Thursday, December 13, 2012

Connie's Brilliant Christmas Card

Her skirt is made from a mini cupcake liner...so clever
I love her little paper crown and the way she is hanging onto a Christmas tree.
"Truly Super Imagination" 

I wanted to share with you, this lovely Christmas card that arrived in my snail mail. This brilliant idea was created by my talented friend Connie Fong.
Thank you Connie, I will treasure her always.

Visit Connie's Amazing blog: 
Happy creating..
  

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Purple Passion

     Make everyday count for something special...

This kitty cat image from Character Constructions is so darling, I love creating with her.
Purple is one of my favorite colours.
Happy creating. 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Beauty Of Their Dreams

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
~Eleanor Roosevelt

Friday, December 7, 2012

Tea time..

I was inspired to create this art paper doll because of my love for tea time. This is another of my favorite's from Character Constructions, the little tea pot is so darling on her head.
Happy creating.    

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

C'est La Vie

Movable Parts

Fairy tales are more than true, not because they tell use that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
~ G.K. Chesterton

I imagine my created characters are all from magical fairy tales, with their own little stories. I included some new steam punk art doll parts from Artwolf  along with Character Constructions.I wanted this journal page to have a whimsical lacy feeling. This Fashionista reminds me of my french version of Alice In Wonderland. She is wearing big brave boots to conquer and follow her dreams.
Happy creating.       

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Eyes Speak Loud

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has purpose.
~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross 

It is Sunday and a day to relax..with silence.
So I decided to create another journal page to add to my book. 
Her eyes speak very loud...without saying a word.
I truly enjoy drawing vintage bird cages and I felt completed her fashion palooza.

Happy creating.         
        

Friday, November 30, 2012

Collaborative Calendar Page


Doll Art
What a pleasure to be a part of this creative project.I really enjoyed creating this calendar page,I tried to include some steampunk elements.
I thought Marie needed a peach poochie, to match her big  floral peach cake created from a birdcage stamp. lol
Happy Creating.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Dreaming Of Christmas

Santa's little helper are getting ready for the upcoming holiday !!!
It will be a jolly ride and "remember" no peeking at presents..

I love creating these little magical art dolls from Character Constructions, these little Santa elves are in the snail mail.

I am getting excited dreaming of Christmas, when all the family is together again.
Happy creating. 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Inspire

You Can Fly

I was enjoying viewing a reclaimed beauty yesterday on facebook, created by my true dear friend Nancy Gene Armstrong. I notice in the photo on Nancy's desk, a Paper Whimsy art doll holding a key.
It is like she is standing there to inspire Nancy..
 So tonight I was so inspired to create myself an art doll styling her key.
I am not sure yet if I will add her to a vintage sewing spool, so she can be standing on my art desk ?
Thank you Nancy for sharing your dazzling art work,you never stop amazing me.
Happy creating.

***Correction:
 Nancy had created the image from her own personal southern belle beauty photo collection, I should of guessed it was her own creation, never assume.lol  Then she added a vintage metal key to complete it.. She is one awesome artist..oh yes

  

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

CC Holiday Swap, Art Paper Doll

Bon Natale

The power of  perfect Paris party wear and dazzling holiday candy cane tights...yummy.
This is my art paper doll I created for the first Character Constructions Holiday Art Paper Doll Swap.
She is styling  steampunk elements, check out her left eye.
"Tick ...tock, a piece of a clock"
The perks of not being a wallflower, meow.  
It feels awesome to be creating again, I have been away way to  long.
Happy creating.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Coming January 2013

The Timekeeper's Garden Catalog Cover

I should be in bed resting and getting better. I would rather share a sneak peak at  the newest designed collection from Character Constructions, don't you just adore the newest characters displayed so stunning on this "out of the box" cover. 
Catherine Moore has incorporated a hint of streampunk, magnificent hats, over sized bags and those dramatic round eye glasses all inspired by "Louis Vitton's Fall Paris Fashion Show". Catherine has really captured the magic once again. I cannot wait to see the "entire" collection coming January 2013, this is just a little sneak peak.
Now I am going back to bed. 
  Must take my medicine first, yummy..lol 
Happy creating.    

