Wednesday, December 31, 2008


I was tagged by Dragon Baby

Here are the rules:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Mention the rules.
3. Tell 6 things about yourself.
4. Tag 6 other bloggers by linking to them.
5. Go to each person's blog and leave a comment letting them know they've been tagged.

Here are six things about myself
1.I am a creative soul, and enjoy making art
2.I love matcha chai, with ginger and extra spice
3.I love eating pies at Aphrodite Cafe with my friend Sandra
4.I love my kitten Bijou
5.I love meeting artists online
6.I would love to see end to war, and peace in the world
Six people I chose to tag
Flor Larios
Lisa Cole
Kristin Long

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Whimsical Flowers for you;-)))

Hello Dear online friends!
I've been creating whimsical
flowers the last couple of days!
When I signed up with Willowing's Ning site, I became
inspired in playing with my watersoluble crayons.I normally use them for backgrounds in my journal.
I was making purrty little faces when the idea of making flowers grew out of them;-))
I really enjoy creating these.
I use heavy watercolorpaper, and watercolor crayons
(this included watersoluble oil pastel, lyra watersoluble crayons and some caran d'ache.)
The butterflies and hearts embellishments were done with a puffy pen
Mariette xox

Monday, December 29, 2008


Only a few days left before the end of 2008.It's been a very inspiring year, and met wonderful goddesses.I would like to thank everyone I've had a chance to meet, and be inspired by so many wonderful artists online.
To celebrate the New Year with all I am giving away two littleprints based on my painting
Three Wise Ones

The prints are 5 x7 printed on Lumijet paper.
Tell me what was the most inspiring moment for you in 2008.
Good Luck everyone, and best of all Happy Creative, healty, prosperous New Year;-)
For some reason part of the painting is not showing; but it will all show on the print
Please post your comments here.
Thank you
The draw will be on January 1/09
Mariette xox

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008


This is for Project Suziblu.
Our hats are due Oct.26.
Had much fun making it.
Retouched vintage photo in Photoshop.
Glitter, stickers, and all things nice.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


This is done on birchwood 6x12.
I started off a layer of postcards, which have a personal
meaning for me.
The painting turned out completely differently than I
intended, and I am very happy by the turnout.
This happens quite frequently. You have an idea in
your mind, but your muse takes over.. Oh what fun!
I received my Steward Gill package with lotsa yummy
colors, and played with it on this painting. Lately I've been
composing Haiku poems reflecting my paintings.

Haiku Poem by Mariette

Beauty is revealed!
The love shines within your heart!
Oh Beauty indeed!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Caption reads:
Life is either a daring adventure
or nothing~Helen Keller
Haiku Poem by Mariette
accompanies this piece

Beautiful Angel
Flying to far away lands
Show me the beauty


This piece was a fun one to do!
I used a photo transfer for the very background
trees. On the blue dress I first of all pasted some hearts cutouts from japanese rice paper, and then covered it this with another beautiful transclucent blue paper for her dress.
It was a piece to honour the fall.
A Haiku poem accompanies this piece
Fall Symphony by Mariette
Fall in its beauty
Leaves of oranges and red
Visual Delight


This little painting was produced when I was in the doldrums.
It wasn't my most creative day, and decided to do something about it.
I took out my journal, scribbled, just letting go loosening up and
played until I felt my creative juices returning,Then I started playing
with ideas. I wanted to honour this moment, this moment where you can still let your heart sing, when your feeling low if you give it a chance. Then it happened. The thousand little dancing fairies, little munchkins,
all that is magical came dancing in my heart.
What a wonderful process!
Art can be created when your either up,or down. It's just a matter of being more gentle with yourself when your down, and feelings things out a little more, and honoring these feelings at that moment;-))
Her little wooden heart on her dress reads 'Honour this Moment'.
Her dress was this beautiful paper I picked up from a craft store.
I used Alchemy in her hat and blubbles.
An Haiku poem composed by myself accompanies this painting.

Haiku poem by Mariette

What beauty to feel
Pink fairies and chocklit cake
Magical Moment

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


This is a dedication to my mother called 'ANGELINA' after my mother's name.

My mother comes from a family of musician. She sings and plays the guitar.

Most of her brothers plays the fiddle.

I've used lint from the dryier for her collar, and end of sleeve for her dress. Added gold leaf on top. I did attached a golden rhinestone at the end ; but haven't taken a picture of it yet.

