Monday, July 21, 2014

Feels so good...

...to get another unfinished project done!
 
This steampunky gal is "Vivienne." She was nearly completed at the end of a class taught by Michele Lynch at AFICC in 2013. I don't know why it took me so long to finish her sleeves and leather cummerbund. It didn't take that long, for Pete's sake, but it sure feels good to cross it off my list!


 
Michele is a wonderful doll artist, so be sure to check out her art and classes!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Enjoying Life at Poolside

We've been having a great time here in San Antonio, though the hot humid weather takes some getting used to. There's nothing an Astorian can do to acclimate, that's for sure.

Chris rented a bike from one of the local bike shops, and he's been riding daily (early, before it becomes ungodly hot). I'm proud of him for doing that.

My ODACA business is done, so that leaves us some time to explore downtown San Antonio. And since I sold ALL the dolls I brought, there should be a little room in my suitcase for any cool stuff we may find.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Packing and Stuff

I've been making progress on some dolls, and packing for ODACA Day as I go. There's still a lot to do. This Suffragette Sally doll just needed a hat, and she's waiting for the glue on her "Votes for Women" sign to dry.
 
And this Sally needed hair and her dress finished.
 
I'm getting some satisfaction out of completing some unfinished dolls.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Last Minute Rush

I have just a few short days to prepare and pack for San Antonio and ODACA Day. This afternoon I finished adding hair to my latest, "Isaac" (though I might change my mind about the name). Hot glue was the glue that worked the best to attach his hair, so I hope the hot Texas temperatures don't cause a problem.
 
He stands about 17 inches tall. 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Life Book 2014 July Lessons

I'm looking forward to getting back to my Life Book pages. My plan upon returning from the UFDC Convention / ODACA Day is to work on the current lesson and earlier lesson per week. I don't know if this is do-able, but it's worth a shot. I haven't done the math to see how long it will take to get caught up.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th!


 
Happy Independence Day, everyone.
 
I've got the day off, and am planning to attend a parade in the small town of Warrenton this afternoon. Warrenton is about 10 minutes (or less) from Astoria. I haven't attended this parade before, but I'm going because I'll have grandson Ivan with me. We'll be meeting granddaughter Fiona and her mommy. Should be fun!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

I have just under 2 hours...

...to make headway on my boy's hair. I'm still not sure if I want to paint hair or use a fiber like mohair. He's already got a rather big head, so I'm worried that fiber hair will only make his head bigger. But I really suck at painting hair.

Monday, June 9, 2014

And now he has a face...

I've made a little more progress on my boy doll. I've painted the head and upper torso, along with the facial features. I'm still undecided if he will have painted or fiber hair. After the hair, I may have to do something with his eyebrows. I really suck at those.

This morning I sewed the little button holes and buttons. Next up ~ denim overalls.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

A little progress on Chase

I'm done with the cloth-overlay on my current WIP and have applied one layer of gesso. This morning I sewed some cloth ears for my little guy, and I'm just waiting for the glue to dry before I add a little paperclay to the front of the ears and apply a second coat of gesso. Then the painting begins.

I have all of tomorrow off (unless something comes up), so I'll hope to spend the day productively.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Life Book 2014 June Lessons

 
 

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