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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Blog Giveaway!



Here's another great giveaway!  Take a hop, skip and jump...actually, it's just one click, over to Retromummy Blogspot for a chance to win these juicy fabrics.   The drawing will occur on New Year's Eve.  Good luck!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Which Famous Painting Are You?

Farbstudie Quadrate by Kadinsky


You can learn a lot about yourself by the art that you are drawn to.  This can also be true by taking some fun quizzes.  Although a skeptic of such games, I did it for fun and was pleasantly surprised by what I discovered.  I was able to draw correlations between some of my work and the ones I was matched up with or the style of an artist...not necessarily to a T, but nevertheless.  For instance, I usually like to have my boundaries to be loose and not so rigid.  I love lots of color and enjoy more dreamlike states or suggestive figures.  When I design my dolls, it usually begins as a big scribble.  You'll see more of my pattern making style in up coming posts.

Want to see what comes up for you?  Then, try this 1-second quiz.


I came out as Farbstudie Quadrate by Kadinsky which is pictured above. 

 
Starry Night by Van Gogh

Another quiz picked me out as Starry Night.

There are also quizzes you can Google on "Which (or What) Famous Artist Are You?"  I took several of them which determined I was more like Van Gogh and Matisse. 

Here are some images of Matisse's pieces.


The Blue Window by Matisse 


Moroccan Landscape by Matisse


Harmony in Red by Matisse


Sorrows of the King by Matisse

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Badbossology



Not doll related but still worth mentioning. 

I'm a member of more than several global and national professional associations where you learn best-practices, upskilling, networking, webinars, and so forth.  Yesterday, another member asked for advice on how to deal with a "berating boss".  As I always do, I turn to the internet to do a little research and was surprised by what I found.  The stories I read were appalling; but, on the positive side, there were "Lighthouses of Help", as I like to call them.  If you find yourself, or someone you know, in one of these situations, recommend the following links.  They offer great tips, direction, guidance, and resources for surviving. 

Badbossology.com

Big Bad Boss.com