Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Two Shirleys

Greetings All,
Meet Shirley Miller (left) and Shirley Green (right), aka Shirley Sr. and Shirley Jr.  They both are two of my favorite "Darling Divas" and lovers of all things fiber related and some.

Saturday, December 28, 2013


 Greetings All,
Meet Majula, Myka sister and a lover of Cheetah printed faux fur.  She is also a member of the "Wedding Dress Projects" and is wearing a lace teddy made from the wedding pillow's lace.  Her necklace is from the Gail E. Spann collection.

Her dress is a crepe-back satin in a plum color accented with a gold leather belt and matching boots.
 Her coat is a cheetah faux print with a matching plum crepe-back satin lining.  Her be-jeweled journal and pen are from Pier One and match her ensemble to perfection.

 Two more divas hanging out together plotting their events for the day and dress to the 9s...

Wednesday, December 25, 2013


 Greetings All,
Meet Myka (left) the latest in the Darling Divas family.  Myka is wearing satin, taffeta, and Cheetah fur wrap.

Her dress is iridescent taffeta with gold belt, boots, and gold plated chain.

Myka has also carrying with her a be-jeweled journal with matching pen that she pick up for herself and her sister Majula who will be connecting with her later.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Goodbye Gallery Romain

Greetings All,
My tenure here at Gallery Romain has come to an end.  It has been a very interesting journey thus far and I am going to run on to see what the end is going to be.  I will keep you posted.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013


Greetings All, 
The Darling Divas/Friends are busy.  Corinth, Rob, and Lark are participating in the Prairie Fiber Arts Guild exhibit at the Contemporary Art Center in Peoria, IL as a part of the Citywide Celebration of Women Artists.

Brother Enoch (left) has found him a new house-mate and will be relocating soon.  Missy Toles (below) will also be relocating to Tennessee this month and there will be only three house-mates so I need to get into the studio I think.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Keke lastest update

Greetings All,
Keke made it thru here reconstruction surgery and is doing grand.  In fact she's doing so well that to took a tour of Gallery Romain here in Peoria, IL.  She stopped by the office and posted for a picture and to say hello to the other divas/friends.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Keke reconstructive surgery

Greetings All,
I received an email from Keke's house mate about an accident that has happened.  Keke was attacked by one of the housemates pets and is in need of reconstructive surgery.  I have never been able to recreate an exact copy of one of my divas, so we shall see how close I can get.  This will be the first diva that I have worked on since our relocation and  I will keep you posted.

Friday, July 5, 2013

1st Friday/Relocated

Greetings All,
We are still here and have made some adjustments to being in a new place and space.  Today starting at 5 pm until 9 pm we will be making our debut at Gallery Romain in Peoria, IL @ 1919 N. Sheridan Road.  

1st Friday provides an intimate look at studios, galleries and arts organizations. Meet artists, musicians, neighbors and collectors. The tour includes locations and spans a breadth of artistic media. Come, enjoy the unique efforts of creative and talented artists living and working in Central Illinois.  This is a CIAO event.


Monday, March 11, 2013

2013 Cultural Connections

 Greetings All,
We had a grand old time at the 2013 Cultural Connections at Dixon Elementary School.  Blondean (left) has gone off to Georgia.

Egypt (below center) has gone off to the far south-side to hang with Cathy Tompkins the collector extraordinaire.
Ife (below right) has join a great collection of Divas/doll at Frankie Anderson also on the south-side of Chicago.  Janira (below center) has gone to the northwest side to reside with the doctors Scott on Nashville who are friends from my early years and it was great seeing them again.

Cousin Minnie (left) and Poinsettia Flowers (right) have gone off to Ohio to reside there and their house-mate, Pro. Margaret Ismalia-Mitchell was just a delightful person to spend time with and I know that they shall be happy there.

Umeko (below) found a house-mate with a wonderful sister-friend-artist Felicia Grant-Preston who has taught me this last year to say I love you to more than just blood family.  Thank you to all who stopped by and I love you.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Road Trip

Greetings All,
The Darling Divas/Friends are gearing up for an annual Road Trip to the Cultural Connection at Dixon Elementary School @ 83 S, St, Lawrence, March 9th and 10th.  We hope to see you there and if you do attend stop by and say hello.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Cousin Minnie Update

Greetings All,
Cousin Minnie has been a bit sad since Mamie got a new housemate so she thought that if she update her look that maybe she too would get a housemate.  She has added a blond mink shrug and a lovely wooden purse that she got at boutique "Hobby Lobby".  We shall see if this helps and keep you posted.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines!

Happy Valentines Day!  
Have a great/safe day.
Much Love!