I’m continuing to work on pieces that were part-way finished before I left for Washington at the end of April. It makes me feel as though I am actually accomplishing something when I am being distracted by lots of other things like the garden and clothes-making. There are never enough hours in the day.
A very complicated scene on his chest (and arms and back).
Blue eyes, blue kilt.
Dancing ladies and gentlemen.
A removable kilt- buttons and inside snap.
Ahem, what is he looking at?!
This is a very fun fabric with all the partying skeletons.
I’m needing a little green in the middle of January.
I got inspired to give him a head garland by this photo in Arcadia Britannica, a book of modern British folklore portraits.
He has a leaf bead and a variegated embroidered vine belt.
I am doing a big clean-up in my studio and also trying to get some pieces moving along. Where I get tired of one activity, I switch over to the other. So, both are going slowly. Studio cleaning and rearranging is a big chore but I always find forgotten treasures and that makes it SO worth it. Anyway, HeH! I got one finished!
He is a mustache man.
So many skeletons.
I love finding the perfect antique button.
And yes, Christmas is over. Both the tree and my man are out on the porch.
This fellow got finished at the perfect time of year. This fabric is both Day of the Dead and Christmas. I should probably do some research to learn more. What I know for sure is that it is gorgeous.
I think my favorite image is the little skeleton angels.
He has glittery gold rick rack on his belt. The rick rack is left-over from my days making kids costumes.
Happy Halloween everybody!
Octopus tattoos, front and back.
Star Beads and variegated threads.
This fabric makes me laugh every time I work with it!
He has a big horse on his chest, I think the whole toile picture might be a fox hunt.
I have a watch on ebay for my name so when someone lists one of my dolls, I get an email. There are several up there now- some really good ones! It makes me sad that my artwork didn’t find it’s forever home (like a pet, sorry but that is how I feel about them). Hopefully someone else can get a bargain and love them. Just put Mimi Kirchner into the search and hopefully that’ll work.
I love this toile- there is so much going on!