Thursday, July 22, 2010

ALERT: Hijacked Email

This is to alert you someone got a hold of my email and is sending spam to my contacts and members of my groups.  The emails are sex related.  There is no subject listed.  Do not click on the link provided; and, don't even bother opening it.  

Yahoo is currently fixing the issue; and, I am diligently attempting to resolve this, as well.  I apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.

Also, I'd like to thank everyone who has been sending me emails on how to stop this.  I haven't responded to anyone because I am afraid of sending anything out at this time.  Emails have been sent to the members of my groups.  When this clears up, I will post an update on my blog and will send another email out.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

New Series of Works in Progress

I have lots of new pictures to show you of dolls and some other works in progress. Before I post them, I would like to get cleaner shots so they are highlighted better. One series of dolls is coming out really nice. I'm painting the background of a patterned fabric with bright, beautiful colors. Then, I'm working on Mini-Worlds or perhaps "Inner Voices".  I'm not sure what the title will be for this other series. They are works created from the little mint tin cans, like the ones Altoids comes in.

Since pulling back on my emails and letting go of the pressure of keeping up with networking, I've been getting a lot of art done. I'm not rushed to meet deadlines and am lost in the process of creating. It feels GREAT! Although, I do miss interacting with a lot of people from my clubs. I've had to scale down, regroup and make some tough decisions.  I'm happier living a much more simplified life.

Creative Soul Food

Don't think about making art, just get it done. 
Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. 
While they are deciding, make even more art.

- Andy Warhol

Quote taken from "The Artist in the Office: How To Creatively Survive
and Thrive Seven Days a Week" by Summer Pierre

Monday, July 5, 2010

Free Scribbles Charity Pattern

Picture courtesy of CyndysDolls

Here's a free and fun pattern to use when making and donating dolls to charities.  CyndiS of CyndysDolls Main Site has generously shared this one with us.  She made it for the doll club she belongs to called The Guilded Lilies.  They sewed up over a hundred of these and donated them to Children Services in Columbus, Ohio.  This is a place where they take children where are removed from their homes. 

If your group decides to use this Scribbles Pattern, Cyndi would appreciate it if you take a picture and email it to her, with your group name and the charity name.  She'll post it on her website.  You can access her email address at this link: CyndysDolls Store Front under the section "Email Me" in the middle of the screen.

She also gave permission to everyone to share this pattern with others.