Monday, November 29, 2010

Stay Gold

Nothing Can Stay Gold
By Robert Frost
Nature's first is gold.
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's flower ;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to grief.
So Eden sank to grief.
So down goes to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
Inspiration comes from some many different ideas and thoughts.
Who doesn't adore the famous movie "The Outsiders".
A trip down memory lane.
As Johnny dies, he tells Ponyboy to "Stay Gold" urging Ponyboy to hold onto his innocence despite the harsh conditions of his world.
Lately I have been seeing a lot of artistic recycled clothing and they are so creative. This is where the idea came from, for this Character Constructions art paper doll dress. This little diva is such a free spirit and I enjoy going barefoot too. LOL
Happy creating.
P.S. I created with thoughts of you B, I hope you enjoy this.
Always "Stay Gold"... such words to live by.

Sunday, November 28, 2010



Sometimes you need say nothing at all.

I really had a great time creating this art doll tag. She screams colorful or does she ? What is her story ... looking at the world through violet colored eyes.

I used a Character Constructions stamp for the main body parts, I enjoy creating with this unique tea cup skirt. It is so "out of the box" funky.

This is another tag for the metal receipt holder project, that I am working on. I love the look of these coffee stained tags. They smell so yummy and share a vintage feeling.

Have a great week and keep smiling.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

All Wired Up

Her spooky witch fingers surround her precious kitty cat and perhaps is this her funky daily apparel that hangs up in closet

This Character Constructions corset tag is the first of a series of eight tags, I am working on to complete a project.When it is all finished I will share it with you. It is a vintage receipt holder in black, reminds me of eight mouse traps. LOL It is a really neat metal surface, to add tags too.
The kitty tag was just for fun and isn't this kitty stamp spooktacular. These seasoned tags smell so full of fragrance from coffee and vanilla staining method. I enjoy wrapping thin wire around the tags, for a rocking fun look.
It is so much fun as you are creating an art piece and your imagination starts working. Every art piece starts telling me, an untold story in my mind. The magic of art creating is such a mystery and endless moments of pleasure. A dear friend said to me awhile ago, you have to love what you are creating.
This is so true and where our passion for art grows strong.
Have a fantastic week...

Friday, November 19, 2010

What an Adventure Visiting Bizzy B's Scrap And Stamp

Rubber stamps galore and art supplies
The darling Bizzy B's store owner Barb, me and my Character Constructions art paper dolls

Very artful Stampotique cards,the store samples

Wow here is the amazing Tim Holtz , LOL
You never know who you might see ?
This week a really dear friend and I took an adventurous trip to Bizzy B's Scrap and Stamp art store located in Toronto, Ontario .
We travel by the bus ,train and the subway.
I have not been on a subway in 22 years, so this was a blast from the past for me. I had forgotten all the stairs and I was a lot younger then.
The city of Toronto is a beautiful place, I grew up there.
Getting back to the wonderful art store that offers all your mixed media art supplies needs and wants.I can guarantee you will not be disappointed visiting this funky art store and it has all the Stampington magazine for starters. "How awesome is that" !!!! It could be dangerous because you will want them all if you are anything like me. I did use my self control, remembering coming home to my darling husband. haha My hubby is always so good to me.
All I can say what a totally fun dayand that is what life is all about !!!
I want to mention keep an eye on , for upcoming art doll workshops in the future. It is going to be a great new year...
Thank you for sharing my adventure in the big city.
Live for now...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Parlez Vous Francais ?


This is really hanging around...

Don't you just love this vintage looking metal hanger and new die cut crinoline skirt. They are both from Character Constructions.
I had so much fun creating this art piece, using a lot of purple color.
She might just fly away...

Friday, November 12, 2010

Live For Now

I attend a class this week and it was wonderful. I love creating with beeswax on canvas.
When I put this beeswax art piece in this copper frame it came alive. The colors just popped and worked well. I am really enjoying using the color of copper in my art work.
The smell, the texture and look of beeswax are so pleasing to work with.
Live for now are such powerful words.
Happy Creating.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Introducing Studio Assistant Custom Dies

16 new custom dies

I am so excited to share the news ...

Making Art paper dolls has just become that much more fun with 16 new die cuts.

Stamp the image, align with die, roll through your die cutting machine, and voila.

Works best with paper cardstock.

Check out

Happy Creating.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Space Of Stillness

Within yourself

We are immersed in a continuous stream of mental noise. It seems we can't stop thinking.We have forgotten how to be still.

I find it so relaxing to create Zentangle art. I added the word stillness below her eyes for a reason. What does she speak to you ?

Happy Creating.

Monday, November 1, 2010


When I return to Paris

Oh to be young and live your dreams.

Imagine this young lady is returning to Paris, to fall in love. To find her Mister right and begin a new journey through life.

Romance and beauty is what comes to mind when you think of Paris. Just for a moment close your eyes and dream ...

I had fun creating this Character Constructions art doll on a painted canvas surface, I enjoy the glamour of elegant hats.

Fall in love..

Happy Creating...