Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Encaustic Work ~ New Beginnings for Me


I recently took a wonderful class by a dear French art teacher, Laly Mille. I am so very happy to have found Laly. She is a marvelous instructor. Her videos show every detail one needs in order to learn what techniques she has to offer. I am drawn to Laly's love of light and all things beautiful.

This piece is a copy of hers, albeit, nothing in comparison. Nonetheless, when I first spotted hers online of course, I knew I would one day like to own such a picture. That is one reason why I choose to actually copy hers but also for the purpose of learning. Later I shall do my own subjects.

I am still in the beginning stages of learning so much about my latest love which is collage art.

I have not totally left my love of early things behind. I intend to incorporate a bit of the early in my new art form, and of course, collage has been around for a very long time as well.


Saturday, May 6, 2017



This is my new Marie (Antoinette). I only do the bust under glass as seen here, and in this case she was called Gentle Belle and Beauty. Of course, I will continue to create this design, but each one will be different. This one is sold. Soon I will have others.

Thank you for visiting.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The New Me and an Old Doll Look at the Same Time

Clothilda

SOLD


Hello all who visit me. As some of you may see, I have changed my look here on my blog, as well as on my website and my Etsy shop and my Facebook Design page. Yes, the lighter look is in my heart. It has been growing for some time now. 

My little Clothilda I made from a wonderful Gail Wilson kit. Clothilda is on her way to live in England very soon. 

Meanwhile, I am still designing and creating, but more along the line of mixed-media. I will continue to make my same dolls from time-to-time, but not in the historical reproduction sense of the word. They will be a little more in the realm of art dolls, as that is what I enjoy doing of late. So bear with me and watch for my new dolls. 

Thank you so much for visiting, and I wish you all love and joy.



Thursday, March 2, 2017

Newly Sold of My Creations


Little Fleur, A Doll on a Tag

I love to take shipping tags and convert them into art. Little Fleur just sold and so I'm sharing her here and now. 





My Amy in Vintage Purple

This Amy of mine was sold, or so I thought, but no matter how long I waited, the-would-have-been-buyer never sent the money, and so I re-listed her and voila, she has sold and now resides in New York!








Tillie a Queen Anne


Tillie did not last long on my ETSY Store and I am delighted to say that she now resides in New York too!  I loved painting flowers on her bust. I am breaking away from tradition and convention. The artist in me no longer longs to reproduce exactly the old. I am looking forward to more adventures in utilizing mixed-media, collage, etc. into my world of doll making.





Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Laly Mille and Encaustic

I haven't been here in a long time! My mind has been turned toward learning new art forms, and these are the first results from a delightful class by a lovely French artist. This is, of course, an online class. Her name is Laly Mille, and here is where you can go to see all about her: http://www.lalymille.com

These are my first ever encaustic pieces. Utilizing burlap and plaster to create the substrate, that Laly taught us was such a pleasure! This is collage art too.

This series of three has a wee story. Laly beautifully explained to us how to gather the words we long to use in art. 

I am still learning from her, and so I shall be back soon with my next piece.

Happiness to all of you!!!

Love,

Christine