Monday, November 12, 2012

Calendar Gals 2013

Just a little peak...

I have completed my Character Constructions Calendar Collaborative page, they are going in the snail mail asap.I will reveal the rest of my page my very soon.
A big thank you to Chris Capista and Catherine Moore for making this delightful project continue. I feel very honoured to be included in this talented group of artists.
Happy Creating.
  

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Cat's Meow

Because

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor touched..but felt in the heart."
~ Helen Keller

I giggled at the kitty's face and her rather large mouth. I immediately thought she could have a lot to meow about ...lol
  I decided to keep with the orange and black theme basically. I feel that really gives a true Halloween feeling. I started building my art doll with a Character Constructions corset stamped image.
I was inspired to create this Fashionista kitty cat today because of my two amazing attutides's " in little fur coats".
The Cinnamon Prim and Owl...
     
Happy creating.  
                  

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Steampunk Included

I just love the whole concept of  steampunk...

This is one of my favorite art doll face's from Character Constructions created by Catherine Moore.
The Character Constructions on line yahoo group is offering a Holiday Paper Doll Swap.Anyone who is interested can join the on line yahoo group,  I enjoy being a member greatly.
http://groups.com/groups/CharacterConstructions/
You just need to create one art doll to enter the  paper doll swap, using all Character Constructions artful stamps.
I have signed up and it is going to be such fun. I love creating with Catherine Moore's designs.
Go to link below for more information
http://www.characterconstructions.com
Happy creating.

Friday, October 12, 2012

She Rocks

Once again it is Pumpkinfest in the town of Waterford, Ontario.This wonderful fall event fills my mind with thoughts of magical Halloween.

Here I sit at my computer with my silver marble bengal cat on my lap, this is his favorite thing to do. lol
"little precious moments are the most awesome"...
The art paper doll parts I have created with are from Character Constructions designed by inspirational Catherine Moore. One of my biggest art passions is creating art paper dolls which a lot of you know about me. I love creating these little piece's of art that tell a personal story. I enjoy getting a creative vision in my mind and making it happen on paper. There is never any two alike, they are all unique . I think my imagine comes from the idea of creating my own tiny fashion statement and adding my own edgey twist...
Positive creative ideas grow from dreamy fairy tales because there is always a happy ending, I can never get enough of Alice in Wonderland and making your dreams come true.

Dwell in the possible.
      

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Fall Daydreams

imagine, dream and create 
~Magical ~

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Magical Muse "Where Are You"

Have you ever had a time in your life where you just had to take a long break from creating?
You feel like your Magical Muse is missing...

I am going to get my art desk all changed around and start fresh !!!.
Thank you for alway being there.
Happy creating.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Magical Mystery

Magical art paper doll tree
All images are from Character Constructions,so totally unique designs. 
Endless imagination.....
My inspiration "Amazing Tim Burton" artful vision.
Happy creating.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Catherine's Secret

I love creating Character Constructions art paper dolls.
This is one of my first creations.   
Happy creating. 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Grow Strong

Laugh like you have never cried
 play like you have never lost
love like you have never been hurt
 live like there is no tommorow
~ Akon

I created most of the background for this journal page with Adirondack color wash lettuce and stream. It feels magical when your spray ink is all dry. 
My creative inspiration grew from "Stay Strong".
Happy creating

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Do Not Stay To Peek !

"What you can't say owns you."
What you hide controls you.

The art paper doll image is from Tumble Fish Studio,she is so much fun to create with. I enjoyed adding red eye make up to her and sassy red lips...
She has lavendar highlights in her hair too, she is styling.
I really enjoyed creating this journal page,kinda reminds me of Tim Burton for some reason..lol
Sweet Dreams...
  

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Back Soon

I am returning soon, time to get creating art paper dolls.
This has been a busy summer. 
Happy Creating.



Monday, June 25, 2012

Silver Elvis Rocks the Toronto Strip!

Silver Elvis and Me

I hope everyone is having an awesome summer!
I will be back creating soon...
This was a photoshoot that was done on the way to an event my husband and I were a part of. It was held in Toronto, ON: The Jagermeister Boneyard BBQ. 
Peter Jarvis aka Sliver Elvis was rocking it big time at this event.

