Blessed are the curious...for they create a better world.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Girl with the Bird

Growing up in Monterey, I loved spending hours and hours at my neighbor Julie's House drawing ladies. We called them wine glass ladies because we started with a head and neck shape that resembled a wine glass. We would then add facial expressions, a great hairstyle and some fabulous clothes. We could work on these for days on end, forgetting everything else we were supposed to be doing like chores and homework. This year I've decided to go for it and start creating ladies again. I started with a circle face this time, inspired by the face shapes of the very talented artist Danita. Here is one of my "girls" with a bird perched on her arm. I've discovered that once again I can get lost in creating the process of creating, and I could spend an entire day workingon my ladies. So much fun!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New Fairy Shoe Design

Oh how I love to create fairy shoes! At any given time there are shoes all over my studio in various states of completion. This is the first shoe I've created with a heel. I'm not sure if the fairies can make their way through the garden in heels, but won't they look great? I think even for fairies vanity wins over comfort. (And I say this after a long day at the office in a fabulous pair of heels, and boy do my feet hurt!)

Mad Hatter Party!!

What a wonderful time we had at our May ATC Mad Hatter Party. We traded hat ATCs, feasted on Tea Tasties and created these wonderful, whimsical hats.