Sunday, January 30, 2011

One World One Heart (2011)


It's that time of year again for a tour of the "blogosphere". If you're not familiar with the event, click here for the details. You may even want to join in the fun yourself, but you must have a blog to participate.

Below is my giveaway which is typical of the art that I produce. I like to mostly work with fabrics. I have a special affection for cats but I make dolls and other things as well. I give every one of my creations a human face.

Here then is my giveaway, a cat with a menacing face. She measures 7 inches in height and 6 inches across at the widest point. She is made from printed cottons. I "painted" the face with inks. She is backed by felt and the edge is embroidered with a blanket stitch. There is a little hook at the back so she can be hung up on a wall. I think she would be especially appropriate for display around Halloween.

If you would like a chance to win her (and you have a blog), all you need to do is leave a comment on this post and your Email address (if it isn't shown somewhere on your blog or profile). I need to be able to contact you if your name is drawn. The draw will be on February 18th.

Good luck and many thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Evil Cat (In Progress)

This is my giveaway for the One World One Heart event. I will do a separate post about it when the blog hopping begins on January 30th.

I had a great idea for a bushy tail but after I studied this cat for a while, I thought that I just had to leave well enough alone. My planned tail treatment would have detracted from the subtle shading in the fabric. Why mess with perfection? :)

I can't always do cute - must toss in something "dark" once in a while too. This would make a great Halloween ornament.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Blue Muslin Doll

I started this doll last year. How good it feels to have it completed today. This was supposed to be my giveaway for the One World One Heart project, but I'm seriously having second thoughts. I want to keep it for myself. It looks great against our blue bedroom wall and I'm pretty sure I can have that ominous looking face in there without fear of nightmares. :)

It's made of muslin and printed cottons and mostly machine stitched. The size is approximately 18"x6". It's flat and meant to hang on a wall. (Click on the image for a larger view).

Friday, January 7, 2011

Junk Mail

This kind of junk mail I can handle. Carla Trujillo, who makes art dolls out of "junk" and whose work I very much admire, sent me some of her "junk" and challenged me to create something.

Lots of possibilities here. This is going to be very interesting.