Monday, March 29, 2010

Fairies in the Future

There were so many great costumes this week end at the Con. In fact, as you can see in the last post, Vic is wearing the costume for his next project, Vampire Night.
I had the pleasure to have met the Blue fairy in this photo, it was at the first Comi Con that I attended. In fact, I attended her panel where she taught the method she uses to create these gorgeous wings. Yes, her fairy gowns are breathtaking-as is all of her costumes.
Today, at the Girl Scout meeting we learned to take measurements so we can sew from a pattern. These stunning costumes can be created after lots of practice and thoughtful preparation. They almost look like they are in a dream!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

A creative Fanime weekend!

How great is this? Vic has a part in the upcoming production Vampire Night! I am so excited about it. I admit it. I love Japanese animation....And I love also the live action versions of the Mangas, also. I really did not plan to go to the convention in Tucson, however I jumped in the car on Saturday morning and spent the afternoon in the pictured tent attending Panels. I went by myself and saw tons of teenagers in gorgeous costumes.
I was also one of the last people to meet Crispin Freeman during his session, and he sang to me!
It was a great day! I can't wait for the next Con!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


On this most beautiful St. Patrick's Day, I thought I would spend a little time sharing the luck with lots of freebies and free instructions for fun projects. (Especially if you have a few days off for spring break)
Find background papers and other images, they are always helpful if you get stuck for an picture for a card or an ATC.... like the one posted here at
For another really cute free dolly pattern, like the one posted at dolly donations, which you will love because it is sooooo cute, from the talented Jhoanna Monte fabric and softies designer.
If you love the trendy look of crocheted flowers for pins, barrettes or scrapbooking because they are so colorful and cute, find them at craftpalooza! These are super fun and very addicting, if you make one you will probably have to make a dozen because they are so darling!
How lucky are you top have a spring break and lots of free things to do to keep busy!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Mesa Live on Friday Night

Alice is all the rage at the moment....and the Live swap at Mystic Paper for Mesa's Friday Night on Main is no exception.
I walked into Mystic Paper during lunch and Jennifer was smiling at me and telling me- "I had to come" so I raced home after work and created a set of cards so that I could swap.
Just over an hour later I returned to the shop with half a dozen Twiddle Dee and Twiddle Dum cards, and have now added to my Alice collection.
And speaking of a trade, the Target Swap is due on March 21st and I am so thrilled with the cards all the talented artists are sending in. I know that all will be happy with what the postman delivers to their mailboxes!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Americana Art in Mesa

I was out and about during lunch the other day and was completely awestruck at the installation of the new art on Main Street. The statue has very realistic detail and is identical to the painting, except the background is missing! Along with the American Gothic couple, is a larger than life suitcase!
The statue is only on loan, previously on display in Chicago, perhaps on a journey across The United States.
If you have the time, take an afternoon to view it and the entire statue collection featured in the downtown area.
You can download an informational guide for the Statue collection on the DMA website, which is packed with details about the art! It's always a great day to take an art walk!