Sunday, March 29, 2009

Marie's Everywhere: Etsy, Blythe, Stampington, My Etsy!

I cannot wait to get my hands on this gorgeous special publication by Stampington and Co., which comes out April 1. Imagine: An entire magazine devoted to art devoted to Marie Antoinette! I am sure it will be full of gorgeous excess.
Just last week I learned one of my Marie art dolls (I think I can call them art dolls even though they are headless) is featured on the Etsy Cottage Style Blog. What is that, you ask? To borrow from the blog's description: We are a group of women, artists and sellers of the beautiful , whimsical Cottage Style. We are not an Etsy Street Team, but a loving, supportive community of like minded talented women. If you love the Shabby, Romantic, Whimsical, Cottage style, and sell on Etsy come pay us a visit and apply for membership at"Etsy Cottage Style." If you love to shop, like most of us do, you will find lots of cottage style boutiques. The blue Marie featured is still available in my Etsy shop.
And, squee! I also got an email that I have a piece of Marie artwork in the upcoming Somerset Studio Gallery Summer 2009. One of my all-time art goals has been to get published in that outstanding anthology. I can't believe it, and of course I can't wait to get my hands on that either.
I'm picturing some of my all-time favorite Maries here. The pink one with the cake for a head was a gift to Mary Ann in a 1:1 Marie Swap. The first turquoise one above was a gift for Cindi in another swap, this one in The Faerie Zine group on Flickr. And the second turquoise one above, the taller one, was a special gift for Lisa Kettell, and was recently featured in her new book, Altered Art Circus.
The Marie diorama above I made at a special gathering of ZNE art group members in Michigan last June. It is called "The Last Beautiful Dress" and may be headed to Etsy. And then there's always a Blythe, looking quite regal also, while channeling Marie.
Here's a link to all my Marie-related photos on Flickr. It's one of my most favorite photo sets.


Beverly Ash Gilbert said...


Have you put down your crochet hook yet?

vivian said...

congratulations! so much wonderful marie stuff! I dont know why, but I havent gotten caught up in all things Marie. I love the art work that everyone else does, but I havent caught that bug! though I did just buy a little marie type half doll to make a pinkeep out of!
thank you for the link to that book. I also was at the book store today looking for it. they didnt have it. so I'm going to order it from amazon. cant wait to look through it.
have a sweet sunday!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Hi Gina! I Marie, You Marie, We All Marie!!!!
Thank you for blogging about us!

Lilli said...

Oh mon Dieu! Tu devras changer ton non a Marie, maintenant :)


Sandy Michelle said...

Yipee! I'm so happy for you girl! This is only the beginning for you :)

Sandy xox

firstborn said...

yes, marie IS everywhere! lol

& did you know about maria's marie collage swap over at the junkk drawer blogspot? her sign-ups end april 6 if you want to get in on it.

you go girl!

xo mary ann

Joanne Huffman said...

I saw the Marie magazine in Michael's yesterday and thought of you. What a fun and beautiful thing!


Lori said...

i can't wait to see that magazine either...congrats on having your work published in the somerset gallery, that is wonderful:) i love all of your Marie inspired pieces!!!

Le_Vintage said...

These are so beautiful i can hardly believe it!!!! I wish I knew how i could get my hands on a copy of that magazine, you're one lucky girl!!!

Le_Vintage said...

I did check out their website, but I'd rather just pick it up today!!! heheh.

You just must check out this site, they have beautiful backgrounds and tons of Marie stuff!!!

m i c h e l l e said...

Congrats! SOOOO many good things happening for you!

I bought Marie yesterday since I just joined a Marie-inspired Circle Journal. It's definitely one of those publications I'll be pouring through over and over and over!

ByLightOfMoon said...


I am a fan of your at work and feel SO Honored to OWN a piece of your artwork! The turquoise Marie, she is so adorable! I have her on a special wicker shelf and love her every time I pass by! Thanks for the smiles,
Blessings, Cyndi