Saturday, April 23, 2022
Thursday, April 14, 2022
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Sunday, April 10, 2022
Thursday, March 17, 2022
Inspite of my good intentions my project seems to have stalled again. Firstly we travelled to India after 2Years of being house bound. Felt so strange coming out of our comfort zone out into the world again. So far things have been ok travel wise. But in our personal lives we have had some bad set backs. I tried to keep going with creating hoping to keep my mind occupied but it is hard going but we keep plodding on. Our troubles are far less than what people are suffering in Ukrain.
Whenever we travel i always carry my art and doll stuff with me. So to take my mind off I did a small sketch. It was a tutorial I saw some time ago i can’t remember who did it. I must try and find that website again. Since it was very simple i tried it but I forgot to bring my gold paint. I used yellow H2 O colour here but it does not show the shimmer in it. It looked much more effective with gold instead which the artist used. So here it is something simple and easy. . At least something is better than nothing😄
Wednesday, February 09, 2022
Friday, January 28, 2022
After a lot of procrastination and dilly dallying I managed to felt these. Now I can start planning the costume for my doll that has been waiting in the wings for soooo long. I still have a little more felting to do but that will get done as the doll progresses. I wanted to do this felting after I took a course in A for artisic last year. I could not get the right colour of white. I would have preferred a very white prefelt but what I got was rather an off white prefelt. Anyway I have added a bit of other tones and hopefully it will not matter too much.
Thursday, December 30, 2021
I made this paper doll from a beautiful sketch made and very generously shared by my Italian artist friend Stefania Morgante. Steff draws beautifully. Her drawings are quirky, colourful and fun.
I reduced her sketch and decided to make a paper doll instead of a card as it was meant to be😃. At least I am getting a bit more creative!
Monday, December 27, 2021
At last the head is done. for a body that has been sitting around over a year. Not entirely happy with it but it will have to do. I think I have lost touch not having done much dollmaking for two years. Now I geuss I will procrastinate over it, should I fix the head to the body first and the do the costuming or do the costuming first and then fix the head😀. I usually fix the head first, but the costuming is going to be different for this one so it might be better that I fix the head later . We shall see.
Sunday, December 26, 2021
I had a private ornament swap for Christmas with my friend Veronica and she sent me some gorgeous hand made ornaments. Two origami baubles. They look so delicate and decorated with beautiful beads, A little walnut shell which she has cleverly used as a little bed for a tiny bear! And a tiny Christmas stocking that she has embroidered herself. Such delicate work . The photos don’t do them justice.
Thank you so much Veronica for your beautiful ornaments. They are all proudly hanging on my tree now.