Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Clay Cloth Doll

My finished cloth/clay doll.
She is hanging in my living room.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Winners on the Halloween Contest!

The two winners for the Halloween contest was Monica Zuniga and Jonnie Hartling.
Congratulations to both winners.
Thank you everyone for playing, and keep your eyes peel for more contest
in the future!

Your gifts are on the way!

Mariette xox

Friday, October 23, 2009

Handcrafted Book

This is my latest handcrafted book based on one of my
original paintings Taking Flight.
This one of a kind handcrafted coptic stitch book is based on one of my paintings, which is sold as prints in my shop.
It is art in book form which you can display on your desk, or when not in use tie with a cord with two beads on each ends.
Affirmations written at random on front cover.
Various papers with three signatures lines the book.
You'll find lined paper,Arches and Aquarelle watercolor paper (140 lb and 300 lb),St. Armand paper,(from Montreal),Drawing paper.. enough to satisfy your creative needs.
The back cover is made with a beautiful batik print.
Signed by me on inside back cover.
Taking Flight is 7" x 9".
Taking flight is about new directions.
Letting go of the old, and renewing with new possibilities in discovering our highest potentials.
Adorned with wool, and ribbon, charms.
A handcrafted bookmark covered with vellum and ribbon with two beads comes with the book to carry you throughout the very end with your treasured thoughts, memories.

Three Drawings in ink and wax

Three latest drawing with inks and wax on specialty paper. These drawings were done without any predetermined results. I just let the process happen,and something unfolds. I just move with the flow like a meditation, and it ends when the time is right.
At the end something reveals itself to me. It could be a word, something I see in the painting, etc.
These drawing are available for sale at my etsy.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Two Halloween giveaway! Two winners!

It's getting close to to Halloween, and just to celebrates the ghosts and gobblins with you
I am giving away this 4 x 6 1/2 purrrrrrrowling Halloween cat on wood.
He's been purrrrrrrwoling the neighborhood in hoping that on
Halloween Day someone will take him home.
Here's your chance to adopt him!
To enter tell me in a few words what Halloween means to you,
On October 31st..I will put all the name in a hat and the
lucky winner will take purrrrrrrrowling kitty home.

This needle felted project called Pumpkin Love
will also go to a lucky winner.
Good luck everyone, and thanks for playing;-)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Spring Medlody Mixed Media Handmade book

This handmade book is
5 1/2" x 9 " , and was created by me using the coptic stitch One of a kind.
The image on the cover is from my painting Spring Melody.which I sold recently. I altered the look of the window, which I quite like. Two paper clay lady bugs are resting on two of the panes, and a bird in flight on the top one. The marker part for holding your page in place has 3 big coral beads on twine at the end to carry you thru the vary last page with your treasure thoughs and secrets. There's a mix of blank,lined, and tibetan paper. On the inside of the front cover is a beautiful patterned batik material, and on back cover a glass mirror flower with hemp stem , adding a special touch to the book. These little round mirrors can be found on traditional east indian clothes, and are called 'shishas'. Look in the mirror,and see your beautiful smile;-) Affirmations at random on front cover.

Available at my etsy

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

New Handmade Mixed Media Books

My latest handmade book .

I enjoy the process!!
Intuitively , I gather
paper from previous
projects.. pieces of paper that I save.
Some I paint, some already have a design.
I glue them on a bookboard randomly..
I love to see what unfolds..
Sometimes a thought of an item I
have stored in a box will come to mind..
and I get it..it was meant to be added to this process.
My muse is in full swing..
I used transparency film to create the image with gel medium..
Four strands of wool as bookmark adorns the outside
of cover with various beads, and inside for placement

For sale at my etsy store

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Turtle Tea Lite Holder

This year I've been finding turtles on my journey, and discovered that it is one of my power animal.
I found this tea lite holder turtle this summer at an antique shop in Virginia.
The turtle as a power animal reminds us to ground ourselves in the nurturing and protective energy of the earth and to flow with it's energy at a pace which assures completion of our task

Saturday, October 3, 2009


Hi everyone!
Haven't been around for awhile.
I have been busy working, creating, keeping up with my etsy shop , Bijou my cat ..life in general.
Just to keep you up to date on what I've been up to .
I've been creating mixed media journal books with leftover material from other projects, and am enjoying making these very much. Check them out at my etsy shop!

Mariette xox

Monday, July 27, 2009

Felted Three Flowers and Butterfly

This little charming piece is my latest project
done on lutradur,then sewed on 100% heavy cotton. It was made with 100% wool roving,
and various wool.
Aprox. 6 x 71/2

Mariette xox

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Blog Award from Anne

I received an award from Anne at Daily Haiku
Thank you very much Anne for visiting my blog
and offering me this award!
Ann was a great host to an ATC project at milliande
Check out Ann's blog to find out more about her.

Here are the rules for accepting this award:
Link back to the blog that tagged you;
2 - Copy and answer the questionaire;
3 - Pass the award on to 5 blogs you love and inform the owner they have been tagged.

Ok..drum beat... Here are Five blogs that I like
1. Kimmie's Krazy Korner I like Kimmie's blog. She's very creative with her digital collage, and generous in sharing her knowledge at her Ning site.. Also check her Ning site Kimmie
2.Check out Tammy's studio , and her beautiful whimsies http://blog.tammysstudio.com/
3. For my third one I choose papermoonies .. Unique whimsical creation!

