small stories studio

" In contemplation of created things, by steps we may ascend to Heaven."

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

I wish you all a joyous, prosperous and wondrous New Year!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

I wish you all a joyous, wondrous, magical holiday season!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

My favorite xmas decorations are..

the old figured Christmas candles. They remind me of my childhood Christmas'. My mom had a whole collection of them and unfortunately they were discarded so now I am always on the lookout for pieces to rebuild a new collection! They just make me smile!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Winter and Christmas Work

I have finished up some new winter pieces and small hanging pieces that can be used as ornaments. If you would like to take a look stop by here and see the photos,prices and sizes of all available pieces. There is free shipping on all. If you have any questions or are interested in purchasing anything just send me an email at thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours. Enjoy the day, the food and being with friends and families!

Friday, November 20, 2009

A Wicked-ly good time

Yesterday, I went with my mom and daughter to see the musical Wicked. I tried years ago to get tickets and was not able and this time when they came back I vowed to get tickets no matter what!
I have read the Wicked trilogy, and cried like a baby after the first one because the story touched me so much. So of course, I ended the show by crying again! Are there any other Wicked fans out there? If you are not I urge you to read one of the books or see the musical, you will not be disappointed!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Antique show finds

Sunday was my day to go to the monthly Olde Stark Antique Fair, one of my favorite shows. I managed to find these amazing photos and jewelry pieces A bag of mica flakes and this sweet little church
and one of my best finds ever, a deck of 175 playing cards, all dirty and grungy just like I like them. I think I even let out a squeal when I first saw them!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Wonderful in wool

My friend and fellow Earth Angel ,Valerie Weberpal, has some wonderful new winter creations on her blog, if you have a moment please stop by and check them out.

There are the colorful all wool scarfs and adorable snowman necklaces ,plus much more! I love them all !

Monday, November 9, 2009

Mark your calendars!

I am so excited to be able to be a part of the Paris to the Moon show that is coming up in Dec. I won't be there in person but I will be there in spirit and with new work. If you are in CA and in the Costa Mesa area please stop by and meet some of the Earth Angels!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A rare occurence

I have 2 cats Riley (he is black) and Maggie (she is gray) that are always at odds with each other. Today there was a moment of peace while they both shared a spot on their favorite cushion. Riley even shared his favorite white mouse with Maggie. Did this peace last, alas it did not, but I enjoyed it for the few minutes it did!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

My new friend

Sorry I have been away from blogland for a while, but I caught that nasty flu bug that is going around and it has knocked me for a loop! After a couple of weeks I am now starting to feel almost back to normal (or as close to normal as I will ever

While recuperating I won my very first giveaway ever! Tina at tinybear sent me this adorable little bear named Miss Libbit. I cannot believe my luck that I won this amazingly sweet little bear. She definitely brightened my day and I just want to thank Tina for letting her come and live with me. She is such a talented artist and I am so honored to have a piece of her work in my home. Thank you so very much Tina!! Just look at this sweet face.........
Well, I thought she looked a little lonely so I dressed her up with a little bow pin and set her in a little tart tin and put her next to my favorite dolly so that she will have a friend to talk to! I hear them chatting away all the time!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Another birthday wish

I have another important birthday wish to share and that is for my daughter Callie who turns 21 today! I have been battling the flu and missed out on her celebration last night but I hope that we can celebrate together as soon as I am feeling better.

I can't believe my sweet little girl has made it to such an important milestone birthday. Where have the past 21 years gone! I have been so blessed to be able to be her mother, life has not always been easy for her but she is such a strong woman who perserveres and her smile just melts my heart every time I see it.

So Happy 21st Birthday to my little CayCay!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Birthday Wishes

14 years ago today my baby boy was born. So today I wanted to wish him a very special Happy Birthday.
Whenever I read part of the poem Life Sculpture by William Doane, I always think of my son Wyatt so I thought I would share those words:

Chisel in hand stood a sculptor boy
With his marble block before him,
And his eyes lit up with a smile of joy,
As an angel-dream passed o'er him.

He carved the dream on that shapeless stone,
With many a sharl incision:
With heaven's own light the sculpture shone -
He'd caught that angel-vision.

Happy Birthday Wyatt!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Antique show finds

Saturday my son and I attended an antique show in Canton Oh and I was lucky enough to find a few things, some great photos and tintypes A couple of old school books, some metal pieces

a great little fabric coin purse and bits of jewelry, all in all a good day!

Friday, October 2, 2009


I just finished up a few new Halloween pieces that are available for purchase. Just click on my link at the top left to see them in better detail. If you have any questions or are interested in purchasing one just drop me a line at Happy Halloween!!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

The wonderful Country Living Fair

I am back after 4 days spent in Columbus at the Country Living Fair. It was such a great experience and I was so lucky to meet so many wonderful people. The weather was beautiful and the smells of barbecue and kettle korn kept me drooling all day Here are some of the many pics I took of my fellow Earth Angel Artists. Here is a view of my booth... The amazing jewelry of Dara DiMagno with Dara busy at work.
The beautiful art of Debbee Thibault

Stunning paintings by Jennifer Lanne

Bears, bunnies and birdies of Pat Murphy

The colorful creations of Leslie McCabe

The whimsical world of Jody Battaglia

Valerie Weberpal's adorable creations

Earth Angels super Sue who kept the show running smoothly for all of us!

The art of the one and only Laurie Messeroll

Jill Weiner's creative pottery pieces

Debbee and Jill pose for the camera!!

My apologies to Letty, Diana and Roseanna, my pics of your amazing art did not come out, that darn camera of mine!!!!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Off to the Fair

Tomorrow morning I will be heading to Columbus to set up for the Country Living Fair that will be held Fri. Sat and Sunday. If you are in the area please stop by and say Hello! Here are some of my favorite pieces that I will have there.

I will try and take lots of pics to share the fair with those who can't be there!!