Thursday, December 11, 2008

and the winer is


~*:`*~"-;*~CONFETTI~:*;~*":~CONFETTI ~*:`*~"-;*~

CONGRATULATIONS TO
Beth Taylor from Maryland

Beth is the winer of my Giveaway of one original 4 by 6 inches canvas painting of a blue bird of happiness . To all 49 people that entered my giveaway thank you and I will be having more giveaways in the near futuer so please keep on checking my blog .

Monday, December 8, 2008

The Spreader Of Love Award

I got the award from Brenda of Rusty Creek Primitives.
Thank you Brenda for spreading the Love!
I picture Brenda skipping along wearing a pink tutu and
bows on her hair and a basket full of hearts :)
Now lets keep this moving and no tutu for me LOL :)
I am to pass it on to the blogs or friends that I like.
The Spreader of Love Award rules are:
1. Post a copy on your blog
2. Mention who gave you the award
3. Pass the award on to 6 others
4. Leave a message on their blog letting them know
the honor has been bestowed upon them.

I am passing this award on to…

Saturday, December 6, 2008

I Am Listing Tiny Keily And Boxes In WSOAPP

The doll measures about 17 inches tall .
The dolls' dress is from a vintage girls dress pattern
which I have modified to a doll size and it is removable .


I place especial attention to her hand-painting face.
The hair is of wool, that I have dyed and hand
stitched in place on the doll's head.

The tiny round paper mache boxes measuresments start
from about 1", 1 1/2" to 2" inches .

The shoes have been laced up with silk soie natural yarn .

The doll's body was entirely hand-painted and
was also painted wearing a Shirtwaists and bloomers .
The doll was created using raw silk fabric and was
painted, sanded, stained and painted once more to give the doll
a wonderful vintage look and feel .

The tiny round paper mache boxes measuresments
start from about 1", 1 1/2" to 2" inches .
The entire surface of tiny paper mache boxes were painted in pale colors .
All top lids of the boxes were decopatch using some
Victorian flower images and topped of with varnish glitter.

Listing on WSOAPP 12-6-08
If you are interested in this item please

Click here

I Am Listing Tiny Star # 6 On eBay

Tiny Star # 6 was hand-crafted and comes signed, dated and numbered by me.
All my tiny stars are entirely hand painted one at a time
because of it they are all one-of-a-kind.
The star has a sweet face with big joyful eyes.
Tiny Star is approximately 6 by 6 1/2 inches and was crafted using
these items: raw silk fabric and artist paints .
On the brim of the hat I have put a piece of pretty yarn.
The star has been painted,sanded, stain and painted once more.
This gives the piece a wonderful vintage look and feel.
Listing on eBay 12-5-08
If you are interested in this item please

Friday, December 5, 2008

Prayer Needed For A 6 Weeks Premature Baby

Johnnie from Jonwen Jewelry Is now a grate grandmother.
She is a friend and a great person.
the thing is that her great grandson ( Baby Noah) was born 6 weeks premature.
Baby Noah was born 12/1/08.
his baby lungs are not completely developed and he can't nurse on his own.
I am asking for your prayers and best wishes for baby Noah and family.
Johnnie on her blog has photos and more info on baby Noah.
Please go to her blog and leave your well wishes .
Thank you

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Some Time Off


This week I won't be bringing an interview ,I will take a small time off .
I will be back on December 4 -08 .
Please continue to participate in my giveaway .
Thank you and Happy Holiday.
My Tiny Studio

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Listing on WSOAPP : Saltbox Homes Containers

Saltbox Homes Containers
This are hand crafted one-of-a-kind pieces that comes signed and dated.
I have sculpted and painted the tiny house and trees to resemble a winter scene.
The winter scene was constructed out of Paper clay.
The faux snow is a fusion of various glitters and some irridescent flakes .
they are a great way to keep your tiny treasures in.
The boxes, houses and trees were coated with glitter gloss varnish and are non-toxic.
listing now in my WSOAPP shop

Friday, November 21, 2008

Listing on EBAY : Tiny Willow Picking Rainbow Berrys


Tiny Willow Picking Rainbow Berrys In Fairyland Playset.