Here's the Questionaire

MANIA:When I am excited about something or express myself my voice can get kinda loud
CAPITAL VICE: chocolate
IF MONEY WASN'T A PROBLEM I'D.. i'd retire right now, and enjoy learning more about art, etc...
CHILDHOOD STORIES: Cinderella, Red Riding Hood
HOUSEHOLD NON-ABILITY: Keeping art area organised
MOTTO: Yesterday's gone, tomorrow is not here, therefore live in the ' moment'
YOUR SOUL'S FAVORITE PLACE TO VISIT: nice quiet environment for meditation
YOU LOSE YOUR MIND WHEN: i feel i'm not in control of a situation
CURRENT PERFUME: I bought an oil at an event; but lost the name..smells really nice!
FAVORITE PRAISE: comments on my art from different sites
HIDDEN TALENT: played classical guitar a few years back
I WISH I WAS BORN WITH ENOUGH KNOWLEDGE TO: get rid of all weapons in the world!
I'M EXTREMELY: a good listener

Monday, July 13, 2009

July Giveaway at Studio M.M.E. Stutterings!

Yes, Megan M.Eckman is giving one of her beautiful prints away!
Come and check it out ! You have till July 17 to enter.
Click on 'July Giveaway' below, and good luck!

July Giveaway!!!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

I received this prestigious award from Joanna at okanaganspirit
Please find the award here at Joanna blog
This award is for my other blog on Techniques A La Mode..tried and true homemade experiments from the mad scientist at work!! tee hee hee;-)
Styrafoam Stamps Art Expressive Art

Blog Award

For those receiving the award read the following

In order to keep this award, I must do the following:
1. Say thanks and link to the presenter of the award.
2. Share ten honest things about myself.
3. Present this blog award to 7 other whose blogs are brilliant in content and/or design, or those who have encouraged me.
4. Tell those 7 people that they have been awarded the HONEST SCRAP , and the guidelines they must follow

Here are 10 honest things about myself
1. I love my cat Bijou. He's my inspiration!
2. I love recycling items that can be used for mixed media
3. I love curling up on the couch with art magazines such as Cloth, Paper and Scissors, and Somerset (especially the workshops ones) etc...
4. I love meeting artists online!!
5. I love textures
6. I love gardening
7. I have two beautiful grandsons , which I will visit this summer
8. I love going to Farmer's Market. I went yesterday with my sister, and we had so much fun!
9. I love all the colors of the rainbow
10. I just bought a new videocam, and am learning how to make videos...Be on the lookout, when the first one comes out! The one that I posted in Technique a la mode was from my digital camara.

Seven bloggers I chose whom I found their work interesting were sent a message about the award. Here they are

Cindy uses recycled material, and her grandchildren spends time with her in her studio.
Check out her altered flip flop !

2. Check out this interesting blog I came across. An artist by the name of Martin Adlington with interesting blogs; but the one that caught my attention is Adventures in Recycled Art

3. Check out Avogana at Art of Recycling .
She shares some very interesting information on recycling. One that I particularly enjoy is a link on her blog to how to recycle yarn from a sweater here

4. The next artist makes great designs with clothes. Check out her recycled dress with two tshirts, and much much more at Crafty Peeps

5. This blog is made up of 'collagists' . Each member interpret their work on a weekly theme.
Get inspired by checking it out at
6. Going Green! Find great recycling tips here >>> Little Garden Helpers
7. The last person to whomI would like to give this award to is Christine Claringbold
at .(Click below to get to link) Eye Pop Art Christine shares her trademark on her mandala record bowls. I chose Christine blog for her use of bright colors and originality.

Mariette xox

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Universal Goddess

This original mixed media painting has many layers, and great textural effects.
Done on wrap canvas 16 x 20 inches with 1 1/2 inch border.
The sensual movement of the body reaching for the universe holding the sun in one hand and the moon in the other symbolize the masculine and feminine energy , yin and yang.
It is a symbol of opposites, which are part of one another.
When we realize that there is no separation, then our mind becomes more spacious,
We acquire a greater clarity about ourselves and our connection with the rest of the universe.

For sale at my etsy!

Mariette xox

Monday, June 29, 2009

These are my latest art.
The first two are expressive mixed media done on 140 lbs Fabriano acid free watercolor paper with an acrylic glaze 7 x 9 1/2. Available at my Etsy
The next one is an ancient relief technique done on wrapped canvas. 10" x 10"
Some camara glare may show; but not part of art
Titles >1. Connexions 2. Surprise 3. Three Flowers

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Fabric Collage Postcard

These are my latest creations . I enjoy making these fabric collage postcard.
I used an image transfer with gel medium on the first one, which is the focal point. It's surround by material scrap, which I randomly sew . A few stars adorn the sky.
The second is a vintage photo printed on material using Digital grounds, and a bit of Angel fibers to the left of the card.
These postcards can be frame as small piece of art on an easel, or give to someone.
More to come, and will be on sale at my Etsy shop.

Mariette xox

Friday, June 26, 2009

Homemade Styrofoam Stamps

Check out my blog on Homemade Styrofoam Techniques.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Vancouver ATC Project 2009 ~Tea Theme

Collaborative project with the Vancouver ATC Group on the Tea Theme.
The project host did a fantastic job on these books. They are nice and thick,
and so fun to read;-)
I did one on the Mad Hatter Tea Party using transparency film.
Each participant received one!

Recent Custom Work in the world of Whimsies;-)

I was recently working on two painting commission on wood for a lady in Texas.
One was for her 4 year old daughter , and the other 8 year old.
The first one is for her 8 year old, and second for the 4 year old.
Done on baltic birchwood, and sealed with 100% beeswax

Visit my Etsy for custom
order work!!!

Mariette xox