I tend to gravitate toward the same colors when I work on these tattooed people- almost always some red, and then black and blue. Sometimes I feel the need to force myself to do something different- so, orange and brown! Aren’t her star and moon pants amazing?!
Doves on her breast and geese on her arm.
Politics again. Well, we won on the health care for now but yikes, so many other things. It is easy to get disheartened.
I made the WTF fellow and photographed him at the beginning of the month. Then I decided I should make an entire rally! It’s been an interesting experience. I’ve written about how uninspired and creatively dead I’d been feeling since November, but once I started thinking about this project, I was on a roll! I got excited about making a range of people- race, gender, species(mermen, greenmen!) and I found my focus.
The most difficult part was coming up with my protest signs. I was limited to 12, small signs so not too many words, I wanted to stay mostly positive, SO many issues to choose from… in the end I figured don’t overthink and just get the photos taken!
I am inspired by both Salley Mavor and Mary Engelbreit speaking out about what’s been happening in our country. It is not the time to be silent. I never would have guessed that those 2 would be my most politically vocal social media friends.
And here they all are!
This is the last piece I finished for a project I’ve been working on- a group photo which I will post tomorrow.
She has a funny, kind of smirky smile.
I considered redoing it but then decided I liked it and it gave her some feisty personality.
She has a dog covering her entire chest.
She has another animal on her arm but I’ve never been able to figure out exactly what animal it is- a badger maybe?
I will be putting all available pieces into my etsy shop this afternoon.
I will update this when they are live. (now)
This is the first time I’ve made a dark-skin tattooed lady. Getting things dyed to colors that work for skin tones is a real challenge.
I embroidered her hair design.
This outdoor photo shows the color in her pants the best. Pretty fancy!
She is the last one for now- #132 for 2016. I might make something after Christmas or I might just sit on the sofa a read for a week or so! Happy all the Holidays! I hope everyone gets a break and some time to relax.
And all three!
She is available in my etsy shop but today is the last day that I will be packing things up and shipping, before Christmas.
Still finishing up some pieces that I promised to make before the end of the year. Sometimes those promises are really only to myself but still…
My big show is over but I never finished posting all the dolls!
The show was fantastic- I finished up last night feeling excited and energized and it’s been a long while since that has been the case. Hurray! Also, the tattooed people did not sell so I have lots available if you are interested in getting one. I will be posting them on to etsy as soon as I can but I have such a backlog of work in all the rest of my life (hello laundry!) that it might be a few days. I thought I’d try something different. I am going to post groups to Instagram and people can message me through the various sites (instagram, facebook, twitter) or email me – firstname.lastname@example.org. It’ll be an experiment.