Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The self destructive life of an Artist

Wanted to share this about the life of an Artist

How we put ourselves down not only as artists, but human beings. I am so guilty of many of these:
How we really can uplift ourselves, by first stop looking for others approval. We have to learn how to make ourselves happy. Remember how babies, in their innocence, can sit and play and laugh all by themselves without a care in the world? We need to empty our minds and get back to that innocence.

I am guilty of self-sabotage. I am re-learning/re-teaching myself how to love living with me. I am going to live for me, create my babies with love as always. Because, there is someone out there that will find and appreciate my talents for mine alone. I grant myself permission to be human! So there, got that off my chest!

I will soon be putting a very pretty Camelah Elaine photo shoot for you to see (ok, not the entire shoot, but some very enchanting photos). She is just adorable, Kenzie sculpt by Donna RuBert.

See ya soon, peace, love, power and God Bless!

From my heart to yours... Hugs, Judie www.loveisforevernursery.com

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Hope that you like the new LOOK!

Hi! I so hope that you had a marvelous and blessed weekend.
I also hope that you like the new look? Just seemed time for a change, so I decided to take the plunge and just DOIT!

I have been rooting that melon head of Camelah Elaine (just keep breaking needles on it, not cool). I do believe that she's going to be simply adorable if I might say so myself. OK, I will. She's going to be simply a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e! LOL Then, I want to get started on the "tiny ones". I just can't wait! I have always said that I am a slow painting artist. I just like to complete the baby / babies that I am working on, giving them my total focus before going to the next unless they are special orders. I always have and I am thinkin...I always will.

I even attended my 45th class reunion, kinda under protest, but glad that I did go to the banquet. It was kinda fun, good seeing some people that I hadn't seen since high school! Why did we have a "roaring twenties" theme? I don't know...I still tried to participate in spite of it and those that didn't. (snickering) I will have to get pictures on here soon!

Got to see "Sister Trip" and I haven't laughed that much in years! It was just good and the cast was ALL STAR in my book any day! Needed a break from all of the mess that's going on. Had to take my little Diva to the vet 2 weeks ago, doing something that she really rarely does...excuse me, but puking. Then she has been literally gnawing on her paws at certain times (one in particular) and that I figured was allergy related especially after it rains and she walks in the grass. She chews her own nails, turns those little suckers into cat claws and I do find that amazing, painful, but amazing. Then I had noticed that she had started losing weight but, in her case it was good because she is my little pudjums! I even asked her if she was putting herself on a diet...did I get an answer, no not really. However, if looks could kill. All joking aside, she was scaring me. I mean I understand that she'll be 10 next April but I am looking to spend with her another 10, God willing. She has been my rock and my little furry guardian angel through it ALL. So off to the vet and 4 meds (all total later poor thing had a yeast infection in her ears and on her paws which included a bacterial infection. She's doing much, much better no more puking, still does some itching after walking in wet grass, but less intense. My GURL is in love with her bland diet of boiled "chic/rice pattays" that I have been feeding her.You would think that she was getting prime rib. Will be transitioning her back to her regular diet and I am seriously thinking of changing that . Her little bro-bro has been giving her moral support, except when he pooped on the floor of the vet hospital (another not cool moment in time).

Well, been up all night guess I do need to go to bed! Have a wonderful day and yak back at ya soon! Next time pictures too!

From my heart to yours... Hugs, Judie www.loveisforevernursery.com

Tuesday, August 8, 2017


Still here! It's been so long, that I don't know where to begin! I have only been able to look at my blog through my phone which was a bummer and blinding to say the least when you get to be my age. For whatever reason, it wouldn't let me log in through my PC. "Today" I thought I'm going to give this one more try or just start over. I don't know what changed what I had for my P/W, but I found what works! YEAhhhhh!
So far behind, but here goes and long story short. Things that I have been up to: rebuilt my backdrop stand for my new beautiful backdrops. Here's a sample of a couple!

Then I have always wanted a seashell prop, but too expensive, even the fake ones! Finally found a pattern to make one! I am so proud of myself (my niece Stacey lent a hand in applying the plaster). Took forever to dry out completely, I found that she likes to play in the water, too funny but it came out so well. I gotta admit that I've been on a building mode for some reason, no matter I'm happy.
My little model and latest addition is Angel Marie, if you are wondering!

