Thursday, June 30, 2011

Mixed Media Art Doll - Carolina

I was messing with Photoshop this evening and came out with this x-ray looking image of my art doll. I thought it looked pretty cool and wanted to share it with you.

This is what Carolina actually looks like. The front of the doll is a wire dress with silk fibers and wire. The wire dress is like a cage.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

On-Line Plaster Studio

I've been inactive on my blog for a while due to my return to the work force. The company that layed me off several years ago came knocking on my door earlier this month looking to rehire me, so how can one say no to a job offer! It's been a bit of a challenge to restructure my life around a job and getting the kids taken care of as well. I am a truss designer and have been for well over 12 years. I really like what I do and I am glad to be back!
Now all need to do is start creating art again! I have been, but very slowly.
Hopefully to jump start the creative flow, I am in the middle of an on-line Plaster Class hosted by Stephanie Lee and Judy Wise. There is so much info. to take in and I am behind, but they have generously given us over a month past the last class to revisit blog site.
I hope to have something created from this class to post this coming week! 

Friday, June 3, 2011

Angel of Royalty and Totem

"Angel of Royalty"

I had these done a few weeks back, but I get into this mood of not wanting to photograph or posting them. I have this thing where I like to live with the pieces I make for a while before I part with them. I usually will have anywhere from 3-5 new pieces hanging on walls throughout the house. I rotate them constantly from room to room. It's my way of examing and critiquing my own work. The hubster just looks at me and shakes his head!


Thursday, June 2, 2011


I found some black mohair off of a coat I bought at a rumage sale a few years ago and wondered if I would ever use it? It just sat and sat, until this past week. I like the way it works well with this art doll. The legs are a file and a very long drill bit.