Sunday, May 30, 2010

Finally a New Post and Maybe a New Look

Lately I have been run down again but I have managed to do a few things.  I went back to the 1980s with my gorgeous friend Anna and we put this photographic diptych together for the Divine Diptych Project.  Rock On! I was lucky that I kept my first prom dress(and that it still fits 25 years later!) and my aqua blue Fluevog boots!  I can't believe how gorgeous Anna looks in a time where fashion is looked back on as a big "I can't believe what I wore!".
Next, I was a Sci-Fi Mutant on the bottom of this diptych(very creepy which I love).  Unfortunately,  the brave and beautiful Sarah above me came in contact with me and is now in a Decontamination Shower.  I loved doing this photograph with Sarah as it made me realize that I really do like Sci-Fi and I like to make myself a wee bit creepy.  It must come from all those years that my twin sister and I referred to ourselves as "Mutants from the Mother Ship".
Stand and Deliver!
Those Freaky Mutants!
I have also been beading, drawing, practicing with my paints and pigments, and getting some final costuming and accessories done on long overdue dolls.  I have had many dreams of swimming, doing pilates and running again.  I so hopes this means that I will be able to do these things again soon and that I will get a handle on my illnesses and feeling so old.  I want to dance and swim with my nephews this summer and take many photographs in my favourite places that are out of the way and haven't been visited in so long.  First, I need to finish several overdue paintings(thank you sweet people for being so patient) and clean my house!
Finally, I am sending my absolute love and thanks to my Divine Sisters and the support I receive from my online and off line friends.  Love you!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

A New Auction of Gorgeous Jewels to Help the Faerie Queen!

Money is still being raised for Lisa Stock's Film Trilogy about the Faerie Queen "Titania" which I mentioned in my last post.  Now, you can go to Ebay and bid on a set of gorgeous pieces made by Jen Parrish of PARRISH RELICS
This Set includes an amazing head Piece and a gorgeous necklace both handmade by Jen without molds out of a special clay that she fires and then applies layers or gold finishes on.  She also uses semi precious stones as well as crystal beads in these pieces.  She has made one set for the Ebay Auction and one for the lead character of Titania to be worn in the movie.  You can check out the pieces at the ebay auction HERE
Here is your chance to own a pieces of Titania's own Faerie Jewelry! Fit for a Queen!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Calling All Lovers of the Fae and Fairy Tales! Please Support Lisa Stock's Amazing Indie Film Project!

Lisa Stock is an amazing film maker and story teller.  She is desperately trying raise funds for her Titania Film Trilogy and she needs your support NOW!  There are only a few days left for folks to donate to her Kicktstarter Project which you can find out more about donating HERE.

Here is some information about Lisa and her projects:

Lisa Stock is a writer and filmmaker working in the mythic arts. She pulls her stories from a varied background in theater, film, and anthropology. Her films include:
THE MEDISAGA TRILOGY (Titania, Purgatory, Neptune)
THE SILENT NICK AND NORA (screened in London - Rotoreliefs Series, Cannes - Short Film Corner, New York - Big Apple Film Festival)
BROTHER AND SISTER (featured in numerous online and print media)
DAPHNE & THE WILD HUNT (online series premiering in May 2010)

Lisa is also the author of the novella “The Sun”, and the popular online Victorian/Steampunk allegory "Through the Cobweb Forest”. She lives online at, and lives offline in New York City.
"I do think that your work delves into the questions of what fairy tales can tell us as women's tales more deeply than nearly any other contemporary artist that I know about."
-Daniel Fusch, Editor, Dantes Heart Journal of Myth, Fairy Tale, and Fantasy


 Even a gift of $5.00 is of great help.  Thank you!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Twin Brides by Cat Mallard of Darkling Woods

