I failed miserably to keep posting on my blog, but here's to a new year (glass of red raised, cheers!) and I have a list of new year resolutions. I don't normally do the resolution thing, but this year I am :)
1. Make a cloth art doll for Patti Medaris Culea to take with her to the Road to California quilting exhibition.
2. Make Tilly, A child-like soft doll that has been in my head for most of 2013.
3. Start (and carry on) going to Yoga.
4. Eat more fruit and veg.
5. Learn to paint - if only I could find a local course....
6. Quit procrastinating. I'm not sure that is entirely possible. But it is one hell of an annoying trait.
7. Introduce horses and kids to our farm, in no particular order...
8. Make a clay frozen charlotte/Art doll.
9. Blog at least once a week.
10. Learn how to use my DSLR properly (I'm sure a filter and new lens would do the trick though)
I left some spaces because I know I thought of more earlier.
So now we live in a 1930's farm house in Texas, in the middle of nowhere, which I love. Too much probably. Actually, its not really in the middle of nowhere, but from our house, all you can see are trees and fields, and I guess the nearest neighbour is about a mile away.
Going back to my resolution/to-do list, I did start on the doll for Patti today. I haven't made a cloth doll for about three else four years (just tried to check my flickr page to get an exact date of the last one I made, but flickr is impossible to load and check 'sets' since it got revamped, aggravatingly so)
For me, cloth dolls are terribly difficult and time consuming. And I cringe when I see my past dolls of both cloth and clay. They are just awful.
These parts have now been stuffed, following a quick shortening of the hands and feet - they seemed too big.
I did enjoy re-reading all of Patti's books, she is such an amazing person. I must admit I gasped when I saw the image of a doll I made in one of her books. Is it normal to be horrified by one's past creations?