It's been another few months since my last post. As usual, a lot has happened. My mom has had a lot of dental issues, again, and we've been busy getting her set up with new appliances so that she once again chew food. After having another massive infection in February and two more teeth pulled, she was down to about 6 teeth left in her mouth. She's enjoying, once again, the ability to chew.
I've got a full year with events and medical issues. I had been planning to have surgery to correct my bad right arm and possibly some arthroscopic knee work, vend at Comicon and teach at Art Unraveled. My plans were blown out of the water recently with some female issues. I've been menopausal for the past 3.5 years, and recently started bleeding and cramping After much testing, probing, imaging, etc., I have found that I have an extremely fibrous tumor ridden uterus, but thankfully, no cancer. Tumors were starting to rupture causing the bleeding. I will be having a hysterectomy on Monday and hopefully taking care of that nuisance.
I was notified by the folks at Comicon a few months ago that I would not be getting in to vend until 2016. I stopped the harried pace I had been keeping, creating all new sculpts, and focusing on my health and Art Unraveled. Three days ago I received an email from the Comicon folks that they can indeed fit me in this year. Hallelujah, however, I lost two months of production time. Once again plans have been abandoned and I'm scrambling to finish work for Comicon which is at the end of May. I will only have an artist table this year, but plans are in the works for a larger booth next year. If anyone is attending Phoenix Comicon 2015, please stop by my table and let me meet you.
Our fixing up of our house is going at a snails pace, and though we want to list it in the next month or so, I think it's further out than that. I believe I'll be spending another blistering summer in this huge, costly house to air condition. We're already in the 90's and I'm not a happy camper!
I am also still preparing for the class I'm teaching at Art Unraveled in August. I hope you consider signing up for my class, I guarantee it's going to be a hoot. Check out all the classes here: www.artunraveled.com.
I hope this finds you all well, and that Easter is a true blessing for you.
I'm back to let you all know about something special. I'm very honored to announce that I will be teaching on opening day of Art Unraveled 2015, right here in Arizona on August 4th, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
My class, "Whimsical Altered Canvas Doll" is a class I created just for this event. Should you choose my class when the SITE is open, you shall be making one of three different dolls shown above. There's the Steampunk style, Mermaid, and two-sided Native Indian. You will not have to create them as I have as you have total creative freedom to create anything you wish. For example; if you order the Mermaid kit you are free to turn it into a fish or whale, whatever catches your fancy. You will learn how to use PaperClay if you are new to it, and many different ways of adding color and texture to canvas. It's going to be tons of fun and I promise to make you laugh and giggle along the way.
The Art Unraveled site should be opening soon, so keep checking back. I also encourage you to take some other classes as the artists are all amazing.
I hope to see you in my class and at all the events included in this wondrous event, especially the final day of the "BIG" sale.
I'm an over 50 year old mother of three, married, and disabled since 2003. I grew up surrounded by artists, and crafters and learned many types of medium. I am teaching out of my home and I hope to show and help others understand that their fears in the process of creation are needless. Creativity stems from the voice inside of you just waiting to burst outside the shell of fear. Whatever your creative voice says to you is your version of art.