I have always loved the New Year. To me, it's a chance for that clean slate, to start fresh. And I hold that belief for quite a few facets in my life....my health, my spirituality, and most of all, my art. This year is no exception :^) And I have made it a point to nix the resolutions per say (especially the one about losing weight and giving up cupcakes, lol!). My promise to myself, my main focus--aside from my family--is to put time aside each and every day (sounds easier than done) to work on my art. I have realized over the past year that it is something I cannot live without. My soul needs it.....for my mental health I need it, lol!!
As you can see, my newest creation is pictured above (center picture,bottom row). Little Lukas is now 7 months old and is sweet as can be. Sleep, well, that's another thing.....he doesn't do it very much, lol. This is a rare moment when he actually napped for me (Grandma can get that boy to snooze for hours!!) for an hour straight. Whew :^)
So, putting time aside for my art.....I have a few new girlies in the works. I'm SO excited about them! They will be part of a new line of dolls I am working on called Patisserie de Poupee.....all inspired my my love, love, love for Marie Antoinette and, well, pastries. Cake, cupcakes, I LOVE it all.....and that is one of the only reasons I exercise, lol! I will post my WIPS as they progress.
Currently, I have two dolls for sale on Etsy.....a folk artsy called Little Lovie and a sweet fairy baby named Kelana. I really love to switch back and forth between my very realistic fairies and my folk art/prim girls. Please do stop by my Etsy shop and take a look at my sweeties.
Lastly, I am SO excited about teaching two art doll workshops this coming summer!! I haven't taught adult classes in over 4 years and I have missed it so. So.....if you live in Colorado and are interested in taking my classes, drop me a line and let me know :^) Lots of doll making fun, goodies, glitter and cupcakes! The first class will be a vintage inspired angel doll...
I soooo love making these angels!!! This will be a two day class (so far anyway). The cost will be approximately $80 and students will be provided a materials list. I will have more info come Spring. The second class will be a Marie Antoinette inspired doll....details and pics to follow as I get the dollies finished so keep checking back.
Okay....I said lastly, but I'm not done just yet!! Lol!! I LOVE shopping online for goodies to use when making my dolls. Glittery, yummy, beautiful matierials!! I found some wonderful shops on Etsy so I thought I'd share them with you. These ladies are just a PLEASURE to buy from. Their products are beautiful....and even more so when you open your packages! I was ooooh-ing and aaahhh-ing! Divine!
Here they are....
Sugar Sugar by leesiebella
Visit these shops! What eye candy!!
I hope you have a gorgeous year full of love, health, fun, family, art and cupcakes :^)