Goddess Paper Dolls

I love it when I'm rooting through the overwhelming collection of art and supplies I have and uncover a treasure I had forgotten about.  Such is the case with these little goodies.  I was working on them several months ago and somehow, in the move to my new home, they got waylaid.  Until now.

I had been given a big stash of glittery bits and bobs from a friend who was going to throw the lot out.  Can you imagine??  Anyway, all the sparkly things got me thinking about a couple of patterns I had for goddess dolls and mermaid dolls and here are a couple of the results.  They are made with assorted reclaimed papers, recycled wallpaper (an old standby of mine), along with all sorts of doodads that had been headed for the trash until I intercepted them.

I think that ultimately I will use some wire and funky beads to finish off these dolls, but in the meantime I thought you'd like to see them.

(Watermarks do not appear on the originals.  Each doll is at least 8" tall.)

Happy New Year ! "Live Every Day"

I wish all of you the very best for 2012.  It is a bright, beautiful new year, filled with possibilities.  May all you wishes and dreams come true.

Hopefully, I can be more vigilant about posting to this blog on a regular basis.  Daily life always seems to have other plans for me, but I will do my best.

Today, I am offering a little mixed media piece with a heartfelt message to "Live Every Day."  So appropriate, I thought, as we start a brand new year fresh with opportunity and hope.

This piece is 8" X 8" by about .5 inches thick.  It was created on a gallery wrapped canvas.  The base was a reclaimed piece of fabric, that I painted and collaged over.  I love the bright colors and the inspirational message it carries.  (Watermark does not appear on the original.)