I know it has been awhile, but lately I have been immersed and obsessed with a Halloween altered book project. It is an art project for just me, which is rare. It involves altered art, digital art, and creative writing, so it is taking a HUGE amount of time. I have found some time to work on some more Marie art. Below you will see a better picture of my Marie Angel, thanks to natural light. Also, I have taken pics of the two pages I worked on for Deborah or Land of Nod Studios. This is for her altered Marie Antoinette book, for the round robin we are in. The paper dolls go into a pocket hidden by the ribbon work, on the opposite page. The theater stands out a bit from the page.
Yesterday, my journeys to the Petit Trianon rewarded me with a debut performance of the Queen in her new Autumn Theater. She was performing in an operaetta entitle The Gay Coquette. What a fitting title for a felicitous flirt! She was quite beautiful in her mint and pink gown, dancing her way through the cool autumn evening.
As I was walking about Versailles last night, I came across this magical Scepter and this glorious cake illustration. I wonder what the Queen is up to with cake and scepters? Maybe she was trying to make the cake appear for her latest soiree....or maybe she was conjuring up some wonderful new fete. It is the season of magic and wonder!
Here is my final tag for the Queen of Hearts Tag swap. All of the tags are EXACTLY the same, so I am only showing one here. This one features a movable wheel that helps the Queen decide who will lose their head today. I am glad the other tags were not right as it lead to more creative thought and these wonderful tags! I hope all the players love them! The first picture shows the front of the tag and the second picture shows the back of the tag.
I have discovered how to make brushes and patterns to use in Adobe Photoshop elements. I just KNOW I am going to have all kinds of fun with this. I love the idea of making my own, custom made papers for art. Wow!!! What a treasure.Here is the first paper I made. It is a grungy, Versailles theme! You can download it for free, but please do not sell it. This is sized for standard letter paper. To download, simply click on the image and then right click and choose save image. I hope you like it!
I am also going to include a grungy, spooky Marie for you to use for Halloween. The image is sized to a full letter size, so be sure to reduce it prior to printing.
Today I worked on making a Halloween themed Marie Antoinette banner. I just love Halloween and have been decorating this week. I love how this banner turned out!!! I bought the wonderful Digital collage images from Itkupilli on etsy. She does fabulous digital work!!! I also used some digital collage images from Cassiscreations, also on etsy. She is also brilliant in digital work. Both have some gorgeous Marie sheets you may want to check out!
I have completed my chunky pages for a swap I am hosting. Each page has interactive elements. These were so much fun to make and I love them all!!!! They will be hard to trade out.Here are the movable bits:Photo 1: "Painting the Roses Red" Pull the heart handle up to see the roses change from red to white. Same as pictured in a previous post, I only added a new element at the bottom of the page.Photo 2:"Down the Rabbit Hole" Pull the flower in the center to see Alice and the White Rabbit fall down the rabbit hole.Photo 3:"Off With Her HEAD!!!!!" Push the heart to the left to see the Queen advance upon Alice.Photo 4: "A Mad Tea Party History" Open the Matchbook to see gradually decreasing sized images of various Mad Tea Parties.Photo 5: "Advice From a Caterpillar" Pull the heart handle to the right to see a honeycomb mushroom grow.
The designer to the Queen, Madame Rose Bertin, has made her final design for this Season's sample book. I believe the Queen will want to order each dress presented, no matter who says she is a fickle buyer.
Lately I have been voyaging to Wonderland via a rabbit hole and a looking glass. While cavorting about at croquet, I happened upon the haughty highness Her Majesty, the Queen of Hearts. She was wearing some jaunty garnet slippers and had her arms and legs tatooed with roses. While milling about the gardens, I came upon several playing cards painting the roses red. Oh won't the Queen be MAD????? I hope you enjoy my Wonderland souvenirs! Paperdoll: vitnage valentines and postcards with authentic Victorian scrap. Chunky Book Page: Mixed media with moveable wheel that changes the roses from red to white.
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.