Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Hello again! Ok here are a couple of pics of my latest portraits. I was thinking... just pretty is not enough, I need to incorporate elements to make the work more interesting and exciting. So I'm working on that, these are simply the bases of my future pieces, which I'll post as soon as they are complete.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Another week gone by.

My dear visitors, please do not give up on me, I will try to post more often. I'm trying to find a new way to create, I'm looking for something more interesting. Mean while here is my latest portrait. I've been reading and practicing to improve my drawing skills, now I need more ImAginAtion. Talk to you again very soon :D

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Pouty Girl!

I can't believe that I haven't posted anything this month! How is that possible?
BUT I am so happy to show you my latest work. It's "My Pouty Girl", I drew the little girl, inspired from a vintage picture, and created a new style of background for her. I HOPE you will like it. HuGs.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Marie !

Just doodling and playing in my journal, Marie showed up! Then I was surprised at how pretty she looks. ThEn I ruined her by adding the "blond" curls. I wanted to show her "real" hair escaping her big wig, but they are too big and too orange, and in the wrong place... oh well.

Also I used to make silver jewelry, I was the Silver Artisan, and made this bracelet Marie inspired.

This morning, sweet JulieAnn shared with us a wonderful blog with a free e-zine with enough Marie art for a year's worth of inspiration! Love it!

Thanks for Visiting !

Friday, November 27, 2009

Waxed Collage

Hi there!
Here is my newest collage, I apologize the picture only shows a detail of it. The wax is so smooth the pictures have a lot of glare, except for this one taken at an angle.
Thank you for visiting.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving !

To all my visitiors, wishing you a Blessed Thanksgiving !
And here is my latest piece, not a collage as it happens.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Hair Practice

I really have been wanting to make my portraits more interesting, so I'm learning from my new faerie book. One huge challenge is the hair, so I'm practicing, here is a purple-hair faerie.
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Been Busy !

Hello everybody, I've been happily busy. I finally completed another collage, I missed the process and today I thoroughly enjoyed it. :D

Then since my twinchie turned out so cute I decided to make Christmas ornaments with the paper clay, yes I know they look like cookies, but don't try to eat them LOL.

THEN I found a fabulous book on how to draw faeries, and I was happy with my first attempt, I just want to make my portraits more interesting, not too out there. So here are my pictures for you to take a peek:

PS. Sorry about the watermark. I'm trying to figure out how to make it invisible for future postings :D THANKS for Visiting!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Mary - Art Challenge !

I made it with paperclay, painted a frame around it with glitter and acrylic medium. The painting has blues with iridescent medium, pearly. And I attached a copper wire for hanging. This was a challenge because it's so tiny, 2x2", but it was fun. Considering making more to add as gift tags or Christmas tree ornaments :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

My Mermaid

Ok, yes this one is quite different from my usual work. It's actually homework for my portrait class, my daughter said it looks like a mermaid, so it is. Thanks for visiting :D

Latest portrait

To all the kind visitors: Thank you!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New Portrait !

Success !

I finally repaired all the "flaws". Had to lose the blue eyes since I was unable to make them look natural or even interesting, I softened the accent lines, colored the lips some more and ... Yes I applied the feared beeswax, yay success!

Remember that clicking on the pic will show much better detail.

I really do appreciate all the supportive comments, I tried visiting all your blogs and say hi. However I was not able to access some of you and I want to thank you here: Julie Scott, Sandy, Melony, and CorazonArt (love the name).

Big thanks also to our dear Leah for her AEDM challenge. AEDM has allowed me to meet a fantastic group of very talented, kind and generous artists!

Monday, November 9, 2009


Hi there, not sure about this one. This piece, first I ruined it with the hot wax, the paint blistered with the heat. I sanded, re-coated, re-painted, and the beeswax just accumulated in lumps. So I set it aside for another day, to fix. Last night, I cutout one of my newly made portraits and it just fit perfectly on this girl's face. So I scraped, sanded and attached the new face. Then I realized the features are too big for the little neck, so I'm trying to widen it. I painted some details and by doing so I flatten some of the shading. Ay ay ay. So this girl is still waiting for her "face lift" wish her luck :D

Thank you so very much to all the wonderful artists leaving me sweet comments for the last few days, please receive my e-hugs :D


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Pencil and color portrait.

