Wednesday, October 13, 2010



I'm Jim, owner of Doodles and Dabbles in Daytona Beach, Florida. Before I go any further, I should warn you that this is my first attempt at blogging.  That means I will be working out a few glitches and changing things around for a bit. Now, onto the good stuff!

Doodles and Dabbles is a mixed/multi medium art business in Daytona Beach, Florida. We creates all kinds of art work and each piece is one of a kind.

For several years, we have been exhibiting at arts and crafts shows around Central Florida. Given 'the real job schedule' and other reasons, the show we present at are becoming less and less frequent. Therefore, we're embarking on a new adventure via blogging and creating an online presence.

We are also actively seeking storefront locations to sell our products. If you own a store and are looking for unique gifts and home decor, or if you know of someone who is, please email us with relevant information and terms.

Most of the projects can be broken down into three categories:

1) Custom Art Commissioned Pieces: This refers to art pieces requested by clients who have a general idea of what they want. The idea is discussed and the project is brought to life. Some of the projects we have done include, but are not limited to: colored pencil portraits, home movie theatre 3D murals, a painted bed sheet sized banner for a sporting event, an 8 ft. paper banner for a wedding reception, a haunted house wall mural and we've painted concrete jaguars. We have also created several pet memory stones.

2) Mosaic: We do a lot of work with Mosaic Art and Yard Art. Flower pots, stepping stones, bird baths, plaques, crosses, picture frames, mirrors and other mosaic pieces. We have done several commissioned pieces for people who want to renew an inherited piece of furniture and give it new life. Often times one has a piece(s) of china belonging to a beloved family member and they ask us to turn it into a piece of art.

3) Mixed Media/Recycled Art: We are big fans of recycling and have been making art dolls, plaques, ornaments and other gift and home decor items from recycled and upcycled items. Many of our mixed media creations incorporate polymer clay, paper clay and paper mache. Among our best known mixed media projects are 'Secret Keepers'; these are dolls made from repurposed jars/bottles where the doll has a secret storage compartment.

We intend for this blog to showcase what is being created by Doodles and Dabbles, what locations we are presenting/displaying at and what is being sold via the internet: Etsy, Ebay, Artfire etc. In addition, we plan to cover tips and techniques and will share with our readers when we discover products and contests of interest.

We hope you will follow our blog and check back often. We'll be adding links as time goes by. Meanwhile, if you see something you just have to have (or if you have an idea about something you want created), zip us an email and we can work something out.

Thank you for visiting Doodles and Dabbles' blog. Please visit often!


James Tripp

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