Friday, February 20, 2009

Jesus is Watching You

A burglar broke into a house one night. He shined his flashlight around, looking for valuables, and when he picked up a CD player to place in his sack, a strange disembodied vois echoed from the dark saying, "Jesus is watching You!"

He nearly jumped out of his skin, clicked off his flashlight and froze. When he heard nothing more after a bit, he shook his head , promised himself a vacation after the next big score, then clicked the light back on and began searching for more valuables.

Just as he pulled the stereo out so he could disconnect the wires, clear as a bell he heard, "Jesus is watching YOU!"

Freaked out, he shined the light around frantically, looking for the source of the voice. Finally, in the corner of the room, his flashlight beam came to rest on a parrot. "Did you say the? he hissed at the parrot.
"Yep," the parrot confessed, the squawked,:"I'm trying to warn you." The burglar relaxed. "Warn me, huh? Who are you?" "Moses", replied the parrot. "Moses?" the burglar laughed. "What kind of stupid people would name a parrot 'Moses'?" "Probably the same kind of people that would name a Rotweiller Jesus," the bird answered.

I found this stuffed in Mom's bible. Thought it was pretty funny.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Thought for Today

You know you're getting old when your grandchild asks you to close your eyes so she can give you a surprise and you don't wake up until the following afternoon.


Pumpkin Head

Here's a Pumpkin Head Candy Container that I've been working on. The gourd is sculpted Apoxi Sculpt. Fun stuff that.
I'm still not quite up to parr from my fall last week. Boy did I ever try and do myself in. Felt pretty sorry for myself to a few day, but I'm getting better each day now, so no one's going to have the pleasure of planting me for a while yet. Ha!

Friday, February 13, 2009

I'm not a well person right now!!!

OMG! I think I'm killed! I had to go to the dentist this morning and when I left her office I stepped in a hole on the sidwalk and fell really hard. I didn't think I would ever get to my feet again. Didn't break anything, but my knee is all swollen, I've pulled a muscle in my back, and messed up my neck again so that I'm going to have to do traction twice a day again for a while. I'm so mad at myself. I really didn't need this to happen right now. Whine! whine!

Oh well, I suppose I'll live. Sheese! Always something it seems.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Gourd Animal Ornaments

I almost forgot that I wanted to post phots of these ornaments that I just finished. These little gourds were of really strange shapes. What to do with them. This is what I came up with. They are all about 5-6 inches tall.

New Pieces

I've been a little busy with me gourds lately. I'm trying to get as much done as I can before we beging lambing. I'm not sure how much time I'm going to have after that.
These first photos are of a sculpted gourd Santa, of course, then my little garden Urchin, and a Witch called Bella.
I really like doing the gourds. They don't take near the time as an art doll or a full body sculpt.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Gourd Santa Ornaments

Well, you can see what I've been working on. I'm trying to get as much done as possible between now and lambing time. I imagine I'll have the men to cook for again this year so I won't have just lots of time to play.
These are pretty fun to do.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


I just finished these Victorian ornaments this afternoon. They are really embellished egg gourds. Amazing what you can do with gourds. Fun stuff. Anyway, I sort of liked them after they were done. The photos don't really do them justice. I painted the flowers on the gourds, then covered them with irridescent mini beads and embellishments.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I'm Back!!

My poor ol' hubby has had to have some surgeries and has not been really well for a while now. With that and helping out on the ranch I couldn't keep up with my blog here so I deleted it. Shuckydarn ! I shouldn't have done that. Now I've got to start all over again. Anyway, Ive uploaded some of my work but there is much much more. You can see my work on my website at These are my new passion. They are sculpted natural gourds. Fun to do and not nearly as involved as the figurative pieces. The faces are done with polymer clays. The bearding and embellishments are done with Apoxi Sculpt. Fun stuff that Apoxi Sculpt. They've been sealed so they can be placed out of doors.

Characters and Santas

The gent in the tub is Slim. Then Bubba, and The Sheepman. These are my Ranch Hands.

This Santa is Victorian Gold. I really liked his face.

Then there is a Medieval Father Frost, and my Western Santa, Christmas Goose. These ar just a few but there are many many more figuratives on my website.

Spirit Masks

Some of my Spirit Masks.
Thunder Walker,
Two Feathers

Dark Eagle,
Grey Fox

Running Fox

Portrait Figuratives of Historical Figures

The first photo is Quanah Parker, the last Comanche Chief.

This is Chief Ouray and Chipeta. Ute cheif and the other is one of the last survivors of the Little Big Horn.

Hiawatha and an Aztec Fire Dancer

Chief Tatanka Iyotanka (Sitting Bull) and Atsaensic. Atsaensic is from Iroquois mythology.
She is a full body sculpt from polymer clay.

Aria, an Angel. She is also a full body sculpt. Her wings are from a golden pheasant pelt.