Thursday, May 28, 2009
last night as i put my daughter to sleep, i noticed this beautiful shadow being made on the ceiling by the nightlight. it's very feminine...like a full-figured woman dancer. it got me thinking about my current spirit doll shape, and even further about why i feel "stuck" and not entirely inspired to make my next batch of dolls. maybe i need to go in a new direction with their form. rounder heads? curvier arms? more flowing dresses? something is going to change, i can feel it.
this spirit doll is definitely a goddess. her crimson velvet dress fabric came from a historic home on my town's main street. the sparkly hat is from a costume designer and former ballerina i met in key west. my french fairy godmother sylvie, who lives in nyc, sent the mesh fabric i used to overlay the velvet. she is posing in front of a bloodroot leaf.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
women and their shoes...an undeniable attraction. something i love as much as dollmaking is illustration, and this fabric reminds me of something i would draw. the glamorous faux fur collar is snipped from a hat i found at a yard sale one weekend. the bright red button is from a collection i have that seems to magically replenish itself.