Angel Marie (Jewel sculpt) was to be a memory custom, but they could never get caught up, so I went ahead and painted her. She is done with BabyFX permanent air dry paints. I'm a little upset because MGDOLLS. com doesn't make these paints and powders anymore due to the expense...Sob! No matter all is not lost! MacPhersons Arts & Craft came out with RebornFX, very similar. I just wish that they get connected with the powders too, they are made specifically for reborning! I love them so much, I know I will just hate it when they run out.

 She has an anatomically correct tummy plate, beautiful newborn colored glass eyes and just precious!
 My current baby has been waiting on her hair (Auburn) for a little bit, poor thing. I didn't think that I would have quite enough for this one's head! LOL So, she's in the process of being rooted now. She is Camelah Elaine, Donna RuBert's crawling toddler "Kenzie". She didn't have teeth, so I have added them and spit bubbles for additional cuteness!

 So since Camelah is cutting teeth, she's got a little runny iritated nose, but still such a happy baby with hazel green eyes and peaches and cream complexion. Yes, she has a magnetic binkie and custom made body too! She's a big girl to say the least.
Also, in the works...tiny ones...I just finished the boy's outfit, the girls are fine so I just made them matching beanies. Just because they will be tiny doesn't mean they can't all look cute! And I love the nautical look on babies...I do, I DO!
I have been doing much, much, more but some has been related to other business. Now, that I can use my PC again, I am just so thankful! Yak at ya soon (sooner than the last time, LOL)!

From my heart to yours... Hugs, Judie www.loveisforevernursery.com

Friday, January 6, 2017

Welcome to the New Year!

I hope that you had an enjoyable Christmas and New Year! Christmas was fairly nice, family fun with lots of good food and games, but draining. Still...someone was missing and I know that it will NEVER be the same and 2016 wasn't very kind. I had a few issues going on with me personally, hope to have that resolved very soon. We had a rather serious upset in the reborn world. Seems someone has tried to monopolize the description of reborn combined with baby doll. Another big mess, using Baby FX air dry paints and loving them, then I find out they felt compelled to give up a wonderful product because of the expense in producing it. Shissh, that's so sad.

I have to have a new outlook, the other way definitely wasn't motivating to say the least, so I'm starting now! I have some custom memory babies that I am beginning to work on and completed a few cuties over the last year. 2017 is going to be an AWESOME year...one way or another! LOL

I will slowly continue my progress until I am a full throttle and hopefully with fewer setbacks~I have finally modified my nursery work area to my liking, don't know why it took me so long to figure it out. Duhhh. No matter, I was always told better late than never!
One of my problems was that my work area was too small when I redid it. I don't even think it is more than 10 inches wide. The idea before was to rid myself of free-standing tables. It didn't quite work out for me as you can see. I literally felt right down claustrophobic before, hence the free standing table.

Happy to say that the new year, my creative juices once again began to slowly flow. A lady named Theresa at Menards was very helpful and resourceful in getting me what I needed to accomplish my design modification after we got on the same page. It's the first time that the men made no sense to me nor I to them apparently. I just needed and wanted to keep it simple, not elaborate. On January 1, I worked on staging my drop down leaf  (in truth it will probably never get dropped down (chuckling to myself)), but it's always possible if I need to! By the 2nd of January I had it all set up and ready for work. YEAHHHH!

The legs fold neatly under and attach to the bottom of the leaf with a hook and eye which was her great idea, I had something else in mind but this was just as sweet, cost effective and easier. Now that's more like it!

Well, I'll stop here and I have some wonderful photos to add for the next time that I hope that you'll enjoy. Until then sweet dreams and blessings!

From my heart to yours... Hugs, Judie www.loveisforevernursery.com

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Didnt't like the new site so I'm crawling back & bringing this one back up to date

Just so it didn't look like I was totally absent from the world I am putting the posts that I did get in back on this Blog. I just couldn't get the feel for the other site and just to darned hard to remember where it was! LOL And in truth, I truly fell off of the wagon. Everytime I thought that I could get back on, it just didn't work for me. So, I stopped fighting it and just let it go. Needless to say I have a long way to go to catch up, but I am working on it! Starting with the last two years!


This year has gone by so fast for me, I honestly don’t know what happened. I just figured that I needed to take a sabbatical or something to refocus my energies! I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and got lots of pressies! The holidays and especially Christmas / New Years is not a good time for me. However, I must admit, this Christmas is the first time since my husband’s passing that I actually enjoyed cooking. Family came, we ate very well as I cooked too much, but we did have a great time playing games and doing a coloring contest (some doth protest, but ended up enjoying it)! So did the furry nephews and niece (with my two) 5 dogs and a puppy LOL Anyway, not making any more pledges, I will just try to keep updating my blog and hope that people still read it. 2016 has got to be better so I hope that you and your family have a very blessed and prosperous New Year! See You Next Year and much LOVE!


