Isaac Mizrahi’s Sandee the Supermodel with paper dolls

I bought this waaaaaay back when it came out in 1997. Between the adorable paper dolls and Isaac Mizrahi (I was/am quite a fan) I was in love. It’s definitely a slice of pop culture which even now, only 16 years later, seems incredibly naive. Mizrahi pokes fun at fashion and modeling, from ageism (Sandee…

upcoming projects

About 15 years ago I bought a packet of blank postcards thinking, “I’ll totally draw on these and send them to my friends!” Fast forward 15 years and I still have a pack of blank postcards. I’m kind of a procrastinator. Since I got married I’ve discovered that the best way for me to get…

the face that launched a thousand ships~ an ode to Joan

Secretary style at it’s best! Every week i watch with anticipation to see what she’s going to wear next. Yes, i know, it’s been done before a few times, but i keep drawing little Joan’s in my sketchbook. I figure the world won’t go into melt down if i throw my fan art onto the…

Amelie Paper Doll Poster

i finished my Amelie Doll Poster and i love her! The movie is so stylish. Amelie’s style is a shortcut to her character so i really wanted to make some art inspired by the film. From her bobbed hair to the repeating colors of red, pink, brown, black, and spashes of green- everything harmonizes. I…

little golden book cinderella paper dolls by gordon laite

as i promised, here are the scans of gordon laite’s “cinderella” paper doll~ i’ve looked for this book for 15 years. finally, this year i ended up purchasing two books. one with the dolls and one with the uncut clothing. there really aren’t enough good things i can say about these dolls. to me, they…

paper dolls ~english country murder prologue

i love mysteries~ human, eleusian, and literary. agatha christie’s miss marple was my introduction to the genre. at 12ish years old somehow, someone one left a volume of her short stories at our house. desperate for reading matierial i picked it and fell under their spell. however, dame agatha was soon replaced in my heart by…

hard at work on "the dark horse"

after being a flunky the last couple days, i’m back at work while karl sleeps.  intricately applying layers of color while listening to “bryter layter.”  my gorgeous husband doing school work to my right.  yes, i chew my paintbrush ends and yes, it’s really gross. no, i don’t chew pens bc that’s really, really gross. no…

hard at work!

i have 2 projects i’m working on. one is a commission i can’t talk about yet and the other is a set of 5 paintings that will be available in my shop soon~ working on “the good sport” 

new project pending~

i’m so excited for my new project. as you may or may not know i’m mad about paper dolls. so, i’ve been sketching & painting a new series of 5 dolls. one is finished & 4 more are sketched out in photoshop. i’m just trying to decide who gets what accessories & and trying to…