Check out his blog!!! http://www.silverelvis.com/


"Whatta" blast! I loved being a part of the photoshoot at Graffti Alley!!!

Happy creating! 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Primitive Art Doll

Before: coffee staining
Still not coffee stained ..stage..pale..lol

Sometimes your best friends know you better than you know yourself.
 I completed my first art doll and my dear friend said she really like my first creation. 
But where are the big eyes, lol ....this started me thinking.
Great friends support you and share truly helpful artful advise. 
Thank you QFD.
Now my first art doll is completed and feels like me. lol

I am hooked..I love the primitive coffee stained fabric..

Happy creating.   

 

Friday, April 27, 2012

Ms.Aquarella

My first fabric art doll
                                                                   

     A new artful goal for me this year was to learn to  sew...I purchased a second hand sewing machine.  I have been so inspired by a local Canadian artist, who creates primitive unique art dolls. I really admire Melissa's creative style and love the way she stains her fabric.. 
With the help of a my sweet friend Janet who knows her way around a sewing machine , here is my first art doll kitty Ms. Aquarella. I need to purchase something to stuff her with,that is why she looks a little flat.lol 

It is fun to challenge yourself and explore new artful directions. 

Check out Hermit Halo, awesome art dolls. 
Happy creating.
                                                              
                                                                   
                                                                  
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                            

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Believe In Yourself

Powerful ...

When creating this colorful page my mind was thinking sometimes we don't see what we need to be successful in our personal lives.

It is so easy to forget " believe in yourself".

Be powerful and just do it ...


Happy Creating.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Muffled Whir Of Wings

Ordinary folk sensed nothing of all this, nor ever would...




When I look at this journal page, I had to giggle to myself. Now that it is finished, it screamed go big !!



"Big Black Lashes, Big Purple Eyes +Big Red Lips"



LOL



Creating this Fearless Muse journal page reminds me to keep my creative mind growing strong and reach new goals in my artful life.



...Follow your dreams...



That 's all she wrote, till next time.



Happy creating.


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Artful Soul

Create A Story..


Everyone has a story to share in their life and journal pages are a great way of sharing a little piece of yourself.



I tried something new that has been a little struggle for me. Artist Teesha Moore suggests cutting magazine images and adding them to your art work. I finally cut a magazine, I felt like it was a rule that I was breaking somehow. lol I really enjoyed creating my own fashion from the outfits offered in the magazine's.What a blast to mix and match the clothing, to make it your own. I added the color using my watercolor pencils to the jacket. She had to have a stripped neck because it is just fun.



This journal page shares the thought, it is all up to you !!! It is the path you follow for yourself.


Everything can be better. You can leave well enough alone or make it better.



I am myself ...an artful soul.



Happy creating.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Every Possibility

Begins With...The Courage


It is always a magical mystery creating with Adirondack color wash and what will appears in your backgrounds. This purple tree looks like it is located on Mulberry St. in Seussville.

I should of added "The Cat In The Hat" to this beeswax canvas.

lol


Happy Creating.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Just A Pretty Face

It is Monday again..time to get creating...

I think this face from The Beekeeper's Tea is so fabulous.


Happy Creating.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Otherwise Specified

Give your mind creative wings.

I have not created with beeswax for way too long, I am not sure why...because I truly enjoy it.
The amazing aroma ,texture and technique.I find it so fascinating all the different colors of beeswax offered. I am very fortunate to have discovered local Bee Keeper's to purchase my wax,everything about bees is so interesting.
You probably have guessed the theme of this canvas piece was inspired by art doll parts and imagination.


Happy Creating.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Glamour

Glamour Puss

May all your dreams come true...

Happy Creating.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Magical Cupid Moment...

Valentine Smile
On Valentine's Day we think of those.
Who make our lives worthwhile, those gracious, friendly people who
We think of with a smile
I am fortunate to know you,
That's why I say,
To rare and special person:

Happy Valentine's Day

Yesterday was a blast visiting Holt Refrew in Toronto, Ontario...
Cupid found me this year, what more could I ask for "Awesome Fun" !!!
LOL

Wishing you a beautiful day with your Valentine...

