January 25, 2009

Nothing to say

Well I'm trying to make it a habit to write once a week and Sundays seem easiest. This wasn't the best of weeks and I didn't do much of anything I planned to. : P Still chugging away on the January doll. I think it's going to be a late one unless I pick up the speed.


January 21, 2009

What I'm working on now...

My latest calendar is a bit different and is by request. I am going to attempt to do a 3-d nose and hooded eyelids. I sure hope it works or I'll be so disappointed.

It has been a nightmare working on a black form with black thread and black beads. Note to self: In future when using a black form choose a black fabric with some sort of pattern!

January 17, 2009

Doll Competitions - What do to do?

Lately I've been thinking maybe I should try the "All Dolled Up Beaded Art Competition." When I first heard about it, I was too intimidated but now I'm thinking it could be fun! I've been planning to do the Haufman Challenge which is due a month earlier. The advantage of the All Dolled Up one is that it's beaded and you only have to submit a photo, whereas the Hoffman Challenge you have to send your doll.


January 14, 2009

Lovely Mayrah and her friend Bart

This round in the Art Doll Coolaberation I have Mayrah who has come all the way from Sweden. She's quite the lucky gal, travelling the world. So far she's been to Australia, Canada, California and now Oregon.

I helped her aquire her useful hands and a travelling companion, a cat named Bart who is literally two faced. He has a Cheshire face and a whimisical surprised face.

January 13, 2009


This month the theme at the local doll club was monochromatic. We drew colors and then had to do the doll in only that color, which someone else brought. I sort of cheated, I drew yellow but traded someone for orange because I love orange and the woman was quite unhappy to have it.

She reminds me of the calendula plant, one of my favorite flowers. The flowers are that color of orange and the green isn't far off either.