January 21, 2012

New to my shop!

If you're anything like me you love to have a little collection to choose from when you need a stitch marker for your latest knitting project. Because of this insanity I am offering my stitch markers for sale in my etsy shop in pairs rather than a larger number. After all sometimes it's all in the variety!!
925 Silver plated rings fun charms.

Receive two markers. Not four not six. only two.... feed the need to collect all kinds!!  More to come... my camera ran out of juice!

January 15, 2012

New Year, slow start

I has some unsuccessful or false starts with my recent projects. Tall and thin wasn't working, she broke on New Years eve. Fell of the table... I think she was doing some extreme dancing or something. The next day I started another. He's turning out to be a wizard.
He's not finished yet, I was still having trouble being motivated. So I had some fun with him.

After seeing the Maxwell house affirmation girl from my earlier post I got up in the morning and decided to sort out and reorganize something things in my studio. I had wanted to move my fabrics into the room. I had them stored in a cupboard in my bedroom so it was just a matter of moving things around again so I could make it fit and make sense.

I still have a bunch of sorting and purging to do but it's cleansing and decluttering always makes me want to create. Maybe my wizard and tall girl will make it back onto the sculpting board again soon!

January 1, 2012

Starting back in the studio again...

I started working in the studio again. Thinking tall thin doll... 

 I can't remember how many times I scraped the face off and started over. I wanted something simple like my paper clay dolls. After numerous attempts I ended up with this demon like head. That was not the direction I wanted but oh well... I set the head in the oven and will use it another time.

 I tried a simpler featured head.
And then I went to my mom's to celebrate New Year's Eve with a couple competitive games of Spite and Malice and some treats as we watched a movie and waited for the ball drop. We never made it to the Ball Drop both of us were tired. I came home and found out that my doll must have had a party of her own. She was on the floor with her knees all bent and broken... I guess now is not her time.

 So I straightened her legs and whimpered at her poor brokeness and then cuddled on the couch with my kitty and watched the drop before nodding off. Out with the old.
And in with the new!

So this morning I thought it was going to be a short and squat day. I had a little guy in my head that wanted out. So I began again. I made a head that really didn't look like the one in my head, but I decided to go with the flow. 

Then I decided to start a squat little body. I used a stick support while I got his balance right. Taped up a foil ball, added a wire through his body for legs, taped some super strong cardboard to the foot wires and taped it up. Hockey tape is my tape of choice. 
I tried his head on for size (hee, hee) and started adding clay to his feet and legs.

Not sure exactly what he wants to be yet... I'll let him stand around arm less for a while and see what comes to me.
Happy New Year everyone, be sure to make your creative endeavours happy experiments. I believe there is a plan, it will reveal itself when it's ready. I'll just be sure to be open and jump in with both feet and bells on!
Bring it on 2012!

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