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Welcome to my Christmas in July sale!

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Good morning, and thank you for stopping by!  I hope you will enjoy looking through my sale items, and perhaps you’ll find something which you would like to purchase.  Here is the procedure for the sale:  The price reflects a 20% reduction in the original price, and all sales have free shipping within the continental US.  Please email me with your choice(s), and when you do, please indicate the email used for paypal.  In the event that there is more than one customer who wishes to purchase an item, the earliest email will have that item, and others will go on a waiting list.  Payment is to be made through Paypal, and I will invoice you.  Your follow through with the purchase must be made within 24 hours.  If I do not hear from you, and if there are others on the waiting list for the item, I will move to the next customer, or simply return the item to available status.  I have done this sale information in segments, so as to make it an easier view.  There is a lot of winter/Christmas – well, it IS Christmas in July, but there are some other pieces as well.   Hold on, everyone!  this is a BEEEEG sale!  And, I have secretly chosen one piece which will be free to the customer!  This is a SALE!  The online doors will open at noon Eastern time , Monday July 28th, and run through Friday, August 1.  I know, I know.  It says Christmas in July, but I’m overlapping!!

EVERYDAY pieces ……… all items are made of paperclay and or papier mache, painted with acrylics, and sealed for protection. Please email me at:

Baby robins: 4 1/2 inches long, 2 3/4 inches tall $36.00             ginny@ginnydiezelstudios  SOLD!  thank you!

Molly and her babies  6 inches x 2 3/4 inches  $36.00

ginger and white tabby 10 inches x 4 inches   $44.00

You’re mine calico, and Cattitude tuxedo 8 inches tall   EACH $36.00

Flower child and Good kitty cats  EACH $36.00

Birdie paperweights  3 1/2 inches tall, made of a heavier weight clay  EACH $12.00 Bluebird is SOLD!  thank you!

Bunny with his bouquet 5 1/2 inches  $24.00

Roly Poly Uncle Sam 7 inches tall $44.00

Ready for more?  Let’s go!!!!!!!!!!!

CANVASES  all are wrapped canvases, painted with acrylics, and sealed for protection.  With a wrapped canvas, the back of the piece has a “ledge” of wood for hanging.  The deep cut canvases can stand on their own!  Wowzer!  You can put them anywhere!

DANCE birdies deep 8 inch wrapped canvas  $28.00

Balloon bunnies – 6 inch deep wrapped canvas $24.00  SOLD!  Thank you!

SING 6 inch deep wrapped canvas $24.00

LAUGH 8 inch deep wrapped canvas $28.00

Love me, love my cat 8 inch deep wrapped canvas $31.00  SOLD!  thank you!

Bunnies in love  6 inch deep wrapped canvas $24.00

GROW 8 inch deep wrapped canvas $28.00

Dancing buddies 6 inch deep wrapped canvas $24.00

DANCE 8 inch deep wrapped canvas $28.00

WOO HOO!  A few HALLOWEEN goodies!

Night riders 8 inch x 10 inch wrapped canvas, suitable for hanging or leaning  $39.00 SOLD!  Thank you!

Macbeth who?  5 inch x 7 inch deep wrapped canvas  $33.00

Pumpkin kitty with his mousie 10 inches tall  $47.00  SOLD!  thank you!

Pumpkin princess with her kitty  5 1/2 inches tall   $24.00

Pumpkin guy sculpted atop an old bobbin from a New England mill  10 inches tall   $31.00 SOLD!  thank you!

Winter/Christmas coming on the next post – just to give your eyes a break!

Christmas in July sale – Part TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

OK, folks, here are the winter/Christmas pieces.  Get ready!  There is a lot to see !  Please remember that the guidelines mentioned in the first post apply to this one as well.  All pieces are sculpted with paperclay and or papier mache, painted with acrylics, and sealed for protection!  If it is as hot where you are as where I live, you’ll appreciate the coooool themes!  Let’s get at it!


Big Belly and Wreath Santas – 8 1/2 inches tall EACH $49.00

Santa’s toy pack  6 inches tall, 5 1/2 inches in diameter  $38.00  SOLD  thank you!

SNOWMEN!!!!!!!!  I have a lot of them on sale, because I find that folks like to leave them out all winter long!  Yay!  Soooooo……………

Top hat snowman with cane, and Bird’s nest snowman 10 inches tall EACH $49.00

Happy snowman with his bird’s nest and bird 9 inches tall  $44.00 SOLD!  thank you!

Caroling snowman – love his bow legs!  10 1/2 inches tall $49.00  SOLD!  Thank you!

Snow angel  4 1/2 inches tall $26.00

Ramekin snowman (6 1/2 inches)  and Wood block snowman (6 inches) EACH $24.00  Block is sold!  thank you!

Nordic sweater snowman (9 inches)  is $56.00 – the dots painting made me cross-eyed!  Long scarf snowman (9 inches) is $42.00.


Merry Christmas sign is 10 1/2 inches x 4 inches, sculpted details on plywood.  That means the Santa AND the words are all clay.  Love those candy cane letters! Painted with acrylics, sealed for protection.   $24.00

Believe sign is wood with all details – stars, Believe, and the Santa – sculpted in paperclay.  12 inches x 5 1/2 inches.  $24.00.

