Friday, October 16, 2009

Here it is, Folks!





















Well, here it is.....my hundredth post on this blog! I started blogging in April 2008 with a great deal of trepidation, being a bit of a techno-klutz. It took very little time to figure it all out......and now I am up to posting for the hundredth time. As promised, I will be holding a draw to celebrate this milestone. All you need to do to be in the draw to win a little handmade something made by me, just leave a comment below and I will add your name. If you don't mind doing it, you can also leave an email contact, but I understand if you don't wish to do this - you will still go into the draw.
So to celebrate post no 100, I have a real mixed bag, a miscellany, a melange of eclectica here today.
Firstly, we visited a friend who rescues orphaned wildlife and hand-rears them to be returned back to the bush. Sadly, he says our Tassie Devil numbers are so depleted (from devil facial tumour disease) that he thinks these will be the last devils he rears. The other animal is a wallaby, which should have been weaned by now, but still returns twice a day for his sucky-bottle of 'Wambaroo', which is a special formula for marsupials.
Secondly, I was the lucky winner of Cynthia's birthday giveaway (http://www.thefairiesnest.blogspot.com/) - this little sweetie is what arrived in the post a couple of days ago. Go and have a look at her fabulous fabric creations.
Thirdly, here are some panels I painted to go beside the door of the new computer lab that has been installed in the Art Department of the high school I work at - the kids like them - a bit more interesting than blank chipboard!
And lastly, this head is a new Izannah Walker-style doll that I am working on. I hope to get it finished this week, but it's not looking good for time.....we'll see!
A thousand thanks to all my followers and visitors who have left great comments - you have all made this such a blast! I'll draw the winner of the giveaway on November 1st.














72 comments:

Kaerie Faerie said...

It is hard to think of you as a Klutz at all, your work is so beautiful, but I understand the the figuring out the computer thingie, you and I share the same age era. I love your blog, it is a joy to read
Kaerie Faerie
merfaerie@gmail.com

bensonbear said...

WOOHOO I can breathe again! I've just passed the 50th Blog milestone, who'd have ever thought? Aren't those babies so beautiful? I'm always looking out for Devil scat when I'm out walking the dog, I don't see all that much these days, and if I do I pull it apart to see if it's got crushed up bones in it, which indicates a healthy Devil. Happy 100th Susie :)

pixiesinthehouse said...

Wow...wish I was a Klutz like you...so detail oriented! I adore those baby Taz...sooooo cute.
all my best
(Stephanie)pixiesinthehouse@gmail.com

Jess said...

Hi!! I used to do wildlife rehab when I lived in Virginia, of course it was North American wildlife rescue, opossums, raccons, deer, rabbits and birds - wow that must have been rewarding - and as always, love your work, it is amazing!!

Jess

Cody Goodin said...

Congrats on your hundredth post my friend. I have so enjoyed your sharing your art and word. I was also glad to have met you in person this year. Looking forward to your return to the states again soon.

Sue said...

Susie, congrats on your 100th post! Quite an achievement! Looking forward to at least 1,000 more! LOL

That baby kangaroo is just too cute! I like the panels you painted, and am looking forward to seeing your new Izannah Walker type doll!

Hugs!

Sue
spbarton@gmail.com

Moriah said...

Awww... such cute little fur babies! What a rewarding job that must be, I envy your friend.

Congrats on the 100th post!

mlb@mlbstudios.com

Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

Whoo-hoo! Congrats on your 100th post. I didn't realize that was a wallaby. For some reason I thought it was a kangaroo joey. Or is wallaby another name for it? Either way he's adorable.

I can't wait to see your Ella Saturday doll. (Valerie says she's gorgeous!) Cheers!

Judith said...

Hi Susie.What a gorgeous baby kangaroo. Congrats on your 100th "post" on your Blog. Blogging is fun, and you get to "meet" some great people.Some in person as you have found out.

a painter said...

Thank you for the wildlife photos. What cute babies they are!

Your new Izzy is looking great and the the panels are just the BEST.

