Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Yve from Freaky Little Dolls passed on her PC Pixies? ;O)
Monday, July 27, 2009
If you've not checked out FuzzB, go do so! it's a new buying and selling site (well, new to me!) It's a little 'busy' for my brain to navigate, but I think I will set up a shop there - it's only 5 Bucks a month, or 25 Bucks per year for life (I like their positivity!!) with no other fees, and they are happy to promote all your other sites too (and lets face it - these are becoming endless!!) I've joined, and already met a happy, talented bunch of people. Click on the chick....
Saturday, July 25, 2009
I'm an Etsy Treasury addict! http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=72801 Click on above link, or the images in the Gallery, to enter seller's shops (at end of posts) Thought I would take a break from Art Dolls! AND! I just got a message from another Etsy seller, who featured my hearts in their Treasury: cool! http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list_west.php?room_id=62432 :O)
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=72125 Go check it out! Don't forget to leave a comment on the Etsy page under the Treasury - the more comments, the more likely we'll get Admins attention!! well, you can but try! Click on the above link to get to the Treasury page.
Friday, July 17, 2009
This is Eve, she is my first experiment with Polymer Clay. I have learnt so much from her, and can still see a thousand errors - but hey! best way to learn eh!!! Images enlarge if you click on them. She's 12" high. I decided to paint the eyes, rather than insert glass ones. They are still a little flat looking. I also discovered what paint works well, and what doesn't, more importantly! she ended up with a 'distressed' finish. Totally deliberate of course!
...... And now for Gaia, The Greek Goddess personifying the Earth. My ADO four Elements challenge. She is made from cloth, and painted with watercolors.Don't forget to check all the artists out - you can link to their pages via the ADO Blog. All the names of participants are listed on the left side of the page. There are loads!!!!!! :O)
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=70673 I grabbed another Treasury, and intend to every week, until we get to the front page!!! click on the above link . They are all outstanding as usual (I added a couple of non ADO members too, cos I adore their art)
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Ok, no-one mentioned that if you sand clay, she ends up looking sanded! tee hee. Good job she's going to be painted eh! I also made the terrible mistake of using my neck as a model - never again, I have the grossest neck ever - do you think I need to tone down the neck details a bit more?! definition is good, but now you know how ugly my neck looks!!! :O) I have decided to finish her all in clay - hair, clothing (well, the tiniest amount!) and accessories... should be interesting. Her eye brows look huge in the photos too, so may tone those down a bit before she is re-baked. Let's have some feedback, I need to be critiqued - or rather, she does! What are the pros and cons to using real glass eyes?
Saturday, July 11, 2009
I have finally succumed to trying out Polymer Clay... I'm loving it so far, I have to say it's much easier than working with fabric... I have so many ideas running through my head, I can't work quickly enough. I quite like the idea of cheating and using a ready made mold (just discovered they exist!) but I think it would be more rewarding (although more frustrating!) to start from scratch. I'm trying to make a bust...I find getting the eyes to match a pain in the butt. I'm scared to put her in the oven incase it goes wrong! not that I'm ready for that yet!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Here is the link: http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=69663 If you go check it out, remember to leave a comment there! It was sooo difficult choosing from so many fabulous artists, and I also wanted to make sure I didn't duplicate any from DebiDesigns' Treasury. Two in one week eh! not bad going! And guess who's in it? my all time favorite Tony Bear from Little Black Crow Studio. If someone would like to buy him for me, I'll love you forever :O)
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Thank you so much Dessa Rae for this beautiful award. As requested, I have passed the award on to one person - I chose Sonia from The Dark Ravens Nest.
Check out their brilliant blogs and art work!
Sunday, July 5, 2009
I have just added a playlist to my blog, because I wanted to share my favorite piece of music! Lucinda Drayton of Bliss has the most magical voice I have ever come across. My mum and I have seen her twice singing live. Have you ever got 'goose bumps' listening to music? I do with this one!! We played this piece at my Grandads funeral and it still makes me cry! Infact, the first time we saw Bliss, my mum cried, and following the performance, Lucinda came and sat with my mum. It was an experience not to be missed! (although I'm sure my mum wouldn't agree!)
Friday, July 3, 2009
I've finally opened my Etsy Shop! It's taken me a long time to list pieces, and I still have lot's more to add. It's all a bit scarey really! I also discovered I'm taking photos with a two smaller pixel thing, so when the images get enlarged, they loose sharpness. Drat. Live and learn eh!