Wednesday, May 24, 2017

So I'm still on this painting kick

So last week I started this 24 X 30 inch canvas.  Not really sure where I was heading.

Took a little mini vacation and jumped right back in.   I'm having fun experimenting with different mediums.

Yesterday I spent most of the afternoon painting.  I totally love where this is going.  Just hope I don't over work it.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Still side tracked and painting

Isn't it great when something grabs you so hard you can't stop?!?  Well this is my fifth little canvas that I have painted.  Can you tell I'm having fun?!?  I have listed them at my Etsy store.  

Learning new things as I go and listening to some great audio books.  Life is good!

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Side tracked again

Some days you get side tracked.  Today was one of those days.  I see all these wonderful things on Pinterest or Instagram that I want, when all you really need is some inspiration.

So I got inspired and dove in.  Love my little painting.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Finally some shoes

Funny how life goes on and not every day is a creative venture.  Today I finally started on the shoes.  I'm real happy with how they add to the over all look of my latest Troll.  It helps if you have a good book to listen to.  I just finished listening to Anansi Boys.  Getting lost in creating and the story.  Hopefully it won't be long now that she'll be done.

Oh' almost forgot.  The shoes are made from a t-shirt scrap.  Then painted with Sobo glue, which dries clear and gives the shoe a little stiffness.

Friday, April 07, 2017

Oh the hair

Yesterday I worked on what kind of hair this lovely lady would like to have.  I dug through my wool roving and found the perfect white long Karakul.  Ready to weft. I made up some sections and pinned them to her head.  

Not real thrilled?!?  

Then I looked up yarn hair, that was OK but still not what I wanted. 

Lastly, I ended up using scraps from a T-shirt, cut 1/4" strips, pulled it and voila.................................that was it.  It's just pinned and I will have to figure out how I want to attach it.  Plus I will need to make some tail hair.  Then off to the shoes and maybe a few more treasures on her head.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

The Journey continues on............

Doing a lot of hand sewing on this little lady!  Yesterday I started the forest. Not sure quite how to begin?!?  But then it just happened.

I love how where this is going!  Trees are made from a recycled T-shirt, as is the little mushroom. I think its time to give her shoes and hair and then maybe a few more forest things.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Continuing on.....

Every day I spend a little time working on my new Troll.  She's coming along nicely and I'm very happy with the peaceful vibe that she gives.