Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Joyuex Noel Update

Greetings All,
I hope/pray that everyone had a great/safe Christmas.  I just got a slide show from Joyuex Noel, she's relocated to the home of Feaster Glassworks.  She's was so excited that she forgot to take pictures of the Feasters, but she did send images of some of the stain glass and some sculptures by Woodrow Nash.  Enjoy;>)

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Poinsettia Flowers

Greetings All,
Here is my final installment of my Holiday Divas, Poinsettia Flowers.
She too is wearing red lace in the form of a long gown with matching slippers and panties.  Her hair is adorned with a removal Poinsettia hair ornament. She has been reading "Girls Rule! The Power of You". This is a little book that she picked up at Borders by Beth Mende Conny and her daughter Julia Mende Conny.


The Holiday Divas would like to say to you all Merry Christmas/Happy New Year.  We hope/pray that you all have a great/safe holiday season and a Blessed New Year.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Missy Toles

Greetings All,
Here is my 2nd in my trio of holiday divas, Missy Toles.  Missy is wearing an ankle length gown and robe with matching slippers.  She also has ruby studded earring and a glittered poinsettia hair ornament.  I wonder if she's related to the fabulous artist Cheryl Toles?

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Joyeux Noe

Greetings All,
Meet Joyeux Noel my latest in a trio diva for holiday.  She's dressed in a lace jumpsuit with an over-skirt and has matching sandals.  She's also added a red glittered Poinsettia hair ornament and ruby studs in her ears to complete her ensemble. She waits for St. Nick to hurry with her special gift of a new house or help mate.  Happy Holidays!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Cousin Minnie and Mamie

Greetings All,
Here are two of my latest "Divas", meet cousins Minnie (left) and Mamie (right).  They are daddy's 1st cousins on his mother's side of the family and daddy's birthday was this month and I've been thinking of him and is cousins lately.  All of this makes me also think of "Chantilly Lace" and "Evening in Paris" colognes, talcum powder, freckles, giggles and hugs.  Mamie has already found a new housemate and we shall see what happens with Minnie.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Keke's update

Greetings All,
I have received a photo and short note from Keke, who wanted me to know that she's enjoying herself in her new home.  She also wanted to show off her new jewelry.  I so very glad that she's doing well.  

Monday, October 29, 2012

Bronzeville: An Age of Elegance.

Greetings All,
Here is a slideshow form the exhibit at Faie African Art,  Bronzeville: An Age of Elegance.  We had a great time and the "Divas" where a big hit as always.  Enjoy:>)

Friday, October 19, 2012


Greetings All,
Several of the "Darling Divas" have found new housemates and have left me in awe for now.

Kweli (left) has moved to the north-side of Chicago in Rogers Park with Carolyn Metcalf and I know that she will be much loved.

Abana (below center) has moved to the south-side Bronzeville community and she has a lovely house-mate Gail E. Spann.
Finally Ms Sula (right) has not contacted me as of yet to let me know where she will located once she finishes her speaking tour, but I will keep you posted.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Chicago Artists Month - 2012

Greetings All,
Several "Darling Divas" will be making a road-trip to "Faie African Art" for "Chicago Artists Month".  We hope to see you there.

BRONZEVILLE: Age of Black Elegance

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 to Saturday, October 27, 2012
Join us for delightful afternoon of lively exchanges with our guest artists and community supporters. Light refreshments, live music and good memories. Special guests and performances. Art sales.

Bronzeville: Age of Black Elegance Artist Reception
Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 3:00pm
Faie African Art in Bronzeville
1005 East 43rd Street
Phone: 773.268.2889
See map: Google Maps

Miss Sula - left
 Abanna - above

Roxie - right

Friday, September 7, 2012

Shrug update

Greetings All,
I have been having a grand time creating shrugs out of the fur collars that I was given. I wish I could remember who gifted them to me so that I could say a personal thank you. I have been very bless to have so many people that have given me wonderful things and just love letting them know what I have done with their gifts. Below are a serise of shrugs made from a golden opposum collar (top two pictures) and a sapphire mink collar (bottom two pictures). Now I must create a divas for them to be worn by. Enjoy:>)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Miss Roxie

Greetings All,
Meet Roxie (below), she's my latest "Diva" and she an ancestor from the 60s who was the head hostess at "Boss Martin Bar/Grill" on the greater west-side of Chicago in the Austin community.

She's wearing a wine colored faux-leather wrap dress, with wine colored leather boots, belt and she has a matching clutch.
She also has a vintage opossum shrug for a bit of added warmth and around her neck is a multi-strand necklace of vintage acrylic beads from the that accent her ensemble just right.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Meet Miss Sula

Greetings All,
Meet my latest diva Miss Sula and she's the guest speaker for the Women's Day Celebration at the Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church. She dressed in a drop-waisted dress and taupe knee high leather boots. She also wearing pearls and is wrapped in her mink stole.

Below are Miss Sula's Bible, hankie, and glasses. She had left them in the fellowship hall and they were retrieved by one of the ushers.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Wedding Dress Projects-Abana

Greetings All,
Here is the 3rd installment in the"Wedding Dress Project" Abana (left) is her name. She's dressed in her lace pajamas jumpsuit with a satin/lace over-skirt and matching sandals that I've updated (right). She is also wearing pearl/gold earrings and I'm loving the red nails and lips.

Friday, August 3, 2012

The Wedding Dress Project - Johanna July

Greetings All,
This is my next installment in the "Wedding Dress Projects" and her name is Johanna July (below). She's named after a person that I know and an African American cowgirl that I knew nothing about until now. Johanna is wearing an ivory lace dress with bronze leather belt and boots. She also has on large golden hammered disk earrings. I love the look in her eyes and the dimples in her cheeks.

Monday, July 30, 2012


Greetings All,
Here's Egypt! This darling is wearing the wedding ensemble that I created earlier. She looks so delightful. Enjoy:>)

Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Wedding Dress Project.

Greetings All,
I am often given things, fabric, buttons, beads, etc. I was given some wedding garments and also given a challenge to create. I started with the bridal dress (left) and the first creation is a wedding ensemble for one of my "Darling Divas/Friends" dolls.

I took the dress apart and sorted out the components and below center is the full view and the detail of the top of the dress.

Below left is the front full view of the robe, back full view of the robe, and a detail of the back of the robe. I will post this diva when I've finished creating her wedding slippers so for now I hope that you enjoy:>)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

We're Back!

Greetings All,
It been a while since I've posted. We have been having some issues with adjusting to a different environment, but we're back into the swing of things. Below is my latest diva Umeko which means plum blossom and she's a purple lover just like her creator:>)

I also have the latest adventures of Zuri who has relocated to Colorado and she's having a ball with her new house-mate artist Louise Culter. I also have several other divas/friends in process and will be posting more this week. I hope that you enjoy.