Yesterday I had a day off work and I made myself forget about the washing and endless chores around the house and get into my studio to finish Alice. My life seems to be a balancing act of late, always trying to get everything done so that I can spend some time creating. Please forgive some of my lapses in the blogging world lately, I will eventually get the hand of working full time and still find time for my art.
Alice can be found in my etsy store: here.
I think she is coming along nicely and I have really enjoyed painting this piece. As I have mentioned in the past I am really challenging myself to put more into my paintings and I am pleased with the results. I just need to finish her hair and the white rabbit and I think she will be finished.
I have a really busy couple of days ahead of me, so I will be back at the end of the week with the finished painting.
I know, it is almost too difficult to believe that I have actually been in the studio and created some art!!
What is the most exciting part though, dear readers, is that I have finally created something that I have been talking about for over a year now and driving my poor friends crazy with. A Witchetty art doll!!!
I cannot tell you how exciting it has been to me to see one of my girls appear in the flesh (so to speak) before my very eyes. This is Abby and she is the first of what I hope will be many.
Abby was created entiredly by hand, every stitch was hand sewn and her face is hand painted onto fabric. Although this makes her a very time consuming project, I really want each doll to be different, one of a kind, unique pieces of art in their own way. Abby is numbered as #1 and signed on the back to make her truly special.
As you can see, Abby is a little bear. I think my next doll will be a little white or grey rabbit. I will have to see what a trip to the fabric store inspires.
Speaking of white rabbits and inspiration, I also have a work in progress to show you.
This is my Alice painting and will be the first of my 'Through the Looking Glass' series. I am hoping to have her finished some time in the next week or so. She is coming along quite nicely I think, considering she has been sitting on my art desk for the past month, patiently awaiting some attention.
I think that shall do for today,
As I haven't created anything for weeks now, I wanted to just have fun in the art room today. So this is a collage that I created using pretty papers and odds and ends I found in my studio.
Forgive the lack of blogging but I have spent the past few weeks working full time and battling the winter flu. This unfortunately doesn't leave any additional time in the day to get creative, as my energy levels have been almost zero. I am feeling as though I am on the road to recovery though and I need to make my art a priority in my time table.
I began this painting today and was inspired to continue with the circus theme. It is still in the very early stages of applying skin tones but I think you can see where it is going.
I spent most of the day with my darling Jade. We went to the cinema and watched the Hannah Montanna movie (the things you do for your children). Seriously though, it was better then I thought it would be and Jade just loved it. I was frightened there would be tweenie screaming, but it was kept to a bare minimum. Then we went looking around some op shops looking for found items to be turned into fantastic art. I will post some pictures in the coming weeks of some of my projects.
This will be a quick post tonight, as it is late and I am ready for bed. I spent a lovely rainy Wednesday in the studio painting this afternoon and finally managed to finish this little acrylic painting that I started last week.
I have circus on the brain at the moment and I already have another painting sketched onto canvas and ready to start. I will post some photo's of it and let you see the progress.