Wednesday, December 28, 2011


WOW, another year has come and gone. 2012 is only a few days away and I hope all of you are enjoying this time of year.
Here in Florida we have had 80 degree weather every day with high humidity EXCEPT FOR TODAY!!! Our first"cold front" for the season, finally it's in the seventies and the humidity is lower than usual. I LOVE IT! wish it could be like this all year along.

Here is my piece for the ADO quarterly challenge, going GOTH!
She's a little goth girl that wants to make you smile by offering you her little purple bouquet. Her armature is wire and aluminum foil under stuffed and weighted cloth body with sculpted head, hands and boots.

She is 7.25 inches tall from her headpiece down to her sculpted boots. She is made of a blend of polymer clays then cured. Her make up is softly gothic washed and painted in heat set oils and acrylics. Her eyes are white jade that has been painted and varnished and given a smeared eyeliner look.

She is wigged in fine red mohair and given a sweet innocent little bob to accentuate her little chubby cheeks. She has freckles on her face and her chubby hands.Her little costume is all hand made in silks, tulle, netting, cotton and vintage laces. She wears striped black and cream stockings as well as the sleeves under her dress.

I wish you all the best for this coming 2012
Have a safe and wonderful New Year!!

p.s. I will be having a small GIVEAWAY for my followers in January
and I am putting the finishing touches on
a PDF CLASS so visit me soon!!
Best Wishes,

Monday, November 21, 2011

Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Thanksgiving is upon us again and I want to take a moment to say that I am grateful and thankful for so many blessings in my life.

I am grateful for having work while so many don't,
good mental health in a time of stress
a close family when so many are alone.
I am thankful that most of my family can come over my little house for a
big meal that my amazing HUBBY cooks every year!(you're the best!!)
I get to hear mom and grandma tell funny old stories until tears
fall down my cheeks and my side hurts from laughing.
My kids get to see 4 generations celebrating together.
I am surrounded by people that I love and that love me.

In the spirit of the holiday season approaching I have been making some
primitive paper mache cuties for an art fair but I just couldn't wait to show you.
They are Faith, Hope, Love and Charity.
Faith and Hope are 9 inches tall Charity is a 15 inch angel and
Love is a 6 inch bride and groom cake topper that comes on a paper cake stand.
They will be dressed in new, vintage and antique fabrics.
These are spoken for but I will have more finished soon and
photos and info available for those that are interested
in purchasing a custom doll, angel, or a cake topper couple.

For all of you that will be celebrating Thanksgiving this Thursday,
I hope you have a beautiful day.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tragic Ending Theme

Here's a small piece I just made for the Tragic Ending Challenge.
It is Ariel, the Little Mermaid, turning to foam.
I always thought it was such a sad story (Hans Christian A, not Disney version)
so naturally
it was the first thing that came to mind for this challenge.
Here is the first step
I sculpted and painted the face
Then onto sculpting the "water" and "foam"
Last is painting and giving wet effect to waves and foam
I hope you can see the bubbles
and the tears in her eyes.
I have one more really simple piece I'm working on for this week
so I will be back to post this weekend.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Did you miss our first ADO ezine???

Did you miss ADO's 1st Ezine?

Well, if you did... click HERE......

Description: A magazine by the Art Dolls Only group, showcasing the work of over 100 contemporary doll artists. Lots of interesting and informative articles and beautiful photographs explore the diverse world of the ADO members. Also we take a tour of some International doll museums and there are some projects and patterns for you to try your hand at too. A must read for all Art Doll lovers!

I had the pleasure of writing an article for this magazine and I am also working on ADO's first book which we plan to have ready for Christmas.
I will be participating in a few more challenges so visit soon and let me know what you think of our magazine and the artwork.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Completed!!Dia de los Muertos and Marionette Challenge!

