Thursday, February 07, 2013


As you know I have been working on a lot more paper cutting and sculpting. I thought I would show you the piece I did for the 'Beyond the Veil' show recently.


Below... closeup...

I am continuing to work and always exploring and learning! 
Hope all is well and you are doing what you love!
Carrie Lee

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

This is Blossom..... Our sweet bunny. Would you eat her? No I didn't think so.... So listen up bunny eaters.... You wouldn't eat a cat or dog would you? Look at this sweet face.... Sorry phone pics... And she was jumping around.... Happy dance style.

Seriously.... I don't care what you eat... Your choice.... But please don't refer to my bunny as stew or otherwise... ;) lol

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Location:Friends don't let friends eat bunnies....

Monday, February 04, 2013

MMO's ... GW2 to be clear.

So I thought I would give my guildies a shout out from my little place in the blogosphere.. And yes dear followers if you didn't already know that I am a huge nerd. I am here to confirm that yes it is indeed true. This is me (cyber-me... Not real me... I wish I had those abs lol).. Just in case you want to find me online..... Queen White Raven.

And this is real me... Carrie Lee... Covered head to toe in hats and scarfs and wool socks because it is freeeeeezing here.

So what is your favorite guilty pleasure? I am a geeky artist who loves mmo's. Also, for those of you out there looking to join a nice friendly guild.... (Creepy people need not apply) visit us at we are on the EU server Ruins of Surmia.... Peace out... I'm off to slay some Risen.

Carrie Lee

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Hey, hey, hi's it going?

So I am always running..... And falling.... But I get right back up and keep going. I thought I would let you know what is going on lately.

I recently was a part of the ReStore art show 'Home is where the art is'. It was a pleasure and honor to be a part of it. Here I am with my piece:
( sad to see her go but happy that it went to funds for the Habitat for Humanity!)

Friday, November 02, 2012

What has been happening... Beyond the Veil

I have been working like a crazy woman. And I am finally here to share!

I am curating my first group art exhibit, 'Beyond the Veil'. I can't express how excited I am about this show. So much talent in one gallery blows my mind. I am honored to be able to work with these artists and not only curate but also be included.

So if you are around Fargo you should check it out. It is up all month in November and the reception (ahem... party) is on Nov 17th 7-9! It will be an awesome event.

Here is the poster.... so you have an idea of the artist roster.

Here is a sneak peek at my piece for the show...
fine hand cut art paper

I will reveal the whole piece after the show reception. At least this give you an idea :)

I hope you can make it! 

The Spirit Room is such a wonderful venue. The ladies that run the space are stellar. The building is beautiful. The Spirit Room has that great downtown yet totally zen feel. LOVE IT! They have yoga there also, which I really need to get back into. 

Come if you can. Let the good times roll.

Carrie Lee

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hunter, gatherer...

I am hunting and gathering. Inspiration is my prey! Okay maybe this is an excuse to spend far to much time on Pinterest. Being at home during the winter months can get a a bit monotonous you know.... So While I am here hibernating in my usual fashion, I am at least trying to learn some new things. You know me.... lovin the learnin.

I had resigned from Gallery 4 to focus on some new goals and see where my art would lead me ( i may return soon though... i miss my peeps). I basically was open to everything and loving to learn.... as you know. So I had these big aspirations to start writing again. But then I became stumped. Going back and forth in my mind. Asking myself what is the story. But I was fighting myself too much. So I just went back to the drawing board and immersed myself in everything I love.... I am creating myself from moment to moment and it feels right to have things develop organically instead of forcing things.

I realized a few things in the last few months.... I love to sculpt... and am experimenting as we speak! I just made some cold porcelain.... i love it... the kids love it... you can make a bunch for cheap!!!! Here you go.... my first video tutorial.... no judging! I am no pro... that I am sure, is obvious. lol

 I love sharing, I love stories, and feelings.... I love making people happy and hopeful. So I am exited to work on some dioramas and such.... I am not sure how these stories... or works will develop but I will just let it happen.... here is what has been inspiring me lately.....

Paper Theatres = LOVE

You can find out everything about them here : 

I really, really, REALLY want to make one... and start making more dioramas... 3D art seems to have my heart doesn't it? I can't wait to see what I can create.. my own worlds!!!! Ahhhhhh ... I can't stand it... so much to do... so many ideas.... I better rein myself in... whoa girl!

Then there is the art of art of Sandra Arteaga... 
she is so inspiring.... Wish I could step into her dreams and see what happens there. 
I think we could be kindred spirits.

The Last Chapter by Sandra Arteaga

Then there is also the work of Paola Zakimi from Argentina. 
I found her through an article in the Art Doll Quarterly.
 She also doesn't limit herself to just sculpture... showing me that you can do it all!!! Wonderful. xxoo

Art doll by Paola Zakimi 

I have been spending a lot of time learning and experimenting with how to make moveable dolls.... The best and hardest option being learning how to make a ball jointed doll.... Im not going to lie.... it takes some practice, I have yet to be happy with my own results so far. I am very impatient and a little OCD! lol

But here is a good tutorial on how to make ball jointed dolls in the Asian style
 So go ahead and give it a go... let me know how it works for you!
 Noah gives a really nicely detailed explanation.

And if that isn't enough well.... don't even get me stated on Etsy!!!! 

I love Etsy. It is my favorite way to shop for friends and family!!!! It is also my favorite way to be inspired. The talent and creativity out there is amazing... and so easily available!!!! I find the most fun way to shop on Etsy is to peruse  the Favorites of sellers and buyers on Etsy! Here are some of my favorites above.... I just love that you can start at one place then fall in love with another and another.... checking out other peoples favorites can lead you all over the world to the most inspiring places!!!! Give it a try... start looking through my favorites... then look at another... and another. You will be surprised at what you find. It is so much fun!

Then there is Pinterest.
Same principle idea... hunting and gathering inspiration from every corner of the web... from all over this ever shrinking world of ours.....

Follow Me on Pinterest

So go Hunt and Gather and see what you find... then go create... use your imagination and see where it takes you. Whole new worlds await you. 

Carrie Lee