Monday, April 13, 2015

Bead Embroidery Necklace

 Polymer clay horse head, crystal eye, leather fringe, vintage buttons, beaded embroidery.
This piece has really been fun.  Working on another.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Art Doll Display

 
 20" tall, air dry clay, watercolor, sealers, loom knitted tubes, textiles, ribbon.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Art Dolls as Jewelry Displays

 
 I finished three of the art dolls that will display beadwork.  The tallest one, Undirra, is 32" high.  Minista is 20" tall and Bisari is 13" tall.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sculpting and Painting

 I took two wonderful classes on Craftcast.com on how to sculpt a whimsical doll head and how to paint whimsical doll faces by Marlaine Verhelst (click HERE).  I am a big fan of her work.
 I have been recuperating from some bad allergy attacks.  I was not able to be in our local Art Fair so spent lots of time sculpting heads and painting faces.  Still in the process, but nearing the end.
 Tomorrow I will finish the second coat of the face and eye sealers and move on to figuring out how to attach them to my bases.  They have been on my table for so long, I am anxious to finish them.
 Working on 6 at a time is much too ambitious.  What was I thinking?   But, I love the weird quirkiness, the simplicity and fun of each one.  After they are attached to the bases, it will be fun to work on their costuming and hair.
Although, I am not really doing costumes and hair; but reasonable facsimiles.  I certainly have gained a huge respect for art doll artists!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Paperclay, Darwi & Delight

 Loom knitting forms and in the process of sculpting faces using air dry clays.
Our local art fair is Saturday, March 21 from 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. at RH Johnson Rec Center located at 19803 N. RH Johnson, Sun City West, AZ 85375.  This art doll popped in my head quite a while ago.  I was sketching at art club; the usual faces, then forms, then jewelry, then a doll.  A weird doll with beading incorporated.  Still working this out.  In the midst of figuring it out, decided to make five of them.  Better get going.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Sunday, February 15, 2015

How Many Hearts Can You Find?

Two tiny ones upper right, floating away and one big shadowy one in the lower center.  Wishing you a LOVEly weekend!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Finally Feeling Better

I caught the bug that has been going around and it kicked my butt for the past 2 weeks.  I have spent more time in bed sleeping or watching movies than I care to say.  Unusual for me was the fact that I did not feel like creating.  I just had no energy.  I finally grabbed some yarn and knitting needles and gave kitting another try.  I did a little bit here and a little bit there.  Felt better.  Made some knitted flowers, some stitch samples and tossed several "failures".  Then, I worked on my Facebook page, making it my "artist" page.  Then I added banners to my Etsy shop, my YouTube page and my Flickr page.  Ah, good to be back.