Thursday, November 25, 2021


Happy Thanks Giving!
I am thankful for all of you. My cyber friends and family that make my days a little brighter and happier for knowing just a bit about your lives. A bit of the joy you bring to mine. A bit of reality outside of my own. 
I thank you all for the good wishes, prayers, spells and charms you sent my way last week, it is not wasted. However, my hope did not come to being. It is an, "Oh Well" moment and in all of my being there has to be something better coming my way.
I have to be thankful for what we have, not what we need. 
It's part of life and life is ever changing.

This is TAD hosted by Rain. Now, even if you don't join in please stop by there to give Rain some love. She lost another beloved pet and her heart is heavy.
The theme this week is Stripes.
I simply found some things in my house. 
Some fabulous fabric.
Beaded spirit wolf
Crochet afghan
Couch pillow
And who can live without a stripped paper clip?
I don't have any foodie photos this week but I did create a new spirit doll. You can see the first one here.
She is made with seaweed bulb for the base of her head.
I left the seaweed bulb bare on the backside.
I love this face. I will have to make more.
One of my cabs on the backside.
I used to create these dolls a lot and forgotten how much fun they are to make. My focus is on the doll, when I look up many hours have gone by. Thus no time for cooking. LOL
Whishing all of you a very happy and blessed day.
If you don't think the delta variant or covid 19 can hurt you, 
YOU ARE WRONG! Protect yourself and others. 
Get Vaccinated and Wear a MASK! 
Nicole/DVArtist Honor and integrity in art, in life.


ashok said...

Happy Thanksgiving Nicole

Cathy Kennedy said...


I'm sorry for your disappointment of whatever it was you were hoping would materialize. Like you, I"m very thankful to have a good friend in you. Blogosphere has opened many doors to new friendships, something that I had not expected when I began this journey 11-years ago but one I'm appreciate. Have a blessed Thanksgiving with family and friends. May your cup (or your plate) runneth over! :)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Cool stripes! Love the spirit doll too. Happy Thanksgiving!

Tom said...

...strips galore, neat!

Valerie-Jael said...

Fabulous spirit dolls. Have a great week, Valerie

Gillena Cox said...

Wow!!! You brought out the stripes in a big way
Happy you dropped by my blog


Iris Flavia said...

Yes. Life is always changing.
Sad to loose a loved one, be it human or pet.
I have such blouses with stripes, too, always reminds me of the ocean.

"The wolf is just a puppy, so why you gonna worry me for..."
Soooooo perfect!!!
Oh. perfect for Thanksgiving!
I would... do you sell this? Does America deliver to Germany? (Germany does not deliver to USA).
HA! I have such paper clips, too!

I need to e-mail you! About the cuppa! Or, whilst we´re here... the theme is the ocean - I just wonder why there is a cup and such a tiny teapot on top - how do you use that, what is the separation for?

(Love your doll, too)

Lisabella Russo said...

I am grateful for you too Nicole, just the here and there bits and bobs have meaning and I'm thankful for you! I'm sorry it didn't work out this time, but I hope something even better will come along. I love that doll you made very much.

NatureFootstep said...

she is a bit too creepy for me, but I love her head and hair :)

craftytrog said...

The doll is amazing Nicole, and great examples of stripes!
Happy Thanksgiving!

David M. Gascoigne, said...

When I look around the house I am amazed at how many stripes I see!

Christine said...

So sorry your hope did not materialize! Beautiful stripes though.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Happy late night Thanksgiving, dear. Hope it was good, even though your plan didn't materialize.

You found lots of stripes in your house and I especially liked the pillow and the crochet.

My name is Erika. said...

I got home last night and crashed in front of the TV, so I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving Nicole. I am loving all your stripes. That paper clip made me smile. And your spirit doll is amazing. I'm not a big doll fan but these spirit dolls are something I could get into. Have a great FRiday! hugs-Erika

Barbara said...

So much to enjoy, I love the pillow especially. I know the “losing track of time” while making spirit dolls. I’ve been getting back to dabbling in making those too.

carol l mckenna said...

Trust you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that Spirit Doll is so creative and beautiful ~ Wow~ Xo

Living in the moment,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Debra said...

I'm thankful for you too! I look forward to your posts and the creative energy you have. I'm sorry things didn't work out how you wanted...I love it that you still have joy-I think that's amazing.

Lowcarb team member said...

I like all the examples of stripes.
Sending lots of good wishes.

All the best Jan

Giorgio said...

My favourite artwork is crochet afghan.

Have a nice time, Nicole :-)

Rita said...

Sorry the change you'd hoped for didn't happen.
Lovely stripes and doll. :)

Luiz Gomes said...

São obras de arte sem igual. Boa semana.

Rain said...

Your spirit dolls are just so amazingly lovely Nicole! Thanks for the special words, I feel the love. Your paper clip!!! So cool, I want one lol...