Sunday, April 22, 2018
Hey guys, I know it's been wayyy too long since I've posted. It's been a crazy couple of years around here. I don't know if anyone's still even checking in on me, but just thought I'd update you on the new direction I've taken.
While I still love collage and mixed media, I've gotten back into traditional art again- painting and drawing. I'm now selling commissioned portraits of people or pets in order to make some extra money for the family. My husband lost his job last year, and still hasn't found work, so I'm picking up jobs where I can.
I've got another blog set up for that business, as well as an Etsy shop with some items, but I'll show you some samples here of my work. If you or anyone you know would like an original piece of art done from a photo, let me know!
I hope you'll check it out! I've rediscovered my passion for drawing and painting, and I'm really excited about this new venture.
In other news, I'm still into decorating, vintage, and dollhouses. None of that has changed. Maybe I'll get motivated and post some more dollhouse tours here soon. There are still so many I haven't shown you!
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Well, welcome, welcome! I told you I'd finally get around to posting pictures of my studio in our new house (new by a year now- it's about time!). It's a great little room at the front of the house, and it gets a ton of natural light. When I'm at my computer by the window, my cat and my dog like to sleep on the window seat beside me! So, without further ado, here it is!
I purchased this vintage turquoise desk off Craigslist when we moved. It used to be a sewing table, but my cutting board covers up the hole!
There's my computer desk. My husband built it into the wall, and I painted it to match the other desk! And there's the window seat where the animals sleep!
This is the view across from the windows- dollhouses, dollhouses, dollhouses, even heading out into the hall! I took photos with all the houses faced front and back, so following you'll see both views.
They're much more pleasing to the eye when they're front-face out....
...but they're much easier to 'play' with when they're back-face out!
Most of the time, they're mixed up, depending on which projects I'm working on!
Here's the other corner. My husband also built another wraparound built-in desk over there for my sewing machine and other supplies.
All the paper dolls are hanging in a vintage time-card holder next to the window!
Just some more fun things! That dollhouse is made from cardboard.
This is a little side wall when you first enter.
Just some dolls 'n things up on the top of one of the shelves.
I adore this paper doll puppy and kitty!
This hangs above my computer, and I love looking at all the little things every day!
Up above the doorframe of the entryway. On the left is a self-portrait I did last year.
Most of my doll furniture resides up here! So, so pretty!
Another hidden little wall...
Here's this group of houses with their insides showing...
And then their outsides!
Some fun pillows for the window seat!
I've used every available inch in this room!
A close-up of my little curio shelf!
More little dollies and furniture...
Some paperdolls hanging out by an armoire...
Lots of babydolls and all their accessories (plus one big sister, who must be the babysitter!)
Fun little knick-knacks.
Scrapbooking supplies and paperdolls (there's always space for paperdolls!).
A little corner by the entryway.
Another view of the curio shelf.
Adorable handmade dollhouse and dime store dolls!
You may have noticed this other wall behind my computer! I'm a bit of an X-Files/Gillian Anderson fan, so this is my little fangirl wall, including some signatures and photos with the stars!
And so, there you have it! I haven't been able to devote nearly as much time to crafting or to working in the dollhouses since we've moved, but this is still my happy, happy, happy place! I need to give you all some dollhouse tours though. There are lots here that I don't think I've ever shown!
I hope you've enjoyed taking a peek around!!