Do what you love and do it often

I am so happy to introduce Niki Free Spirit the little horse rider!  With a horse shoe for good luck and a rosette for being the best you can be, she wants to share some advice from her favourite horse. Take life's hurdles in stride Loosen the...

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Pitter-Patter Pitter-Patter

Raindrop is such a special SO SOPHIE doll, just like the rain. She is whimsical and quirky and, even though, rather grey she is undeniably adorable and certainly made my day. She's here to remind us to find joy in the rain and to appreciate...

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Viva La Vida and a Happy New Year

Frida de Sandia is inspired by the painting Viva la Vida, Watermelons (1954) by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Although, widely believed to be her last painting, after a careful analysis of the painting and brushstrokes, some art critics argue that this painting was actually painted...

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A Little Spring in Winter

I was actually planning this post for springtime, but when I watched this on the news, I knew that now was in fact a very good time to post it. "Admired each year for their cherry blossoms, these trees in Tokyo are getting a helping hand for...

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Leave a little sparkle

December the 1st today and the official countdown for Christmas has started here at Love Art and Beyond! The annual tradition of decorating for the holidays always adds a bit of magic and sparkle to our homes, as well as, a dash of nostalgia and memories of...

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Wild Frida

As you already might have guessed, I love making my art dolls. Sometimes, though, I really miss making some good old fashioned, two dimensional, mixed media art! Especially when I have deadlines to meet, I've found that it's good to take some time off and...

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