Thursday, July 27, 2017

Tillie in Red ~ Dwells in Merry Olde England ~ One of my Last Special Orders ~

This Tillie doll of mine was special ordered by a dear friend in England. It took me a very long time to get the doll ready and alas, I feel as though I did not do my very best work, but that is because I am always nervous when working on "an order", which is why I really do not, as a rule accept orders. It's the hair. I did not give it my best shot. My apology to you dear Grace. 😓 But I thank you so much for loving your Tillie just the same.

Meanwhile I'm just finishing up two more special orders for another friend here in the United States. The same deal. I'm not 100% thrilled with the two dolls yet. And so, I am taking this opportunity to swear that I no longer take orders. If someone wants something of mine, it has to be something I have put onto my Etsy shop. Even if people end up loving what I've created, the pain and angst accompanying "an order" is never worth my while. I hope I don't sound too spoiled. I don't mean to sound ungrateful, for I am indeed grateful, but I know my potential is seldom, if ever, met while creating a special order. Thank you for listening.  ~

Friday, June 16, 2017

My Little Book of Whispers ~

I just finished this dear little book that I learned how to make from Laly Mille. Laly is a wonderful teacher. Every step is clearly explained and her love of nature and spirit comes through perfectly. Laly is a delightful, young French artist. Her class is online which means you own it! Click here to visit Laly.

The Front and the Back Covers
This time with the added scratched and antiqued marks.

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. Of course, it is NOT hers. It is mine copied to be like hers. 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



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.