November 15, 2009
October 13, 2009
hey everyone :)
I haven't blogged in over a month and so much has changed in that time. I have moved to Derby, England to do my MA in Art Therapy. I love the city and the course is great so far although it requires a lot of reading which I can't seem to convince myself to do. What's great though is that we get our own little workspace to produce artwork which will be exhibited at the end of the course. I have an idea for a doll animation and i plan to start working on it as soon as possible.
I've been working a few things that i plan to put up in my etsy shop. I actually share a kitchen with five other people now so baking polymer clay is not as easy. Also apparently the oven here is different to the one i had at home and the first time i tried to bake clay i burned it, filling the kitchen with dark smoke and toxic fumes! Fortunatelly they didn't kick me out and my next attempts were a lot more successful. However i guess it will be better for everyone if i don't bake clay in the shared kitchen. I thought of trying paperclay but i can't find any local store that sells it here so i might have to order some online.
Anyway, here are the two dollies i'm working on:
yes, my room is actually this messy right now. i need to start tidying. or reading. but before i do that, i just realized that i never posted pictures of the journals i made. i thought it'd be quite funny to have a doll stare at you while you write.
three of them are still in the shop.
well, i guess that's all for now
August 26, 2009
August 20, 2009
I spent four wonderful days on this lovely island called Serifos. A lot of sun, sea, sand, wind (ok, that was a bit annoying, especially in combination with the sand!), good food and great company. Everything was so great, I wish it could have lasted longer.
It's been several days since I've come back and I have two new dolls ready but I thought my holiday deserved a post of its own. (that and i haven't photographed my dolls yet!)
and that's a happy looking me on holiday. i just noticed it looks like I'm wearing braces but that's actually my hair getting in front of my face!
i'll be back with a post about my new dolls soon
take care :)
August 02, 2009
I had a lot of fun making these!
These busts are aprox. 17cm (6.5 inches) tall. They are the first item that I've listed in my Etsy shop. I know I said I would set up my shop after I had moved to my new place but it seems I couldn't wait that long. August 1st seemed like a nice date to start something!
Btw, I realise that they're not technically busts but I'm calling them that because I don't think there is a more appropriate word for what they are. Or maybe my English is not that good! Feel free to correct me :)
July 28, 2009
July 16, 2009
So, here she is! My new doll Aquamarine, made for the ADO 4 elements challenge.
paper boats and jellyfish are two of my favourite things to draw and i use them as symbols in my creations quite often. i had never used them in a doll before though, so this challenge was a great opportunity to do that. i'm happy with how she turned out (although i wish i had made her hair longer). i hope you like her as well! you can see pictures of her in various stages in my previous post.
i can't wait to see the rest of the dolls created for the challenge! but i guess i'll have to wait until tomorrow :)
step I: the wire and aluminum foil armature