Monday, August 29, 2011

What is on My Drafting Board Today?

Today I have been working on table numbers for the October Steampunk wedding.
Each one is individually illustrated, here is a #4!


Friday, August 26, 2011

Steampunk Themed Wedding

Here are some preliminary schemes for the Steampunk meets Art Deco wedding I am doing with Rebecca Shepherd, an exquisite florist and co-founder of a wedding group I am a member of, Brooklyn Betrothed.
I am creating a custom hand for the escort cards, each adorned with hand-painted Chinese lanterns (the bride’s favorite blossom), as well as hand-painted individual table numbers. The illustrations will include a combination of different copper and bronze metallics. The fall color scheme will be delightful for this steamy October wedding.

I have also been working out a mixture of metallic pigments and inks to get a textured ink medium.Here are some swatch samples.

Take care and feel free to email me with any questions.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Ession: An Anarchist Paper Doll Layout

Sorry for the delayed blogs, I am working on an outrageously glamourous steampunk wedding with Rebecca Shepherd, so bronze, gold, and copper paper gear work assortments for the tables and escort cards are going to be showing up on the blog soon! Perhaps a few chinese lanterns as well....As of last week, I was recently honored by being asked to make a paper doll for the longest running radical Anti-authoritarian mag in the U.S., Fifth Estate. In the past I contributed art work for the magazine's issues on Ursula K. Le Guin, and was delighted to hear from them again (perhaps a future post....). The Johan Ess deviant paper doll creation, Ession, was perfect for this issue on Anarchist Fiction, as well as being fresh on the ink table sans clothing. I hope you enjoy this sneak peak, the magazine will be out shortly. I will keep you posted!

For the curious,
The T-shirt supports Marie Mason. It was designed by Just Seeds artist Erik Ruin.
The hoodie supports St. Pauli, an antifascist German Soccer team.
The book is by Peter Kropotkin, and is titled "Mutual Aid".
Tank top is Black Flag.
The rest......;)


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New Doll of the Week! Esseion

New Doll of the Week! A paper doll inspired by Johan Ess, a most magikal creature I met while
traversing the galaxies, we drank intraclusteral tea, ate star dust, and sang until the sun expoloded. It was pure divinity!

Here is a bit the wiley Johan has illuminated for us about his passions, and sonic creations. Enjoy!

"As a demonic sound creatress, clearly with frisky fairy-like tendencies, I enjoy transgressing the notion of normality while raising energies in whichever new ways I find possible. The curious are encouraged to check out my blog and mixes at while my new album is coming out next month and can be previewed at

I hope you enjoy your travels with this amazing paper doll.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Darma's Last Garment! ShallopsCircle

Today reveals the last devilishly stunning garment in the wardrobe of the paper doll inspired by Miss Antonia Levey! I hope you have enjoyed printing, painting, cutting, and creating with her deviant gowns! Enjoy.



Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Darma’s New Garment: Spring

Hello and happy Wednesday! Sorry the doll of the week’s dress has been delayed, Papertopias was bustling around getting ready for a very exciting launch party for Brooklyn Betrothed!!! Details of this amazing group I am delighted to be apart of, pics, and a formal introduction will soon follow!

Darma’s new festive garment, Spring, was illustrated on a light water color paper with SUMI ink. Enjoy printing, painting and cutting it out!