Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Incredible Women

Today I found this incredible photograph of Victorian Women Friends on Karen's blog the Graphics Fairy. I just had to share it with you. The photo just makes you want to smile! If you don't know about Karen's blog you have to go visit. She offers daily wonderful clip art images for your personal use.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Steampunk Doll Head

I am taking a Steampunk Doll class from Chaska Peacock with her Creative Sparks Group.
Georgina Diaz is the guest teacher who designed the doll from which the class was created.
The photo is my doll head which I have created from polymer clay. The lips are painted with Golden acrylics. The horns are embellished with silver wire and watch parts. Stay tuned for more photos as I continue making the doll.

June ATC

This is the Artist Trading Card I created for the June swap with The Latest Trends in Mixed Media Yahoo Group. The theme for this month is the sea. My ATC is about the second "Cliff House" in San Francisco that was a major tourist attraction in the late 1800's.

Fashioned after a French chateau, the second Cliff House opened in February of 1896 and boasted eight stories, four spires, and an observation tower 200 feet above sea level. Though never a hotel, it served as an elegant site for dining, dancing, and entertainment. The third floor held a photo gallery, reception room, and multiple parlors with beautiful panoramic views. The second floor held 20 private lunchrooms, an art gallery, and a gem exhibit. At ground level, there was a large dining room, parlor, bar, numerous private dining rooms, and the kitchens. This exquisite building had survived the 1906 earthquake only to succumb to a raging fire that destroyed it in less than two hours.