Berenice cloth doll

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!

Little fairy doll “Flora”

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 .

Cloth doll Presence

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 !

Polar bears

These days the climate has been so warm that the ice cap is probably melting even more rapidly … great concern for the polar bears…

The challenge with the “colour” white is to actually depict it with colours keeping the balance and contrast of the white fur against a white icy background.

The mother is very watchful while the cub is curious of everything!