what we’ve been doing

Posted on December 13th, 2016 by mountain girl  |  7 Comments »

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We’ve been just a teensy bit busy around here. Zia and I worked three days of holiday mountain markets, and in preparation, carved, sculpted, and painted for hours on end over the past two weeks. I’ll post those market pics soon, but they were only the doorway to a whole new vista. Since then, Zia has had orders daily from classmates and teachers for tiny animals, and works till bedtime each night. After school, she come back and carefully counts and stashes her earnings.

Cash is jumping right into the creative flow, sculpting dozens of very abstract clay shapes and painting them. See that green picture above? He came to me with it and said, “Look, Mama! I drew a pig!” You are off to a good start, my boy.

I had a few custom orders from local people I met, so I’m still carving and painting, and also the owner of Wild Bear Nature Center in Nederland approached me. Today I took 21 tiny forest and farm animals to Wild Bear and put them on consignment in a mirrored display case. For the first time, my work is in a real-live brick-and-mortar shop–which is so very exciting. šŸ™‚

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7 Responses to “what we’ve been doing”

  1. Mom & Dad says on :

    Hi lil Zia – I want to order a red fox, a deer, and a skunk – how much would that be? I love your work and I like Cashey’s pig, too!!! Mia, you are an inspiration!!! šŸ™‚ luv, Grandma

  2. mountain girl says on :

    Thanks, Mom! She is excited to make your leetle critters šŸ™‚ I’ll ask her how much–I think it’s about $12.

  3. Your Lion says on :

    she means $1200– yep 12 hundered

    LOL

  4. mountain girl says on :

    Verrrrrryyyy funny. šŸ™‚

  5. Mom & Dad says on :

    How did ole lion get in on this post? LOL 2

  6. mountain girl says on :

    Yep–he’s always lurking in the shadows. šŸ˜‰

  7. Mom & Dad says on :

    Here here……

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