Thursday, December 23, 2010

"Ladies" who share my studio

Decided to take a photo of some of the "ladies" in my studio.
I so enjoy trying different techniqes that is why each is so different

Saturday, December 4, 2010

I'm back and learning to do more postings

I can hardly believe I have been absent so long from my blog page.
Art wise I have done some textile design, mosaic art, and I am now attempting to do some cloth and clay art dolls. This past Fall I was at the MM&M2010 and did a workshop which retooled my embrodiery skills where I did an art doll protrait face with needle and thread. I also felted part of the doll. I learned to work with paperclay and took classes from Susie McMahon. I joined the ning site of Cloth and paper clay.
Curently I am working on the sites primative doll. I am learning how to handle the paperclay better and play with it to see what it can do. I also am getting a better handle on painting art dolls with acrylics-learning what the paint will and will not due. I still prefer watercolor and pastels and needlesculping.
I have been doing more of my own patterning for my art dolls. I find designing them yourself gives you more freedom to be creative. I also find I like resourcing for materials for my art dolls away from stores. This is fun and lets your imagination soar.
 I also did a quilted handbag as an adventure in quilting. I have a few submissions into Prims and Art Doll Quarterly but have not heard from them as yet.

Monday, January 11, 2010


Valentina, the Queen of Hearts
sits on her chair with quite an air.
Regal,serene and very fair
as she advocates love to be