This is one of my original hand crafted one-of-a-kind mixed media altered art piece .
I have signed and dated each of the tiny pieces.
It is a whimsical piece to be displayed in your home and will delight your heart and soul.
The pieces measure approximately from 4/6 to about 1 2/6 inches tall.The tiny box that Fairyland comes in is approximately 1 4/6 by 1 4/6 inches and the depth is about 4/6 inches. The tiny art pieces and the fairyland box were crafted using some of these embellishments: exotic papers, rhinestones, glass beads and other tiny treasures.
The charming vintage photo reprint is from my own personal collection and
was painted in a multitude of mediums.

Listing On EBAY For 10 Days Starting On November 21-08

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Interview: Meet The Artist Bihind Pywackit Primitives


Cindy is the artist behind pywackit primitives.
Her creations are not just dolls, but pieces of art that should be cherished.
On Cindy's blog ( http://pywackitprimitives.blogspot.com/ ) you can tell the
craftsmanship and the talent that she commands.
I am extremely proud of the two pieces that I have from this amazing and talented artist.
I asked Cindy three questions and these are her responses in her own words.

What would you like others to know of you and your art ?
That I love what I do.
It comforts me somehow to create and sooths the soul.
Nothing pleases me more than to hear that someone else has enjoyed something
that I have created and it has brought smiles into their lives.
Although I do count on the money I earn from my creations it is
really not like any other job I have ever had.
Creating is a craving for me like a good chocolate bar or a cup of coffee.

What advice or encouragement would you give to another artist ?
I would have to say that it is so important to keep at it.
This is a competitive business and it is so easy for your followers
to move on to another artist when they can't find your work.
You have to make your work constantly available in order to build a following.

Were can others find your art work or get to know more about you?
As well as the WSOAPP Market Street I offer my work on the TDIPT Mercantile,
For a bigger picture of past and current works you can visit my blog.

Interview : Meet The Artist Behind Ericadaley


Erica is the artist behind ericadaley.
Her Spool Dollies have the charm and innocence of days gone by.
They evoke your best childhood memories and may I say that little smile you would get as a child just knowing that you were playing with your favorite toys .
I asked Erica three questions and these are her responses in her own words.
What would you like others to know of you and your art?
First, I love what I do. I find being creative has been a driving force in my life and I really just can’t help myself; its part of who I am. Although I have been inspired by many great artists, classic and contemporary alike, most of my own work is focused around children.
I was a teacher for a long time and have truly enjoyed being a mother, so I think these two things have influenced me a great deal in my artistic expression. Additionally, it is hard to focus on more in depth projects when you are a mom, so craft art has been a wonderful way to be able to continue making things while giving me the freedom of setting down and picking up again without too much difficulty.

What advice or encouragement would you give to another artist?
Simply, follow your heart. It’s important to enjoy what you’re doing, and if you’re not, it might be time to make a change. Art often does not pay the bills, so continue to be creative in your free time, but work hard if you really want to make a goal come to fruition. Try to use ‘green’ products as much as possible – take care of the earth. Make friends with other artists! They can be of tremendous support and can give great advice.

Where can others find your art work or get to know more about you?
I have a web site ( http://www.ericadaley.com/ ), which also links to my shop at http://www.ericadaley.etsy.com/. Another place to not only see loads of my work, but also photos of myself and my family is at my Flickr page ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/29033862@N00/ ). I also sell through a web store in Vermont at http://www.craftsburykids.com/, and at a store in the U.K. called White Doll Arts (http://www.whitedollarts.com/). And I will be at a few local craft fairs (in Southern Maryland) this Christmas 2008.

