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!