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Violetpie
I'm a painter and toymaker with 3 parrots.
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Thank you! Yes I currently have a pattern published by Simplicity...pattern 2202
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2012 on Monkey Quadrille at Violet Pie
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Oh thank you! These little ones are $32...let me know if youd like one. I also have a mailing for future nunnies in my etsy shop...if youd like to be added to it...
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2010 on Baby Bunnies at Violet Pie
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Oh thank you Pia! I will be making more of these, if you are interested I can put you on my mailing list and let you know when theyre done...
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2010 on Baby Bunnies at Violet Pie
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Thanks...shes a Secretdoll Person 08.
Toggle Commented Mar 18, 2010 on More Bunnies at Violet Pie
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Mar 15, 2010
Aw thank you Annina! Glad you like them! =D
Toggle Commented Mar 15, 2010 on Baby Bunnies at Violet Pie
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Sofia...this is called Oriental skin tone in French resin. Its really beautiful...=)
Toggle Commented Feb 26, 2010 on Dandelion is here! at janesdolls
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Thanks so much! This really is the greatest fur....its SOOOO soft too!
Toggle Commented Dec 19, 2009 on Billy The Pink Monkey at Violet Pie
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Thank so much Michelle! I'll email you with info...=)
Toggle Commented Nov 17, 2009 on Teeny Mohair Mouse at Violet Pie
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Oh thanks so much! Glad you think theyre cute! =)
Toggle Commented Nov 8, 2009 on Monkey Quadrille at Violet Pie
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Oh thanks...I've actually been making him again on request. Been getting quite a few custom orders so it's been hard to get around to one for the shop, even though I keep intending to. If you want one...just let me know! =D
Toggle Commented Oct 19, 2009 on Tiny Green Retro Bunny at Violet Pie
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Oh wow!! That's so fantastic that you got him!! Thanks so much...so nice to hear from you! ♥♥
Toggle Commented Oct 19, 2009 on A Very Scowly Owl at Violet Pie
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Thanks! Yes, she is made by Secretdoll in Korea. She is number 08 of their Persondoll series .
Toggle Commented Oct 16, 2009 on Tiny Green Retro Bunny at Violet Pie
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Thanks! Yes, she is made by Secretdoll in Korea. She is number 08 of their Persondoll series.
Toggle Commented Oct 16, 2009 on Tiny Green Retro Bunny at Violet Pie
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Hahaha! That comment cracked me up...thanks so much!!
Toggle Commented Sep 3, 2009 on Big Custom Order at Violet Pie
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In the fall of 2008, the Chipstone Foundation and the Milwaukee Art Museum did a complete overhaul of their American Collections Galleries.All the murals from 2001 are now gone, all the walls rearranged, and the galleries are transformed. The new galleries were designed by Michael Mikulay. I was asked to do a number of really interesting things for the big reinstallation. One was a "Cabinet of Curiosities", the painting of which was inspired by the Renaissance display tradition of the same name. All the new cabinetry was fabricated by the amazing Riverworks Design Studio, and they brought the pieces and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2009 at Picturing Walls
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This was an easy and fun lead-in wall to paint, from the exhibit "The Artistic Furniture of Charles Rohlfs"...The scroll design was taken from one of his pieces, and I always enjoy doing large lettering. A couple of in process shots: Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2009 at Picturing Walls
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For the 2008 Decorative Arts show, J. Palin Thorley: Modern and Traditional Design in Twentieth-Century Ceramics , I was asked to paint a lead-in wall re-creating a Thorley "cartoon" design whaich was featured in the show. Here is the finished wall: Here is my wall in progress: And here is the original painting I worked from: Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2009 at Picturing Walls
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The Degas Sculptures show at MAM was also full of really fun projects for me. In addition to the lead-in wall, I was asked to paint his "Little Dancer" on the wall behind the piece, very large scale, and to marbleize columns and do stencil work for the interactive ballet studio room that was made for the exhibit. And what was quite fun was that I painted the marble and stencil pieces at the warehouse studio of the Milwaukee Ballet. Being a former ballet teacher myself, this show was especially meaningful. Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2009 at Picturing Walls
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This show is a favorite of mine...probably because I enjoyed the painting so much. Tea Table Coffee Table was a show from 2005 at MAM. This one was again curated by Glenn Adamson. I was asked to create wall murals behind 3 interior vignettes, as well as paint a faux-marble tiled floor underneath an 18th century tea table. Oh and I also did a very fun lead-in wall mural: The three interiors: The floor painting: Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2009 at Picturing Walls
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Byrdcliffe: An American Arts and Crafts Colony was a show at the Milwaukee art Museum from 2004, a temporary exhibit in the Decorative Arts galleries. I was asked to do two wall murals, one to be created from the carved design on a trunk designed by Zulma Steele in 1904, and one from her Dragonfly Wallpaper from the period. Here is the trunk: And here was my wall: And the Dragonfly wallpaper as wall mural: Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2009 at Picturing Walls
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The blockbuster show from 2004 at the Milwaukee Art Museum, American Fancy: Exuberance in the Arts,1790-1840, was another Chipstone curated/Lou Storey designed collaboration. I think there were more projects for me in this show than any other. Lou asked if I had ever heard of "vinegar painting"...a technique developed in the 18th century to mimic wood grain. I had not, so I did a little research and taught myself. I ended up doing several pedestals for the show, and it became one of my favorite creative techniques. There were also several large scale sculptures fabricated by artist Demetra Copoulos for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2009 at Picturing Walls
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In 2003, I was asked to do a large number of murals and other things for the Milwaukee Art Museum's major show called Industrial Strength Design: How Brooks Stevens Shaped Your World. Again, this show was designed by Lou Storey, and was curated by Glenn Adamson , an amazing guy who was then part of the Chipstone Foundation. It was a fabulous show, and so much fun to work with Glenn and Lou again. Here are a few of the many wall paintings I did for that show: A detail from the front wall, with hand lettering and the Brooks... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2009 at Picturing Walls
Thanks so much Fern! Glad you like it!
Toggle Commented Aug 27, 2009 on Busy Makin Mouses! at Violet Pie
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Thank you Krisha! I do custom orders, if you're interested...so glad you like them!
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2009 on Big Custom Order at Violet Pie
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