Saturday, January 21, 2012

Valentine's day is coming...

AND I HATE THE SMART-ASS HOMOPHONES!!! I am going to scream if I ever see another one!

I admit, it was funny - THE FIRST TIME. Like, back at 80's when I first heard it. It's not funny anymore. It's not cute, it's not clever, it's not original... Please, don't do it.

I mean, what's wrong with saying "I love you!" It doesn't get old, ever.

P.S. I also hate the "you rock" "I love the way you roll", "I'm stuck to you" etc. Don't do that either. Please.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A mirror to my art

Competition for needleworkers. Everyone's invited to join :-)

"The objective is to create a stitched cover for a handheld mirror of a size that would fit into a purse or handbag."

Unbroken thread speaks about this too

So September has a little project to share :-)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Our World, Our Art

Last yea, 2011, was the last year of OWOH - One World, One Heart. This year the event will be OWOA - Our World, Our Art. All who create anything with their hands, be it traditional art or crafts, is invited to join this world wide celebration of arts and artisans. :-)

Yes, it's called "art", but crafts are included to the idea, and you don't need to consider yourself Fine Artist, or anything, just enjoy creating, joining God's Creation by adding some final touches... Anyway, read everything from the info page. :-)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Wasting time in Pinterest...

She has more of them. I love generous people :-)
I also love her dolls :-D

Well, everyone knows one can waste hours on Pinterest. Anyway, here's my pinboard on dolls and other such things :-) Let's hope it can work as inspiration board and result in some dolls of my own, and not just be the outlet of creativity in itself...

Friday, January 13, 2012

More about dolls

Fantasy dolls by Wendy Froud

Moomin house from Tampere Moomin exhibition
I love doll's houses too... I would really want to make something like Queen Mary's doll house.

Monday, January 09, 2012

I really like puppets and such

I stumbled over K Pawz... (blog, site)
She's really amazing with these things! As far as I understand she makes the noses and such herself of polymer clay, the body of soft sculpting, and then she airbrushes the colors and such to make these amazing, wonderful plushies :-)

She also makes ball jointed dolls, which is something I really want to try...
This is Cameo by Marmite Sue
I like the lace part and lacing, I like that she gave her heeled feet...
It reminds me of that everything is possible.

I also like Antique Lilac doll clothes...
I was introduced to BJDs by Marina, like so many others. I love her dolls, but more than that I love her details, accessories, props, paintings, clothes... stuff. She's an incredible artisan. :-)
(I also like Christine Alvarado's dolls)

I would like to make dolls that are a little less airy and fairy and Japanese, and more real, robust, "normal" people. (I'm not the only one...)
I mean, I'm a Scandinavian, and I have long legs, narrow hips, wide shoulders and big breasts. There are no dolls like that. They are all more or less pear-shaped, some even ridiculously so, having tiny cherries as breasts tucked right under chin... I know it has to do with balance and that it's easier for a bottom-heavy doll to stand, than to the classic Barbie shape doll, but I would so much like to have my body shape associated with something beautiful, and not just...

Well... here's a Putin doll being made :-D Wonderful! I also like the construction.

P.S. How to make glass-like eyes of polymer clay

Thursday, January 05, 2012

New year...

I'm very tired, most of the time, and in pain quite a lot. I don't have much energy to do anything but to take the dog for a walk every day. I hope exercise will make me feel better and give me more energy, and it is wonderful to walk in the forest.
I'm sorry for the absence.