Sunday, November 4, 2012

Disk Found!

Well, it took me 6 hours, but I found my disk. Hopefully I can figure it out and get everything back up and running so I can start scanning art for the blog. Plus it would be so nice to start drawing again. I hope it will help relieve some of the stress I'm doing such a terrible job managing. I miss it, I think about drawing every day, but I always feel too busy. I'm going to fix that.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

So, I have a scanner problem. Someone was annoyed that a printer/scanner control pannel was popping up every time the computer was started, so they deleted a file. Now no matter what I do, I can't scan a thing. I found this out yesterday, but had to work.. I will be looking for my installation disk all day if that's what it takes. Hopefully it can be fixed before I get to far behind in this "Art Every Day" project. Now to check some other places.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Think I might take part in "Creative Every Day Month 2012" in November. I don't know that I'll be able to make every thing I do be paper doll related, but I want to. I keep telling myself as soon as I have time I'll get around to it, but I never do. I'm starting to think I'll never have time unless I make time. It's been far to long. AM

Monday, June 4, 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012

SPD Helpers Part 2

Several different dolls.I like the kitty & the teeny tiny one best.

Some very pretty homemade cards, if I find out who made them I will update.

An old-fashioned card, love the hat.

Another mixed lot of paper dolls. I spy a Queen Holden in the mix.

Not 100% sure what this is. I'm assuming it's a sheet of illustrations of different dolls that are/once were available to buy.

So, all in all, it seems I picked five photos I can't come up with many words for. I think it'll be ok, because we both know you're not here for words.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Some "Helpers" from the March PD Party

It's not my artwork, but it's something right? These are the "Helpers" that were available, helper is what we call raffles in paper doll terms. They're also called that because they are donated and the money collected goes to help pay for the costs of the party. I always try to buy lots of tickets, because it'll break my heart if the parties stop.

Ok so this first one was the one my girl wanted the most, but sometimes you win, sometimes not so much. This went to a woman who seemed pretty delighted and L got spoiled with other paper dolls. It's so her though, a princess with poufy pink dresses, those are her favorite kind.

This next one was a mystery box and it went to Lone. Everyone was so curious as to what was inside. It turned out to be craft supplies, ribbons, sparkles, pretty papers and the like. Very cool.

This one I won (yay!). A binder with many Anne Estelle and friends pages. I have a confession though, I like Anne Estelle's friends the most. There's a list inside of all the different pages that were created and the ones in the binder are marked, so I can easily see which ones I don't have. What sold me though, was the beautiful Queen Holden book underneath it. Such big beautiful book. I'll have to take some pictures for you sometime. Especially since to this date my Queen Holden post is my most popular. I'm so lucky to have it in my collection.

This one is of a paper plaything, not necessarily a paper doll. I believe it's a toy story at Christmas time. There's many clerks to help out the two customers wandering around. I'm not a pop-up collector myself, but this is beautifully detailed.

This last one was amazing. Lone won this one as well, lucky lucky. All cut pieces from many different sets, many likely incomplete. I think everyone wanted it. When Sarah showed it at Show & Tell the night before, people were gasping when she opened the box and started pulling out some examples. Very exciting. There was so much variety, that's at least two to three inches of dolls in their protective plastic sheets. Lucky lucky Lone, this one was hard to not envy over. Still hard actually.

Edit: More to come throughout the week. I took 23 photos of the helpers and I think I'll share 'em all with you.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Southeastern PD Party 2

At long last, here they are. Please refer to my earlier post for my inspiration pictures. I'd add them here but I am heading out the door to go cuddle my brand new baby nephew and well, he's small and soft. I'm sure you understand.

This scan is the outfit my girl submitted.

She won the Under 18 category. She was the only one who brought one, but it still counts right? She won a cute little bag in a pretty blue paper doll print with crayon pockets on the outside. Very sweet.

I found these images of the fabric via Google and the site I got them from is Up The Rainbow Creek.

Friday, March 30, 2012


I haven't forgotten to post my dresses, but I am not feeling well. I've barely been able to do anything at all since my last post. When I'm feeling a bit more like myself, they will be posted.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Southeastern Paper Doll Party 1

The theme was Evening in Paris and I had been completely unable to think of what to draw for the dress-a-doll contest. The night before it occurred to me that I should look for inspiration from Paris Fashion Week. Great idea right? These images are my inspiration. I will have to add pictures of my actual drawings later on, because I foolishly forgot to photograph them. The colors are different, the blue dress became red (doll has a red flower in her hair) and the cream became yellow. Can't wait to share them with you.

No idea where this one came from, other than it's part of a fall-winter collection (I think this years, but I can't be sure).

This one is part of Elie Saab (Spring-Summer, I'm pretty sure) 2012 collection. I love Elie Saab, they make some wonderful clothing.

I really like both, the blue is so ethereal and flowing, while the cream is smart and sophisticated. I wish I could pull either of them off, but alas, I am a short woman.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Not a PD, but something I drew

As one of those team spirit among employees things, my job had everyone come in, dip their hands in paint and make a hand print on the wall. Now they also mentioned in the announcement email that it was not mandatory. Later on they claimed they never said any such thing, but I had the email still as proof. This matters because I didn't go, my sister was moving into a new apartment that day and needed a hand. Since I don't carry paint around with me, but do carry sharpies I made one another day. I like it and it's unique among all the blue palm-prints. I thought about you while on my lunch break and thought I'd post it. See, I have been drawing things!

Friday, March 2, 2012

New Printer Scanner!

It's in route from California right now! I can't wait. I've been researching for weeks and when I finally made my decision it got complicated. First, they said it was delayed, then they said it was out of stock, next it was discontinued. My order was canceled. Thanks to Amazon I found another one and for $50 cheaper! Not in snazzy black, but in a nice brown color that apparently people were uninterested in. If it works, the outside color is unimportant, if you ask me. I wanted a good one, because I plan on using it to make nice PD souvenirs to send to parties and to start working on making sets that maybe someone out there will be willing to buy. Didn't want one that would be substandard for what I need to for. By the way, did you know it's nearly impossible to find a reference to how well it copies artwork? Had to comb through a lot of customer comments to find that info. This year I plan to draw more, post more, etc. Stay tuned for updates!