Congratulations on your 100th post! I love visiting your blog though I don't always comment.

Pattee said...

Your dolls Susie are just amazing... and I love everyone of them~ this one too will be awesome!

Oh it tears my heart open to see orphaned anything.. Your friend is doing such a great deed something that so many people wouldn't do... please tell them thank you from me.
Pattee
Oh yea drop me in the hat please~

Stitch1Peta said...

Hi Susie
Congratulations on the 100th post. I love to see what you are doing.
Peta

Connie "Lilies & Dolls" said...

Wow I thought you guys had a bag of hugh rat babies at first. Poor little devil babies! I hope their numbers will grow. I love your blog. Your art is so inspiring!

FairiesNest said...

Congratulations!!! The Taz babies are so adorable, how sad that they are so endangered. And I'm so glad you like your doll! :)
Cyn

anjah said...

Hallo Susie,
Your blog is really wonderful. I love it. And therefore is an Award waiting on my blog for you.

Hugs from Anjah

Rose Prescott said...

I have loved your doll art for some time now. If I ever get back to your part of the world I'd love to meet you. Your art has influenced and inspired my own doll art. Thank you very much.

Mary said...

Loved seeing the baby animals. Your wall art is fantastic. Your dolls are so breath taking beautiful. I Love viewing your work . Please put me in the drawing . Hugs, Mary ---- dollmaker.mary@gmail.com

whimsymoon said...

Congratulations to 100 wonderful posts! Here's to
many, many more!
Hugs!

Karen Mallory said...

Congrats on your 100th post Susie!
The poor wee baby animals! It is so sad that the Devil is endangered. Bottle feeding animals is fun.
I think your dolls are exquisite! Hope you blog many more posts!!
hugs Karen
klmdoll@aol.com

Carla said...

Oh my, I would love to have something made by you. What an honor it would be to win.

Juanita Lanaux said...

Sue,
I so admire your work and congrats on reaching 100 posts. May you have 1000 more posts to celebrate!

Denise said...

Your work is beautiful and inspiring. You have more talent in your little finger than I ever will have. Thank you for sharing life in your part of the world with us.
Denise D.

Sandy Pine said...

Hi Susie,
100 posts is a lot of sharing! So,thank you for sharing your art. I just love looking at the beautiful dolls you create. Keep on blogging, you have a wonderful fan base here.
Sandy :-)

Nita Butler said...

Congrats on your 100th post! The panels that you painted for the computer lab are wonderful as is all your creations!Please enter me in your giveaway!

Thanks Bunches,
Nita Butler
dbutler61@sbcglobal.net

CindySowers said...

Can't wait to work with you, Susie, on the TDP! Your dolls are gorgeous! I think it's going to be awhile before I have 100 posts. You are doing well!

Cindy
cindy@cindysowers.com

CindySowers said...

Can't wait to work with you, Susie, on the TDP! Your dolls are gorgeous! I think it's going to be awhile before I have 100 posts. You are doing well!

Cindy
cindy@cindysowers.com

Cherie said...

Congrats on your 100th post! Here's to the next 100!
Cherie
cherie@clickworks.com

kimber said...

Congrats on your 100th post. I still need to "start" my blog! Looking forward to your next stateside visit!

hugs,
kimber

edakid said...

Susie, Whoo-hoo! Congrats on your 100th post....looking for at least 100 more....love your blog..
Edna

DianneSahakian Dolls, Minidolls, Crafts said...

Hi Susie It is wonderful how your friend takes care of the baby animals and rehabiliates them and the releases them. I always enjoy looking at the dolls you make they are exquisate! Congratulations on your 100th post. Love and Hugs Dianne

CAT said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. I love your work, and would love to win something made by you. I loved the pics of the baby animals Too sad about the devils.
CAT
crytalwolfsings@yahoo.com

Judi W. said...

Congrats on your 100th post! I may not comment much but I do read all your posts!

Wylde Iris said...

I love to see how your work pushes the boundaries on doll making/figurative art. I would be honored to have a piece of your work.

