This is kind of a long post with lots of pictures (I like pictures) and links about kind of smallish creatures...... ;)
I want to share this other soft spot of mine, my other desire, a possible challenge ? something I really want to give a serious go a little more at some stage. I started the odd project over the years and some of those are still waiting patiently (as if they have a choice ? - see pics of them below-) to be finished .... if I ever will, because by the time I make some time for them I have other ideas about them already. Now, with having the school holiday kids program in my Art studio for the last 2 weeks, I had been looking for something "simple" to do myself and I made up some super simple calico shapes and stuffed them and started painting little faces. The first two born the other day, I gave wings and they became little angels
(a little like my Matryoshka dolls I did a few years ago)
the last one is a free little spirit and I really dig her!
But seriously, I have been admiring very special dolls for quite a while now. I would love to make some of these really really GR8 and amazingly beautiful dolls. I am in love with the out-of-this-world-oh-so-super-gorgeousilistic dolls by Nefer Kane
and the tender, fine faces by Paulette Goodreau
but also the grungier folky-arty cloth dolls by some dollmakers like Gritty Jane, and the Steampunky ones by Paula Nerhus and there are so many more.
|Tim Burton - dollmaker extraordinaire|
Of course I understand that it takes time and practise and YEARS of improvement, just like painting and sketching and everything else for that matter. So .... one day .... I guess when my days have 48 hours and my weeks have 21 days and I will be immortal hehe......but before all that, I WILL make some more "simple" dolls for sure
|cloth doll wip 1|
|same doll wip 2|
|face done ?|
|not happy with the nose, but ah well|
|want to finish her regardless|
|see where she ended up, stuck in a pot with legs up and all ?|
|this one is even an earlier one, kinda creepy actually....|