Tuesday, December 28, 2010

new guy..

meet my new friend.. 
he has no name yet.
(any suggestions?)
i cant wait to take him out and play with him
hes got a bunch of new tricks 
and whatnot
 i cant wait to learn them and try them out!

Friday, December 17, 2010

home made crayons

so the natives decided to make something for the youngest 
i suggested home made crayons 
they jumped at the idea! hehe

"how do we do it?...will they still color?"
always with the questions my natives..
i told them it was easy and yes they would still color!

i set them down in front of the giant plastic tub that holds our crayons
i said now just start peeling! haha
we used all the broken bits and old crayons
peeled them of their wrappers and filled the molds with them

i turned the oven to about 320*
and we put them in on a baking sheet and watched them melt
took about 10-15 min.
i stirred them up a bit with toothpick
to make sure they were melted through
and to even the colors out a bit

we let them dry and the next morning
popped them out! 
yay gorgeous lovely tree shaped crayons!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

tiny storms

trying to remain wide eyed
while the sands of time blow toward me

try to remain unscathed unhurt
while i dodge the sharp words that are thrown

tried to remain untouched 
after things have grabbed onto me

and here i sit wondering what effect these tiny storms will take on me

Sunday, October 24, 2010


theres nothing i can say today
nothing about this day today
just blah and *sigh* and go away
theres nothing more that i can say

Thursday, October 21, 2010

still in motion..

theres more here then i can see
what and where
and lucky me

and why oh why
who knows 
dont ask

just be glad

in all the things you were given
all the things that now are
and be thankful for new
and for healing scars

and be hopeful for future
when no one else will
and be strong for you all
when your moving up hill

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


standing on the roadside
walking dont know where
taking tiny baby steps
cant see past the glare

but then i hear a car pass
and another and one more
and then i hear one stop
and open up its door

and there i stand
in confusion
why did you stop here
dont you see my baggage
dont you even care

i feel the warmth and welcome
the urge to get inside
but who is this im going with
on this adventurous ride

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


i fell through my safety net
there was a big tear
i broke just  a bit
it doesnt seem fair

and i bled out emotions
all over the floor
and i keep slipping up on them
as i head for the door

but ill climb back up 
with a new net in place
just a bit gun shy
scared to fall on my face

and ill walk oh so carefully
as i try to heal
and pray that this new net
is as strong as it feels

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

a little bit broken

a little bit broken
but give me some time
ill get me some glue
and hope to be fine

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


i can feel it sneaking in
the panic
the what if
what if

and what am i to do 
or say
i must trust
that it will be ok

but then again i feel it here
inside my head
a little fear

and its building up as time goes on
that i cannot reflect upon
or see the path in front of me
for im on pause

for im a mover
a doer
if things dont go right
there bound to get better

as long as my feet keep
moving ahead

but waiting right here
is what i dread 

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


if you cant feel the beat
and you cant feel its heat
or see its affect on me
if you dont like the breeze
and wind through those trees
that we pass on our travels to nowhere
id just like you to appreciate
that these things are in me
and need be done..

if you dont understand 
and you dont care to learn
then ill be silenced 
without sound
and choke with no air
and ill whither away

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


these things bubble up
pop pop
dont stop
in my brain 
driving me 
to i dont know where 
and i dont care

right now im just trying to enjoy this frantic ride
you see
its killing me
not to be
something more
but whats in store

i cant see past all the fog
and so i go
i dont know
but baby steps take me
to where it is i am to be

and all these things
keep pop pop ing 
and all these things
they wont shut up

and rise to the top 
so they can
be heard 
be seen
i mean 
i know they need their voice
they have no choice 

 but too many bubbles
 and im bound to drift away


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

photography for sale

so ive been getting asked a bunch lately
the answer...
most of my photography is for sale 
and can be made into prints 
just contact me via 
and let me know what size and what print
i can give you cost quotes too

i may possibly start listing prints in my shop
but im not certain yet

Thursday, July 29, 2010


last weekend was fun
did alot of walking around town
along the beaches
on some rocks
snapped this photo of the coast guard station
the sunset was beautiful
so pink

ill have to bring my camera along this coming weekend too
hopefully get some good shots
and share them with you 

Sunday, July 18, 2010

tunnel vision

sometimes you might not be able to see 
where it is you are going
so make sure to enjoy the ride..

