Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Ruby of Oz & BJP


This is another one of the dolls that I made at Think Pink. She is from Barbara Willis' class. I did like the technique of covering a paper clay face with fabric & using pins & colored pencils to add the face. I'm thinking of doing this with some linen & possibly have it pre-beaded before it is stretched over the clay. Now to find time to do that. Anyway, I found the fabric at the Cotton Candy in Twinsberg Ohio which I just found out is closing. BUT...I did see the same material in a quilt shop in Berlin Ohio, so at least I know where to find more Wizard of Oz fabric. Ruby is a stump doll, or pedestal doll. and I was thrilled to use some of the dyed lace that I bought at Pacific Fabrics out in Washington when I attended Art Fiber Fest. Lesson here, is that if you see something that tugs at you, buy it NOW. I've had this lace for 2 years & knew I'd find something to use it on.

BJP. I'm still trying to figure out how to finish this project. I want to do a quilted wall hanging of a tree with the leaves hanging from it, but I'm so lacking in that skill. I think what I'm going to do, is just pull out some big pieces of paper, lay it on the floor of the Art Cave, and draw my own tree shape. I have this perfect fabric that looks like tree bark that I found three years ago at St. Theresa's Textile Trove in Cincy. I'm thinking of just either using Seam to Seam & adhering it onto a back of possibly batik fabric & then tacking it down for the quilt part & then applique the leave on that. I hope to get all this done soon. I don't want to pass up this opportunity to be on the webpage: http://www.beadjournalproject.com/

well, gotta finish up a doll that was damaged at the High Road Gallery so it can go to its new home.

5 comments:

Gammie said...

Wow. Dot, your dolls are priceless.

Jeanne
http://gammiebrat.blogspot.com/

atawhisper said...

She's beautiful...love the way you put Judy Garland's pic on her jacket tail...thanks for sharing.

Cyn ~ The Wingedneedle said...

WOW! all 3 from Think Pink finished! You ROCK! oh no! sorry to hear someone got hurt at HighRoad!

abeadlady said...

She is wonderful, Dot. I love your dolls, every one.

Arline

Sue said...

Gorgeous! Love the fabrics. I still haven't finished mine....