I present you Clementine the new addition to my doll collection. I tried the ball joint method which is new to me.These balls allow freedom of movement and are made of wood.I used a beautiful scarf gifted to me by a very good friend and the little top was done with a piece of carpet fabric matching the colours of the skirt. I recycled one of my old necklaces and used the beads for the collar.The sandals are made with the same fabric as the top plus some tapestry wool to wrap around the sole as the “espadrille” type of shoes. The flowers come from a silk flower bouquet. Clementine came through as a name matching the vibrant orange colour scheme.
My latest doll is enjoying the Winter sunshine and is joining the poppies appearing everywhere at the moment!
I enjoyed using beautiful golden buttons given to me for the joints. I used blue shiny beads for the corset and the bow in her hair.!Just playing and having fun in the middle of confinement for our region….
These 2 are done with the same pattern but with different outfits and type of wings.
Added to my growing collection of cloth dolls…there is so much to do and experiment with different fabric and techniques. In the meantime some of them are going to fly off to family members and friends!
Berenice means “bearer of victory” from the Ancient Greek. I challenged myself to make this doll from the intermediate level section in the art doll book (Patti Medaris Culea)where I find patterns to try…
Very pleased with the result I found the name Berenice very much appropriate!
As I am still learning how to make cloth dolls. I decided to do a smaller one (around 25cm..). I realised it is as much work as the 43cm ones ..This one looks like a flower hence her name Flora. I decided to give her a name at the end of completion. I found it comes naturally by just looking at her. I used material that I had in my cupboards except for the one for the skin which I had to buy .
Having fun with cloth and face painting..I present you Sylvie and Tatiana in our glorious winter sunshine . .
My first attempt in making an art doll…so pleased with the result! This one is called Presence …Made with bits of recycled material and rubans…I was given as a Xmas present the book from Jan Horrox on how to make cloth dolls…Well written and great explanations…plus help from wonderful and generous artists sharing their skills on You tube…This is a break from my mixed media paintings but still a very creative and rewarding activity !
Joyeux Noëeeeel !!!!
I created this collage with colours in mind .Pink was my favourite choice so I naturally chose to do a collage of flamingos. Pink is for me a soothing colour and I need it in those hard times.Just to look at it quiet my mind!
I enjoyed so much creating this powerful eagle as I used a lot of layers of tissue paper to obtain the feathers. At the end my fingers were totally glued! Being a child again is very liberating….