Thursday, August 30, 2018

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Altered Bottle ~ Happy Heart

I created this pretty altered art bottle in 2017 and sold it at a show in Battleground, Washington at a wonderful venue called El & Em. I like to keep a record of everything I have made in my art leanings, and had failed to keep one of this fun piece. Now I will be able to add it to my Pinterest account for posterity. That is why my blog is the first stop for these pictures.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

A Gorgeous House with a Mansard Roof

I love this style of mansion. Yes, I called it a house, but indeed, it is really a mansion. The mansard roof is a favorite of mine. I learned that in France one was charged a tax on each floor below the roof line, and so, architects got wise and designed the third floor to be above the roof line. No extra taxes. I am not 100% sure of this, but it sounds good!

The earliest known example of a mansard roof is credited to Pierre Lescot on part of the Louvre built around 1550. This roof design was popularized in the early 17th century by François Mansart (1598–1666), an accomplished architect of the French Baroque period.[5] It became especially fashionable during the Second French Empire (1852–1870) of Napoléon III.[6] Mansardin Europe also means the attic (garret) space itself, not just the roof shape[7] and is often used in Europe to mean a gambrel roof.

In any case, enjoy this picture of a beauty by my standards. Cheers! 🍷

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

SOLD-Altered Make-Do Doll from Parts of Different Dolls

Here was a sweet little, antique, porcelain doll head, broken and in need of care. And then the very old body without a head. Of course, in my joining them I created a whole doll, albeit a make-do of sorts. I enjoy painting a little bit on old faces, bringing them back to life. This little doll's original painted eyes were faded to not even being there.

I am happy to announce that this dolly with the rosette on her dress is off to her new home in beautiful  New York!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Fairy Princess in Pale Pink

My latest fairy is a princess in pale pink. Made of spun cotton and sculpted Paper Clay, she is 8 inches tall and wears a dress made of early 1900's, very pale silk.

One day, soon, she will be on my Etsy store. 

Thank you for visiting and viewing.

The Fairy Pledge

This enchanting paper doll honors The Fairy Pledge with the following words:

If the fairy pledge you take 
         A flower fairy friend you'll make.

Be honest and true
Think good thoughts
Be nice to one another
Say please and thank you
Be cheerful
Listen to others
Plant flowers

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Paper Doll ~ Fairy With Mourning Dove

This is my newest paper doll. She is, of course, a fairy, and in fairyland there are wee doves just for them. This paper doll is 8 inches tall and is permanently adhered to her stand which brings the total piece up to 10 inches in height.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Altered Art/ Make-Do Doll

Here is what I call an altered art/make-do doll. To learn more about her, visit my ETSY shop.

Thank you for visiting. 💖

Friday, March 23, 2018

Sisters in the Garden ~ Mixed-Media Collage ~ Paper Dolls

Two paper dolls, sisters, happily walk in the garden collecting flowers for the sheer joy of it.

This is a mixed-media piece in collage with the paper dolls in 3-D, although, they are permanently attached to the antique book board substrate.

To learn more about the sisters, please Click Here.

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Magical Poppet Doll

I love the folklore world of poppets and dolls that represent a touch of witchcraft, albeit, mine only apply to that of goodness for the love of that which is most important in this big old world of ours. Here is my little magical poppet doll. She can be found in better description at my shop.  To learn more about her, please Click Here.

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SOLD - Fairy & The Lost Kitten, Mixed Media Paper Doll on Antique Book Board

As a doll maker, my fondness for paper dolls is strong. This is a paper doll, although not independent of her background; only in that she is indeed a cutout doll, but permanently affixed to the substrate which is an antique book board. It was the hard cover of an old book that fell apart. And this makes this piece a mixed-media collage.

To learn more about this piece, please click here.

Thank you for visiting.
Christine ~

SOLD ~ My Happy Border Collie Painting ~

My Newest Little Book, A Sudden Fancy

To be found for sale click on: Etsy Store