Friday, March 26, 2010
Well! I am packed and ready to head off to Indianapolis this evening for the "Women in Art" show tomorrow from 10-5 at the Eiteljorg Museum. So, if anyone is in the area, please stop in to have a peak at all the wonderful art work!
The art doll pictured above is titled "Beautiful Me" and is a completed piece. She was posted earlier in the month as my Spare Parts Monday postings. I seem to have a hard time sticking to posting spare parts every
Monday, so I think I will try every other Monday! Anyway, Have a wonderful and restful weekend!!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
To keep the skirt puffed up around the waist line, I had to put several layers of a stiff fabric underneath. She measures about 15.25" in height. She is all legs underneath that skirt!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
I haven't come up with a title for this piece, so if anyone has suggestions?!
She is created with antique brass switch plate, fired tin containers and found objects. I had tried to mount this piece on a board several times, but it just didn't work out.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
I checked out "Exploring Textile Arts" from the library a couple of weeks ago and decided to try one of the techinques in texturing fabric. Both samples above were done with the same technique but the order of the process was fudged a little. The green fabric was my first experiment and I was happy with it's out come even though I didn't follow the directions completely. The muslim in the forground was my second attempt and that was done according to directions. Can you believe that there is not one stitch in these pieces!
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
The wooden box is from a build in take project my kids frequent at the hardware store every month. The black and white background is one of my old etching prints from many, many years ago, and the wine colored skirt is silk fabric. Now she will sit off to the side and watch me for a while.
Monday, March 8, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
These are two little guys are just dying to donate their bodies for the sake of art. The baby on the left is a very scary baby that was given to my kids when they were little and would not go near it for about a year. It is battery operated which allows it to cry, snore as it sleeps, blink it's eyes, and moves it mouth. It is so life like that it is very scary! Looking forward to dissecting that one!! The baby on the right I found at a thrift store for $.50 and just couldn't resist. It looks like a newborn because the umbilical chord is on it and the anatomical parts show that it is a little girl. It looks like an older doll and very unusual looking.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
I am working on a commission piece titled " Crucified Barbie". The buyer who purchased Resurrection Barbie wanted a piece to accompany her on the wall. She has been wrapped in newspaper and then cheese cloth dipped in Paverpol. Paverpol dries to a rock hard state. Next phase will be wire wrapping and shaping the form with Apoxie Sculpt. The final phase will be to put nails in the hands and feet. Maybe a crown of thorns on her head. Stay tuned!!