Thursday, August 20, 2015

Mixed Media Paper Dolls

I was inspired by Dresden Paper Dolls, but wanted to do them in my own style. 
I used various fabrics, lace, papers, and a few of my old prints.

Monday, August 17, 2015

August 2015 Photo Contest: Creatures

Artizan Made holds a monthly photo contest, each with a handmade theme. The August theme is “creatures”. Show us your pets with something handmade! Or, the creature can be art.

Creepy, Kooky, Beautiful

"Creepy, Kooky, Beautiful" is the blog article written by Judy Darley about my art work. Judy Darley is British Fiction writer and journalist who has the arts and literature blog SkyLightRain.
Please stop in to visit her wonderful blog and also read her post about my work! 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Art Dolls Bella and Pita

Took sometime to create some new art dolls. They are machine sewn and poly-fil stuffed.  The red leather skirt is from the covering of an old book. The background mono print is what I have been creating these last few weeks and thought it made a pretty match with the art doll.

The background picture is one of my mono prints have been creating these past few weeks.

Friday, July 10, 2015

"Holy Mother"

Assemblage - Rose

I finished this piece a few months back, however, it has taken me 'til this morning to properly photograph it. It also needed a protective coating over the piece to seal it. The board in the background was an old wooden cutting board that was sanded down and painted. The bottom of the dress is packing craft paper, that has an unusual design to it. The main body is handwoven wire dress that is raised off the backboard to give the 2-D  affect. I think if I had a tighter weave in the skirt, I could have put some type of balls or marbles inside the dress.
I enjoy weaving with the wire and would like to pursue this technique further. Lydia, down below was my first attempt with the 2-D effect with wire and textiles.