Friday, July 31, 2009

Wine Lover's Delight ~ Staying cool in Sizzling Seattle

When faced with record breaking temperatures in the tripple digits, what's a girl to do in a house with no AC? Forget the shopping, a cool beverage and some pallet cleansing fare will do me just fine. The Traveling "paper" Art Doll Symposium's (TADS) Doll No. 3 toured the wineries of the Northwest this week when Heidi added her creative style to the project with this magnificent journal entry. Thank you Heidi, I enjoyed the story.

Today I went wine tasting. It's so beautiful to walk into a winery with its fresh flowers, colors, scents and of course wine! I sipped both the white and red, 5 different kinds, sampled salty, crunchy crackers and bits of cheese in between each pour.

The wine maker was there explaining how they grow the grapes, which varieties are best and what food is best paired with each wine. I learn so much about wine when I go tasting. One of my favorite parts is to try and guess the other flavors that make an appearance along with the grapes such as black cherry, currants, sage, chocolate and any number of other tastes and smells. Then I try to see if it matches the description on the label. Sometimes I even get it right! All in all, one of my favorite days and I am thrilled to be able to share it with you. It's official, I'm a wine lover.

~Kitty Kellie

To find out more about the Traveling "paper" Art Doll Symposium (TADS) project, click the link to go there. To sign up, leave a comment stating so on the TADS Official Sign Up

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Paper Doll or Bust?

You are looking at this and thinking, "Hey, that's great but what is she going to DO with it?" Today's pink offering is just a small sampling of what is in store for you in {Paper Doll • ology} an online tutorial designed to help you create your own, original paper art doll.

Add a few ribbons and laces in all the right places, some sugar and spice to make it ever so nice and voilĂ , you have a work of art that reflects your unique style. To learn more about this tutorial see the class syllabus or join me on The Artful Paper Doll Network.

~Kitty Kellie

Pink Saturday brought to you weekly by the talented Beverly of How Sweet the Sound. There is plenty more pink goodness to see.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

You Are the Dancin' Queen ~ Doll No. 4 Shines in the Golden State

The Traveling "paper" Art Doll Symposium's (TADS) Doll No. 4 became the dancin' queen of the golden state last week when Barb added her magic and creativity to this ongoing project. She even added illustrated ankles complete with dancing shoes. OMG! How perfect is this? Thank you so much Barb. I am deeply appreciative for your participation. :)

She was our queen, our rose, our star; And then she danced ~ O Heaven, her dancing. ~Winthrop Mackworth Praed (1802 - 1839)

However far the journey may take my Queen, she will find the music and she will DANCE!!!

~Kitty Kellie

To find out more about the Traveling "paper" Art Doll Symposium (TADS) project, click the link to go there. To sign up, leave a comment stating so on the TADS Official Sign Up

Monday, July 20, 2009

Surf's Up! ~ Doll No. 2 Hits the Beach

The Traveling "paper" Art Doll Symposium's (TADS) Doll No. 2 spent some time on the beaches of the beautiful Pacific Northwest recently and she has a new name. Keep reading to find out what it is.

I finally arrived at my new destination ~ Seattle, Washington!!

It was very exciting as I walked up the sidewalk to Victoria's home, and as she opened the door we both squealed with delight at finally getting to meet! We sat down over a cup of tea, as I was so jet lagged after my exciting trip to Paris and becoming a Georgia Peach so to say.

Of course what could be expected here for my stay??? THE BEACH!!! As you can see by my tan lines, or maybe lack of (tee hee), we took a trip to the ocean! What beautiful shores they are here in Washington, but I must admit . . . the water, though beautiful, was sooo very COLD! Of course before we could go to the beach WE HAD TO SHOP! I had to have all the right things for my beach attire. You will see my picture here with my favorite color! I am sad to leave this beautiful place in the Northwest, but I have new adventures to go on so off I go to Springfield, PA to visit my new friend Heather!!! See you in a few days! Fond farewell to my new friends in Washington.

Hugs and Love,

Thank you so much Victoria, for participating in the magic and for adding a little piece of your creative spirit to this ongoing project. I am deeply appreciative not to mention dazzled by this perfectly lovely beach scene.

~Kitty Kellie

To find out more about the Traveling "paper" Art Doll Symposium (TADS) project, click the link to go there. To sign up, leave a comment stating so on the TADS Official Sign Up

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Pink Saturday Paper Parfait

Oooh! Just saying the word Paper Parfait gives me goosebumps. What images does it conjure up for you? How about this stunning coiffure on the Marie Antoinette paper doll below. This is just one of the techniques you will learn in my latest online, paper doll tutorial.

