Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Save the date: Krampus Mart Chicago 2015

I will be vending at Krampus Mart! An alternative holiday handmade market.
There will be many awesome vendors, and great music! Plus the location is a bar and restaurant.
Come support me and other crafters, and get a little holiday shopping done.

If you are not in Chicago, or cannot make it to this event, please check out my etsy shop! www.etsy.com/shop/DeadPoetAccessories

Check back for more holiday fair and event information!

My official website: www.tanzenlilly.wix.com/paint-life
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TanzenLilly
Instagram @DeadPoetAccessories

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Halloween DIY Projects: Jack-o-lantern mug, headband, and hair clips.

This year I am doing some early prep for the Halloween season with DIY projects!
So far I have made a Jack-o-lantern mug, a black and orange headband, and some hair clips.
Here are some photos of the finished product:

Materials: Mug, Paint pen.

For the jack-o-lantern mug, I bought an orange coffee mug from the dollar store. To make the jack-o-lantern face and "BOO!" design, I used a black paint marker. Paint markers stick to ceramic and won't come off in the dishwasher! Wash your mug thoroughly with soap and water before you draw on it.

Materials: plastic headband, orange ribbon, black ribbon, sequin ribbon, needle, thread, E6000.

For the headband, I bought some plastic headbands and different color ribbon and sequins from the dollar store. I wrapped orange ribbon around the headband very tightly and tucked in the ribbon on the ends of the headband. I sewed it into place with a strand of black sequins. I then made a bow using one piece of black ribbon and one piece of orange ribbon stacked together, and glued it into place with E6000. 

Materials: Black ribbon, metal hair clips, halloween buttons, E6000.

For the hair clips, I made three bows using the black ribbon. I then cut off the loop on the back of each halloween button, and glued them onto the ribbons using E6000. I then glued each bow onto a hair clip. For this project it is helpful to have alligator clips or another type of clamp to hold the bows and hair clips together while they dry.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

SKIRTeam Halloween Give Away Treasury!!!

One of my etsy items is featured in an amazing halloween give away treasury! Help to spread the word and you could win every item in the treasury! View all of the items and instructions on how to enter here: https://www.facebook.com/TanzenLilly/posts/1066380040060523

Here are some of the listings that you could win:

Keep all of the fabulous loot for yourself, or give them as spooky gifts to your family and friends!!!

And remember! All halloween items in my shop come with free shipping in the U.S.!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

June Update

Recent painting - Waves of Change, oil on canvas, 12 x 12 inches. Tanzen Lilly 2015
More to come soon! I have been hard at work in the studio lately.

Keep in mind I am always interested in custom orders!

Sweet tooth sweater clips. To purchase:

Mermaid Skeleton pinback button. To purchase:

Siren song nose ring chain. To purchase:


Jazz on Jefferson
Sturgeon Bay, WI
July 11th, 11am - 5pm

Maritime on Madison
Sturgeon Bay, WI
August 8th, 11am - 5pm


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Sunday, May 17, 2015

What I'm Up To

Here's a little over view of the recent stuff happening with my art and jewelry!

My Etsy, Dead Poet Accessories, has a lot of new and different items up!

Beaded Necklaces

Dangle Earrings

Hand-painted Accessories

Nose Ring Chains

Next week is the Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Fair! Me and Chris Maves will be sharing a booth, selling our art. I will have most of my paintings on display, and he will have tons of photographic prints!
Here's a LINK to the event page!

In anticipation of the summer events and art fairs that I will be attending, I have finally created some new works! 

Allison, oil on canvas, Tanzen Lilly 2015

Leaves and Feathers, oil on canvas, Tanzen Lilly 2015

More work can be viewed on my website, HERE.