Santa snow scene is paperclay sculpted onto driftwood.  All elements are clay.  10 1/2 inches long with tinsel garland for hanging.  $24.00

Merry Christmas snowmen sign – snowmen sculpted in paperclay onto a piece of driftwood.  15 inches long with tinsel garland for hanging.  $19.00

Noel Santa sign is paperclay sculpted onto driftwood.  9 inches long with tinsel garland for hanging.  $17.00

Meowy Christmas sign with paperclay sculpted kitties onto a piece of driftwood.  10 inches long with tinsel garland for hanging.  $32.00

ORNAMENTS!!!!!!   YAY!  All are made using paperclay, and various other materials.  I string my ornaments with mono filament fishing line, so that they appear to be”hovering” on the tree – not a lot of hanging strings in the way.

Santa ornies -  #1 and #3 are sculpted on driftwood – 6 inches long. EACH $16.00.  Paperclay Santa #2 is 3 inches long. $$14.00. #3 SOLD!  thank you!

Reindeer ornies paperclay with wooden legs, and wire antlers 3 inches long x 2 1/2 inches tall.  EACH $12.00

“Ample” angels – hey!  You’d have to bulk up to fly a lot, too!  4 inches tall.  EACH $14.00 Both angels are SOLD!  thank you!

Birdhouse ornies  – the look of the wood without the weight.  4 1/2 inches tall, with chickadee or red bird.  EACH $12.00

Snowmen ornaments:  silver icicle snowman is 7 inches long $14.00.  Blue hat snowman and red hat snowman with cane are 3 inches long, and EACH is $14.00.  Red hat snowman is SOLD!  thank you!

CHRISTMAS CARDS  sold individually.  Each is a 5×7 card, with an envelope for $1.00, or you may purchase a box of 12 for $8.00.  I do have stock in the cards.

Snowmen chorus line

Birdies Christmas

Holiday giggles

There you have it!  I’m whipped from doing all of this computer stuff!  But, I wanted to do this sale – my first ever blog sale.  I hope you have enjoyed the review, and please contact me with your choice(s) or any comments or questions you may have.   I’m thinking ahead to the fall…….perhaps some sort of giveaway……..stay tuned!  :-)

Thanks for a great show!

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

For those of you who stopped by my booth last weekend, thank you so very much for your interest in my work!  And, for those of you who were not in the Washington, DC area, here are a few pictures from the show!  I will return to Chantilly for the fall show October 17-19!  I’ll be bringing lots of Halloween and Christmas!  Get ready!!!!!!

American Holiday Artists Studio Marketplace Debut!

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Here’s my blog giveaway to celebrate the opening of the AHA Studios Marketplace!  He’s a sculpted jol on a mini canvas, and comes with his own easel!  READ ON!  See how you can win this original piece of artwork from me, and find out how to win from our other artists as well!  OH boy!

We have a wonderful lineup of talent for you!  I specialize in sculpted pieces from papier mache, and various clays, as well as a lot of illustration work for companies with whom I am licensed.  I’ve been at this for a looong time!  You may have purchased something I designed in garden flags, figures, rugs, textiles, Christmas cards ….well, I am now branching out into needlepoint canvases as well.  You never know where I will pop up next!  Here’s more about our group………..

We’re three years old, and today we launch our marketplace to expand the horizons for you, our collectors!!  Our artist members offer fresh one-of-a-kind, heirloom-quality seasonal and holiday theme art—from hooked rugs, to whimsical papier-mâché characters, cloth dolls, folk art, fantasy art, paintings, one-of-a-kind ornaments, artist patterns and more!  This is brought to you, directly from the artist’s studio to your home year round, made with you in mind, by award-winning and respected artists.

Visit American Holiday Artists Studio Marketplace at .Opt in and subscribe to our mailing list and receive our free monthly newsletter-you’ll keep up with new monthly-artist members, new work, artist challenges and future events. New arrivals featured the 25th of each month.

And for weekly updates, drop in at our blog:

To launch us on our artistic journey with you, we are taking the theme of The Christkindlemarket in Europe where all things are possible for the holidays………….

You stroll among the tents where artists have displayed their work, so stroll through our artists’ blogs, leave a comment on each one, and perhaps you will be a winner of original artwork!  All you have to do is leave a comment, and each artist will announce the winner on September 12th.  The artists have all silently picked a random number of a comment, so if your number comes up, you will be the happy recipient of their creation.  It’s that simple, and that much fun!  So settle back, relax and begin your stroll.  The list below shows you the participating artists in our market blog giveaway.  Look on my blog roll, underneath the logo for American Holiday Artists, and you will find the links to their blogs..  You can do your hopping thing, leave comments, and have a chance to win fabulous original work from some terrific artists!  So, leave me a comment, continue your journey, and enjoy our launch!  Thanks for looking!

