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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Work from last year

I was looking at some of my work from last year. This one is called "Soulmates". I used watercolors instead of acrylics. I like the soft gentle feel of this piece and I think I will work on some more like this one.

I just got my sewing machine back from the sewing machine doctor and will hopefully start making some fabric collage art. It seems I am not motivated now to do that. My creativeness is at a low now and I'm not quite sure why.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Stitched finished doll

Here she is, her name is Rose. All stitched and stuffed and ready to be mailed to a friend that has a birthday the same month as me! You know who you are! (smiles) Check my previous entry to see my process of making her.
The other doll that I was making will have to wait, as my machine broke on the last stitch of "Rose".

Saturday, January 12, 2008

I'm making a doll

I first cut out the canvas in a slight body shape. Then I start to paint it.

I add some more details and some arms.

I paint some detail on the arms. It's drying right now. After they dry, I will begin to stitch them.

More to come later. I hope I like the way they will turn out.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

I'm full of ideas today

I made this design today. I will make her into a rubber stamp. Then get some red stamp ink and put the design on card stock. Then for Valentine's day I will take some thread and add a little dangly heart from her hand. I can't wait to get started!

Take a parachute and jump

take a parachute and jump
Originally uploaded by steve_simpson
This is a wonderful idea,,, wonderfully illustrated too. I think I'm going to buy some of these to jump start my creativity. Click on the photo to read more about it. Isn't Steve Simpson a great illustrator!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

A plug for my son's band

You can just vote here, they will take your vote multiple times, if you do it once a day. His school is "Shorecrest". (not to be confused with "Shorewood")

Friday, January 4, 2008

Getting back in the swing of things

I'm getting back into the swing of things again. My cold/flu is gone and I'm much better. I am going to an art meet up tomorrow and I always look forward to that. I sold this painting today. I was thinking of keeping it for myself but it is going to a good home. Have a great weekend!