Monday, May 16, 2011

new beginings!

So after reading an article in Art Doll magazine that featured people who make traditional Czech marionettes I decided to give it a try! of course i didn't read how to assemble or make one....thought I'd just make it up as i went along. i do that, a LOT...with that being said, i didn't think about the materials that would make a good marionette so i used Sculpy Extra Light. It wasn't until after i painted her i realized wHy the traditional ones are made out of wood, sturdy-ness! hmm...guess she will have to be more of an art piece than a functioning puppet.
I'm still really happy with how cute she is! maybe she will morph into something completely different, stay tuned!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

has it reaLLy been that long???

hey! if you click on the underlined part below, you get a little peek at Mr. Alastair, the Apothecary Bear :) he's almost ready for his public, he needs a few finishing touches!
So0o a dear friend left me a note yesterday telling me she directed a friend of her's to check out my blog. my BlOg??? forgot i had one, forgot how to post too lol! ok so 2 years went by and i should have a lot to talk about right? it's funny how the more time passes the harder it is to think of something that sums up where i've been and what i've been up to! As some of you may know, i have been struggling with anorexia for over a decade. It's a disorder that kills your creative soul, and turns your days into rituals and obsessions. The past 3 years have been the most difficult, the reason being is that i know so much more about eating disorders, yet i still struggle every day. I thought if I had the information, the treatments, the 'tools' to overcome the fear of recovery I could just do it. Well I'm still fighting the good fight but it does tend to put my creativity on hold for long periods of time.
so0oo blah blah blah...let's get to the fun stuff already~
To get back into the swing of things art-wise i started small...ok not really!! i decided to collage my bedroom door!! Here's the top half....

And here's the bottom!
Couldn't get one snapshot to fit the whole thing in, there's a lot more detail to it but the door's location and all...anyhoo!! Hope you enjoy!
Right now i'm really excited to be working on a bunny girl marionette!! I will update with pictures as i move through the process. It's a new thing for me!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

and he gently drapes the beautiful crystals in her hands...

just cruising on Etsy this cute is this??? and she makes up the sweetest little stories to go with each one.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

She broke away from her world and fell into someone elses.
She broke away from her world and fell into someone elses. by Kari Atol

Not a whole lot going on with me! Waiting for the sun to come out someday...i swear the gloom is gonna be the death of me. Still on the polyvore kick so i thought i'd share some lastest ones.

Oh! I am teaching at Zinnia on Friday 11-4. Its going to be the Mandala class again! It's super fun and easy and you will love the results--scouts honor!! =)

Saturday, May 30, 2009

don't ever believe it's easy...
don't ever believe it's easy...
You are second hand smoke,
You are so fragile and thin,
Standing trial for your sins,
Holding onto yourself the best you can.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Dolls for Sale!

happy Tuesday everyone! Here is a sneak peek at the dolls that will be for sale at my Etsy shop! They will be posted Wednesday at 2pm Pacific time.

This is miss Vivianne, she's a prima ballerina.

This is Mirabella, sweet as can be~*
This is Giselle, as you can see she has a bit of an attitude!
This is Fleur, she's a bit of a mystery. She loves vintage clothing & tattoos. And this is the beautiful Madeline! She adores her polkadot knee socks!