Monday, April 16, 2012


This best friend collage made in black and white, using fabric,paper,laces, and mica, is now on its way to a wonderful friend-

A new driftwood and beach doll- Her body is a floater? normally hanging in the nets of the fisher mens, to hold their nets floating-arms and legs are driftwood, and she has also other pieces found on the beach.
She was sold in my shop 2 dayes ago.

Today I made those two Icons- also from driftwood- the first one have the images transferred to a piece of zinc- a very fast and great tecnique.

Here I used a transfer on fabric, wonderful barc- and little fabric pieces 

On top a piece of zinc- I kind of like those two, and Think I will make more.

A dear danish friend and shopkeeper  Mette from Prikker-asked for an exchange of ATC`s 
and she send me this wonderful , old lady- atc- I love how she flipped her over, and the red adds. You can visit Mette and her blog, by clicking her name above- she is painting some gorgeous and happy pictures.
Thanks for the ATC and your sweet letter, Mette-

I was also so exited to recieve this beautiful calender from dear Diane-
I know so many of you know Diane, and her fantastic skills, of drawing,painting and all kind of sewing  and paperworks aswell,  She has made 12 wonderful paintings for this calender for 2013, they are all beautiful and in the cosy country style.

This is just one of the months ,isen`t it so lovely-You can visit Diane and her blog, where I am sure you can find more informations of this calender to see where to purchase it.

Thankyou my dear Diane, I am so happy for your beautiful gift, and can`t wait to hang it, it was so sweet of you  .

I would have shown you one more packet I recieved long ago from another danish friend- Jytte- but I think this is long enough,so next time ...

I hope your week have started beautifully, and wishes you happy dayes ahead.
Thankyou to all new followers, I`m so grateful to see you,follow my  blog.

Hugs and love to you all, dear friends-you filles my life with daily joy-thankyou.


morkaren said...

Sikken en skøn "havfrue" du har lavet Dorte, med ønskesten, nøgle og kort over Bornholm. du maler så søde ansigter på dine dukker, de er meget personlige. knus morkaren.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Dorthe,

You have shown some beautiful works of Art, I love the cute Beach doll and the sweet Icons, who would have thought you could transfer on zinc?
Your friend will be happy with the gorgeous collage.
The calender looks lovely with some neat quotes and paintings.

Wishing you a happy new week

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

You made some wonderful creations, Dorthe! I know they will be loved!

marie said...

Hi Dorthe,
Your work is beautiful as usual. I love the piece called "She dreamed"...the texture and colors are lovely.
The ATCs are so nice too...swapping those must be fun.

I love Diane's work and that calendar is wonderful...don't you love the colors in it so much.

Love your new photo look great init!

Createology said...

Dorthe your "Floater" doll is precious as are the two art pieces utilizing bark and zinc. Your art always makes my soul happy because you create from your inner self. You are such a dear soul. Blessings to you dear Dorthe...

Maelchen said...

Dear Dorthe, just before I go to bed I had a peek into your blog. Your beautiful artwork will accompany my thoughts before sleeping because it is very inspiring again! Thanks so much for sharing! Have a wonderful week! Manu

Claudia said...

Your creations are beautiful, Dorthe! And what lovely gifts you received from your friends. We are indeed blessed by our friends.


Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hello Dorthe...
Your creative talents never cease to amaze me! You work with such interesting mediums...a true artist!
Hope you are enjoying some pretty spring weather! Take care, Laura :)

the old white house said...

I just love all of the detail you put into your collage assemblages Dorthe, the driftwood is the perfect touch! t.xoxo

sharon said...

More gorgeous treasures from you and the sea Dorthe, and you have worked your magic again! I love the sweet doll, and the icons, with the lace and natural wood, so organic and beautiful!
Your friend will be so happy with her gift...the bag is so sweet! Hugs my friend!

Createology said...

P.S. I forgot to mention how much I like your new photo you have posted. You look lovely and happy.
Also thank you for the well wishes. Creative Hugs dear...

Unknown said...

Oh everything is just so very lovely!!! Youve got so much talent!


~*~Patty S said...

Your post is so full of friendship and amazing creativity dear Dorthe...what a treat to stop by for a visit!

Sandy said...

You´ve made dream by dream my sweet Dorthe.
You are so creative and made lovely things.
I love them all.

Angela Richardson said...

Such a joy to see your wonderful creations. Your collages are so inspiring.
Blogging truly brings some wonderful friendships. Enjoy your fabulous gifts.
Keep well and smiles and hugs,

Karina Beck said...

Smukt smukt smukt, du er så dygtig!
Du må have en dejlig tirsdag.

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Dorthe! Your new creations are all so beautiful! I love that you've transferred the images onto zinc...that's amazing ~ I need to learn how to do that :) Your composition on these assemblages is just beautiful to me...and the beach doll is wonderful! I'm so not surprised she's already sold...I always love seeing what you create dear friend, you inspire me! hugs and love, Dawn

Jillayne said...

Beautiful creations Dorthe - you have made some lovely things! The wood and the zinc look so wonderful together, and make a charming little hanging - very sweet.
And the calendar from Diane is a wonderful gift - she is such a beautiful painter and it looks wonderful.
I hope you have a lovely week,

Emilie said...

Kære Dorthe.

Sikken nogle flotte kreationer!
Jeg er vild med den måde, hvorpå du bruger drivtømmer i dine værker. Det laver igen denne her virkelige spændende kontrast. Kombinationen af det rå drivtømmer, søm og zink blandet med yndige billeder af engle/piger og blonder. Det er så smukt! Og så er det jo også bæredygtigt, at du sådan finder en masse ting på stranden og inddrager dem i dine værker. :-)

Rigtig god uge til dig også.
Jeg håber, at du får en dejlig tid med Mathilde, når du henter hende på fredag.

