Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Christmas Everyone!!! Catch the Snow!!!

Photos from right outside my deck! These are the pine type trees to the left!!!

Tree to the right of my deck.

Closeup of that tree!!! And our snow!!!

Snow covered trees in front of the condo, facing the street!!!  It's really coming down in giant fluffy fakes!!!

It's 11:57 pm Christmas Nite!!! and we've got snow!!! Love it, so much, and especially love it in VB, cause I know it won't last!!!  In Canada we'd be tied up with snow and nasty snow remnant for months.....but this will come, and go, and we can get on with our lives.  No foe against Canada though!

I had a lot of great skiing trips and the like up there!  It can be a good time no matter where you are, with the right attitude!

Have a Wonderful Christmas Time...and as always, much love, Cynthia...Original Cyn Design

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Q & A...

More Christmas Goodies...I'm trying to load onto my ETSY!!!

So....My friend from bff...has kids now, and one asked a question the other day on facebook.  What's the Q? 

Q:  How'd you get to be so good at art?

Cynthia:  Can hardly believe someone is asking me that, and I love it!!!! Thanks for the big cudos Camille!!!

(Camille is one of my bff's daughter's...beautiful girl.)

A:  Practice.  Which is a wonderful thing if you love what you do!!!  But...let me say this.  You might not know you love, love, love it at first.  But just start, just do it.  You start.  Somewhere, anywhere....and the more you draw, collage, paint, enjoy...the BETTER YOU WILL GET!!!  I promise!!! I've seen it happen for me, and I would never have believed it...and I have seen it constantly happen for other artists I love and have come to admire.  I see the progress in what they create, and what I create, and it spurs me on to do even better, even more. 

Once you start just TRYING you will see your own progress.  You only have to TRY.  That's it Kiddo!  Just try!!!  I'd love to hear about any progress too!  I'm going to keep posting my progress on my blog...and I encourage you to do the same or something similar.  Keep record of what you do and love to do, and your progress with it...and find a forum to hold yourself accountable for your goals.  My blog does that for me.  I just put it all out there...and it provides a clear account of my progress artistically.

Mucho Luvo...haha...Cynthia

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


German china doll heads, bodies, and  parts!!! Sounds so CSI but is not!!!  They are so beautiful and fun to work with....check them out on my ETSY!!!

Day Dreams and Shiny Things....

I love these beautiful doll heads w/ shoulders.  They are from Germany, dug out of the ground from doll factories that were destroyed in the war.  They are such sweet and favored treasures...I love just looking at them.  They have stories to tell...and they need our help to tell them.  What will she become?  What will she wear?  Will she have a closet full of cothes?  Is she a princess or a queen?  A fairy maiden lost in the wood?  It's all up to you.  Open your mind, and let her tell you what she wants to be.

Yes, I love all this old stuff...vintage, ancient, antique, aged, tattered, worn, torn, and well loved....there is history.....and herstory.  Here...on this site, we talk mainly about HER STORY.  Because her story has been sorely neglected. women, as historians, as keepers of our culture, we create little replicas of womanhood in these sweet ornamentations.

Hope you are having a wonderful Holiday Season!!! Merry Christmas!!!


Monday, December 6, 2010

Still Posting New Steals on my ETSY!!!!

Angie, Nicole, and Madonna
Original collages from magazine photos...completely reworked to look nothing like the original photo.  There's a wonderful mica like glitter on the flowers falling all around Madonna.  Great gifts for fans!!!