Thursday, December 31, 2009

A new year with new vision of creating

Storybook Exhibit VII: Geppeto and Pinocchio

Artist: Tere Perry
Book: Pinocchio
By Carlo Collodi , Illustrated Lucy Covino

Isn't this a wonderful doll..... tomorrow I begin sketching my ALPHABET DOLL for a new miniature club project!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

New York City Holiday store window love miniatures too

from"Cinderella" window display
from "Rumpelstiltskin" window display
from window depicting " Goldilocks and the Three Bears"

How surprised one can be when you realize Macy's, Saks, Barney's- just a few of New York's famous stores use miniatures in their holiday window displays.

Friday, December 25, 2009

And it was only 9:30 AM

just a few picture from christmas morning - at 9:30 am..
breakfast - the famous "Kentucky Hot Brown" ....
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Thursday, December 24, 2009

A priceless christmas miniature gift

I was very fortunate to be the recipient of this wonderful rocking bear made by my dear friend, Roberta. She is a member of my Bluegrass Miniature Society Club of Lexington and is a remarkable miniaturist.
Christmas sometimes brings you a gift, that leaves you speechless, well, this little rocking bear left me with no words. Just awe! I shall truly cherish this gift forever.
Roberta, also, shares my love for wonderful music that somehow reaches into your mind.. takes you often to a tranquil place, to happiness, brings back memories. Music can make you laugh, make you cry and I say, "wish upon a star". I must thank her also, for sharing with me the music of Chris Botti.. I have added some of his music here for you to listen to.

Roberta, thank you for making this a special Christmas. The music and this rocking bear have reached into my soul and I am so very thrilled to say you are my friend. I cherish your friendship. To all the ladies of my miniature club, I say "thank you" I cherish each of you and our friendship- what a wonderful group of ladies they are. My love to all of you!

Happy Holidays one and all and may you receive that gift that leaves you speechless. What a wonderful feeling.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Bluegrass Miniature Society Holiday Party

The Bluegrass Miniature Society Holiday Party was wonderful... filled with laughter and delight. Add to that a wonderful meal, CHOCOLATE, gifts that brought delight and a white elephant exchange which was the best ever for laughs.
These ladies are dear friends, which have made my new Kentucky home feel as if I have known them forever. I delight in their friendship and admire their talents. Our 2010 year is filled with activities/projects and fun!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

I am home for the holidays.

I have just returned home from being in Virginia doing a wonderful one day art show. Lots of Santas have new homes!
Now ,it is my time to get really ready for Santa to arrive here...
I had a wonderful time in Virginia- laughs, shoppings, new places, new things, visiting with my dearest of friends with more stories than I could ever tell or stories you would believe. Never a dull moment when you are with me..
this weekend 2 miniature holiday parties - one in Louisville and then to return to Lexington by 6 pm for my own club's party, don't we love this time of year for friends and families.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Great American Dollhouse Museum -Danville, Ky

I attended the holiday open house and storytelling event held at the Great American Dollhouse Museum in Danville, Kentucky. I wanted to share with you just a few of pictures I took that evening of the dollhouses, special exhibits decorated for the holiday season.

Lori Kagan- Moore, the museum's curator, has a collection of dollhouses and miniatures that tells the story of american dollhouses from the past to the present. Add wonderful miniatures, miniature dolls and much more which takes you anywhere one can imagine in the land of make believe.

If you are just built or received your first dollhouse , a collector of vintage or the collector of today's detailed miniatures this is a museum you need to visit.

The museum's website tells you much more of the story behind Lori's collection and her
journey in opening this museum. The museum will ever be changing and Lori's goal is make this museum a place for any one who has an interst in dollhouses and miniatures - and for the traveler who is looking for a very unique place to visit. A perfect place for boys and girls, young and old, the collector and the non collector to wander and look.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Great American Dollhouse Museum Holiday Open House

I wanted to share a few pictures sent to me by Lori Kagan-Moore ,the curator of the Great American Dollhouse Museum in Danville, Kentucky. The pictures show of how the exhibits have been set up for some holiday fun. I am anxious to see the entire museum and jion in on the festivities.

I will be attending the museum's Holiday Open House this Saturday and wanted to share with you Lori's information. If you live in the area, please stop by as I am sure this is going to be a fun event.

Christmas Storytelling Festival and Party at the Museum!

Join theatre professionals Patrick Kagan-Moore, Will Johnston and Sean Cook for an evening of funny, suspenseful, and heartwarming family holiday stories at The Great American Dollhouse Museum!


Enjoy delicious holiday appetizers and fresh-baked dessert treats!

See the museum in the evening, all decked out for the holidays, including special exhibit “Christmas 1959”, a row of six lavishly decorated retro shops. Another special display includes Santas through the ages, and a display of Victorian toys shows what you might have found under the tree in 1890!

The party is Saturday, December 5, 6:30 to 9:00. Storytelling starts at 7:30. Advance ticket purchase recommended as storytelling seating is limited to 60. Adults 9.00, students and children 7.00. Phone reservations with credit card 859.583.8000 or drop in during regular museum hours, Tuesday through Sunday 11 to 5:00.