Back From Vacation

I have been quiet for awhile because I recently got back from my annual vacation to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, which was amazing and inspiring. Now I just need to get back to working on new primitive dolls again. In the meantime, I have a few pictures of highlights from my trip to share. The photos were taken by my husband and I with our new Canon 30D and new super zoom & wide angle lenses.

Bison calf in Yellowstone National Park
A frolicking bison calf (who was having a bit of a snit because Mommy wasn’t ready to wake up just yet that morning to nurse him)

Grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park
A yearling grizzly bear who was marauding around the Old Faithful Inn area

Bison in Yellowstone National Park
Part of a bison herd slowly migrating south

Yellowstone National Park
The gorgeous Emerald Spring in Norris Geyser Basin

Yellowstone National Park
The brilliantly colored Economic Geyser in the Upper Geyser Basin

Yellowstone National Park
A rare treat: Grand Geyser erupting

Yellowstone National Park
Coyote carrying a ground squirrel

Yellowstone National Park
An elusive North American Pronghorn in the sagebrush

Yellowstone National Park
Hiking trail along the rim of the 800-foot-deep Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Bears in Yellowstone National Park
Mother black bear with two cubs

Bears in Yellowstone National Park
The nicest man let us use his 800mm+ lens to take some extreme closeups

I already can’t wait to go back again next year.

Primitive Cupboard Sheep

Here is my latest creation – a pair of primitive cupboard sheep.

pair of primitive sheep

coffee stained primitive sheep

primitive sheep covered in vintage cotton batting

Both sheep are made of muslin stuffed with natural fibers. The woolly sheep is covered in vintage cotton batting and the brown sheep is heavily coffee stained. Both sheep have painted black heads, vintage cotton batting tails, and stick legs. Each sheep also wears a poem printed on heavily stained, torn paper that has been attached with two pieces of twine. The brown sheep’s poem has some dried flowers tucked in as well, and he wears a piece of twine adorned with a rusty bell around his neck. Kentucky Primitives gets credit for the design for this primitive pair.

Each sheep is for sale separately now on Old World Primitives.