My contribution for Art Every Day Month ! So much fun : )

Friday, November 6, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Creative? Yes

Ok, I know I haven't posted every day. I meant to. And really I have been creating:) Here's what I've been up to:

Here is my next girl. I know it looks a lot like my last one. I'll be taking a new portrait class soon and maybe I'll change my style a little. We'll see.

Also I have been making granny squares for the ''l'amour sans frontieres", an initiative to help an animal shelter in Paris.

Even my daughter has been creative. She was inspired in school to make this baby with a 2Lt bottle. The head is made with felt and a sock. For the pacifier she found a cabinet knob : )
I believe she improvised beautifully!



LAstly, Ms. Abbie is having a GiVeAway! For a chance to win a beautiful apron visit http://www.percyandbloom.com/down-abbies-road/2009/11/4/apron-giveaway.html

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Hot Wax

Literally, I just finished this piece. The beeswax is still hot : )
This is my accomplishment of the day. Really I'm blessed to be able to create everyday. The challenge is to take the time to take a picture and post it. I will try to post my work everyday for the Creative Every Day challenge. Thanks for looking.
Oh yeah, a million thanks to Ms. Abbie from The Vintage Moth, http://www.percyandbloom.com/the-vintage-moth/ for the wonderful vintage elements. Here I included the French Arch of Triumph, a French check form, also the postal stamps and a beautiful love letter. Thank you Abbie !

Friday, October 30, 2009

Final Steps

Ok, so for the next steps I paint the face accents and hair. Here I could not get the color right, fortunately, mixed media is very forgiving.

Ta Daa ! The final steps are to give it the distress, aged look: inking, blotching, sanding, sometimes even scraping the wood, and then coating it with beeswax. Fun.

Thank you for visiting my blog : )

Thursday, October 29, 2009

My kitties

I have two cats, this one is a rascal... so cute.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Next Steps:

Ok, so my next favorite step is to create the background, first I rip and arrange the scrapbook paper how I like it, then I attach it with a big brush and loads of gel medium. Then with a brayer I attach the pretty face, making sure there are no bubbles. I love how this looks when finished, it's matte, it's crisp, it's colorful. A BIG thanks to Ms. Abbie from http://www.percyandbloom.com/the-vintage-moth/ for the postcard I included in my new piece here.

Monday, October 26, 2009

New Project!

Ok, so I've decided to show each step of my new piece. It's completed, so I know the results. I'll be posting a step each day, in case you want to come back to my blog and check it out. Here is the first step, well two steps really, drawing and coloring.

Again thanks for visiting. x

Disaster !

This gal gave me quite a bit of trouble. I was inspired to make big wavy hair from a magazine, and I was pretty happy with it after drawing it. But after painting it it looked solid : ( Then I tried applying texture and I ruined the face. So I re-painted it, but the wax melted it horribly! So I had to resort to...sandpaper, yes she needed exfoliating. Then I re-re-painted it, coated it with gel medium and waxed it. It's ok, but not to my satisfaction, you be the judge.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Work in Progress

Currently my basic steps are: draw a face, color it, cut it. Then create a background, add the face and layer it with inks, paints, and bees wax. Truly I love every step. Thanks for looking.

Monday, October 19, 2009

New Picture

Here is a picture of my latest work. I had a few problems that I had to fix, but I was able to rescue it!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Encaustic Work

Mixed Media: Pencil drawing on bristol paper, colored with pencils and acrylic paint. Background includes scrapbook and tissue papers, inks, book print, coated with bee's wax, adhered to wood with gel medium. FuN!

**Remember to click on the picture to appreciate better the details. Thanks for looking !

Monday, October 12, 2009

More pics!

Hello Friends, as promised, here is another one of my pictures, please let me know what you think : )

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Mixed Media Art - Love it !

I have been spending all my free time creating mixed-media pictures, and loving it :) It's so much fun to try to make a beautiful mess. I will be posting more pictures tomorrow.

Thanks for looking !

Monday, August 31, 2009

I'm Back

I've been out of touch for a long time. I took a soldering class and I'm contemplating a new direction for my jewelry. In the mean time I've been inspired to paint, totally amateur of course, but loving it, here is one picture I was happy with.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Perfect Mother's Day Present

Click on any photo for better detail!