Sunday, March 28, 2010

Finally got a decent picture of my Dark Fairy

Here is something else I struggled with.  I made him in a class with Wendy Froud.  I tried every wing you could imagine and put him in every position I could think of, finally I put crow feathered wings on him and he came alive.  Well at least he settled down and started acting nice. 

New Doll Finished this weekend

I went to Tami's house and sat around with my creative friends and played dolls.  There are four of us that get together once a month and gossip, eat and create.  It is a lot of fun.  I finished a doll that I have struggled with for a couple of months.  The face didn't work and I didn't like the horns, so I tried redoing the whole thing.  It was a big learning experience.  Don't know if I really like him, but he is growing on me.  At first he seemed to want to be fierce, but that he became 'the messager'.  At least that is all he has told me so far.

Friday, March 12, 2010

I've been gone too long

It has been for ever since I last blogged.  Lots has happened in my life.  My son got married and the holidays were wild with all the extra family every where.  I was thrilled to be asked to join the Flying Phoebe doll club located in Hayward, California.  What an incredible creative group of folks to mingle with and trade ideas with.  Winter is coming to an end and I'm starting to feel the juices flowing into playing with dolls again.

I just finished baking a new head and then burnt the heck out of my finger pulling it out of the oven.  Note to self:  do not touch the hot wire no matter how excited you are about the looks of the head.  Then I saw a huge crack in the face.  Fingers crossed, super glue will do it's job.  I will post pictures if I can rescue him from the trash can.  Otherwise I guess I will have to hold a funeral.