Life is good.

This was taken fifty years ago today.  (And printed a month later, as they still took rolls of film to the drugstore.)  I put it on my business cards and shop headers as a reminder that we all have to start somewhere.  So far, fifty-one is maybe even better than fifty.

Hope your week is fabulous, dahlinks.

jdconwell art dolls

Had enough of Blogger, and Happy Birthday Schultz!

After years of Blogger, I have decided to export the blog to another site--some study still required to decide where.  I don't have anything against Blogger, except for the frustration of "losing" my reading list every time I log on.  But it's time to move on.  For those five or six people who actually read my blog (smile guys and wave hi!) I will be sure to post a forwarding address.

In the meantime, it's Schultz's ninth birthday, so...some pictures of him.  Have a great Friday!

Vicious beastie, killing poor Bert.

He came to live with us as a seven week old puppy.

Sometimes his back feet would come off the floor, then slowly descend as his tummy filled. 
Helping Dad get ready for work.

So snuggly.
With his foster cat and best bud, Waylon.
With his sweetheart, Annie.
With his sister, chew toy and roommate, Willie.
We are blessed to have this fellow share our home.

Working on orders and some new faces.

I spent this last weekend cleaning out the studio (again) and moving all the doll class stuff out of the dining room where it had begun to take over (again).  The studio is so functional now that it's really a pleasure to work in there.  My mother-in-law (wave hello MJ!) would probably still have an anxiety attack upon entering, but to those of us bent this way, it's wonderful!  Haha!

So the last couple of days have been about finishing some Molly Dolls, a small Izannah, a large Izannah, and several character dolls.  I'm working to improve the hands-on art doll class, and getting ready for the online class that will begin in November.

Here are some faces I've been working on, and the dolls my students made in last week's class--they still need arms and legs and clothes!

"Jack Frost" doll in the making.

Molly Doll

Phil's favorite.

My art doll using the mask I include in my hands-on class.

Joann's Doll

Laura's Doll


Hope your week is progressing as you'd like it to!