Friday, July 2, 2010

passing through

apparently a passing trend
to waste some time
before you round the bend

just a phase
something outgrown
i guess i knew
or should have known

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Peppermint Pretty carnival themed bridal shoot

Inspired by the big top!
These dolls were also featured in a 
and included in a short film by

circ de mooshoo.. hehe 

and in other news
if your on facebook
so is mooshoo :)

Monday, June 21, 2010


last night the tooth fairy visited
in our shes approximately 5' tall and wears glasses
(or goggles because the 5 year old swears she saw her wearing goggles)
and  has wings
she sneaks into the room late at night
and leans in REALLY close 
to make sure your sleeping
as an extra precaution
she makes weird faces at you
just to make sure you dont smile or giggle
and are truly asleep
then she quietly reaches under your pillow
rummages around a bit
till she finds your tooth
(if she cant she then crawls under bed, removes blankets etc.
until the tooth is found)
she grabs it up quickly and then pulls out some coins
and shoves them under your pillow
then ever so quietly
she tip toes out of your room
shes clutzy though
so she bumps into your bed
trips over your dolls
and possibly runs into the door
before leaving
and another tooth was lost today.
which means she shall be back again tonight!

ps. im going to have to make one of those 
tooth pillow thingies.
might make it a bit easier in the dark.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

folk art dolls

new girls at MooSHoo
a bit of inspiration from my trip to Louisiana last year
a little voodoo heat
and some colorful magic
theres more in my head 
its sure to come out...

and this girl is done.. hasnt gotten a name yet
any ideas?

she will be listed soon 

Friday, June 11, 2010


new bits in the process
some madness with paint lately
getting it all out
some you shall see
others remain hidden

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

be gentle

a bit delicate
a bit frail
waiting to become
a sort of fairy tale

so please be oh so gentle
for i could easily tear
soft to the touch 
so touch lightly
and make sure you are sincere

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


theres a strong pull
deep inside
and its drawing me in

afraid to get to close
yet my resistance
is wearing thin ...


(editing gets the best of me)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


theres a line somewhere
off the beaten track

and when i get close
you move back

and theres a fence somewhere
your walking on

it is near that line
that i know has been drawn

for i cant really see either
i just sense them there

and im looking to you
to tell me where

Sunday, May 23, 2010


can anyone tell me the way to get
to where ever it is im going
or show me something that seems to let
my insides from all showing

there spilling out around me
and everyone can see
if i could just run
to wherever it is
i could let these pieces be

Friday, May 21, 2010


working on some prints for mooshoo

these are the second phase sketches ive done
painted them up and adding a bit to them
before i show them done...

im hoping soon to be offering them up
as prints for my shop!

Thursday, May 13, 2010


theres a heat
and a beat
i can feel
i can see
i can touch
i can breath
and i want
and i need

and its you
and its now
and i know you arent there

and its me
and its want
and i know its not fair

so i sweat
and i breathe
and i chill
and i see
what i can do
without you
but still theres a heat

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

Gothic Glass Studio

so today i got a package received a small package
i love to get mail
its like tiny suprises!
even when expected.
This special little envelope contained
a sweet little purple heart
i won from

She has some lovely
little glass bits in her shop

i myself am not a huge jewelery girl..
but i love stained glass
when my daughter isnt wearing this around her neck..
ill be hanging this heart
in my window!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Giveaway for facebook fans!

are you on FaceBook!?
most likely you are

im looking to spread the MooSHoo
love via facebook
so im offering a GIVEAWAY!!
to enter all you have to do is follow
and leave a comment!
you can also spread the love
and post about my giveaway
for entry #2!

hope to see you on FB!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Earth Day

i believe we are to be
good stewards
of this earth we have been given
and so in honor of Earth Day
is celebrating a week long sale!
from April 21st- April 28th

all MooSHoo products are
biodegradable & non toxic

Sunday, April 18, 2010


something got caught in the gears
on the way around
now they dont quite fit together
must we all fall down?

and do i
just go on as if
this broken gear
can somehow fix

or move on to
what i dont know
something new
that too can grow

or change the pace
and go about
like nothing and anything
wont come out
for if it is
what is to be
then do i let it
swallow me

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

handmade kokeshi dolls

somethings new are now at

ive started
making these kokeshi dolls...
i was so happy with the shape once i got the pieces together
little and fat and oh so cute

then i got to painting them!
even more fun! hehe

These too can be made CUSTOM
just convo me

Friday, April 9, 2010


This weekend im featuring a fellow etsian
from Chicago (yay!)
He enjoys making fun colorful pieces
you can tell just from viewing some of his work

He started out doing more folk art
lots of skeletons and roses
and then moved onto more
"nursery" inspired creations including teddy bears
and such
i can so picture a nursery wall full of his tiny framed
colorful art!

in his shop you can find all sorts of cool creations
paintings, ACEO collectable art cards
and bookmarks!

i have to say i do love his skeletons
but im also drawn a bit to his more "graffiti" looking art as well
(like the spray can above)

whatever you tastes
check out his etsy shop today !

