of my energy to get some things painted. I hope to have a few more pictures posted here soon of completed items.

I've also decided to work more on a regular web page...with pricing and hopefully a shopping cart! I'll post the address for it here as soon as it is published.

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The Spirit Emerges

I started painting when I was a little girl. I didn't get really serious about it until I had a little girl of my own. At that time, I decided I wanted to give my family something of myself at Christmas, rather than always buying something. So, I made my Mom the "guinea pig". She received the first of my painted Santas. She loved them! Over the years, I started to include other family members...they have loved my work as well! They have inspired me to share my work with others...the result is this blog and soon my own website.

Painting Santas has been my favorite, but I have branched out to include Snowmen, Reindeer, Angels, and Ornaments. I'm working on some Halloween pieces and will have the pictures posted soon.

Check out my new website at!


Below are pieces I've done so far for Halloween...enjoy!

Again...if you want to own these little guys, email me at

Ghostly Pumpkins

Ghostly Pumpkins

Unpainted Bisque

Unpainted Bisque
Granny Angels

Eight Little Pumpkins

Ordering Information

If you see one of my pieces that you would like to own, please let me know. Since they are hand painted, they will be one of a kind. My email address for ordering information is Pricing varies, depending on the size of the piece and the details.

I will also have some unpainted bisque pictures posted soon. If you see one of those pieces you want painted or maybe want to paint yourself, just email me!