Zendoll says ....

Welcome to Zendoll Workshop where art making and musings will occasionally provide mirth and a message.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Throwback Thursday

Yikes! Big hair, bad curtains and vintage family shots!
Throwback Thursday is a new feature on Good Morning America, so I give them all the credit for sending me back into my archives this morning. I've reached an all time low in my art production this summer, but when interruptions come in the form of old friends visiting and family gatherings, it's hardly a sacrifice. The art and jewelry production will have to wait. Cheers dears!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Rainy Day Monday

This should brighten up your day!

Saturday, August 24, 2013


This is what happens when you go into a book store in Japantown, in San Francisco, and come out with a random collection of graphic clips on the CD found at the back of a book. It is simply called Mix Collage - wool, cube, wool! The name of the book store is Kinokuniya. Have a colourful weekend dears!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Lyric Pond

What do you get when you cross a scenic setting near Creemore, Ontario with its passionate residents and a good cause?  You get a memorable night in the country, a fabulous outdoor meal with fine wine, and an incredible lineup of musical talent ......  featuring Blue Rodeo, Jesse Cook and a talented acquaintance who turned out to be an amazing performer too - Tim Magwood. How sweet it was!

Thursday, August 15, 2013


Meet my assistant, Luisa-Ralph. Poor thing has gender issues, and who wouldn't when you get called Ralph from the beginning of time .... right up until you go to the vets to be spayed and not neutered. She's not really my cat but since she has sought refuge here to avoid unwanted attacks from her puppy brother, I felt it was only fair to give her a girly name more suitable for her majesty. She's rather fond of the jewelry making table as you can see here, and when she decides to help me out, it's nearly impossible to find any work space. Typically she spreads herself out and sunbathes right on top of my trays and supplies, rendering me both useless and smitten.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Hidden Meaning

For someone who has not been bitten by the stitching bug, there was something about the random stitching in this felted pillow that really spoke to me. If you're more stitching savvy than I am, maybe you can tell me what it is that you see in the  pattern of grommets and threads. Perhaps it was the fashionable interior design store in Hayes Valley, SF that had me in a trance. Is it supposed to be a formation of stars?

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Silent Sunday

Take a quiet moment to use this animation gift from Go Gratitude as a meditation tool. Think of it as a heart opener - a reminder to open and access greater love energy. Breathe in Love .... exhale Gratitude!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Flea Friday

Finally made it to the Alemeda Flea Market in Oakland, California! This is just a wee smattering of what we found. While travelling, we keep our purchases to a minimum, but nothing takes away from the experience of sniffing around and enjoying the flea culture in a place like Cali. The first Sunday of every month, and the ship loading docks of what was once a naval base were the setting for what was only our third family flea trip. The other two were outside Boston Mass. and in Arcadia, Florida. The first order of business upon returning is to carefully organize the ephemera and photo collections so that the new can be easily found the next time a collage calls for such elements...... or like so often is the case, just left in pouches to be rediscovered when the hunt is on...... it's like taking a trip all over again - the kind where you travel back in time. Enjoy this weekend's outings dear ones.