Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Post Show Recovery!!

The art show "Women in Art" went real well!! Had some sales and good feedback that sent me home ready to get back into the studio. I just need to find the energy to get there. I took several photos and this was the only one that was decent. The rest were washed out by the sun coming through the window in the back.

This stand was made by the hubby and it is the finest piece of woodwork ever!!! I just love it and you can display items on all three sides. To top it off, if rotates all the way around! He is a wonderful woodworker, and is a very detailed person, so you know that you will get a well crafted item! He really ROCKS!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Indianapolis Show - Women in Art!!

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

Textured Textile - Josephine

The textured fabric I had made last week has found it's place in my art doll world! I wanted to continue using the wooden dolls I have been making, so I combined the textured fabric with wood, wire,clay and porcelain.
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

Untitled Assemblage

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

Textured Textile

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

Baby in a Box

This is one of the baby's I purchased at the doll show last Fall. I think she is a composite doll. The material in the stubby left leg looks like cork and I have no idea what happened to the foot itself.
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

Spare Parts Monday

Again I have matched up different parts from other art pieces that never fully came together permenantly.  I think some of my pieces have commitment issues! Or is it me?

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Extreme Makeover

Slice with a blade down the back of the head and so ever gently pull the skin forward. Tugging around the eyes to get the skin to release.

What happen to the mouth? I think that is the tongue sticking out?!

A slight eye lift and eye job.  Any suggestions for enhancements?

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Soon to be Baby Art Dolls

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

W.I.P. - Commission Work

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!!