(just a peek!)
My twin and I(being twins) were born a month and a bit early.  We ended up being born in October and it is our favourite month.  We love the weather, how it cools again, and the "Spooky Factor".  Not all the gorey stuff(however, we do love Edward Gorery!), but we love old Ghost Stories and have always made our own costumes(thanks to our mom always making ours from the start).  We would start thinking about what we wanted to be for Halloween months ahead of time and be so excited for our birthday party which would be held in our family's barn with all our friends.  Lots of bobbing for apples, mummy toilet paper wrap rolls, s'mores around the fire and hayrides on the old tractor and wagon-fun!
(I do a lot of Halloween Art too! The Invitation and Gift of a mixed media painting for my twin and her husband for their Halloween Wedding)
Below is Jer is being the Bride of Frankenstein with one very goofy Dr. Frankenstein(She is with her then boyfriend and now husband Doug.  This photo was taken over 15 years ago. You can just see my 2nd attempt at one of my dolls in the background and I have made over 100 easily by now) I think her costume is just divine!  She somehow got her hair to stand up like that, added some black colour to it and the white streaks, made a collar of ribbon with bolts glued on it and is carring a bouquet of some dying flowers.  Her dress is vintage one that has been so long in our family that it is decaying.  I love my brother in law because he is always ready to dress up too, be so silly that is scary and loves it. 
He now makes all the costumes for his family(he is the stay at home parent) and last year he made each of their two little boys Power Ranger Outfits, as well as one for himself and one for Jer(she has a super stressful job and yelled, 'Make it Work!' as she ran out of the door. Doug is a triathelete, has completed many Iron Mans, and coaches many other atheletes, but his secret wish is to be on Project Runway.  He also bakes fabulous pies(makes up his own recipes) and makes the best cosmos ever.  I always see him baking in his cycling clothes.  He is truly a Rennisance Man!
(Run Doug Run! You have pies to bake and sewing to do at home!)
They even planned a Halloween Masque Ball Wedding in an old 1900s Ballroom Complete with Gilt Mirrors and Chandeliers covered in cobwebs.  They had black and white striped candles everywhere, purple and orange twinkle lights, tons of black spiderweb fabric draped everywhere, and Cinderella pumkins(those short and  squat cool shaped ones covered in glitter as the centerpieces).  Jer wore a purple velvet Regency style coat over a blush pink regency dress that I designed and my mom and I made and Doug wore his family's plaid kilt.  Everyone dressed in costume(I dress up as a bridesmaid-ha!) and I made one million hand held masks(ok, so it only felt like that!)
(Wedding Day October 30 1999)
They also both make a wee bit sick as here they are 10 years later dressed in the same wedding clothes with their two little boys(love these boys!) at a fancy Medieval themed Event.  My nephews are very serious about trying to find the Holy Grail.  May the force be with them. Are they not the cutest kids ever?  Both boys asked to take dates to the event and Doug and Jer were thinking little girls but they picked lovely grown women who are in the background.  Watch out ladies!
Now we come to the really fabulous part! When I came across the art Cat Mallard of  Darkling Woods  and LOVED IT ALL-especially her Fairy Tale and spooky Halloween pieces.  I contacted her(she really couldn't be any sweeter or more humble about her amazing talent and work)to commission her to do a painting of twin Brides of Frankenstein for my twin Jer as a gift. 
(This is Jer's Bride.  Look how much her gown looks like Jer's Wedding outfit!  And, I never told Cat about it!   Cat is amazing!) 
One would be wearing purples which are Jer's favourite colours and one would be wearing turquoise and aqua which are my favourite colours.  What Cat sent me was beyond what I could ever imagine! 
(Jer's Bride!)
She made a 3D piece with amazing layers of paper-divine! 
The "chandeliers" are made of lace.  Our ballgowns float off the paper which is attached to hard backing.  Our gowns are embellished with all kinds of velvet pieces as well as vintage flowers and ribbon. 
(My bride. I really want this dress!  I mean hanging in my closet to wear to the next fancy event or to wear everyday!)
 The end result just made me scream out loud!  When I gave it to my sister she did the same thing.  And then she just cried and cried and said, "This is one of my most favourite things ever!".  I knew it would be!
Now, the big reveal!  I wish I could have taken a better photo because it is a thousand times more gorgeous than this.
Thank you dear Cat! You have made us slightly freaky twins who mumble in our own language still and can scare folks off with our "twin stare" feel very cool.  We shall walk around like these gorgeous Brides now and remember our Spooky Beauty!