Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Another Successful Honor Your Goddess Party!

This past Saturday there was a wonderful Honor Your Goddess Party in Sierra Vista, Arizona. The hostess and I decided to do it as a fundraiser for our Unitarian Universalist church in Sierra Vists.

The party was very well attended. There was a wonderful spread of food provided by the hostess and many wonderful volunteers.

The party was scheduled from 2-4 but people came early and stayed late. We had volunteers greeting and cashiering, so the hostess could be the hostess and I could be the artist. That worked wonderfully.

Because a large number of the guests were members of our UU Congregation, I displayed some of my UU Jewelry which is available at my eBay Shop and some of my UU Principles merchandise which are available at my Cafe Press Shop as well as my Art Dolls and Goddess Dolls which are available at my Etsy Shop.

If you are interested in hosting an Honor Your Goddess Party, please contact me at

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Affirmation and Attraction

Two themes that keep coming up in the books I am currently reading (see above) are affirmation and attraction.

As you speak, write and record your affirmations, you begin to discover incredible clarity of vision, truly focused thought and unlimited purpose unfurling to such a degree that you find your words take on a new meaning, value, and depth to such a point of sharpness that your words suddenly become sacred words of power that inspire you to love and gratitude, united with action, immediately. (12 Secrets for Manifesting your Vision, Inspiration and Purpose)

It all begins with attraction. Creative inspirations seduce us with the power of a magnet. They lure you, charm you, tempt you, and captivate your attention. Inspirations invite you into the world of creative possibility. (12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women)

By honoring a personal impulse and following where it leads, creativity is born. (12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women)

Reserve for yourself at least fifteen minutes of quiet time every day to simply listen to your thoughts. Allow your inspirations to flow into your awareness. Leave your internal censors at the door and accept whatever shows up. (12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women)

I have affirmations that I developed last fall that I read every day. But I am inspired by these books to make them more concise and to write them daily as well as read them several times a day. I have been finding that focusing on these affirmations, reading them almost every day...and sometimes several times a day...that some of them are coming to fruition or are manifesting in ways I never would have imagined. I still find myself wanting to control the whole process, which intellectually I realize is not possible, but I find that if nothing else, these affirmations are a powerful tool to focus and center myself toward the actions that I need to take to make my vision possible.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

The Secret Number is 12

I am excited about two books I started reading today. I plan to read one chapter in each book for the next 12 days.

The first book is 12 Secrets for Manifesting Your Vision, Inspiration & Purpose: How to Make Your Dreams Come True by Dr. D. Richard Bellamy.

The second book is The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women: A Portable Mentor by Gail McMeekin.

Secrets is a word that keeps coming up lately and I will share over the next 12 days some of the secrets that are revealed to me in these two books. (There are some other secrets in the works as well!)

Friday, February 16, 2007

Dealing with Death

I have been away from my art and from my blog for the past week. I flew to Florida last Saturday to be with my Mother in her last days and with my sister and her family as we sort through the personal, the financial and the emotional aspects that come with a death in the family.

Margery Ann Popp Becker was born in St.Paul, Minnesota December 5, 1922. She breathed her last breath in Clearwater, Florida February 13, 2007. She spent over 50 years in her beloved home in Afton, Minnesota, and lived her final years in Safety Harbor, Florida. Predeceased by her husband, Eugene Debs Becker, longtime companion, William Olsen, granddaughter Emma Marie Richards and siblings William Popp, Jr. and Jeanne Moeglien. Survived by her daughters Hanje Richards and Lael Becker, sons-in-law Rod Richards and Mile Tubic, grandchildren Jack Richards and Shyenne Tubic and sister Dorothy Popp Waldref .

Margery (also known as Marge, Margie and Marnie) taught sixth grade for many years at Lake Elmo Elementary School in Lake Elmo, Minnesota. She was variously a member of Unity Church Unitarian in St. Paul, White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church and Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: The Hospice Foundation of the Florida Suncoast, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, Florida 33760

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Betty the Bendi Doll

I recently tried a new style of doll. The Bitty Bendi Doll. The first one I made is called Betty the Bendi Doll. I have another one in the works. She and all my other dolls are available at my etsy Dolladay Shop.

Betty the Bendi Doll is a cloth doll with wire armiture, so you can pose her arms and legs. She is 6" tall and has a polymer clay face (made with a mold, with permission.)

Betty has a silver face with red lips and cheeks and black eyebrows. She has lovely long dangly black earrings and a red fuzzy scarf. Her shirt is red with black and red arms and leggings to match. Her skirt is black and white cotton, with a musical theme and black net under and over. Her belt is black ribbon with embellishments to match her earrings.

This is not a toy. Not suitable for small children. This is a piece of handcrafted art and quite fragile.

There is a hanger at the back of this doll.