Thursday, December 31, 2009







I can't believe how fast the holidays breeze right by. Christmas was wonderful....it just went to fast. Took a few pics of the house to savor the holiday spirit. Santa was very good to the little pixie. Guess she's not that little anymore. She was thrilled. Without her, Christmas would have been really tough, since it was my first without Mom. Seeing the beautiful smile on the pixie's face, just lights up my heart. Grandma would have been proud. More pics soon..... after I finish reading the instructions (for the first time in my life) of my new camera. Thanks Santa!
Jane



Sunday, November 15, 2009




The Beautiful Kitty



Today the Pixie and I went out in search of lovelies. We came across a stuffed dog made of Tibetan lamb and I said Claud doesn't she look like my kitty? She agreed but not as cute. As we were talking a lady next to us asked what does your kitty look like. As I started to tell her she began to tell me exactly what my kitty looked like. She also said she would be interested in buying her. Well this is the story of the kitty. At 18 I went to work for a man....who was the most talented, kindest guy you'd ever meet. Besides dabbling in my art work, I am a hairdresser by day. He was the owner of the salon. Danny..... Danny was the first and only American to be the #1 hairstylist in the world. (believe it or not there's a Championship similar to the Olympics) This mans only goal was to make people feel good about themselves. With his gentle smile and kind soul he could manage to make the worst day seem bright. It was a gift. I was 18 when we met and Danny was 32(I think). I remember thinking oh how old he was.(HE HE) When we met I was a makeup artist and had no plans at that time to go work as a hairstylist, I was happy just freelancing, I was young ya know. Well that was until Danny, he said come to my salon and we'll talk. As I said I had no interest. The next day my phone rang and it was him. I didn't give him my phone # he happened to talk about me to someone who knew me and they gave him my #. That evening I went to the salon after some gentle persuasion by Dan. Well the rest was history he had me working by his side that night. This story may sound a little weird...that there was some strange connection between us...but no... we were just friends. He was like a father to me and my best friend. Dan was a married man and at the time I never really knew his wife very much because she was kinda behind the scenes. They were a very successful couple and pretty wealthy.....now years have past, we've taken art classes together vacations with my husband(that's another story) we're just buddies, like minded people....this is where I get to the kitty..He always bought his wife beautiful gifts. Some of which she loved and some of which she didn't. I remember when he bought her the kitty....thinking oh my gosh Danny it's so beautiful, she's gonna love it. I never really talked to him much about it again until about five years later , I'm probably about 30 at the time and Dan in his mid forties. Dan tells me he's having an estate sale at his house because he and his wife are moving. He asks me if I'll come over and help them price some of the items. So of coarse I go over. To my surprise everything in the house has a price tag on it. I'm the kinda girl who has sentimental feelings about so many old things I just couldn't imagine this. So I'm looking around checking price tags trying to help them and I convince them not to sell their dining room set. It was absolutely beautiful. His wife still thanks me to this day. So as I'm looking around I spot the kitty with a price tag of $25.00. I look at Dan and say you have got to be kidding me!!!! He looks back at me and says she never really liked it anyway. I was devastated, I felt sorry for him and I also felt sorry for the kitty. I mean no disrespect to his wife, there are all kinds of people. I just couldn't stop thinking about the kitty but I felt weird asking if I could buy it so I said nothing. I helped them with the pricing then I got on my way. Well when I got in my car sitting in the passenger seat was my lovely kitty who I cherish with all my heart. Unfortunately about a year later my best friend Dan had a heart attack and passed away. I have so many wonderful memories of him and boy do I miss him. This posting of the pictures is for Dory who I met today. Dory I'm sure you would love her very much but there isn't a price in the world that I could take for her. She means a lot to me but thank you anyway. If I ever come across another one I will get in touch with you for sure. If it's inexpensive I'll just buy it and contact you.



Jane

Saturday, October 3, 2009






A little under the weather this week. Feeling pretty crumby, finally pulled myself of the couch to do a little art. This bracelet looks a lot nicer in person the designs on it are rich brown they look kinda reddish in these pictures. Need a new camera!!! Or better yet need to learn to take better photos. I made this on suede with lots of yummy vintage findings.


Monday, September 28, 2009

Does this ever happen to anyone?????



The hubby says this happens to me because I'm unorganized....Bla bla bla.This happens to me because I get lost in the moment, I keep adding things and needing other supplies and so on. You know creating is magic the muse takes over...It's my sanity, so I may be a little messy who cares!!! Well after cleaning up the studio, I decided to open photoshop elements for the first time. Knowing that I have very little knowledge of my computer I thought it can't be that difficult. Wow that was a challenge. It was quite scary. I went a little crazy. Lots to learn. He thinks that picture of my studio is unorganized. Check out photoshop gone wild. I tried a lot of brushes just to get the feel. This is gonna take some practice!




Saturday, September 26, 2009

Claudia



















This is Claudia, she's my baby. Claudia is the pixie of a Pixie and a Gypsy. She's my partner in crime and definitely an old soul. This is Halloween last year. I'm back tracking since I've had this blog for about a year and been ya know in the weeds to say the least. We're in crunch time now working on the new Halloween costume. She takes Halloween very seriously. I'm also involved in a Halloween Swap with the same group of girls plus a few more from the 4th swap. I can't wait to see the goodies. Halloween gets hairy but it's always a lot of fun!!!!!

Bye for now,

Jane



Friday, September 25, 2009

These are my little sweeties that I made for a 4th July ornament swap. I posted this for my friend JoAnna http://mosshillstudio.com/, she wanted to see them. She has been encouraging me to start blogging on a regular basis. So I'm gonna try and be a better blogger!!! I call these little girls May...like Cape May NJ which is a beautiful victorian beach town. That's all for now,
Jane


Thursday, August 20, 2009




Jennifer this is for you!!!!Check it out....it's amazing what you can find on the internet. Not a very good picture, much better in person. yup some smiles never change..HE HE HE

Monday, February 2, 2009

Well here I go..... My very first post....I've been a blog stalker for a very long time, and loving every minute of it. There are so many wonderful blogs out there, JoAnna of Mosshill Studio she is such a sweetheart. I love her ! There's Kecia of Lemoncholy's who is my new dear friend also from N.J. and here's a bunch of girls that I don't know personally but they are all fantastic.... Pam Garrison amazing journaling, Amy Hanna jewelry wow...Carol Spinski love her style . There's so many more.....Daisy Pink Cupcake pure inspiration...amazing pictures(I'm a white girl myself). I could go on and on but I won't I'll post a few more favs each day. Let me talk a little about myself (try not to fall asleep). I'm a bit of a jack of all trades master of none but I'm working on it. I love to spend time at the fleas and create all kinds of art with what I find. I'm a hairstylist by day mother, artist, and wife by night. Hoping soon to be blogger extraordinaire...HEHEHE. I'm gonna post a few of my favorite photos. Here I go.... Also some pics of the doll I created at Art Is You. The doll pictures are from JoAnna Pierotti's doll class. It was amazing. If you have a chance go over to her blog she'll be offering on online doll class. It will definitely be worth while!!!!








My Girls


My doll from art is you



I had so much fun making her!!!!!