Monday, December 21, 2009

Victorian Fashion

I just love Victorian fashion, so when I ran across this page out of The Delineator, I just had to come up with some way to use it and this is what I came up with. My intentions were to make it to stand beside some old books on the shelf, but somehow she found her way to the tree. I could do a whole tree in the Victorian ladies next year. I better get to work!


Friday, December 18, 2009

A paper star tutorial

I have decided to keep this blog going since more people stop by this blog than Sea Gypsy Studio and my Etsy store is Kim's Art By The Sea. So many reasons to keep going with this blog.

Much of this past year has been working with paper. This little snowgirl is all made with paper.

This is one of my paper pixies. The roses are made from paper tape.

I have made lots of coffee filter paper roses

Angel ornaments all made of paper.

Stars made of paper. Lots of Stars! I have a tutorial on making the stars if anyone is interested just click on this link: Coffee Filter Stars


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Did you know?

I do not post on this blog any more. I am now Sea Gypsy Studio.


Monday, October 12, 2009

New Doll

She is finished! After 3 days of embellishing I have had enough! I have a story to tell about her. She was at one time almost complete, but I did not like her face, so I took a knife and actually cut the head in half and started over sculpting a whole new face( One of the great things about paperclay!). It is hard to get a pretty face (with paperclay), but that can be a good thing if your trying for primitive or rustic look. I am going to have to set up a background and lighting so the pics will be better.Click on pic for larger view

This picture can also be clicked on for larger image


Monday, May 18, 2009

I am moving to another blog

I am changing blogs and changing my name! Why? I recently purchased a .com and had to come up with another name so my new blog is Sea Gypsy Studio. I am going to be moving posts from this blog over to Sea Gypsy. I will not be posting here any more, but I will leave this blog up for a while. So when you see Sea Gypsy on your comments, it's me!


Sunday, May 17, 2009

I am still painting up a storm. It has been a very busy week. The problem I was having with my computer was a browser issue. I have broadband, but it was moving like a snail. Every time I would go to make a comment on someones site my computer would freeze up and I would have to shut down the whole thing. It was very frustrating, but everything seems to be working ok so far. I will go make a few comments and see how that works. It is so funny how the computer has become just as important as a phone. When I started doing this room, it was just going to be a room. But I have decided to make it a workspace. I struggle with trying to keep everything from running into my living space. This is a large area and I think if I am clever enough, maybe I can get everything in this one space. It has gone from a gypsy room to an artsy room. I painted the table last night an ugly gold color, but I think if I take that black curtain panel and make a skirt for it that might help tone down that ugly gold. Black has a way of grounding color. It tones things down a bit.


Monday, May 11, 2009


I was doing a little web surfing this morning and found this website called Polyvore. So much inspiration! I could spend the whole day looking at all the eye candy. I love this!