Monday, 22 June 2015

Latest Lino

I think its fair to say I've been rather busy lately. I got the ink and rollers out and did a serious session of printing last Friday morning and have been spending a bit of time this evening working on the Etsy shop. I went to an Etsy workshop at The Station a few weekends ago and it really was inspirational, it gave me a bit of a boost to really give it a go and try to forget about all the worries of failing or not succeeding that can be so hard to push to the back of my mind. I just want to make, make, make things and prints and images that I love and if someone else loves them too, thats great. I'm just itching to paint and print and be creative and it's a wonderful feeling even if I often/normally have to 'hold that thought' until later when Ezra and Laurel are asleep or out with Daddy.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Laurels doll...stuffed, temporarily bald

Pleased with how quickly Laurel's doll (who needs a name,  I guess) is coming together... Ok, so she may be bald and her body shape reminds me a bit of E.T, but I reckon she'll look lovely with a head of hair and a pretty dress.

Friday, 12 June 2015

Laurel's doll (so far)

Having discovered that Laurel rather likes playing with baby dolls at playgroup I had the idea of attempting to make her one myself. A nice soft cuddly one is surely better than a creepy looking plastic one? Since starting the Wednesday art group I have been saying I want to tackle a sewing project and have finally thought of something I want to do. 

I don't think I've really looked at a sewing machine since I tried and failed to use one on my Art foundation course. It really is a lot easier and more fun than I remember; I was quite prepared for the doll not to go quite to plan but so far, it is actually looking pretty much how it did in my head. Pleasantly surprised... More posts to come.

rosy cheeks

arms and legs