March 29, 2009

"The Princes' Quest"

I watched a most beautiful film this weekend with my girls "The Princes' Quest" 
Maybe I'm just late to the party but I hadn't heard of this gem of a movie.  The story is an original fairy tale with Middle Eastern flair. The imagery is breathtakingly beautiful, with painted cut outs and jewel like scenery. I believe its computer animated but the look is hand crafted (you can see the brush strokes)  I hope you get a chance to see it!

March 26, 2009

Mirror, Mirror

The idea of a series princess shoes was suggested by a client (I already had ruby slippers and Cinderella) I decided to make them look a bit like old illustrations. Here is Snow White, I'm working on Sleeping Beauty now. Its funny how much I love to come up with fairy tale shoes when you are much more likely to catch me wearing sneakers!

March 17, 2009

Snow White and Rose Red

 Fairy tale book box inspired by Rose Red and Snow White

This tale is so sweet, the two opposite sisters who love each other so dearly. Of course I love the enchanted bear as well!  I have such fun hunting for treasures to make these assemblage pieces! The little dolls are hand sewn, I don't consider myself a doll maker but this project seemed to call for it. 

Will be available in my etsy shop

"Miss Fortune"

Mystic purples seemed to be her, color. I adore purple but rarely use it in paintings. I'll have to remedy that! 

March 09, 2009

hearts and moonlight

Look what came in the post today! I was so lucky to purchase this hand painted heart from Karen at Moonlight and Hares as they get snapped up quickly! The details and color are even prettier in person, I'm completely smitten with it!
I'm off to hang my new treasure in my studio.. Thank you Karen!

March 08, 2009

Peppermint Twist and the Imaginary Circus

"Peppermint Twist" She is a contortionist of course, but right now she is enjoying the night air and wondering where the road will lead.  
I'm having so much fun with the Imaginary Circus. I'm up late at night working on sketches. I hope you like visiting! *passes cotton candy*

March 05, 2009

Imaginary Circus

I'm working on new series and nothing gets me more bouncy than that! When new characters are materializing its a magical feeling. 

 "The Imaginary Circus"  a strange little band of performers that travel through the darkling woods. Here is a piece in progress "Miss Fortune" the resident gypsy fortune teller of the circus. 

 what does your Fortune hold? 

(my daughter named her, I thought it was perfect)