Saturday, June 21, 2008

Sewing another Chuppa

Site: Mayflower Hotel. Photo courtesy Steve Whysall Photography
I would love to say that I have been working on my art lately but the truth is I have been working on a new chuppa for my friends at Petal's Edge Floral Design
. They really do beautiful work and I am glad to help them out. The photo above was one of the first chuppas I made for them. It is really beautifully photographed. When I do get back to work on the art, it will be to finally finish the Egyptian fairy I am working on with my young friend.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Strawberry Jam

Friday my youngest and I went strawberry picking and yesterday, I went to a friend's house and she and my youngest helped me make jam for the first time. We had it this morning for breakfast. Yum.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Finished Ithaca Doll Artist Show Entry

I have finished my entry for the Ithaca Doll Artists annual show at the Tompkins County Public library. While I no longer live in Ithaca, I am please to continue associating with the wonderful people in this club. The challenge for the library show is to base a doll on a character from a children's book. I have chosen The Merbaby written by Teresa Bateman and illustrated by Patience Brewster. I used Arley Berryhill's Minerva Mermaid pattern for the doll. Her hair is mohair, her body craft velour and cotton painted with various acrylics, her face is colored pencil. I have also added wire, beads, and fibers to the ensemble. Her rock 'throne' I designed myself using floral foam, glue and paint. I have named the doll Vellamo after a Finnish Sea goddess.