Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Affair of the Necklace



Ah...Marie Antoinette is infamous for a role she never played, that of purchasing an extravagant and outrageously expensive diamond necklace. Well, last I visited the Petit Trianon, I happened upon this amazing bauble...I wonder now...did she REALLY refuse those diamonds?

Tiered Necklace created from mostly vintage jewelry items and some new beads and ribbon.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Let them eat....LACE CAKES!










Here are my other 9, yes 9!!!!, chunky book pages for the Lace Cakes book swap on the Marie Antoinette Mail Art site. They have mixed media, very textural backgrounds and vintage and new laces and trimmings. I wish the picture conveyed their beauty better. I am just not great at photography. Feast the eyes...It's calorie free!

Mermaids and Seashell Maidens



I am getting ready for my annual October break in Sanibel. I use the time to visit my mother and relax from all my duties as housewife and homeschooling mom. I did the mermaid painting for my Sanibel Island nature journal. The shell box is a belated birthday gift for my mom. I picked up the pen shell pieces in one of my journeys to heaven on earth.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Oh My...Soooo Many Beautiful Things!










I have been busy, busy, busy! A creative streak has me working night and day and I have managed to produce some lovely items for swaps I am in. I have visited both Wonderland and Versailles in my search for inspiration. I hope you enjoy the lovelies! From Top to Bottom: Alice in Wonderland Cheshire Cat Mini Theater
Alice in Wonderland Altered Vintage Tea Cup
Alice in Wonderland Yuletide Soiree 5 x 7 Frameable Art Marie Antoinette Christmas Pastels 4 x 4 Decorated Digital Collage Book Pages Marie Antoinette Secret Friend Swap Box and Items in Pink Marie Antoinette Secret Friend Swap Box and Items in Wine

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sweet Marie Zine is Here!!!!




Cassandra, over at My Artful Adventures and creator of the Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group on Ning, has put together a most beautiful Zine called Our Sweet Marie. If you love Marie Antoinette, this zine will thrill you! It took months of hard work, with the help of Andrea Meilon (Eraser Queen) for Cassandra to put this beauty together. 70 pages of eye candy and cake, cake, cake. And the icing on the cake, my altered shoe graces the cover!!!! Be sure to go on over and check it out. It is free to download and worth every second it takes! Also, be sure to browse around a bit and see all of Cassandra's beautiful art, check out her Halloween blog event and take a peek at her upcoming Marie Antoinette Live event. There is a lot available for your viewing pleasure! Just click on the magazine image to go to her blog.