Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Becky Holloway's Willow Wisp

Whew, I just finished a new doll. I started her the end of December. The torso has nine parts, so the body is much more tailored than with some patterns. I just love this pattern and may do another with purple and blue color scheme. Willow Wisp is not a good pattern for beginners but an intermediate dollmaker would find her a challenge.

I am donating Willow Wisp to a charity ball silent auction for Open Hearth Foundation. Per usual my images are copywritten.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Placed in online challenge!

I am excited to report that I have won 3rd place in the online doll club, Doll Street Dreamers, Winter Blues challenge.
Instead of doing her projects, my doll is still in her nightgown and robe with her favorite romance pulp fiction in her hand. She is taking a break from reading and is just daydreaming right now. This doll has a wire armature, needlefelted stuffing and was 'skinned' with strech nylon. Her socks come from my boys toddler socks, her robe from an old towel.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Fused Glass Workshop

Hi, I wanted to share a few pieces I made at my friend Tina's Fused Glass Workshop. http://www.profusionsofglass.com/ I was particularily excited about trying to make a couple of face masks or plates to sew on dolls. The faces are not quite what I envisioned but I am pleased. Fused glass is all about going with the flow.
I really like how the pieces with the copper foil turned out. The tree is a powerful personal symbol for me, the plant lover that I am. The heart is another powerful personal symbol. I really like the shape the pendant turned into. As usual my images are copywrited.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Noodling on Silk

Like many, I think more about doing art than I actually get to do. Today, a friend came over because she wanted to take my silk suncatcher glass but had missed it the day I was offering it. I decided to noodle around as well. This is my underwater piece. This image is copywrited.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

One of my favorite things

I love making artdolls. I want to share a couple of my favorite online clubs to belong to. The first doll club I joined was Cloth Dolls For Fun: http://groups.msn.com/clothdollsforfun. They are a friendly bunch with a homey atmosphere. My other favorite online doll club is Dollstreet Dreamers. They are filled with fun and interesting challenges. It is also a good place to take classes: www.dollstreetdreamers.com
Both clubs are populated by helpful people and even being a lurker will help you learn more about the craft.
Blooming wishes!