Friday, May 24, 2013



Blooming Spirit Fairy Cloak Hanger

The idea for my cloak hangers came from an article in one of the craft books I purchased years ago. I would give credit to the artist and magazine but I can’t remember which one it was. I changed the hangers drastically by adding my own faces-ones that I painted in oils or acrylic-and added my legends that go with each piece of my artwork, as well as lots of embellishments.

Full Picture of Fairy Hanger

I used a heavy wooden hanger to begin with and then covered it with canvas. I then modge-podged my paintings onto it and covered again with a modge podge finish. “Cloak” hangers seemed like an appropriate name for them since they act as a piece of art while unadorned or become functional when lingerie, scarves, cafetans or even jewelry are draped from them.

Close-Up of Fairy Hanger

My friend, Dian, is always so generous. She gives me beautiful gifts. I love the fact that they are all of a French nature, which I guess is because she knows I love France almost as much as she does. I was invited to a dinner party she and her husband, Tom, had this evening. I decided to gift Dian with a very feminine French lingerie hanger I made. She seemed to like it and it definitely goes with her unique French cottage.

Close-Up of French Cloak Hanger

Full Picture of French Cloak Hanger

My Fairy hanger is for sale. She boasts a leather rose flower and one of my fairy paintings. She is a fairy-just look at the pointy ear. Her saying reads:


The seed pod opened-a woman child emerged. She was not yet complete…still in the process of becoming finished. She was innocent, having the quality of one who has not yet been injured by life. No soul searching, no vision quest, she was just content to be here and to be a living part of the great mother earth.

~Cheryl Dolby~

Dian with French lingerie Cloak Hanger

Tom and Dian in Their Charming French Cottage

Perfect Table Setting for a Lovely Dinner

I have priced Blooming Spirit at $38. If you ever decide to create one of your own, you will realize what a great bargain this is! If you’d like to purchase, please e-mail me and we can go from there.

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  1. Awesome! I'm sure she loves it. Looks like you had a wonderful time. The table looks great too, as does your friend. Have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for sharing.

  2. What a fabulous idea Cheryl, I love the innovative ways you always make everyday objects so beautiful through your creative talent. I'm sure Dian was thrilled with her gift.

  3. I did love my gift and I loved having all of you over last night. I know that you sing opera now, Cheryl and may just call on you to sing to us by your pool one evening. Thanks for bringing your AMORE to our Italian dinner party in my French cottage, formerly known as my grandmother's house. LOL Love, Dian

  4. Hi Dian from another Diane here :)

    This will make a perfect gift to any member of the female populace. The fact that its 100% handmade, crafted by talent, passion and a story waiting to be told.

    Another great work Cheryl!

  5. I have to say that Paris is one of my dream destinations too :) Someday, I'm praying to visit the place.

  6. What a fantastic idea Cheryl!
    These turned out beautiful !
    Something different for you huh?

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