Wednesday, December 15, 2010

a few more little faeries...

I have been busy, busy, busy finishing up some projects before the holidays. Here are four new additions that were just completed this evening. These are my smaller, hanging faeries that just fill a room with magick! Now that these are finished I can begin my baking and start preparing for my Art Guild Party and Winter Solstice Vegan Potluck...ALL this weekend! Weeeeeeeeee...........




a kitty!

My first venture into something other than a faerie! I think she came out quite cute...perhaps I will create some adorable farm animals after the holidays! :)

She is made from a styrofoam ball, paper clay, colored pencils, glitter...and pure fun!


Thursday, December 2, 2010

some more faeries have flown in.....

Meet Wystelle and Tali.....

Wystelle (also goes by Stella) is petite and quiet....a shoulder to cry on and has a very kind heart. She loves pink champagne and rainy days.

Tali is a bit more mischievous....she will listen to your gossip and give you her honest opinion on any love interests you may have.  She resembles Tori Amos a bit...which could be why she loves her music so much.



Thursday, November 4, 2010

Meet Nyssa!

I have finally completed my 3rd doll in my latest series of faerie art dolls. I am really pleased with her and think she has a wonderful little personality! She is wearing a skirt made from hand-dyed ribbon, black tulle, and cute little metal trinkets featuring a key that says "journey". Nyssa does not come with her own box....though I love the idea of them having their own little special place I do feel the added cost may be too much for those who want a faerie of their own. We shall see how it goes.

I must say I feel such an attachment to these little faeries and though I hope they will find good homes very soon....I will miss them terribly!




Tuesday, October 19, 2010

New Dolls.......

So....it's been a while I know. Life takes over and blogging just doesn't happen as often as I would like. Perhaps one day I will be able to organize myself better...but until then I guess you will just get random spurts from me now and then :) Anywho I wanted to show off my new art dolls.  I am always trying to find ways to improve upon then and eventually get them exactly how I picture in my mind. Well, I think I have gotten pretty close. I am in love with these two little pretties.....they even come with there own box....a little magickal spot to keep them safe. Let me know your thoughts!





Tuesday, August 31, 2010

WOW!

Okay.....so I started experimenting with different surfaces to do my illustrations on. I wanted to find a surface that could be a completed piece without the trouble of framing when finished. I tried several surfaces but had not luck....my colored pencils just were not working on the different textures. Normally I work on bristol board which is very smooth and about the same weight as poster board. It let me blend my pencils beautifully...as a matter of fact most people believed that my illustrations were paintings. Nope...I just blend my pencils like crazy. I am guessing I am breaking all the rules when it comes to colored pencils...but what can I say...I am just a rebel! LOL! Anywho...the whole point of my blabbering is that I gave my pencils a try on wood. At first I tried a couple of small boxes....and man did I get excited when I realized my pencils worked great! Then I picked up a couple of wooden panels and tried my pencils on them...it was like butta! (soy butter, of course!) The pencils went on so smooth and just gorgeous. I think this will be what I will be working on for a long while. Once the pieces are complete they are ready to hang...just perfect! What do you think?

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Water Nymphs!

Hello all!

I hope everyone is staying cool. I swear it has been like living in a cave this summer and I DO NOT like it at all. I am looking forward to fall even more than I usually do!

Well hopefully this will make you feel refreshed! My latest... I just finished this morning....


Saturday, July 10, 2010

hey ya'll!

Well hey everyone....so I have been sucking at my diet....but I am back on starting Monday. I now have a little support group of vegan friends that are also trying to lose so we are going to keep each other motivated. Wish me luck! :)

As for my art...lots of projects going on. I just finished three new faerie dolls which are now for sale on my Etsy store. I am also in the middle of fixing up an antique doll bed for my daughter. It was my mom's and needs a little TLC but it will be adorable when finished. I will be sure to post before and after shots. Also, I will be starting a new illustration for a friend, working on my monthly "eye candy" challenge piece and starting some faerie boxes (more to come on those little treasures!) I love that my motivation has finally kicked in and now that the boys are home for the summer I have some more time to spend in my studio (thank you Patrick!) Now if only that motivation could carry over to my diet! LOL! Well that just goes to show you that a vegan diet can be just as yummy and tempting as a regular omni diet!

Well off I go....hoping to make it to the farmer's market this weekend and looking forward to "date night" tonight with my hubby. Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Blushing Vampire

Here is the latest of my inspiration pieces. She was alot of fun...and I admit it was weird using pink but I find the color is growing on me. Scary! Look for her to be for sale in my Etsy Shop very soon! :)
http://www.etsy.com/shop/darkfaerie


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sunday, May 2, 2010

my latest....

also......

be sure to check out my other blog that I am sharing with a fellow artist and close friend....
http://dopplegangersandshadowrealms.blogspot.com/

From Beltane to Lammas.......

I want to lose 15 pounds by August 1st! Is this possible.....? I need all the encouragement and advice I can get. I have been working on getting back on my exercise routine.....I just need to watch my calories. What has worked for others? My biggest problem is being home all day with easy access to food. After years of my weight yo-yoing I really want to do this! Comments please!!!!! :)

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Meet Stephanie!

She is finished!  I couldn't figure out what to name her until Patrick told me she reminded him of our good friend Stephanie :) So there you have it! I tried something new with her...she is mounted on masonite and coated and sealed with a glossy glaze. The colors are really amazing. Once I add the hardware to the back..she will be ready to hang without having to frame. I will have her for sale in my Etsy Shoppe in a couple of days....

Monday, March 1, 2010

sneaky peek....

I was enjoying my sunny kitchen today....and was inspired a bit. Here is a little peek at my next illustration....

Friday, February 26, 2010

My little creative space...


I am always curious to see the space that artists work in. Mine is certainly a work-in-progress...but it's all mine. Most of the time I have my stuff spread out all over the house (skattered...just like my brain..LOL!).....but as I have more time to spend on my art I hope to spend much more time in my little creative corner.




More Star Wars food!


Here we are in our tiny kitchen making our TIE Fighter Ties....these were mini sausages wrapped in refrigerator breadsticks (these are one of those accidentally vegan things but not exactly super healthy so maybe next time we will make our dough from scratch) - we used Gimme Lean vegan sausage which I made into mini sausage links and cooked in olive oil before wrapping with breadsticks...then baked for 10 minutes.


Some were a little wonky but hey...they still tasted good! :)

Tusken Raider Taters....
Super simple to veganize....just sub'd the butter and milk with soymilk and Earth Balance. YUM!

Well the steamed kale wasn't in the cookbook..but we needed our greens! Liam is addicted to kale...I am pretty sure that is not common for a 9 year old :)

These were the cupcakes I made for Liam to share with his classmates on his b-day. Chocolate with buttercream icing....delish! Each cupcake was decorated with an awesome Clone Wars' ring!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Cordelia the Lake Faerie


My latest adventure.....bringing to life some faeries! These are my new art dolls that I am now selling on Etsy. I have made six so far and I have already sold four of them! This is the latest...

Meet Cordelia!




http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41501278

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Boba Fett Brownies!



Liam and I just started working our way through the Star Wars Cookbook...veganizing everything in our path. First thing we chose (because we are snowed in and had to work with ingredients we had!) were the Bossk Brownies. Sadly Liam does not have a Bossk figure so we changed them to Boba Fett Brownies. Oh well...he is much cooler anyway! LOL!

For the eggs with sub'd with flaxseed meal mixed with water (1 Tblsp. of flax meal mixed with 3 Tblsp. water per egg)...and for the butter we used Earth Balance. They came out fantastic!