Monday, December 12, 2011

I know I'm not alone

Trying to focus solely on what I want here but I am finding it rather difficult to keep my ego at bay. This is a wonderful opportunity I have before me..Having an art rep, bringing my creations to market..

This is a serious gig, and my creations are not serious..They come to me magically, not creating by "color collection" no serious planning, just creation, so..This is like a school project and the grade is, "will they sell?"
My ego is racing with comparisons, trying to make everything perfect."IT" (ego) is questioning my taste, my selections, my process, etc... It's kind of getting me down and nutso over here.
I think this is something that every artist comes up against at one time or another.
I don't like it.
I am really banking on my
"trust the process" necklace lately.
I'm getting down on myself for taking so long to do EVERYTHING in this process.

A display to make, tags, postcard/brochure, headbands, finish my etsy site, stamps made, mannequin heads, photo shoot,editing, headbands headbands headbands-20 different styles.
All of which I am totally grateful for but honestly..
Even with all my faith in my creations, loving them with all my heart,
But honestly...

I'm afraid..
What if they are not liked.
What if they are made fun of.
What if what if what if....
Where is my power?
Just Fucking do it!
All is well,
All is well and you never know until you
"just fucking do it"
Focus on what you want
Follow your heart
trust the process
have faith
and...plant your seed..
I feel like such a hermit engrossed in all of this...
gotta go, gotta get this "show" on the road...
Please all, can you send me some love,

to help me stay focused on my heart, not the "what if's"?
Thank you
I am doing my best...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Hello all...

It has been a busy week.
I can hardly believe its Thursday already.
I've had my face glued to the computer and hand to the pen and paper scribbling zillions of notes.
My studio is a MESS.
My brain is a little the same,

I have faith that this is a beautiful and productive mess,
and that gracefully,
all these notes, scraps of paper, saved computer pages will all drift into a nice neat pile titled:
Business Plan for Nato Botto Art.

I Hope you enjoy my inserted color inspirations..
They are a taste of what will come to fruition
in my spring/summer 2012 collections..
More to come..
Have a great weekend :)
Pixy Pocahontis

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

What's going up :)

Short and sweet and right to the point..
Super excited here..
Sheesh when am I not?..
Am I overly excited?
No, I don't think so,
just a real happiness for life
and grateful!
I've got an art Rep!
I've got some deadlines...
I've got some real serious focus too!
The Universe is a beautiful vastness of everything of
you could ever dream of:)
For real..
My focus?
"Pixy Pocahontis"
She will soon becoming to...
a boutique near you,
More to come soon!
Different than what you've seen..
The best is yet to come..
Can't wait to share!
for now...
Peace and Hugs
Pixy Pocahontis

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Oh what the H e double L

Oh what the flup!
Am I just on an endless reach for what I want?
Are my dreams too big?

Am I crazy or all of the above?
Well, I may be crazy, but I like to think my crazy is
"the good kind to be?"
Oh what the flup..
A friend just gave me an article to read..
Was she trying to tell me something or was it just...
just I don't know what?

I'm all flustered...You know what...
If it doesn't feel good then it is not in sync with my heart.
that's one of my rules..

(Here is a wrist clutch my mom made)

Sometimes I forget about that..
I am now beginning to feel as if this is a divine subject for me to blog about, so here I am,
Pixy Pocahontis...

Someone wrote an article about
when to give up dreams.
Specifically titled
"When to let go of a Dream"
We'd never tell you to give up, BUT sometimes, a satisfying life grows from knowing when to trade one vision for another-and savoring what you've learned along the way.
by Brett Paesel

This is in the November issue of Self magazine
I'm just gonna start out by saying this..
In life, it's all about balance..
Joy, growth, physical, spiritual, love, IMO...

(This is my mom Carol)

The balance of these things are so simple yet so hard for many.

What does your heart say? What brings you Joy?

If you listen to your heart you will always find the way to your dream, In one form or another.
It's when we make assumptions, take things personally, not true to our word and don't do our best that we are not following the divine guidance of our hearts.
"If you regularly check to see if your dreams need an update, you can move forward and spare yourself a world of pain"

Well Brett, What if we have not yet achieved our dreams,

and are working enJOYably everyday towards our dream
and....what if we infinitely worked toward that dream everyday,

(Click the picture above to go to my mom's Etsy)

but it was the "picture/vision" of the dream that motivated you, inspired

(another ones of Grams Little Bags)

you, and through that inspiration and following of the heart you inspired others.

(click picture)

And by following this guidance of your heart you always had everything you ever needed...

(all the crochet's things are made with Love by my mom)

Things just came to you like little gifts..
I may be one of few, that believe in this truth,
but I don't think so..
Everything you'll ever need resides in your heart..
If it came from the heart...believe in it!

Joyfully chase it,
grow from the chase..
It is when we are no longer growing that we find ourself out of balance.
Center yourself

What does your heart say?

Now...I'm not going to let you go on thinking that I am practically perfect in every way..
But I am..perfect, giggle
So are you.
I am just learning, practicing everyday,

Living the balance of Spirit in the physical.
The balance of "following your heart/spirit" living in this
physical world of illusions..

