Saturday, January 30, 2010

Magic ACEO

Sending you nothing but fairy magic for Pink Saturday. It has been a busy week, up at the butt crack of dawn every day (3:30 am today) but what has come from it is nothing short of stunning, exquisite and gorgeous all rolled into one. This isn't it but she is still beautiful none the less. Now, close your eyes, make a wish and leave your comment. I promise you, magic will make your heart's desire come true.

Please be sure to visit How Sweet the Sound and say hello to the lovely Beverly. You might just find pink in some unexpected places. (tee hee :)

Side Note: Comment moderation and word verification are enabled and serve a dual purpose for me. If your only interest is in how fast you can copy and paste your way through Pink Saturday, perhaps you are missing the point. It's good to stop and smell the roses or in this case, show some interest and actually read a post or two before you comment. :)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Paper Doll Clothes - The Corset

Little paper corsets have become a fast favorite of mine. They add elegance with a hint of risque to my paper dolls.

This short video will show you how I created this paper corset which may just spark a few ideas of your own and send you off on a quest to make paper doll clothes. Enjoy!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Pink is For Passion

In that state between dream and wake she whispers, pink is for passion. Pink is emotional. It speaks to you from your heart. Follow your heart and it will always guide you straight and true. My passion seems to have guided me in the direction of pretty, little paper dolls, each with their own messages for me. As I create each one, I find they become what they want to be even if my original plan is different.

My girls teach me lessons about my true self. They offer wisdom, encourage me every step of the way and challenge me to try something new. Sometimes I find that they can even be a little mischievous, relocating craft supplies when my head is turned or magically placing a different colored dress in front me. My paper princesses seem to have a life of their own. I love each and every one and no matter what I do, I find that the glow of my pink passion is never far off.

Please be sure to visit How Sweet the Sound and say hello to the lovely Beverly. You might just find pink in some unexpected places. (tee hee :)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

William Charlebois Goes Digital with Dolls

A few days ago I posted a free paper doll template with the hope that anyone who used it would direct me to photographs of their work. One man has answered the call. Yes, you read that correctly.

Your paper dolls do not have to be elaborate to be beautiful. In fact, if you are good with digital manipulation, you could put something like this together. I am drawn to the vibrance and beauty in the colors of her corset and dress. In fact, when I look at this piece, I can't take my eyes off them. The choices could not have been more perfect. Visit William Charlebois at the Artful Paper Doll or Artella.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Free Paper Doll Template

Haha! It's about time I offered up a free paper doll template huh?! After all, it is all about the dolls here. Actually this template came from Debra Schoch over at Hop Hop Jingle Boo. I think it's just terrific. It has some great potential for some really arty paper doll looks not to mention that it's PINK!

You are free to download this (click the photo to enlarge to full size) and use in your own artwork. If you use this, please feel free to direct me to a photo of your work so that I can download it and totally exploit you here on my own blog. (tee hee :) Once you have downloaded your copy, get yourself on over to How Sweet the Sound and say hello to the lovely Beverly. She's got an entire list of places where yummy pink goodness can be found today.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Journal Writing Prompts: The Masquerade Ball

One of the things I promised to do for myself this year is to start a journal of self discovery and change. Since we are coming up on carnival season, I thought a masquerade ball theme would make the perfect first journal writing prompt. We all wear masks in one form or another but tonight I can be anyone I want to be. So, who will I become? Will I choose to play it safe and blend in with the crowd as I have always done before?

Or, will I begin to break old patterns? Will I take a chance and allow myself the freedom to be who I really am, to be the person I always knew I was or wanted to be? I've kept that vulnerable girl in me hidden away for far too long, afraid of being hurt. No one would know it was me. From behind the safety of my mask, I can be anyone I want to be.

I feel my fear dissolve it's grip as I begin to make new choices. With each tiny step I move toward the changes I have always wanted to make but never knew exactly how. I know that I am safe. I trust the process of life to support and guide me. I water with love and feed with care, that little child within, until she blooms like the bright shining, magnificent individual she always was. I can toss the masks, they serve me no longer. I am free to let myself stand above the crowd, free to be myself at last.

What masks do you wear and why? What are you most afraid of? What would happen if you were not afraid? I invite you to ponder and create a carnvial journal page to explore. I also invite you to join me for the Bal Masqe on February 13th. Be sure to visit the lovely Beverly of How Sweet the Sound for more Pink Saturday goodies!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Bal Masque Blog Party

The Venetian Carnival, or Carnevale di Venezia as it is called in Italian, begins in early February and runs until just after Valentine's Day. Since February marks the month of carnival celebrations around the world, I give you the Bal Masque blog party.

When: Saturday, February 13th
Time: Starts 12:00 a.m. wherever you are
Place: The Artful Paper Doll (for a list of participating blogs)

Bal Masque Template

Participation is easy. Send an e-mail to Kitty Kellie that you wish to be added as a participant. Next, simply download the mask template and embellish it in your own carnival style then blog about it on February 13th. Meet me here for a list of participating blogs and visit them to see their masks.

Now go grab a blog button (click above image for code) and let the world know there's a blog party going on! Whooo Hooo!