Thursday, June 15, 2017

walking the Paris streets

a pastel sketch I made recently 
combined a few different looks to try to capture 
a rainy evening stroll
I always seemed to be on the city streets in the rain

an evening walk

Saturday, June 3, 2017

peg dolls, a workshop

Such fun dressing simple clothes pegs and giving them some personality

My friends and I had a lovely time in the sun
we certainly finished the day with some lovely ladies
The clothing had o be seen to be believed

You cansee more of the videos and fun times here

Thursday, June 1, 2017

My Monet

I love all the impressionists and often sit and paint my memories of his garden in France
I have built up a series that may make a book one day,  who knows!
 I use mostly watercolors and acrylic paints
Have started using pastels recently, the style suits the French masters I like to try to emulate.
Here are two very quick pics

the arched bridge


Thursday, May 25, 2017

an amulet for protection

a beaded amulet I recently completed
I love  an ethnic look achieved with some of my sari silk
Part of a collection sent to a magazine
Must say they are decorative but hold an ID and change for a trip to the Mercado
How to coming later

neck wear with flair

not another market tote!

Oh yes!
olive drab is a favorite of mine
Pockets to hold maps, camera and funds for a
fruitful day at the Flea markets of Paris
Map inside too

a box to hold stuff

This Trinket box is painted and varnished
I  decorated it with old velvet flowers and lace
I added a pretty image to the lid
Inside find a silken pin/brooch.

I like to put something inside my boxes always,
 goes back to my youth, they always intrigued me
 I would find lots of shells and nails, buttons and other treasures,
items that were plentiful on our remote  farm

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Old French bags

A small bag I made with some faded ticking, old lace, an image and buttons,

 hangs with twine and holds lots of tags  Sold


this is a  lavender sachet
love the red ticking

Sunday, March 5, 2017

key to my heart

take an empty chocolate box
Fix it up with a quilted top, in red, 
a ruched lace inside with gold key
and it is a fabulous place to store special memories
Family trinkets and photos are well hidden
add a lock of hair, a magical coin and more

stitching red

golden key