Monday, 30 December 2019

Holiday Magic

I am blessed to have my sister spending the holidays with us so we are taking in all the beautiful sites of our city.

Craigdarrach Castle, Centennial Square and Butchart Gardens:

Gingerbread Houses to raise money for Habitat for Humanity:

I have had a wonderful holiday season and there is more to follow.  I wish all my family and friends a wonderful, joyous New Year's and a peaceful start for 2020, a brand new decade full of promise and possibilities for self love, self improvement and creativity!

Monday, 16 December 2019

Happy Holidays

My, my how the time does fly!  I was on a Baltic cruise in September and I was in Toronto in October celebrating my "baby" brother's 50th birthday party.  In between my travels, I did manage to make a few critters and ornaments for the holiday season.

Highlights: the show at the Spiral Cafe on Craigflower in Victoria

Critters galore, just a sampling that were available at the Spiral Cafe, at Kali on Craigflower, at the Coast Collective in Collwood, and at the Two Hoots Gift shop in Cobble Hill:

Wee ornaments inspired from patterns by Ute Vasina, Allison Marano, and Paula McGee:

I participated in the Etsy Artisan Holiday PopUp show this past weekend as well!

Coast Collective Gift and Wishes (on until Dec 22 5pm, so there is still time to pick up a special hand made gift:

Finally, I will leave you with some travel photos:

A very Merry Christmas to all and a Happy, Healthy New Year.  See you in 2020!

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Raven the Mystic

The Coast Collective is having a show entitled "3-D" and I have entered a second Raven doll that I made.  This doll was inspired by the marvellous doll maker Arley Berryhill:

I used a sequinned fabric for her gown.  It was a great fabric as it was two toned black and teal depending on how you rubbed the sequins.  The mask she is wearing was made from textured paper unto light cardboard that was then dry brushed with antique gold and teal highlights.  She has a bird skull at the centre of her head dress.

Here she is with her face revealed:

I was very pleased with the final doll.  She is a stump doll and stands on her own at about 26".  She is at the 3D show at the Coast Collective starting this coming Wednesday, August 21st.  The show is on until September 1st.


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