Wilma said...

Congratulations on your 100th post - a great achievement in itself, but also a wonderful record of your creative aceivements.

Rivkah said...

Oh I am so glad I found your blog. I didn't know you had one... what a pleasure to follow your wonderful work and all you do!
~Rivkah

Jayne said...

Just love to look at your dolls. Thank you for sharing your talent with the world.
Jayne Swanson
jaynequilts@sbcglobal.net

therose said...

We share of a love of art and taking care of animals. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Look forward to spending time in the not to far off future.

Rose
Gibbons

HElen said...

Congrats on your hundredth! Your art is wonderful!
Helen

Lena11763@aol.com

Ani said...

You're definitely NOT klutzy Susie, your dolls attest to that! :0) Congrats on you're 100th, may there be 1000's more to come! LOVE the baby pix, I would never be able to let them go back to the wild, I am such a softie for animals. Blessings to you, Ani (click on my name to go to my blog and email me from there!)

Pam R said...

Congrats on 100!

Maggie R said...

Congratulations on your 100th post...I enjoyed my visit here ,,, your work is amazing...
xoxo
((((hugs))))
Maggie

Allegro Melody said...

Congratulations on your 100th blog post! I always enjoy seeing your photos and of course love seeing your art and dolls. Hope to see you here in the States next year!
best,
Melody
allegromelody@gmail.com

donna said...

Hey Suzie: I love the Doll Street and seeing so many wonderful artists. Your blog is epecially wonderful! So many different styles! Please enter me in the draw for something you've created.
I just love your work!
Donna Murray
donna@pacinfo.com

Susie McMahon said...

Thanks for all the great supportive comments, everyone!
I'll be making the giveaway prize this weekend, and I will post a picture of it when I do the draw on Nov 1st. All of you who have responded so far are already in 'the hat'.

Yve said...

I don't know how I've missed your blog til now - Cynthia's fairies are all so lovely, you lucky thing.... I'm totally in love with the Tasmanian Devils, I didn't know that they were real! They look so adorable in that little sack, bless! :o)

100th post, too, congrats!
freaky.littlethings@virgin.net

flyingbeader said...

Congrats Susie & you are doing fabulous! Those devil babies are so adorable, but I could imagine they'd be a hand full. Love the new piece you are working on. Can't wait to see you in 2011 here in Columbus...
dot

yvonne said...

Love your blog, just found you. Will be exploring more of your posts. Love giveaways! thyme4giving@yahoo.com

Abi said...

Those fur babies are absolutely delightful. 100 posts - wow - that's amazing - congratulations! Cheers (as I raise my glass of red wine) to another 100!

Bonnie Lee Fontaine said...

Oh boy! Your 100th post! Congratulations, my friend! I was watching an episode of "Crocodile Hunter" the other day because he was in Tasmania! Gorgeous country, Susie, and amazing wildlife. Wombats are the cutest things ever.

The painted panels are fabulous, as is all your work. May you continue to create from your heart, and to share the beauty that is there with all of us! :o)

Deanna Hogan said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! Quite an accomplishment. I really enjoying viewing your work, and I know that some day, I'll get to see you and your beautiful dolls IN PERSON.

Deanna
blueherondolls@hotmail.com

Debb said...

Love your dolls and the baby animals are just so cute .Never seen a devil baby before.I'm having a halloween blog paty with a drawing if you like to sign up at http:halloweenjinglesbellsboo.blogspot.com

LMPartdolls said...

Susie,
First off, Happy 100th posting! How exciting it is to reach a magnificent milestone such as that! I have only just began blogging myself, and can barely think of ever reaching the 100 marker. In retrospect, you look back at all the blogs and the time spent posting your wonderful creations. Every minute of it is worth the effort. You have a wonderful gift of creating fabulous works of art; it is one thing to keep it to ourselves, but to be able to share it with the world through a blog, now THAT is facinating! Your work is beautiful and I have long admired it. I wish you 100 more blogs to go with the first set...and many more beyond that of course.