Here they are ready for the show!
This one of a kind little puppet master is 7.75 inches tall from the bottom of her boots to the top of her handmade lace head piece that is covered in flowers, pom poms and crystals.
Her hair is fine english viscose.
The paper theater is made in an old fashioned style with 3D paper panels and is 4.5 inches tall.
It has been laser printed onto heavy card stock and shaded with acrylic washes.
The skelly doll is strung with red thread and can be moved.
The paper mask is also laser printed onto heavy card stock and decorated with paper flowers and silk ribbon.
She will be listed on etsy this Sunday.
Have a wonderful weekend!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

WIP-Dia de los Muertos and Marionette part 2

***Please excuse the horrible quality photos, they are taken with a phone,
I STILL need to get a new camera***
Here's the rest of the WIP's from the weekend. I will be posting the completed doll on Thursday and most likely be putting her on Etsy this weekend. Visit me again and as always
let me know what you think.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Dia de los Muertos and Marionette Challenge!

I am participating in 2 ADO challenges this month, The Marionette and Dia de los Muertos
(Day of the Dead) theme.
I made a polymer clay doll holding a tiny day of the dead
marionette made of paper-clay with tiny flowers made of cold porcelain.
That way I have both themes in one piece:)
Here are the WIP's-

the tiny doll is almost 2 inches tall
The cold porcelain flowers are tiny!
Here are the hands and boots as well as the painted face.
Next comes making a foam, cloth and wire body
Then the making of a dress with bloomers and stockings as well as wigging and making a mask for the girl and a small theatre as well.

Im already 90% done I just need to tie the skelly's strings to the girls fingers and add some details to the whole piece.

I will upload the photos tomorrow.

Have a great night!


Friday, September 9, 2011

Hi everyone, pardon the delay its just that summer was too hot for me to sculpt but I have been busy over at ADO, Art Dolls Only, working on an E-zine and a coffee table book for ADO.

Our committee has been working really hard to put this together and its great to finally be able to share a sneak peek of the E-zine with you!!
click the link> ADO preview and let me know what you think!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Uruguay wins Copa America!!

I undertand that many of you don't follow soccer but if you do...
Uruguay won Paraguay by 3-0 and establishes as the King of the Copa America
Thanks to player Luis Suarez and captain Diego Forlan for their great play in the final match of Copa America 2011.With this ,Uruguay wins Copa America a total of 15 times and this is the highest record in the history of Copa America.

I am so happy for Uruguay!!!
This is such an honor for all Uruguayans throughout the world.
To my family in Uruguay------Soy Celesteeee!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Painting with FIRE!

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending an enameling workshop taught by Barbara Lewis of Painting with Fire. Her work is stunning and what a great teacher too! She supplied us with everything we needed to make lots of pretty enameled beads. We were a rowdy group of ladies working with some serious heat!

I learned so many techniques with Barbara and quickly lost my fear of having a torch sitting right in front of me.
I have taken one other class in metal jewelry before this and it was also with a fantastic teacher, Stephanie Lee of Homesteaders Metalsmithing. I think by using what I have learned in both classes I will be able to come up with some cute gifts for friends and family, you know its never too early to prepare for the holidays;)!

Barbara Lewis has a great blog with fabulous pictures and tutorials. She also sells all of the materials necessary to get you started on enameling. Also her book will be out soon, you can preview some of it on her site or at amazon.
A sample of Barbara's work from her book:

My workstation:
Here's a picture of the studio:
My beads:
I hope you all have a safe and wonderful 4th of July!!!!!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

My Internet is back!

Sorry for the long pause on the blog. My internet has been crazy for a few weeks and every time I try to go on it drops. I call for help, it gets fixed but later it goes AGAIN. Very hard to get any work done.
Now that I've vented, I'm working on the sets for my kids book as well as some of the characters.
I am making the majority of it in 1/6 scale with a few pieces in 1/12th miniature scale. I think I'm going to need a bigger place to work in, lol. Are you reading this Hunny??

Here are a just a few pieces of the chess board my daughter(who's graduating high school next month!!!YAY!!) and I worked on for her senior art project. I was so proud to see her working in clay again.
(Bad pictures were taken on my old I phone, I still need a great new camera, any suggestions??)
Here it is her homage to the Alice in Wonderland movie of the 1950's.
She did the majority of the sculpting, I tweaked it here and there, she painted while I blushed skin and we costumed and wigged together. I showed her how to make the armatures and mix the clay. We then built a black base, covered it with miniature faux grass and flowers like a garden and placed the blue and white board in the center of the garden.
My kids stopped asking to sculpt or draw and paint with mom when they became teenagers, art wasn't fun anymore, so this was really special to me.

