"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

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Beautiful Prague

Last weekend I was in Prague. It is one of the beautiful cities in Europe. I loved it. Thankfully the weather held most of the time but it became rather chilly in the evening. I had a wonderful time. So here are some pictures for you to enjoy too.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Things we do for dolls!

I don't know about others but me, if I think it would be great for dolls I cannot resist to buy. I went to buy some shampoo and ended up buying these yummy eye shadow packs. They are gorgeous, beautiful and shimmery. Now I wouldn't have bought them for myself as they are a bit pricey but I thought what great colours to use on dolls and bought them I must be mad!

Yesterday I was rummaging through my cupboard when I came across some air dry clay. I didn't know I had it, as my craft cupboard has a jumble of things. Anything remotely crafty gets shoved into it. Anyway found this pack of clay and also found that at some point I must have opened it but didn't seal it back properly, so half the clay had dried. There was an end bit which was still moist and since I did not want to throw it away I decided to do a quick sculpt looking at one of my sculpted ornament which I had bought from Greece. The feet didn't turn out as graceful as the ornament. Still at least the clay got used and I got some sort of practice sculpting feet but don't know if the way I sculpted is right.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Very rusty

I bought this hanging pot made out of bamboo as I thought it looked lovely. I really didn't expect any plants to survive in it for long as the pot itself is very small. However I went ahead and planted some plants and to my surprise they survived and have flowered as well. I must admit that I have had to water them quiet frequently.

So then I decided to go and do a quick sketch in water colours since they looked so lovely. You can see how rusty I am. I really must get my paints out more often and practice.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

She is done now

Meet Ruby. She is done at last. I got a bit behind with her because life does happen at awkward times.
I forgot to make knees for her so she is rather stiff legged lol! She will just have to hang somewhere and when she gets tired she will just have to have a lie in a darkened corner. I must remember not to use Mod Podge to seal next time. Even though I used matt finish it gave the doll a bit of  a glossy finish which I did not want, so I sand papered it a bit again. I think she has bit of a squint but that makes her different isn't it lol!.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Work in progress

Another doll but not strickly a cloth doll. This is a DIP from Jane DesRosier's cloth and clay art doll group class. I should be really be engrossed in making my gypsy but no inspiration is coming yet, but at least I am begining to create something which is a good thing. I did forget to give her knee joints so she will just have to hang when I finish her lol!


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