Archive for rainbows

My Color Her-o

Posted in cute, design, etsy, shopping with tags , on November 14, 2010 by darcyarts

It’s time once again to praise the one Etsian who inspired me the very most when I was first sniffing around.

Predominately a world of minimalist drab, to find Kim Ripley on Etsy back in 2008 was like walking into a mind-tingling candy store. She’s known on Etsy as Stoopidgerl. Her name is Kim Ripley and she takes kick-ass, fine art photos in around and beyond Detroit. She’s a rainbow.

I have worked out my rainbow aesthetic as you can see in this picture of my storage shelves.

I turn these rolls of flash into pink icing on Big Plush Donuts.

These fleeces also become Curly Stars.

You can buy prints of Kim Ripley’s work in the Stoopidgerl Etsy store. That’s where I’m shopping for this holiday season.

She also makes cool jewelry. Check it out.

Kim Ripley’s Flickr page.

Flapi’s blog post on Kim.

I will keep working my way toward the best show of the glorious rainbow. I have been dedicated to developing my goodies  24 hours a day for nearly two years now and I know Kim has been on it full time, too, since 2007.

The bright lights in my work space are blowing out the colors in these quickly snapped morning pixs. Kim is a much, much better photographer than I.

She’s been schooled, for reals.

Time to get to work. I got a sweet big pile of it and that’s like candy.


Rainbow Rag Doll

Posted in constructions, cute, projects with tags , , on January 15, 2010 by darcyarts

Here she is. My first rainbow rag doll. Her eyes are abalone shell buttons with pink stars beneath. She has keekass, curly rainbow hair and a Hello Kitty shirt.

I love her.

I will only have enough material to make two rainbow girls with rainbow Hello Kitty shirts.

I hope to have the rag dolls in my Etsy shop next week so check back at DarcyArts.

Maybe I’ll include the little pony for the first buyer of one of my handmade rag dolls.

I finished my blonde rag doll last night. I love the clothes. They are kinda late 50s hipster style.

This doll is a tad more androgynous. I will make boys soon enough.

I have a million of ’em collecting in my imagination.

Rainbows and Folk Art

Posted in Art, constructions, esoterica, family, film with tags , , on January 15, 2010 by darcyarts

Frank and I were driving the other day. Out of the gray days came a beautiful rainbow. It had been awhile since I’d seen one. It felt magical. It reminded me of the way I feel about Frank.

He’s the light that colors my world.

Today I work on my Rainbow headed rag doll, stuff the body and take photos.

Then we are off to the cinema to see The Lovely Bones.

Check back later for my new doll girls. This project is so much fun.


Posted in constructions, dreams, esoterica, TV with tags , , , on July 18, 2009 by darcyarts

I found some rainbow fleece and have been super charged about making caps with it.


I think the universe was in approval. Synchronicity lit up the day yesterday. The best cosmic echo was seeing a double rainbow above a Cambodian monastery while watching a Discovery Channel Sunrise in HD. Rad and inspiring.

I’m making a rainbow cap with a bill next.

I could Manic Panic my hair purple, pink or orange to match a portion of the rainbow caps. Pigtails, I think would look good with this style cap.

Summer time is simmer time. Love, Love, Love. ♥

Rainbows of Delight

Posted in Art, etsy, plush critters with tags , , , on January 29, 2009 by darcyarts

Today is the last day of my vacation and these days have been a wonderful milestone along my creative path.

I can see the light at the end of the dragon-filled tunnel and will ship them by this next Friday.

dragontableclThis is my listing for the special order.

They are very cute.

fourdragonheadsaHere is a little gaggle of dragons waiting to be completed.

I hand stitch the heads to the bodies, sew on the legs and arm. Each is given great care and attention.

I will shut up for good about the dragons after telling you that I have created a dragon listing in my Etsy shop. Now on to other things.

Yoko D’Holbachie is an amazing Japanese artist featured in Hi Fructose magazine last year.

dholbachiecoverHer work is very colorful and I love that.

My pictures aren’t nearly as bright as the work.

The page looks fuzzy and glares under the lights.

But , still, dig it if you will.

A quote from the mag:

“d’Holbachie says she has always had a maternal feeling toward her images, that she thought of her creations as her children.”

dholbachiepile“Her attitude seems to be changing.

‘Now I take each of then for my twin brother in a sense becausewe have been ever together since we were born. Some one has told me __ all of your pictures are your self-portaits. It might be true in the sense that he is my twin brother.’ ”

These images seem to be related to stuffed creatures.

In Japan, according to David Sedaris in his latest book When You are Engulfed in Flames, the department stores all have handmade stuffed toys. I heard him say this on the radio. I would like to know more about this.