Monday, December 31, 2012

Teaching at One Little House in 2013 and the Traveling Art Project (T.A.P.)

 I've GOT NEWS ! 
I am going to be teaching at One little House

-the newest Ning on the block-

Check it out, launch is 01-01-2013 
It will be filled with all kinds of Art and Craft
so exciting times ahead for expanding your creativity
join now ! Just click the link
 See you there

...and I will be running this from One Little House as well, so another reason to quickly join the gang there...I have been thinking about this for quite some time now. I stumbled onto the traveling painting videos ages ago and was intrigued by this concept. Somehow I never found out what it looked like in the very end. Maybe it all took too long, or maybe not everybody posted videos. Anyway, I thought of throwing this idea onto your work benches and see what you think. There will be these guidelines and I have tried to keep it all "do-able" for everybody:  
T.A.P.2013 will start in January here at my studio in  
Middle Earth (you know.... New Zealand, but since Tolkien's books were made into films here we are all a little Hobbit-mad)  - Anyway, I will start with the first layer on an A4 size canvas board (this size is not too bad to send around) I will photograph and/or video it and blog (and Facebook/Twitter) about it and then I 'll post it to the next recipient in the last week of the month at the latest.
So the next artist will have it for February, will put her (or his) layer on and make a picture or video of that stage and send it to the 3rd artist etc. etc. The last person in December will then send it back to me :) and I will make sure to share it in an AMAZING blog with all your names and links of course :) All players will also receive a print of the finished painting at the end as a token for their time and effort in the project. If this sounds like a cool idea to you, message me, obviously there are only 11 more spots to play this game :D
Who's up for it ?

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Things to share

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with loved ones.
 So now I can share two things that were Christmas presents and that I could therefor not share with you here on my blog.
Firstly the Angel I made for my Sister with her two dogs :) 
and secondly Zeus ( part two in the commissions of the Gods - remember I did Poseidon last year ?) And now I will start making some new stuff again, I want to make another one in the Umbrella series (the red one sold before Xmas as well)

Sunday, December 23, 2012


Oh I am so excited ! Double excited, see my smile ? Imagine an ear to ear kinda smile :D  * I finished my commission yesterday just in time for Christmas follow this link but also...the book that I have been working on the bookcover illustration for made it to Amazon (Kindle edition) as well !! Yeah !!! So now you can get it just in time and have yourself a great Christmas read ;) Okay the FACTS : the author of this story 
"Guardians of the Shimmer - part 1 - DreamTime
is Garth Lawless this is his first book, the first part in the story of three books in total. He's already writing the second book as we speak. This is young-adult fiction and I loooove the story {obviously I read it....and, okay I am maybe not a "young" adult anymore, allthough inside, you know me, I am still Pippi, haha ...} The edition available for now is on Amazon and is for Kindle {other format coming soon too} And the printed version with more of my illustrations inside is planned for publication in March 2013. He also has some childrenbooks written and still to be illustrated by 'moi', if I keep doing good work....

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

exploring the ocean

You all know I have been making many Angels lately and they fill me with a hugely blessed feeling. Just check out my Angels at my Table for all things Angelic I make. It is also summer here though, yes, still feels funny around Christmas time, but summer is also nice, I love warm weathe, it means beach and sand and sea and ocean and mermaids of course. So I diverted just a little last week when I was in a sunny mood and made this "Dot" She turned out rather sultry and especially with Mr.Pink Flamingo I helped my student make. Check them out together, almost looks like true love ♥ {hehe} I promise my next post will be more Christmassy and I will keep the "hot stuff" for after those Festive lazy dayz ;)

Friday, December 14, 2012

Aroha - an Artdoll

Meet Aroha
She really evolved while I was working on her, she started as a calico doll bodice on wire legs on a block of mdf.I added some clay and she got her striped tights, oh btw she has perky little boobies and a heart ♥
Then when she needed clothes, this cloak sort of happened, so I finished her of as a little tribal Maori-like doll. I have a little sweet spot for her...named her Aroha, which means "Love", 'cause she just LOVEs those tights, hehe ;)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Sculpted Angel

"Angelo Italiano" , that's what I called this 10x10 cm canvas with a 3D sculpted image of a vintage kind of Angel made with my homemade papermache. There are two more to join this guy ♥

Friday, December 07, 2012


I will never really understand people..... This art healing doll I made and called "Hurt" carries a bit of my soul obviously. Yes, I would have sold him, but instead he's been taken and that doesn't feel right. I hope he'll get wrapped up nicely and put under a Xmas tree somewhere, to help someone else get a bit of healing. Still.....I never got to hand him over and give his little "birth" story to the new owner ....