Ahhh...the Queen needed a new powder puff scepter for use in her boudoir. She commissioned one in pink rayon velvet with silk satin flowers, vintage rhinestones, vintage crepe paper and silver lace. May it grace her beautiful face in preparation for many fanciful soirees to come!
Ahh....I have been journeying to Wonderland lately. My first find there was this millinery confection. I made it for another Mad Hatter, Tristan, over at http://tristanrobin.blogspot.com/. It was one of the inaugural swaps for the Mad Tea Party Mail Art site I have recently started. I am sure he will be the King of many hearts when he dons his crown! Tristan~ require all of your humble subjects to bow and scrape and to address you as Sir King of Hearts, master string puller and judge of tarts!
I was recently tagged by Cassandra at My Artful Adventures . I must now list 6 uninteresting things about myself and tag 6 more friends. I don't know if I have 6 blog friends to tag... Ok, here it goes. 1. I LOVE the colors pink and sage green. 2. I like to watch old sitcoms on dvd, a LOT! 3. I try to go to church every Sunday and Wednesday. 5. I am obsessed with gastropods, land and marine snails for the uninitiated. 6. I have two cats and 1 Keeshond Dog: Ninjinsky, a 17 year old kitten, and Cinny, a SPICY orange critter with a major attitude problem, she is actually my 12 year old daughter's cat...go figure on the spicy attitude part! Our dog is Chewbacca, and he is chewy right now, as he is a puppy. Now I am off to tag a few unsuspecting persons....enjoy your weekend!
The Queen needed a new crown, so she turned to her realm's most inspired milliner. Here is the clever concoction the milliner produced! Complete with vintage crepe paper, glass buttons, vintage fabric scraps, vintage glass pearl strands, glass glitter, antique sheet music, hand dyed Ostrich feathers, luscious ribbons, fancy silver metal trim, and sweet polka dot papers. She also asked her gardener to cut her some tiny crepe paper roses. They are frosted with some beautiful gold dust glitter! Won't they look pretty adorning some of her more worthy art projects?
Vanessa, over at Fanciful Twist, is hosting a fabulous, most wonderlful, Mad Hatter Tea Party on June 27th! DON'T BE LATE! Check out the party for yourself by clicking on the above blog button. We will have a wonderful time...switching seats, getting clean cups, spreading butter on our watches....
This afternoon, I was privileged to paint the Queen's portrait. She looks stunning in her lavender wig and cloud of blue silk. This little jewel is acting double duty as a card from a secret friend gift I will soon be mailing out! Original watercolor based on an extant portrait of Marie Antoinette.
I specialize in watercolor with pen and ink, mixed media and mail art, including art dolls. I love creating and sowing the fertile soil of my creative mind with new art techniques or subjects.
Some of my favorite subjects to paint include: Marie Antoinette, Alice in Wonderland, mermaids, fairies, mushrooms and Candy Land. I like to paint my own visions of these things.
I am a born again Christian. Fundamentalist Baptist, to be exact. I am serious about my faith, it is my life, which is why I include it here. As I believe one day, I will stand before the Lord and give an account of every word and every opportunity to share the Gospel, I present the Gospel on this page and possibly in any materials I send out. I do not do this to be obnoxious. I do it to obey my God and my faith. Please be as tolerant and understanding of my faith as you would want me to be of yours. Yes, I would like you to be saved, because I believe it is the only way to Heaven. But, I respect you as a person, no matter what decision, lifestyle or faith you may choose.
I believe the following about salvation:Becoming a Christian is simple. It only requires belief. It cannot be earned in any way. It is the free gift of God.1. Admit you are a sinner and that you need a savior. That is, YOU can do NOTHING to save yourself. Romans 3:23. Admit that God sent His son Jesus Christ to die on the cross in your place. John 3:16 and Romans 6:23. Believe that Jesus rose the third day, thus gaining the ultimate victory over death for all eternity! Romans 10:19. Ask God to forgive you and to give you new life in Christ. Repent of your sins before God and ask Him to make you a new creature in Christ Jesus. Romans 10:19. You can have peace and eternal securtiy in Christ! Romans 10:9 and Romans 10:13. If you still have doubts as to Jesus Christ and God's plan for salvation, please read the Gospel of John and the book of Romans carefully. Ask God to reveal His truth to you.