Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Studio at Piddlestixs!
Me in my studio at Piddlestixs!
Many of you know I own a shoppe called Piddlestixs, located in Historic Lafayette, NJ. I have officially owned it for 1 year, and have worked hard to cultivate it into the magical world I want it to be, and share with you. Each day is a work in progress, finding props, furniture to create the displays and the ambiance to make it unique. The look for me this year is Coney Island Carnival meets Harry Potter Enchantment. My Studio Inside Piddlestixs! 8My Studio Inside Piddlestixs! 9My Studio Inside Piddlestixs! 2My Studio Inside Piddlestixs!

My store is located over the Millside Cafe in a former playhouse/theater, the stage portion of the store is where my studio is located, that's right my studio is located in the former stage performance section of the store, this is where I have been creating the past year, my labor of magic and love.My Studio Inside Piddlestixs! 11My Studio Inside Piddlestixs! 12My Studio Inside Piddlestixs! 14My Studio Inside Piddlestixs! 15
Piddlestixs is where my creativity happens, where I heal from the outside world and where I find the my inner magic. This week I begin working on the cupcake/sweet shoppe portion of the store, complete w/seer sucker carnival umbrella's and fun. Enjoy candy apples, chocolate apple sticks, cotton candy, gourmet cupcakes and more.My Studio Inside Piddlestixs! 4My Studio Inside Piddlestixs! 18

I'm also working on Piddlestixs vol.4 available in 2 weeks, which is both a print and digital independent artistic magazine I produce and is the basis of where the name of the store came from. Over the next few weeks you are going to see new merchandise, and handmade products from a variety of artists, including work from the amazing, Joan a Sugar loaf artist w/handmade children's apparel and fellow Sugar loaf artist and teacher, AmarettoGirl. Her faux sweet shoppe and cupcake pieces are fabulous.We will be teaming up to do some collaborations this summer and fall, stay tuned....Me and Marisol at Piddlestixs! 2New at Piddlestixs, Handmade by Joan!

Next week I will be getting some more apothecary style pieces from a friend who believes my store should have them and I believe she is right, lol. So if you are in the area of Lafayette, come on by and say hi. For now enjoy some pictures of my studio located inside the magical Piddlestixs!Me and Patty at Piddlestixs! 2

Magic and Joy,

Friday, June 10, 2011

Loving Sweet Pink Dollies!
Party Pink Doll Head! Are you loving pink? Its that time of year when all the taffy, salt water, cotton candy sweet colors come back for the summer season. Think carnivals, fete's, birthday's and storybook parties. Party Pink Doll Head! 2As a huge fan of pink and the sugary sweet colors of summer, I have pulled out some of the pinkest and sweetest parts from my embellishments line, to get you started on a summer of sweet fun.Large Cotton Candy Pink Charlotte HeadsCotton Candy Cupie Heads! 3Miss Sugarcakes!Most of my parts and embellishments come in a variety of colors and if they aren't listed in pink color, they can be ordered with pink color or details. Just let me know. For now all my pieces are available in my artfire store, my websites and at piddlestixs.Flora and Elle Painted Silhouettes! 4Carnival Doll Head: Lulu Candy Apple!Painted Ladies Parts: Blossom RaisinwoodPinkville Charlottes! 2Taffy, Miss AnimeAll these embellishments are perfect for a variety of crafting and decor from scrapbooking to assemblage, party favors, party decor, jewelry and more.Cherry Taffy China Head!New: China Doll Heads! Pink!Have a magical and pink filled day!

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Museum of Natural History: Planetarium!
American Museum of Natural History 65What can be more fun then spending a sunny and warm afternoon at the Museum with good company, great scenery and close to home, some things come close, but the museum for me is first in line, first stop: The Hayden Planetarium!American Museum of Natural History 67Planetarium at MONH! 3Planetarium at MONH! 2Charles Hayden b.1870-1937, his vision and philanthropy helped to create the first Hayden Planetarium in 1935. The Hayden Planetarium is a public planetarium, part of the Rose Center for Earth and Space of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Planetarium at MONH! 6Planetarium at MONH! 5Planetarium at MONH! 12My friend Roby and I arrived at the Planetarium around 3pm and walked around to explore all the magical scenery, objects and exhibits while we waited for the Journey to the Stars Program at 4:30pm. Now we all know if I'm aimed with a loaded camera and an adventure, lots of pictures are going to be taken, I won't say how many I took, but it was a tough call to pick the best ones to download, not to mention having fun in the gift shop, lol.Planetarium at MONH! 13Planetarium at MONH! 14Planetarium at MONH! 15Isn't the planetarium amazing, so magical, like you literally entered another world or planet, a living sci-fi movie, think Lost in Space, Star Trek and Star Wars, I was having a blast, looking around everywhere, making sure I didn't miss a thing.Planetarium at MONH! 16Planetarium at MONH! 18Planetarium at MONH! 20Planetarium at MONH! 21Does life exist elsewhere in the solar system? is the title revolving around this exhibit, the teranium scene in this crystal like ball, brought me to another place, allowing my imagination to soar, thinking about hidden worlds and envisioning an exploration or astrology room in a grand castle or mansion, something straight from Harry Potter. This exhibit also inspired me to create some new pieces I am working on now and will un-veil soon.Planetarium at MONH! 24Planetarium at MONH! 23lisa space 3lisa space 4Since I was a little girl I was obsessed with the unusual, tiny worlds, science, space, astronomy, potions, fantasy and minerals, so being here was a real treat for me, alot of my work revolves around these themes in some way, and keeps me inspired, aka Lisa in Space, lol.Planetarium at MONH! 27lisa in space glowPlanetarium at MONH! 11Planetarium at MONH! 25Planetarium at MONH! 26For more information on the museum or planetarium visit:
Have a magical weekend!