Wow it's been a very long time sinse I posted. A lot has happened and is happening. I am going through a kitchen renovation at the moment. Taking lots more time than I thought (silly me) As I sit here typing theres hammering and drilling sounds echoing throughout my house. Dogs are frantic and I am trying to stay sane. I am told it will all be worth it in the end but my brain won't go there yet.
I have done a bit of art here and there but its hard to find the time right now. Just finished two family dog portraits and will do another soon. Really enjoyed working on these they were a calming distraction from the chaos.
This is what I am working on at the moment. At first I was going to sell them as two separate pieces but after looking at them for a while sitting on my desk I thought they should stay together as a family. I will be making this into a sort of Nativity scene. Stay tuned to see what I am talking about.
She is coming along. Feet are done now on to her wings then the fun part of dressing her. I enjoy the whole process of creating something from scratch but choosing fabrics and jewelry and dressing is so much fun. To me it's the most relaxing part of the process.
I am in the process of creating a pattern for a chicken. She is turning out pretty good so far. I just don't have enough hours in the day to get her done right now. She will have to sit and brood for a few days. I am making her hat out of Buckram and sculpting her face. She is a life size chicken which was a bit of a surprise to me because I didn't set out to make her so big. I like that she is life size. She will be wearing pearls, bonnet and shawl. Can't wait to paint her. Stay tuned for the finished product.
Working on my mini Boston Terrier. Have tried to get him done for a while now but life kept getting in the way. Anyway he is a mess right now I know. I love Bostons and would love to have one but Hubby says he can't live with a stinky dog. I would put up with it just to have such a cute little thing in my life. He stands (or sits) just under 1 3/4 inches. Love him. He will go on Etsy when he is finished.
I just finished Emily. She is very sweet. Only 12 inches tall and smells
like roses. I made this pattern last night and it turned out really
nice I think. I will be making lots more of these. Just click on the link below. http://etsy.me/1dZhSST
She is finished. I just finished her bloomers today. I added four assorted vintage buttons to the back of her dress. Her shoes are hand scuplted out of paperclay and aged. They have a leather look to them. She needs a name still, it's funny how some dolls tell me their name right up front (no my dolls don't speak) and some evolve and some are hard to name. I have to say that this one turned out really special. She has lots of personality and even a bit scary the way she looks at you. She is 30 inches tall not counting her hat, so she is a big one. I have enjoyed every minute making this doll and can't wait to make my next one this big.
I have been working on this for the last couple of days. I wonder where the ideas come from sometimes. This one I cannot tell. I do love steampunk and crows so maybe it's just that simple. He is almost done and then I move on to my next piece.
I have been wanting to get back to this doll for some time. I finely finished her today. I have one more doll that has been sitting and waiting to get dressed so when the craziness of the holidays have passed and I get a moment to myself I will work on her. Love making my dolls and listening to great music.
I felt a bit stressed this morning, so I sat in my studio and drew what ever came to mind. Don't know why mushrooms but I just went with the flow. I play Secret Garden on Pandora and I am taken away to another place. So relaxing.
I haven't decided if she is going to be a witch or not yet. I have to sit in a pile of fabric to see what speaks to me. She has cunning mean streak running through her I can tell. I will be dreaming up a name for her.
Side view of my little miniature French Bulldog. I am sculpting it out of Super Sculpey and I will be flocking it. This is going to be a doll house miniature size. I have several things I have sculpted and haven't had time to bake and finish. I feel like this year has zoomed by and now the holidays are almost upon us. I am not going to get freaked out that I don't have much to sell this year. It has been a very stressful time for my family and just holding it together is about as much as I can do right now. I love my blog and my art, it keeps me from going insane.
Well I am in week five of six. I will be getting the pin removed from my toe next week and a supportive boot so I can finely walk. It has been the longest five weeks of my life. I was ordered by the doctor not to put my foot on the ground for six weeks after foot surgery and I have almost managed to do that. I will be getting back to my dolls the end of next week I hope. My newest pumpkin doll is sitting in her chair with the most mean look on her face. She seems to be mad at me for leaving her for so long unfinished without arms and naked. I tried several ways to sit at my sewing machine with my foot elevated above my heart as ordered but to no avail. Just too painful to have it lower than that. Anyway here is a pic of my new doll in the works.
I have been busy with my grand kids these last few weeks. They are growing so fast. I wanted to have them with me as much as possible because of some upcoming surgery on my foot. They go back home at the end of this week. I will have a pin sticking out the end of my foot so my house will be a no kid zone until that comes out after six weeks. I shall be wheelchair bound for six weeks and then another month or so before I am completely healed up. I am planning on getting lots of work done while I can't walk. This week I am setting up my sewing room so that I can reach everything I need to complete my dolls. That's the plan anyway, or I could just be rolling around in agony and get nothing done, we shall see.
I never seem to follow rules and never do things in the right order. It gets me in trouble with my art sometimes but most of the time it works out.
Having already started sculpting my Boston Terrier puppy, without first sketching or looking at photos of puppies. I had to stop working on it because I needed some reference as to how to make his body position .
So now I get around to doing a sketch of him. Then after the sketch was done I liked it and couldn't stop myself from adding colour.
Anyway I am almost done with the sketch and will finish the sculpt soon.
I am working on this tiny Sculpey Boston Terrier puppy. It is for the dollhouse I am making. After he is all sculpted I am going to flock him in black and white.This could also be a French Bulldog I haven't made my mind up yet
Doing some stone work on the doll house today. I work on it in between other projects so it's taking a long time. I find it very relaxing. I'm thinking of ways to make this look very old. I have to figure out how to add the door, or doors on the back still. Today I am going to Hobby Lobby to look at lighting. I want a creepy fireplace with an orange glow to it. I like it so far.
I have really enjoyed making this little Teddy. She looked so sweet before I tea-stained her, and after. I found the chair in my local charity shop, it had arms but one was broken. I took the arms off and filled and sanded the holes then painted it. Not bad for $1.