Saturday, September 26, 2009

Dress Maker, Dress Maker Make Me a Dress

Can't you just hear that song from Fiddler on the Roof? You know the one I mean with the three sisters singing to the match maker to find them the perfect match. This, my most recent paper doll creation sings to me in the form of inspiration to bestow upon her the perfect gown.

"I dream of fancy, tulle dresses hanging in flirty style from fitted, corset bodices made of fine satin," she says. "Lavish me with silk ribbons, roses and pearls and laces while I whisper stories of romantic ages past. Can you see it?" She asks, with a twinkle in her eyes as she lovingly gazes toward heaven, becoming enveloped in another world it seemed.

Come learn how to turn 3 pieces of paper into this incredible dimensional dress form in my {Paper Doll • ology} tutorial. Embellish her and dress her to make her your own creative expression of paper doll beauty and elegance. Due to the amount of material being covered in this all inclusive tutorial, I have 5 spots left at the $50 price before it jumps to $100!

Wishing you all a Happy Pink Saturday. For more pink loveliness, please visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound

Monday, September 7, 2009

I Love You Challenge ~ Update

I stood in front of the mirror today as I normally do just before and after the shower and I studied myself. I studied my expression, my shape, how it felt to be me. I put my hands upon the bulge at my belly, I looked into my own eyes and smiled as I said out loud, I love every inch of you! I repeated the process with other areas of my body that I have wanted to change. As I spoke those words I noticed a peculiar thing. I felt relief as my body relaxed and tension eased. The child within felt nurtured and loved for who she is in this moment and not what someone outside of her thought she should be.

Try repeating some of the following affirmations in front of your mirror every day for 30 days and see what happens. You may not feel it at first but keep doing it. I also encourage you to write your own affirmations that feel good to you.

I love and approve of myself therefore I earn a living doing work that I love and feel passionate about, working with and for people who love and respect me, in a beautiful location and earning money beyond my fondest dreams.

I am worthy of the abundance of ______ and I openly accept it now.

I love and approve of myself, therefore I choose positive, uplifting thoughts.

I am willing to forgive myself and I set myself free.

I lovingly and easily forgive and release the people and limiting beliefs of my past.

I love you! =D
~Kitty Kellie

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Shoppin' With Dem Wild Wimin

The Traveling "paper" Art Doll Symposium's (TADS) Doll No. 5 has officially been named Tille and was treated to a shopping spree with the wild wimin of Pennsylvania. Kim of Tabby's Place contributes this energetically visual representation of "girls day out" that fills the imagination with excitement and wonder. I am deeply appreciative for this thoughtful entry to the TADS project. Thank you, Kim for your participation.

"Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping." ~ Bo Derek

I know that thinking back to my own shopping adventures with "the girls" (mainly my sister) when I was able to let my hair down for a little while and just have fun, I realize it was not the money or the items from which I received the most joy. It was the experience of feeling inspired and nurtured by those blessed creatures I was with. Letting go of any emotional attachment to an outcome resulted in the most memorable experiences of my life.

I love money. Money brings freedom and there is plenty of happiness in that thought alone however, money is nothing more than paper and metal with no deeper meaning than that which we give it. Shopping with my sister just before our first trip to the Caribbean brings me joy even today when I look upon the items I still have from that adventure. Money can buy happiness but the extent to which it does rests entirely with you and your own thoughts about it. If you aren't happy in your mind, no amount of money could possibly purchase enough things to soothe your unhappiness unless you are willing to first change your thoughts.

~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