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Marrianna Dougherty
Flagstaff, AZ, USA
I am an artistict genius who loves color, light, sparkle & icons.
Interests: textiles, photography, purses, mixed media art, day of the dead art, frida, guadalupe
Recent Activity
OMG! This is amazing. Did I miss the location for this new home? I'm so looking forward to the rehab photos. Congratulations on going for your dream. Love the idea of it all. Okay, now I'm off to read some of your other posts that I've missed. The problem with BLOGLOVIN' is that I don't see ALL the posts of the blogs I like to follow. So, I'm saying goodby to BLOGLOVIN' and following blogs individually. Take care, Marrianna
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2015 on My New Studio at Tuscan Rose
This is beautiful. I started following your blog several months ago. I love your use of fabrics, your altered books, etc. In fact, I actually started a cloth book but haven't finished it. It sits on the work table and doesn't get my attention. I think the fact that you used fabrics to make a book that was about the fabrics was inspiring to me. Thanks for everything you offer on your blog. You are an inspiration. Blessings, Marrianna in Flagstaff AZ USA
Toggle Commented Nov 23, 2014 on Mid Century Modern at Tuscan Rose
Marrianna Dougherty is now following Barbara Hagerty
Mar 14, 2013
To all my loyal followers, all 2 of you, I have moved my blog to the Blogger platform. My understanding is that I will have this Typepad blog free but it won't have all the bells and whistles. Please come... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2012 at RedDancer-Studio
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Less than 3 weeks to the fantastic, premier art retreat of 2012 on July 30 - Aug. 7 at the Embassy Suites in Scottsdale: ART UNRAVELED. I'm going to be a vendor again at the Saturday Shopping Extravaganza and thought... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2012 at RedDancer-Studio
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I found a great vintage typewriter at our Goodwill Weigh & Pay yesterday. It works perfectly and the ribbon still has some ink in it. All for $6 - hard to believe. The keys don't stick or anything. I'm doing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2012 at RedDancer-Studio
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Played with one of my photos of white gladiolas and Kim Klassen's Reverie filter. You, too, can get free textures from Kim by clicking here. This is the "naked" white glad before digital processing. Yes, it is a gorgeous image... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2012 at RedDancer-Studio
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The original assignment was to create a black and white image and play with it in PhotoShop. While this isn't a B&W image, I learned something new from Kim Klassen about the Adjustments window in PhotoShop. What an amazing tool.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2012 at RedDancer-Studio
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Playing with some of the photos of peonies I picked up at Trader Joe's on May 26. Also doing my best to use some of Kim Klassen's layer techniques. I gotta go back to some basic in my PhotoShop Layers... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2012 at RedDancer-Studio
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Practice helps to move toward perfection. Maybe I won't reach the level of perfection in my photography and image editing that I am striving for; however, the process is very entertaining. Here's another layer image w/a textured background from the... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2012 at RedDancer-Studio
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As part of a challenge from Kim Klassen's Beyond Layers II online class, I'm listing 10 Truths about me. 1. I have loved photography since I was in high school. The love affair continued into my community college days at... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2012 at RedDancer-Studio
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More layer fun with Kim Klassen's BEYOND LAYERS II. The flower images are from my collection over the last several years. The words are brushes provided by Kim Klassen. Enjoy. The smoke brush was downloaded last year from the Internet.... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2012 at RedDancer-Studio
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Played with another Kim Klassen texture. Used an older Christmas Cactus flower. Still have lots to learn. Adobe PhotoShop is a powerful piece of software and I've only touched on a tiny portion of the possibilities. Learning tips and tricks... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2012 at RedDancer-Studio
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I just finished creating two beautiful cloth handmade books and listed them in my Etsy Shop. Here's the link: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Marrianna. Each book also comes with a small paper journal of 4 pages folded in half and stitched along the spine.... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2012 at RedDancer-Studio
Absolutely fantastic. I'm new to Kim Klassen's BEYOND LAYERS II and learning so much about layers and blending modes. You did a wonderful job of making the flowers really pop off the page. Congratulations.
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I'm taking a year-long online workshop with Kim Klassen. We just finished week 1. I learned something new about the layers pallette. Here is the peony I posted last week before the added layer. And here it is with the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2012 at RedDancer-Studio
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I created a wonderful handmade book that is just lovely. Here are a few of the photos to give you a taste of this wonderful work of art. I will be listing this item in my Etsy shop. If you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2012 at RedDancer-Studio
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I have been looking at Joanne's and Michaels for silk peonies. I even tried Target. Finally found one small bouquet of white peonies at Pier 1. Beautiful flowers and the best part? They won't die. Love them. It's pretty difficult... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2012 at RedDancer-Studio
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Awhile back, I signed up for Kim Klassen's weekly texture layers. This is the first time I've played with one of them. Here's my calla lily image: And here's the same calla lily with a sweet texture that Kim calls:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2012 at RedDancer-Studio
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I ordered a wonderful small cloth journal by the fantastic New South Wales artist, Suzy Quaife. I keep it close to me in the living room so I can handle it and look at often for inspiration and just the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2012 at RedDancer-Studio
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When I went to Gilbert with Suzanne, I only had my Blackberry for a camera. Found flowers at Fresh & Easy Market and silk flowers at Michaels. Can you guess which came from where? This one is a freebie. The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2012 at RedDancer-Studio
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Well, you might not think it was Spring with the still cold temps and the blowing wind, however, this is pretty normal for Flagstaff, AZ. We seem to be in a wind tunnel. I took this photo before our last... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2012 at RedDancer-Studio
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I have no idea how I found this lovely site, probably through an image on Pinterest, but I love the look and feel of Pink Rose Cottage. She's having Teacup Tuesday free giveaways in March 2012. I pasted the link... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2012 at RedDancer-Studio
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We celebrated Emma's 2nd birthday at Brighton Gardens on the patio with Mom and at Troy's house. She's a cutie. She loves her daddy. And she loved the purple frosted cupcakes. She's waiving "hello" to the camera. This is her... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2012 at RedDancer-Studio
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I recently visited an estate sale here in Flagstaff and found a few pieces of very inexpensive costume jewelry. Thought I would share. I even found a lovely silverplate bowl to use for photos and a vintage weaving loom spindle.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2012 at RedDancer-Studio