Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Part Doll, Part Pendant

Eerie, ghost-like, doll face pendant.  The way the glaze broke across the face made it look so eerie and creepy cool!  I think I'm in love with this one.  :)  I made the pendant using a mold I made from a doll face I had originally sculpted in paperclay.  It worked beautifully.  Love, love, love!  It's available in the Blu Mudd Etsy Shop.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Mad Cow

Oh my gosh!  What a week!  It seems like I haven't sat still since Sunday.  The kids went back to school this past Monday and I am determined to get my schedule on track so I can take full advantage of my kid free hours during the week.  So, I have been getting up a lot earlier than I used to and have been getting up a little earlier each day.  Today I was up at 7:45am and I'm certainly feeling it right now (9pm).  I have gotten A LOT done too though.  It's amazing what one can accomplish when there's no distractions and no one needing attention.

I got a few pendant orders in the last two days, some requiring custom pieces made.  So, I've been working on those and making some pendants for upcoming craft shows this fall as well.  I really need to pick up the pace if I'm going to get everything done on time.  I also made a few ceramic magnets for the frig (or wherever) that I thought turned out to be really beautiful!  If you want to take a look, I posted about them over at the Blu Mudd Blog.

I'm still waiting for the last Traveling Doll to arrive.  She's 6 weeks late!  I'll be glad when this is over to tell you the truth.  It has been such a hard time just trying to get the next doll!  I don't think I'll be participating again in the future.  Although, I am toying around with the idea of organizing a little doll round robin of my own here on my blog this fall/winter.  I think I'll make groups of 4 (instead of 6) and have each person keep the doll only 3 weeks (instead of 6) each round.  I'll also be throwing out the whole sending a journal along thing as I truly hated that process!  Anyway, if you're interested in playing along, keep your eyes peeled for that post.

Now I'm off to glaze some more pendants before I pass out from sitting still too long.  :)  I'm either really exhausted or am developing Mad Cow Disease.  LOL


Monday, August 22, 2011

Blu Mudd Giveaway Results

I would be lying if I said that I wasn't just a tad bit disappointed that more people didn't want to help me spread the word about Blu Mudd but such is life.  For those of you who did take the time out of your busy schedules to help me out,  YOU ROCK!  Thank you so very much for reading my blog, leaving encouraging comments and being my friends.  It touched me that you were willing to run out there and yell from the rooftops about my ceramic venture.  Again, THANK YOU SO MUCH!

So, enough stalling already, right?  Okay, okay, okay.  Here we go.....

I made a little sheet of all of the entrants and how many entries they earned first.

Then I ran over to to use their random number generator to pick the winners.

Okay, so now let's see who won Prize number One!
Whoo hoo!  The winner of Prize number one is Grandma!  Yay!  Congratulations!  Since you have 6 entries you will get your pick of SIX PENDANTS from my Etsy store OR custom name or initial pendants.  I'll be in touch to get your choices and mailing info.

Okay, okay, now let's see who wins prize number TWO!
Whoo Hoo!  Second prize goes to my dear friend and faithful blog follower, Jennifer Tobicoe!  She wins TWO pendants of her choice from my Etsy Store or she can choose to have a custom name and/or initial pendant made for her.  Way to go Jen!  I'll be in touch to get your choices and mailing info.  Congratulations!

Almost there!  Now on to prize number THREE!  Are you ready??!!  okay, here we go....

Prize number three goes to....
Whoo hoo!  Prize number three goes to Dena Wilton!  Congratulations, Dena!  You get your choice of one pendant from my Etsy Store or you can choose to have a custom name or initial pendant made for you instead.  I'll be in touch to get your choice and mailing info. 

Thanks so much to everyone who participated in my little giveaway!  Until next time....



Art Dolls Only Ezine is Almost Here!

Wanna see a sneak peak of Art Doll Only's Ezine?  I thought so!  Click the picture below to take a peek!

Friday, August 12, 2011

It's GIVEAWAY Time!!!!

Hello everyone!  I think it's high time to host a giveaway, don't you?  YAY!!!

So, here's the deal....

If you've been following this blog, you know that I recently started making ceramic pendants and beads.  I am selling these works under the name Blu Mudd and I need your help getting the word out that Blu Mudd exists.  In return, I'm having a giveaway!  Who doesn't like free stuff??

There are several ways to win so here we go....

1.  YOU MUST COMMENT ON THIS POST to receive one entry but you can earn more entries below.  Make sure you leave me links to what you've done in your comment here so I can verify what you've done to help spread the word.

2.  If you become a follower over at the Blu Mudd Blog, you will receive one entry.
3.  If you post this badge on your blog's sidebar with a link back to, you will receive one entry.

4.  If you post about my giveaway on your blog, and use the picture below in your post and link to, you will receive one entry.

5.  If you "friend" me on Facebook, you will receive one entry.
6.  If you post about this giveaway on Facebook, you will receive one entry.
7.  If you tweet about my giveaway on Twitter, you will receive one entry.
8.  If you follow THIS blog, you will receive one entry.
9.  If you favorite the Blu Mudd Etsy Store, you will receive one entry.

I will draw three winners on August 22nd.


The First Prize Winner will win one pendant FOR EACH THING THEY DID TO SPREAD THE WORD!  That's right! If the winner did all 9 things, they will have their pick of NINE pendants from the Blu Mudd Etsy Store!  If they did 6 things, they'll have their pick of six pendants and so on.  Rock on!

The Second Prize Winner will win two pendants available in the Blu Mudd Etsy Store.

The Third Prize Winner will win one pendant available in the Blu Mudd Etsy Store.

The winners can also choose to have a custom pendant made for them of their initial or first name as one of their prizes.

Don't forget to leave me links in your comment here so I can verify everything and make sure you're credited the right number of entries.

Thanks so much for all of your help getting the word out about Blu Mudd and Good Luck!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

OH LA LA! Loving these..

Tried out a new glazing technique (underglaze under a colored glaze)  LOVE LOVE LOVE how they turned out!

These pendants are stoneware, fired to cone 6.  They'll be in the Blu Mudd Etsy shop later this week.