Mixed media art doll "Minuet"is made with sari ribbon, wire, fibers, clay, porcelain, found objects. Minuet is a ballroom dance (French in origin) that was popular in the 18th century. I learned this dance when I was in much younger.
I came across a few photos of some art quilts I created a few years back and thought I would share them with you.
The art quilt below was created these past few days. I am finding that I like to work with taking away color instead of adding color to a piece. Adding lighter layers to find that right composition.
I've just recently started to get back printmaking and I wanted to share with you a valuable piece of equipment my hubby made me to help in my carving. This is an adjustable carving easel that has eased all of my neck and upper back pain. The wooden pegs are adjustable so it can accommodate varying sizes of plates. When not in use, it folds up flat for easy storing.
I worked on two linoleum blocks this past weekend and did some printing. A sample of a few of my bird drawings. I was even able to use up some of my left over ink to try my hand at a drawing a monoprint image, which is the Madonna image upper left
I made a few attempts are dry point etching last night. The image on the right was the result of over wiping and the bird image on the left was a more successful print. I think I need to use Q-tips to spot wipe more detailed areas.
This female figure print was done last year and I re-posted with some photomanipulation to give it a different twist.
The black and white monoprint piece came about when I was in my studio getting ready to print and while shuffling my prints around I came up with this composition. They are two seperate monoprints that have been sewn together and then collage with fibers and thread.
Another doll in the works. The dress is of cheese cloth material and the arms are a combination wire and ceramic.
I have been staining my clay pieces this morning and wanted to share some of the fruits of my labor!
Me and my daughter spent the day at the Burlington Antique Show that happens Spring - Fall. The were lots of goodies to look at. It was well attended and the weather was beautiful.
This one vendor had a two cases of vintage dolls, but was more than I was willing to pay, but were cool to look at.
A new art doll completed this past week. The legs are part of a compass and have been wired to hang as legs for a while. They were waiting for the right body.