Saturday, September 27, 2014


After attending the Artful Gathering workshop this summer and attending Mary Jane Chadbourne's Art Doll Class, I can't seem to stop making these Art Dolls! They are quite addictive and so much fun to make. If you were a class member, you could buy her bare wooden doll kit in her Etsy shop, which I did since cutting out wood pieces is not something I have attempted yet. I made 9 dolls in all and I had one more kit left. .. Fast forward.... I moved on to making Inspiration Blocks, much like the Art Doll Blocks that we made in class only mine are a menagerie of images and art that inspired me. These take hours and hours to make, but hours that I truly love spending in my studio, just me and my dog Harley. I have experimented with a variety of different tops and each one I make, I love more than the next! The head piece on this angel is a original art drawer pull by designer Perry Gargano, whose work I find fascinating. 
I am also a huge fan of Teesha Moore's work and she was a big inspiration in the making of these two inspiration blocks and my Altered Angel ( my last doll kit from Mary Jane Chadbourne's Anthology of an Art Doll workshop).

Teesha's Stamp:   "You have to do things that average people don't understand, because those are the only good things"

                                                                           Back side

                                                                         BACK SIDE

My Altered Angel is truly altered in every way. She is meant to stand upright, but I altered the kit (drilling holes and filling holes, so that she is on her side in flight. Many of the images and stamps in all three pieces are from Teesha's earlier works from her early journals and altered by me (with her permission of course).

These pieces are truly one of a kind and have a Zetti theme, which inspire me to the moon and back. 

I have also added a mini Zetti journal handmade by me that goes with my altered angel. I mean she doesn't fly anywhere without her art journal! The cut out in the middle of her is a mini shelf with a domino that has the word stamped: "Twinkle" on it and it firmly attached to the shelf.


The blocks pictured below also have Perry Gargano's designer art drawer pull on top. It is just another one of his amazing creations! 

I have included pictures of all three finished pieces and they will soon be listed in my Etsy shop.

                                                            ZETTI Inspiration Blocks

 Thank you to everyone for your kind support of my art and leaving me such supportive comments!

Your friendship is sunshine to my day!



  1. These are so neat!! I see a lot of your stuff via facebook so wanted to come to your blog too. Love it. you have such a signature talent all your own! Awesome!!

    1. Thank you for your sweet comments Shel, It means a lot to me that you stopped by!!


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