Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Friday, June 14, 2013

the #adoption process; counting the cost

When I was in Haiti a five years ago in the orphanage where
we were adopting from

  (the little girl we were in process of adopting)

I met another adoptive mama   
there meeting her little girl for the first time!
(I got to witness the beauty of it!)
She is a beautiful spunky gal
that is now on her 3rd adoption
of a little boy Belief  (from Congo).
She also has 3 young boys at home.
(she is going for a 6 pack~ LOL)

I know all too well the cost (and heartbreak) of adoption
Here is where love dolls began~
When I first met Dieunka, she didn't have any toys
so I made her a doll

the back story of
which if you are a long time reader
or know me in real life
know ended in unfortunate heartbreak
by someone we called a friend
(due to fraud, long painful story)
the adoption process is not an easy journey! 

I don't want to ruin the happiness of  Melanies' current adoption
(So the TELLING of my story is for another day) 

Mels' family is working hard to fund raise
and I'd like to help them
(and its healing for me to make these dolls for the purpose of adoption)

so I've made this art doll
(she has been named Zoe)
that she is going to raise $ with~

The stages of her birth
(and her adoption story coming soon)

There is another to come as
I'm making her another doll as well.
Pictures coming soon~

Sunday, June 9, 2013

What is a #Hipster? or Pop Culture #Embroidery

I had to get a googlecation
(educated by google)
on what a hipster is?

I obviously needed to know
I mean I recently seen #hipster
tagged on a friends instagram...
which drew me to the ?
err What is a hipster?

my first hit landed me here

hmmm..then I clicked onto
the video below.
hey I kinda like the groove~
uhhuh getting a better understanding

Then I start reading the comments below the video.
hipsters got haters
then I accidentally hit something
and the video below 
interrupted the first video

Right when they were getting interviewed on the street
My fan in the RV kicked on and I couldn't hear
so I had to go plug in the external speakers 
then go back to hear what they said~
Can I conclude hipsters don't want to be hipsters?
*scratches head*
After watching the video, pausing at the drama of hipsters
I realized
I was actually in the middle
of searching pop culture embroidery
because I'm photographing
my original
embroidery designs  
and don't know what to label them as..
when I realized I know nothing 
about Pop Culture
  and/or what a hipster is, nor how to label myself.

HMMMM Does that make me a hipster?
Ehhh probably not because I'm 42.
(uh I think)
 Sheesh my mind is as tangled as my embroidery floss.

Stay tuned my original embroidery designs
 coming up next.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Frida Kahlo guitar Assemblage& State of Decay Polaroids

This is an older piece but one of my favorite assemblages still to date.
My oldest son reclaimed the thrown away guitar 
proudly bringing it to me to "make art with".
He was about 8 at the time. (now 18)

My sons are so sweet~ 

My grandma has these beautiful peonies
and my sweet youngest son (14) picked me some.

It's been rainy and cool
which is always my favorite painting days

 so I'm working on 
    Polaroid paintings.

Life is beautiful!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Live like a Warrior~ performed by Rachel Nicole

Vote here for my beautiful friend Rachel Nicole

when she wins she gets to
  perform “Live Like A Warrior” on stage with Matisyahu.
 Performance will be filmed and featured
 on Matisyahu’s online properties.
(can vote 3X a day!)

Thursday, May 30, 2013

You can't advance without adversity! This is MY DESTINY!

Love for hate. 

Anyone can return love when appreciated and loved in return. 
There is no power in that!
What extra ordinary are you doing?

My story of what walking this out has done
 through the faithfulness and power of a MIGHTY God~


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Seriously Who doesn't love Free ART! Coloring Art Zine Giveaway via Instagram -Facebook

If you have an instagram
    and want to be entered in the giveaway
repost, tag #iWANTit & #foundthingsart
and go 
comment here with 
your username ie: @foundthingthingsart
so we can follow you

I will be drawing 2 winners starting 
for a total giveaway of 12 zines!