Take care,
Lori
LMPartdolls
lori@lmpartdolls.com

Edwina Sutherland said...

How sad that the Tassies are endangered!

Nice head! It makes me think of wooden dolls.

feltedfigures@yahoo.ca

Neptune's Baby said...

What a wonderful thing technology is!!! I am here in Daytona Beach, Florida and can be inspired by your incredible talent and generosity. Thank you for taking your time and energy to create this blog.

Best regards,
Cyd

Cyd.cross@gmail.com

M. Annie said...

I would love to be in your draw for the giveaway. I met you this past spring at Columbus, Ohio, and admire your work so much. My email is: byhullbyhand@yahoo.com. Thanks so much for all you do to add beauty to the world, Mary Ann Hull

Lindar said...

I love your blog. Congratulations on #100 and hello from San Antonio where we still talk about your visit! Linda Ellen

Jan Marie said...

100th wow! Congrats are in order. Love your work... Amazing detail.
Jan @ jlovell@janmariedolls.com

Cheryl said...

Love your work and can't resist posting for your blog giveaway. First one I have ever posted too. Just spent the last 2 days studying your book on doing faces and am going to try making Moxie. Your Ella Saturday was fabulous. I did Susan for that challenge. Took my GD to AFIC to see the dolls and asked her to pick her fav for the voting. She picked Ella. LOL She is 4.

Cheryl said...

Love your work and can't resist posting for your blog giveaway. First one I have ever posted too. Just spent the last 2 days studying your book on doing faces and am going to try making Moxie. Your Ella Saturday was fabulous. I did Susan for that challenge. Took my GD to AFIC to see the dolls and asked her to pick her fav for the voting. She picked Ella. LOL She is 4.

alarttex said...

Hello Susie
Congratulations on your 100 post!
All the photos are very nice, I especially love animals too!
Your Izannah,Wow!!I imagine when she's finish.....fabulous!!!

Hugs
Maria del Valle
alarttex@gmail.com

Laurie Scott said...

Hello, love your work, can hardly wait to receive my order from you.

Pauline said...

Hi Susie, congrats on the 100 posts...mine is in 3 post time...we must have started at a similar time.
Love your blog mate, its awesome..talk soon
cheers

Daria said...

I just love your blog. And your work. Will order your facebook from etsy....must start doing some more dolls. Put me in your drawing as I would love to own one of your works. Have fond memories of your workshop in KY. Recommend to all...
thanks, Daria

chaoscorner said...

Susie - have always enjoyed your work over the many years I've seen it and it's wonderful being able to hear about it in your blog these days - keep it up!
Anne, Sydney

Judy Skeel said...

Congratulations on 100 posts Susie! WHat an accomplishment. The animals are adorable and your Izannah style doll is, as IMHO, as lovely as everything else you do! I look forward to your next trip back to the USA and hopefully another class together! Hugs to you!

Penny said...

Hi Suzi.home from a fabulous o/seas trip just in time for your draw.Love your work and still have the face you did at the class on the Gold Coast so many years ago, I won it, who never usually wins anything and it hangs on my wall.
Penny
rivingtn@bigpond.com

Megan said...

Hi Susie

So glad you joined the blog world - it is such a treat to see your work. Love all the comments here - it's a rollcall of dollmakers!

Dessa Rae said...

Hi Susie,
I have been a fan for a long time!!
Congrats on your 100th blog post.
The fur baby pics are adorable.

dessadolls@hotmail.com

Fabby Dolls said...

Hi Susie, Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations with everyone. Thank you also for all of the great tips, techniques and your generous, giving attitude, I sure appreciate it.
deena5@hotmail.com

Fabby Dolls said...

Hi Susie, Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations with everyone. Thank you also for all of the great tips, techniques and your generous, giving attitude, I sure appreciate it.
deena5@hotmail.com

Devonna said...

your work! congrats on your 100th,I'm getting ready to start my first...oh my. Devona

B. vera said...

Congratulations for your 100th post,I admire your work and your talent, all your creations are amazing!!
Bertha

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