Lesser Known Facts About Erica:
I'm Vegetarian (for over 20 years now)My 'hero' is Pete Seeger for his passionate support of humanitarian causes, his political and environmental activism, his personal humility, and of course his music.I'm a stay-at-home mom, but before that I was a teacher and worked with children with special needs as well as preschool. I worked retail sales at Flax Art Supply in San Francisco. I've worked as a calligrapher, and I've been a nanny, among many other things.What I love: my family, the mountains/outdoors, the West Coast (my home), music, books/reading, food, and doing art of course.Don't Like: Ignorance, hate and violence, racism, and loud/angry voices.Hopes and Dreams: To make a good living at doing art, to be the only mom to my son and to be able to watch him grow up, and to grow old with my husband.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Interview : Meet the artist behind Addie Hattie Prims


Lynnie is the artist behind Addie Hattie Prims.
Her prim unique style is refreshing and wonderful to look at.
On her blog (
http://addiehattieprims.blogspot.com/ ) you can tell the passion Lynnie has for life, family and definitely for her art .
I asked Lynnie three questions and these are her responses in her own words.

What would you like others to know of you and your art ?

I would like for them to know that each of my creations, are definitely mine. I use no patterns, just some times I will trace a body part, or clothing piece on newspaper and go from there, but mostly I just take the scissors and cut and sew. I have been creating ever since I was a little girl and I love it with a passion. Most of my inspiration comes to me in a fabric store. I just love all kinds of fabric and probably have too too much of it. I also get encouragement from family and friends. and I Thank the Good Lord for the gifts he has given me.

What advice or encouragement would you give to another artist ?
Build a network, online, family, friends, co workers, neighbors, community. Get your name out there. Don't ever give up. You will have lows and highs, but don't ever give up your passion to create.

Were can others find your art work or get to know more about you?
Here are some sites to visit. You can view my work at theses sights



On my personal blog you can read my profile and learn more about me.

Interview : Meet the artist behind Jonwen Jewelry


Johnnie is the artist behind Jonwen Jewelry.
Her Jewelry style is Bohemian classy with a touch of Victorian Romans .
On her blogs you can tell that Johnnie
wears her heart on her sleeve and her Jewelry reflects it.
I asked Johnnie three questions and these are her responses in her own words.
What would you like others to know of you and your art ?
I have so much fun "playing" with my beads, making dolls, sewing ,painting pictures,
and now learning photography...that just a few days ago, I was ask what I wanted to be
when I grew up. Even though I have already retired from a job with the V.A. hospital, I told
my questioner that I did not want to grow up if I had to stop " playing" and having the most
fun that I have ever had in my life.

During my working years, I collected materials for crafting,
books on things that I wanted to learn to do and counted the days until I could retire.
I had to retire early due to my health but that just means that I get to "play" and have "fun" for more years.
Because I was sick when I needed to be fighting for my disability retirement income
and was not able to fight for it,I do not get full retirement benefits.
Even though I need to sell my crafts very badly to make ends meet, I would still craft wheather I needed to sell or not !!!
I gives me joy to make something unique that someone else loves.....
I have also enjoyed teaching others to do some of the crafts that I enjoy.
Retiring from this much fun is not going
to happen until about 30 years after my 100th birthday....
and only then will I retire if I can't get anymore materials to work with.

What advice would you give to another artist ?

Never give up on your dreams. Set goals of where you want to be
in 5years, 1year, 1month, 1week. Don't just say "I want to be a famous,
rich artist. Be realistic...do you want to own your own shop where you
design and others do the work? Do you have an idea that you want to
develop and have it ready to market it 5years on QVC or another shopping
network? Write your plan down with as many details as possible. Don't
be afraid to revise,redirect and redesign. Be willing to be flexible because
as we are experiencing right now the world economy does change.
Life Happens !!! Sickness, death, job loss, Taxes.....just get it done and
get on with that DREAM.....and along the way, if life gives you a dozen
lemons, be joyful and make the best cotton-picking lemon-aide anyone
ever tasted.

