Saturday, February 9, 2013

2 weekends of creating- part 2 of 2

Today I went to Don Drumm studio for the 1st time with a friend. I was more than plesantly surprised at how much I loved the art there. THey had great dolls there with faces made by Don Drumm. The faces are pewter. Well - the dolls we saw were pretty big - probably 20" or more in length. They were just a long shape with these great faces on them. They had a zipper in the center of their "body" and hearts were in them. Petty cool. Well this is my version of what I saw. The face I purchased is by Leandra Drumm and
was actually like an ornament - you could hang on the tree or anywhere that you can think of. Well - I made this image of a person. It is not quite done yet - but almost- I am adding a feather that is currelty drying. I added glitter and stamps to the feather. I used some Laurel Birch fabric too. It makes such a difference to use this fabric in any project. I have a few yards of her fabrics, but use them very sparingly, since you just can't get it like you used to. I love how this turned out. It is cheerful and the handwork was fun to add as well. This is almost 12" long.

2 weekends of creating part 1 of 2

I spent last weekend with a couple good friends and we all worked on the same doll. My latest obsession is queen ann style dolls. There was an article in Doll News Winter 2013 edition about Robin Thompson. Her dolls ara amazing- made of wood, like queen anns were - she had some beautiful black dolls, that really inspired me. I have always wanted to make a black doll - so this is the one I made. These are before and after photos, so you can see she is just a little muslin doll with gesso, paint and fabrics added. I LOVE LOVE LOVE her. I am making her a friend - hopefully she will be done in a couple weeks. Oh it was a great weekend and I have this lovely little girl to remind me of our special time together. The pattern we used for the doll is by Christine LeFever. She had this pattern in the PRIMS magazine-Autumn 2010 edition. I enlarged the pattern to 125% - she is still pretty little - only 10" head to toe Her dress fabric is civil war reproduction pattern.
I have all the PRIMS and they are a wealth of inspiration for me. I think I found a new path to journey on for my dolls Hope you like her.