I realized I miss teaching.
As soon as I have some free time, I think I will teach sculpting and crafts again.

My best to all!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Happy April & Inspiration!


Hi everyone, I hope you have all begun to feel the wonderful effects of Spring!
This is a time for renewal and rebirth. Nature's color palette changes.
I have done my spring cleaning and re-decorated my office space to make it
lighter and brighter. My projects have taken on a lighter palette as well.

I will share my new projects in a few weeks but for now I will leave you with
some inspirational sites that I love to visit and I know you will too

This is Katie Daisy, she is an amazing illustrator whose work makes me smile

Sabrina Ward Harrison captures dreams in her paintings

Papaya Art blog is a plethora of inspiration
Just click on the names above to visit these amazing artists!!
Have a wonderful day

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


WOW, I can't believe how fast the days go by. I have been working on some Graphic Design projects as well as my book but here are a few pics of the past few weeks.
I won a lovely ATC painted card and tag from Sam Bonney of Cornish Contemporary for OWOH.

I scoured the beaches for shells but mainly came across these beautiful jellyfish, we also had a huge shark migration. YIKES!

I made a miniature baby in a nest.
I also visited one of my favorite stores, Anthropologie, to check out the new Spring window displays. They are so creative and a constant source of inspiration, and the clothing is adorable too!
and last but certainly not least a big warm WELCOME!! to all of my new friends and I hope everyone is having a great March so far!!


Thursday, February 17, 2011

2011 OWOH WINNER is!!!

Hi everyone!!
I went to at 8:37pm Eastern time and I am happy to announce that
THE WINNER IS.....................

#198 JOANNE - Vintage Dragonfly!!!!!!!
I can't begin to tell you how great the OWOH events have been for me.
It was so amazing to reconnect with some old friends and make some new ones.
I really had a wonderful time visiting different blogs everyday
I have to admit I didn't get to all of them YET, but I will!
I'm off to contact Joanne!

I hope you all have a great weekend

Monday, January 31, 2011

OWOH 2011 is HERE!!

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog. My name is Rosanna Pereyra and I am an artist and art doll maker. I live in sunny South Florida with my hubby and kids as well as two pugs and a nutty german shepherd. I am so happy that you decided to visit my blog for the final OWOH event!

The One World One Heart event is a great way to meet & greet bloggers from all over! There is a bonus for visiting each participant, a gift or door prize for one winner! All you have to do is have an active blogging account, leave a comment & you'll have the opportunity to win my one of a kind pixie fairy art doll.
The winner will be chosen through an online random number generator on February 17th.

My gift to you is a 5.5 inch one of a kind art doll. I only create these dolls for very special occasions such as this. The head is hand sculpted from a blend of polymer clays then baked over an armature. It is then painted with oil paints and acrylic washes to give it a natural muddied baby skin tone. Hand dyed tibetan lambs wool is then applied lock by lock for the hair. The body is soft cotton that has been weighted and swathed in different layers of cotton and gauze that I have dyed. The doll is not removable from the blanket. It can be displayed as is or hung from its blue cord from a hook or a little branch.
It will arrive with its certificate.
*The winner can request that little flowers be added onto the side of the head to make it look like a little girl.

Have a look around, stay a while and thank you again for visiting me.
I hope you come back often.
Good Luck and God Bless,
Rosanna Pereyra

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Heres a picture of the miniature cottage I built this past weekend at a Miniatures event.
I have some experience in 1/12th scale but this 1/4 scale is the smallest I have ever worked in.
Because of the size, I really thought it was going to be 10 times more difficult but as it turns out its almost the same and its FASTER!!
I also wanted to see if it was possible for me to get some good detail in and I am happy to
say that it is. I am in love with this new diminutive size and I will be working in it alot more now! The whole piece is around 5.5 inches tall, including the base. I still have some details to add (leaves, plants, nest and swag) but I couldn't wait to share
ALSO::I will be announcing my giveaway for the final OWOH event on
January 30th so come back soon!