Lightening hit on the Gateway last of October. Just got a new one and am up and running. Sure have missed everyone.
Rosieeeeeee! So glad to see you back! I didn't even think about your computer; I was just afraid it was you! Hope you've been claying in your spare time!?!?
welcome back, "Rosie"...you were in my thoughts!
There certainly was alot of spare time......had to actually do domestic stuff. Depressing. I firmly believe dust is a protective covering. Last week (pre-PC) I made several clay pieces. Will post as soon as I get camera card reader up and working. Made a spirit doll that was quite fun.
Welcome back Rosie - Whoa - I hope lighting doesn't hit my computer - I'd be lost - I might have to do some domestic stuff myself! -- Not! LOL -- Michele
Ohhhh...Can't wait to see your spirit doll! BTW, did you see that Somerset is bring out a new art doll magazine in May? Just what I need....another subscription, lol!
Didn't know about that but I LOVE my library of mags. It is a reference place and I use it all the time. Mostly when TV is awful. Just go grab some back issues.
I bought multitudes (one of my faults) of stuffed muslin bunnies. I think they were like 7cents apiece. They are 6 inches tall and are perfect after I cut the ears off. Of Course with the ears gone I still have to contend with an orange carrot but that comes off too.......HA Think I will also try the fabric printing and make a real person's face to go on one. I have gessoed one and think I can decoupage or even stamp on it. The spirit doll I was referring to was clay, etc. I want to try some with these soft stuffed bunnies. I have seen some beautiful ones on the net using the small closely sewn beads. Ever worked with beads?
I work with beads (loom, peyote & square stitch) but never as surface embellishment on fabric. I have a painted/stamped "goddess doll" I made in a workshop last summer and I plan on trying to embellish her with some random surface beading. The girl who sat next to me did quite a bit of surface embellishment & gave me some tips on doing it. I don't have the patience to bead the whole thing, though.
Brilliant tip about the bunnies..I will have to keep my eyes open after Easter sales!
Karen....email me please.