Thursday, September 24, 2009

Halloween spirit

Why am I having so much trouble getting into the spirit of Halloween creating this year? I am painting sugar skulls but very slowly. I have shows coming up the next couple of weeks and I think anything Halloween should help draw people to my booth but I just can't seem to buckle down and finish anything. This is about the only piece I have finished so far and I am not sure if it is Halloween or just strange... You can see this goblin on my site

Sunday, September 20, 2009

More about doll classes

One of the teachers last week worked with Jim Henson. He had such a calm, laid back way of teaching, I could just imagine him making a crazy puppet. He taught how to make a doll on a candle stick and we embellished the heck out of those dolls. My candle stick needs to be taller, she is out of preportion right now. I took way too many trims but was glad I did. Wish I had brought my camera, one person made a witch that was just incredible. Might have to give that a try. Oh and I still can't do fingers, even big fingers, I blow them out when I turn them everytime.

Friday, September 18, 2009

After the Doll Classes

I am finally home again. I had a good time but have decided to take a break from doll classes for awhile. They are much more expensive than felting lessons and I don't seem to enjoy them like I once did. The people there were wonderful, lots of new and old faces. I gave a felt demo one night and it was popular, as Sally said I turned into Tom Sawyer, everyone wanted to try it after they say me making felt.

The dolls I made are in various stages of being finished. I will show the one I make in Pam Grosses class. It really inspired me so I hope to make more soon.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Classes and a contest

Tomorrow I am headed off to a week of classes by well know art doll instructors. This is very challenging for me. I have not been really into this because of all the problems we have had lately. Jack the free rescue dog fell in the back yard Sat. and is having $1500 worth of surgery tomorrow so I will be calling the vet every few hours to check on her. She will be in a cast for several months so that should be interesting. As you can guess, I really need to get away from everyday life for awhile so these doll classes should help. If I finish anything, I will show pics in here.
Now for the good part. Win this hand woven neckwarmer Beautiful fall colors. Be the 487 heart at my shop and you win, I will even pay shipping. I will be checking out my site and will let the winner know at soon as I hit that spot but it will be mailed after I get home. If you are an early Christmas shopper, this would be a unique gift and it would be free. Even better! Good luck and wish Jack well on her road to recovery. She did this same thing to her other knee 2 years ago. Luckily the front legs can't get this kind of injury!