Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tag Swap, Art Supplies, & The Ellen Doll

Greetings and Salutations Everyone! It's Wednesday, which means we have 2 more days until Friday! LOL I'm hoping to spend some time in the studio, which has taken a back seat here for last couple weeks, so Studio Madness will Resume soon!

Over at Art Dolls Only, we have a couple of challenges going on, and the first one is the "The Ellen Doll." These Dolls will be travelling to California in hopes that "Ellen" will get the word out to everyone about "ART DOLLS" and how they change people's lives! Here is the Art Doll that I will be submitting to the "Ellen Show." I hope you all like her. I need to make a scarf using this fabric...What fun and it's got PINK in it!
The thing about having a day job...when you get home and are making your way to your front door, my step gets a little quicker when I see boxes by the door! I don't keep track of the emails that get sent after you make your purchases with the shipping date, I never know what is going to be waiting for me when I get home! However, the mailman always leaves those darn bills...I keep telling her take them and not to leave them for me, but she never listens to me! LOL

This Book is the BOMB. If you have ever wanted to know about color...well, this is the Mother Load of COLOR. David E. Carter sets it out for you. I learned about this book from Suzi Blu and I have to thank her for sharing this on her site. Awesome book and worth every penny!

Love, Love, Love Art Magazines. Especially the publications from Stampington & Co. Next year they are coming out with 4 new publications and one of them is called "Primitives." Don't forget, they are looking for artists to submit work and the deadline is November 15, 2009. Believe me...that date will sneak up really fast, so get your artwork in now, rather than later!

Okay, I totally went nuts when getting my MOLESKINE'S! Check out the Mother Load of MOLESKINE! I thought the 5 x8 1/4 were the BOMB...well, this one is 11 3/4 x 16 1/2. The pages within are not as thick like the regular size, but who cares! Add a coat of gesso to the page and off you go! Can't wait to play in that MOLESKINE! hehehehe I actually ordered 3 of the regular ones, because the workshops that I'm taking are starting to use these and if it weren't for these workshops, I would have never known about these amazing journals. Just love them! Try them out...I guarantee you will fall in love with them!

I'm involved with Tag Swap and the Theme is "Marie Antoinette." I'm starting to receive my tags everyday in the mail and it's exciting to see how they are all coming out from the various artist's that are participating in this Swap. The picture above are from Becky over at, MaryAnn from, Terri from, and Elaine from I absolutely love them and can't wait to see the others.

Here are pictures of the Tags that I made for my fellow Tag Swapper's!

I really, really enjoyed this Tag Swap, and I hope to get involved with more.
Until Next Time...


MarZel said...

Michelle!!! Your not too busy, are ya? Love the post and pictures!

Beth Jaffe thequeenofcups said...

I'm starting to receive my tags too and practically tackling the mail carrier every day to see if a new one has arrived! It's my first swap and I've absolutely loved every minute of it! Your tags are gorgeous, btw!

Lisa Nelson's Art, Bucks County Designs said...

Wow - what a wonderful doll! I love those magazines too. Have fun with Studio Madness - can't wait to see what emerges!

Marie Patterson Studio said...

That Ellen doll is a hoot!
I'm glad you discovered the moleskin those!

Le_Vintage said...

SO glad to see you're having fun ladies the tags turned out unbelievably beautiful! thank you for participating and i can't wait to see you in the next one!

Le Vintage

whymsicalmusings said...

Oh my you are sooo busy! I love the dolls and all of the wonderful things you are sharing:)

I am so glad the tag arrived.I have never done a tag swap so this was a learning experience! I can't wait for the next swap as so many ideas are swirling in my head:)


Sue said...

Michelle, I think your Ellen doll is fabulous!

Love all the tags that you made and are receiving for the tag swap too!

Abi said...

Your Ellen doll is fab, and the tags are all stunning - what a lovely idea!

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

I love Ellen! The tag swap sounds fun and what gorgeous tags!
Thank you also for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments!♥♥

Zan Asha said...

Girl you never cease to amaze me!~

I'm sorry I haven't been on for awhile, just not as proficient as you are and I'm being thrown for a loop, but your post always cheers me up!

3rdEyeMuse said...

that's where she went (or is going)! I had her marked at a favorite on Etsy and then one day she vanished ... ) ... what a brilliant idea. will keep my fingers crossed that Ellen get's it & the word out!

oooh! how I'd love me a copy of Stuffed! I bet it's got gems galore in there. :)

wishing you plenty-o-studio time!

Pattee said...

Hey my dear friend I've left an award to you on my blog... It's a very special one...
: )Pattee

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

I was in the tag swap too. I love what you came up with.

lorhen82 said...

Hi Michelle! Thank you so much for the tag! Burnt orange is my favorite color, and I love the textured flourishes you put on it!

Could you please let me know if you received two tags from me? One person emailed me and said their envelope was empty!


Terri said...

would you be opposed to me adding some of your tag photo's to the slide show I did for the Marie swap?


Terri said...

I did tell you I got my tag didn't I ...
Oh I'm sorry If I didn't. Yours were all very artisit and unique. And if you didn't know it you sent me my favorite color green. Great job.


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