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1. BIRDS  (February 18, 2023)
Latest endeavor...birds hand made from foam, wire and paper clay
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Cupid and Psyche
2. Cupid and Psyche  (June 16, 2012)
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3. pond  (June 16, 2012)
My first koi fish pond. Hours and hours of hard labor but it was all worth it. Beautiful waterfall, gorgeous fish, lily pads, morning glories, tiger lilys, and last but not least, a huge pink weeping cherry tree above. I miss it dearly and hope to build another one some day.
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The Painted Heart
4. The Painted Heart  (August 28, 2005)
Welcome to The Painted Heart ~ Home of the ORIGINAL hand painted and enameled heart charms by award winning artist, Kim Marie.

Inspired by the simple rose paintings of the 40's guilloche enameled heart charms, Kim began painting and enameling her own heart charms in 2005. Her exquisite detailed paintings soon featured blue birds, Victorian angels, hummingbirds, robins, bunnies and pet portraits.

Since that time there have been many 'copycat crafters' painting heart charms in similar themes. Quoting what others have commented: "The difference between you and the other people who are selling their own painted hearts is that theirs are just painted hearts, yours are real works of art.  You are making jewelry, not just putting pictures on hearts.  There is just a huge difference.  It's more than just the quality of the art work." and "You can quickly spot a Kim Marie piece, signed or not" end quote.

Often imitated but never duplicated, Kim Marie's miniature masterpieces continue to reign unsurpassed. Each heart charm is carefully hand painted one brush stroke at a time, then permanently sealed with many layers of a beautiful glass like finish that will last for generations.  

Ever evolving, this trend setting, innovative artist is currently creating beautiful painted porcelain heart charms as well as silver soldered glass hearts featuring fine quality prints of Kim's original miniature paintings.

To view more of Kim's work, please visit her website at: www.thepaintedheart.com
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Art Dolls By Kim Marie
5. Art Dolls By Kim Marie 
Exquisite, one of a kind fantasy sculptures including angels, mermaids and faeries by award winning artist Kim Marie.
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Kim's Bebe Boutique
6. Kim's Bebe Boutique  (October 14, 2003)
Hand sculpted original art dolls by Kim Marie
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7. THE GRUMPETS  (December 13, 2002)
The Grumpets are a very small limited edition of only 25 worldwide! They are premium Lumicast resin reproductions of original one of a kind art dolls, hand sculpted by award winning artist, Kim Marie.  

Incredibly lifelike but not lifesize, Mr. and Mrs. Grumpet measure ONLY 14"!!! Grumpy but whimsically lovable, they feature hand painted resin heads, arms, legs and boots attached to a posable soft body. All costumes and accessories are completely designed and handmade by the artist.    

Mr. and Mrs. Grumpet are available together for 300.00 or 150.00 seperately. Additional outfits and accessories are available. Please contact the artist for more info: kim@thepaintedheart.com
The Grumpets were featured in the Oct. 2004 issue of 'Doll' magazine.
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8. Drawings  (January 26, 2003)
Long before Kim Marie's sculpting journey, she sketched drawings in charcoal. Inspired by master fantasy artist Frank Frazetta, all of Kim's work was given to her family as gifts in respect to Mr. Frazetta's copyright. You can also visit Frank Frazetta's website to view his incredible, inspirational fantasy art. http://www.frazettaartgallery.com
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9. KIM MARIE  (January 29, 2003)

Welcome to the galleries of award winning artist Kim Marie.

Completely self taught, this innovative multi media artist began expressing her talent through charcoals. Most of her drawings were inspired by the incredible art of master fantasy artist, Frank Frazetta.

Kim eventually discovered polymer clay and thus began her unexpected yet exciting dollmaking journey. Kim won first prize in the Professional Dollmakers Prosculpt contest for her one of a kind portrait doll, "Marilyn". Kim's work has been featured in numerous doll magazine publications, books and calendars including Dollreader, Dollcrafter, UK's "Dolls" magazine, Dolls of Diversity calendar and the book "Contemporary American Doll Artists and Their Dolls" by Kathryn Witt. Kim's work was featured on the front covers of both the book and the calendar.

Endlessly challenging her creativity, Kim now enjoys painting and enameling heart charms. Please be sure to visit her website, www.thepaintedheart.com for available heart charms and charm bracelets.
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Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
10. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum  (May 28, 2004)
For your viewing pleasure, here is a virtual tour through one of the most incredible wax museums in the world, Madame Tussauds! (pronounced: too-soz)
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