Thursday, December 17

Two of my very favorite artists...

Charles Twelvetrees! His work is amazing. My little "Pudgy Polly" girl I use in most of my logo artwork is a Twelvetrees character. His characters scream to me and in my head each of them are a character in a story. I have an entire room in my store that I call "Pudgy's Place"... I like to imagine that Pudgy lives there. This little guy reminds me of a kid who lives on a farm and doesn't have friends close by, but loves music so much that he will do whatever it takes to make music. Isn't he sweet?

Chiara Ann Blythe! Her work is amazing, too. Don't you love the little beard she put on Santa? She's six and a half now and never ceases to amaze me with her talents. I have piles and piles of my kids' artwork. I wish I was better at letting it go so my kids could create all the time. I am always more concerned with the mess they are going to make, so I say no far more often than I say yes when they want to do a project. Maybe that should be one of my resolutions for next year... to let them create and just close my eyes 'til it's over and then clean up the mess. They always make such wonderful things.


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  2. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, my dear... You are a wonderful creative spirit...and look what messes you make... ah, and me too... It just goes with it... turn 'em loose, and have them help with the clean up... it'll be worth it! And full of memories...
    Love, Barb C.
    p.s. tell Chiara, she can come write on my chalk board, anytime!!!!Great Job!

  3. Well, only I could push a button, and put out 3 comments.... I'm getting tired...
    Love ya dearly, now, my computer whiz, delete 2 of them...
    All my love, nitey nite!!!
    Barb C.

  4. I'm amazed at my g'childrens' artwork and they're constantly working on a "project". Now I have all of Allison's & the g'kids too. Just can't throw them away. Might as well give up & let them create. Jan

  5. By the way, I think Barb is starting to stutter. Me

  6. Very funny Jan...
    Polly, the computer whiz, was supposed to edit that...And clean up my mess!
    Polly, we have to talk, there is more to the story I wrote... Hope... what would we cling to without it?!
    Hope you have a Wonderful weekend too!
    Love, Barb C.

  7. Hi Polly,
    I love your blog & all your great treasures.. What fun the bear & doll are.
    Wishing you & your family a very Happy New Year!
    Blessings ~Mary~ :-}