First we’ve got a barn with a rooster on the mug.
Those tiny sheep were a challenge!
And this design is something I’ve pondered for a long while. I wanted to do a night scene. I even found those wonderful star pins at Tale of the Yak, when I was in San Francisco last summer. And then, to bring it all together, I found this black teacup at the thrift store and so it happened.
Not too Halloween-y I think.
The weather today was back to summer (mid-80′s) here in the Boston area. Look who visited my garden-
I don’t see many monarch butterflies anymore so this made me very happy.
This doll is of the night garden-
Use your imagination though- no photographing with dark backgrounds… The dark colors are hard enough to show!
I think her upper torso tree, leaf applique looks like a shawl or stole.
Back view- because I am always curious about the back of everything-
On the steps where the colors are often better-
Now I have finished the lady dolls that had been in limbo since last November- so forlorn. Onto the next thing!
When I change direction and am trying to get in the groove- from girl dolls which are about the clothes, to baby dolls which are about applique and surface decoration- I find it useful to step back and start with a design I have explored before. That gets me thinking and going in the new direction but hopefully not getting overwhelmed or lost.
I love the night babies so I start there. Here are some earlier ones-
This doll was amazingly hard to photograph. If I wanted to show the details on the body, the face got washed out. Face right? Body ended up too dark. So I mixed them up to give a good idea.