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!


Thursday, May 7, 2009

I am wondering :)

I am thinking. Why not make a room full of pattern and color. Like a quilt. Why not? It may be busy, but it will be interesting and fun to do. I will just look at the walls as a big blank canvas. Maybe I am a little wacky in the head, but lets go for it!


Monday, May 4, 2009

My computer is back up!

This is just a quick post to let you know I am still here. I have not been able to blog due to computer problems. I am still having a few problems but we are working on them. I have made good use of my time off line. I have been painting one of my rooms and will share that in the next post, but you will need a pair of sunglasses.LOL. I have decided after years of keeping it neutral that I am going to just go for it and surround myself with color like the pictures below. I am actually using the first picture as my inspiration. It was really hard to use that green on the ceiling, but I did it and I love it! to see more of this fabulous gypsy style visit Jeanne Boyol


Friday, April 17, 2009

Happy Friday

Those of you who have been reading my blog for awhile know how I love to give myself little challenges. Yesterday I thought to myself how tired I am of digging through the really ugly jewelry. This stuff is just plain ugly. I pull it all out on the table and told myself to make something or throw it away.
Waxed linen just happened to be in that same box and that was just perfect.
So I made a pouch out of the waxed linen and then began to embellish.
That little gold piece was an earring.
This is what I came up with. I would by no means call this a masterpiece, but I thought considering the junk it turned out pretty good. I'll wear it! The DH was not to crazy about it, but I never listen to him anyway.LOL.
Have a great weekend!


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Did you hear about the party?

The French Faeries are gathering, the guests are arriving and a sweet giveaway is planned. You will need to go here Kaerie Faerie to find out date and time


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Paper Tape Roses

The tape was sitting on the table, so I picked up a piece and just started playing and this is what came out of my play time. I ended up making four sets of three. I have never seen anyone make these, so I did a search for paper tape roses. I found roses made of crepe paper and duck tape, but no paper tape. I am sure it has been done. I made them like you would ribbon roses, but better than ribbon because it sticks to itself, so it keeps it's shape. I then ended up giving them a wash of color. I needed this color for a project I am working on or I would have tried rolling them in glitter.


What to do on a rainy day?

It is raining and I am sitting here at the computer finding all kinds of cool things. I thought this was interesting and really pretty accurate


Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter Tussy Mussy

I was reading one of my favorite blogs and inspiration hit. I had to make a tussy mussy. It is funny how something will hit you and you know exactly how you will make it. I wanted to make it out of wire and Victorian in style. I will be making more of these. I can take everything out and add a little glass bottle and add fresh flowers or silk. I just love it!

I made the eggs last year.

I hope you all have a very Happy Easter! My Birthday is tomorrow also, so I am off to bake a cake for myself. I don't really need that cake, but I am going to make it anyway. My Mom always made it for me and I am just so hungry for it I can taste it. I found her recipe. Coconut Cake. This coconut cake is a little different. The coconut and sugar are cooked together and it makes a syrup, You drizzle this over the cake and it sinks in making the most moist cake you have ever tasted. My DH does not like coconut, but he does like this cake. I will post the recipe on my next post.


Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday

This morning I woke up thinking about Jesus, so I set out in search of artists who have painted Him. All I can say is, wow! But one artist stood out for me and his name was Warner Sallman. This one of Jesus would be on my top ten list of modern paintings. In my search I discovered that this picture of Jesus head is one of the most popular artworks of all time.
I love all of these!