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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Making an art doll or,,,creating my work in 3D

I really enjoy making art dolls. Some of my dolls were published in the first "Stuffed" magazine a couple of years ago. This doll is the first one I have made in a long time. I created her in the likeness of my paintings.
I start by painting faces on muslin. I use acrylics and spray with a finishing spray after I have created them. Then I cut the shape from fabric, in this case it is a nice wool that I had left over from other projects.

Then the face is laid out on the fabric, and I create the design.

Then I begin sewing the pieces together. This is the fun part! I hope to make more soon. They will be listed in my etsy shop soon.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Some new and....

I find that when I take breaks from making art, I come back a little stronger. My same style emerges but usually takes on a different twist or technique. The first two paintings are from last year, and the last one was made this week. I feel a little rusty, but it is what I need to do to get going again. I am not very happy with my new one, but I am working away on some new paintings. The new ones will have little elements of collage in them and will be created on gallery canvases. More to come....