Saturday, January 31, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
a couple summers ago i started dipping my "retired" dolls in exterior latex house paint. they become outdoor sculptures, and i've been watching their progress through the seasons. i have a few in my backyard, and i will be observing one that has been outdoors since last year in a key west garden. it's an art experiment!
Monday, January 26, 2009
i've always handpainted my doll's faces. they've gone from having eyes closed (dreaming) to eyes open, and this latest style is one that i am trying for now. it's a bit less detailed, and also the haircolor is lighter than earlier dolls. i work best when i have all my "ingredients" ready to go - all the dresses, all the faces, all the elements needed to put together a doll. i'm always happy when the trusty glue gun is hot and ready to go!
Sunday, January 25, 2009
this shot was taken at harrison gallery in key west, june 2006. my work is still there, even though i have left the tropical sunshine. i miss being able to ride my bike over to the gallery, with spirit dolls in the basket and my daughter in the bike seat. i'm grateful to have those memories!