My first paper doll - bluette face :)
I made this for paper doll swap with Sherree x
My humble beginnings ...
Prep for wallet and muse paper doll!
I am so excited about this project...I have to now assemble wallet and include acetate window - to keep my muse in .
Theme - new beginnings, whimsical journal, to include my dreams and hopes for the future.
I will be developing this diary/journal monthly with Kitty Kellie at artful paper dolls.
Please check blog for monthly updates...
Kellie is a kindred spirit ....mwah x
Meanwhile love and light to you all ...................
Here she is :)
Cloth clay doll made while attending Gritty Janes online doll class...
I will definately be making more - I really enjoyed the whole process.
The scuplting of face was not as difficult as I thought it would be....quite good therapy...lol
I brought some craquelure but sadly it did not work as well as I hoped - however she did age ...so I am happy!
Janes link is in sidebar - pop in and visit...she has the most amazing dolls and paintings!
Imbolc is a 'fire festival'. particular attention was paid to the hearth fire and keeping it alight.
Bridie dolls are made out of a sheaf of oats and dressed in women's clothing, and then ritually buried in the earth as a fertility rite.
Another custom was to place the doll in a 'Bride’s bed' of woven wheat, like a basket, which was placed near the front door, or sometimes near the hearth. A white candle was burnt nearby all night.
Spring cleaning comes from the habit at Imbolc of getting rid of unwanted clutter and preparing for the new season, physically and mentally.Now is the time to finish old habits and make a fresh start, and realise the world is full of new opportunities.
Imbolc is a time of optimism and for making new plans for the sunny days ahead. Plant the seeds of your plans now and tend them so they mature into your hopes and dreams. Now is the time to renew your New Year resolutions.
Wow lots of ideas to share the new spring...enjoy...blessed be )O(
The 1st Saturday of every month there will be a new mini•shop!
Small wonderful clay creations by marie e.v.b. gibbons
she is also offering a Free online clay classes below :
We are going to create journals in this group. I'll be posting freebies here for you to download and add to your diaries if you so desire. Your diary will tell the magical story of your life as you want it to be!
I have just joined kitty kellie on artful paper dolls - I am really excited about creating a journal with paper dolls....I will be uploading photos of my work at intervals on blog as well as on page at papercat designs...why dont you come along and meet everyone....hopefully I will see you there :)
Through the creation of dimensional paper dolls and shadow box or shrine settings your assignment is to create these pieces and let them tell the story of your life as you want it to be. You must stop observing reality as it is and begin using your imagination to create the life you want. Surround yourself with images of that life. In doing so you will find that your life will become the dream you always envisioned for yourself. You will become the powerful, deliberate creator you always knew you were. (This tutorial will include extra elements for your art doll journal in addition to the ones you receive in the La Belle Fleur group.)
class has begun but you can still join: runs through March 31stRegistration Fee: $60 around £30.00
Please join in the fun of making little dolls. It will take you to a place that is full on wonderment. Picasso says "We are all born artists... the challenge it to stay an artist as we grow old."I adore Nancyes polymer clay dolls and will be experimenting in the very near future but for now I just wanted to share her class with you...