Where can others find your art work or get to know more about you?
They can find the art work in my studio and if they really want to
know more about me ,I am sure that my family would be happy to
give them an ear full !!!

Oh, dear. Did I just say all of that. Is that not the answer you wanted?
No? I guess not. O.K. here goes...

I have a shop on Etsy where right now I am focusing on jewelry.
http://www.jonwen45.etsy.com
My two blogs are
http://www.jonwen45craftingcreations.blogspot.com
and
http://www.jonwen45.wordpress.com
Also I am trying to learn all about
Flickr.com. I have some pictures there already and will be adding more in the next few days.

Thank you so much for allowing me to talk about something that gives me such joy!!!!!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

WSOAPP Prize Giveaway


WSOAPP is rolling out the red carpet !
We are having a holiday open house , Nov. 7th through DEC. 10th
$50.00 cash
prize giveaway , redeemable in any seller's shop .
Prizes and cash giveaways in participating shops.

My Tiny Studio Free Giveaway

My Tiny Studio Free Giveaway
Enter to win one original 4 by 6 inches canvas painting of a blue bird of happiness .
No purchase necessary, nor will you pay for shipping or handling. It is absolutely free.
Registration for the giveaway will be held through DEC. 10th 2008.
To register you will need to go to ( http://wsoapp-mytinystudio.blogspot.com/ )
look on the side column for ( Register To Win A Painting ) Enter you first and last name, address and E-Mail . One entry per person and Email.
Your information will not be sold or distributed .
The winner will be announced on DEC. 12th . Winner's name and state will be posted on ( http://mytinystudio.blogspot.com/ ) . Winner will be contacted via E-mail prior to posting the results of the giveaway on the blog.
GOOD LUCK !!

On EBAY Now

( Fairy Candy Box )
This is an original hand crafted mixed media altered art piece . The entire fairy garden is atop a small paper mache round box . The entire piece measures about 4 inches tall . There are 2 butterflies on wire that can be posed as you see fit . The charming vintage photo reprint is from my own personal collection and was painted in a multitude of mediums .
I try to create each tiny piece as if you just happen to get a glimpse of a fairy garden .

( It's A Rose Hat Day )

The stretched canvas measurements are 4 by 6 inches and 3/4 profile . The painting has a fine crackle antiqued look to it and it was finish off with a satin varnish. The sides of the painting have been painted . The canvas was also back stapled perfect for a frame-less display.
Listing For 10 Days On EBAY

Doll : Mary And Her Saltbox House At WSOAPP Shop




The doll and the saltbox house are a union of sewing machine and hand stitching
and both come signed and dated by me .
The doll measures about 17 1/2 inches tall .
The small saltbox house measures about 4 1/2 inches tall .
The two pieces were created using raw silk fabric and each were painted, sanded,
stained and painted once more to give the pieces a wonderful vintage look and feel .
The doll's body was hand-painted wearing a Shirtwaists and bloomers .
I have added extra stitches on her body to give her a vintage look .
The dolls' dress is from a vintage girls dress pattern which I have modified to a doll size
and it is removable .
The doll's dress neckline and hem were embellished with cotton lace .
The dress is of cotton fabric with very old buttons .
The hair is of wool, that I have dyed and hand stitched in place .
The chair is not included .

She is now listed in my WSOAPP SHOP

Thank you for looking .

At Wsoapp Shops

( Love Faith Hope )
( Sunday's Very Best Hats )

This are two original mixed media paintings .
They are now listed on my WSOAPP SHOP
I have signed and dated the front , the back has been also signed , dated and titled .
The stretched canvas measurements are 6 by 12 inches and 3/4 profile .
The painting has a fine crackle antiqued look to it and it was finish off with a satin varnish .
The sides of the painting have been painted .
The canvas was also back stapled perfect for a frame-less display.
Thank you for looking.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

No Interview

unfortunately this week I won't be bringing you an interview.
I will try very hard to get an artist for next week ( HOPE ).
Thank you and I am very sorry .