The Artful Paper Doll is pleased to bring you {Paper Doll • ology} which begins on Saturday August 1. Right now I have 9 spots available at the $50 price and after those are gone, the price will increase to $65. See the class syllabus below for the run down of all the yummy layers of paper goodness you will learn in this class. To join the network and purchase this tutorial, visit The Artful Paper Doll on Ning.

Class Syllabus

The tutorial will not focus on the completion of any one particular project but is meant to give you a smorgasbord of elements and techniques you can mix and match to create a project that is uniquely you! This truly is what we all want from a tutorial, to be able to create our own original projects that are a perfect reflection of who we are. Spots are going fast so don't miss out!

~Kitty Kellie

Pink Saturday brought to you weekly by the talented Beverly of How Sweet the Sound. There is plenty more pink goodness to see.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Create the Life of Your Dreams ~ TADS Doll No. 5

The Traveling "paper" Art Doll Symposium's (TADS) mailed out the 5th and final doll and journal on Wednesday, July 15th. She is off to Michigan for her first adventure.

All creation begins with desire. If you can dream it, this universe has the ability to give it to you. Artistic journaling and affirmations are a perfect way to begin your journey. This is the place where dreams take shape, where the images of the mind come together through photographs, drawing, collage, paint or whatever artistic means feels right for you.

By creating pictures of how your dreams look, you can create the feeling of having those things now each and every time you gaze upon your journal pages. After awhile, even a short while, you will start to see the things in your journal, take physical shape in your life. What will you fill your dream life with?

The price is right on everything in the store at the Affirmations Boutique, no charge. There is always a wide variety of affirmations in stock for me to choose from, all of which fit me beautifully. You see, this is a magical boutique where the affirmations change to suit each guest as perfectly as if they were custom tailored with precision and sent with love straight from the heavens above as her gift to us. I'll tell you a secret, they were!

This is the place I come back to when I am in need of a gentle word, to outfit my heart with wings or send my spirit soaring. This is the place where I am always, unconditionally loved, never judged and eternally, blissfully free.

I love spending my days following my bliss by acting on all the ideas which spark passion and excitement within me.

I always have more than enough time to spend creating my art.

My art is a perfect reflection of my beautiful self, I am enough.

I am an effervescing fountain of original and creative ideas. Now I leave you to come up with some of your own.

~Kitty Kellie

To find out more about the Traveling "paper" Art Doll Symposium (TADS) project, click the link to go there. To sign up, leave a comment stating so on the TADS Official Sign Up

Monday, July 13, 2009

Making an Affirmations Boutique journal page

When graphic design meets collage what you discover is an array of vibrantly blooming possibilities. Whoever said you can't have it both ways never looked long enough to realize that there is a creative solution to everything. Let your imagination soar and never again be stuck in that rut.

I hope you will enjoy this video on the making of the Affirmations Boutique journal page. This has truly been an exercise in creative thinking and one I am so very proud of.

~Kitty Kellie

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Believe Yourself Magic ~ Happy Pink Saturday!

Do you believe in magic? In order for magic to happen you must first believe it can. If you look and speak only in the direction of those things that light up your life, that fill you with passion and excitement you will find that magic will become a regular occurrence in your life and those around you will begin to believe you ARE magic!

Be sure to visit Beverly of How Sweet the Sound for more Pink Saturday magic!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Pink Saturday ~ 4th of July

What if everything we shopped for gave our spirits a lift? What if everything we shopped for fit us perfectly? What if everything came with a 100% discount? It would be impossible to be unhappy. What if I told you that you could have that right now.

Step on in to the Affirmations Boutique open 24 hours, everything is free and guaranteed to make you look and feel like the beautiful, perfect being you are. This is a computer designed layout of my latest journal page for TADS Doll No. 5. I hope you will stay awhile and enjoy! Click to find out more about the Traveling "paper" Art Doll Symposium!

Have a safe and Happy 4th of July!
~Kitty Kellie

Please visit Beverly's Pink Saturday for details on how to join in the fun every week!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Giveaway Winners Announced

The winners of last Saturday's blog giveaways have been chosen. I won't give away the surprise, you will just have to watch the video to find out who my two lucky winners are! Both of my winners were notified so you might want to check your blogs to see if the giveaway fairy left something for you. ;) Thank you so much to everyone who participated. I greatly appreciated your gorgeous words and visits and what fun it was for me to visit so many beautiful blogs in return.

If you did not win, I still have 14 spots available in the {Paper Doll • ology} tutorial at the discounted price of $50. Once the remaining 14 spots have been filled, the price of the tutorial goes up to $65 which is still a terrific deal since the tutorial focuses on helping you learn to create your own original artful paper doll which is what I know you really want from a tutorial. It's gonna be a smash so get in on the fun early!

~Kitty Kellie