Sunday, April 13, 2008

I've been busy!



I've been a little quiet on the groups I belong to. I have so much to finish in April what with deadlines & challenges, so I haven't left the ArtCave for much more than to go to work, eat & sleep. Why? Well, I'm going to NYC with my friend Cynthia to help her celebrate her 50th birthday. We are then going to a doll maker's conference "Think Pink-It's a Girl Thing" with two other friends. So, I have sewing to do, beading, the Beaded Mask (it is coming along), a magazine article to write, class proposals to finish, and then shopping! Oh yes, there is always time to shop.

This is a new doll just HOT off the work table. It is one of the challenge dolls I'm making for Think Pink. It is called "Great Stork Factory-Pink Division". The doll is a the Garden Fairy pattern by Allison Marano. And what do you think the "fire" is? Ha! You'll never guess...copper scrubber from the Dollar Store. Emily E. got me interested in using those. Chris did the face. He printed it off onto inkjet paper & then applied 6 layers of gel medium. I stretch the ink embedded face onto a softly needle sculpted face. Then she is all beaded with pink beads. The pot is beaded too! Hope you like her.

7 comments:

Gammie said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!! That is all that needs said.

Jeanne

Denise said...

She is wonderful! Love the texture of all the beading, and the pose she is in! Your use of sequins is beautiful - and of course your fire and cauldron is excellent - it looks like she's mixing up cotton candy! Love the "spice jars"!!!
Cheers, Denise

Gale said...

Amazing, Dot! She is very appealing. I love your use of the sequins, and everything else. Sometimes you just see something and think -- I wish I had done that! Gale

Pam R said...

I can't wait to see her at Think Pink!

I agree that WOW! is all that needs to be said.

Pam

Kiwi Ellen said...

Superb Dot & this from a gal who once didn't know front from back LOL

sammy said...

Dot, I just had to post this is totally amazing beaded doll art! She is exquisite! I am so glad that you posted this on your blog for all of us to see!

KrispiS said...

FABULOUS! What a great "snapshot"! Many tableaus are more formal and "posed", but this has so much activity! How do you do it? It's really incredible! I love the textures of beading on her body..... her face is a fabulous technique... the cauldron is inspired with the "fire" and the spice jars are a cute touch! Thanks for sharing and I hope that if you are entering in competition, I wish you all the luck in the world!