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.
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!
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.
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 CupAlice in Wonderland Yuletide Soiree 5 x 7 Frameable ArtMarie Antoinette Christmas Pastels 4 x 4 Decorated Digital Collage Book PagesMarie Antoinette Secret Friend Swap Box and Items in PinkMarie Antoinette Secret Friend Swap Box and Items in Wine
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.
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.