Gosh I haven't posted in many months. I really just keep this blog as a diary for my own self anyway and I don't expect much readership. Does anyone read art blogs anymore with Instagram and Facebook and the like? Anyway I have been experimenting with floral painting inspired by Amanda Evanston and Jennifer Orkin Lewis of August Wren. Having fun loosening up with my paint brush!
My first attempts:
These start to get a little better at least in my opinion!
I have been creating small vignettes in boxes I make and cover with vintage wallpapers, attach glass and solder. They are little "worlds" that I delight in creating. Each is unique. These will be on display at my show at Burdicks Restaurant in Walpole, NH for the month of April.
Here is my third doll in the Fairy Tale series: Cinderella at the Ball. She is about 9 inches tall with her beehive hair-do. I sewed lots of silver sequins on her feet for her "glass" slippers. Her dress is fashioned from an old taffeta prom dress. In fact the bodice of that dress provided the sequins!
Another doll made for my fairy tale series. She has been in my head for a long time so it was fun to finally work on the project. I took an old frame and made it into a shadow box with foam core and vintage wallpapers. Making the bed and mattresses were so much fun because I have so many vintage fabrics to pick from! Her hair is a little wild. I am making these dolls from a wire armature and paper clay head so they are fully posable. Notice she has little beaded slippers. Can you find the culprit in the bed which made our little princess all black and blue??
Here you can see the little beaded chandelier I made for her room box.
She is relaxed right now...awaiting the wolf! Little Red is 8 inches tall and fully posable. She is made from paper maché, wire, paper and vintage textiles. Her little basket is crafted from birch bark and leather. She will be part of a fairy tale series which is something I've always wanted to do.
I am currently making lots of new work for a show that I will be exhibiting at Burdick's Restaurant in Walpole, New Hampshire beginning April 4, 2017.
Here is a new doll just finished. She kind of came together at the end when I decided she needed a tote bag full of art supplies. Thanks to Caroline from Cinderella Moments for the tutorial on painting roses. She has a little painting in her bag that I am pleased with how it came out!
Her "hair" is actually a very old silk glove that I embellished with little Czech glass beads.