Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ginny traveling art doll number three


I saw Ginny and that gorgeous face and head dress that she had on and decided she needed a vintage cape to go with it. So out of a sleeve from a black velvet dress with inlaid rhinestones (my grandmother made my mom in the '30's) I made her a cape which is now a jacket. And, that is a whole other story you will have to read about on the Traveling Art Doll Blog. I also crocheted her a black bag to go with it that has a rhinestone closure.


Crocheted bags were quite the thing back in the good old days. Ginny was originally made by Paula Brinkman for the Traveling Art Doll Project for 2011. Head and face by Sandie Nowell.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Introducing Cate Avery


Come on over to the Wymzee Art Blog and read how Cate has manipulated into existence fantasy figures from a lump of clay, an old metal nut pick, and a vivid imagination.
http://wymzeeartsfriends.blogspot.com/

Monday, April 11, 2011

2011 Traveling Art Doll



Another year of the traveling art doll is in full swing. This is the first one I have received, Sandie Nowell made this wonderful headless, armless and topless mermaid. I decided what I was adding to her was a top! Cant have her nekked can we? She'd be so embarrassed when she did get eyes!
I found this white stretchy material and a lace trim. I decided on the stretch fabric so that whoever puts the arms on can move the fabric out of the way.



I looked at it for about a week until deciding it was just too white. I decided to tie dye the stretchy fabric to blend in with her tail. I knew I couldn't get it exactly the same color but hopefully blend it to go with the tail. I then took out my watercolors and painted the lace trim. Turned out pretty good I think. I also pierced her tail and added a friend named Sam to hang along with on the journey all over the US.

To read more about all the Traveling art dolls check out the blog http://adotravelingdollproject.blogspot.com/

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Inspiration


Well you might not find this in a garden but you have to think maybe what inspired Dorote known as Tirelessartist was nature at its finest. Read all about her on the Wymzee Art Blog. She is a fabulous artist! http://wymzeeartsfriends.blogspot.com/
“It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.”

Erma Bombeck

In memory of Sheryl

In memory of Sheryl
and those who died on 9/11

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