Blog Address Changed & Tips Removed

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Hi everyone! The new blog address is: -or-

When I moved everything over, I purposely left behind the tips and technique advice. Those posts were generating a lot of email and questions that I had neither the time nor patience to keep up with. I enjoyed posting my painting journals and documenting my progress, however, it was never my intention for this blog to become a tutorial-based resource for artists. Teaching brings a responsibility that I am not and will never be able to handle.

The blog will remain as a showcase for my creations, and for collectors who may be interested in my work. Thanks so much for visiting.

Lookey What I Ordered

Monday, July 11, 2011

Carter's is by far my favorite line for newborn boys next to Pumpkin Patch. This set is so lovely and I can only imagine how well it will photograph. I love the ivory color and the embroidered trains are so unique. I love frogs, bears and bunnies, but it is always nice to switch it up! :) I hope my replacement DSLR arrives soon. I am dying to show Zakari's progress. Until next time...

Randomness & Updates

Friday, July 8, 2011

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Hi ladies! First off, Real Effect does it again. I am in love with Evelina Wosnjuk’s new preemie kit, Mavie. I want her like yesterday, lol. I love Mavie’s limbs and lips! I also love her name. It may be a keeper.

I will have to start shopping for preemie clothing now because…well, because…because I am a baby clothing addict, okay? There I said it. Whew. Hey, let’s keep it real and forget the excuses. No shame in my game, lol! *wink*

Zakari is coming along great! Here is a picture of the palette I will be using tonight. I snapped the picture with my phone, so please excuse the poor quality. My latest DSLR arrived and I noticed it was defective right away, so I sent it back. I will have a new camera next week and I will post pictures of an updated Zakari at that time. He is coming along beautifully. Evelina is so good!

Awesome Mail Day

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Don't ya just love good mail days? Today I received the gorgeous Tanya by Gudrun Legler. What a sweetie pie! Tanya's box arrived very damaged, but she is absolutely flawless, thank goodness. My mom came over and noticed Tanya. Her eyes lit up and she said, "Oh, she is beautiful! You MUST do this one next!" Knowing my mom, that was not only a simple request-- it was an order, lol! So, Tanya will be next. :) My mom even renamed her Cali Dream.

And...drumroll please...I also received an Ariella kit by Reva Schick! This is my second Ariella kit. Gudrun and Reva are two of my absolute favorite sculptors in the whole wide world. Reva is the sculptor who started my baby doll craze as a teenager in 2000. She has been a huge inspiration to me. I used to spend hours photographing her Middleton babies. I am so glad she has kits for me to reborn! :)

Linda from Doll Dreams had a 20% off sale last Monday and I snagged Ariella for $50.36 plus shipping. I love her size and her perfect lips. I can't wait to turn her into a 'baby'. I have so many outfits for her. Thank you Linda for the perfect service and kit!

And I can't forget about the kitty! This kitten is made by one of my favorite collectible plush lines, Bearington. Her name is Bitty Blue Eyes and she is a Siamese. She meows the cutest meow when her left paw is squeezed! My plush obsessed 5 year-old daughter has already claimed Bitty. :) I have to order another one. She was only $5.99 shipped from Rose's website. Rose always ships quickly and offers all around perfect service. I love Rose's shoppe!

That's all for now. I am having an even better mail day on Monday, YAY! :) ** edited to add: Silly me, the mail ain't coming Monday, lol! :) Gotta love holidays.

Inspiration for Luke

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Good morning! I thought I would share the reference photo I used for Luke's coloring. The real baby is so cute, isn’t he? I was thrilled when found his photo last year surfing the web for pictures of real Blasian babies. I love the real baby's smooth, caramel brown skin tone and golden undertones. If the real baby’s parents are reading this—thank you so much for the inspiration! Your son is gorgeous. :) I would like to try this again with another Shyann face.

Luke's Box Packing

Friday, July 1, 2011

Lukey Dae-Eun made it home to his mommy, hooray! Ohmigosh, I was so happy to see Luke leave the workshop. He and I spent way too much time together, lol! I believe it took six months for me to complete him? Wow...

Anywhoo, I forgot to snap pictures of the gift bag and box contents, but you can see what all I include in this box packing post of Catalina Lourdes (the vintage baby). I love the Shyann sculpt and I can't wait to work on another someday.

Bye-bye, Luke!

You can travel with this pretty balloon so you won't be scared... :)

...and this nice gift bag filled with wrapped goodies.

Give these coupons to mommy, Luke... :)

...and also this special gift box full of nice surprises. :)



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