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 .
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 !
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!