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Today is a beautiful rainy spring day in Seldovia. A little wind, a little sun and here and there some sprinkles of rain.

I am making some homemade soup and finishing up some artwork. I am so glad you stopped by..please get yourself a cup of coffee and join me in my kitchen studio.

I have a regular studio upstairs ...but to tell you the truth..my kitchen table is where I do most of my art....with a cup of coffee and good friends stopping by to chat. Sit down and stay awhile..I am never too busy for company!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Finished elf number three

 He comes with his own little battery operated candle in a jar. He can be seen locally in "Creationz" my daughter-in-law's shop here in Seldovia.

Christmas Elves finished

 This little girl elf is my favorite so far and is for sale in my etsy shop. www.sandeesvillageshop.etsy.com
Her hat is my favorite part!

 This little elf with the red hat on went to Georgia...I don't know if he has arrived yet, but, I sure hope his new owner likes him.  I was so lucky to find the perfect pair of eyeglasses for him.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

I have posted new photos of the Elves I am working on.....I am hoping to have them done by Christmas but right now it is touch and go.

More progress on Elves

Sculpting them was the easy part....dressing them is a whole other story!

Christmas Elves

I started to make Christmas elves and here are some WIP's (works in progress).  I have been using Dawn M. Schillers Book  "FaeMaker" as a starting point. She makes it look so easy....

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


I have been adding new mermaids to my Etsy shop.  www.selvsaas.etsy.com  I still have several to add but these are just a few.

I haven't felt like doing much since Shannon passed. I am still in disbelief of it happening. 

I had these little mermaids almost done before and now it is an effort for me to finish them. I am hoping that this is the therapy I need to get me through this time.

New Mermaids on Etsy

Thursday, August 16, 2012


My oldest daughter Shannon passed July 23, 2012. My life is changed forever. I will miss her. Her celebration of life will be held in Seldovia, Alaska, September 1, 2012 at the Seldovia Library Multipurpose room. It will be a potluck so bring your favorite dish and join us as we celebrate her life and memory with family and friends.

In Memory of Shannon Marie Bouchard

In Memory of Shannon Marie Bouchard

Monday, July 16, 2012

Beautiful Day!

A Beautiful Sunny Day in Seldovia!  After about 2 or 3 weeks of rain...what am I doing in the house?

Saturday, July 14, 2012


The following photos are the sculpture I worked on this summer. At least that is where part of my time went. I really like how she turned out. You can follow along in the pictures and sort of see how she was made. There are many, many more photos, these are just a few.

Done for now

Yep...I like it!

This color!

What color hair?

Costuming Meara

Meara "WIP"

Sculpting Meara

Here are photos of Meara as a work in progress. She is made from the wire out, all handmade by me, including her eyes, and clothing.

"Meara" from the Royal Courts of the Faery Realms