Saturday, March 27, 2010

keep moving...

so did you ever feel as if
your mind is pacing
and circles
and back again
for nothing in particular

a new phase
a new day
a new routine
im thrown

here i go
so far im a little bit

Friday, March 19, 2010


spring is here
(although tomorrows forecast involves snow)
the past week has been sunny and warm
and by warm i mean in the 50's
which to any chicago-an or midwesterner
you know 50's after our winter is like
70s to other people
we put on tshirts and shorts
we roll down our car windows
we play our music a bit louder
all that good stuff!


theres new stuff at MooSHoo !
check it out

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


almost ready
almost done
this was almost devastating
and almost such fun

and i almost got you
and you almost got me
and we were almost stuck
and now almost free

and we shall almost
and almost move on
and forever remain
till smiled upon

Saturday, February 27, 2010


time is not always friendly
its goes quickly
it moves too fast when you need it most
it drags on slow when you could do without
and the harder you try to hold on
the quicker it seems to slip through you fingers
seems to mock you
theres nothing you can do
it just goes
im not happy with it right now
slow down!!
or go back
give me more
take me back to windows i had
and let me enjoy them longer
let me enjoy this one longer


its not going to
its still ticking away
like a cruel joke
i cant stop

Saturday, February 20, 2010

This past week has brought a lot of painting
between trying to make new
and working on a few custom orders
ive been a busy little bee

The sun has been shining outside
although snow is still stacked high
and theres more to come

Im hoping to get some time
this next week
to work on some things just for the shop
in the mean time
im trying to get inspired

anyone wanna inspire me?

in other news ive been answering random
and anonymous questions
on my springform account

i most likely will answer
and some are even posted to my twitter

Monday, February 15, 2010


has always taken custom orders
I love making
families of real people with my dolls
if you were not "in the know"
you are now!!

You too can have a family of your own!
just contact me :)


So this past week was
valentines day
and while im not a fan of "st. hood"
and such
i read up on my valentines history
st. valentine was a priest who secretly married
people at a time when the reigning ruler
had banned marriage and engagements due to the fact
that it was discouraging people from fighting
in his war
valentine was later found and killed for his crime
on Feb. 14th
thus people remembered him
and love on that day

The flowers were given to me by my eldest daughter
she made them completely on her own
thought up on her own
so creative she is ;)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Looking for a great way to propose!?
or know someone that is

do it MooShoo style!

Got anything else you want to say?
you can get Custom orders done as well :)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

so happy thursday!!
yes its 12:16 am so technically thursday

im up too late
soo tired but i dont want to sleep

got to talk to my bestest friend today
it was not so good
then good

so im left feeling eh... i dont know

anyways im bored. thought id blog but halfway in
im feeling im just rambling mindless nothing
at you all

truth is it late
im alone
in need of... company?
anyone wanna come over? hmmm
*looks around in blogville*

oh well. i tried
ok this is pointless to drag you on much longer
seeing as i have no point
night night

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

lazy sunday

we lie there
doing nothing and everything
i sit there
feeling the comfort and the safety and the peace
that is in your presence
near me

i wished i could have held on
i wished i could have taken hold
and not let go
i wish the sunday
that sunday
would have drawn on
like endless ocean waves
moving forward yet never ending

i cant describe the feeling
the pure contentment
just happy
id say
happy in you being near
you being here
you being there with me

happy in the warmth of you
and your touch
your big strong hands
soft brushes
your eyelashes
your eyes
so friendly
so much inside
to share with me

your skin was like warm desert sand
smooth to the touch
your nose and cheeks
so lovely sat waiting for my soft lips kisses
your smile
so contagious
brought pinkness to my face and
with it a smile as well

i miss the mundaneness of it all
the pure satisfaction of it all
i miss the way you would linger
with your fingers
your hands
your gaze
i miss the way
you wanted me to hurry up when i had to leave the room
so that we could be near eachother again
i miss the way if i were gone to long yould follow me
again lingering

like suprising me in the drug store with your presence
when i was alone
and turned to see you
the smile inside me went from ear to ear
the one outside as well
thank you

but the day past
the week
the time
my hands couldnt hold on as long as i had wished
and those strong hands of yours
you lost your grip

why is it we had to give in
to the world
to the thoughts and ideals of those who dont know us
and by us i mean
you and me
with such strong passion and emotions
us together
like magnets
why must we lose the opportunities we could have
because of the what others think
why must it matter

when i all i know is
no matter the cost
the journey with you
by your side would be worth it

i remember that sunday
as i lie there
hold on to this
dont let go
keep it forever etched in your memory
the smell
the feel
that sunday
blue soft sheets
rain outside the window
and peace within me

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

mindless chatter

look out and see
the bright in me
my pretty stripes and dirty knees
my tossled hair
big underwear
my wit my charm
dont be alarmed
if i break down
i still will smile
and want you to stay and talk a while
i ramble on
(as you can tell)
i think your funny and oh so swell
and ive got spots
and cheeky bits
a smudge of paint
and quite nice....
you get the good
the bad the wierd
all of me
i wont be shared

my petals soft
my color peach
i am not beyond you reach
but work a bit
and i will too
now nuff was said
.. how do YOU do?

Sunday, January 24, 2010


so this past week was my birthday!!
yes i am 31
no longer young
but not really old yet either
although this past year has me feeling older then ever!
some young friend making me feel like my times running out
before my very eyes
and some my own age making jokes about "cougar"
which i find completely disturbing! haha
either i am what i am
take me or leave me

i think ive gained a few more wrinkles this year
and maybe a couple pounds
but ive gained love this year
and adventures and knowledge

ive realized things i really like this year
and things i want
not material things
i watched my kids grow older
and been hugged by people i love dearly
i got to spend lazy sundays with
with the man i love

yay 31!