I finished Jacquie this weekend. I have got to figure out how to make my pictures small enough to fit on this website. I tried making the pixels less and tried to make the pictures smaller, but I still haven’t gotten the size to where I can put it on this website. Anyway…I used yarn for her hair and some eyelash yarn for straps for a sundress. I think she turned out pretty cool. She has beads in her hair as well. I am pretty proud of my job.
I finished one of my “Life Is A Beach” paintings. I have to get a frame now and get it ready to take on October 3. I did the sky, water, and beach. I have a hand that is black, red, yellow, white, and green in the right top corner. From that hand down onto the three areas, I have stripes and dots to show the colors that fall down into the areas. I am pretty happy with the work. Whether anyone else will like it is up to the judges next week.
I am going to try and work on the other painting that I started for “Life Is A Beach”. It started out really well and then I added umbrellas. I am not sure the umbrellas work, but I will continue to work on it and see what happens when it is finished.
I got out my patterns that I have for a mermaid, an angel, an odd shaped doll, and a head with shoulders. I want to try and do some beading and doll making. I also want to work some hair onto this new doll head. I made some larger and smaller heads. I have to figure out how to get them into some sort of artwork. I think my first piece to try and bead will be the mermaid. I have some clay and molds so I could make her a face. Or I could just stamp a face on the fabric or a piece of paper and put it on the doll. I will just have to experiment. I did get out the material last night and cut it. I have a huge piece of muslin and that is my material. I just cut the size I wanted. I am going to paint the fabric. I will try for a turquoise, aqua, and blue background. Swirls. Then I will draw the mermaid in the center and try my beading process. I am thinking about adding a thin piece of batting to the back. I have done that before in several other projects I did. The batting seems to keep the material from pulling and it gives a more secure backing for the beading. I am doing to frame this mermaid. It will not be made into a doll or anything. At least for my first attempt. Maybe after this one I will try a doll.
Well…I am fresh out of ideas now to write about. I am going to have to get someone to help me with getting my pictures on this blog.