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The dioramas are either made of wood painted with water soluble oil or paper painted with watercolours.

Night Light

I’ve been using my Dragon diorama as a night light, it’s so cosy . This snow dragon is my dream catcher. I finished my Dragon pocket! It was fun! I incorporated six elements (on the left), a dragon shaman’s costume (center), and a maiden with a (mended) heart of gold (on the right). I’m eager to start something new but I might have to wait since I’m leaving soon, travelling to France where I will stay 10 days. Perhaps, it is time then to go back to digital painting for a little while. My crafting place… tidied up. Today, I’m just reading and enjoying Black Forest tea and vanilla bean oil in

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Happy New Year!

Play Video Happy New Year! This is my Snow Dragon diorama. It’s been so much fun playing with ink pads, stencils, embossing powders, fineliners, colored pencils, watercolor pens, texture paste, and of course loads of glitter of many sorts! The good thing is that the diorama is easy to store flat, so that I can create many more and change the one on display according to my mood/season.

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Merry Solstice!

I was going to make a diorama for Yule, but I started too late. Nevertheless, it will be a seasonal diorama. It will be quite big, perhaps 60 cm high. I started painting it with mixed media, it is now well on its way to be finished. I’m having loads of fun with ink pads, watercolour pens, coloured pencils, glitter, embossing powders and all kind of (legal) powders! Merry Solstice! Although that was a few days ago. I haven’t posted for a while. The last pictures I took, the sun was still shining and then we went into the polar night but the weather has been fantastic with a lot of snow

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Frost

I’m having such a cosy time painting my Snowy Town. This is a close-up of my Work-In-Progress.  Looking forward to snowy weather! Play Video Frost at last! It’s been so mild lately. I love all the glitter (no surprise here). Working on a scrapbooked pocket on the Dragon theme. This will go to my … cutting machine! Nothing too intricate, it is not a laser one but it will do a better job than an arthritis inducing manual blade. And then, I will colour it with watercolours, sprays, pencils, whatever takes my fancy! And yes, a bit of glitter and most certainly some embossing. Play Video I really enjoy my walks at

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I Love Rainy Evenings

I finished this card all too soon! It’s been a delight to create it. There will be many more, but for now, back to digital painting! All the way Home, it follows meThe patter of rain on the pavementA whiff of smokeAnd the evening glows with visions ofBooks and hot chocolate! Play Video It’s going to get darker and darker every day, so I thought I’d take at last a few decent pictures and videos of my dioramas with my new camera. Play Video Pixie’s always tilting her head when I speak to her. Play Video My creative corner these days. By now, I really have everything I need, I won’t be

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A Pocket of imagination

My Hounds of Love…  Play Video The bisque firing I had planned months ago but couldn’t do because to carry intricate ceramic items down to the cellar when there’s still so much snow is asking for trouble. Now, I have to decide which glazes… So excited! Play Video I had so much fun with my Polychromos pencils! I first used them to enhance my watercolour but I soon found out that I prefer working with them first and then enhance with watercolour washes. I’m glad I bought them, the colours are very intense and they stay quite sharp, which is very important to me since I work on miniature pictures. I am

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Elks in the Mist

Now… I’ve been thinking  about the handmade book I wanted to make, drafting ideas for hours and I finally had my Eureka moment. I’m not going to make a handmade book, not enough space on my altar and the format is just too small, it would be too frustrating. Dioramas too would be just too big to fit in these little boxes of my altar. BUT I remembered I had great fun making scrapbook loaded envelopes and they could fit! I could even make a pile of them and display them in turn. There are some fantastic themes I want to work on, I feel so inspired. I think it’s the right

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