QUOTE

"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


Saturday, April 23, 2022

Sometimes

Sometimes it is so nice to do things just like a child would . I have just been scribbling a bit and putting colour to it without giving it much thought . When you are not in a mood to create anything much this sort of thing just makes you relax and enjoy puting colours randomly.




Thursday, April 14, 2022

Sleeves almost done

At last did some more work. Managed to do the sleeves. I forgot to bring my glue so decided to felt the sleeves to the doll . I hope they won’t come off. Sorry the pictures are not good. But this girl can’t stand without support at present hence not a great picture. 



 

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Palm Squirrel

While I was sitting in the balcony I saw this little fellow appear suddenly. At first I thought it was a mouse . I had forgotten  how small the Indian squirrel is. After seeing a European squirrel these Indian palm squirrels look really tiny.  He looked so cute sitting there nibbling something he had found. One of my cats used to catch these little guys and bring them home. I remember when I was young, I used to always try and rescue them. My mum would say that I was wasting my time as they would not survive after being in my cat’s  mouth. But i still went ahead and tried to rescue them..😊 

 

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Where ever the needle takes me

Still chugging along slowly. Beading wherever the needle takes me. It is all random. Still some beading to 
be done on the skirt then I will turn to the sleeves


 

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Stalled again

 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😄


I shall try and visit your blogs. I feel so bad for neglecting you all so sorry about that.


Wednesday, February 09, 2022

Skirt is done

 


I have finished with the beading on the skirt . I did random beading on it. I might add other things with felt but at present just want to finish the whole costume which doesn’t seem to be happening fast enough😄

Friday, January 28, 2022

After a lot of procrastination


 

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

Paper doll

 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

Slow progress

 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

Swap with my friend

 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. 





I in return made for her this little lady whom she has named Fiona, Veronica she will sit happily on your tree. I guess she must have been a bit cramped after her long journey so you could not get her to cooperate with you 😀. I really enjoyed making her for you.