Archive for the ‘Arty’ Category

dala horses

Posted on February 26th, 2017 by mountain girl  |  6 Comments »

Several weeks ago, I posted pictures of these Dala horses in their raw, just-carved state. I’m excited to finally post the finished set of horses! After carving and sanding, I painted them in traditional Swedish designs along with a little twist–American flag designs on the saddles. The height of the tallest horse is 6″ and […]



bible story models

Posted on February 6th, 2017 by mountain girl  |  3 Comments »

While I was studying illustration at Cazenovia College in upstate NY, I interned under Cheri Bladholm.  She is an amazing illustrator and a really sweet person–one of my favorites. I loved working with her, and gathering reference photos for her paintings was one of my jobs. She was working on a book called Tell Me […]



handmade christmas

Posted on December 26th, 2016 by mountain girl  |  6 Comments »

Here’s a compilation of the exciting presents we’ve been making over the past two weeks. We opened them Christmas morning (and a few on Christmas Eve). Hope you enjoy them!! These little beanie animals are made from a sewing pattern I got from this girl who makes and sells patterns on Etsy. The instructions were […]



holiday art fairs

Posted on December 23rd, 2016 by mountain girl  |  3 Comments »

The art fairs I worked during the first two weeks of December are old news by now, but I never posted the pics, so here they are, at last! Zia and I did the Holiday Mountain Market in Nederland, then whipped up several dozen tiny animals and figurines and went to the Gilpin Winter Arts […]



what we’ve been doing

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

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 […]