Happy Creating

Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Mad Tea Time Party

It's A Party...

Tea Time


The table napkins maybe stained and the crockery chipped, but there is still lots of wonderful food on offer at the Tea Party .


Sandwiches, cakes, biscuits, raspberry jam and, of course plenty of tea are too keep even the fussiest guests happy ! ~ Alice In Wonderland's ; The Visual Guide.


The Mad Hatter will be there.


~~~


One of my favorite theme's is Alice In Wonderland and the Tea Party.This stamped image face from The Newest Beekeeper's Collection is perfect to make my big imagination run away..


Once upon a time... young Alice the Diva who felt so misunderstood. Began a magical wild journey riding her whistling tea pot with her friend the musical white rabbit. Only in my story this Alice has wings.


LOL


Happy Creating

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Contents Of Inspiration

Magical Wings

Art is
not what
you see

Art is
what you
help others
to see


Swans, tea pots and trees, oh my !!!!
All endless possibilities from The Beekeeper's Tea collection !!
You could create "Ruby Slippers" if you wanted to..lol

Happy Creating.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Parlez-Vous Francais

What's All The Buzz About Card



I love a creative challenge...their are no mistakes.


I really enjoy mixing it up and using the newest The Beekeeper's Tea collection with older stamped images.


"Makes you think out of the box"



Happy creating.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Art On Canvas

Karen Ellis and her amazing art on canvas




I thought you would enjoy seeing this beautiful piece created by Karen.


I love the bold colours and all the great texture.


My hubby took me out for a belated b-day celebration and one of the locations we visited was Kitchener,Ontario.


It is always a blast spending time with with talented Karen at her store Art House Studio.


What a fun day, the weather was like spring !!



Happy creating.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Say I Am A Bird




Say I am a bird

O' fearless bird in flight
You soar boldly where others
only dare to look
high above the land
and the might ocean below
in the endless blue sky
~ A lonely Soul

I truly enjoy sketching these vintage bird cages into my artful creations and I love the face of this Character Constructions art stamp.
....It is all about your state of mind....
Do you feel safe or a captured soul within.
Happy Creating.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

People Person

Do I Look Like A Freakin' People Person...lol


I love these bat wings, they are such fun to add to a tag.


Happy Creating.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Never Grow Up



A little bit of paint...




Happy Creating.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Within Yourself



Art work in progress


Working on the background.I am enjoying building layers of color and texture.



I have been enjoying watching my talented friend Kate Crane's Art Journaling dvd's and having a blast creating a background. I feel so inspired to try new technigues and ideas.

Thank you Kate.

Have a peek at Kate's amazing blog:

http://www.thekathrynwheel.blogspot.com/


I am making some changes to my completed page, I will post it when it is finished.
She needed wings ...


Happy Creating.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Vision And Curiosities

Rare, strange or novel




Vision is the power of imagination and curiosities are never ending.


~ Laura Haviland




I forgot how much I enjoy creating with swirls and I was so inspired visiting a fabulous talented friends blog.




My imagination ran away creating with this cabinet from newest "The BeeKeeper's collection. I was captured with the idea to create this art paper doll because of my daughter's passion. Her top favorite children's movie is Beauty and the Beast. Once upon a time the servants of a young Prince's castle are enchanted into inanimate objects by a Sorceress and the story begins ...



My imagination took flight .


Oh what tiny hidden secrets, lie within those cabinet's drawers.

A little hint... maybe more wings ...very possible.




Happy Creating.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New For 2012


Bonjour Madame

Introducing the newest clearly conducted stamp plates from Character Constructions.



Bonjour Madame was a workshop & retreat that Artist Catherine Moore conducted in Paris, France in 2011. She received requests from a number of blog followers to make kits available for purchase, Catherine is currently making the stamps sets available.


These new stamp plates are awesome, I am so excited...


I have Paris dreams...oh yes I do. lol



Here is a peek !!!!


Oh these are so fabulous..


Happy Creating.




Monday, January 16, 2012

Worthwhile

Spring a time of new beginnings...

Everyone should own a foolish rocking hat, I have one..makes me giggle when I wear it.

The above fun hat is from "The Beekeeper's Collection".


Happy Creating.