Knus, Emilie

mette laumann said...

Hej Dorthe
Hvor er det sødt af dig at skrive sådan om mig ...tak søde
Jeg kan ikke stå for dine nye værker , de er da bare for skønne glæder mig altid over hvad du finder på .
I dag er jeg på arb så jeg skal nok lige passe på jeg ikke blogger fo meget ;)
Knus og kram Mette

suziqu's thread works said...

My Dear friend Dorthe,
Your sea angel all in white with her anchor looks so free and beautiful - I would have to say definitely one of my favourites!
I wish she could drift across the sea to visit me here.
I love how you have used the driftwood and zinc and natural bark to make these beautiful icons. Love! Love! Love!
The gifts to and from friends are also very gorgeous.
Diane's artwork is beautiful and what a lovely gift to receive from her.
Wishing you love, sunshine and happiness as you create today and always!
Suzy in Autumn sunshine land today!

Bente said...

Så nydelige ting du lager, Dorthe.
Ha en super dag videre.

God klem

Tanya said...

You have turned out some beautiful things, once again, my friend...LOVE the driftwood and zinc pieces, and the doll is delightful - there is so much love for what you do, apparent in each of your pieces! And gifts...more gifts from more friends...beautiful! I've said it before, you ARE loved - GREATLY! Happy Tuesday, Dorthe...Tanya XOXO

Paula said...

Hello sweetheart Dorthe, Your creations are beautiful, as always! Your friend will love her gorgeous collage! Your driftwood doll is amazing! The calendar is so sweet and such a lovely gift! I hoe you are doing well dear one and are having a lovely week! I will write you soon. I am a bit behind on things, but you are in my heart and thoughts! Sending you and hug and much love! Take care! xoxo~Paula

Rhonda said...

Hi Dorthe, I'm eating lunch at my desk and admiring your collection of beautiful art pieces. They all touch my heart...thank you for sharing your wonderful work. xo Rhonda

Suztats said...

Dorthe, such lovelies you have created! I enjoy my little driftwood angel, that hangs on my fridge, each time I open its door. A nice gift from Diane.

Charlene said...

Oh I LOVE the driftwood pieces. But, as always everything is so pretty. Have a wonderful week.

Anonymous said...

Hello dear Dorthe, your creations are so beautiful. I love the combination of nature and romance...always so lovely!

xo, abby

AppleApricot Wen said...

Hello dear Dorthe, I hope all is well with you. Your icons, doll and collage are so beautiful. I love the way you use and mix all these different materials and the way you stitch (like the beautiful leaves you stitch). These art pieces are gorgeous, your collages are so much your own beautiful style. What a great idea to use zink and barc. And also the driftwood... I'll have to watch more carefully next time I'm on the beach or in the woods :)

Have a wonderful day Dorthe.
Hugs, Wendy

AppleApricot Wen said...

Oh, I forgot to mention the lovely gifts you've got from your dear friends. I wish I could paint like that, wow...


Robynartdesigns said...

Hello Dorthe, thanks for sharing your beautiful original artworks with us, as well as the gifts you've received. As always a pleasure to visit your wonderful blog. Hugs from downunder, happy week full of joy and creating, Robyn

Lisa said...

What a great post! So much to see. Whoever recieves the best friend collage is very lucky. I think it's wonderful! How did you do the transfer onto zinc? I love the effect. Can you buy zinc by the sheet? Lovely ATCs you got in the trade.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi dear Dorthe,
it is always a joy to come and visit you.Your new creations are so
very beautiful.Such pretty gifts you received from dear friends.Enjoy.Have a wonderful week my friend.

My Creative House said...

Hi sweetie, wow so many new and wonderful creations, love your beach doll, she is so beautiful and unique, and the icons are so beautifully made, kan du sove godt, vi snakkes ved i morgen.
Love and hugs Anni

Sugar Lump Studios said...

goodness Dorthe! these are all just stunning! I adore your beautiful doll especially with the floater. We would call it a fisherman's buoy here. I have them in my bathroom as decorations! :)

gorgeous art - happy to be able to see you on Facebook now! :)

Alisa Noble said...

Oh, Dorthe! Your doll is so sweet and clever!

Baggaraggs: said...

Oh Dorthe! All of your THINGS are just filled with SWeet magic...So wonderful. I love your new Doll...sold already. congrats on THAT!!! Your collage work inspires me. Love you friend. Robin

June said...

Hello dearest Dorthe,
I love all your beautiful pieces that you have created lately in your studio. I LOVE the sweet doll that will be going to her new home soon!
Diane's calendar in beautiful. I just love her artwork and paintings. What a wonderful artist she is. And a lovely person as well.
I love coming over to see all the new things you have been doing Dorthe. You know you always inspire me to get in there and create something.
I hope you are enjoying beautiful Spring days by now.
I love the new look on your blog and the beautiful picture on you.
sending many hugs your way...

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Dear Dorthe
Such gorgeousness!
The beautiful friendship collage and then the zinc transfer artwork. Maybe when you have some time (not this week lol) you would be happy to share this transfer technique, I am sure many of us would be interested. The faces of the children are precious and I love them against the bark.
What talent your artist friend has to create this calendar.

Lululiz said...

Yet again, you have created such wonderful new treasures. I so love the way you incorporate nature's gifts in your artwork. It makes it extra special.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sweet Friend! I'm so glad you like the calendar. I know it has found a special home!

I hope the rest of your Sunday is sunny!

XO Diane

Viola said...

Noch mehr wunderbare Kreationen, Liebe! Alle traumhaft schön!! Ich kann mich heute nur wiederholen, lach! Aber Du weißt ja sowieso, dass ich alle Deine Werke liebe!!
Herzliche Grüße, Viola :o)