Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Angel Ragdoll and Dottee Dolls

I'm making some angel rag dolls for some of my friends. I think they are totally adorable! What do you think? This is the first one I made and she is traveling all the way up to Canada. She's excited to meet her new owner and ready to share loads of love!

Here are some Dottee dolls I made for a swap on swap bot. My partner loved bright colors so these were made in her style. This was my first time ever making a Dottee doll and it was quite fun. I wish I had more time for sewing swaps but since I'm not an expert with the sewing machine I have to do a lot of the work by hand. 

I have a lot of mail art that I need to get caught up on. So I will be working on some mail art envie projects in the coming weeks. Time has been limited as my baby boy Dezzy is now almost one year old! This means I spend most of my time chasing the little guy around the apartment. We play and sing and crawl around and laugh.... I love it. I don't have as much time for art at the moment but it's OK. My baby will grow up so fast and I want to spend as much time as I can enjoying him right now. There will be plenty of time for art when he is a teenager and wants nothing to do with me.  :)

Well have a great week everyone! And be careful .... April Fools is coming!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

My Mixed Media Whimsical Fairy Canvas

Here's a photo of a mixed media canvas I painted for a gift for my Febuary Secret Sister over at Jadedstudios Secret Squirrel Sisterhood. This canvas took me over two weeks with layers drying on a daily basis. I had so much fun creating this and plan to create some more in the future.

I poured the resin pieces that embellish the canvas - the corners and the flower in her hair. The wings are layered with organza fabric, stamped with beautiful wing pattern then adorned with iridescent mica flakes. The dress has stenciled stars that I created with modeling paste and then layered with lace fabric. Then I used liquid pearls on her bodice and umbrella. I hope my partner loves it as much as I do!