Monday, April 18, 2016

Inspiration Monday

Inspiration Monday

(Colleen Moody Cuff)

Tattered Adornment Cuff
Art Retreat at the Beach, Irvine, Ca.
June 11, 2016

I am a proud mama...... look at these amazing creations... great job ladies.

I just love the opulent beauty of these cuffs.  Please join me at Art Retreat at the Beach June 11th..... and you, too, can design your very own couture cuff. 

(Vickie Orlando)

(Susan Bates Bezek)

(class example)

Forever Sacred Class
June 12th
Art Retreat at the Beach

Start collecting treasures to display in your Forever Sacred reliquary.

Hope to see you in June.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Art Retreat at the Beach June 2016

Art Retreat at the Beach
Irvine, Ca
June 9-14, 2016

I am excited to be offering three classes at Vivi Magoo's Art Retreat at the Beach in Irvine, Ca this June.
My interest in mixed media art has morphed over the last few years as you will see by my class offerings.  Dolls, books and delicate trinkets to wear now tug at my heartstrings.

Mata Hari Doll 
June 9, 2016 

Tattered Adornment Cuff
June 10, 2016

Forever Sacred
June 11, 2016

Friday, May 22, 2015


Elizabethan Age
September 27, 2015
Location:  Femmage, Benicia, Ca.

Just wanted to give a quick shout out for a new class I will be offering at Ann Hammes' studio, Femmage, in Benicia, Ca. on September 27, 2015.  Registration is now open and space is limited.    

Queen's Ransom
September 26, 2015
Location:  Femmage, Benicia, Ca.

And for you jewelry lovers, I will be teaching my Queen's Ransom class at Femmage as well.  See the flyer for details.  

Contact me if you should have any questions.  I have tried to make it convenient for those of you traveling and included most of the items you will need for both classes in the kits which I will provide.
Please note that kit fees will be collected in class.

Monday, April 6, 2015


Storybook Maidens

A sneak peek of my latest creations.  A few years ago I purchased 15 bisque dolls at an antique fair not knowing what I would do with them or anything about their history.  Well today I have my very own Storybook Maiden collection.  After some research, with only the initials K&H - USA to go by, I have discovered the history of these little cuties.  

They were manufactured in the 1940's by the Kerr and Hinz (Dollcraft) company located in Santa Clara, Ca.  K&S made the bisque dolls for Nancy Ann Storybook Co from their molds.  Then Nancy Ann Storybook Co painted and dressed the dolls which were known as Nancy Ann's Storybook Dolls.  The bisque dolls I found were from the old/new stock from the 1940's.  

These were the dolls as I found them....little foundlings.

I have been busy during the last few weeks painting and dressing  these little orphans with snippets of antique and vintage fabrics, laces, trims, millinery, and jewelry bits. 

Now each doll has her own story to tell, each one unique, dressed in their couture finery ready to go to their forever homes.

I will have 12 of my Storybook Maidens available for adoption when I am teaching at Art Is You in Petaluma, Ca April 24-26.  If you are there, I would be happy to introduce you to these sweeties.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


For those of you who don't know, Art Is You in Petaluma, Ca will be held in April this year....yep just about 10 weeks away.  And guess what, I have the pleasure of teaching there this year.  Art Is You is one of my all-time favorite mixed media art retreats. The location in the charming town of Petaluma, the antique fair that will be held this year during the retreat, the wonderful Sheraton Hotel, great food, like-minded creative souls and the loving touches that the event organizers (Sal and Ellen) infuse into every facet are just a few reasons to not miss this retreat.

I will be teaching two are some of the details.

Mata Hari Doll
Saturday, April 25th

Garbo Beaded Bracelet
Sunday, April 26th

Visit the Art Is You website for all the details on classes and registration.  Registration should be open by this Friday, Feb. 6th.  

Won't you join me!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Joanna Love Giveaway WINNER

And the winner of the Joanna Love Giveaway is............. Aimee Wheaton!!!!!!! 
Congratulations Aimee.  May you be blessed with "Joanna Love" through this heartfelt piece of art.

Thank you all for participating in this giveaway and sending Joanna love and prayers.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Joanna Love - Giveaway

Do you have those pieces of art that tug at your heartstrings?  That each creation contains a bit of the artist's soul and talented gift. Joanna Pierotti's art speaks to me in this way.  

I have been collecting Joanna's art for several years.... I just can't get enough of it.  Here are a few of my pieces that hopefully you will enjoy.

Those of you familiar with Joanna, know that she is living with stage 4 cancer.  She is in need of support, prayers and healing thoughts.  I invite you to visit her Facebook page (Joanna Pierotti) and leave her a kind message and/or if you happen to own one of Joanna's creations, post a photo of it and tell Joanna what that piece means to you.  She needs all the up lifting she can get right now.

In celebration of Joanna and the special place she holds in my heart, I would like to GIVE AWAY one of her dolls out of my collection.  
To qualify for the give away, please visit Joanna's Facebook page and leave her a kind thought and leave a comment here on this post.  I will draw the lucky recipient of the piece below February 1st.  Good luck.
Spread the LOVE!