Saturday, December 8, 2012

Free Shipping in my ETSY Shop!

Wow, it has been a busy season! 4 shows in 3 months! At last count, I have created 335 unique pieces this year...and almost ALL of them have sold! But there are still a few pieces left and I have posted them to my ETSY shop.

As a "thank you" for all the support I have received from friends and collectors this year, I am offering free shipping off of all purchase from my shop through the month of December.

Please stop by and take a look at what I have to's not too late to get YOURSELF a Christmas gift ;)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Things that Go Bump in the Night

Tonight 6pm pacific time (9pm eastern)

It's finally here, the night when I unleash all my mischievous pumpkins, skeletons and ghoulies! These Halloween characters may look creepy, but they really just want a little love. And you can take one home tonight!

All my creations are one-of-a-kind and sold to the first buyer, so be there when the "virtual" doors open at 6pm pacific time (9pm eastern)

Simply click on the Bump in the Night banner on the Home page to visit the show.

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Chicken Lips in Art Doll Quartely

If you are a doll maker or just love a quality, creative magazine, then no doubt you are familiar with Art Doll Quarterly. This wonderful publication is packed full of amazing art dolls and creations, inspirational stories and stunning photography. I've been a faithful reader for the last 5 years.
So it is with much excitment that I announce my appearence in the the Fall issue of ADQ! I have been honored with the coveted "Artist Profile" section. An 8-page spread of my work and studio plus an amazing article by the super-talented Ricë Freeman-Zachery - I feel like I'm on top of the world!

Thank you to the wonderful staff at ADQ and Ricë for making me look so good!

Art Doll Quarterly is available at most Barnes and Nobles, or can be purchased online at

Monday, July 9, 2012

Chicken Print!

The new ESC catalog has just arrived and I was so thrilled to see that my creations have been given 2 two-page spreads  – 2 pages for Halloween and 2 pages for Christmas. Seeing this catalog in my mailbox made me giddy with excitement! The reality that my pieces will now be seen by thousands of people across the US (and beyond!) is both thrilling and a little bit intimidating.

I now have to sit back and wait to see how my designs are received by not only the wholesalers but the buying public as well. Early indications are pointing to a positive response...and I'm hoping for the best! I'll keep you informed as I know more.

If you are interested in finding a store near you that carries my reproductions, please visit the ESC Trading Co. website...

Or, you can visit my website for a list of retailers that are selling my reproductions through their online stores.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Chicken Lips Gets a Facelift

Over the last 5 years, I've revamped my web site about 4 times. The frequent updates are due to the fact that I'm a web designer and I always want my site to look fresh and current. This latest update comes more out of necessity than "want."

Since the introduction of mobile browsing on phones and tablets, designing a full-functioning web site that is viewable on all devices is a VERY tricky situation. What works on one phone will not work on another. And, since my last site was Flash-based, it would not work on iPhones or iPads (thanks a lot Apple!).

So, in an attempt to make my site accessible to everybody, I've had to ditch some of the fun bells and whistles I had in the past. But, I've replaced those with more photos and content to make for a better browsing experience and a more comprehensive look at me and what I do.

This new site also gives me a bit more flexibility in adding content such as announcements, special events and online web shows.

Please stop on by and take a look - I'd love to know your thoughts :)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Repo's Are Here!

It's hard to believe, but after a 17 month-long process, my reproductions are finally on their way to stores! I keep pinching myself to make sure I'm not dreaming!

It is almost surreal for me to see my designs wrapped in plastic and nestled in their compact, Styrofoam containers. Seeing my creations like this really hits home that my designs now have the potential to be seen worldwide!

I initially wrestled with the idea of licensing my work. Could I really turn my original designs over to someone else for reproduction? Would I become a "sell-out?"

After lots of thought, I realized that my reproductions could reach far more people than I ever could on my own. I think of them as little "Chicken Lips" ambassadors that can go out and spread the word about my art!

Stepping into this world of reproductions in NO way means that I'm going to slack off on my original creations for sale - quite the contrary! My studio is full of new pieces that I'm working on and I'm gearing up to work 4 art shows this Fall. I plan to keep the reproductions and my originals separate, so I will not be selling them online or at any of my shows.

If you are interested in finding a store near you that will be carrying my line, visit for details.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Bat Boy

I have been SO busy getting ready for the upcoming season, that I have unfortunately been very neglectful of my blog :(  I plan on fixing that!

One of my newest creations that I have been busy making is going to make his debut on EHAG Emporium tonight (4/30/12) at 9pm (EST). I'm really excited about this little fellow. Please stop on by the Emporium and say "Hello" to him!

Visit the EHAG Emporium here

Monday, March 5, 2012

Glitterfest - This Weekend!

 This weekend is Glitterfest - Saturday, March 10th! This event features a collection of creative folks who express their talent through mixed media art. It includes handmade jewelry, sculpture, primitive dolls, paper whimsy and much, much more!

This will be my 2nd year at this wonderful event. And this year, I've got LOTS of new Spring-themed creations to share with you. Bunnies and chicks and sheep...oh my! And so many other surprises!

Join me at the Elk's Lodge
Santa Ana, CA
Saturday, March 10th, 2012
from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

For more information, please visit the Glitterfest web site

I look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Spring Fever!

I must apologize for my lack of posts lately, but I've been frantically creating new designs for the upcoming Glitterfest show! This will be my only "Spring-themed" show this year, so I'm really focusing on lots of bunnies, chicks and other spring favorites.

I generally put most of my attention to Halloween and Christmas designs, but this year the "Spring" bug bit me! I don't know what it was...our unusually warm Winter weather, or perhaps the new Martha Stewart pastel paints I purchased. Whatever it was, I'm thoroughly loving this spring-fever I've got!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Spring is in the Air!

Holy Toledo! Has it actually been a month and a half since my last post?!!! I honestly don't know where the time goes!

The weather has been beautiful here in California, it feels like Spring! So, I'm taking advantage of it and getting my Spring creations started. I've got lots of new bunnies and chicks lined up and ready for painting. I'm also working on several new submissions for my licensing company for Spring 2013.

You'll be seeing these new creations online and at my next show, Glitterfest, March 10th.

With the start of a new year, comes a whole new batch of ideas! I've got lots of new creations and surprises in store for you in 2012. Stay tuned!

Wishing all of you a truly happy, prosperous and creative 2012