Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Artifacts from Le Petit Trianon

As I was leaving my last visit to the Petit Trianon, I found these lovely little mementos of trysts kept long ago....2 journal pages filled with the story of a secret romance and a corroded shrine to the petit queen herself!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Forays into Fairyland

I am being tutored in Fashion Illustration. After 4 weeks, I finally attempted a watercolor illustration. For this one, I traveled to fairyland to be a guest at the annual Fairy Fashion Fete...hosted by the forest dryads this year. The first costume I gazed upon was this lovely Maidenhair evening gown made of gossamer spider silk dyed with moss dyes and beaded with a fern motif. The shoulder has a stand up beaded fern ornament. Just in time for dancing amongst the morels in spring!

Friday, April 3, 2009

A Basket From Candy Land

Last night I visited Candy Land and the Queen sent me home this morning with the gorgeous little candy cup basket! Isn't it perfect for hiding your secret stash of chocolate? I think it needs a few Godiva truffles..raspberry filled starfish...or Thornton's Continentals! Mmmm.... This was handcrafted by the Queen in vintage and new materials. She mostly used the Paris kit available on Birds of a Feather at Etsy! She makes such YUMMY crepe paper ruffles!