Suzanne Urban Designs
Mothers Dream Artworks
Seasonal Whimsies by Susan V.
folk ‘n’ fiber blog
Alycia’s Art
Back in the day Originals
Cathy Santarsiero The Christmas Corgi
Elysian Field Originals
Fantasy Whispers
Folk Art By Penny
Folk Art from the Heart
Ginny Diezel Studios
Golder’s Creaky Gate
Granny Wolf Original Art Dolls
Howling Moons Blog
Lowell Country Designs
Lynn Bernier Portfolio
Skellyton Art
The Goode Wife of Washington County
Whimsical Endeavors
Wings and Paws whimsies

Look for them tonight!

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

The update for pfattmarketplace will be this evening, around midnight, Pacific time.  Since I gave you a sneak peek a couple of days ago, here is the full image of what I will offer – watercolor cottages, each with a tiny bird on the roof.  These are really small little homes  – 1 1/2 inches to 2 3/4 inches tall,  and sculpted from air dry clay.  Join all of us tonight as we offer you lots and lots of eye candy!  Yes!

What are these?

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

What are these?  Well, you can find out soon!  Check out my site on pfattmarketplace late Friday night – around midnight, just as we move into April 10th for the update!  See you there!

Oh NO! BEEEG correction!

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Well, my little brain just kicked in, and I realized that today is the 9th of September, and the update for pfatt occurs around midnight TONIGHT!!!!!

For those of you who read my previous post, I apologize.    I tell you, the holidays on Mondays play havoc with my sense of time.  Well, at least that is my story and I am sticking with it.  So, here are sneak peeks at the other pieces!  Hope you will join me late tonight at pfatt!

Two more paperweights for your consideration…..

Thanks for looking!  See you there!

It’s official!

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

It is indeed official!  Yesterday, we had the launch of the Together We Can Foundation!  We are a brand new foundation begun in Virginia Beach, Virginia to serve the needs of the underserved in our community.  Our first undertaking will involve foster teens who are aging out of the system.

Are you aware that you and I have a custodial responsibility for every foster child in our communities?  I think most citizens hear the words foster child, and don’t know what that really means.  As soon as a child enters the foster care system, he or she becomes OUR child.  No, it’s not a biological thing, and it’s nothing which requires anyone to be super human.  What it does require, in my opinion, is that a given community must be mindful of what these children experience – and they experience far more than any child should – and work together for positive outcomes.  Through no fault of their own, these children live life on the edge, and they need to come back from that edge and see that there are possibilities for them in the future, regardless of what has happened to them in their past.

That’s where TWC comes in!  We have already been networking within the community, talking with our community college about opportunities for higher education, meeting with individuals who can raise a public profile of this situation through media, etc. etc.  And, yesterday, we were fortunate to have the First Lady of Virginia Anne Holton Kaine to appear before City Council to speak about her For Keeps program she has spearheaded to help foster children find permanent homes.  Prior to her Council appearance, during which time she gave us a big boost, she met with all of the Board members and the juvenile court judges for what was a terrific lunchtime get together!  What an exciting day!

Our Board members are rarin’ to go, so  look for more posts on our activities.  In the meantime, you can check us out at the Together We Can Foundation website.  Take a few minutes and go through our interactive information.  The needs of foster children are not exclusive to Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Nationwide, there are approximately 500,000 children in foster care.  This means that you have children in your area.  Think about how you can help, can get involved, and change a life for the better!

A blog award? Me???????

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Yes, it is unbelievably true! My new blogging friend, Sheila, from Freckleberry, presented me with this award. I have been trying to put the picture into my blog, but there’s something I am just not doing correctly! Oh well…I’ll figure it out. At any rate, this was totally unexpected, and I am so happy to be thought worthy of this! Sheila has been so kind to me, so I want you all to go and visit her blog to see the wonderful pieces she has been working on and is sending to FolkWorks Gallery in Evanston, Illinois. Her work will be there for November and December for the big Christmas show. If you are even remotely close to Evanston, you owe it to yourself to visit this rare and exciting gallery which features ooak from American artists. Additionally, Cease Giddings, the creative genius behind the gallery, carries antique quilts, vintage jewelry, and vintage linens. It is eye candy extraordinaire, AND so is Sheila’s work! Thanks Sheila!

Meet Mikey!

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
Hello world!

Hello world!

Meet Mikey!   He is one of several new little friends who frequent my backyard in the late afternoon and evening. At this time of year, the raccoon babies are about two months old, and their parents are teaching them how to search for food. Well, they need go no further than to my house! I have set up a feeding station on the other side of the fence where the land slopes off to the marsh. The raccoons wade in or swim in, depending upon the tide, and stop for a while to eat. The babies are learning so much every day, and usually are pretty shy around humans, but Mikey is my new best bud. I have named him Mikey because he eats anything – cantaloupe and bananas are his faves! Actually, he enjoys little peanut butter sandwiches, apples, peaches, and strawberries, and plenty of nuts, if you have ‘em!  I put out lots of sunflower seed every day for the birds and squirrels, and raccoons love them as well.  They are able to grasp little pawfuls and are quite refined as they eat.  Look for more posts about Mikey!  He is growing daily!