Monday, February 18, 2013

Hello Everyone,
           Here is my Valentine's Day Baker, Peaches.  As you can see, she believes in being close to barefoot as she bakes a variety of cupcakes for a variety of people.  Comfort is key in Peaches' kitchen.  
           I was actually in bed sick when I doodled this little lady, dreaming of being well enough to bake for someone special.  Unfortunately, I am not quite well enough to do that, so here's a drawing of what I will be doing! Hopefully as soon as this weekend!


      I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day!  Valentine's Day has always been a fun day for me because it means red lipstick, love notes and candy!  Although no love notes were exchanged this year, it was full of red lipstick and candy apples on a stick!  Messy & delicious!

And now for a Poetic Moment with Buttercup:

Love is staying up too late, 
riding the laughter, 
listening to hearts as they open and dare to share another story or soulful stare. 
Love is freedom to be who you are in this moment.
It’s honesty.
It starts at home.  With yourself.  Being comfy in your skin.
Because this is step 1, self love.  And you must achieve this before you are able to let anyone else in.

So get out there and LOVE YOURSELF!  You are beautiful.  Keep going.  

And Happy Fluesday!  May I leave you with a song by DJ Flula.  <3 div="">

Much Love & Peace to You & Yours :)


          Buttercup :) xoxo

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Ludwig Minkus Van Dente-Custom Doll

 Hello Everyone!!! :)

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Super Happy New Year!  Things over here have been wonderfully exhausting.  Acting, song-writing, exclusively dating :D among other things have been keeping this Buttercup super busy!  Oh, and this horrible cold that is going around has kept me stuck at home since LAST YEAR!  Can you believe it?!  Well, seeing as 2013 is only 5 days old, I guess that's not too hard to believe.  Enough about me, check out this Custom Figurine I made for  one of my uniquely wonderful friends :)

I name this Paperclay Doll "Ludwig Minkus Van Dente".  Two new and exciting things about this guy are 1. He has HAIR you can touch and move!!! And 2. His arms move too!  Since I have created a custom doll for this same friend before, I wanted to be sure this year's model was an upgrade with more interactive features!

Materials Used include but are not limited to: glass eyes, wood, foam, toothpicks, flower tape, paper clay, wire, gesso, various paints, yarn, rope, varnish, paper box, paper clay, crystals, glitter, black elastic for the mask and all kinds of glue!  I used tacky glue, e6000 and quickHOLD glue.

Here's yet-to-be-painted-Ludwig Minkus Van Dente.  

The Final Look: Ludwig Minkus Van Dente on his glamourously, dark and sparkly road.

That's Ludwig Minkus Van Dente!  I hope you found a little inspiration and continue creating, finishing those projects and starting new and more challenging creations!

And since it is a New Year, I'll leave you with one of my favorite quotes this time of year~

Ludwig Minkus Van Dente with his arms up! :)

Warmest Wishes to you all!


Buttercup :) xoxoxo