Tuesday, July 31, 2007

To Bang or Not to Bang

When I saw these pix of Christina Ricci, I was dumbfounded.

In the photo on the left she looks like a Cleopatra wanna-be and, in the one on the right, she looks like Janet from "Three's Company". Yikes!

Another question: Did she have some sort of plastic surgery done? ...'cuz she's not looking like the same Christina we've always known and loved.

She's definitely much cuter without the Janet hair and bangs...DEFINITELY.

Certain celeb bloggers say that mabie she's finally trying to hide her forehead. Gasp! I never noticed that she had a high forehead...until now.

No matter what, I'll always either picture Christina as:
1] How she looked when I met her in her apartment in Montclair, NJ way back when [right before she did "Casper"]
2] As Wednesday Addams
3] As she looked in "Monster" [not her best look, obviously, but it's stuck in my head]
4] as she is in Mark Ryden's painting...love!

...and, we love Christina, don't we? :)

Monday, July 30, 2007

Pretty Critters

I've just posted the cutest bunny ever!

His name is
Shakespeare. Finished just in time to give as a gift for a little girl named Jessie on her 2nd birthday.

I've decided to offer the 3 prints up for sale in my shop as a Circus Triptych.
The set includes: Shakespeare, his tent and his platform.

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Other cute critters I've discovered lately are: MagicYam's friendly cute little magic critter named "Yammy"


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Artsy has some really fabulous found object critters! They are just so imaginative! This is "Scrapyard Cat" available as a sculpture or "Humphrey" which is available as a print. Yay!!

SCRAPYARD CAT found object metal assemblage art upcycleBB

"Scrapyard Cat"
HUMPREY original art photo print 8x10

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...and an unexpected place to find a cute critter is on a necklace...but this is just the cutest!
This is
"Sweet Hedgehog" by Lustre.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Simple Silhouettes...

What could be MORE simple [if only in appearance] than a silhouette? They make such a statement in their simplicity and mystery.

At left, my
Butterfly Silhouette on Vintage Italian Mirror.

All my silhouettes with the vintage Italian mirrors are etched out of paint on a mirrored surface...not an easy task. If sold out, please email us HERE for other options.

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Also, my
Devil Boy Silhouette and Devil Girl Silhouette.

*NOTE: Angel Boy and Angel Girl silhouettes are also available.

Each is sold as original art on a hand painted wood 'frame', with a velvet ribbon for hanging...Sweet!

Please check my shop and sold items at
Dirty Pretty Things for some other sweet little silhouettes that you can order...and you can personalize some of my silhouettes too!

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And, here are just some favourites by other Etsy artists...

Every Jot and Tittle has these cute little tags: Trendy Girl Tags.
Trendy Girl Tags

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This is just simply BEAUTIFUL...Shall We Dance Silhouette Cameo Pendant by AdoraPop.

Shall We Dance sihouette cameo PENDANT

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..and one of my faves {mabie cuz it's of a Raven} is this Raven silkscreened microfiber necktie by ToyBreaker.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Pretty Cute Things...

This pop up card by CrankBunny is just divine...as are all of her lovelies!

Red Blooming Popup Card

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These are great too...cute little buttons by


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...and, so sweet is MarmeeCraft's original painting "Whole Again"

Whole Again, Original acrylic Painting

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Under $10 from Dirty Pretty Things

My products were featured today on the blog of Lily and Tulip.

Be sure to check it out! Thanks, Sweet Lily!

...and again, check out my shop Dirty Pretty Things for these items and others under $10!


Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Dark & Lovely

I am so impressed by some of the artists on Etsy. They are such an inspiration. My Dark & Lovely selections take me back to my Goth days....Ahhh, memories. :P
These are just SOME of my current faves:

From top right, clockwise:
Please be sure to check out their other work and support these amazing artists!

I'm so HAPPY!

YAY!! I've been featured in not one, but TWO blogs by some other amazing artists on Etsy.
One of my Kokeshi dioramas was featured by Lily and Tulip and my Asian Candles were featured by Thai Dreams. Thanks, Ladies!!

Please check them out and support them. Links to their blogs and shops/sites are below:

THAI DREAMS - Beautiful Things from Two Thai Girls

Thaidreams on Etsy
And, be sure to buy some of their Fisherman Pants...I love them so!
Sawatdee Kha, Suphak & Bow!

LILY AND TULIP -- Amazing graphic designer / artist
Lily And Tulip Website
Thanks, Lily!


The Virgin Blog and a Life Lesson...

Ok, straightup...I'm NOT a blogger.
I said I'd never BE a blogger...and yet, here I am. This is my first blog, therefore, right now, I'm popping my very own Cherry & yet again learning a lesson that keeps coming back to haunt me... The simple lesson of "Never Say Never".
It's a simple lesson and one of those intelligent quips that we all know come from somewhere, but don't exactly know its origin.
All I know is that so far EVERYTHING I've said I'd never do is coming or has come to pass: Moving to LA, going on a dating site [how I met my husband actually]...Oh, I could go on & on.

Thankfully, I'm so happy with who I am at age 37 that my saying that I'll never get plastic surgery or implants has not come back to bite me. I swear I'm not going there!

Anyway, whew...My first blog is done. Actually, this feels quite therapeutic...and I can sorta see how it could get addictive.

Oh, 3 things you should know about me:
1] I say exactly what I feel. I don't sugar coat much at all...must be the New Yorker in me.
2] I am probably the NICEST person you will ever meet...but if you cross me, probably the most wicked. OK, OK, more so the nicest person...I just have sweetness in my heart beneath my tough exterior.
3]I create my art from my heart...I'm not out to please anyone but me, but if you want to commission me to do some art for you, I am more than happy to. :)

Here's to future success of my shop "Dirty Pretty Things" on Etsy. I've been meaning to put my art, fashion, cards online for so long, but never have...until now. I hope you enjoy what I do.