Sunday, April 26, 2015

New "Averill" doll

I haven't made an Averill doll in quite awhile - and it's been even longer since I made an all-cloth Averill. I gave her hair this morning. The fringed upholstery trim I used is a little fussy and needs trimming, but it's a nice look. 
 
I'm thinking I may use this pattern for my Hoffman Challenge entry this year, modifying the clothing to suit the fabric. 
 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Life Book 2015 April Lessons

http://willowing.ning.com/
I'm not sure that I'm done with this one, but need to let it sit awhile.
 
 
Timed backgrounds, taught by Alena Hennessy.
 
15 minute background:

10 minute background:
 
5 minute background:
 
  
Really enjoyed this lesson!
 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Another Verity doll done!

I finished another Verity doll a couple days ago, and got her photographed today.

I don't usually use hair this color (I usually go for the reds and browns), but wanted to challenge myself a little. Her clothing is made from the same fat quarter bundle as the last Verity doll.

 
I think I'll work on a journal page or two before starting my next doll - an Averill doll, I think. I haven't made one of those in a long time. 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Hope all who celebrate this holiday have a wonderful Easter.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Life Book 2015 March Lessons

I've been focusing on making a couple dolls, and have fallen a bit behind on my Life Book lessons. Why isn't there 48 hours in a day?
 

http://www.janedavenport.com/
I had to buy some serviettes (I found some on eBay) before I could get started on this lesson. And now that I look at this finished project, I realize I forgot to color in her ear. Off to do that now...



http://blog.crescendoh.com/crescendoh/


http://www.juliettecrane.com/
I decided to paint our Cooper for this lesson.



http://alisaburke.com/

Monday, March 23, 2015

Finished a doll today!

This week I took a break from my Life Book lessons and made a doll. I cheated a little (i.e., didn't start from scratch), by using a partially done demo body from the Verity class I taught a few years ago.
Verity's clothing is from a fat quarter bundle from moda, called "miss kate" by bonnie & Camille. Lots of really cute fabrics!
 
I think I might start a second doll today.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Farewell to Alice

I really had to scrounge around the attic to find an appropriate box (only whacked my head three times on beams). My doll Alice (and Flamingo) will soon be on her way to her new mom. She was made for a storybook challenge/Prims Magazine submission  for MAIDA.

I haven't made a new doll in awhile, and this one was made nearly three years ago. Fellow ODACA member Lillian Alberti has been writing a series of articles for Art Doll Quarterly magazine, and this will be a huge incentive for me to get my act together and make something new so I can be included.

 
 
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Monday, February 23, 2015

Taking a chance...

...and listing a couple art prints on Etsy. After all, wouldn't it be nice to earn back all the moolah I've spent on art supplies? I can dream, right?

I did my taxes recently and noticed that unlike previous years, I spent hardly anything on FABRIC. Yup. I guess I can call that New Year's Resolution all wrapped up. I had vowed to myself to buy no new fabric since I've got more than enough to last a lifetime. Well, I did have to buy the Hoffman Challenge fabric, but I think that was it! Go me!

Here's a link to my Etsy store:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/blueherondolls

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Art Journal video flip-through

I finally finished my last Life Book 2014 lesson, then made my video flip-through. This represents many many hours of art journaling. It's been such a learning experience!

 
This year (soon, I hope), I'd like to select a few of the pages and make cards and prints. They would have to be the lessons that I created with my own style (and not the teachers'). I plan to sell these from my Etsy store. Stay tuned!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

Hugs and kisses to those I love*