I'm an embarassingly huge fan of Oprah Winfrey who recently had Brene Brown on her show. Brene Brown said that unused creativity is not benign. It metastasizes. It turns into grief, rage, judgment, sorrow, shame. I truly believe that is what happens when we don't give ourselves the creative outlets we need. For so long I kept saying, tomorrow I'll be creative; I just have so much to take care of today, so many judgments from other people to change, 20 pounds to lose...... But that day didn't come and it really did have a negative effect in my life. I'm easing back into using my creativity even if the pull to focus on things I cannot change tries to take over.......happily, giving into that spirit of creativity is healing places inside my heart. Cool huh?
Monday, April 21, 2014
Sometimes life just gets in the way and you forget about what it is your soul craves in order to thrive and function. Stress and obligation, the constant assignment of blame; they can so easily take center stage in your life and drown out the calling of your true, authentic self.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Sometimes art work is so hard to photograph. Without a "real" studio, it's hard to accumulate the supplies it takes to have things on hand to photograph various projects--especially when they turn out bigger than you planned. Take Little Queen below for example. It was almost impossible to take a shot of her with what I had. Guess I need to invest some more $$ into my photography stuff......
Little Queen is my Pfatt Marketplace February art doll. Go check out all the great artists and what they have to offer for February.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Happy New Year! And now, as Valentine's Day approaches, I have these Pfatt Marketplace Offerings for your perusal and consideration..... "Loves Me Not" is an 8 x 8 inch canvas concoction bearing a spin for my lonely heart lovelies and "Missing Alice" is as colorful as she is strange.
Posted by laughingdollstudio at 3:21 PM
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Pfatt Marketplace just released it's fall issue and WOW! there are some fantastic offerings over there. Please stop by and take a look at all the creations made by the Pfatt artists who are in full swing for the holiday season! Here's mine:
Posted by laughingdollstudio at 12:12 PM
Sunday, October 16, 2011
This month is moving along way too fast. I have so many ideas and so little time!!! I'm pretty sure all my artist friends feel the same way. We love Halloween and there are so many "creepy making" opportunities out there!
Please visit Miss Witch just listed on ebay.
Also working on this pumpkin man.
Posted by laughingdollstudio at 8:41 PM
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
My Skull Bride listed on Pfatt Marketplace for September has yards and yards of red tulle to make for a delightful day of the dead doll. I thought painting flowers around her eye cavities and giving her artsy eyebrows added to the festive look. (18" tall)
Posted by laughingdollstudio at 9:44 PM
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
I made him a few months ago but I loved his expression so much that I kept him around for my own amusement. Something about looking at his little face makes me smile and not take myself so seriously. But last night I decided to freshen him up by adding vine charcoal to his features, glassing up his eyes and mouth and distressing his block and letting him work his magic in a new home by listing him on eBay. I've been referring to it as "him" but it could just as easily be a "her."
Posted by laughingdollstudio at 9:12 AM