"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way-things I had no words for." ~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wrong proportion

At last I almost finished sculpting the head of the doll but found that the proportion of the head turned out a bit bigger than I thought. So now I have to change the body a bit. Don't know if I will succeed but I will try. If it is all not in proportion then I will just think it is a whimsical doll so anything goes and be content with that and put it down to learning curve. I wish I had sculpted the head first and then the body. I forgot that the head gets a bit bigger because we have to add all that clay to sculpt. Anyway here is a partly finished head. Still got some work to do on it. I watched a video on sculpting by a Ukrainian doll artist called Annadan and you can see her work here http://annadan-doll.blogspot.com/  They are beautiful.  I followed her method even though she was talking in Russian and I could not understand what she was saying but just by looking at what she was doing I sort of did it. Her doll's are big compared to mine so I found it a challenge to do such a small face. My doll head is only about 2 inches long. Next time I know that I have to first sculpt the head and then the body ๐Ÿ˜€


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Waiting is not fun

The most frustrating part about paper clay is that one has to wait for it to dry then sand and add more clay then wait again. You may have to do this again and again until you get the desired shape. I am back to creating my paper clay doll and yes it is slowly coming together but it's taking time and I am so impatient with sanding and drying๐Ÿ˜€. In the meantime another lady is knocking at the door to come out๐Ÿ˜€.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Some bargains

I got these velvet ribbons and some cording in the sale. I didn't have these colours and the size is also perfect size for dolls so I am pleased with my buy. The fabric I got more than a metre as that was the last bit on the roll and they just gave it all for the half metre price since I had wanted only half metre.
I know what I am going to use those green ribbons for. I have an idea let's hope it will work. The magenta cording I bought for hopefully the future doll from the recent sketch.๐Ÿ˜€

Thursday, January 05, 2017

First things first

I have to apologise for not visiting blogs lately. After Christmas and New Year things have got very hectic. Just when I thought things were settling down I had bad news yesterday that mum was admitted in hospital. She had a heart attack. It was a mild attack but because of her age we were very concerned. At one point I thought of taking the next flight to India but my brother asked me not to rush it but to wait for few more hours. Finally late last night they said that she was responding to treatment and was stable. This morning I got to speak to her and she sounds ok but weak. Many prayers have been going out for her and I am so grateful for them. 

The other day while having a cup of tea I was staring at the Christmas tree so my husband asked me what I was staring at. I said to him I think I see a doll at that spot and pointed the spot to him. He looked then looked at me as though I had gone a bit crazy and said I don't see anything. He said he could only see a couple of ornaments so I said that's it both together look like a doll. He said that I had a weird imagination as he still could not see a doll๐Ÿ˜€. So I quickly drew this on a sheet of paper and asked him if he now saw it? So he looked at the drawing and the ornaments and said oh yes now I see a figure๐Ÿ˜€. Then he said I still had a weird imagination ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
So here is the very rough sketch that I drew. Maybe I will make a doll out of it after all.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Happy and Bliss

Let me first wish you all a very Happy New Year. Hope your year has started with wonderful things to look forward to.
Here is my new doll for the new year. She has two personalities one is Happy and the other is Bliss. She is designed to make any dollmaker happy and blissful while she is creating her dolls. Hope you will be able to view her here. Ok this is not working so I will just add the pictures . I was trying to post a video but it did not work so here she is. The doll with two personalities

This is Happy

This is Bliss.
Hope you like her.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Just popping in to say Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Like many of you I will be busy next few days. Enjoy your days with your family and friends or whatever you have got planned and see you all in the New Year


Thursday, December 22, 2016

Back home

As some of you would know that I was away for a week in India and while I was there a huge cyclone made a landfall where I live. Since we live near the coast our area was hit very badly. But fortunately I was safe and so was our property but the telephone lines and the internet did not work.   One of the deep sea cable was affected. So I could not communicate easily. Now I am back I hope to get back into the swing of things. I redid my doll's face and almost finished her while I was away.
I have no pictures to show at present but will do so when I get a chance.  I had to get a small procedure done in my eyelid which is irritating and hindering me doing things but that should heal soon.
So to pass time while the storm was raging I sketched this purely to see how my new pearlescent water colours looked.. the sketch is not great but I hope you can see the rich colours of the pearlescent paints.


Tuesday, December 06, 2016


I have this doll in the works and I am struggling with her. Sometimes you just can't get things right. So I have to redo the head. Hope I can finish her before Christmas ๐Ÿ˜€


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

That time of the year!

This year I have somehow managed to do things ahead of time. I have managed to bake my Christmas cake. ( sorry no picture) .
I have managed to decorate the living room and made it look festive so that my Santa's helper can get to work quickly๐Ÿ˜€. He has a long list to get through.

My Appleberry is busy picking his apples for his apple pies and crumbles and toffee apples๐Ÿ˜‚


While the Christmas tree is merrily twinkling away in the room.BloggerImage

Tiny Santa sits amongst the dried nuts wondering whether they are edible or not๐Ÿ˜€

So how are your preparations coming on?

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Couldn't resist

I just could not resist to buy these two items that were on sale. I especially love the water colours. They don't look that great in the box but when I wet the paint they come to life beautifully. The shimmer in them is really lovely and I can't wait to use them. But will I use them? I hope so as I don't want them to join my collected items pile๐Ÿ˜€.


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