"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

Sunday, September 18, 2016

She's got legs and a body!

Progressing slowly. She now has a body and legs πŸ˜€ I want to finish her quick but  I have to wait till October now. I don't have time to get it all doneπŸ˜”

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Sculpting progress

This is how far I have got with the sculpting.  I have to build up the hands just a little bit more. They are tiny hands so I have to use slip to build up the hands which is taking time as I have to make sure that they are dry completely before sand papering and applying the slip. I am also waiting for some stuff to arrive. So the progress is rather slow. 

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Chaos again

I started a new doll . This time I am being a bit ambitious because I have never tried my own design full clay doll. I always end up with a chaotic table when I start something newπŸ˜€

I found the hands very challenging to make. Finally after much struggle I got something resembling like handsπŸ˜€ They are drying now, then I will have it work on them again. I made a big mistake. I did not leave enough wire for attaching it on to the arm after sculpting. I have to put on my thinking cap to see how I can solve this problem. Otherwise I guess I have to start againπŸ˜’

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Here is my finished doll

So here is my finished doll that I am taking to Chicago. She is a hanging doll, and I think the pattern is quite versatile that it can be embellished in many ways. While making it I did realise I need to amend the pattern a bit. Which I will do once I am back from the US. I think I might just add a few more beads perhaps to this one. I really don't know what to name her so for the moment she does not have a name.πŸ˜€ if you can think of one let me know.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Been away

I was away on holiday last week. Really enjoyed it. The fresh air and spectacular scenary was worth going there. Here are some pictures I have to share with you.
The Gronograte peak in the Swiss Alps did not want to show its face to us πŸ˜€

Hubby was thrilled to go up the mountain to see the Schilthron as he is a fan of James Bond. This is where they shot the film "On her Majesty's secrete service" The restaurant is not much of a restaurant but the view was amazing from up there. The mountains up close looked magnificent and awe inspiring  .

We did the Great Rail Jounery tour and enjoyed the train ride which took us through hundreds of valleys and over several bridges. The panoramic train was really nice. The only thing that we did not like was the hotels. They said it would be 4 star hotels but they were jus under 3 star I think. But all in all we enjoyed ourselves.

Friday, August 12, 2016

A doll in the making

A doll in the making. I am hoping to go for a doll workshop in the US so I am making a doll for that. Hope I can finish her soon. If it turns out the way I want it to I might make a pattern available. It is going to be a hanging doll so it's going to be pretty simple and easy.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Feel like a child

Today I want to show you some very cute pop up books that I bought. I feel like a little child when I look at them. I think any child would really enjoy these books. Here are some pages from the books. They have so many pockets of tiny pop ups which is a joy to open and look.

This cute little nursery rhyme book I found in a charity shop. I love the illustrations in it.  A lot of inspirations for dolls I think πŸ˜€

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Seed pods

I tried to sketch some seed pods but failed miserably. The sketch looks more like some worms or snakes πŸ˜€. At first I thought I would not show this awful sketch but then changed my mind. I did this sketch with Derwent watercolour pencils.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Dead leaf sketch

Painting dead leaves are challenging. I tried to do this one, not pleased with it. So difficult to get the variations in brown colour. At least I find it difficult.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Sketching away

I have a clematis in England which has a very similar flower to this climber. Only the leaves seem to be different and it has no fragrance. This one I sketched is in India. The leaves are nothing like the one I have in England, but it is a climber and it has a lovely fragrance. I don't have a clue what it's name is. It could be an Indian clematis if there is an Indian clematis. I wish I knew. 
I am finding sketching bits of plants and flowers very relaxing. My painting skills are not good though.


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