Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Halloween at Christmas? Well, Not By Design...

Ahhhh, those best of intentions to get something done in a timely manner. Life and life and more life gets in the way, which stalls progress, but I'm actually glad. I got to "find" pieces parts for this grumpy fellow that I might not have come across had I tried to get him done quickly. In the process of unpacking boxes from the garage, while shuffling around what was already in cupboards I uncovered just what I needed to create this folk art gourd man in the moon's night cap and collar. He's a commission piece, which I'm always happy to do. I hope your holidays are going well. Happy New Year!

Monday, December 14, 2015

PFATT Marketplace Offering for December

You would think that little lines would be easy to paint, right? Not so much on a semi-round shape that's not quite equal all the way around. So, after two tries I finally got the look I was going for. Loaded with texture and warmth, this handsome Santa is available at the PFATT Marketplace right now.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Snow, Snow, Snow! PFATT Marketplace Offerings for November

 I am hearing Bing Crosby and friends singing, "Snow, snow, snow, snow snow!", from the movie White Christmas as I type. Funny how memories are triggered as we go throughout the day. We definitely got a nice sugar coating of snow yesterday, which adds to the Christmasy mood and feel of things.
I'm not a fan of putting up Christmas until after Thanksgiving, but hey, when selling Christmas creations you have to start early. Okay, I'm a bit behind this year, but family comes first. Now that we are back from roaming the countryside it's time to gear up for the holidays. My two handsome snowmen are bottle gourds with hand sculpted features. See more about them at the PFATT Marketplace.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

PFATT Marketplace Udate for October

Oh boy am I behind the times here! I've been running hither and yon with Nature Guy, visiting Yellowstone, and now the grandchildren. Between trips I was harvesting grundles of tomatoes and such before the freeze hit. I'm afraid the ones I didn't pick will be toast when we get back, but c'est la vie, what can I do? So somewhere in all this craziness I finished two gourd ornaments and a Tapatio bottle Santa.

 Each ornament is created using two tiny gourds, one for the head and one for the body.
My blue Santa is a Tapatio bottle covered in air dry clay. All hand painted and ready for the upcoming festivities. You can find all of these creations at PFATT Marketplace

Friday, October 2, 2015

Apples and Sunflowers

 Two of my favorite things to grow, sunflowers and apples, have appeared in my etsy shop. Pomme is a painting I did back in 2010. Acrylics and textured mixed media fun.
Sunflower Autumn is a soft and lovely abstract that will fill a small space nicely. Framed and ready to hang, this is easy Autumn decorating at it's best.  To see more details on these paintings stop by my etsy shop. Thanks for stopping by!  MothersDreamRtworks

Friday, August 28, 2015

Flying Off To Hallowbaloo - Owls, Owls and More Owls

Whoo hoose going to Hallowbaloo this year? I hope to see you and so does my flock of owls.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Hal O. Ween JOL Candyman

 Hal O. Ween
 Not at all mean
He's really very

Okay, being a little silly today, but seriously Hal is a great vintage style JOL candy man, created from two egg gourds. He's ready to go trick or treating with you! You can find him on EBAY

Monday, August 17, 2015

Getting a Little Crowded In My Workspace As I Step Up the Pace for Hallowbaloo

 From JOL's
 To Owlish spells

The blogger is trying to mess with me tonight, so..... here's just a sneak peek at some of the magic coming together in my workspace. Hallowbaloo here I come!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Getting a Little Silly Around Here.... PFATT Marketplace Update

I can't believe another month has gone by and it's time once again to share my latest PFATT Marketplace offering. We've been in the middle of remodeling and my house is literally upside down, but this week we hope to find normal(whatever that means) in our little home in the mountains.Our new sinks and faucets will be installed, along with a new water heater. I get to put everything away in our new cabinets and am excited to go in search of the perfect tile to do the backsplash around our new countertops.

IN the meantime, you can take a stroll over to see Silly Jack, a hand carved and hand sculpted gourd creation, ready to find a new home. You can find him at PFATT Marketplace Mother's Dream Artworks
Have a happy Monday!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Is It Really Time for the July PFATT Update?

 We have been upside down here at the house, with moving in and then having flooring put in. Not the way we planned it, but hey, it is what it is. In the meantime, deadlines come and have been getting by me.
Baby Jack cut a new tooth, and is finally smiling. You don't know what whining is until you have baby JOL fussing at  you! He's happy now and looking forward to a new Halloween home, one who will love and cherish him.
Party Arty has been waiting for a while to ramp up the night life. Hoping he can go haunting with you this Halloween. Both Baby and Arty are available at the PFATT Marketplace.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Ghosties and Goblins and JOL's OH MY!

Spice up your Halloween decor this year with Tin Man Jack. He's a hand sculpted JOL on a vintage spice can. Fun and easy to display. He's available on EBAY

Monday, May 11, 2015

PFATT Marketplace Udate for May - Halloween Anyone?


Horatio is a dashing fellow, all spiffed up and ready to trick or treat. He doesn’t need a costume as he is already a pumpkin guy, created from two egg shaped gourds. A bit of clay and several layers of paint dressed him up for the big night.


Hagatha has done a bit of traveling lately, all the way from Oregon to Utah and back again for a photo shoot and final fitting. Not necessarily in that order mind you. It takes a bit of magic to create a wicked witch from a cannonball gourd. 

Both are

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015

Peter Patriot Folk Art Gourd Bunny Rabbit

A quick dash in to post this as I have a flooring specialist coming this morning, as well as a huge pile of dirt for my garden boxes this afternoon. You can find Peter at : MothersDreamRtworks

Thursday, March 12, 2015

It's Spring at PFATT Marketplace!

 Connie Cuddles is hoping to hop on down the trail to a new home soon. She is hand sculpted using polymer clay.
Perfect for an Easter tree, these ornaments were created using a vintage style candy mold. To learn more about all of these you can find them here: Mother's Dream Artworks

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Sunny Flowers or Sunflowers for Spring

I don't know about where you are, but in these parts it feels more like Spring that the dead of Winter. Our temps have been in the 40's and even dipping into the low 50's so we are enjoying the weather. My Rosemary is trying to over take the garden bed so I need to find a way to use it in my cooking.

What does that have to do with this painting, well, nothing, but hey I feel like being wordy, sort I've listed this textured art piece in my etsy shop so go there for more information.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Hang Your Heart Up

'When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain'. Mark Twain

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Hearts and Flowers

A little Valentine Funny for the ageless...
I've sent texts.
And I've called.
But you just don't
I want you to be my Valentine,
And, not just a
Facebook Friend.

Would love to see a graphic for this one. Isn't the internet fun?! You can find all sorts of things to amuse you. Or read, or cry over or even buy. The little painting above is available at :  MothersDreamRtworks

A bunny so sweet,
not of chocolate a treat...
but an Easter delight.

Bunnikins is tiny,
pastel soft, not too shiny. 
An adorable sight.

Bunnikins is available as well and you can find Bunnikins at: MothersDreamRtworks

Thursday, January 22, 2015

It's All About Love ....

 A little birdie told me once, that you shouldn't wait to tell people you love them. He's still singing the same sweet song, so here's a chance for you to hear it as well. You can find this little love bird on ebay at Mother's Dream Artworks
This one is a share as he already has a new home. He's ready to give "owl" his love. Both pieces are OOAK. Thanks for stopping by, have a day filled with love.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas.....

 What can I say? It's Christmas year round at our home as I try to get ahead of the game and be ready for next season. This handsome fella above is created using a bottle gourd.
Another gourd creation, this Belsnickle was so fun to make! Each of these pieces is available at MothersDreamRtworks