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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.

Thank you for visiting my blog!

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 ~ SOLD

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.

Thank you for visiting and viewing.

The Fairy Pledge ~ SOLD

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 SOLD

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.