This painting is now up on ebay! Starting at .99.Remember NFAC ends on Thanksgiving Evening (11/27), so if you’re planning to bid, please bid early or maybe use a sniping software.

The Christmas Tree Auction

thanks for looking!


NFAC The Christmas Tree Original outsider folk art painting

This months Nibblefest 's theme is Christmas Trees. I found this a difficult theme, and decided that while fir trees are beautiful I needed to move in a different direction. I wanted the soft cool crisp feeling of the Christmas morning and the warmth of the surprise that the colour of Christmas brings to the world.

This brought me to this abstracted tree with a single red ball. Is it a Christmas ball? Or is it the last apple some how magically left pristine in the silence of winter waiting for a small animal to find the magnificent present?


Olivia the pig inspired black white pink and red ornaments

These ornaments were inspired by my daughters original request for an Olivia the Pig ornament. So these are NOT Olivia ornaments but I think they are ornaments that Olivia would love!
they'll be up on my ETSY this week.



Velvet 002
Originally uploaded by wickeddollz
When I was little we had no money, seriously not knowing how we were getting food on the table .I'm not asking for sympathy btw that’s just how life was. I didn't actually realize we had less than most until I was an adult and realized that pancakes for dinner wasn't a treat it was because all we had was flour & eggs and maybe some brown sugar LOL.
Well one year when I was in about grade 2 or 3 my dad finally got a really good job. We bought a house we had “things”. That Christmas was dream like for me.

We didn’t believe in Santa I had always known that the things in my stocking and under the tree were from my parents. I knew that they had to pay for them, and although I never FELT poor I was acutely aware that things cost money and that money was not easy to come by.

That year my brother and I had done what all Children of that era did, lay on the living room floor searching through the Sear Wishbook marking the things we wanted for Christmas. I had seen commercials (at a friends home mind you we had not TV till I was 13 … but that’s another story) for Beautiful Velvet with her growing blond hair, adorable purple velvet outfit, and amazing violet eyes. I wanted her so badly, but realized she was an expensive doll.

So we marked up the catalogue made our wishes, dreamed our dreams and truly did not expect to get any of the things we asked for. That’s not nearly as sad as it may sound. Learning to dream about things you want and window shopping is still one of my favourite things to do. My kids have learned this simple pleasure too.

That Christmas morning was like something out of a movie for me. When my brother and I woke up at the crack of dawn and raced down stairs there in the living room was virtually EVERYTHING we had asked for. I remember just stopping the door way and staring dumb founded. I had never in my life gotten EVERYTHING I had asked for, and there in the centre of the room was Velvet in her funky box, perfect and pristine.

This truly was the one magical X-mas of my life, and what I think of when people say Christmas.

Velvet lived with me for many years, but finally went the way of most toys of our youth. She left me in a yard sale, and I hope made some other little girls as happy as she had made me.
I was as pleased as that first Christmas when a dear friend of mine sent me one of her collection after reading my story. She now stays in my collection smiling her knowing smile and being just as beautiful as she was that first Christmas morning she found me.

So that being said, what is you one “real Present” that stayed with you through the years? Not physically but the one toy you will hold in your heart forever? What memory makes you smile? What magic moment that allows you to be little again? Mine is a Christmas story but your might be a birthday or Chanukah or any other holiday. Come on share the magic!


catching Fire-Flies
Originally uploaded by wickeddollz
Thank you artsy fartsy queen for your great Collage Graphics! This is my first attempt ever in phtoshop for this kind of thing. Some major errors but fun anyway.:D


Here's a place to check daily for great ART FOR THE HOLIDAYS Christmas shopping with W.W.A.O

who or what is W.W.A.O ?
Worldwide Women Artists is an international collective of women artists showing and selling our original art through the worldwide web. As women artists, we give birth to our ideas in a variety of styles and media. We embrace the diversity of each other's work, celebrating the joy of creating our art and sharing it with the world.

Our artists sell their own original inspired creations. You won't find any mass-produced, soulless work here. We work in a variety of styles and artistic media.
Remembrance Day - also known as Poppy Day, Armistice Day (the event it commemorates) or Veterans Day - is a day to commemorate the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war, specifically since the First World War. It is observed on 11 November to recall the end of World War I on that date in 1918. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.) The day was specifically dedicated by King George V, on 7 November 1919, to the observance of members of the armed forces who were killed during war; this was possibly done upon the suggestion of Edward George Honey to Wellesley Tudor Pole, who established two ceremonial periods of remembrance based on events in 1917.

Take 2 min at 11 am, to think about those who gave their lives so that we could live as we do.


Ok another part of my weirdness. Not really art related, but then again she IS wearing her artists garb.

She arrived from Rising today! My daughter and I have been playing all morning. Olivia is my alter ego.
My latest in the dime store dollies project. This was one of those truly ugly Bratz baby rip off dolls. Her head and limbs kept falling off. I remounted the head using elastics around the neck knob to hold it firm, and glued the arms and legs into place using a type of white glue, but much stronger.

She was primed and them hand painted with artists acrylics. I painted her T-shirt and added little "dance pants” striped stockings and Mary-Jane shoes in paint.

I really like the way her eyes turned out this time.

She will be available on Etsy in the near future.


Oh! My siren made it into a Treasury on ETSY
again lots of great artists work in there. This is a for an 8x 10 print. The original painting remains in my personal collection. It's one of my favourites!


Welcome to the very first Win Some Cool Art Work by Noelle Hunt raffle!

This weeks raffle is for my original Day or the dead Linocut Print the print will be hand pressed, signed numbered and dated.

To win leave a comment on my LJ Blog !

Tell me how you wandered over to my blog and if theres other stuff you might be interested in seeing on there.

You can also let me know how fab you think my art work is, but it won’t get you any extra entries into the raffle.

A number will be assigned in the order of posts, and I’ll get my daughter to draw that number on Friday Nov 14 th.

The following Monday I will set up the next lottery.

No purchase necessary, one entry per individual
I spent a part of my childhood growing up in Mexico. The Day of the dead Celebrations were an amazing thing to experience.Sugar Skulls and chocolate coffins! What more could a weird little kid like me ask for!

Although I have mixed feelings about appropriating the customs of other cultures, I have such a fondness for these images I needed to work one out.

not completely sure that I'm happy with this. I need to rework parts I think.


Alice Lino Cut Print
Originally uploaded by wickeddollz
It is exciting! I was so pleasantly surprised, some of the bits like the eyes /lips were pretty detailed I wasn't sure they were going to work out.
The easy cut definitely helped with that!
She's a dark Alice if she remains Alice at all, getting the lino ready to print up some images.So far not major injuries to my hands