The background on the hat is from the paper suzi sent us.

Did some stencilling with water color.

Added some very fine glitter for the eyes.

The landscape was an idea that came to my mind during the process. I felt like adding a couple of houses, and some trees.

The flowers are a design from a $10 dress I picked up from a thrift shop.
Haiku poem for this painting
Sweet Angelina
A sweet melody for you
Warming heart and soul

Sunday, September 7, 2008


This is the latest on the THREE WISE ONES.
I added some collage, glitter glue for background,
eye area on girls, cat, and also a little on the face
of the second one.. It reads:Look at the beauty sparkle, following the first saying: Listen to your heart. The last one reads :Speak your truth
Haiku poem accompanies this piece
Three little fairies
Whispering sweets in my ears
Twinkle little star

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


The weather as been very promissing.
Spend part of the afternoon , of course, bonding
with Bijou first of all. I live in an appartment, and
have a 20'patio. When I come home I let him
run out. Ahh he enjoys his freedom!
Ok here's my latest on Three Wise Ones..
Dressed them today, and did the background.
Still long ways to go!
I applied some cerulean blue watercolor first
of all in the background, dried, then applied
Thalo yellow green acrylic. Both green and
blue are harmonious color.
Give them each a pair of stripped socks, and
little shoes.
Thanks for stopping by, and wishing you
a wonderful day!

Monday, September 1, 2008

'Les Petites Doll' Workshop Experience;-)

Today feels like a fall day in Vancouver.
Autumn will soon orchestrate its beautiful colors or reds and yellow throughout the city.
September is normally a beautiful month in Vancouver from my past experience.
What have I been up to?
I've been busy practicing my 'pretty little dolls' with the lovely suziblu.
She is currently giving a "Les Petites Dolls' online
workshop, and iit s 'fantabulous'.
This is done on a piece of 6x12 birch wood which I picked up at Michael's.
Today I went to Windsor another hardware store, and bought 5' x 5' birch wood.
The guy will cut it up 6"x12" pieces for me, which will give be about 50 pieces.
I will be picking it up tomorrow.
This will make many paintings;-)))
I've been practicing little faces, and am at the point where my next
challenge of actually working on wood as finally come.
This is my first time ever painting on wood, and learning how to woodburn.
It is very fun and satisfying at the same time!
Beside learning how to paint on wood, and woodburning, I am learning shading.
I had a little accident while I was woodburning. When I was burning the
outlines on my little dolls I was lowering the tool to much , and left a few umm..
third degree burns scars on the face in the middle, and a bit to the side of the middle one.
I might be able to work something out; but will wait and see.
There's always more wood;-)
I still have to learn how to handle that tool properly, as it is my very first time.
I am enjoying this process tremendously.
Drawing little girls is more than drawing little girls!
I feel it touches on deeper levels on who we are as women, and how to bring
out the little girl within out to play.
I used the famous saying .. See No Evil, Hear No Evil, and Say No Evil ; but I turned
it around ..Tee Hee Hee
I will name it something different when it's completely done; but it is loosely based
on that saying~
Have a great day!

Saturday, August 9, 2008



I took the same photo ,which I did Sensous with, and
did something completely different.
I really enjoyed this process.
The bottom to the right reads..

Emerging: Starting to appear, arise, occur, or develop


In The Stillness by Mariette

The mind as quieten
The little ripples on the surface
Have merged into 'Emptiness'
There is no distinction
Sound of cars honking, baby crying, lovers

I laugh out loud; but not an ordinary laugh
It's a contentment !
Absurdity of it all!

Then I silently
Let myself absorb
Into the silence
Where everything as become one.


My very first attempt at a 'pretty girl'.
This was fun. She is surrounded by different qualities
written in pen.
Shy, Beauty,Be Free, Truth, It's ok. I like the dress you wear,Be You,


Macaw printed on thin rice paper.
Image below is image transfer
with laser photocopy and acrylic gel.

Dance me to the End of Love

Song Dance me to
the end of Love by
Leonard Cohen.
These two belong


Image Transfer Technique with laser photocopy and acrylic gel.


Image transfer done with Transparency Film, and Acrylic Heavy Gel


Geese was an image transfer from packing tape.


Image Transfer with Transparency Film


This is the first entry in Leap of Faith.