Friday, October 31, 2008

Tiny Red Bird Painting


This is a original mixed media painting . I have signed and dated the front , the back has been also signed , dated and titled . The stretched canvas measurements are 4 by 4 inches and 3/4 profile . The painting was created using some of these materials: acrylic paints,color pencils, exotic papers and other tiny treasures . The painting has a fine crackle antiqued look to it and it was finish off with a satin varnish. The sides of the painting have been painted . The canvas was also back stapled perfect for a frame-less display.
Listing On Ebay OCT 31-08

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Interview : Meet the artist behind Birch Berry Farms


Renee is the artist behind Birch Berry Farms .
Her style is exquisitely unique and very much her own .
It is primitive, whimsical, refreshing and just extremely beautiful .
On her blog ( http://birchberryfarms.blogspot.com/ ) one can tell the passion that Renee
puts into all of her creations .
I asked Renee three questions and these are her responses in her own words .

What would you like others to know of you and your art ?
When I create something, it usually is in my head for a while---milling around until I get it right where I want it---then I put it together---and it is NEVER really what it started to be, back when it was in my head . That typically is like how I am in person---all over the page---like a scribble mark---in between the lines scribble mark .

What advice would you give to another artist ?
I wouldn't give any and only because my art is my own----I respect that other peoples art is their own too----even if they asked me for advice about a particular piece that they are working on---I would still say that I wouldn't do that because then they would feel that their piece was wrong or just wasn't right because I thought it should be this way or maybe that way---ya know what I mean?

Were can others find your art work or get to know more about you?
On my Blog---http://birchberryfarms.blogspot.com/ It has all of my links to where I am selling and all of my information about me---

Friday, October 24, 2008

Prince Peter altered Art


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Prince Peter And 4 Fairies On a Fairy Garden

This is an original hand crafted one-of-a-kind mixed media altered art piece . I have signed and dated the tiny art . It is a whimsical piece to be displayed in your home and will delight your heart and soul . The entire fairy garden is atop a small wooden block that is atop one scrabble tile (P3) The entire altered art piece measures a little under 3 1/2 inches tall . The tiny art piece was crafted using some of these embellishments: exotic papers, rhinestones, yarn, glass beads, moss and other tiny treasures . Ther are 2 fairies and 2 butterflies on wire and can be posed as you see fit . The tiny flowers and leaves are of luxuries paper and were hand-cut and colored individually by myself . The charming vintage photo reprints are from my own personal collection and was painted in a multitude of mediums . I try to create each tiny piece as if you just happen to get a glimpse of a fairy garden .

Listing On EBAY For 10 Days Starting On OCT 24

Original Painting On Canvas

Mama Bird And Birdie

This is a original one-of-a-kind mixed media painting .
I have signed and dated the front , the back has been also signed , dated and titled .
The stretched canvas measurements are 4 by 6 inches and 3/4 profile .
The painting was created using some of these materials: acrylic paints,color pencils,
exotic papers and other tiny treasures .
The painting has a fine crackle antiqued look to it and it was finish off with a satin varnish.
The sides of the painting have been painted .
The canvas was also back stapled perfect for a frame-less display.

Listing on EBAY for 10 days starting on OCT 24

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Interview : Meet the artist behind Horse Feather's Creations


Sheri is the artist behind Horse Feather's Creations.
Her lovely fairy horses have a unique and refreshing wonderful newborn innocence about them. On her blog ( http://horsefeathersslj.blogspot.com/ ) you can tell the passion
and love that Sheri has for the majestic horse.
I asked Sheri three questions and these are her responses in her own words.

What would you like others to know of you and your art?
Art gave me hope and dreams and possibilities,it kept me safe from a very young age,it's the very essense of who I am,with my art I can do anything-go everywhere.
Art is my diary of my life and my loves./S.L.Jetton

What advice would you give to another artist?
My advice would be that the old saying "That the beauty of Art is in the eye of the beholder"Holds alot of truth and to never get discouraged.
Make sure you take care of your muse,be origional,dance to your own tune and never stop reaching and learning.
And most important never lose the joy of creating./S.L.J.

