Saturday, November 19, 2011

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sketchbook Saturday

My entry for the Sketchbook Challenge. The November theme is "imaginary animals". I've always imagined sea turtles with flowers painted on their backs.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Retro paper doll and variations

A new paper doll download, retro paper dolls. They have instructions and patterns for lots of variations, collars, dress shapes and aprons.

Here is a variation made with the same pattern using handmade elements (not included with the pattern). This pattern is very compatible with stickers, chipboard embellishments and rubberstamps.

Both are available for purchase here

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Fantastic Flat Paper-doll May 2011

This months challenge? "Bird head Human Body"

Love Bird

I decided to do a bird sketch.

Then I colored the sketch.

I chose elements that I liked to create the basic doll.

I have a collection of doll dresses that I modified to fit then traced on scrapbook paper.

This one is for sale here.

Instructions for making your own coming soon!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Fantastic Flat Paper-doll April 2011

I know its May, but it took time to finish this one because of regular life and overbooking.

The April theme was "cherry blossom".

I'm experimenting with backgrounds and creating a scene. I had quite a few ideas for this one and they were changing everytime I went to the drawing board. It was a fun ride!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Butterfly Fairy Paper doll pattern

Just because I love spring so much, I have created a variation on my Butterfly Fairy Paper-doll download.

This is how the pattern looks:

The finished dolls from the original pattern look like this:

More info here.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Flat paper doll swap for March Spring Fairy

Spring is my favorite time of year. The sun is in Aries, and the energy to start new things takes over me for better or worse.

Here is the doll I am swapping:

Want to swap with us?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

Retro paper-doll

Early 60's dressing. Shifts and prim skirt and blouse sets. These paper dolls are available either as a set or as complete instructions in a PDF file to put together.

Three dolls for purchase here.

More info about paper-doll download here.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Winners have been chosen!

Thank you everyone who commented on the One World One heart blog give away. I had so much fun reading your comments, each one touched my heart in a unique way. I did visit most of the blogs here, and I will be returning, soo many creative people in the world.
The Prize:

The Winners:

(picked by:
random number generator at

Bliss Angels, Doreen g, Peggy aplseeds, and Elaine Thornton

I will be sending e-mails to notify the winners.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

One World One Heart (OWOH)

Thank your for stopping here. Hello to those who are visiting my blog for the first time. I make paper dolls. I love drawing their faces, designing their clothes, posing them and telling their stories.

Their main story they tell is about how unique and special we all are just by being.

These are the paper dolls featured in the drawing.

Please leave a comment below to participate in the drawing. I am giving away 4 paper dolls, (separate drawing for each). If you do I will be visiting you at some point.

Hello to everyone who checks in to see what I am up to. There are so many interesting blogs, with beautiful projects, and meaningful topics and heartfelt stories, and eye candy, I am honored that you took the time to stop here.

Here are the paper dolls in the drawing:





This is the final year of One World One Heart . Please leave you comment here for the drawing and click on the link to vist Lisa Swifka's blog (the originator of OWOH) A Whimsical Bohemian and get to know more bloggers.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

A year in review

Here are some randomly selected projects that I worked on in 2010. Month by month it did not seem like I was accomplishing much, but I turned out a large body of work. This is a sample of what I worked on.



more paintings

I was inspired by Deryn Mentock of Something Sublime who was using this to evaluate her work and to take a look towards a creative path forward. Looking at my work I am not sure what my way forward is.

I know what I want the end products to be and where I want to take them, the question I have to ask is, where are they taking me? What part in my healing does my art play? Where does it want me to go?

These are the things I want to listen for in the coming year.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Paper-doll with crown

I love making paper dolls with removable crowns.
This one has a simple dress embellished with stickers.

See the lace inset on her dress:

More info here.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

four new paper dolls

I like creating paper doll sets, either with themes or wardrobes. I was thinking of simple dresses to wear to lunch.

More info here

Sunday, January 16, 2011