Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Dressed Bubbies

I gotta tell ya, I am having so much fun with these. I don't know if I mentioned it before, but the plan is to have a bunch of them in a basket. It will be a basket of Bubbies!! I dressed these in assorted bits of fabric and lace. The kimono looking dress is the outer edge of a table runner.

These are the new ones. I tried using wool roving for 2 of their hair. it came out pretty good.
The curly white haired one is supposed to be sort of a side view, that is supposed to be a boob, looks more like a stunted arm. We'll see how she looks clothed.

I used 2 colors of roving on each of the smaller ones. I wanted the fading blonde and gray dyed blue look.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Stuffed Bubbies

I don't sew much. I have a sewing machine. It has it's own table in my studio where it spends most of it's time just sitting around and mocking me. It knows it intimidates the heck out of me.

But in the latest issue of Cloth Paper Scissors, there is an artist who does the coolest little odd shaped dolls. So I figured this looks like fun. And it certainly is a new area of creating for me. So I am making a 'Basket Of Bubbies'.

They will all be dressed in different aprons or shawls or babushkas or other Bubbie like wear.
Excuse their nakedness, next time you see them they will be clothed!!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Hello Bloglandia

My goodness I've been gone for a long time! Not because I wanted to be tho. It was just a very long hard winter and holiday season followed by family obligations that prevented me from going up tp my studio to work let alone spending time on the computer. But hopefully that is all behind me now.

My apologies to my online friends whom I have neglected woefully and to my Yahoo groups that haven't seen or heard from me in forever.

But sometimes you just have to take care of business first.

So here are a couple of wall placques I did from a design I saw in Cloth Paper scissors. I actually made 10 of them and when I get them hung on my wall I will post a pic.
This is a stuffie monster I made my daughter for Xmas from a sweater i shrunk by mistake.
I have never made a stuffie before and am pretty pleased with how it came out. His name is Rufus.

I am working on a bunch of stuff, making up for lost time. Going in whole new directions too. So please come back and see what I've done. I promise to better about posting.

Monday, September 21, 2009

My Inchies Are Done

This was a lot of fun to do. After you get past the aggravation of trying to find that many tiny images that are meaningful or pleasing to you. I think I left off at going around the pics with black paint because my gel pens wouldn't write on it. So I just made sketchy black lines around each inchie. Then I dry brush coat of gesso. Then lines with a charcoal pencil that you smear. Then more dry brush gesso. Then more smeary charcoal.
Then you hit it randomly with a dry brush in grey.
The mag says to have gesso and marks on your inchies. And to outline some of the pics in the inchies with black pen.
But I didn't want to mark or cover any of them. They took too darn long to amass!! So I skipped this step.

Then I took stencils and made words that seemed to fit and dry brushed them with gesso. Then I lightly outlined them with charcoal pencil that I smeared.

That's it. Like I said, fun to do. Wouldn't it be cool to have a son or daughter or BFF collect images and do one of these pieces for them?

Monday, September 14, 2009

Wall Hangings

I'm not sure what to call these, wall hangings or placques or what.Anyway, this one is for a sister who had a bit of a run in with her teenage daughter. The words are'Raising teenagers is like trying to nail jello to a tree.' I was really happy with the image of a woman I found. I Google imaged Frustration and there she was.
This one is just cuz I like the saying. It is 'Give a man an inch and he thinks he's a ruler.' For some reason it just cracks me up.

So that's some of what I've been doing. Nothing profound, just putzing around.

Friday, September 11, 2009

No pics today

Today is for remembering.
I know I will never forget the feeling of horror and outrage.
That someone, some people would dare do this to us.
It couldn't be true.
But of course it was.
And now our boys and girls are still over there.
Even after all this time.
I am proud of my son and my nephew and all the soldiers.
But it saddens me and sickens me and I am always frightened for them.


Saturday, September 5, 2009

Me in Inches

So I saw this done in Cloth Paper Scissors and it intrigued me. So I figured I'd give it a shot. The idea is to cut images in inchies and mount them on a canvas. So first I graphed out the canvas and found out that I would need 99 inchies!!

Then I decided that my inchies would be things that represent me or that make me happy. So I made an inchie stencil out of a piece of plastic and started looking for pics. It is a lot harder than you would think to find things that are able to be identified when cut into an inchie.
It probably took a couple of weeks of searching images in mags and catalogs etc. And I used some words from an old dictionary. But finally I got 99 and there they are all mounted with matte gel medium.

Next you're supposed to start painting in between them with a paint marker, but I don't have one so I am using a brush and some Topaz metallic craft paint.
I'll keep you posted about the next steps.