Were can others find your art work or get to know more about you? http://horsefeathersslj.blogspot.com/
http://thefairysociety.ning.com/profile/Sheri
My new Adventure on FuzzB.com HorseFeather's Creations

Interview : Meet the artist behind Rusty Creek Primitives


Brenda is the artist behind Rusty Creek Primitives .
Her gorgeous designs of whimsical dolls and primitive items have a unique quality
and style all their own.
On her blog ( http://rustycreekprimitives.blogspot.com/ ) Brenda describes herself as a
self taught artist that has a passion for working with textiles, paint and also paper clay.
I personally enjoy the inventive way Brenda can make the eyes of her creations
look so happy and joyful.
I asked Brenda three questions and these are her responses in her own words.

What would you like others to know of you and your art ?
I am the type of person who will find humor in anything.
I'm not saying I don't take life seriously but I do feel finding the humor in it
helps me get through Life .
I try to create dolls that evoke that same feeling when people see them in their whimsical, primitive form.
Life is hard enough....I believe finding the joy in it... is Heaven.

What advice would you give to another artist ?
Oh my....this will be me preaching to myself here.
It is important to stay focused on your goals.
You won't get anything out of it unless you are prepared to put in time and energy.
Be patient and keep working your plan...tweaking it along the way as you learn what's working and what's not working for you.
And while "working and tweaking" remember to enjoy what you are doing I believe this is the heart of a true artisan (carefree and creative).

Were can others find your art work or get to know more about you?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My Art in It's New Home

I have always wonder what happens to my art
Little Red Riding Hood went to N.J. .
look at how at home it looks in the middle of all that amazing art work .
Thank you for sending me a photo !

Friday, October 17, 2008

Meet the artist behind Little Pink Plum and Indigo Bay Designs



Janet the artist behind Little Pink Plum and Indigo Bay Designs is a contemporary crafter.
Her designs of pocket mirrors and pendants are suitable for little girls and also for adult women that want a unique fashionable style of their own .
On her blog ( janscraftynest.blogspot ) Janet describes herself as a stay at home mom,
part time on-line college student, and a crafter.
I personally can't wait to see what new and inventive things she can make next .
I asked Janet three questions and these are her responses in her own words.

what would you like others to know of you and your art ?

I like working with paper.
There are so many different types of paper, but my favorite kind is Japanese chiyogami.
It is thicker than regular origami paper and feels more like cloth.

Were can others find your art work ?

I have an etsy shop called Little Pink Plum for my pocket mirrors,
but I also have a second etsy shop called Indigo Bay Designs.
I sell Japanese paper supplies and also my handcrafted pendants there.
I use all non toxic materials when I make my pendants.

What advice would you give to another artist ?

My advice to another artist: #1 - Do what you love, then it never feels like work.
#2 - And take great pictures if you are selling on the internet because that is what the buyer sees and that is your opportunity to make a great first impression.

Worrywart Doll


Worrywart is a doll that worries for you and wants to protect you from nightmares .All she desires is for you to give her a name .The doll will make a beautiful addition to someones homeas a display piece .Worrywart comes signed and dated by me .Her body is of Raw silk fabric and has been dyed a beautiful milky chocolate brown .The doll measures about 15 inches tall .Worrywart face was stain and painted with acrylic paints .Her one strand of hair is of wool that has been stitched in place .The fabric for worrywart's dress it is from either new cotton fabric or a vintage fabric .The doll is a union of sewing machine and hand stitching .

ON ETSY NOW

Thursday, October 16, 2008

How To Make A Ooak Fairy Mixed Media Collage







I hope that this can help some one .
I will be listing this piece on Ebay OCT 17 for 10 days