Saturday, January 31, 2009
Here she is looking straight at her. The colors are a little more richer than in this photo, but very close. I hand stitched the beads on because of the new technique that I learned in my beading class yesterday. She is so pretty...not bad for my first online class making a sculpted face. I have done a little bit of sculpting on my own, but really never done anything this nice. I am quite excited about the finished piece...
This is a side profile of my doll face. She is only about 1 1/2 inches or so long and all the bead work was added today. I am taking this class online and fell in love with the idea and look of the original artwork. So, this is my creation. I will be adding more images later as time goes...
How fun this was to make! I learned last night how to make this bracelet and I just love the way it turned out.. This is actually my second one I made. It is far better in person than this photo although I do think the photo shows enough of the details and the colors. I am now addicted to beading...Oh boy!
Monday, January 19, 2009
Isabell is my latest creation. She comes from the Renaissance Era. Her head is topped with a delicate felt like flower sprinkled with glitter and seed beads. Her wings are gold plated wings. I made her skirt with a scrap piece of fabric dyed with a variety of dyes and lightly glittered with seed beads. Her ta'ta's are floral type glass beads with a tiny brass bead on the end. She has a piece of junk jewelry for her necklace and her body is decopauged with green and cream colored papers. Her hands and legs are a variety of glass beads and wooden beads.
I went bowling with my class and as always I take my camera everywhere we go. I started taking pictures of them bowling...then thought it would be great if I took pictures of the ball hitting the pins...and this is what I got. I took many shots but love this one the best. I did some digital enhancements of coarse to make it look this way. I used Paint Shop Pro to change it to black and white and added the texture. Then I put it in PhotoShop and added the color image to it and did some adjustments til I got the look I wanted... I really like how this turned out. Please do not use this photo other than to share it with others to see.
Monday, January 12, 2009
How do you do it? I have been adding new blogs to my list and I cant seem to keep up with them all. I now have 3 stores online that I put my art on for sale, plus my own website. Im finding it to be quite time consuming. I will admit though that I have lots more visitors than before. Guess that is what my goal was in the first place, more exposure! Im not complaining, I just want to know if there are others out there who have this same issue!
On another note, I wanted to share with you my latest and greatest doll. Vintage Bride. She is quite beautiful I might add...I enjoyed putting her together over the weekend and I am quite pleased with how she turned out. Let me know what you think?
Have a Great Monday!!!
Monday, January 05, 2009
A little late as I usually am. I have been sick for what seems eternity, but am finally feeling like my normal self. I took my first day back to work off so that I can recover from the nasty germ that infected me right after Christmas. I also had a little mishap yesterday while cleaning up my work room... I kindof fell..yes..clutz that I am! So now I got this huge nasty bruise on my side..it really hurts, but I will live. So that is another good reason to hang out at home today. My body is a little sore. I feel stupid..never have I fallen like this before..If I wasnt cleaning my room, I wouldnt have fallen right? But I had to clean up this mess...after the holidays this room can be really crazy. So every year I have to tidy up! Well...more than once a year I have to do tidy up. So, now that my room is in better shape...I can get back to work on my creations. I did something different this Christmas. I made earrings. I sent them to my sisters and my mom about 2 weeks before I went out there. They sold almost every pair for me! I was amazed! And they want more now...so guess they like my stuff. So my younger sister and I went to Beverlys craft store and we found such beautiful beads, nothing I have seen in my area. So, I bought a bunch of them.. spent the money I made! But the beads are really beautiful, how could I resist! So, I am thinking that maybe I should do a little more with jewelry. Its fun, and fairly simple to make. Just what I need, another hobby....... Oh well...that is what life is all about right?
Ok, so, as time goes, I will be adding more of my creations to my blog... OH, did I mention that I submitted my dolls to a book? Yup, I did. Lets hope they accept my art. I will keep you posted on that too!
SO, here is one more of my creations. I decided to name her Orange Blossom. I have 2 more bottles of the same size to do up, and I will add them as soon as I get them done. And my other doll just below this message is named Wisteria. I had other names, but I like these 2 for now.
OH, and one more thing...I got my new camera for Christmas...I am sooooo happy. The Canon Rebel...LOVE IT! So, I will have better photos of my stuff...YIPPY!