Wednesday, September 30, 2009


For the month of October, I will have my Halloween carvings at the
Chelsea Gallery, 115 S. Main Street, Chelsea, MI 48118. Call for hours
at 734-475-1008. Their website is
It is a beautiful gallery with local artists' work, and it has a gorgeous
coffee bar. Gary and Doris Galvin are the charming owners and great
friends of our family. Please visit them and tell them I sent you.

Monday, September 14, 2009


I'm getting excited about Halloween because I am having so
much fun creating my new Halloween creatures. Afte
researching all of my old magazines (and there are a lot of
them!) for ideas from Halloween collectables, I have designed
carvings that use my carved pumpkins along with tin, wire
and antique spindles. I almost wish they won't sell, because
I love how they look in my house, and I have only a limited
number of spindles to use. Come see them at my fall show
September 19th & 20th. Lots of new carvings and good food!

Thursday, September 3, 2009



My annual fall and Halloween open house will be held
on Saturday, September 19, and Sunday, September 20
from 10-5 at my home at 5465 Conway Road, Chelsea,
MI 48118. I will have many new fall and Halloween items
as well as some new birds for the bird collectors, as well
as lots of crows, as usual. I'm also working on lots of new
pins and necklaces. The carvings are piling up high and I
need to stop carving and start painting soon! Hope to see
everyone there!


A good friend from Florida showed up one day
to look at my seaside carvings and went home
with an instant collection of 27 carvings! Lobsters,
crabs, fish, dolphins, flamingos, spoonbills, scallops,
sand dollars, mermaids, lighthouses, rays and more
all went home to Florida. I haven't carved so many
sea creatures at once in a long time and thought I
would have some left over for my fall show
September 19th and 20th, but she wiped me out!
(That's a good thing.) Now I am once again carving
more seaside items to replace them. I had forgotten
how much I love to carve most of them.