Posts Tagged ‘Toulouse the Moose’

Silver PMC Jewelry

Each piece of silver PMC designed and handmade by artist. These two charm bracelets were inspired by the Toulouse the Moose children’s storybook ( Each jump ring has been soldered.
Cat pendant Horse stick pin  Cliff Swallow pendant
  Hummingbird necklace very delicate.  Small hand strung garnet beads strand added to the silver PMC design.
  PMC translated is precious metal clay either with silver, copper, or bronze. Once you have made your design it’s fired in a kiln then finishing touches, soldering bales, polishing etc. 

If you want to learn how to work with PMC you may contact my instructor,Katharina Stute, 949-364-6905


Papier Mache Book Characters

These are Papier Mache characters that I reproduced from my children’s storybook, “Toulouse the Moose® and the Mystery Guests.” The Ostrich’s name is “Cassis” and the kitty’s name is “Menou” and of course the special moose’s name is, Toulouse the Moose®. The second Toulouse the Moose® children’s storybook will be available later this year. You can visit my other website, to order a copy of my first book, “The Original story of Toulouse the Moose® and His Friends.” The Toulouse the Moose® Papier Mache is actually a rod marionette.  The head is Papier Mache and the body interior I constructed from wood.  I sewed and designed the clothing, shoes and soft portions of the body.  The marionette mechanism, the strings, wire and wood I assembled.  I learned about these techniques in a wonderful class at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA under the superb tutelage and instruction of Diane Lewis. I highly recommend taking her courses. You would find her classes listed in the Theatre Arts section of the college’s class schedule.


Artist Biography

"Garden Jewel"

"Jewel of Nature"


"Pastel Cat"

"Pastel Cat"


An accomplished artist, author and public speaker, Monique Rea received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Laguna College of Art and Design.  Monique resides in San Juan Capistrano, California with her husband, two cats and a Mustang horse.



She has authored and illustrated  two children’s books, “The Original Story of Toulouse the Moose and His Friends.”  Her second children’s storybook, “Toulouse the Moose and the Mystery Guests. ”  Both are available on Amazon and . Monique’s artwork of a Cliff Swallow was on the video jacket of Huel Howser’s “Swallows of Mission San Juan Capistrano.”   The Capistrano Dispatch newspaper features her comic strip “The Adventures of Toulouse the Moose.”   She was honored with being nominated Woman of the Year of San Juan Capistrano 2011-2012.

Monique’s love of nature and whimsy can be found in her artwork, primarily painting, drawing, jewelry and writing.  She expresses her love of animals and appreciation of their special place on earth through her art. Her hummingbird & swallow artwork is inspired through her dedicated work as a hummingbird & swallow rescuer.

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Monique F. Rea