Being able to stay focused in pure joy and love (spirit/heart)

while so many in the world focus on the negative things,

fear, worry, jealousy, illusions

It makes it difficult to not get sucked in..
This is where Faith comes in..

Don't let others illusions create an illusion for you
follow your heart

Have faith in what you believe in..
All hearts are one
No matter the difference of appearance
and lastly..

see only love
and again one ever said this was easy
and no one ever said it was so simple..
which is the truth?
Much much love and thank you for
sharing your love with me.

Friday, October 21, 2011


Hello all...I would like to do a giveaway again, but..I would like some help in spreading the love too :) Please..I am offering the choice of one of the following: a super cute pair

of earrings, a trust the process necklace or an embellished print (A print mounted on wood, embellished with fabric,findings and such, super cute) What I require is

posting a link to my Etsy page on your Facebook newsfeed wall in hopes that it will be seen by others...Also...Sharing this link in a separate post.. because

I am looking
to gain an audience to share with :) and more thing:)
a separate post sharing my blog.. If you do this you can be the lucky winner..(psst I usually do more than one giveaway prize) PS, Tweeting is also wonderfully appreciated :)
Christmas is just around the corner..

IF you take part in this giveaway please leave a comment here so I know who you are :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Hello all :) I just wanted to write a quick posting and say...
I'm not slacking here..

I'm juggling..
I have many fantastic things on my plate right now..
Kind of like an exploding pillow full of feathers in a joyous pillow fight..
Each feather, graciously floating in the air,
swaying from side to side,
all gently drifting into place.
One could look at it as complete chaos
but what I see is..
Divine timing.
Peace all!
Be back soon..
When is soon?
Divine timing :)
"The Pixy Pocahontis"

Thursday, October 6, 2011

What Goes Into Making a Pixy Pocahontis Headband :)

Have a little Pixy, free spirited and fun, have a little Pocahontis 
grounded and strong, what's that say? 

"Pixy Pocahontis."
 Hair accessories and thing-a-ma-bobbers made with love. 

Pixy Pocahontis hair accessories are made from 
various scraps of fabric, Feathers, ribbon, yarn, embroidery floss, tulle, a tad of glue, buttons, trinkets and more.
 Love Love Love..

This is the KEY ingredient. 
Oh yeah, also Just letting go and following your heart.

What does it say? 
Does it say put flowers with zig zag? 
"Just fucking do it!"

It's gonna look awesome :)
When making these little beauties I start with a 
favorite type of plain headband.

(My favorite is Goody's fabric covered ones in bright primary colors. They have a medium thickness and thin..)
In this demonstration a plain plastic headband from goody is being used.
I start with some fabric that I've cut into 1 1/2-2 inch wide strips that are about a yard long.
A rotary cutter is GREAt for cutting the strips.
Get your glue gun..
I prefer the hottest guns for a super melted in the fabric connections.
No unraveling here...
Start at one end of your headband and glue down your fabric and begin to wrap it around until you get to the other end.
Glue again..

The glue will burn your skin off, down to the bone.

You can then layer bits of fabric here and there if you desire, like a little patch work effect or like putting a 
garter belt on your headband:)

I also like to embellish it with random bits of
 embroidery floss and tulle..
Here and there..
Just following my heart in the process..
Feels good..
Some headbands are embellished with 

Rosette thing-a-ma-bobbers, some with feathers, some with bits of scrap fabric, ribbon or tulle..
Oh and again..
Lots of joy!
Some of the headbands smell sooo good from the 
use of essential oils in the process.
Oh geeze how do I explain the process of making the Rosettes?
Here it goes..


Get yourself a square-ish fabric base, sized a little larger than the size you want your rosette to be.
Take one of the strips of fabric that were cut for the headbands..
Make a knot at the very end of it.
Next, begin twisting and rolling the fabric around the knot, trying to create a circle around the knot..

now here is the tricky part..
Add little dabs of glue gun glue here and there to keep it secure and.....
Do this without burning the crap out of your fingers :)
What ever hurts us only makes us stronger right???
Once You get it to a desirable size glue
 it down onto your square-ish base, 

trim off excess..
Now you are ready to secure it to the headband. 
"oh gosh"
 All of a sudden I am really cravin' a gin/vodka tonic.
Is that wrong? lol
Next a little extra tulle strips are tied onto the headband,

 near where the rosette will be, but not too close together because you need a semi smooth area of headband to glue the rosette to.

Now extra bits of fabric scraps 
are layered upon, constructed together, 
to form some extra embellishments for underneath the the rosette..

They are glued to the back of the rosette..
And then the rosette patch is glued onto the headband

Cute, eh? :)

Last thing..If you live semi close by... 
and you are interested in having a girls luncheon or a ladies craft night watch for my posts on my Nato Botto Art Facebook page and/or The Abbey's.
I am in the works of scheduling some fun classes/projects to make, 
Just in time for the Holiday's.
Would you like to make a headband for someone?
Stay tuned for more information..

Pixy Pocahontis is...
Creations from the heart..
Oh and thank you Genie for taking such Lovely photos and demonstrating the process for me. 
Your hands are so beautiful :)
You are Beautiful!

Looking forward to explaining the
Baked Fruitcake concept one day.
Curious aren't ya?