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Thursday, November 10, 2011

ArtsLIVE feature

I am the featured artist on the ArtsLIVE website.  ArtsLIVE is a nonprofit partnership of arts venues, organizations and leaders promoting the arts in and beyond Northwest Iowa. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

New Website!

I'm excited to announce my new website at 

It is a work in progress, and I will be refining it now that it is live.  My web designer, Anitra Wolf of Blue Lake Websites did a fantastic job, and she taught me how to add my own content, which means it will be a work in progress for a long time to come!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Blog Feature

THANK YOU to Courtney Jo of "The Everything Soap Blog" for doing a SpiritMama feature today!

See the feature here!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

I Love October!

October is one of my favorite months!  I love how the leaves change color, the air crispens up, pumpkin patches open and Halloween is on the horizon. 

Here is what I've been up to this month:
The whole family went to Poppe's Pumpkin Patch in Lakefield, MN last weekend.  It was beautiful and the kids had so much fun running around, picking pumpkins, playing with the goats, and they even have a corn maze!

Here are some cake toppers I've made this month:

 This is a Christmas ornament with a child.  It can be modified to have another child, or only one adult.
Available in my etsy shop: Sock Monkey Santa Family

It's always fun to get a Day of the Dead cake topper order, and this one has a skeletal cat, so fun!

Have a great October, and if you are in a seasonal climate, enjoy the beautiful colors of Fall.

Thanks for stopping by,
Waxela (wa-shay-la)
aka SpiritMama

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Winner is...

Thank you to all who voted and entered!
I used the Random Number Generator to find the winner, and the winner is 
SHEN, with vote #2798.

Congrats Shen, you can use the $50.00 toward any item in my shop, or I would be happy to make something just for you!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Blog GIVEAWAY! My ART for your VOTE!

My ART for your VOTE Giveaway!!!

My husband just quit a very secure paying job to follow his passion for business coaching, and these are uncertain times to quit a stable job, but really making a career out of your dream is priceless (as we all know as artists), and this contest could not have come at a better time.

What we need is your vote in this contest.  If he wins he gets $5,000 to put into his business, and the opportunity to double that by competing at state level :-)
We are very close to first place, so I'm getting creative to get you to vote!
 (please read all instructions below first)
Vote Link:

What am I giving away?
$50.00 in SpiritMama Bucks for you to use on anything in my shop! You can put it toward something that is already made, or I can make a custom item for you, a Christmas ornament, a cake topper, jewelry or anything else you can think of. 

How to win?
The contest is going on now, and ends Friday, 9/16/11 at 11:59 pm
You can enter each time you place a vote, the rules are that each person can vote in the contest one time per day.  That means you yourself can only enter once, and there is a limit of 1 vote per entry, per day by computer network.
But you can have a chance to win each time you get someone else to vote, just follow the steps below to enter my giveaway as many times as you want each day through 9/16! Call and email the link to your friends and family and enter every time they vote, be sure to get the number of their vote (see below)!

On Saturday 9/17/11 I will count the entries and use Random Number Generator to choose a winner from the voters who left comments.  
Winner will be announced in the afternoon on 9/17/11.

How to enter:
You will see a place to enter your email address and verify a code.  Don't worry, they won't send you email.
Take note of the number of votes in the section just below the VOTE section.
Comment on this post to get a chance to win the gift certificate.
You must report the number of your vote in your comment for it to count!
*Important- be sure you leave your email or that it is in your blogger profile so I can contact you if you win.

Thank you!!!
Waxela (wa-shay-la)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Day of the Dead Art "Viva La Vida"

I have so much fun making Day of the Dead sculptures, so I decided to try a framed relief sculpture.

"Viva La Vida" is a relief portrait of a skeleton couple in celebration of "Dia de los Muertos", or "Day of the Dead". It can be hung all year or just saved for that special time of year. 

 "Viva La Vida" means 'Live Life' or 'Live The Life', and is an expression used to celebrate life.

 If your space is craving a little color, this framed art piece will spice it up! It is a 5x7 frame, which measures 6.5" x 8.5" total. The characters are sculpted from polymer clay. The frame is turquoise and from Ikea.

I can do custom made portraits of couples, families, and pets. Just write to ask me for a quote.  This piece is available here.  See my shop for more fun art!

Thanks for stopping by!

Waxela (wa-shay-la)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sock Monkey Santas with Heart Wedding Cake Topper or Ornament

I am working on some holiday themed sock monkey ornaments for my etsy shop.  This is the first one has two monkeys in Santa hats holding a heart.  The heart can be customized with names and a date.
See my etsy shop to get your own!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Day of the Dead Wedding Cake Topper

One of my very favorite things to sculpt is Day of the Dead portraits and cake toppers.  I just had the opportunity to do one for an upcoming October wedding.  What a fun way to get into the Halloween Spirit!

Want your own Day of the Dead themed portrait?
You can get one and read more about them here in my shop.

Thanks for stopping by!
Waxéla (wa-shay-la)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

A Few of My Latest Cake Toppers

Here is some of what I've been up to:

Many more to come, that's all I have edited so far.  
Thanks for stopping by!!!
Waxela (wa-shay-la)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sail Away with Me!

Pictures of my latest sailboat sock monkey cake topper!

Friday, April 15, 2011

SpiritMama's photostream

Mini Sock Monkey 1" Doll House SizeMini Sock Monkey 1" Doll House Size with candy bananasSmall 3" Smash Cake First Birthday Sock Monkey Cake TopperSmall 3" Smash Cake First Birthday Sock Monkey Cake TopperBarneySock Monkey Birthday Cake Topper Five Inch
Sock Monkey Birthday Cake Topper Five InchSock Monkey Birthday Cake Topper Five InchSock Monkey Birthday Cake Topper Five InchSock Monkey Birthday Cake Topper Five InchSock Monkey Cake Topper Family BoySock Monkey Cake Topper Family
Sock Monkey Cake Topper Family backSock Monkey Cake Topper FamilySuperhero Cake Topper DallasSock Monkey Wedding Cake Topper Tandem BikeSock Monkey Wedding Cake Topper Tandem BikeSock Monkey Wedding Cake Topper Tandem Bike
Sock Monkey Wedding Cake Topper Tandem Bike aboveSock Monkey Wedding Cake Topper Tandem Bike backSock Monkey Wedding Cake Topper Tandem BikeJayden Mod Monkey Birthday Cake Topper closeJayden Mod Monkey Birthday Cake TopperJayden Mod Monkey Birthday Cake Topper side

I'm trying out the Flickr Blogger ap with some of my recent photos!