Three babies, enjoying the day.
You know I am getting ready for a show. Shows are a place to introduce new people to my art but they are also expensive. So, I try to have a range of dolls to show people what I do, and enough work available for sale to make the endeavor financially sound. That is why I have been working like a crazy woman since the beginning of the year! I have to admit that my brain is getting tired and I sometimes feel as if my creative well has run dry. What do I do then? I go back and look at my old favorites. I work on a new version, thinking about what it was that made it a favorite. It works every time!
I didn’t quite get this baby finished before I left for LA so I brought it along as a demo doll. I figured I’d finish it while I was out there. Nope, more than a month later and I finally finished the last few details yesterday.
Yes, it has been more than a month since I have finished any of my dolls. I’ve got a ton of work in progress but now it is time to get some pieces finished! In less than a month, I will be heading down to Washington, DC for the Smithsonian Craft Show and I am feeling the pressure. There won’t be any dolls available for sale until after that show, so that means the beginning of May.
Look- signs of melting and Spring! There is hope!
This is a version of the poppy baby that I made last September. This one is muted in tones that I can imagine you’d see in moonlight.
Oh the poor tattooed men, waiting and waiting!
But, I had to get to work on some swaddled babies- I am off to California soon to teach the class so I need to make a few to refresh my memory and help me organize all my tools and supplies. If you are near LA and interested in joining the class, I believe there are a few seats left.
Sweet sleepy baby face-
I thought I was done but then 2 more got designed! This one is Poppy-
All the flowers and leaves are cashmere and I love how they are soft and will move around when you run your hand over their softness. The background green is boiled wool; not so soft but an excellent color.
I keep forgetting to mention that I have a pattern for the swaddled babies in my etsy shop, in case you are inspired to make your own.