Friday, February 15, 2019

And Another Amity

Today I finished the second Amity dolls (at a reduced size - 78% or original). I believe I'll give this one shoes, but that will be for tomorrow. For her jacket and hat, I used an old 100% Australian wool sweater vest purchased at a thrift store. She will be going with me to Nashville as well (UFDC/ODACA).

Monday, February 11, 2019

New Amity Doll

I can't believe it's been over a year since I made my last doll. I've just been busy with other creative outlets - mixed media journal pages, as well as dabbling in music (small, informal venues).

This is Amity - or at least a 78% of original size Amity, so she stands about 17 inches tall. She's made of my favorite woven doll fabric, Timeless Treasures Complexion Collection - which I haven't been able to find anywhere (such a shame). At least I have a little left.

Amity's clothes are removable. Her little red shrug/jacket was made from a recycled swimsuit - one I had from the early 90s. I loved the texture, but boy, was it a beast to sew!

I always choose the hair color based on the complexion of the doll and the colors I've chosen for the clothing. While I usually lean red or auburn, that just didn't go with this doll. I found some wool yarn that I've had awhile (can't even remember where I bought it). It's a single ply (?), and a lovely neutral brown with hints of blue.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

New Year's Hope

Hoping that the New Year is everything I want it to be: compassionate, kind, hopeful, just, united, stable, stress-free, productive, creative, musical...

Monday, December 31, 2018

Life Book 2018 July Lessons

 Life Book 2013 pages HERE
or Life Book 2014 HERE
or Life Book 2015 HERE
or Life Book 2016 HERE
or Life Book 2017 HERE
or Life Book 2018 HERE
or Life Book 2019 HERE

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Blessings, everyone.
Surround yourself with those you love and cherish.
I love finding old (olde?) postcards to edit each holiday.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Life Book 2019 January Lessons

or Life Book 2014 HERE
or Life Book 2015 HERE
or Life Book 2016 HERE
or Life Book 2017 HERE
or Life Book 2018 HERE
or Life Book 2019 HERE

Friday, November 30, 2018

Life Book 2018 June Lessons

 
 
 
 
 
 
 Life Book 2013 pages HERE
or Life Book 2014 HERE
or Life Book 2015 HERE
or Life Book 2016 HERE
or Life Book 2017 HERE
or Life Book 2018 HERE
or Life Book 2019 HERE

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Hammer & Sponge

We did it again! My friend Ariah and I had another gig at WineKraft in Astoria, November 17. We had a decent turnout, and I think everyone had a good time. We played about 2-1/2 hours. The only downside was that I had to get up at 5 a.m. the next day to work a 12-hour shift. That's not an easy thing to do. We're saving up our tips for a spa trip.
 
Now I'm in the process of learning a couple new songs. The fingers of my left hand are so calloused, that I need to modify my technique when palpating veins for IV starts. Thank goodness I'm adaptable. 

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thanksgiving Blessings

Wishing you the most blessed of Thanksgivings.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Farewell, Josephine!

I made this figure in 2001, just a few years into my doll career. A couple days ago, I received an email informing me that she finally sold!

She was made for a fat quarter challenge hosted by Lisa Risler, who formerly owned www.clothdollpatterns.com and provided the fabrics.

I used a pattern an Antonette Cely for her body, and the face design is my own. She is painted muslin, with armature throughout.

I just finished dusting her off and taking a photo, since the original photos were taken with an early digital camera.

Here's my inspiration: