Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Original Flapper Class Begins Tomorrow May26!

Hi everyone! My latest doll class, The Original Flapper, begins tomorrow at
There is still time to join in and learn how to make your very own art doll. I provide you with everything you will need to recreate The Flapper including a template, hundreds of step by step photos and clear instructions on a printable PDF. You can also ask me any questions for the duration of the class as well as send me progress photos for me to review and give advice on.
With what you will learn in my classes you can then create one of a kind personalized gifts for friends and family!! Think of all the red hat society ladies or seniors in your life that would get such a treat out of receiving one of these or getting a gift certificate for the class makes a great gift too!
Hope to see you there!

Friday, May 13, 2016

The Bear and Bird Gallery Show "Return of Stitch Wars" Starts tomorrow!!

I hope you locals can make it to the show tomorrow, it is going to be a lot of fun and there will be work from some amazing artists. Amanda, the owner of Bear and Bird Gallery, always strives to make each show unique and she helps us as artists step out of our routine and comfort zone with her themes, I am so delighted to have been included!
Oh and that's Mab Graves little wookie on the flyer!
I personally LOVE her art as well as so many of the other artists so I hope you get a chance to stop by!
featuring artwork created by the hands of
A. Pants; Allison Hoffman; Amanda Coronado; Andreanna DiBenedetto; Anthony Ruiz; Brenda Burton; Cari Corene; Carrie Filetti; Chelpanda; Chelsea Bloxsom; Cheryl Sleboda; Christine Benjamin; Crafty Dork; Croshame; Danielle Estefan; Danny Brito; Dianna Oates; Horrible Adorables; Kerry Tichenor; Kickiest Crafts; Kreisten Suskey; Lazystitch; Mab Graves; Mandy Jouan; MsBittyKnacks; Rosanna Pereyra; Scrumptious Delight; The Roving Hedgehog; Yummy Pancake; Zooguu and more!

Here is my entry on the right, a Bazine Netal little monster doll. She is a stuffed fabric doll with a hand sculpted polymer clay face. She also has a small cross and skull on her side showing she is a Little Monster series doll. She is saying goodbye to her Blue Monster brother on the left.

Exhibit opens during TATE’S Star Wars Family Fun Day Event

Saturday, May 14 Beginning at 11 am!!
Have an awesome weekend!


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!!

I'm lucky enough to have my mom, grandma, sister and great friends near me so I like to make our gatherings a bit more special on Mother's Day. I decorated everything in my fave colors and prepared a brunch just for us ladies. We had all of our favorites from our old country and some new faves too.
I had a lot of fun making all of the decorations and choosing just the right little goodies for each of them. I hope all of you moms had a great day!

Monday, May 2, 2016

My Latest Class "The Original Flapper" starts soon!

The Original Flapper Class 
Start Date: May 26, 2016
Instructor: Rosanna Pereyra, Paper Clay Doll Artist
Available online at Aforartistic
Just click link above to go there!
Cost: $50 for 4 lessons
All Skill Levels
Lesson 1 -  May 26
Lesson 2 -  June 2
Lesson 3 -  June 9
Lesson 4 -  June 16
Once Lesson One opens, it remains available until this classroom closes  
In this class we will creating a really fun and unique character. 
Its time to step back and relive the magic of the jazz era, the Roaring 20's. Meet Ethel "Miss BeeHaven 1926" Fitzpatrick, the last living Flapper!
Ethel spends her nights in smokey, seedy jazz clubs around the world telling stories about the glory days. She was one of the first 
"girls" to cut off her hair, throw out that corset, and hike up her skirts to show off those ankles!
She smoked, drank and danced the nights away with the best of them. She also loves sharing photos and stories about the wild times she and her great friend Zelda Fitzgerald had!!
Ethel was even rumored to have dated a sexy bootlegger that served as the inspiration for Jay Gatsby!! 
Ever the wild and free Flapper, Ethel has traveled the world, had many adventures, poets have written about her, artists have painted her but none has ever managed to capture her heart enough to make a Mrs. out of her.
Join me in immortalizing her spirit by creating her likeness as a Paperclay Art Doll. In this class we will be creating the armature for a standing doll. Then we will be sculpting an elderly face, arms and legs in paper­clay. She will have a fabric body and will be gently posable. We will then paint and dress the doll as well as adding some fun details to her costume. Last will be a wig and a head piece.
This doll sculpture is approximately 17 inches tall. I am including a template for you to print out to make the class even easier to follow. This class is very forgiving, there is really no wrong way to sculpt an elderly character.
Lesson One: Create a strong wire armature, then sculpt the face, hands and legs.
Lesson Two: Painting the Face, Gloves, Shoes and Legs, Varnish­ing the Doll, and Assembling the Doll's body.
Lesson Three: Costuming the Doll
Lesson Four: Wigging and Accessories Time!

I hope you can join in on the fun!!

Yes I'm a thrifty chic crafty DIYer!!

Try saying that a few times;) So here's the jist of this post, I have a ton of intentions and ideas but not a lot of money to spend so I love thrifting and finding awesome deals, most of my house is furnished with thrifted and hacked stuff.
So this weekend I went to 2 local shops and scored a few things at 30% 0ff and spent less than $10. I already had the can of Lavender paint and the tin with the flowers which are the inspiration piece for the theme I will be using to decorate my mothers day brunch table with.

Also I bought my thrift store chairs a while back and they needed some love and color so I am painting them with my favorite, Annie Sloan Paint, in Napoleonic Blue, that stuff goes on everything! I will show you my dining room once the chairs are finished.

Stop by again this week, I will be sharing some decorating ideas for my mother's day brunch on a tight budget.