Thursday, August 25, 2011

MFD texture set by Fictional Bookshelf

I love the Morphing Fantasy Dress, so Many possibilities in a single clothing item. Recently, I discovered a mix and match texture set created by Marissa of Fictional Bookshelf that is Waay cool! Beautiful Greens and Golds, that can be combined endlessly, I Love it! I sent her a render, and she posted it on her blog. You can see the blogpost and download her textures here:
Fictional Bookshelf Blog

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Judging a book by it's cover

I picked this book up because I loved the cover. And know they say you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, but this time it was Great! So much so that I ended up reading another book by the same author and loved that too! Both are magical fantasy books, very fast reads, and were a great find! Here's a link to a review of Amaranth Enchantment. It's kind of a Cinderella story.

So if you're looking for something in the fantasy realm that's based on a fairy tale, you might want to take a peek at these. They are both by Julie Berry. And if you want to take a look at her website, the Link is here.
And her blog is here.

Experiments in Lighting

I've been playing around with sparkly lights. I want to make her wings look more glittery. The gorgeous character is Syrah by addy, outfit is Steampunk, hair is Nannette & wings by fabiana. Click on image to see a close-up.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Star Wreck

A Silly Parody for your viewing pleasure! Star Wreck by phaedrusalt

Like it? Create your own at It's free and fun!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Kelly's Journal Classes

 I thought I'd start posting some of my older works here that were done in other classes taught by Kelly Kilmer. She's The Major Influence in my Art Journaling, I find something new every time I take one of her classes. She doesn't do "project" style classes, they are more about discovering your own style and bringing it forward.
Here's a sampling from her Soul Collage Cards class(above). I like this size, because it's smaller, less intimidating. And you can actually come out with a deck of cards in a short time. Really fun!

The one on the left is from her Altered Books Class. I used a lot of actual materials, like leaves, and flower petals and ribbon in this one.

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A Life Made By Hand

These are pages from "A Life Made by Hand", early last year and, I tried to focus on the composition of the page, and keep the messages simple.

I did something a little bit different, because I worked on loose pages rather than a bound book, and then when I was done, I bound them using a spiral binder. It was handier for carrying around, and I stuffed everything into a cigar box. So there's a lot of cut up stuff in this one.

I called this one "My Life in Comix". One of the women in the class (Dixie) had posted this link on her blog, where you could create your own comics on the Web. So I did that, printed it, and created a page about it. This is how I imagined I'd look as a cartoon character.

Some Journal Covers

A couple of journal covers, the one on the left is from Journal Bliss. It has a microscope slide and a tiny glass bottle wired thru an eyelet. The one on the right is the Goddess journal. I loved this one because of the interesting shape, very feminine.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Hooked on Polyvore

 I am hooked on this site Polyvore, every time I inadvertently go there, I end up spending Tons of time looking through all of their stuff! It's partly because it's web collage, very similar to what's in my art journals, but also because it shows a lot of the same themes we see in media and I guess we're sort of brainwashed about what we should be paying attention to.

Lately, I 've been looking at extending my "stuck in the rut" color schemes, so these give me more of an idea on what can be done. And, I love that even though it's focused on fashion, a lot of the people who create sets using their tools, are seeing them more as tools for expressing themselves.

(I'm happy that I Finally figured out how to get this to display as two images with the text on the sides.)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Naiad, a cool character

Just got this character by Liquid Rust, and had to do a render with her! And one of my favorite hairstyles, it's Ophelia.
Just added this beautiful free dress, it's a really nice one from Rose2000. Here's the link:
Rose's Dreamwalker Dress

Artfully Recycled ATCs

These are ATC's made from toilet paper rolls, and old book pages. First off I have to say that I LOVE making art out of recycled materials, I get a thrill when finding junk and turning into something (like a special form of Alchemy). So, I was inspired by Monica Zuniga, of Hands and Heart, who created a group for Artful Recycling. You take things that you'd normally throw away and make them into something. I put the link for her group on the right, but you can take a look at her instructions & beautiful works of art that she created here:
ATC instructions from tp rolls
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