Have you ever had one of those days when nothing goes right? I had one of them yesterday. I have been designing some veggie dolls and was attempting to make a pattern for a watermelon head. It came out completely the wrong shape and I was so frustrated. As I sat there looking at my mistake I saw a grumpy face in the folds of the fabric. I used sharpie pens to define his features and turned him into a sort of frog like creature.This is the result. I call him Flukell as it was a fluke that he came into being. I love him and intend to make some more similar to him for sale. He will stay with me in my studio to remind me that when life gives you lemons you can make lemonade (even if it is a bit sour) I love his grumpy little face.
Friday, April 9, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
I am working on my newest doll. I am in a creating frenzy as you can see from my studio. This doll is being difficult. I don't have a finished picture in my head like I normally do. She is leaning a little Goth I think, we shall see. I had to hang her upside down to dry. I don't think she minds one bit. I wanted her to be done by the weekend but it doesn't look like that is going to happen now. I like to sit and draw my dolls on paper first and decide what kind of clothes they will have and a theme but this one is being made totally from a blank canvas. Sometimes it is a disaster but then again some of my best ideas have come on the fly. Stay tuned for the end results.
Monday, April 5, 2010
I am sure you have heard about the 7.2 earthquake we just had in Southern California. It was quite a ride. We lost about 2 inches of water out of the pool from it sloshing about. My light fixtures were swinging at least a foot back and forth. No damage thanks be to God. I felt a bit sea sick because it was a rolling motion not a jolt. Anyway my family is safe that's the main thing. I am busy in my studio after weeks of not being able to get in there to work (house remodel) I am working on two dolls at the moment and should have them done by the weekend in time to list on eBay Sunday. I will post pictures later this week.