Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year! :)

Happy New Year everyone! I hope that 2012 has found you safe, renewed and hopeful for the promise of good things to come. I just wanted to share a couple of things with you. The first is Polly. She is my third doll in my "Little Artist" series. Her little painting is of a man holding many colorful balloons strolling through the park. I am loving painting these wee, tiny paintings! This one is only about 1" X 1.5". But after i painted it, I found this material for her skirt and knew that the two were destined to be together. :)
I'm loving these lighter colors right now. They are so inviting for me.
And, just for some FUN! I thought I would share these pictures from when we visited Madame Tussauds in Hollywood. It is a wax museum that let's you "interact" with the celebrities. Hollywood is about 30 minutes from our house but we never go there. It is a very, VERY eclectic and colorful place but filled with LOTS of people at ALL times. But, we thought, with the day off it would be fun for the kids and, let me tell you, the big people had a LOT of fun too. :)
That's Conan. Simon Cowell was sitting on the couch a little further to his right but no one was taking pictures with him. Hmmmmm? ; -P
Of course, we love Will Smith!
And, I love Hitchcock! Note the scary figure creeping up behind me with the knife. Heehee. They even let you get inside the bath tub!
Life is like a box of chocolates, isn't it? You do never know what you're gonna get. I just hope I don't get anything with nuts. Seriously.
And, finally good old Rocky. You can't believe how real some of these wax figures look up close. It was, well, in a word, creepy. But, pretty fun too.
I hope you are all enjoying the New Year!
See you again soon. :)


  1. Happy 2012 Julie! She is adorable! The fabric you chose is perfect. Love the wax museum photos too! Creative blessings! :)

  2. Your new dolls are wonderful Julie, love so much!
    This last one is pretty, lovely dress ;D
    Great pictures from Tussauds I visit it in London and was so fun too.
    Happy 2012!!!

  3. That looks like a fun day out. :) When I've visited madame tussauds in London the figures look so real I keep thinking they're suddenly gong to turn to me and speak, I would scream if they did!
    I love your gentle colours of your doll. I go through phases of loving particular colour schemes and I'm in a gentle phase right now so I appreciate this one very much. :)
    jess xx

  4. Always love your creations--she's perfect!
    We went to the Tussaud's in NYC--very fun!!

  5. I love this new set of dolls Julie! As charming and beautiful as all your other works :)

    Sounds like you had fun hanging out with all the celebs ;)


  6. Love your doll, the colours are fabulous and the spotty skirt is so pretty!!

  7. Your new dolls are all amazingly pretty! I hope you had a wonderful holiday... visiting Madame Tussaud's in London was once upon a time a huge highlight in mine! :)

  8. I love Madame Tussauds - it's great that you can interact with the models. Wonderful photo opps!

    I do love your new doll - she is a proper cutie.

  9. the wax figures are amazing and so is the doll! i love her dress fabric. Happy New Year!

  10. Happy 2012! Your dolls are so creative! I am now a follower of your blog. can't wait to see what you will create next. Hope I will be entered in your generous giveaway. Thanks, Sandra

  11. Happy New Year, Julie!!!! I hope your year is filled with magic and happiness. Love your new work and thanks for sharing all those fun photos from the wax museum. My favorite is with you behind the curtain with Hitchcock!