First I will bring you up-to-date.
Why I am so far behind blogging? After updating my work area, photography studio…I worked very hard on getting babies ready for a show in Denver this past July. Not an easy task, wanting to show them was just so hard not to do. It was my first real road trip in a long time! I was stressed, but excited at the same time. Then, we (my family) started losing cousins. Since January we have averaged a cousin lost every two months. Let’s just say that it didn’t help my stress level, not one bit. The last one was in August. They were all close cousins, all of them. Ranging in age 22 to 70 years of age. So my heart was heavy, especially with the 22 year old. She was going to graduate from nursing school this past May, dying suddenly and leaving behind her young son. I still don’t do well with losing family, it just reminds me of what I am trying so hard to move along from, it’s so very hard.
Denver was interesting, my sister, Lil D (my baby) and I drove straight through from Missouri and back. We were already warned that there wasn’t much to see…they were right, we got excited about seeing the windmill farms! LOL Lots of rolling grassy hills a few horses and cattle, even saw a tiny herd of buffalo. So, there you have it, grass, grass and more grass! The show setup was beautiful and huge, but being in it’s infancy stage there were a few hiccups that made it a little difficult to be at your best! I have to admit, I actually did get to shop this time and didn’t get everything that I wanted because I didn’t get to see every supplier(a good thing, because there was only so much room in my little SUV), but I did get a nice little haul besides my supplies! I purchased 7 kits (Bonnie Brown’s “twin A & B”, Marita Winters “Denver Rose”, Laura Tozio-Ross’s “Vincent”, Bountiful Baby’s fairy twins “Clover & Jasper” and an older kit Dimples by Melissa Palesse! They are all just ADORABLE!!
I have started on the little fairy baby twins, I just couldn’t resist. Jasper is wide eyed and curious and Clover is just snoozing as twins do! I have their little wings, outfits and everything ready. I will be painting them with a permanent air-dry paints that I am totally in love with…Miracle Blends. They are just awesome!! I will have babies on my “Available Babies” page that have been done with these wonderful paints.
There were tons and tons of beautiful babies and awesome talent! I just hope that one day I will be able to afford one of Laura Tozio’s silicone babies. The word gorgeous just doesn’t come close to her babies!!! I now have faces with names, I got to meet the lovely Debbie Henshaw (TNGUN) I use a lot of her beautiful mohair for my babies, pretty Julie Beck and her lovely babies and a lot more new faces and friends. I have lots of pictures! As well, all of the sculptors that I met were so gracious! Claire Taylor, Bonnie Brown, Donna RuBert (so funny!!!) and she personally autographed Taleya’s body after making a very lovely compliment, Marita Winters, and of course Laura Tozio-Ross and her very beautiful family!
Marita Winters:
Debbie Hensaw 
Julie Beck & my baby
Laura Tozio
Donna RuBert
Sorry this is so long and I know too well that it’s been a while and September is not a great month for me. No matter, I have made up my mind to get back in the saddle “and get out of my own way”. I will keep you more up-to-date with my babies."

I am so excited that I finally got my blog moved closer to my website (so to speak). I just wanted you to know that it’s a new location and I am working on getting the available babies on site! I have finally got shelves up, supplies have a home now, getting rid of my home gym that I know that I will never use again, for my photo studio, that will be independent of the nursery!! YEAHHHH!!
I also have a new one, a tiny one, a micro-preemie! I just love doing micro-preemies! Her name is Philana (“Zane” sculpt by Marita Winters), she’s just adorable! She has beautiful skin tones by using Jo Sonja’s permanent air dry paints. Just a teaser. She is 10.5″ long, weighs 14 ozs.,  has “milk mouth”, sporting a cutely styled clear cap strawberry blonde mohair wig (just for change), custom sewn outfits and more!

I have most of the available babies photos done, now I have to figure out the photo gallery! Never a dull moment…"
The really wonderful part about the doll show in Denver is that I got to take my baby "fur" with me. She was a hit in her own little stroller. I do have some babies to put on here and they are on my website which I was also sadly neglecting. I am getting excited because, I am trying out new air dry paints "Baby FX and Miracle Blend Paints" and the powders. I have so much more, but for today...

From my heart to yours... Hugs, Judie www.loveisforevernursery.com