Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Art Doll from the Santos Class has finally become who she wanted to be- an English lady owner of a little country cotttage. See her after picking her flowers. I gave the photo  an antique look by   using a stain ink pad and topping it with gloss glazing gel

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

remember to see more you need to scroll down each time and click on older posts
Close up of going back in time collage---time piece was my mothers.Project made me think of my Mom, her Sisters and my Grandmother and Great Grandmother and the lives they lived in regards to the times they lived in.
more details and close up
close up view of folk art collage
I did some colleges after looking at the book "Taking Flight)
The one on left "Apples anyone?" I incorporated a folk art of a girl using foreshortening drawing.  I used papers,paints and clay embellishment
The one on right  "Going back in time)I To make the attire I used premol clay ,paint,stain, mica flakes and crystals. The backgrd is,paint stain,metaliics.fabric painted face, and heirloom embellishments

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Life is a journey

transfer class workshop Petaluma  collage made out of various papers and transfered photo

adorment from scraps ,face a mold

Petaluma workshop led by JoAnna Pierotti- I made a pendant using miscellaneous fibers,metal, feather,bead and pearls. Face mold and cloth flowers are painted and covered with  clear gloss glaze to give a porcelain look

santos taking on a new look a female saint

the santos  figure construction which I learned in Dee Foust class  has said no no I do not want glitz and stars, a  halo, wings or anything like that-she took on her new life today so to speak. Skirted and head dressed  with a vintage collar,  Inside her cage she will have the words"fill your Soul--be full of hopes and dreams,see with your eyes and feel with your heart

Friday, October 14, 2011

viewing the blog

to see all art work and postings of Darla scroll down each page and click older posting when you get there-this should enable you to see all--my blog development is still in the learning process

Art is U Petaluma CA 9/2011 Workshop learning

The recent photos are of artwork projects and techniques I was introduced to by wonderful mentors at the Art is U west coast conference.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

little "Flower Child"

We are having an unbearable summer weather wise here in WI. Heat and Humidity is very high making it impossible to be outside and enjoy summer recreation. I have made lemonade from lemons in this situation. Staying indoors has got my creative juices flowing. I took a class at the Internet site "Artful Gatherings, looked at some art books, mags and spoke to other creative beings and I am  into my art once again. Little flower child is a Whimsical creature made during my Internet class with Christy Meyers. She is made with a base of Styrofoam covered with creative  paperclay, painted, stained and varnished. I have recycled jewelry and netting to give her her own individuality. This technique was new to me and as I looked at her smiling back at me she mimicked my thoughts "Mistakes are doorways to discovery." May all your mistakes bring aha moments and smiles.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Journal book making

I joined  the Soul Journaling group and did a journal with pages filled with prompts by Sarah the group leader. I also took her class on Joggles and made some journals

the piece of cloth was inspiration for this clay doll

It' s Spring 2010 time for another posting

Welcome to my blog --I am trying to update my artwork photos
I joined the cloth and clay doll internet group last Fall. Here is my first attempt to do a doll from paperclay. It is quite easy to do and a lot of fun. A new experience for me.

Sunday, January 16, 2011