Friday, December 14, 2007

Christmas Kiss

The shape of this gal makes me think of Hershey's Chocolate Kisses. Even though I haven't quite finished her, I decided to post anyway. You would think that with the size of my stash, I would find some kind of embellishment, but not so. I am thinking red and green ribbons on top. I have no red or green ribbon so back to the store I go tomorrow.

Look at the paisley swirls dancing around her face. I just love that.

I've been busy. Currently I have two unfinished dolls, one of which, is an Icicle Doll. This one really looks like an icicle (not an ice cream cone). Same old problem though. Can't find anything suitable to finish her and it has to be great because she is one of the lovliest dolls I've made, IMHO.

My studio is finished as far as my contractor's work is concerned. The rest is up to me. I have to give it a thorough vacuuming and then start filling up all those shelves that he built for me. Then I'm going to make curtains for the two windows. I live in the country and don't really need curtains, but they're nice to have at night in the winter for the cosy factor. My good friend J, gave me metres and metres of some vintage fabric that is complimentary to my wall colour, so why not. Can't complain about the price either.

My niece L, over at Wine, Wool and Whoppers says she will be posting something "I" have inspired her to create so I will be checking her blog periodly throughout the day to see what it is. Can't wait.


littlewanda said...

How do you do the faces? I would to do some of my own and have no idea!

Cotton Picker said...

Little Wanda: I've always loved to draw faces, from when I a very young child.

Currently, on my dolls and ormaments, I draw the faces on muslin with permanent ink pens. For more colour options, I want to paint faces with acrylics, but I can't seem to control a brush as well as the pens. It's all a matter of practice, practice, practice, so I am sure I will master the brush as well.

I would say to you just start drawing on paper and keep at it. Don't give up. You will improve as you do more and more.

Although we have lots of options with rubber stamps and various image transfer methods, if you are able to draw you own, the sky's the limit.

Good luck and thank you for your interest.


Cotton Picker

littlewanda said...

Thank you!